Public Enemies is the newest addition to Johnny Depp’s outstanding archive of movies he’s starred in. Other actors playing in the new film, Public Enemies, include Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. Directed by Michael Mann, this wonderful movie is a true story of legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger (Depp), the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. Dillinger was a modern day outlaw – no one could stop him and his gang.
Here are some of the most memorable quotes from Public Enemies.
John Dillinger: I like baseball, movies, good clothes, whiskey, fast cars… and you. What else you need to know?
John Dillinger: Well if it isn’t the man who shot Pretty-Boy Floyd. Good thing ’cause he sure wasn’t Whiz-Kid Floyd.
Melvin Purvis: What keeps you awake nights, Mr. Dillinger?
John Dillinger: Coffee.
John Dillinger: We’re having too good a time today. We ain’t thinking about tomorrow.
Billie Frechette: What do you want?
John Dillinger: Everything. Right now.
Melvin Purvis: The only way you’re walking out of this jail cell is when we take you out to execute you.
John Dillinger: Well, we’ll see about that.
John Dillinger: [nodding at money on a table] That’s your money, mister?
Bank Teller: [nervously] Yes.
John Dillinger: We’re here for the bank’s money, not yours. Put it away.
Dillinger: [to girlfriend Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard)] “You ain’t going nowhere. I’m gonna die an old man in your arms. We’re too good for ’em. They ain’t tough enough, smart enough or fast enough. I can hit any bank I want, any time. They got to be at every bank, all the time. That’s why we’re on top of the world. Ain’t nobody can lay a glove on us. No … I ain’t going nowhere. Neither are you. What you got to say about that?” [Billie kisses him.]
Lawyer: “They’re extraditing you.”
Dillinger: “Where to?”
Dillinger: “Why? I have absolutely nothing I want to do in Indiana.”
Dillinger: “What if we could get out of here altogether? You wanna take that ride with me?”
Billie: “Yeah, I wanna take that ride with you.”
John Dillinger: They ain’t tough enough, smart enough or fast enough. I can hit any bank I want, any time. They got to be at every bank, all the time.
John Dillinger: (Approaching group of police officers) What’s the score?
Billie Frechette: They say you’re the man who shot him.
Charles Winstead: That’s right. One of ’em.
Billie Frechette: So why are you coming to see me? To see the damage you done?
Charles Winstead: No. I came here because he asked me to. When he went down, he said somethin’. I put my ear next to his mouth, and what I think he said was this. He said, ‘Tell Billie for me: Bye bye, Blackbird.’
[Billie starts to cry as Winstead gets up to leave]
John Dillinger: You wanna know if we’re armed? We’re armed.
John Dillinger: Bye-bye, blackbird.
Public Enemies Quotes