End of Watch (2012) quotes

Director
David Ayer.

Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal.
Michael Peña.
Anna Kendrick.

The daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends.

Why do you get nervous?
– Mike Zavala
Women want him, men want to be him, man. He’s just…
– Brian Taylor
Yeah, I know. But you want him.
– Mike Zavala
Dude, I’m not gay, but I’d go down on him if he asked.
– Brian Taylor
Sometimes I don’t know when you’re kidding. And I have to know when you’re kidding.
– Mike Zavala
I’m not kidding.
– Brian Taylor
I gotta know when you’re kidding.
– Mike Zavala
I’m not kidding.
– Brian Taylor

I am the police, and I’m here to arrest you. You’ve broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am fate with a badge and a gun. Behind my badge is a heart like yours. I bleed, I think, I love, and yes I *can* be killed. And although I am but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are the same as me. They will lay down their lives for me, and I them. We stand watch together. The thin-blue-line, protecting the prey from the predators, the good from the bad. We are the police.
– Brian Taylor

He was my brother.
– Brian Taylor

My Grandmother said, “If you can live without her, then man-up and cut her off. Don’t string her along.”
– Mike Zavala

Get the fuck out of here. There’s a drunk man outside the liquor store?
– Mike Zavala

I want somebody to talk to, not just sleep with. Do you fucking understand what I’m saying?
– Brian Taylor
White people get hung up on this fucking soulmate bullshit. Just hook up with a chick that can cook and wants kids!
– Mike Zavala

Let’s go fight crime or something.
– Mike Zavala

So Mr. Big Evil, why do they call you Big Evil?
– Brian Taylor
Because, my evil is big.
– Big Evil

An on-the-job shooting is still considered a homicide. It’s never an easy ride. If you do the right thing, I’ll always have your back. Do the wrong thing and cross me – I will personally throw you under the bus.
– Captain Reese

I hope they enjoy our police service!
– Mike Zavala

I kick doors down.
– Mike Zavala

Janet’s pregnant.
– Brian Taylor
What? Get out of here, bro. Are you serious? Already? She’s not even Mexican.
– Mike Zavala
Yeah, she’s going for the ultrasound tomorrow but three of those little piss stick things.
– Brian Taylor
EPT’s, yeah.
– Mike Zavala
Positive, positive, positive.
– Brian Taylor
Whoa, dude. Congrats, bro. Congrats.
– Mike Zavala

This is the lifeblood of our organization. Paperwork.
– Brian Taylor

Van Hauser wants to file a complaint on you, Taylor.
– Sarge
Oh, the USS Van Houser? The LAPD’s stealthiest submarine, only surfaces at the end of watch?
– Brian Taylor

Orozco, you been working out?
– Mike Zavala
Yeah, with your mom.
– Orozco

Just because I look like the dudes from Home Depot doesn’t mean I do the shit that the Home Depot dudes do.
– Mike Zavala

Wouldn’t it be crazy if your kids were pushing the black and white together one day?
– Mike Zavala
Screw that. I want my kid to have an honest job. Like a politician.
– Brian Taylor

Never fall asleep in a room full of cops!
– Brian Taylor