Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera, Cle Shaheed Sloan, Jaime FitzSimons, Cody Horn, Shondrella Avery
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Action crime drama written and directed by David Ayer. End of Watch (2012) follows two LAPD officers, Mike Zavala (Michael Peña), and Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal), as they patrol the ganglands of South Central Los Angeles with Taylor documenting the life of a cop for a film project. Though they may bend the rules, their honor and dedication to the job are unquestioned. Taylor and Zavala always have each other’s back. However, it doesn’t take long before Zavala and Taylor find themselves in the crossfire of LA’s worst criminals.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Brian Taylor: I’m the police. And I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law. But I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg, or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with grey bars. If you run away, I will chase you. If you fight me, I will fight back. If you shoot at me, I will shoot back. By law, I am unable to walk away.
Brian Taylor: I’m a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed. I think. I love. And, yes, I can be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me. And I them. We stand watch together. A thin blue line. Protecting the prey from the predators. The good from the bad. We are the police.
Brian Taylor: [to the camera] This is my day job. Some of you might know me as Brian. Or Taylor. But here I am Police Officer Two Brian Taylor. This is where the forces of good, prepare to fight to forces of evil.
Brian Taylor: This is my partner, Officer Zavala.
Mike Zavala: [as he’s half-dressed] I’m in my chones.
Brian Taylor: We work basic patrol here at Newton. One of the toughest divisions in the LAPD.
Mike Zavala: Shooting Newton, baby. That’s right. Lucky Thirteen.
Brian Taylor: This is a department issue sidearm. Glock nineteen. Spyderco tactical knife. And this little thing can break windows here. Two Smith and Wesson handcuffs. Can of OC spray. Pepper spray. Two extra mags. What else? That’s my nametag, here. You can see my partner’s dirty locker.
Mike Zavala: Yours is like a woman. Look at this. What is this, Pottery Barn?
Mike Zavala: Are you going to shut the f*** up and get ready for roll call?
Brian Taylor: Dude, don’t swear, man. I have to edit that out, when you swear.
Mike Zavala: Oh, f***! Oh, s**t, dude! F***, man! Okay, now in Spanish.
Brian Taylor: Oh, look! It’s Officer Van Houser. Officer Three. Van Houser. Considered un-promotable by the department.
Mike Zavala: And the angriest f***ing cop in the world.
Captain Reese: I’d like to welcome back Zavala and Taylor. DA cleared these guys in last month’s shooting. Turned out to be a good shooting. I know firsthand what you guys went through. It’s an unpleasant experience being under that much scrutiny. But you need to remember something. An on the job shooting is still considered a homicide. It’s never an easy ride. If you do the right thing, I will always have your back. Do the wrong thing, and cross me, I will personally throw you under the bus. Am I clear?
Officers: Yes sir!
'Just because I look like the dudes from Home Depot, doesn't mean I do the s**t the Home Depot dudes do.' - Mike Zavala (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Mike Zavala: I don’t really know how to write. But I do sign and draw pictures.
Sarge: Seriously, you don’t start writing, Captain’s going to s**t on my head, and in turn, I’m going to s**t on your head. And I promise you, you guys are going to be separated.
Orozco: Do it, Sarge.
Sarge: You’re on X Thirteen. Sorry, fellas. This isn’t Monopoly. You don’t get to choose your real estate. Now go. Get out. Zavala, try not to kill anybody before the end of the watch.
Mike Zavala: Really, Sarge?
Brian Taylor: Sarge, if we kill someone in X Thirteen, can we go back to X Nine?
Van Hauser: Today is a brand new day. Get the shop, gas the shop, wash the shop. Make sure day watch didn’t leave behind any surprises for us. Look for guns, drugs, puke.
Orozco: Why are you shooting everything?
Mike Zavala: It’s for his class.
Davis: I thought you were studying law.
Brian Taylor: Pre-law. I need an art elective. I’m taking filmmaking.
Orozco: Well, get my good side, hey?
Mike Zavala: You don’t have a good side.
'Comfortable footwear. Policing is all about comfortable footwear.' - Mike Zavala (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Orozco: [referring to Brian’s camera recording] Listen, you know they can subpoena that s**t if something goes sideways, right? Think twice.
Brian Taylor: Two words. Erase button.
Orozco: Two words. Just because you guys think you’re these big ghetto gunfighters now, don’t mean you can be dropping your calls.
Brian Taylor: That was at least two dozen words.
