Needful Things (film)
1993 film by Fraser Clarke Heston
Buy now. Pay later. (taglines)
- Kill them all. Let God sort them out.
- The young carpenter from Nazareth? I knew him well. Promising young man. He died badly.
- If it's too hot in here, Mr. Jewett, just say the word. I'm afraid I have a tendency to turn up the heat.
- Oh yes, we're having fun now.
- Don't be afraid of it, Hugh. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
- When I started out I was just a peddler moving across the blind face of a distant land. Moving, always moving. Always gone... and in the end I'd always offer weapons. And they'd always take them. Of course I was gone before they realized what they'd purchased.
- Oh. You know, there are days I really hate this job. This is not my best work, not by a long shot. Oh, sure, a few murders and a couple of rather lovely explosions. I would hardly call it a rousing success, but what the hell? I'll be back. In the meantime, you and Polly, you are two terrific kids, and you'll marry her. Trust me. She's a lovely girl, Alan. You'll have a wonderful family. Oh, by the way, give my regards to your grandson. Bob will be his name, International Trade his game. I'll see him in Jakarta, 2053. August 14. 10a.m. A nice, sunny day. We'll make headlines.
Sheriff Alan J. PangbornEdit
- [trying to break up an argument between Deputy Norris and Buster] You know, guys, I moved here and I thought, Great! I'm outta the big city and I'm finally in a place where everybody isn't gonna be crawling up everybody's asshole every day! A place where maybe my biggest nightmare is gonna be getting some goddamn cat out of a tree! But forget that! EVERYBODY IS INSANE, EVERYWHERE!
- Buster Keeton: I just killed my wife. Is that bad?
- Leland Gaunt: Hey, these things happen.
- Nettie Cobb: You killed my doggy, you bitch!
- Wilma Jerzyck: You broke my microwave, you crazy fuck!
- Father Meehan: If there's a devil in this town, it's that damned Reverend Willie Rose!
- Sheriff Pangborn: [about Leland Gaunt] You believe me now, Father? You still think he's a decent man? The Devil just blew up your damn church!
- Father Meehan: That's not the Devil. It's those God-damned Baptists!
- Buy now. Pay later.
- Now it's time to pay!
- The town of Castle Rock just made a deal with the Devil... Now it's time to pay!
- Max von Sydow - Leland Gaunt
- Ed Harris - Sheriff Alan J. Pangborn
- Bonnie Bedelia - Polly Chalmers
- Amanda Plummer - Netitia 'Nettie' Cobb
- J. T. Walsh - Danforth 'Buster' Keeton III
- Ray McKinnon - Deputy Norris Ridgewick
- Valri Bromfield - Wilma Wadlowski Jerzyck
- Shane Meier - Brian Rusk
- W. Morgan Sheppard - Father Meehan
- Don S. Davis - Reverend Rose
- Gillian Barber - Myrtle Keeton
- Lochlyn Munro - John LaPointe
- Campbell Lane - Frank Jewett
- Frank C. Turner - Pete Jerzyck