"Parker" movie quotes bring the 19th book of the "Parker" series, "Flashfire," written by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) to life in a live action film. The crime thriller follows the title character as he seeks vengeance against former thief partners after they betray him. "Parker" was adapted for the screen by John J. McLaughlin and directed by Taylor Hackford. It opened in the United States on January 25, 2013.
In "Parker," Jason Statham plays the title character of Parker, a professional thief who, unlike others in his line of work, operates with sort of a moral compass. He doesn't steal from those who cannot afford it and does not hurt anyone who does not deserve it. This creates a conflict when his partners on a mission wish to do things a bit differently. Things don't end well and as a result Parker is shot and left for dead.
Since Parker cannot be leaving this conflict unfinished, he vows to track down the guys who tried to kill them to get retribution. Those guys however have inside connections, with that of beautiful real estate agent Leslie Rogers (Jennifer Lopez). Playing by their rules, Parker befriends Leslie and convinces her to work with him, for a cut of the earnings, of course. Michael Chicklis, Clifton Collins Jr., Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte co-star in the action film."Parker" joins the ranks of a winter movie season that included a number of other fantastic movies like "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
Parker: "Civilized people need to follow rules but these are mine. I don't steal from people who can't afford it and I don't hurt people who don't deserve it. Most importantly, if you say you'll do something and you don't, I'll make sure you regret it."Parker gives an overview of his ideology in that he is a professional thief but he does have certain rules that he vows to follow along the way, rules that few others in his profession abide by.
We Made a Deal
Melander: "I gotta say, Parker, you came as advertised but I'm gonna need the whole score for this next thing."
Parker: "We made a deal."
Melander: "If you were me, what would you do with a guy like you?"
Parker: "I'd kill him while I had a chance."
He's Got Connections
Hurley: "Don't start anything. He's got connections."
Parker: "Give me someone on the inside."
Take Off Your Clothes
Leslie: "I don't know what you're into but whatever it is you're going to need somebody who knows the territory."
Parker: "Take off your clothes."
Parker: "I have to know if you're wearing a wire."