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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) Quotes

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Man Who Wasn't There stopped airing in 1970.

It features Coen brothers as producer, Carter Burwell in charge of musical score, and Roger Deakins as head of cinematography.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in Plain list Each episode of The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) is 116 minutes long. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) is distributed by Plain list and *USA Films; Entertainment Film Distributors (United Kingdom) .

The cast includes: Tony Shalhoub as Reidenschneider, Billy Bob Thornton as Ed Crane, Michael Badalucco as Frank, Billy Bob Thornton as Ed, Scarlett Johansson as Birdy Abundas, James Gandolfini as Big Dave Brewster, Jon Polito as Creighton Tolliver, Frances McDormand as Doris Crane, Katherine Borowitz as Ann Nirdlinger, and Christopher Kriesa as Officer Persky.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001 film) Quotes

Billy Bob Thornton as Ed Crane

  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Frank."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Huh?"
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "This hair."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Yeah."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "You ever wonder about it?"
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Whuddya mean?"
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I don't know -- How it keeps on coming. It just keeps growing."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Yeah, lucky for us, huh pal?"
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "No, I mean it's growing, it's part of us. And we cut it off. And we throw it away."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Come on, Eddie, you're gonna scare the kid."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I'm gonna take his hair and throw it out in the dirt."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "What the --"
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I'm gonna mingle it with common house dirt."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "What the hell are you talking about?"
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I don't know. Skip it."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "It's like pulling away from the maze. While you're in the maze, you go through willy nilly, turning where you think you have to turn; banging into the dead ends. One thing after another. But you get some distance on it, and all those twists and turns, why, they're the shape of your life. It's hard to explain. But seeing it whole gives you some peace."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Doris and I went to church once a week. Usually Tuesday night."
  • (Bingo Caller) "B-9. I-29."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "My wife and I have not performed the sex act in many years."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I don't know where I'm being taken. I don't know what I'll find, beyond the earth and sky. But I'm not afraid to go. Maybe the things I don't understand will be clearer there, like when a fog blows away. Maybe Doris will be there. And maybe there I can tell her all those things they don't have words for here."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Sooner or later everyone needs a haircut."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "He told them to look not at the facts, but at the meaning of the facts. Then he said the facts had no meaning."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "There they were. All going about their business. It seemed like I knew a secret, a bigger one even than what had really happened to Big Dave. Something none of them knew. Like I had made it to the outside somehow, and they were all still struggling way down below."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Me, I don't talk much -- I just cut the hair."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Life has dealt me some bum cards. Or maybe I just haven't played 'em right, I don't know."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Heavens to Betsy, Birdy."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "Frank Raffo, my brother-in-law, was the principle barber, and man could he talk. Now maybe if you're 11 or 12 years old, Frank's got an interesting point of view. But sometimes he got on my nerves."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "It was only a couple weeks later she suggested getting married. I said, "Don't you want to get to know me more?" She said, "Why? Does it get better?" She looked at me like I was a dope, which I never really minded from her. And she had a point, I guess. We knew each other as well then as now. Anyway, well enough."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I went to see a woman who was supposed to have powers of communicating with those who had "passed across" as she called it. She said that people who had passed across were picky about who they communicated with, not like most people you run into on this side. So you needed a guide, someone with a gift for talking to souls."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I was the principal barber now. I hired a new man for the second chair. I'd hired the guy who did the least gabbing when he came in for an interview, but I guess the new man had only kept quiet because he was nervous. Once he had the job he talked from the minute I opened the shop in the morning until I locked up at night. For all I know, he talked to himself on the way home."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I was turning into Ann Nirdlinger, Big Dave's wife. I had to turn my back on the old lady, on the veils, on the ghosts, on the dead. Before they all sucked me in."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I was a ghost. I didn't see anyone. No one saw me. I was the barber."

Tony Shalhoub as Reidenschneider

  • (Tony Shalhoub) "Call for a Mistrial, your Honour."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "No talking out of school. What's out of school? Everything's out of school. I do the talking. You keep your trap shut. I'm an attorney. You're a barber. You don't know anything."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "The more you look, the less you really know. It's a fact, a true fact. In a way, it's the only fact there is."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "Science. Perception. Reality. Doubt. Reasonable doubt."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "You're okay, pal. You're okay, she's okay, everything's gonna be hunky -- And the, and the flapjacks, honey."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "Ladies and gentlemen, members of the jury, citizens of Santa Rosa, we've just heard from the district attorney a rather lurid description of a truly despicable man."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "I had to hand it to him. He tossed a lot of sand in their eyes. He talked about how I'd lost my place in the universe. How I was too ordinary to be the criminal mastermind the D.A. made me out to be, how there was some greater scheme at work that the state had yet to unravel. And he threw in some of the old truth stuff he hadn't had the chance to trot out for Doris."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "One may at first look at these lines and see only the chaos of a work of modern art."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "He told them to look at me, look at me close. That the closer they looked, the less sense it would all make."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "Look closely at him. This human, this barber."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "That I wasn't the kind of guy to kill a guy, that I was the barber, for Christ's sake. I was just like them, an ordinary man. Guilty of living in a world that had no place for me, yeah. Guilty of wanting to be a dry cleaner, sure. But not of murder."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "But most specifically, this is a barber's dilemma. For he is modern man."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "He said I was modern man."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "He is your reflection."
  • (Billy Bob Thornton) "And if they voted to convict me, they'd be practically cinching the noose around their own necks. He told them to look not at the facts, but at the meaning of the facts. And then he said the facts had no meaning. It was a pretty good speech. Even had me going, until Frankie interrupted it."
  • (Tony Shalhoub) "You say he was being blackmailed, by who? You don't know. For having an affair, with who? You don't know. Did anyone else know about it? Probably not, you don't know."

Christopher Kriesa as Officer Persky

  • (Christopher Kriesa) "Crap detail --"

Scarlett Johansson as Birdy Abundas

  • (Scarlett Johansson) "You know what you are? An enthusiast."

Michael Badalucco as Frank

  • (Michael Badalucco) "I never want to see another blueberry pie. I never even want to hear those words. Don't say those words Ed. Don't say those words --"
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Did you pump it? You can't pump it. That'll just flood it."
  • (Customer) "Ya gotta pump it. Ya can't just hold it down. That'll flood it."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "You crazy? You pumped it?"
  • (Customer) "Well, ya can't hold it down."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Just turn the key."
  • (Customer) "Not when it's cold."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "Well, if it's cold, choke it."
  • (Customer) "And pump it."
  • (Michael Badalucco) "What kind of a man are you?"

Frances McDormand as Doris Crane

  • (Frances McDormand) "Life is so god**** wonderful you almost won't believe it. It's a bowl of god**** cherries --"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Good luck with your god**** cherries."

Katherine Borowitz as Ann Nirdlinger

  • (Katherine Borowitz) "Knowledge can be a curse."

James Gandolfini as Big Dave Brewster

  • (James Gandolfini) "Japs had us pinned down in Buna for something like six weeks. Well, I gotta tell ya, I thought we had it tough, but, Jesus, we had supply. They were eating grubs, nuts, thistles. When we finally up and bust off the beach we found Arnie Bragg, kid missing on recon; the Japs had eaten the sonofabitch, if you'll pardon the, uh -- And this was a scrawny, pimply kid too, nothin' to write home about. I mean, I never would've, ya know, so what do I say, honey? When I don't like dinner, what do I say? I say, 'Jesus, honey, Arnie Bragg; again '?"

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