Orozco: Yeah, well, I barely got a GED. so what do you expect, white boy?
Brian Taylor: Unbelievable.
Mike Zavala: Admit it, you’d hit that s**t.
Brian Taylor: Orozco?
Mike Zavala: Yeah.
Brian Taylor: With a cinderblock.
Mike Zavala: Dude, it’s good to be back, man. Old lady was driving me crazy at the casa, like making me do s**t.
Brian Taylor: Oh, no! She dared ask for your help around the house. That’s incredible. Outrageous.
Mike Zavala: Hey, just because I look like the dudes from Home Depot, doesn’t mean I do the s**t the Home Depot dudes do.
Brian Taylor: I would never profile you as a man who helps his wife with chores.
Mike Zavala: Shut up.
Brian Taylor: Dude, I’m your homie, okay? I would never, ever do that.
Mike Zavala: Her brother was always coming over during the day to swim. Every day. I hate everything about him. He smells like weed sometimes. Like he’s got like a prescription. And Gabby was like, “No, it’s all good.” And I was like, “Whatever, get him the hell out of here.” I swear to God, I’m filling in that pool with cement.
Brian Taylor: Not personally, because you’ll hire a Home Depot dude for that task.
Mike Zavala: F*** you.
Brian Taylor: [as they’re going to check out an incident’s at a man’s house] First customer of the day.
Mike Zavala: I hope they enjoy our police service.
'This is the lifeblood of our organization. Paperwork.' - Brian Taylor (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Mike Zavala: Sir, if you’ve been drinking, you need to stay the f*** inside and not intimidate the mailman. That’s it.
Mr. Tre: F*** you! You need to shut the f*** up! Because without that badge and gun, you ain’t s**t!
Mr. Tre: Let me tell you something. Me and the cop got down, right? Motherf***er took off his badge, dropped his gun. I mean, he kept it gangster. We straight-up squabbled. Head up.
Man Friend: But they still took you to the County though, huh?
Mr. Tre: Yeah, but for disorderly conduct. Not for squabbling with the police, you feel me?
CK: You fought a cop and they didn’t put “no assaulting a peace officer” on you?
Mr. Tre: Let me tell you something, win, lose, or draw, as long as you squabble and get down, that’s gangster, you understand what I’m saying?
Brian Taylor: There are forty-five and nine millimeter shell casings inside.
Homicide Detective 2: How do you know that? Did you touch them? Did you f*** up my vehicle?
Brian Taylor: No, sir.
Mike Zavala: Sir, we found it, we called you.
Homicide Detective 1: Well, the big dogs are here now, so set up some yellow tape and stand on the other side of it.
'Can you live without her? And if the answer is yes, man up and forget her. Don't string her along.' - Mike Zavala (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Brian Taylor: Dude, it’s been two hours. We’re still waiting for the detectives to release the scene so we can go back on patrol.
Mike Zavala: Comfortable footwear. Policing is all about comfortable footwear.
Van Hauser: [to Brian and Mike] Sarge said I should relieve you guys so you can go back to being the street gods that you are.
Brian Taylor: Officer Van Hauser, have you made a difference today?
Van Hauser: You know, I see you guys out here, you’re being good little company men, aren’t you? Are you doing the Lord’s work? And you’re making a difference, as you call it. It’s all fun and games to you, you get to run, and jump, and fight, and shoot. One day, mark my words. One day, the LAPD is going to bend you over your black and white, and they are going to f*** you up the a**.
Van Hauser: They are going to f*** you so long and so hard, you’re going to want to eat your gun just to make it stop. And if you don’t eat your gun, and the f***ing somehow magically stops, they’re going to give you freeway therapy. You’re going to end up doing West End Valley day watch. Spending two hours every day on the f***ing freeway just thinking about the f***ing that they gave you. Bad guys attack from up front. The department comes in from the rear. Watch your six.
Mike Zavala: [holds up a hand gel] I’m ready. This may say Purell, but It’s really KY.
Van Hauser: You kids have fun out there. The LAPD’s got a big f***ing c**k.
Brian Taylor: You got a big heart. Thank you for sharing that. Can’t wait to get it up the a**.
'You have a soul?' - Sarge, 'Yes. We just leave it at home.' - Davis (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Mike Zavala: You should marry one of my cousins.
Brian Taylor: If they’re anything like you, I wouldn’t be able to stand a f***ing hour with them.
