Percy Wetmore Quotes in The Green Mile (1999)


Percy Wetmore Quotes:

  • Percy Wetmore: [after finding Mr. Jingles alive after he steps on him] You switched 'em. You switched 'em somehow, you bastards.

    Brutus "Brutal" Howell: Yeah I always keep a spare mouse in my wallet for occasions such as this.

  • Percy Wetmore: [while tapping Arlen's burned face after being electrocuted] Adios, Chief! Drop us a card from Hell, let us know if it's hot enough...

    Brutus "Brutal" Howell: [Brutus grabs Percy's arm and pushes him away from Arlen's body] He's paid what he's owed; he's square with the house again, so keep your goddamn hands off him!

  • Paul Edgecomb: Men under strain can snap; hurt themselves, hurt others. That's why our job is talking, not yelling. You'll do better to think of this place like an intensive care ward in a hospital.

    Percy Wetmore: I think of it as a bucket of piss to drown rats in! That's all! Anybody doesn't like it can kiss my ass!


    Percy Wetmore: How's that sit?

    [Brutal suddenly grabs Percy by the throat and pins him to the wall]

    Percy Wetmore: Try it! You'll be on the bread lines before the week is out!

  • Hal: Percy. Something to say?

    Percy Wetmore: I didn't know the sponge was supposed to be wet.

    Hal: How many years you spend pissing on a toilet seat before someone told you to put it up?

    Paul Edgecomb: Percy fucked up, Hal, pure and simple.

    Hal: Is that your official position?

    Paul Edgecomb: Don't you think it should be?

  • Paul Edgecomb: We all know who your connections are, Percy. You ever threaten a man on this block again we're all gonna have a go. The job be damned.

    Percy Wetmore: You done?

    Paul Edgecomb: Get all this shit back in the restraining room; you are cluttering up my mile!

  • Percy Wetmore: What's up his ass?

    Paul Edgecomb: You, always, you Percy.

    Percy Wetmore: What I got a hate in you boy, that the way it is around here?

    Paul Edgecomb: Why don't you just move on and take that job down in Briar Ridge? Oh yeah, I know all about it. Sounds to me like a pretty good job.

    Percy Wetmore: Yeah, I might just take it too, soon as you put me up front. Yeah you heard me, I want Brutal's spot for the next execution.

    Paul Edgecomb: Seeing a man die, now that's not enough, you gotta be close enough to smell his nuts cook.

    Percy Wetmore: I just wanna be up front that's all. Come on, one time. And you know what, you can get rid of me, I swear.

    Paul Edgecomb: And what if I say no?

    Percy Wetmore: Well, I might just stick around for good, might make me a career of this... boss.

  • Eduard Delacroix: [In the electric chair, about to be executed] Don't forgot about Mouseville.

    [Paul nods and smiles]

    Percy Wetmore: [whispering] Hey!

    [Del looks at Percy]

    Percy Wetmore: There's no such place!

    [Paul and Brutus exchange appalled looks]

    Percy Wetmore: It's just a fairytale these guys told you to keep you quiet. Just thought you should know... faggot!

    [Paul and Brutus look shocked]

  • Percy Wetmore: Well, well, well, looks like you've got yourself a new friend there, Del.

    Eduard Delacroix: Don't hurt him!

    Percy Wetmore: [to the guards] That the one I chased?

    Paul Edgecomb: Yeah, that's the one. Del's been asking for a box' might keep it for a pet. What do you think?

    Percy Wetmore: You know what? We oughta find a cigar box and some paper from the dispensary to line it with. Yeah, yeah, that should do real nice.

    Paul Edgecomb: Man said get a cigar box.

  • Percy Wetmore: Hell raiser? He look more like a limp noodle to me. Hey!

    [to a doped Wild Bill]

    Percy Wetmore: You've been declared competent, son, 'know what that means? 'Means you gonna ride the lightning. Ha ha.

    Dean Stanton: Percy, will you shut up and give us a hand here?

  • Percy Wetmore: [yells repeatedly as he brings John Coffey in] Dead man! Dead man walking! We got a dead man walking, here!

    Paul Edgecomb: Jesus, please us! What is he yelling about?

    Percy Wetmore: [continues yelling] Dead man! Dead man walking! Dead man! Dead man walking, here!

    [he walks inside, leading a cuffed John Coffey]

    Percy Wetmore: We got a dead man walking, here! Dead man walking! We got a dead man walking, here...

    Paul Edgecomb: Percy!

    [Percy stops]

    Paul Edgecomb: That's enough.

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