On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Director: Elia Kazan | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Released: 1954 | Runtime: 108 min

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

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On the Waterfront Quotes

  • [Terry returns to Johnny Friendly's bar after setting up Joey Doyle]
    Charlie: So, how'd it go?
    Terry: He up on the roof.
    Charlie: The pigeon?
    Terry: Uh, yeah, it worked.
  • Terry : You know, I seen you a lot of times before. Remember parochial school out on Paluski Street? Seven, eight years ago. Your hair, you had your hair uh...
    Edie : Braids.
    Terry : Looked like a hunk of rope. And you had wires on your teeth and glasses and everything. You was really a mess.
  • Father Barry : Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. Well, they better wise up!
  • Father Barry : You want to know what's wrong with our waterfront? It's the love of a lousy buck. It's making love of a buck - -the cushy job - -more important than the love of man!
  • Terry Malloy: You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.[2]
  • Father Barry: You'd better get rid of that gun, unless you haven't got the guts, and if you don't, you'd better hang on to it!
  • Tall Priest: This Darth Vader costume's simply super.
  • The Flashing Blade: I told you before, I'm in love with Judith Chalmers.
    The Flashing Bladess: [disappointed, yet emotionless] Lucky Judy.
    The Flashing Blade: Yes, she is.
  • Terry: You know this city's full of hawks? That's a fact. They hang around on the top of the big hotels. And they spot a pigeon in the park. Right down on him.
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