Simple Simon-ass motherfuckers!

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas: See, ya are what ya are in this world. That's either one of two things: Either you're somebody, or you ain't nobody.

Detective Richie Roberts: My investigation indicates that Frank Lucas is above the Mafia.
District Attorney: Who does he work for? Which family?
Detective Richie Roberts: He's not Italian, he's black.
District Attorney: No black man has accomplished what the American Mafia hasn't in a hundred years!

This is my home. My country. Frank Lucas don't run from nobody. This is America.

Frank Lucas

Nephew: I don't wanna play baseball no more.
Huey Lucas: Frank, we got a problem.
Frank Lucas: [looks at his brother, then his nephew] Well, what do you want?
Nephew: I want what you got Uncle Frank. I wanna be you.

The number one fear of people isn't dying, it's public speaking.

Detective Richie Roberts

Frank Lucas is the most dangerous man walking the streets of our city.

Detective Richie Roberts

Judges, lawyers, cops, politicians. They stop bringing dope into this country, about a hundred thousand people are gonna be out of a job.

Detective Richie Roberts

I swear, I will pull out my gun and put a bullet in your fuckin' head!

Detective Richie Roberts

They tried to kill MY WIFE!

Frank Lucas

I got Harlem. I took care of Harlem, so Harlem's gonna take care of me.

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas: It don't mean nothing to me for you to show up tomorrow morning with your head blown off.
Detective Richie Roberts: Get in line. That one stretches around the block.

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I got Harlem. I took care of Harlem, so Harlem's gonna take care of me.

Frank Lucas

20 Percent.

Frank Lucas