A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Rosen: Your eyes are red. You been smokin' crack?
Beck: Your eyes are glazed. You been eatin' donuts?
Wells: Look at that, two cops wishing me luck. I'm doomed.
Napoleon Wilson: Can't argue with a confident man.
Lt. Ethan Bishop: How did you come by a name like Napoleon Wilson?
Napolean Wilson: I'll tell you some time.
Lt. Ethan Bishop: When will you tell me?
[the street gang breaks through the barricade and rush at Bishop and Wilson]
Napolean Wilson: Make that in a minute or two!
Captain Collins: There are no heroes anymore, Bishop. Just men who follow orders.
Napoleon Wilson: Still have the gun?
Leigh: Two shots. Should I save them for the two of us?
Napoleon Wilson: Save 'em for the first two assholes who come through that vent.
[first lines]
Jake Roenick: Listen to me. What are we talking about, really? Getting high? No. We're talking about a journey, man. A subconscious safari. A mental expedition, OK, a mind trek. This planet has been raped, pillaged and fucked! And the mind is the only uncharted territory
[picks up cocaine]
Jake Roenick: And this shit is the ship. It's the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria and you... are fuckin' Magellan.
[spills a little bit of cocaine]
Jake Roenick: Oh fuck... I spilled some.
[laughs hysterically]
Jake Roenick: So what do you say my Serbian motherfucking friend? Do you want to take a trip or do you want to sit on your ass?
Marko: Yeah, OK, Napoleon... let's see what you got.
Jake Roenick: I want to live; as opposed to I don't want to die.
Beck: Hey Bish... Bish... Bish... Bish, Bish, Bish, Bish, Bish, Bish, Bish... BISH!
[repeated line]
Napoleon Wilson: Got a smoke?
Wilson: That basement's not a bad place to be if they come at us again. The only way in aside from the vent is through that long narrow hallway. We might be able to hold them back for a couple of minutes... at best.
Lt. Ethan Bishop: We'd be trapped down there. No chance of escape.
Wilson: Well, we're not going to last one minute up here with only eight shots between us. The upstairs is out. It's flat, wide open up there. No cover at all.
Lt. Ethan Bishop: [after a pause; confident tone] Someone will come.
Wilson: A man with faith. That's a rare quality.
[to Leigh]
Wilson: What about you?
Leigh: I've never had much faith in anyone coming to my rescue.
Wilson: Maybe you've been associating with the wrong kind of people.
Leigh: I've worked with police officers for five years.
Iris Ferry: I don't bed criminals, okay?
Iris Ferry: I fuck bad boys.
Leigh: The very least of our problems is that we're out of time.
Wilson: It's an old story with me. I was born out of time.
[last lines]
Iris Ferry: Happy New Year, Sarge.
[Wells and Wilson decide who will escape to go for help]
Wilson: We haven't even flipped the coin yet.
Wells: I'm gonna lose.
Wilson: You got a bad attitude, Wells.
Wells: I ALWAYS lose. Had bad luck all my life. How do you think I ended up in here?
Wilson: Maybe your luck will change.
Wells: It might... If we don't flip a coin.
Wilson: What then?
Wells: Potatoes.
Wilson: All right.
Wilson, Wells: [both together] One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Five potato, six potato, seven potato more! Eight potato, nine potato, ten potato, eleven! Kiss my ass and go to heaven! Y-O-U spells YOU!
[Wells loses]
Wells: I told you I was gonna lose! Goddamn it, we're gonna do it again!
Jake Roenick: Put your goddamned gun down !
Napoleon Wilson: I believe in one man.
Warden: You know Wilson, I'm gonna miss you.
Napoleon Wilson: That's not the truth, Warden. You should always tell the truth. Even a little white lie can sometimes trip a man up.
[trips the Prison Warden with his chain]
Napoleon Wilson: He don't stand up as good as he used to.
Marcus Duvall: [Kneels in front of a kneeling Sabian] How many are inside?
Alex Sabian: [Thinking] Uh... 100.
Marcus Duvall: Answer the question.
Kahane: [shakes Sabian] Answer, bitch!
Alex Sabian: [stares at Duvall]
Marcus Duvall: You're a brave woman.
[Stands up and shoots Sabian point blank in the head]
Jake Roenick: [Throwing a badge on the table] So, I just killed someone. His name was Danny Barbaro... he works for Ray Portnow. Tell me Bishop, why are police officers risking their lives to get to you?
