THIS PAGE WILL EVENTUALLY CONTAIN MICHAEL'S BEST LINES FROM ALL OF HIS FILMS
1969 THE ITALIAN JOB
"It's a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is, we all work together as a team.
- and that means you do everything I say"
"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
"Hang on a minute lads, I got a great idea"
1970 TOO LATE THE HERO
"Yes, I hear you Sir ....... and so will the Japs if you don't keep your bloody voice down"
"And if you want to start playing bloody heroes, I've got another problem for you. I'm not bloody well coming with you"
1970 THE LAST VALLEY
"One moment alive, one moment dead ........."
"You are young, so you're impatient. Be patient puppy, wait your turn to die"
"God and the serpent have joined hands and we are all kicked out of Eden"
"Well then, your sympathy and my money should get together and do business ..."
"Ask a Highlander what he thinks of a Campbell and he'll have to spit before he tells you!"
1975 THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
"Detriments you call us? Detriments?! Well I want to remind you it was detriments like us that built this bloody empire!"
"Not before the others, not after the others, WITH the bloody others!"
"Bluff it out, polish our buttons and leather, stuff ramrods up our jacksies and look bold. Like we did when we were on charges for drunk and resisting the guard"
"These here, make the jewels in the Tower of London look like cheap family heirlooms"
1977 SILVER BEARS
"OK, now there are a number of things we can do. One, we can go home and tell Joe that his entire $3,000,000 has disappeared and that we are very sorry. He will be extremely sympathetic of course and I will wind up standing on the bottom of Lake Tahoe with cement boots on. Two, I skip town and spend the rest of my life running and hiding. Not as bad as one, but still ........... (shakes hand). Three, we stay here and make the best of what we've got .......................... nothing".
"Didn't you hear what I said? We are taking everything you've got! For Pete's sake! You're being screwed, you might at least get angry!"
1983 EDUCATING RITA
"Drunk? Of course, I'm drunk. You don't expect me to teach this when I'm sober?"
"Did you know that Macbeth was a maggoty apple? Not many people know that!"
"It doesn't look like a mess to me. Just different piles of wonderful stuff."
1990 A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
"Oh my God ........................ what a shock"
"So you've decided to have me removed, piece by piece. A privilege here, a responsibility there, never enough to fight over.
Just a subtle drain of power, right? Well let me tell you something, Bobster, you don't know the first fucking thing about power.
I have more power in this hand than all you fucking know"