Heat (1995) quotes

Director
Michael Mann.

Cast
Al Pacino.
Robert De Niro.
Val Kilmer.

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal lives with their professional lives.

My life’s a disaster zone. I got a stepdaughter so fucked up because her real father’s this large-type asshole. I got a wife, we’re passing each other on the down-slope of a marriage – my third – because I spend all my time chasing guys like you around the block. That’s my life.
Vincent Hanna
A guy told me one time, “Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.” Now, if you’re on me and you gotta move when I move, how do you expect to keep a… a marriage?
Neil McCauley

What are you doing?
Roger Van Zant
What am I doing? I’m talking to an empty telephone.
Neil McCauley
I don’t understand.
Roger Van Zant
‘Cause there is a dead man on the other end of this fuckin’ line.
Neil McCauley

 

I’m angry. I’m very angry, Ralph. You know, you can ball my wife if she wants you to. You can lounge around here on her sofa, in her ex-husband’s dead-tech, post-modernistic bullshit house if you want to. But you do not get to watch my fucking television set!
Vincent Hanna

[last lines]
Told you I’m never going back…
Neil McCauley
Yeah.
Vincent Hanna

You know, we are sitting here, you and I, like a couple of regular fellas. You do what you do, and I do what I gotta do. And now that we’ve been face to face, if I’m there and I gotta put you away, I won’t like it. But I tell you, if it’s between you and some poor bastard whose wife you’re gonna turn into a widow, brother, you are going down.
Vincent Hanna
There is a flip side to that coin. What if you do got me boxed in and I gotta put you down? Cause no matter what, you will not get in my way. We’ve been face to face, yeah. But I will not hesitate. Not for a second.
Neil McCauley

Who? Who? What are you, a fucking owl?
– Vincent Hanna

You travel a lot?
Eady
Yeah.
Neil McCauley
Traveling makes you lonely?
Eady
I’m alone, I am not lonely.
Neil McCauley

So you never wanted a regular type life?
Vincent Hanna
What the fuck is that? Barbeques and ballgames?
Neil McCauley

I say what I mean, and I do what I say.
– Vincent Hanna

I got an idea… of what they’re looking at.
Vincent Hanna
You wanna know what they’re looking at?
Vincent Hanna
I mean – is this guy something, or is he something?
Vincent Hanna
This crew is good.
Vincent Hanna
You know what they’re looking at?
Vincent Hanna
What?
Schwartz
Us. The L-A-P-D. Po-lice Department… We just got made.
Vincent Hanna

Why’d I get mixed up with that bitch?
Alan Marciano
Cause she’s got a great ass… and you got your head all the way up it! Ferocious, aren’t I? When I think of asses, a woman’s ass, something comes out of me.
Vincent Hanna

I do what I do best, I take scores. You do what you do best, try to stop guys like me.
– Neil McCauley

What are you, a monk?
Vincent Hanna
I have a woman.
Neil McCauley
What do you tell her?
Vincent Hanna
I tell her I’m a salesman.
Neil McCauley
So then, if you spot me coming around that corner… you just gonna walk out on this woman? Not say good bye?
Vincent Hanna
That’s the discipline.
Neil McCauley
That’s pretty vacant, you know.
Vincent Hanna
Yeah, it is what it is. It’s that or we both better go do something else, pal.
Neil McCauley
I don’t know how to do anything else.
Vincent Hanna
Neither do I.
Neil McCauley
I don’t much want to either.
Vincent Hanna
Neither do I.
Neil McCauley

For me the sun rises and sets with her, man.
– Chris Shiherlis

I’m a good citizen.
Richard Torena
I’m Donald Duck!
Vincent Hanna

Where’s your empathy, brother? It’s a substance abuse problem.
Albert Torena
Empathy was yesterday. Today, you’re wasting my motherfucking time.
Vincent Hanna

[to Eady in her studio, referring to Michael after the bank robbery] He knew the risks, he didn’t have to be there. It rains… you get wet.
– Neil McCauley

Well ya know, for me, the action is the juice.
– Michael Cheritto