Gorky Park (1983)
Irina Asanova: KGB have better cars, you know.
Arkady Renko: Ah, but they don't always take you where you want to go, do they?
Golodkin: Girls like screwing foreigners, don't they? It's almost as good as travel.
Arkady Renko: I always wanted to meet an American. You are so, so different. Forgive me for staring. Only once before did I ever meet an American, in the flesh, so to speak. A young student, Kirwell I think he was called. James Kirwell.
Jack Osborne: Oh?
Arkady Renko: But he was dead.
Jack Osborne: That doesn't count then, does it?
Jack Osborne: There's a sliver of food on your upper lip.
Arkady Renko: I'm just a plodding investigator, no style. Completely out of my depth. Oh, yes. Three bodies, three people, shot down and mutilated in Gorky Park, and me, I have food on my lip.
Jack Osborne: Not even caviar at that. I somehow feel that the executioner, whoever he may be, would have preferred somebody, a more nimble opponent.
William Kirwill: You know what a born-again Christian is, Renko?
Arkady Renko: No.
William Kirwill: Born-again Christians. They don't smoke, they don't swear, they don't fuck, all they do is talk about Jesus, try to walk on the goddamn water. That was Jimmy, God love him.
Arkady Renko: Too many people in our society disappear without trace.
Professor Andreev: Oh. Why is that?
Arkady Renko: They fall into a chasm.
Professor Andreev: What sort of chasm?
Arkady Renko: The one between what is said and what is done.
Professor Andreev: [Renko is talking very loudly, and Andreev's lab technicians are listening] You may not be long for this world, my fine imprudent fellow.
Pasha: [Renko and Pasha are discussing likely KGB involvement in the Gorky Park murders] Is it that shit-head Pribluda?
Arkady Renko: That's like asking if the girl is a virgin when you see her in bed with a man on top of her.
Pasha: What man?
[Renko gives him a "you're missing the point" look]
Arkady Renko: [to the bartender] A Stinger, please.
Arkady Renko: Stinger.
William Kirwill: That's a whore's drink.
Arkady Renko: I am a whore.
Irina Asanova: Well, are you going to arrest me for losing my skates?
Arkady Renko: [pulls the reconstructed head out of the box: shows it to a frightened Irina] Here is Valerya.
Levin: [conducting an autopsy] I'm used to dealing with the dead. The only emotion I feel about one of these is a faint hope it may be a Party official.
KGB Agent Rurik: [entering the Sheraton Stockholm] I've ordered Stingers.
Maj. Pribluda: Stingers? What's that?
KGB Agent Rurik: Cognac and creme de menthe.
Maj. Pribluda: Which of the two is meant to spoil the other?
KGB Agent Rurik: [laughs] In Sweden, all excesses are permitted.
Professor Andreev: Promise me I can have your face when the breath has left your body.
Irina Asanova: The director of that film promised me a pair of new boots if I went to bed with him. Think I should?
Arkady Renko: Well, the winter's almost over.
Irina Asanova: Exactly, and me a Siberian, I'm used to the cold.
Arkady Renko: It is more than possible that KGB killed those three people.
Iamskoy: I agree.
Arkady Renko: Then it is likely they are laying a trap for me.
Arkady Renko: Three years ago I tried to arrest Major Pribluda. I proved he was an assassin. You remember those two bodies found by the river.
Iamskoy: God, it's cold out here. You want to freeze my blood even more?
Arkady Renko: I'm trying to save a life.
Arkady Renko: Mine! I'm on a case that reeks of KGB involvement.
Professor Andreev: [after reconstructing the face of the dead woman from Gorky Park] Goodbye, pretty lady.
Natasha: [Renko and his friend Anton are drinking brandy when Anton's wife, Natasha, brings them vodka] Wouldn't you two rather drink good Soviet vodka?
Arkady Renko: No, Natasha, wicked French wine will do.
Levin: [Levin has just sawed off the heads of two of the Gorky Park corpses for reconstruction] Do you want the third one?
Arkady Renko: We have no idea what the big man looked like. Besides, how many do you think I can carry?
Levin: Just so long as you know what to say if they stop you in the street.
Maj. Pribluda: [Pribluda suddenly arrives on the scene of the Gorky Park killings] Greetings, Comrades! I bring you hot water bottles!
Professor Andreev: [Applying grub worms] The way to do this is to imagine they are your loved one, these little creatures. Oh yes, we need them... and don't the ones you love, eat up your flesh?