She’s Basque, isn’t she?
They say Basques live by the vendetta. If they hate someone it’s to the death. It’s the same when they love.
That’s why I don’t have no partner, that’s one thing I learned from my daddy.
Your father was a policeman?
Fifteen years LAPD.
My daddy also a policeman.
Your daddy was a cop?
Not a cop, an officer, a legend all over Hong Kong.
My daddy a legend too all over America. My daddy once arrested fifteen people in one night by himself.
My daddy arrested 25 by himself.
…My daddy once saved five crackheads from a burnin’ building, by himself.
My daddy once caught a bullet with his bare hand.
My daddy’ll kick your daddy’s ass all the way from here to China, Japan, wherever the hell you from and all up that Great Wall too.
Hey, don’t talk about my father.
Don’t talk about my daddy.
Why are you always so suspicious?
Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?
You’re one of THOSE kind of people.
What… what kind of people is that?
Can’t hang on to anything nice.
I guess I haven’t had enough practice.
Don’t worry about it. I shoulda known better. I mean… next time I’ll just take my wallet and burn it.
Are you going to call the police? But I am the police.
Look on the bright side. Nobody got hurt.
People got hurt.
I’m saying, I think they died quickly. So I don’t think they got hurt.
[hands Ben a pistol]
Point this end towards the bad guy.
This is not good, Mike.
Stay in here, stay down, and if anybody but me opens that door, you empty that into him.
What if you don’t come back?
Don’t jinx me.
[closes the doors]
That was inspiring…
J. Daniel Atlas:
The closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.