Police Dispatcher Quotes in The Blues Brothers (1980)


Police Dispatcher Quotes:

  • Police Dispatcher: Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers HAS been approved.

  • Police Dispatcher: [on Cosmo's police radio] Attention all units. Transit police report officer down at Balbo Station. Kimble is suspect! Repeat; Officer Down!

    Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: What'd he do, shoot a cop?

    Cosmo Renfro: Chicago PD will eat him alive!

  • Police dispatcher: police radio: Johnny?

    John Biebe: into radio: Yeah?

    Police dispatcher: There's a helicopter hovering over town hall. Looks Russian.

  • [Doug, Coughlin, and Gloansy make a second pass around the block while waiting for the armored car to show up. As they are reaching the bank, they see the armored car pulling up]

    Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan: Say your prayers. Here we go. Here we go...

    [Doug and Coughlin put on rubber masks with nuns' faces, complete with veils. In slow motion, a young boy on the sidewalk sees Doug, in disguise, holding an assault rifle with the stock up. He stares, petrified. In real time, Gloansy speeds up, runs a stop sign, and makes a hard right hand turn, screeching to a halt. Doug and Coughlin jump out of the backseat. Doug pistol-whips the guard unloading the coal bag, while Coughlin jumps into the back of the truck]

    James Coughlin: Don't move!

    [He pistol-whips the guard in the back. The driver, petrified, can't do anything. Outside, Doug shoves the coal bag, which comes to a rest against their van's trunk, while Coughlin loads money into his duffel bags. Doug holds his gun as bystanders begin to flee the area. Gloansy, sitting in the driver's seat, hears something on his police scanner]

    Police Dispatcher: ...All units in the area, 261 in progress...

    [Gloansy turns to address Doug and Coughlin]

    Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan: The call went out!

    [Inside the truck, Coughlin looks up, and sees that the driver has left his seat]

    Beacon G.I. Joe Driver: Get out here asshole! I got your friend!

    [Coughlin turns and sees that the driver is holding a gun to Doug's back. He immediately draws his own assault rifle]

    Doug MacRay: Calm down. Put your gun away, you're gonna get hurt.

    James Coughlin: Put that fucking gun down now!

    Beacon G.I. Joe Driver: My God, you are the...

    [Coughlin shoots the guard in the chest - seriously wounding him, and barely missing Doug]

    Doug MacRay: Geez!

    [Coughlin jumps out of the truck and stands over the unconscious guard]

    James Coughlin: Should've stayed in the truck!

    [He and Doug get back in the van]

  • Pat - Police Car 47 Driver: I tell you, Joel, you'll change your mind. You just had a tough experience. That's all.

    Joel - Police Car 47: Aw, baloney. I learned about women from her. Say, I wouldn't look at another dame if she was Zigfield's best!

    Police Dispatcher: [On the radio] Calling car number 47, number 4 - 7, a nude woman at the corner of Elm and Berry.

    Joel - Police Car 47: Oh, let's go! Hurry, we might lose her!

    Police Dispatcher: [On the radio] A nude woman at the corner of Elm and Berry. All other cars stay away.

  • Police dispatcher: Calling Car 15. Calling Car 15. Car 15!

    Pat Patton: Car 15, Patton speaking.

    Police dispatcher: Contact Dick Tracy at once. Have him go over to the Flawless Furs warehouse. Dillon reports some shenanigans - a busted fuse box at the garage.

    Pat Patton: Then tell him to call-tell him to call an electrician, not Dick Tracy

    Police dispatcher: Now come on, Pat! The night watchman has disappeared. It might be homicide.

    Pat Patton: Oh, that's different. I'll tell Dick Tracy right away!

  • [first lines]

    Police Dispatcher: Attention all cars, attention all cars: general alarm. Car 22, go to 733 Spring Avenue, it's a 341, that is all.

  • Jimmy: [Flaunting a copy of The Morning Gazette with the headline KILLER DELMAR ESCAPES!] How d'ya like my scoop?

    Newsstand girl: [uninterested] Awright.

    Jimmy: Alright? Say listen, when I get news it's so hot they have to print it on asbestos.

    Newsstand girl: Say, don't you ever stop patting yourself on the back?

    Jimmy: Sure, when I'm sunburnt. Listen honey, how would you like to have dinner with the best reporter in town?

    Newsstand girl: I'd love it. Where is he?

    Jimmy: Well, you're looking right at him. Jimmy Hawley in person, not a picture.

    Newsstand girl: Aw, you newsguys are all alike. Last time I had a date with one he left me flat while he was out chasin' police cars.

    Jimmy: Oh, not me, honey. My day's work is done when I punch the clock. Now first I'll take you to dinner, then to a picture show. Whaddya say?

    Newsstand girl: No.

    Jimmy: Aw, come off. Can't ya see that nice thick, juicy steak smothered in onions and mushrooms, french fried potatoes, coffee, apple pie a la mode...

    Newsstand girl: Ya got me boy. But the only reason I'm goin' is 'cause I'm hungry. When do we eat?

    Jimmy: Right now. Get your hat.

    Newsstand girl: Watch it for me, will ya Pearl? I got a supper.

    Police dispatcher: [sirens are heard] ... Los Angeles Police Department calling cars, attention please... Cars 15, 16, 17, 18, go to Union Station. Pick up officers on your way. Killer Delmar reported in vicinity.

    Cop in car: ...Step on it!

    [More police chatter]

    Jimmy: [Jimmy jumps on the running board of a police car] Delmar, eh?

    Cop in car: Yeah.

    Jimmy: Come on, step on it!

    [Newsstand girl comes out on the sidewalk, ready for dinner, looks all around for Jimmy, and realizes she's been stood up yet again]

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