Repo Man

Repo Man quotes

47 total quotes (ID: 966)

J. Frank Parnell
Otto Maddox

An ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations. A repo man spends his life getting into tense situations.

Miller: John Wayne was a fag.
Repo Men: The hell he was!
Miller: He was, too, you boys. I installed two-way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood, and he came to the door in a dress.
Oly: That don't mean nothing, Miller. A lot of straight guys like to watch their buddies ****. I know I do.
Otto Plettschner: Damn straight!
Note: This may be an allusion to Raymond Burr, who, according to the biography, "Hiding in Plain Sight", came to the door to let in a workman wearing a pink robe. "When the workers came to my house on Monday, I asked them how the meeting went on Sunday and they said 'fine,' but I could sense something was off-base," Hiller said. "They didn't have the enthusiasm that they had before, or which I expected. I kept at them, 'What's the matter?' Turned out they were going to do the work, but when they knocked and Raymond opened the door, he was wearing a pink bathrobe. And that put the one who just loved him away."

A lot o' people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch o' unconnected incidents 'n things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice o' coincidence that lays on top o' everything. Give you an example; show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate o' shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.

Agent Rogersz: It happens sometimes. People just explode . . . natural causes.

Bud: Credit is a sacred trust, it's what our free society was founded on! Do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia? I said do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia!?
Otto Maddox: They don't pay bills in Russia, it's all free.
Bud: What are you, a ****in' Commie?
Otto Maddox: No, I aint no Commie!
Bud: I don't want no Commies in my car! [pause] No Christians, either!

Otto Plettschner: Some people ain't cut out to be a repo man. Why don't you smarten up?
Otto Maddox: **** you, Plettschner!
Otto Plettschner: Don't say "**** you" to me! Don't you know who I am?
Otto Maddox: You're Plettschner.
Otto Plettschner: Damn right! Otto Plettschner. Three times decorated in two world wars! I was killing people while you were still swimming around in your father's balls! You little scumbag! I worked five years in a slaughterhouse, and ten years as a prison guard in Attica!
Otto Maddox: So what?
Otto Plettschner: "So what"? Never say "**** you" to me, because you haven't earned the right yet!
Lite: Hey kid, I need a contract driver.
Otto Plettschner: See what I mean, punk?
Otto Maddox: **** you!
Otto Plettschner: **** you!

Mr. Humphries: It's been brought to my attention that you're not paying attention to the way you space the cans. Many young men, of your age, in these uncertain times...Otto, are you paying attention to me?
Cop: Hey! He's talking to you.
Otto Maddox: **** you!

Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense! Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year! They oughta have 'em, too.

Otto Maddox: I had this wild, ****ing dream last night.
Kevin: I'll bet.
Otto Maddox: It was with you and me and we were working in this sleazy, shithole motel down in Miami, Florida. And we were bellhops. And we were 65 years old. It was so real. It was was real, it was realistic, you know?
Kevin: Yeah, and then what? You woke up in a puddle?
Otto Maddox: **** you.

Kevin: There's ****in' room to move as a fry cook. I could be manager in two years! King! God!

Motorcycle Cop: What ya' got in the trunk?
J. Frank Parnell: don't wanna look in there.

I shall not cause harm to any vehicle nor the personal contents thereof, nor through inaction let that vehicle or the personal contents thereof come to harm. It's what I call the Repo Code, kid. Don't forget it--etch it in your brain. Not many people got a code to live by anymore.

[Duke has been shot in a botched hold-up]
Duke: The lights are growing dim. I know a life of crime led me to this sorry fate... And yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.
Otto Maddox: Bullshit! You're a white suburban punk, just like me!
Duke [gasping for breath]: But it still hurts!
Otto Maddox: You're gonna be all right.
[Duke groans mournfully]
Otto Maddox: Maybe not.

Bud: Hey kid, wanna make ten bucks?
Otto Maddox: **** you, queer!

Bud: You believe the Rodriguez Brothers? They're a couple of scumbags!
Oly: I know, but we need to sit down and get our stories straight. You're taking their word over mine!
Bud: I was there, remember?
Oly: Go home. Take the rest of the week off.
Bud: The rest-I can't take the..oh, I get it. So that you can get the 20,000 dollars for the Malibu. Make it a ****ing month!
Oly: Well, **** you. On second thought, don't bother coming back at all.
Bud: Great! I'll come back to get my stuff when the place don't stink so bad.