Marion Bishop: I suppose you know who I am, Sergant Roenick?
Jake Roenick: You're a scumbag gangster.
Marion Bishop: Well, one of my scumbag partners in crime is your fellow officer, Marcus DuVall. Me and DuVall used to split things fifty-fifty. Marcus got greedy, he wanted more.
Jake Roenick: So what?
Marion Bishop: So, if I go to court and finger all of them... they go to jail, for the rest of their days.
Leigh: I'm curious about one thing.
Napoleon Wilson: Just one?
Leigh: No, there are other things. But at the moment this one interests me the most.
Napoleon Wilson: What's that?
Leigh: Why didn't you climb through that vent and take off down the sewer in the other direction?
Napoleon Wilson: Well, there are two things a man should never run from, even if they cost him his life. One is a man who's helpless and can't run with you.
Leigh: What's the other?
[Napoleon stares at her]
Napoleon Wilson: In my situation, days are like women - each one's so damn precious, but they all end up leaving you.
[Offering Bishop coffee]
Leigh: Black?
Bishop: For over thirty years.
Jake Roenick: Don't miss, Bishop.
Marion Bishop: Run fast, Sergeant.
Marko: My man here say your dog testify at his cousins trial.
Jake Roenick: [laughs] Oh, shit!
Wells: In the meantime, I got this plan. It's called "Save Ass". And the way it works is this - I slip outta one of these windows and I run like a bastard!
Lt. Ethan Bishop: [shoves cop violently to one side] Get away from him!
[to Wilson]
Lt. Ethan Bishop: It would be a privilege if you'd walk outside with me.
Napoleon Wilson: [deadpan] I know it would.
Lt. Ethan Bishop: [smiles] You're pretty fancy, Wilson.
Napoleon Wilson: [smiles] I have moments.
Julie: Why would anybody want to shoot at a police station?
Jake Roenick: Tell me Mrs. Doctor mind fuck, what do you think I'm hiding from? And if you're right, I'll you tell you you're right.
Alex Sabian: I believe the prospect of responsibility has rendered you impotent, and that's why you're working at this old precinct behind a desk
Jake Roenick: I'm injured alright? That's why I'm here
Alex Sabian: Bullshit, you feel responsible for the death of team eight months ago and that's why you're here
Jake Roenick: I didn't do anything wrong a board of inquiry cleared me
Alex Sabian: You didn't do anything wrong but it was your decision that sent them down the left hallway and not the right hallway and out the front door and not the back door and you don't want to make decisions like that again
Jake Roenick: So you may be right, do you want a medal?
Iris Ferry: I can't stop thinking about sex, I usually think about sex a lot but this is crazy
Marion Bishop: Sex and death are very closely related, the Greeks called it Eros and Thanatos love and death, or sex as a way of nullifying thoughts of dying
Lt. Ethan Bishop: [looking at the maintenence hole, before Wells goes out] Looks pretty good to me.
Wilson: Looks like hell. It's all we got.
[last lines]
Lt. Ethan Bishop: You're pretty fancy, Wilson.
Napoleon Wilson: I have moments.
Leigh: I go through all that, and his gun isn't even loaded.
Starker: Detective, you run this precinct like chicken night in Turkey.
Warden: [after punching Wilson out of a chair without the slightest provocation] He just slipped right out of the chair.
Napoleon Wilson: [sarcastic] Yeah, I don't sit in chairs as well as I used to.
Napoleon Wilson: Chains is all I've got to look forward to.
Kathy: I wanted vanilla twist.
Wilson: What do you want?
Starker: Do I have to want something?
Wilson: You're a cop. You're either curious about me, or you wanna give me some shit.
Starker: I don't understand you, Wilson.
Wilson: Curious.
Wells: Look, they've moved the cars.
Bishop: I can't belive it. They parked them where they were before.
Wells: Why'd they do that?
Wilson: From a distance, the street looks normal. Like nothing happened.
Bishop: Like nothing happened? They gunned down five police officers! A secretary, one prisoner, we kill a dozen of them, and that's nothing happened?
Bishop: Well, where are the bodies?
[Bishop looks down at the ground and notices nothing there]
Bishop: They took them away!
Wells: How'd they do it so fast?
Wilson: Maybe they got the good fairy to help them.
Wells: Oh, you really are a smart-ass!
Marion Bishop: Marcus Duvall still lives. To me this is unacceptable.

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