Road House

Road House quotes

31 total quotes (ID: 499)

James Dalton
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Wade Garrett


I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.


Steve: [having sex in a back room of the Double Deuce.] Oh, yeah! You're gonna be my regular Saturday-night thing, baby!

Dalton: People who really want to have a good time won't come to a slaughterhouse. Now we've got entirely too many troublemakers here. Too many, uh, forty-year-old adolescents, felons, power drinkers, and trustees of modern chemistry. That's going to change.
Hank: Man, that sure sounds good. But a lot of the guys that come in here, we can't handle one-on-one. Even two-on-one.
Dalton: Don't worry about it. All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One: Never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two: Take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three: Be nice.
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Dalton: You are the bouncers, I am the cooler. All you have to do is watch my back — and each others — and take out the trash.

Pain don't hurt.

[after firing a drug-dealing waitress] Anybody else here dealing? I'm telling you straight — it's my way or the highway. So, anybody wants to walk, do it now.

Take the biggest guy in the world, smash his knee and he'll drop like stone.

If somebody gets in your face and calls you a ****, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

[Eyeing the sign over the Double Deuce] The Double Douche.

[admiring Doc] That gal's got entirely too many brains to have an ass like that.

I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.

Frank Tilghman: [repeated line] I thought you'd be bigger.

Emmett: Calling me sir is like putting an elevator in an outhouse. It don't belong.

Jimmy: [to Dalton] I used to **** guys like you in prison.

Morgan: [after being fired] What am I supposed to do?
Dalton: There's always barber college.

Emmett: It ain't the money ya understand, but if I don't charge ya somethin' the Presbyterians around here are likely to pray for my ruination. How does a hundred dollars a month strike ya?
Dalton: Fine.
Emmett: Can ya afford that much?
Dalton: If it keeps you in the good graces of the church.
Emmett: Ain't it peculiar how money seems to do that very thing?