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Al Pacino is wondering what amazing line he will utter next in classic film

Quad Cinema
34 West 13th St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
March 14-30

“In a sense this is a homecoming for me,” stage and screen legend Al Pacino says of the extensive Quad series “Pacino’s Way,” running March 14-30 and consisting of more than thirty films starring and/or directed by the East Harlem–born, Bronx-raised Oscar, Tony, and Grammy winner. The seventy-seven-year-old Method actor will be at the Quad for the New York City premiere of the double feature Wilde Salomé and Salomé, both directed by the longtime Greenwich Village resident and based on the Oscar Wilde play. Pacino is one of the most quotable actors in the history of cinema, delivering memorable lines, as only he can, in films both great and, well, not so great. “The more naturalistic, photogenic qualities of film complement the language-driven essence of classical theater,” he notes. Below are some of his best movie quotes, followed by when the films they’re from will play at the Quad, but you’re gonna have to figure out which movie is which yourselves.

Al Pacino is looking for his next Bard quote in Looking for Richard

Al Pacino is looking for his next William Shakespeare quote

“I want to kill myself sometimes when I think that I’m the only person in the world and that part of me that feels that way is trapped inside this body, that only bumps into other bodies, without ever connecting to the only other person in the world trapped inside of them. We have to connect. We just have to.”
Wednesday, March 14, 1:45, and Wednesday, March 21, 4:25

“Are you listening to me, son? I’m giving you pearls here.”
Wednesday, March 14, 4:05, and Monday, March 19, 7:40

“You think you’re big time, you gonna fuckin’ die big time. You ready? Here comes the pain.”
Wednesday, March 14, 9:00, and Thursday, March 22, 6:00

“Four seconds is a lifetime!”
Thursday, March 15, 8.45, and Sunday, March 25, 4:10

“You’re out of order. You’re out of order. The whole trial is out of order.”
Friday, March 16, 5:10, and Tuesday, March 20, 6:40

“I’m a germ. You should split.”
Friday, March 16, 3:00, and Saturday, March 24, 3:25

“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
Friday, March 16, 7:30, and Sunday, March 25, 1:00

“Max, you should be more careful where you drop your drawers. Some scorpion will put a lip-lock on your big ass.”
Saturday, March 17, 1:00, and Thursday, March 22, 3:50

Al Pacino has plenty to say to Gene Hackman

Al Pacino isn’t scared of having plenty to say to Gene Hackman in indie drama

“The reality is, we do not wash our own laundry!”
Saturday, March 17, 5:30, and Wednesday, March 28, 4:00

“It’s not personal. It’s strictly business.”
Saturday, March 17, 8:00, and Monday, March 26, 7:00

“Wait a minute! Wait. I’m having a thought. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. I’m gonna have a thought. It’s coming . . . It’s gone.”
Sunday, March 18, 1:00, and Sunday, March 25, 11:00 am

“I’m Donald Duck.”
Sunday, March 18, 3:05, and Thursday, March 22, 8:45

“There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
Sunday, March 18, 6:20, and Tuesday, March 27, 7:00

No need to worry; Al Pacino is only temporarily speechless in courtroom fave

No need to worry; Al Pacino is only temporarily speechless in courtroom fave

“I subscribe to the law of contrary public opinion: If everyone thinks one thing, then I say bet the other way.”
Tuesday, March 20, 2:30, Friday, March 23, 7:00, and Thursday, March 29, 4:30

“Look at me. Underestimated from day one. You’d never think I was master of the universe, now would you?”
Tuesday, March 20, 9:00, and Friday, March 23, 1:45

“What’s she gonna do, shoot me? We’re in a restaurant!”
Wednesday, March 21, 2:05, and Thursday, March 29, 6:30

“Wyoming, that’s not a country.”
Wednesday, March 21, 6:45, and Friday, March 30, 3:30

“A wise guy’s always right; even when he’s wrong, he’s right.”
Friday, March 23, 4:30, Saturday, March 24, 5:40, and Wednesday, March 28, 1:30

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