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The Best Quotes From The Deer Hunter

Updated February 5, 2019 191 votes 58 voters 4.7k views

The best The Deer Hunter quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from The Deer Hunter, with the help of your votes. Starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, and Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter was directed by Michael Cimino and released in 1979.

What is your favorite The Deer Hunter quote? One memorable line was when Michael "Mike" Vronsky says, "It means a blessing on the hunter sent by the great wolf to his children." Another great line from The Deer Hunter is, "What I mean is, when we get back from...when we get back. I don't know what the hell I mean," spoken by Nick.

Vote up your top The Deer Hunter quotes, regardless of what character they come from.

  • You Got It
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    You Got It

    Michael: Everything's going so fast. Hey Nick, do you think we'll ever come back?
    Nick: From 'Nam?
    Michael: Yeah.
    Nick: You know somethin'? The whole thing - it's right here. I love this f*ckin' place. I know that that sounds crazy. If anything happens Mike, you don't - don't leave me over there. You got, you gotta...Just don't leave me. You gotta promise me that, Mike.
    Michael: Hey!
    Nick: No man, you got, you gotta, you gotta promise definitely.
    Michael: Hey Nicky...You got it, pal.

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      One Shot

      Michael: I came 12,000 miles back here to get you...What's the matter with you? Don't you recognize me?...Nicky, I love you, you're my friend. What are you doing? We don't have much time, Nick.  Is this what you want? Is this what you want? I love you, Nick. Come on, Nicky, come home. Just come home. Home. Talk to me. What did you do to your arms? Do you remember the trees? Do you remember all the different ways of the trees? Do you remember that? Do you remember? Huh? The mountains? Do you remember all that?
      Nick: One shot.
      Michael: One shot, one shot.
      Michael: Nicky, Nicky, don't, Nick, no!!

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      • Comes Out Your Mouth
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        Comes Out Your Mouth

        Nick: Will you marry me?
        Linda: Yeah.
        Nick: You would? What I mean is, when we get back from...when we get back. I don't know what the hell I mean.
        Linda: What goes through your mind comes out your mouth.

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          Glad You're Alive

          Linda: So, how are you, anyway?
          Michael: I'm fine, OK. How are you?
          Linda: Me? I'm OK. I'm fine. I go along, you know. Still workin' at the market. There's a million things to do. You sure you're all right, huh?
          Michael: Yeah.
          Linda: What about your wounds?
          Michael: There's nothin', just healed. Just the usual complications, that's all.
          Linda: But we heard...
          Michael: No, that's not true. A lot of guys went through it.
          Linda: Oh, I'm so glad you're alive. I'm so happy. I really don't know what I feel.


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