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Focus Movie Quotes

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Focus movie quotes follow what happens when one successful con man's game is thrown off by a beautiful blond. The romantic comedy was written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Focus opened in theaters on February 27, 2015.

In Focus, Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) is an accomplished con man who has build up quite a successful and well known career in the game. Nicky meets Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) and takes her under his wing after seeing potential in her. All is going well until the two get a little closer than Nicky would like, specifically romantically, leading Nicky to leave her.

Years later, the two run into one another when Nicky is involved in a long con with an international race car owner (Gerald McRaney and Rodrigo Santoro). While Jess swears that she's on Nicky's side and too is conning the billionaire, in a business like Nicky's where loyalty and trust are non-existent, it's hard to know on which side she truly lies.

Focus opens in theaters alongside a handful of other highly anticipated movies such as Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, McFarland, USA, and Fifty Shades of Grey.
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    Never Drop the Con

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    Jess: "So, what now?"
    Nicky: "Can I walk you somewhere?"
    Jess: "I'm staying here... upstairs."
    Nicky: "Oh, really"
    Jess: "Oh my god! It's my husband."
    Nicky: "Whoa!"
    Jared: "Give me one reason why I shouldn't do it."
    Nicky: "I'm drawing a blank."
    Jared: "What?"
    Jess: "He's onto us."
    Nicky: "First of all, you've gotta wait until she gets my pants off and then you gotta give me a chance to run. That's how you get the money. Never drop the con. Die with the lie."
    Jess: "Then why'd you come up here?"
    Nicky: "Professional curiosity and I like boobs. I figured it was a win-win."

    In their first meeting, Jess and Jared try to con and rob Nicky. Little do they know, he was aware of their plan the whole time and only motivated by curiosity and boobs.
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  • 2

    I Wouldn't Trust Him

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    Jess: "Are you working an angle?"
    Nicky: "I wouldn't trust him if I were you."
    Jess: "But I should trust you?"

    Nicky, working a big job with a race car owner, is surprised to see old friend Jess with his mark. They exchange a few words about trust, something neither of them know much about.
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  • 3

    Been in This Game a Really Long Time

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    Nicky: "Been in this game a really long time. I had what I needed and then a girl walked in."

    Nicky explains briefly his experience in the con game. All was well and he was on top of his game, that was until Jess came into his life.
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    I Want In

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    Jess: "I know you're doing something big. I want in. Can we skip the part where I lead you to believe there is some earth-shattering hump in the works?"
    Nicky: "There's no earth-shattering hump in the works?!"
    Jess: "No"
    Nicky: "I don't even get thinly veiled allure?"
    Jess: "No"
    Nicky: "That's some of my favorite s***."
    Jess: "I'm sorry"

    Jess knows Nicky has something up his sleeve and wants in. She also wants to skip the foreplay with Nicky and get right down to business. Poor Nicky, missing his favorite part.
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