Chas Quotes in The Car (1977)


Chas Quotes:

  • Chas: I shouldn't have left her.

    Wade Parent: Nothing would have changed. He would have taken you out too. I talked to her... she called me when she got back here. She could hear the engine coming down the street.

    [choking back the tears]

    Wade Parent: She was so frightened. I don't know... I don't know.

    Luke: I know why he didn't go into the cemetery.

    [Wade turns to look at Luke]

    Luke: I know why. There's no other reason... the ground... was hallowed.

    [Wade gives Luke a skeptical glare]

    Luke: That's what I say... but you think about it. Everything that's happened... what it did to the guys, and how.

    [Wade turns and walks out of the house]

    Luke: Everybody else was killed on the street! Lauren was killed in the middle of her own living room! She was special... why? Because she cursed him, that's why!

    Wade Parent: I don't believe it, I don't accept it.

    Luke: Wade, that car flew into that house four feet off the ground. And how did he know where she lived?

    Wade Parent: Keep the road blocks up, get all the other guys. Get 'em down at the station right away.

  • Chas: [to Lauren, as they drive past his mobile home] Just checkin' the tipi.

  • Priest: If there be anyone who objects to this union, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.

    [Chuckie bursts in]

    Chuckie Finster: No-o-o-o-o-o-o!

    Chas: (in awe) His first word!

  • Chas: Don't you feel that it's a little odd that there's a Japanese themed amusement park located right in the middle of France?

    Stuart 'Stu' Pickles: It's like what the French say: "Just go with La Flow."

  • [in a hospital ward]

    Chas: Why did you try to kill yourself?

    Ethel: Don't press him right now.

    Richie: I wrote a suicide note.

    Chas: You did?

    Richie: Yeah. Right after I regained consciousness.

    Chas: Can we read it?

    Richie: No.

    Chas: Can you paraphrase it for us?

    Richie: I don't think so.

    Chas: Is it dark?

    Richie: Of course it's dark, it's a suicide note.

  • Eli: Did I hit the dog?

    Chas: Yeah.

    Eli: Is he dead?

    Chas: Yeah.

    Eli: I need help.

  • Chas: I've had a rough year, dad.

    Royal: I know you have, Chassie.

  • [after the fire drill]

    Chas: Four minutes, forty-eight seconds. We're all dead. Burned to a crisp.

  • Royal: [laying some flowers on the grave of his mother - Helen O'Reilly Tenenbaum, 1899-1954] She was a tough old broad, wasn't she?

    Chas: I wouldn't know. Excuse me.

    [he starts to head off with his sons Ari and Uzi to visit their mother's grave]

    Royal: Oh, that's right, we've got another body buried here, haven't we?

  • Ethel: What are you talking about?

    Chas: The apartment. I have to get some new sprinklers and a back-up security system installed.

    Ethel: But there are no sprinklers here either.

    Chas: We might have to do something about that too.

  • Uzi Tenenbaum: Who's your father?

    Chas: His name is Royal Tenenbaum.

    Ari: You told us he was already dead.

    Chas: Yeah, well, now he's really dying.

  • [after seeing Royal asleep on a hospital bed with a heart monitor and IV at his bedside]

    Chas: Get out.

  • Chas: Please don't get in the middle of this, Mr. Sherman. This is a family matter.

    Margot: Don't talk to him like that.

    Henry Sherman: Call me Henry.

    Chas: I prefer Mr. Sherman.

    Ethel: Call him Henry.

    Chas: Why? I don't know him that well.

    Ethel: You've known him for 10 years.

    Chas: As your accountant, Mr. Sherman, yes.

  • Royal: First thing I want to do is take you out to see your grandmother, at some point.

    Richie: I haven't been out there since I was 6.

    Margot: I haven't been out there at all, I was never invited.

    Royal: Well, she wasn't your real grandmother, and I never knew how much interest you had, uh, sweetie. Anyway, you're invited now.

    Richie: You know, Rachael's buried out there too.

    Royal: Who?

    Chas: My wife.

    Royal: Oh, that's right, isn't it. Well, we'll have to swing by her grave too.