Brian Taylor: Did you hear what I said to you? You just let me know how clear I have to make myself to you! Why don’t you open your f***ing mouth and tell me how clear I have to make myself to you?
Mike Zavala: Who are you texting? That same b**ch?
Brian Taylor: Dude, yeah. She’s smart, man. She’s like the first girl I can actually have a conversation with. You know she has a Master of Sciences in Fluid Hydraulics.
Mike Zavala: Fluid Hydraulics?
Brian Taylor: Yes.
Mike Zavala: I wouldn’t brag about that, dude. That she has a master’s degree in Fluid Hydraulics.
'Just because you say it twice doesn't mean that I get it the second time.' - Mike Zavala (End of Watch) Click To Tweet
Brian Taylor: [referring to his usual dates] There’s a pattern. An MO here. First date is dinner and a respectful kiss. Second date is dinner, full carnal knowledge. And then third date is dinner and uncomfortable silences when I try and discuss anything of merit. Then it’s two or three booty calls, and it’s on to the next.
Mike Zavala: Okay, I went to prom and I got married a week later. And I ain’t tapped anybody but Old Faithful for like eight years. So, I don’t know what you’re tripping about, dude.
Brian Taylor: I want somebody to talk to. Not just sleep with. Do you f***ing understand what I’m saying?
Mike Zavala: Oh! Yeah!
Mike Zavala: White people get hung up on this f***ing “soul mate” bulls**t. Just hook up with a chick that can cook and wants kids. Some b**ch that’s down for you, that won’t f*** your friends, and you’re straight. Dude, you’re the smartest m**herf***er I know, you’re not going to find some chick that’s as smart as you.
Brian Taylor: I’m sorry that the perfect girl wasn’t dropped in front of me when I was eighteen years-old. Do you talk to Gabby? Do you even have discussions with the girl? Do you want me to translate that into f***ing His… Spanish?
Mike Zavala: Into Hispanic?
Brian Taylor: Whatever the f*** it is!
Mike Zavala: Yeah, bro. What do you think, we’re mutes? And we just like sign to each other? Yeah, we talk, stupid. Gabby’s a trip. You know she’s a trip, bro. You should hear the s**t that comes out of her mouth. You know what? She would be great on Jeopardy. She’s way smarter than I am.
Brian Taylor: Alright, so you see then what I’m talking about. That’s all I want, man.
Brian Taylor: So, Mr. Big Evil, why do they call you Big Evil?
Big Evil: Because, my evil is big.
Mike Zavala: [at his cousin’s birthday party, where Brian has brought Janet] So, everybody here is pretty much family. Like somehow. They’re all Mexican family. You got cousins, and you got aunts and uncles, just like everything else, and then you got cousins cousins. And then you have Brian. You stick around, you’re going to see somebody throw up. Couple fights. It’s fun.
Janet: Well, I’m Irish, so it’s the same thing. Big families, and nobody ever gets divorced.
Brian Taylor: And they all wear purple.
Janet: Well, less purple, but just, just as much beer.
Janet: They get way too drunk and get in fistfights.
Mike Zavala: Yeah, same here.
Janet: But you mess with one person, you have the whole family after you.
Mike Zavala: Well, that’s the way to do it.
Brian Taylor: There you go.
Mike Zavala: You just described Mexican people.
Janet: [to Brian] I did go through your wallet. I’m sorry. I am naturally curious. I hope that’s okay. Got to love a guys who has a picture of his mom in his wallet.
Mike Zavala: [staking out Big Evil’s house] What are we looking for again?
Brian Taylor: All the food groups. Dope, money, and guns.
Mike Zavala: The ghetto will provide, bro.
Brian Taylor: Is that Big Evil’s mom right there?
Mike Zavala: His mom? Yeah, that’s Mrs. Evil.
Sarge: Van Hauser wants to file a complaint on you, Taylor.
Brian Taylor: Oh, USS Van Hauser? The LAPD’s stealthiest submarine, only surfaces at the end of watch?
Sarge: He said you were videotaping him. What did I tell you about that s**t?
Mike Zavala: Why is he such a bitter dude? If he hates pushing the black and white so much, why doesn’t he just leave his badge on the watch commander’s desk, and go home, and eat a bowl of d**ks?
Sarge: Have some empathy for this man.
Mike Zavala: Dude, he’s got more bling than the old lady’s wedding ring.
Brian Taylor: [back at the station as they do the paperwork] Here we have two of the major food groups, money and guns. This is the lifeblood of our organization. Paperwork. The way red corpuscles carry oxygen through the body, paperwork carries information through the department.
