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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'The Banker'

Updated June 29, 2020 727 votes 141 voters 3.1k views17 items

It's time to vote for the best The Banker quotes. This is a major release from Apple TV+. To kick off their efforts in the film business, the company has put together a heavy hitter that combines a fascinating true story, an A-list cast, and a smart screenplay filled with poignant one liners.

Set in the 1960s, the movie stars Anthony Mackie as Bernard Garrett, an African-American entrepreneur who comes up with a plan. Recognizing that there's institutional racism in the financial world, he wants to buy banks full of white people's money and approve loans for Black people looking to buy real estate or build homes. To help him achieve this, he enlists another entrepreneur, Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson). They put their plan in place, but quickly realize that their company still needs to have a white face. Enter Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), a white guy Garrett and Morris hire to pose as the company's head. They, meanwhile, pose as a janitor and a chauffeur in order to keep an eye on things. The film follows what happens as all three men attempt to make the loan process fair for people of color.

The Banker was directed by George Nolfi, who previously made The Adjustment Bureau. The screenplay, which contains some funny lines to provide a bit of levity, was written by Nolfi, Niceole R. Levy, David Lewis Smith, and Stan Younger.

Vote up the most memorable The Banker quotes from the list below.

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    Wake Up Black

    Joe Morris: There's a few complexities you just left out.

    Bernard Garrett: Like what?

    Joe Morris: Oh, I'm sorry. Did I not wake up Black this morning? Because I'm pretty sure I did.

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    Somebody Else

    Eunice Garrett: If this was easy, somebody else would have done it a long time ago.

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    Golf Game

    Bernard Garrett: You can't fake a golf game.

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    A Rigged Game

    Joe Morris: Even a rigged game's fun to play.

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