No Country for Old Men - Joel & Ethan Coen [2007]

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Llewelyn Moss: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her.

Carla Jean Moss: Your mother's dead, Llewelyn.

Llewelyn Moss: Well then I'll tell her myself.





"It's the best of the Coens' career so far. The Coens are back with a vengeance, showing their various imitators and detractors what great American film-making looks like. The result is a dark, violent and deeply disquieting drama, leavened with brilliant noirish wisecracks, and boasting three leading male performances with all the spectacular virility of Texan steers. And all of it hard and sharp as a diamond ... Watching this film has something of the elemental thrill of watching a cloud-shadow spread with miraculous speed over a vast, empty landscape: it has a chilly, portentous intuition of what America is." Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian






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The coin-toss scene - No country fo old men

Anton Chigurh: [indicating bag of cashews] How much?

Gas Station Proprietor: Sixty-nine cent.

Anton Chigurh: This. And the gas.

Gas Station Proprietor: Y'all gettin' any rain up your way?

Anton Chigurh: What way would that be?

Gas Station Proprietor: I seen you was from Dallas.


Anton Chigurh: What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?

Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't mean nothin' by it.

Anton Chigurh: Didn't mean nothin'.

Gas Station Proprietor: I was just passin' the time. If you don't wanna accept that I don't know what else to do for you. Will there be something else?

Anton Chigurh: I don't know. Will there?

Gas Station Proprietor: Is somethin' wrong?

Anton Chigurh: With what?

Gas Station Proprietor: With anything?

Anton Chigurh: Is that what you're asking me? Is there something wrong with anything?

Gas Station Proprietor: Will there be anything else?

Anton Chigurh: You already asked me that.

Gas Station Proprietor: Well... I need to see about closin'.

Anton Chigurh: See about closing.

Gas Station Proprietor: Yes sir.

Anton Chigurh: What time do you close?

Gas Station Proprietor: Now. We close now.

Anton Chigurh: Now is not a time. What time do you close?.....

..........
Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.

Gas Station Proprietor: Sir?

Anton Chigurh: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.

Gas Station Proprietor: I don't know. I couldn't say.
[Chigurh flips a quarter from the change on the counter and covers it with his hand]

Anton Chigurh: Call it.

Gas Station Proprietor: Call it?

Anton Chigurh: Yes.

Gas Station Proprietor: For what?

Anton Chigurh: Just call it.

Gas Station Proprietor: Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.

Anton Chigurh: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.

Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothing' up.

Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?

Gas Station Proprietor: No.

Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.

Gas Station Proprietor: Look, I need to know what I stand to win.

Anton Chigurh: Everything.

Gas Station Proprietor: How's that?

Anton Chigurh: You stand to win everything. Call it.

Gas Station Proprietor: Alright. Heads then.
[Chigurh removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]

Anton Chigurh: Well done.
[the gas station proprietor nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out]

Anton Chigurh: Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.

Gas Station Proprietor: Where do you want me to put it?

Anton Chigurh: Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.

[Chigurh leaves and the gas station proprietor stares at him as he walks out]