Mike Zavala: What are corpuscles?
Captain Reese: This looks like Liberace’s AK.
Mike Zavala: Why do you get nervous?
Brian Taylor: [referring to Reese] Women want him, men want to be him, man. He’s just…
Mike Zavala: Yeah, I know. But you want him.
Brian Taylor: Dude, I’m not gay. But I’d go down on him if he asked.
Mike Zavala: Sometimes I don’t know when you’re kidding. And I have to know when you’re kidding.
Brian Taylor: I’m not kidding.
Brian Taylor: I’m taking Janet to the Philharmonic.
Mike Zavala: Enjoy your white people s**t.
Brian Taylor: [as Zavala looks sleepy] What are you going to say to the taxpayers when you crash the f***ing car? Drink more coffee.
Mike Zavala: Dude, I’m on my ninth f***ing Red Bull.
Brian Taylor: [after they receive the Medal of Valor] You feel like a hero?
Mike Zavala: No.
Brian Taylor: Yeah, me neither. What’s a hero feel like?
Mike Zavala: I don’t know, man.
Brian Taylor: [to Mike] I don’t think I can go into another burning building. I only went in because you did. Just put that s**t out there.
Mike Zavala: You’re not a detective.
Brian Taylor: You’re not a fireman.
Mike Zavala: F*** you.
Brian Taylor: Follow me into the house, dude.
Mike Zavala: I said you’re not a detective.
Brian Taylor: I want to be a detective.
Mike Zavala: You want to be?
Fed Agent: [to Brian and Mike] You guys f***ed up. Just lost a POI because of you guys.
Mike Zavala: What did we f*** up?
Brian Taylor: I don’t f***ing know, dude. Who the f*** is this guy?
Mike Zavala: I don’t f***ing know.
Brian Taylor: I know I’m just a ghetto street cop, but you got to give me something here.
Fed Agent: We’ve got indicators he’s a runner for the Sinaloa Cartel.
Brian Taylor: Yeah, well, we ran him, he came up clean.
Fed Agent: You guys don’t have the proper clearance for any of this information, but I’m going to throw you a bone. Cartels are operating here. We’re on it. Be careful.
Mike Zavala: What does that mean though?
Fed Agent: It means you and your homeboy need to power down. Because you just tugged on the tail of the snake, and it’s going to turn around and bite you back. I’m throwing you a bone here. Be grateful for what I’m giving you. I’m giving you a warning. Lay low.
Mike Zavala: Dude, we had no f***ing business being there. We didn’t even have a call there.
Brian Taylor: Dude, I didn’t know what we were f***ing rolling up on. You think I knew what we were rolling up on?! It’s human trafficking.
Janet: How’s mama doing?
Gabby: Mama’s tired and cranky. Just like baby. Mama wants to choke Daddy.
Mike Zavala: Oh, come on, babe.
Brian Taylor: Did you name him Brian?
Mike Zavala: Sorry, bro.
Gabby: He’s a junior. I named him after his daddy.
Brian Taylor: So what’s his name?
Mike Zavala: F*** you, dude.
Brian Taylor: How did you know you were going to marry Gabby?
Mike Zavala: She told me. I was just some stoner working at my uncle’s muffler shop, and one day she grabbed me by the shoulders, and says, “We’re getting married and you’re joining the department, because you can make a lot of money without a college degree.” And I was like, “F***, yeah.”
Brian Taylor: I mean, you love her. You guys like you never fight. You’re happy together.
Mike Zavala: She’s my b**ch for sure, dude. I’m just telling you the way it went down. I popped her cherry in high school. She’s never been with anybody else. I’ve never wanted to be with anybody else. You know, it’s easy.
Brian Taylor: Things are getting super serious with Janet and me.
Mike Zavala: What, you just found that out? Did you read that in the paper or something? Homegirl owns your a**, dude.
Mike Zavala: You don’t ask a broad to marry you because her folks are old school.
Brian Taylor: No, dude. You don’t understand.
Mike Zavala: No, dude. You don’t do that s**t. Think about it, man. Dude, after you think about it, think about it again. Jesus. Marriage is forever. Just realize that. It’s a promise before God.
Mike Zavala: My grandma was really deep, dude. She’s seen it all. You know what I’m saying? When me and Gabby got engaged, bro, she asked me one thing. Do you want to hear it?
Brian Taylor: Fine, let’s hear it.
