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Carmine Falcone (Character)
from "Gotham" (2014)

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"Gotham: Penguin's Umbrella (#1.7)" (2014)
Sal Maroni: Um, I heard Vic Zzasz tore up the GCPD, tracking down Gordon. Did you catch him yet?
Carmine Falcone: We're working on it.
Sal Maroni: Well, good luck with that. There's nothing more dangerous than an honest man, huh?

Carmine Falcone: What on earth are you thinking?
James Gordon: We're thinking we're taking you both to jail and charge you with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Carmine Falcone: Try and take me in, you won't make it to the end of the street.
Mayor Aubrey James: That's exactly what I said.
James Gordon: This is a lawful arrest. If you resist, you will be shot.
Carmine Falcone: I see. We all die together in a blaze of glory.
James Gordon: If that's how it works out, it's fine with me. How about you, Harvey?
Harvey Bullock: Fine by me.
Mayor Aubrey James: Oh, God.

Carmine Falcone: I envy you boys. Having nothing to lose must be liberating. Must feel pretty good.
James Gordon: Yes, it does.
Carmine Falcone: Suppose you did have something to lose. What would you do then? Suppose, for instance, I had a knife to Barbara Kean's throat, right now? Would you still be so brave?
James Gordon: You don't.
Carmine Falcone: I'm telling you, I do.
James Gordon: You're a liar.
Carmine Falcone: I have many faults, but I'm not a liar. Victor Zsasz has Barbara. You know Victor.
James Gordon: You're lying. She's far away.
Carmine Falcone: She came back. Came right to me to plead for your life. You have a good woman there. She loves you very much. Too much.
James Gordon: Prove it. Prove you have her.
Carmine Falcone: I could. But I won't. I want you to believe me.
Harvey Bullock: It's obvious, Jim. He's lying.
Carmine Falcone: Am I? If you think, go ahead and try to bring me in. You'll be dead, so you won't know what happens to Barbara. But it won't be pretty.
Harvey Bullock: Lying.
Carmine Falcone: On my mother's grave. Drop your gun, and Barbara won't be harmed in any way.

Oswald Cobblepot: Mr. Falcone, indeed I have a secret of great value. I have one request: give the job of killing me to James Gordon.
Carmine Falcone: Why him?
Oswald Cobblepot: He's the only man under your sway with a conscience. He can be persuaded to spare me.
Carmine Falcone: Why would I agree to that? I want you dead, you're a snitch.
Oswald Cobblepot: Because I will be your snitch for life. I will snitch my way into the Maroni family. I have a gift for this, I'm excellent at this kind of thing.
Carmine Falcone: If the job of killing you goes to James Gordon, what is the valuable secret?
Oswald Cobblepot: Fish Mooney and Nikolai the Russian only pretend to hate each other. They're lovers. She's pushing him to take your place so she can take over from him.
Carmine Falcone: Hmm... that *is* a valuable secret.

Fish Mooney: Gordon must die, Bullock must die, Penguin must die today!
Carmine Falcone: You're overreacting. You want to start a war over the guy who carried your umbrella?
Fish Mooney: He was on my hip every bit of the way! He knows things!
Carmine Falcone: What things?
Fish Mooney: ...He knows too much!
Carmine Falcone: Go to Maroni and politely ask for him back - *politely*.

Carmine Falcone: Such a waste though. Gotham needs men like you. Both of you. Strong men with principles. I wish I could show you I'm not the enemy. The system is not the enemy. The enemy is anarchy. But I told you that before, didn't I, Jim?
James Gordon: Yes, you did.
Carmine Falcone: You didn't listen though.
Harvey Bullock: Do we get a last meal or a smoke or anything? Or just talk?

Carmine Falcone: [to Oswald] Condemned men are honest men, I find. What can you tell me before you go?

[last lines]
Carmine Falcone: It's almost uncanny. Everything played out exactly as you said it would. We got rid of Nikolai painlessly, and Maroni thinks you're a wizard. You really do have a gift. But I think we're making a mistake letting Gordon live. He's trouble.
Oswald Cobblepot: Thank you so much for sparing him. I appreciate the favor. Don't worry. He'll see the light. One way or another, I guarantee it.

