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ANTON CHIGURH
Who are you?
NERVOUS ACCOUNTANT
Me?
ANTON CHIGURH
Yes.
NERVOUS ACCOUNTANT
Nobody... accounting.
ANTON CHIGURH
He gave the Mexicans a receiver.
NERVOUS ACCOUNTANT
He feels... he felt that the more people looking
ANTON CHIGURH
That's foolish. You pick the one right tool.
NERVOUS ACCOUNTANT
I see. Are you going to shoot me?
ANTON CHIGURH
That depends. Do you see me?
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BOY ON BIKE #2
Mister? You got a bone stickin' out of your arm.
ANTON CHIGURH
Let me just sit here a minute.
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CARLA JEAN MOSS
You don't have to do this.
ANTON CHIGURH
[smiles] People always say the same thing.
CARLA JEAN MOSS
What do they say?
ANTON CHIGURH
They say, "You don't have to do this."
CARLA JEAN MOSS
You don't.
ANTON CHIGURH
Okay. [Chigurh flips a coin and covers it with his hand] This is the best I can do. Call it.
CARLA JEAN MOSS
I knowed you was crazy when I saw you sitting there. I knowed exactly what was in store for me.
ANTON CHIGURH
Call it.
CARLA JEAN MOSS
No. I ain't gonna call it.
ANTON CHIGURH
Call it.
CARLA JEAN MOSS
The coin don't have no say. It's just you.
ANTON CHIGURH
Well, I got here the same way the coin did.
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ANTON CHIGURH
What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Sir?
ANTON CHIGURH
The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
I don't know. I couldn't say. [Chigurh flips a quarter from the change on the counter and covers it with his hand]
ANTON CHIGURH
Call it.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Call it?
ANTON CHIGURH
Yes.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
For what?
ANTON CHIGURH
Just call it.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
ANTON CHIGURH
You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
I didn't put nothin' up.
ANTON CHIGURH
Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
No.
ANTON CHIGURH
1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
ANTON CHIGURH
Everything.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
How's that?
ANTON CHIGURH
You stand to win everything. Call it.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Alright. Heads then. [Chigurh removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]
ANTON CHIGURH
Well done. [the gas station proprietor nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out] Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
GAS STATION PROPRIETOR
Where do you want me to put it?
ANTON CHIGURH
Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is. [Chigurh leaves and the gas station proprietor stares at him as he walks out]
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NERVOUS ACCOUNTANT
Are you going to shoot me?
ANTON CHIGURH
That depends. Do you see me?
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ANTON CHIGURH
Step out of your car, please.
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ANTON CHIGURH
This is the best deal you're going to get. I won't tell you that you can save yourself, because you can't.
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ANTON CHIGURH
Would you hold still, please, sir?
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ANTON CHIGURH
And you know what's going to happen now. You should admit your situation. There would be more dignity in it.
CARSON WELLS
You go to hell.
ANTON CHIGURH
[Chuckles] Alright. Let me ask you something. If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?
CARSON WELLS
Do you have any idea how crazy you are?
ANTON CHIGURH
You mean the nature of this conversation?
CARSON WELLS
I mean the nature of you.
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ANTON CHIGURH
If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?