Mike Zavala: She said, “Can you live without her? And if the answer is yes, man up and forget her. Don’t string her along.” Think about it, bro. I did.
Spooky: I’m done. I ain’t resisting, officer.
Brian Taylor: Don’t f***ing look at me!
Spooky: I ain’t resisting, sir.
Brian Taylor: Shut the f*** up! Get up! Put your hands over your head. Get up!
Sarge: Why didn’t you shoot that son of a b**ch, man? You had him dead to rights.
Brian Taylor: I just didn’t feel like killing anyone tonight, Sarge.
Mike Zavala: Sarge, did you see that? Van H had a f***ing Ginsu sticking out of his eye.
Sarge: His eye was cut in half. The lens was hanging out. He’s not coming back. Rookie too.
Orozco: [referring to Sook] She almost got Van Hauser killed.
Sarge: You guys are cold, man. You got cold, dead eyes, you know that?
Davis: Yeah, both of us.
Sarge: Yeah, both of you. You have a soul?
Davis: Yes. We just leave it at home.
Mike Zavala: [at Brian and Janet’s wedding] Janet, you got a lot of heart hooking up with a cop. Because it takes a strong person, and I see like a lot of cops wives in here, they’re all nodding their heads. You got to take care of her, bro. Because I’m her big brother now. And every cop in here, we’re all her family now too. I’m going to cry, baby, shut up. And, Janet, we’re all hoping that you can make a man out of Brian, because we’ve all given up. So here we go. To Brian and Janet. Cheers!
Mike Zavala: Can I ask you something? Why the f*** did you get married in your dress blues? If you worked at Best Buy, would you wear that f***ing stupid polo shirt?
Sarge: I like that polo shirt.
Brian Taylor: I’m representing, man.
Brian Taylor: You know I love you, man?
Sarge: Oh, Jesus.
Orozco: Here they go again.
Mike Zavala: I love you too, bro.
Brian Taylor: I would lay down my life for you, dude.
Orozco: [making fun of Taylor and Zavala] “I love you, man.”
Mike Zavala: I would take a f***ing bullet for you.
Sarge: Why don’t you guys get married to each other?
Gabby: You’ll learn this. You’ll learn. Marriage is really basic. Right? There’s just like a couple guidelines. One, you’ve got to give it up all the time. All the time.
Janet: You’d love that.
Brian Taylor: Well, I mean, I don’t hate that idea.
Mike Zavala: It’s not a bad thing.
Brian Taylor: It’s not a bad idea.
Gabby: You want to know what Mike likes?
Mike Zavala: Babe! No! Babe, I love you so much.
Gabby: The western, you know? Open to explore, right?
Brian Taylor: Gabby! Gabby! It’s our wedding!
Gabby: Cup him. Suck him. Cup him. Suck him.
Mike Zavala: This is way too much. Babe, you’re cut off.
Mike Zavala: I’m happy, man. I’m happy, bro. Janet’s dope, dude. You know, you’re my brother and everything, dude, but you’re a piece of s**t. Does she know that?
Brian Taylor: Yeah, she knows who I am. I mean, you can’t get into something with somebody without… She knows who I am.
Mike Zavala: Yeah. I know who you are. You’re a piece of s**t. If you break her heart, I’m going to f*** you up.
Brian Taylor: Good to know.
Mike Zavala: If anything happened to you, I would take care of your kids. If you had any. And I would take care of her. I would take care of Janet.
Brian Taylor: Intoxicated person outside a liquor store.
Mike Zavala: Get the f*** out of here! There’s a drunk man outside the liquor store?
Mike Zavala: On this episode, we’re rolling to a call. A woman called the station to check on her elderly mother. So we’re going to go.”
Brian Taylor: Yeah, these are the calls most agencies deal with, you know? Not every call’s a foot pursuit, or a car chase. Some guys at other agencies have never even drawn their weapon, or been in a gunfight.
Mike Zavala: Yeah, but here, that’s just half your shift.
Brian Taylor: In the south end, we’ll get involved in more capers in one deployment period than most cops see their entire career.
Mike Zavala: Hell, yeah.
Brian Taylor: Officer Zavala specializes in booting doors.
Mike Zavala: I kick doors down.
Brian Taylor: There you go.
Mike Zavala: I kick doors down.
Brian Taylor: Say it in English now, bro.
Mike Zavala: I kick doors down.
Brian Taylor: Wait, did you check if it was unlocked?
