Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry quotes

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Chico Gonzalez
Harry Callahan
Multiple Characters
Scorpio Killer


Mayor: (on phone) The jet must be fueled and ready to go in a half an hour. Skeleton crew, they must be volunteers. Tell them the man is dangerous. Well, here, I'll read you this note which was delivered at 8 O'clock this morning: "To the City of San Francisco. You have double-crossed me for the last time. I'm warning you to have my $200,000 and a jet airplane ready and waiting. I will call Mayor's office at 1 O'clock and tell you about the hostages who I will be happy to kill if you don't do exactly what I say, Scorpio" (pauses) Well, you better have somebody standing by - it could be a false alarm but don't count on it.


Mayor: All right, let's have it.
Callahan: Have what?
Mayor: Your report. What have you been doing?
Callahan: Oh, well for the past three quarters of an hour, I have been sitting on my ass in your outer office, waiting on you.
Bressler: Dammit all, Harry, that's the Mayor you're talking to!...
Mayor: Won't you sit down Inspector Callahan?....There's a madman loose, I've asked you what's being done, fair enough?
Callahan: We've got a dozen men checking identification files, checking on all known extortionists, roof top prowlers, rifle nuts, peepers..
Bressler: Mr. Mayor - we've arranged for rooftop surveillance and helicopter patrols especially around the Catholic churches and schools and in the black area.
Callahan: Ballistics is checking on the slug. We're pretty sure it's a 30 ott 6, 7 lands and grooves, righthand twist...
Bressler: Sir - we're running a computer check on everybody in the files whose birthday falls between October 23rd and November the 21st.
Mayor: Why?
Callahan: Natives of Scorpio.
Mayor: Thank you Inspector. Have any of you mentioned this note to anyone? How about you? (looking at Callahan)
Callahan: Nobody.
Mayor: Your wife, sweetheart,...press?
Callahan: Nobody.
Mayor: All right. Give the message to the Chronicle. We'll agree to pay, but we'll tell him we need time to get the money together.
Callahan: Wait a minute. Do I get this rght? You're gonna play this creep's game?
Mayor: It'll get us more breathing space.
Callahan: It also might get somebody killed. Why don't you let me meet with the son-of-a-bitch?
Chief: No, none of that. You'd end up with a real blood-bath.
Mayor: I agree with the Chief. We'll do it this way, all right?
Bressler: Thank you Mr. Mayor. Come on Callahan, let's go.
Mayor: (calls out) Callahan.
Callahan: Sir?
Mayor: I don't want any more trouble like you had last year in the Fillmore District. Understand? That's my policy.
Callahan: Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard, that's my policy.
Mayor: Intent? How did you establish that?
Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross.
Mayor: [after Callahan has left] I think he's got a point.

Pedestrian: Hey, fruitcake, what do you think you're doing?
Callahan: Get the hell out of the way, hammerhead.

Scorpio: [singing] Row, row, row your boat/gently down the stream/merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...
Bus Kid: Where are we going?
Scorpio: What? What did you say?
Bus Kid: Where are we going?
Scorpio: We're going to the ice-cream factory and see how ice-cream's made. Now anybody who doesn't wanna go can get off right here.
Bus Kid: I wanna go home to my mommy.
Scorpio: [slaps the kid] Stupid kid! Come on sing everyone! Sing or I'll go home and kill all your mommies, sing, sing!

Scorpio: It's very simple. I've got the kids and you start screwing around, the kids start dying. Is the plane ready?
Mayor: The jet is being fueled and ready to go at the airport. The money will be there by the time you get there.
Scorpio: All right, now listen and listen very carefully. I'm going to be driving along nice and easy, just me and a busload of kids. I'm going to turn off on the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. on my way to the Santa Rosa Airport. I don't want to see any police cars, helicopters, whatever. Now if you got the guts to play this game by the rules, the kids will have a nice little plane ride.
Mayor: Well, where are you going?
Scorpio: I'll tell the pilot when I get on the plane. No alerts, nothin'.
Mayor: I guarantee you you will not be molested in any way. I give you my word of honor on it.

Thug 1: What's in the bag, man?
Callahan: You dudes get lost now, ya hear?
Thug 2: Screw the bag.
Thug 1: Yeah, just give us the wallet now.
Callahan: [pulling his gun] You don't listen, do ya, asshole?

[in a letter] The double-crossing San Francisco police made me do this. Now ransom $200,000 in used 10s and 20s. One man with yellow bag, south side, Marina Green, East Harbor, 9 pm, she has oxygen until 3 am tomorrow morning, red panties and bra, nice tits, mole on left thigh. Anything cute and you'll force me to let girl die of slow suffocation. Scorpio

[in a note] To the City of San Francisco - You have double-crossed me for the last time. I'm warning you to have my $200,000 dollars and a jet airplane ready and waiting. I will call the Mayor's Office at one o'clock and tell you about the hostages who I will be happy to kill if you don't do exactly what I say. Scorpio.

[in note to the mayor] To the City of San Francisco, I will enjoy killing one person every day until you pay me one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). If you agree say so tomorrow morning in Personal Column San Francisco Chronicle and I will set up meeting. If I do not hear from you it will be my next pleasure to kill a Catholic priest or a ****. Scorpio

[in the hospital, with a battered face] They tried to frame me with the Deacon girl murder, and now they're trying to murder me - and look at me, just look at me. I'm supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and just look at what they did to me. Everywhere I go, cops follow me - and just look at me.

[to a school bus driver] Hear me, you old hag, I'm telling you to drive or I'll decorate this bus with your brains.

[to Callahan, on the phone] If I even think you're being followed, the girl dies. If you talk to anyone, I don't care if it's a Pekinese pissing against a lamppost, the girl dies...No car. I give you a certain amount of time to go from phone booth to phone booth. I ring four times. You don't answer by the fourth ring, I hang up and that's the end of the game. The girl dies...Cop!...I hope you're not stupid.

[to Callahan] Freeze cop. Now, left hand, pull out your gun. [Harry pulls out his .44 Magnum] My, that's a big one.

[to Callahan] No, don't pass out on me now cop! No, no, no, no, no. Do we understand each other? I said do we understand each other? Listen up cop, I changed my mind. I'm going to kill the girl after all, I just wanted you to know that.

[to Gonzalez] Sociology? Oh, you'll go far - that's if you live...Just don't let your college degree get you killed 'cause I'm liable to get killed along with ya.