Doyle Lonnegan Quotes in The Sting (1973)


Doyle Lonnegan Quotes:

  • Doyle Lonnegan: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?

    Johnny Hooker: He cheats.

  • Floyd: Doyle, I KNOW I gave him four THREES. He had to make a SWITCH. We can't let him get away with that.

    Doyle Lonnegan: What was I supposed to do - call him for cheating better than me, in front of the others?

  • Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat as well.

  • Doyle Lonnegan: [losing his temper with Henry] The name's Lonnegan! Doyle Lonnegan! You're gonna remember that name or you're gonna get yourself a new game! You follow?

  • Doyle Lonnegan: I put it all on Lucky Dan; half a million dollars to win.

    Kid Twist: To win? I said *place*! "Place it on Lucky D-" That horse is gonna run second!

    Doyle Lonnegan: [There is a pause, and Lonnegan runs horrified to the betting booth] There's been a mistake! Gimme my money back!

  • Henry Gondorff: What's your problem?

    Doyle Lonnegan: I'm putting half a million dollars on Lucky Dan to win, third race at Riverside Park.

    Henry Gondorff: Can't lay that off in time. A bet like that could break us.

    [Hooker stares at him incredulously]

    Doyle Lonnegan: Not only are you a cheat, you're a gutless cheat as well.

    Henry Gondorff: What are the odds?

    Eddie Niles: Four to one.

    Henry Gondorff: Take all of it!

  • Doyle Lonnegan: [Repeated line] You follow?

  • Doyle Lonnegan: You see that fella in the red sweather over there? His name's Donnie McCoy. Works a few of the protection rackets for Cunnaro when he's waiting for something better to happen. Donnie and I have known each other since we were six. Take a good look at that face, Floyd. Because if he ever finds out I can be beat by one lousy grifter, I'll have to kill him and every other hood who wants to muscle in on my Chicago operation.

  • Doyle Lonnegan: Mr. Shaw, we usually require a tie at this table... if you don't have one we can get you one.

    Henry Gondorff: That'd be real nice of you, Mr. Lonniman!

    Doyle Lonnegan: Lonnegan.

    [Gondorf nods and burps in response]

  • Doyle Lonnegan: Four nines.

    Henry Gondorff: Four jacks.

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