Batman Begins (2005)
Dr. Jonathan Crane: I am more than aware that you are not intimidated by *me*, Mr. Falcone. But you know who I'm working for, and when he gets here...
Carmine Falcone: He-he's coming to Gotham?
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Yes he is. And when he gets here, he's not gonna want to hear that you have endangered our operation just to get your thugs out of a little jail time.

Carmine Falcone: You're taller than you look in the tabloids, Mr. Wayne.
[one of Falcone's attendant bodyguards gives Bruce a rough going-over to check for weapons but comes up with nothing]
Carmine Falcone: No gun? I'm insulted! You could have just sent a thank-you note.
Bruce Wayne: I didn't come here to thank you. I came here to show you that not everyone in Gotham's afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone: Only those who know me, kid. Look around you: you'll see two councilmen, a union official, a couple off-duty cops, and a judge.
[points a gun at Bruce]
Carmine Falcone: Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off right here and right now in front of 'em. Now, that's power you can't buy! That's the power of fear.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone: Because you think you got nothing to lose. But you haven't thought it through. You haven't thought about your lady-friend down at the D.A.'s office. You haven't thought about your old butler. Bang!
[Falcone pulls the trigger, but the hammer falls on an empty chamber with a click; he puts the gun away]
Carmine Falcone: People from your world have so *much* to lose. Now, you think because your mommy and your daddy got shot, you know about the ugly side of life, but you don't. You've never tasted desperate. You're, uh, you're Bruce Wayne, the Prince of Gotham; you'd have to go a thousand miles to meet someone who didn't know your name. So, don't-don't come down here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself. This is a world you'll never understand. And you always fear what you don't understand. Alright.
[Falcone gives his bodyguards a signal to remove Bruce; they take hold of him, and he struggles against their grip]
Carmine Falcone: Yeah, you got spirit, kid. I'll give you that. More than your old man, anyway. In the joint, Chill told me, uh, told me about the night he killed your parents. He said your father begged for mercy. Begged. Like a dog.

Carmine Falcone: [frantically loading his shotgun] What the hell are you?
[Batman breaks open the limo's sunroof and pulls Falcone out]
Batman: I'm Batman!
[Batman knocks Falcone out with a headbutt, then notices a bum watching him. The bum is wearing the coat Bruce gave him years ago]
Batman: Nice coat.
[Batman flies off with Falcone]
Homeless Man: Thanks.

Flass: Word on the street is, you got a beef with somebody in the D.A.'s office.
Carmine Falcone: Is that right?
Flass: And that there's a fat prize waiting for anybody willing to do anything about it.
Carmine Falcone: So, what's your point, Mr. Flass?
Flass: Have you seen the girl? It's a cute little Assistant D.A. Don't you think that's a little bit too much heat to bring down, maybe? Even for this town?
Carmine Falcone: Never underestimate Gotham City. People get mugged coming home from work every day of the week. Sometimes... sometimes things just go bad.

[repeated line]
Carmine Falcone: Scarecrow. Scarecrow. Scarecrow.

Carmine Falcone: [feigning insanity] Yeah, Doctor Crane, I can't take it anymore. It's all too much. "The walls are closing in." Blah, blah, blah. Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.
Dr. Jonathan Crane: What do you want?
Carmine Falcone: I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.
Dr. Jonathan Crane: About what? You don't know anything.
Carmine Falcone: I know you don't want the police to take a closer look at the drugs they seized. And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse. See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets. And those goons you used - I own the muscle in this town. Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, I already know what he'll say: that we should kill you.
Carmine Falcone: [chuckling] No, even he can't get me in here. Not in my town.
Dr. Jonathan Crane: [sighs, then matter-of-factly] Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments.
[takes out the Scarecrow mask]
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Now, probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.
[he puts it on]
Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?
[Crane sprays fear gas into Falcone's face; Falcone begins to scream in terror as the gas takes effect: Crane's voice is altered, and the mask appears to move like a real face]
The Scarecrow: They scream, and they cry. Much as you're doing now.
[Cuts to later outside Falcone's cell. He is still screaming]
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, he's not faking, not that one. I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham. I can't treat him here.

