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I Heard You Have The Best Quotes From 'The Irishman'  

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Whether you've seen Martin Scorsese's new movie in theaters or on its permanent home at Netflix, we want you to vote for the best The Irishman quotes. Scorsese has a remarkable track record when it comes to mob movies, having previously made GoodfellasCasino, and The Departed, all of which are considered among the finest of their kind. This new one absolutely earns the right to stand beside them. It looks at mobsters in a different light, as the main character is an elderly man reflecting back on his career of illegal activity and overall moral failing. The screenplay by Steven Zaillian is packed with hard-hitting one liners and even a few funny lines of dialogue in certain scenes.

Robert DeNiro plays Frank Sheeran, a truck driver who falls in with mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Through his association with Bufalino, he eventually grows close to famed union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). Sheeran also does some hitman work for the mob. The Irishman is presented as the aging Sheeran in a nursing home, relating the story of his life to the audience. 

The all-star cast also includes Anna Paquin as Sheeran's disapproving daughter, Bobby Cannavale and Harvey Keitel as fellow gangsters, and Ray Romano as a mob lawyer who keeps Sheeran from going to jail.

Vote up the most memorable The Irishman quotes from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them. 

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Appreciation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list I Heard You Have The Best Quotes From 'The Irishman'
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Appreciation

Russell Bufalino (to Jimmy Hoffa): You might be demonstrating a failure to show appreciation.

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Big Ears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list I Heard You Have The Best Quotes From 'The Irishman'
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Big Ears

Big Ears: What are you looking at? You looking at my ears?

Frank Sheeran: I ain't looking at your ears. 

Big Ears: I had an operation, so there's no need for anyone looking at my ears anymore.

Frank Sheeran: I ain't looking at your ears. 

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Tony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list I Heard You Have The Best Quotes From 'The Irishman'
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Tony

Jimmy Hoffa: Who's gonna be there?

Frank Sheeran: Everybody.

Jimmy Hoffa: Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony, and Tony, huh?

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Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list I Heard You Have The Best Quotes From 'The Irishman'
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Jimmy Hoffa

Frank Sheeran: Nowadays, young people, they don't know who Jimmy Hoffa was. They don't have a clue. I mean, maybe they know that he disappeared or something, but that's about it. But back then, there wasn't nobody in this country who didn't know who Jimmy Hoffa was.

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