Monday, January 24, 2011

Classic Scene: A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Otto (Kevin Kline) and Ken (Michael Palin) walk out of the courtroom and discuss the likely death of one of the key witnesses in George's trial in A Fish Called Wanda.

Otto: Hi, hon. How you doin'? Ooh, you look great. I love your hair. Time for a coffee?

Ken: No. I've g-g-g...

Otto: Have you thought about it? (Grabs a piece of paper out of Ken's jacket pocket)
Why did he give you this? (He reads it) Eileen Coady. Basil Street.
What does he want you to do? Send her flowers? Do her shopping? Show her a good time? Rub her out? T... (Ken has stiffened in recoil)
He wants you to rub her out? ... He's going to kill her! (Laughing hysterically)

Ken: Fuck off, or I'll kill you.

Otto: So the old lady's gonna m-m-meet with an accident, eh, K-K-Ken? (mocking Ken's stutter and again, laughing hysterically).

Ken: What's so funny?

Otto: It's just that wasting old ladies isn't nice!

Ken: Well it's better than b-b-b-buggering people.

Otto: I bet you a pound you don't kill her.

Ken: All right (walking away from Otto)

Otto: All right! I love watching your ass when you walk.
Is that beautiful or what?! (yelling after Ken) Don't go near him! He's mine!
A pound says he won't kill her!

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