    [Chas slams his book shut and angrily walks out]

  • [Chas has told Royal to get out of the house. As Royal gets up to leave he suddenly seems to suffer some kind of 'attack' and falls to the floor]

    Chas: Are you OK?

    Royal: [with a wooden spoon between his teeth] 'Fuck do you care?

  • Royal: I got a pretty bad case of cancer.

    Chas: [yawns] How long you gonna last?

    Royal: Not long.

    Chas: A month? A year?

    Royal: About six weeks. Let me get to the point, the three of you and your mother are all I've got and I love you more than anything.

    [Chas scoffs and mock laughs]

    Royal: Chas, let me finish here. I've got six weeks to set things right with you and I aim to do it. Will you give me a chance?

    Chas: No.

    Royal: Do you speak for everyone?

    Chas: I speak for myself.

  • Richie: I think he's very lonely. Lonelier than he lets on. Maybe lonelier than he even realizes.

    Ethel: Have you spoken to him about this?

    Richie: Briefly. And he agreed that...

    Chas: I'm sorry, maybe I'm a little confused here. What are you suggesting?

    Richie: That he come here and stay in my room.

    Chas: Are you out of your mind?

    Richie: No. I'm not. Anyway I think he'd be much more comfortable here than at...

    Chas: Who gives a shit?

    Richie: I do.

    Chas: You poor sucker. You poor, washed up papa's boy.

  • Chas: Looks like you and Dad are back together again, huh.

    Richie: He's your dad too, Chas.

    Chas: No, he's not.

    Richie: Yes, he is.

    Chas: You really hate me, don't you?

    Richie: No. I don't. I love you.

    Chas: Well, I don't know what you think you're gonna get out of this, but believe me, whatever it is, it's not worth it.

    Richie: Chas. I don't want to hurt you. I know what you and the boys have been through. You're my brother and I love you.

    Chas: Stop saying that!

  • [to Royal]

    Chas: Please don't come in this room.

  • Royal: [to Chas] Well... you sued me... twice. Got me disbarred. I don't hold it against you, do I?

    [cut to Chas and Royal in court, sitting with their lawyers in front of the Judge]

    Judge: And how is it possible for Mr. Tenenbaum to withdraw these funds without your written authorization?

    Royal: Objection, Your Honor. Damn it, I...

    Royal's Lawyer: Why don't you leave the objections to me, Royal?

    Chas: Because I started the corporation when I was a minor. So, my father was the primary signatory on most of my accounts.

    [Chas' lawyer whispers in his ear]

    Chas: He also stole bonds out of my safety deposit box when I was fourteen.

    [Royal looks at Chas, then back at the judge. He chuckles uncomfortably]

    Royal: [back in present day, to Chas] You think you could start forgiving me?

    Chas: Why should I?

    Royal: Because you're hurting me.

  • [Chas Tenenbaum and his sons enter his mother's house with several bags]

    Etheline Tenenbaum: Chas? What's going on?

    Chas: We got locked out of our apartment.

    Etheline Tenenbaum: Well, did you call a locksmith?

    Chas: Uh huh.

    Etheline Tenenbaum: Well, I don't understand. Did you pack your bags before you got locked out?

  • Chas: [limping off the diving board] I have got a really bad cramp. I've been having really bad cramps all week.

    Jason Melon: It's probably menstrual.

    Chas: Screw you, Melon!

  • Chas: I need a bohemian atmosphere!

  • [Chas flicks his cigarette ash onto a rug]

    Turner: That rug's over two hundred years old.

    Chas: Yeah, it looks it.

  • Chas: [to Mick Jagger] You're a comical little geezer. You'll look funny when you're fifty.

  • Chas: America's a blinding place for nightlife.

  • Pherber: I don't recognize your voice.

    Chas: Well, I've been away, haven't I?

    Pherber: And I don't recognize your face.

    Chas: You should see my motor.

    Pherber: [looks at Chas quizzically]

    Chas: My motor. Had an argument with a cement wall on the way over. Goodbye the Ferrari.

  • Chas: I am a bullet.

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