Movie Quote of the Day – Con Air, 1997 (dir. Simon West)


Garland Greene: Two went down, one came up.
Cameron Poe: Wasn’t my fault.
Garland Greene: Well, you don’t have to tell me. Most murders are crimes of necessity rather than desire. But the great ones, Dahmer, Gacy, Bundy. . .they did it because it excited them.
Cameron Poe: Don’t you. . .I got nothing in common with them, with you. Don’t you talk to me! They were insane.
Garland Greene: Now you’re talking semantics. What if I told you insane was working 50 hours a week in some office for 50 years at the end of which they tell you to piss off, ending up in some retirement village hoping to die before suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time? Wouldn’t you consider that to be insane?
Cameron Poe: Murdering 30 people, semantics or not, is insane!
Garland Greene: One girl. . .I drove through three states wearing her head as a hat.
Cameron Poe: It’s my daughter’s birthday today. So please feel free not to share everything with me.

About Marya E. Gates

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Posted on December 13, 2012, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great movie. Fun, WITTY, intelligent script. Good acting, even from Cage in this scene (the bit where he starts to listen to Greene as he has a point, then shakes it off, literally jittering his head in disgust/fear/COGNITIVE DISSONANCE at the realization that Garland Greene, apart from the hat bit, has a point about what insanity is and the lies told about it.

    I’d pay $30 per cinema ticket (currently about half of that or less where I live) if it brought back that quality to Hollywood. With the promise of a refund if I didn’t like it (or part-refund, risk-sharing model). Let the bean-counters put their money where their mouths are. Let STAGE CRAFT and its screen derivatives be what rules, so good writing, good direction, good screenplay and special effects being the LAST priority – imagination-stimulation first, not last!
    Along with actors who can actually act…

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