Carmine Falcone: Ignorance is bliss, my friend. Don't burden yourself with the secrets of scary people.

"Gotham: Selina Kyle (#1.2)" (2014)
Carmine Falcone: Which of these is your lover?
Fish Mooney: Please. My heart's been broken far too many times for that nonsense.
Carmine Falcone: Hmm. I heard you had a lover.
Fish Mooney: Well, if you're referring to the boy that I keep around for exercise - my lover he is not.

Carmine Falcone: Man who are about to die are very honest. It pays to listen to them.

Fish Mooney: Please, don't lose any sleep over Maroni. He's number two for a reason.
Carmine Falcone: I never lose sleep over my enemies. It's my friends that keep me awake.

"Gotham: Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (#3.3)" (2016)
[Carmine Falcone tells Leslie Thompkins that she's a little too beautiful for his son]
Carmine Falcone: My wife would say you're a little too beautiful. All the great tragedies start with a face like yours. Makes men fall in love when they shouldn't. Makes them do crazy things.
Mario Falcone: Dad, really?
Leslie Thompkins: You're referring to Jim Gordon.

"Gotham: Mad City: Blood Rush (#3.8)" (2016)
Nathaniel Barnes: You belong behind bars.
Carmine Falcone: I'm retired.
Nathaniel Barnes: After running Gotham's underworld for 30 years.
Carmine Falcone: This city was built because of men like me. People have jobs because of men like me. That whiskey you're drinking? Paid for through my work.
Nathaniel Barnes: So you did some good. So what? Doesn't mean you're above the law. Nobody is.
Carmine Falcone: You know, whenever I hear a man possessed of such certainty, I always think he's trying mostly to convince himself. I wish you a pleasant evening, Captain...

"Gotham: Pilot (#1.1)" (2014)
Carmine Falcone: Who knows who killed the Waynes? Some lowlife. We needed a culprit before the funeral. Pepper was sacrificed so that the people of Gotham would see swift justice done, so they can feel safe and secure.
Detective James Gordon: And that matters so much to you.
Carmine Falcone: Of course. I'm a businessman. You can't have organized crime without law and order.

"Gotham: Viper (#1.5)" (2014)
[last lines]
Carmine Falcone: I couldn't help but overhear that aria you were humming.
Liza: [taking out her headphones] Oh, yes. It's my favorite.
Carmine Falcone: Mine too.
Liza: Ah, well, there you go.
Carmine Falcone: I'm sorry. I just... I didn't mean to bother you. My mother sang that to me when I was young. Her whole life, she sang that to me. I hadn't heard it in a while, and I had to smile because you look... Anyhow, sorry. I'm rambling on.
Liza: No, that's okay. Do you wanna listen?
Carmine Falcone: Well, yes. Sure. Thank you.
Liza: Let's sit down...

Batman: Year One (2011) (V)
Driver: Mr. Falcone, your Rolls, it's gone.
Carmine Falcone: He took it. Said it's in the river. Thinks he's a damn Robin Hood. He dies.

Batman Begins (2005) (VG)
Carmine Falcone: [terrified] What the hell are you!
Batman: I'm Batman.

"Gotham: Mad City: Time Bomb (#3.10)" (2016)
Carmine Falcone: [after pulling out the tooth of a suspect] Turns out our friend here works for a former associate of mine. So now that I know who's behind this, I can take care of it my way. It's over...
James Gordon: You think you're gonna walk away? You just assaulted a suspect in police custody.
Carmine Falcone: He won't be pressing charges...

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners (#2.16)" (2016)
[Carmine Falcone asks Jim Gordon what he wants to do]
James Gordon: I want to go find Lee. But to do that, I have to clear my name. And to do that, I have to go back to Gotham.
Carmine Falcone: So there's your answer.
James Gordon: Part of me says run. I'm breathing fresh air. I can't go back inside.
Carmine Falcone: If you run, you've got to keep running. Some people can live with that.

"Gotham: Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (#3.11)" (2016)
Carmine Falcone: Still, I'll send my men.
James Gordon: You mean these two?
[shoots each of Carmine's goons in the leg]
James Gordon: Anyone else you want to send?