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MARLO STANFIELD
One day soon, I'm walking out with a Rolls, hear?
POKER WINNER
Way you've been going to school up in this here room, son, I suspect you're gonna walk out of here with Morgan fucking Freeman to drive it for you, too.
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MARLO STANFIELD
That's my money.
OMAR LITTLE
Man, money ain't got no owners, only spenders
6
PROPOSITION JOE
I treated you like a son.
MARLO STANFIELD
I wasn't made to play the son.
PROPOSITION JOE
Proposition, then--I just step out the way. You never hear from me again. I just disappear.
MARLO STANFIELD
Joe, you'd be up into mischief in no time. Truth is, you wouldn't be able to change up any more than me.
3
CHRIS PARTLOW
Omar tried calling you out by name, but shit, no one --
MARLO STANFIELD
What he say about me?
CHRIS PARTLOW
Nothing, man. Just talking shit.
MARLO STANFIELD
He used my name? In the street?
MARLO STANFIELD
Talk, motherfucker!
MONK
He just, you know, say that you need to step to and that . . . I don't know. He just running his mouth some.
MARLO STANFIELD
He call me a punk?
CHRIS PARTLOW
It was bullshit, man. You ain't need that on your mind.
MARLO STANFIELD
What the fuck you know about what I need on my mind, motherfucker? My name was on the street? When we bounce from this shit here, y'all going to go down on them corners and let the people know: Word did not get back to me. Let them know Marlo step to any motherfucker -- Omar, Barksdale, whoever. My name is my name!
2
MARLO STANFIELD
[after finding out Omar jumped from a 5th floor balcony] Don't seem possible.
CHRIS PARTLOW
It don't.
MARLO STANFIELD
That's some Spiderman shit there. We missed our shot. Now he goin' be at us.
2
MARLO STANFIELD
Man, I don't talk on no cell phones.
SPIROS
Here. To call for lunch, you can talk. To call your girl, you can talk. To call your lawyer even, you can talk--the law says that is between you and the lawyer. Alright? To find out what movie is playing down the street, you can talk. All of that is good because all of that tells them... there is nothing good to hear.
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SECURITY GUARD
You think I dream of comin' to work up in this shit on a Sunday mornin'. Tell all my friends what a good job I got. I'm workin' to support a family man. Pretend I ain't talking to you. Pretend like I ain't even on this Earth. I know what you are, and I ain't steppin' to, but I am a man, and you just clip that shit and act like you don't even know I'm there.
MARLO STANFIELD
I don't.
SECURITY GUARD
I'm here. [Marlo moves closer] Look, I told you I wasn't steppin' to. I ain't disrespectin' you, son.
MARLO STANFIELD
You want it to be one way.
SECURITY GUARD
What?
SECURITY GUARD
Man, I don't...
SECURITY GUARD
Man, STOP! Stop, sayin' that.
MARLO STANFIELD
But it's the other way.
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MARLO STANFIELD
That's my money.
OMAR LITTLE
Man, money ain't got no owners. Only spenders.
OMAR LITTLE
[to Marlo] I like that ring too. [pause] Boy, you got me confused with a man who repeat himself.
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'MONK' METCALF
Boy been throwing up all kind of backtalk about shit. Buck wild about this and that.
MARLO STANFIELD
Like what?
'MONK' METCALF
Crying about how Junebug and his people got lit up. Crying about how Omar on the street running his mouth, calling for you to step to.
MARLO STANFIELD
Omar say what?
CHRIS PARTLOW
Nothing. [pause] Omar tried calling you out by name, but shit, no one --
MARLO STANFIELD
What he say about me?
CHRIS PARTLOW
Nothing, man. Just talking shit.
MARLO STANFIELD
He used my name? In the street? [pause] Talk, motherfucker!
'MONK' METCALF
He just, you know, say that you need to step to and that . . . I don't know. He just running his mouth some.
MARLO STANFIELD
He call me a punk?
CHRIS PARTLOW
It was bullshit, man. You ain't need that on your mind.
MARLO STANFIELD
What the fuck you know about what I need on my mind, motherfucker? My name was on the street? When we bounce from this shit here, y'all going to go down on them corners and let the people know: Word did not get back to me. Let them know Marlo step to any motherfucker -- Omar, Barksdale, whoever. My name is my name!
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MARLO STANFIELD
[to Herc] But you know cameras. Kinda like pigeons in the storm. You know what I'm saying? Sometimes they come back, sometimes... but I'll keep an ear out on it.