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Look, kid, I - how much you weigh, son? When you weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds you were beautiful. You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast.
It wasn't him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night. We're going for the price on Wilson." You remember that? "This ain't your night"! My night! I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short-end money.
Oh I had some bets down for you. You saw some money.
You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley.
Shouldn't everybody care about everybody else?
Boy, what a fruitcake you are!
I mean, isn't everybody a part of everybody else?
And you really believe that drool?
Yes, I do.
You wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.
I never met anyone like you. There's not a spark of sentiment or romance or human kindness in your whole body.
What good does it do ya besides get ya in trouble?
And when things and people get in your way, you just knock them aside, get rid of them, is that your idea?
[after Terry is badly beaten by Johnny Friendly and his goons]
How about Terry? He don't work, we don't work.
Work! He can't even walk!
If Terry walks in, we walk in with him. [To Father Barry] They're waitin' for him to walk in.
[to Terry] Do you hear that, Terry?...You lost a battle, but you have a chance to win the war....Can you walk?...Just finish what you started. You can!
Get me on my feet.
[Father Barry and Edie help Terry stand up]
How're you doing?
Am I on my feet?
[Terry staggers through past Friendly; the longshoremen follow]
Where you guys going? Wait a minute! I'll remember this! I'll remember every one of you! I'll be back! Don't you forget that! I'll be back!
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