The Town Quotes: Solid and Gripping

(Total Quotes: 109)


Directed by: Ben Affleck
Written by:
Peter Craig (screenplay)
Ben Affleck (screenplay)
Aaron Stockard (screenplay)
Chuck Hogan (novel “Prince of Thieves”)
Ben Affleck – Doug MacRay
Rebecca Hall – Claire Keesey
Jon Hamm – FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
Jeremy Renner – James Coughlin
Blake Lively – Krista Coughlin
Slaine – Albert ‘Gloansy’ Magloan
Owen Burke – Desmond Elden
Titus Welliver – Dino Ciampa
Pete Postlethwaite – Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm
Chris Cooper – Stephen MacRay
Victor Garber – Assistant Bank Manager


The Town quotes strike a perfect balance between telling a great heist story, exploring some very interesting relationships and delivering some stunning action sequences. The script also has some very pitch-black humor which really lifts it up.

Verdict: The only nit pick of this movie is that it’s a tad too long but despite that it’s ultimately a very satisfying story.

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[first lines]
Doug MacRay: [voice over] Driver’s name is Arthur Shea. Former Metro Police officer, fifty-seven years old. Soon as his partner leaves with the coal bag, Artie cracks a Herald, and he don’t look up ’til the guy gets back. Marty Mcguire, Cummins Armored courier. Five- ten, two-twenty, fifty-two years old. Picks up every Wednesday and Friday at exactly 8:12. Makes a hundred and ten dollars a day, carries a Sig nine and his about to get robbed.


[talking about the robbery]
Doug MacRay: We’re fucked if we see a helicopter. We’re fucked if we see SWAT. We see a cruiser, stop, take out the engine blocks, keep moving. No one needs to get hurt.
James Coughlin: Now these guards like to test you though. They wanna get hurt for ten dollars an hour, don’t get in the way.
Doug MacRay: Let’s go.


[Claire is standing in front of the bank vault]
Doug MacRay: What’s the time lock set for?
Claire Keesey: Nine o’clock.
Doug MacRay: Now you’re lying to us. It’s eight fifteen. Listen, it’s not your money, you understand?
[Claire nods her head]


[to Claire just as she’s about to turn to open the vault]
Doug MacRay: No distress code. Open it clean.
[a very nervous Claire tries to open the vault]
James Coughlin: Don’t stall!
[he points his gun at the bank manager’s head]
James Coughlin: This guy a fuckin’ friend of yours?
[Claire is trying nervously to turn the vault dial to open it]


[Claire keeps turning the vault dial but it’s not opening, Doug puts his hand on hers]
Doug MacRay: Take your time, okay? Breath.
[Doug put her hand back on the vault dial and this time she’s successful in opening the vault]


Desmond Elden: Hold it!
[touching his ear]
Desmond Elden: Silent alarm, this address.
James Coughlin: Who did it?
Assistant Bank Manager: Look, nobody did anything.
James Coughlin: What? Huh? What’d you day?
Assistant Bank Manager: Nobody did anything.
James Coughlin: You pull the alarm?
Assistant Bank Manager: No. No!
James Coughlin: Did you?
Assistant Bank Manager: I didn’t pull any alarm.
James Coughlin: You’re lying, you motherfucker!
[he starts hitting the bank manager with his rifle, Doug stops him]
Doug MacRay: Easy. Easy. That’s enough.
[Claire looks up and sees the tattoo on James’s neck just below his mask]


[Doug notices Claire is not in her position on the ground, he goes out the back way to see James has her]
Doug MacRay: What the fuck is this?
James Coughlin: Cops got us walled in, we’re gonna need her.


[to Claire whose in the back of the truck, blindfolded]
Doug MacRay: You’re gonna be okay. Alright. No one’s gonna hurt you.


[to Frawley, referring to how the robbery took place]
Dino Ciampa: Used the van to screen the door. Bleached the entire place with DNA. Kills all the clothing fibers so we can’t get a match. Silent bell came from cage number two. Assistant Manager’s at Beth Israel. Our guys waited for the time lock to expire. Then they had the manager open sesame.
Adam Frawley: They took a risk.
Dino Ciampa: I don’t know.
[looking at the open vault]
Adam Frawley: Ten foot steel safe, only as strong as the guy with the key.
Dino Ciampa: Found the dye pack and the tracers.
[Frawley’s cell phone beeps, he looks at the message]
Adam Frawley: Found the van. Torched.
Dino Ciampa: Where is it?
Adam Frawley: Where do you think?


