Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas Quotes in 'Gator Bait (1974)

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Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas Quotes:

  • Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: Dammit, Billy Boy, how many times have I *told* you to leave that Cajun alone? Her daddy and her daddy's daddy's been huntin' these gators in these swamps for a hundred years. And me or no newfangled law's gonna change that! Now it's murder. I've gotta go in and drag that wildcat out, and the only way you get those swamp rats out is *dead*!

  • Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: I want you to keep a tight rein on them boys. I don't want no accidents to happen down here.

    T.J. Bracken: Well, we know all about accidents, don't we, Sheriff?

  • Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: Poachin' and killin's two different things.

    T.J. Bracken: Ain't much difference killin' gators or killin' coonies. Just a little messier, that's all.

  • Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: Did you bring young Ben's body out?

    Deputy - Billy Boy: No, pa, I couldn't. She blowed his head clean off. Besides, she... she sunk your boat.

    Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: [sprays out the liquor he was drinking] Holy *Jesus*! She sunk my boat, *too*? I just paid $3,000 for that boat!

  • Deputy - Billy Boy: You reckon we'd better get some more men to back us up, pa?

    Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: Hell, no, she's only one girl. Best to keep this thing quiet. No use upsettin' everybody.

    Deputy - Billy Boy: What you reckon them Brackens gonna do, pa?

    Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas: I don't know. T.J.'s a mean old bastard, and Pete and Leroy I think are just sick in the head.

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