Gut Rumbles

August 23, 2004

another trivia question

One of the best lines I ever heard in a movie:

"It ain't your WORD that counts! It's who you GIVE IT TO!"

Who said that and what movie was it? (No fair looking in the "About Me" section of my blog. The answer is there.)

If you don't know the answer on your own, you need to be dragged off and shot. It's from the best western ever filmed.


Best Western ever filmed was Lonesome Dove.

Posted by: James Old Guy on August 23, 2004 09:29 AM

BRAVO!!!! I love ya James!!!

I was about to say the same thing... My thought was, "That line is in Lonesome Dove? I never heard it once..."

I even said that out loud to Eric, as I was clicking into the comments.
We both cheered James' answer and neither of us (me or Eric) have any idea what movie it really comes from.... Sorry Pappy... *smile*

Posted by: Stevie on August 23, 2004 10:09 AM

The Wild Bunch.

Posted by: John Russell on August 23, 2004 10:15 AM

Yep, Ernest Borgnine's character in "The Wild Bunch".

Posted by: John on August 23, 2004 10:33 AM

Gads people! "Lonesome Dove" - almost there. I do love the scene in the bar when Duvall smashes the barkeep's face in the bar and says "I won't tolerate rudeness in a man."

But Borgnine ( as Dutch Engstrom) to Holden (as Pike Bishop) in "The Wild Bunch" is the correct answer. How can anyone who claims to like movies or guns NOT know that movie by heart?

Peckinpah would have enjoyed "Lonesome Dove" and assumed a woman directed it. Bunch of Nancys.

Posted by: Jay on August 23, 2004 12:04 PM

Ernie played "Dutch" in the movie and he said that line to William Holden when Pike said the Robert Reed character gave his word to the railroad people chasing them.

I always liked that line. What good does it do you to keep your word with a dishonest man? Or woman, for that matter.

Posted by: Acidman on August 23, 2004 12:05 PM

You are correct about the line, but Lonesome Dove is the best western ever made.

Posted by: James Old Guy on August 23, 2004 02:21 PM

Unless I'm mistaken, Tommy Lee Jones said the line about not tolerating rudeness in a man, and he did it after racing down mainstreet in that town when Rick Shroeder was being harrased.

Posted by: rivlax on August 23, 2004 02:31 PM

Yeah, and Capt. Call beat the shit out of that guy with everything he could lay his hands on. Woodrow thought he was going to have to club him with a pistol-butt to simmer him down.

Posted by: Acidman on August 23, 2004 08:31 PM

I meant to say AUGUSTUS, not Woodrow in that last comment.

Posted by: Acidman on August 23, 2004 08:32 PM

Wild Bunch

...though the quote is incorrect, it's a decent summary

Posted by: Tex on August 25, 2004 02:00 AM
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