Desmond Elden: Are we taking hostages now?
Doug MacRay: No. We’re not taking hostages.
Gloansy: You wanna talk to this fuckin’ asshole?
[Jem walks in]
Gloansy: Hey, speak of the fuckin’ devil. You made it. Take the scenic route?
James Coughlin: We got a problem.
Doug MacRay: What?
James Coughlin: Have a look.
[shows Doug Claire’s driving license]
Doug MacRay: So what?
Gloansy: What’s the matter? Let me see that fuckin’ thing.
[takes the license from Doug]
Gloansy: Oh, shit!
James Coughlin: Seen the fuckin’ address on there.
Gloansy: This bitch lives four blocks away from here.
James Coughlin: Yeah, I know where we are Gloans.


Gloansy: We’re gonna see this bitch on streets everyday?
Doug MacRay: She didn’t see anything.
Desmond Elden: Jesus! You sure?
Doug MacRay: Taking her for a ride didn’t help.
James Coughlin: Yeah. Alright, I’m gonna handle it.
Gloansy: How the fuck are you gonna handle this?


[Frawley is interviewing Claire at the FBI headquarters]
Adam Frawley: I understand they threatened you?
Claire Keesey: Uh-hmm. One of them took my license.
Adam Frawley: Did you try and escape at any point?
Claire Keesey: No.
Adam Frawley: Is there anything you identify about these men? Anything you can testify to?
Claire Keesey: I didn’t try to escape because they had guns.
Adam Frawley: I understand. Then they just let you go?
Claire Keesey: Yeah. They just let me go. Should I have a lawyer here?
Adam Frawley: This is a very civil libertarian thing for me to say, but anyone who lawyer’s up is guilty. I think you’re alright.


[Frawley notices Claire’s hands are shivering]
Adam Frawley: When someone endures an experience like this, there are very often residual effects. You’ll be okay. Did they say anything?
Claire Keesey: If you talk to the FBI we’ll come to your house and fuck you and kill you.


[to Jem]
Gloansy: You’re gonna take care of it?the-town-2
[Doug takes Claire’s license from Jem]
Doug MacRay: I’ll do it.
James Coughlin: What are you gonna do with this?
Doug MacRay: Cause you’re the reason we’re having this conversation.
James Coughlin: Yeah, but I’m gonna get it done.
Doug MacRay: What are you gonna get done? Huh? You’re gonna get picked up for intimidating a witness. You walk within a hundred feet of her that’s ten years. Okay, you got two strikes against you already they’re gonna bury you in the fucking jail.


[to the team of police officers]
Adam Frawley: Where are they? What are they doing right now? They got the money, now they have to clean it. Casino’s, tracks, maybe they make a big drug buy, flip it across town. They wanna go celebrate, right? V.P.D, D.E.A. I want chips, names, witnesses. Anything. We’re gonna knock on some doors see who wants to help us out. Any questions? No. Great. Let’s go.


[Krista walks out of the ladies toilet in the bar and sees Doug at the bar]
Krista Coughlin: Juice?
Doug MacRay: Yeah, juice.
[Krista goes to drop something in his drink]
Krista Coughlin: Do you want some…
[Doug gets angry and stops her from touching his drink]
Doug MacRay: Hey, don’t fuckin…what are you doin’?
Krista Coughlin: I’m just playin’.


Doug MacRay: I heard you got into a fight, Kris.
Krista Coughlin: Do I look like I got into a fight?


[Doug walks into an AA meeting and a speaker is sharing his story]
Eskimo Story Speaker: The loss, you know what I mean? The…the disappointment in yourself. The anger that turns into disappointment. The despair. Like the guy who’s sittin’ at the bar and a priest walks in, pulls up chair. The guy says, “Wait a minute.” He says, “I hate to tell you this, don’t waste your time, but I happen to know there’s no God.” The priest says, “Yeah, how’s that?” The guy says…uh, “I am an explorer in the north pole. I’ve been caught in a blindin’ storm once. Freezing. I was blinded, freezing to death and I prayed, if there is a God, save me now. Now God didn’t come.” The priest says…you know, “How’s that?” He says, “You’re alive. He must have saved you.” He said, “No. God never showed up. An Eskimo came along. Took me back to his camp and saved me.” That’s Janice. She’s my wife and she’s sittin’ right there. She’s my Eskimo.


[Doug’s followed Claire into the laundry mat. He sits down close to where she’s doing her laundry pretending to be reading]
Claire Keesey: Uh…excuse me? Are…are you doing laundry?
Doug MacRay: Huh?
Claire Keesey: Just, uh…just wandered if you had any change? The machine is out.
Doug MacRay: Can’t help you, sorry.
Claire Keesey: I can just, uh…hang them up when I get home.