Brian Taylor: Ladies and gentlemen, always a good idea to make sure the door is locked before you boot it.
Mike Zavala: Are you going to cut that out?
Brian Taylor: Yeah, sorry. It was always locked. Clearly my partner always knew that.
Brian Taylor: [referring to the dismembered bodies and the writing on the wall] What is that s**t, dude?
Mike Zavala: I don’t f***ing know, dude. I’ve never seen that kind of s**t.
Brian Taylor: Do you have hand sanitizer, bro?
Mike Zavala: No, I don’t.
Brian Taylor: What you doing?
Mr. Tre: I’m doing what I do, you know what I’m saying? Same s**t, different day. Ain’t s**t changed. What’s up with you all?
Mike Zavala: Just slow motion.
Mr. Tre: And that little incident you and I had? You kept it G. You didn’t snitch on me. And I respect that.
Brian Taylor: I don’t know where the f***ing rubber band is either, dude.
Mike Zavala: Don’t blame me for the rubber band. You just took the rubber band off.
Brian Taylor: If you hadn’t f***ing put everything out of order, then the rubber band wouldn’t be out of, and the… Look, dude, it’s the butterfly effect, okay? Do you know what the butterfly effect is?
Mike Zavala: Nope.
Brian Taylor: It’s the butterfly effect. Look it up.
Mike Zavala: Just because you say it twice doesn’t mean that I get it the second time.
Brian Taylor: Never fall asleep in a room full of cops.
Brian Taylor: Awesome. Janet’s pregnant.
Mike Zavala: What?! Get out of here, bro! Are you serious? Already? She’s not even Mexican.
Brian Taylor: Yeah, you know, she’s going for the ultrasound tomorrow, but three of those little pi** stick things?
Mike Zavala: Yeah, yeah. EPTs, yeah.
Brian Taylor: Positive, positive, positive.
Mike Zavala: Wouldn’t it be crazy if our kids were pushing a black and white together one day?
Brian Taylor: Screw that. I want my kid to have an honest job. Like a politician.
Brian Taylor: Wasn’t that Big Evil in the army?
Mike Zavala: Yeah.
Brian Taylor: We can’t hold them off. We’ve got to lay down a base of fire and pivot.
Mike Zavala: What the f*** does that mean, dude?
Brian Taylor: We’re shooting our way out of here, bro.
Brian Taylor: Z, Look at me. Alright? Look at me. On three, dude, you’re going to empty your mag and run.
Mike Zavala: Okay.
Brian Taylor: You ready?
Mike Zavala: Okay.
Brian Taylor: One. Two. Three!
[they start shooting their guns]
Mike Zavala: [as they kill one of Big Evil’s men] I think we killed that guy.
Brian Taylor: Good.
Brian Taylor: [as they’re being chased by Big Evil and his men] Partner?
Mike Zavala: What?
Brian Taylor: This sucks.
Brian Taylor: [after he’s been shot] I don’t want to die here, dude.
Mike Zavala: You’re not going to die here. You’re not going to die, because God loves cops.
Brian Taylor: I f***ed up, dude. I f***ed up. Don’t tell Janet I f***ed up.
Mike Zavala: [to Brian] I’m going to stay right here. I’m going to stay right here, okay? It’s okay. It’s okay to do it, dude. It’s okay. It’s okay to do it right now. I f***ing love you, bro.
Big Evil: [as he and his men shoot and kill Mike] Checkmate, puto.
La La: Rest in peace, b**ch.
Wicked: We got you, m**herf***ers.
La La: Happy f***ing ending, homies.
Brian Taylor: [at Mike’s funeral] He was my brother.
Brian Taylor: [back on the day of the shooting as they are in their patrol car] If your kid was a girl, would you let her be a cop?
Mike Zavala: Bro, would I want my daughter packing a burner so she could protect herself from the a**holes of the world? Hell, yeah.
Brian Taylor: I want to have a daughter, man. That would be so cool.
Mike Zavala: Just don’t let her date cops.
Brian Taylor: She’s not dating anyone. Ever.
Mike Zavala: [telling the story of when he hid under Gabby’s parents bed] They got down, dude!
Brian Taylor: What?!
Mike Zavala: Oh! I’m talking Gabby’s parents f***ing, dude!
Brian Taylor: Alright. I got it.
Mike Zavala: No! That s**t was so traumatic, man.
Brian Taylor: Let’s go fight crime or something.
Mike Zavala: Okay.