[Claire notices the blood stains on her shirt and remembers the robbery, she starts to cry]
Doug MacRay: You alright?
Claire Keesey: I’m fine. I’m just…
Doug MacRay: You sure? You okay?
[Claire’s tries to hold back the tears]
Claire Keesey: Yeah. I’m fine. I’m fine. Thank you. I’m fine.
Doug MacRay: You sure?
Claire Keesey: Yeah. This is embarrassing.
Doug MacRay: No. You got nothing to be embarrassed about. Do you need help?
Claire Keesey: Just having a bad week.
Doug MacRay: I understand. I like to have a good cry at the nail salon. Just open right up to the ladies. They’re very understanding.
[Claire starts to laugh]
Doug MacRay: But you know you like the laundry mat, so that’s fine.
[Claire laughs again]
Doug MacRay: Hey, why don’t you let me buy you a drink. Make up for letting you down with the quarters. You know, see if we can turn your week around. What’s the worst that could happen?


[after FBI breaks into a suspects apartment]
Adam Frawley: Jesus Christ, Henry. Oxy, guns? It’s like Townie Christmas.


[Doug picks up Claire at her house and they get into his truck]
Doug MacRay: I should have come get your door for you, huh? What kind of guy lets you open the door…what?
Claire Keesey: I…I have to get something out there. Otherwise I’ll be pretending to listen to you all night when really I’m thinking about something else.
Doug MacRay: Okay.
Claire Keesey: A few days ago my bank was robbed. Four men took over and opened the safe. They took me as a hostage. Uh…they blind folded me and drove me around. And then they stopped and let me out over at the beach and…and one of the guys told me to walk until I felt the water on my toes. It’s the longest walk of my life, I kept thinking I’d step off a cliff. And…and then I felt the water.
Doug MacRay: I’m sorry.
Claire Keesey: It’s not your fault.


Claire Keesey: The FBI guy told me I would feel like I was in mourning.
Doug MacRay: FBI. You worked with the FBI?
Claire Keesey: Uh-hmm.
Doug MacRay: What does that mean? Guy comes by checks in on you? Give you call? That kind of thing?
Claire Keesey: Pretty much.
Doug MacRay: Do they have any suspects? Any clues? Any…anything like that?
Claire Keesey: I don’t know. Not that they’ve told me. He intimidated that they were scouring Charlestown, but they were wearing masks. So…
Doug MacRay: Shit.
Claire Keesey: I’m sure I’d recognize their voices if I heard them again.
Doug MacRay: I don’t know. Maybe harder than you think.


Claire Keesey: So what do you do for work?
Doug MacRay: Boston Sanding Gravel, I break rocks. Punch the ticket at the end of the day, slide down the back of a brontosaurus like Fred Flintstone, call it a night.


Claire Keesey: Hey, can I ask you something?the-town-3
Doug MacRay: Sure can.
Claire Keesey: I volunteer at the boys and girls club in Charlestown and…
Doug MacRay: Oh, yeah?
Claire Keesey: Yeah. And well mostly the kids that pitch for us they haven’t been able to afford any ice for the rink.
Doug MacRay: Yeah, I know it’s embarrassing. City won’t put any money into that place.
Claire Keesey: Yeah, I know. Yeah, well some of the kids were calling me a ‘tunie’?
Doug MacRay: It just mean a yuppie. Someone who’s not from Charlestown, that’s all.
Claire Keesey: Oh, of course.
Doug MacRay: They’re just being punks.


James Coughlin: So we don’t need to remove her from the equation?
Doug MacRay: What?
James Coughlin: You heard me.
Doug MacRay: What are you, a trigger man now?
James Coughlin: Just loose ends, kid.
Doug MacRay: You’re gonna need the fuckin’ electric chair brought back over to Charlestown.


[Frawley and a Vericom crew chief are looking up at another crew member examining the hacked junction box above the bank that was robbed]
Vericom Crew Chief: They obviously knew how to work the box, but I like the way they
zapped the bipper to the D-5 Station.
Adam Frawley: How does one learn how to do that?
Vericom Crew Chief: Get a job with Vericom.
Dino Ciampa: Okay.
Adam Frawley: Thank you.
[crew chief walks away and Dino and Frawley walk away]
Adam Frawley: Let’s subpoena work logs, employee records. Start with everyone who lives in the Town.
Dino Ciampa: Got it.


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Total Quotes: 109



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