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The Heat Movie Quotes

Updated August 15, 2019 344 votes 161 voters 57.4k views9 items

Here are the best quotes from "The Heat," a movie that tells the often humorous tale of what happens when a straight-laced FBI agent is tasked with working with a rowdy Boston detective in search of a Russian mobster. The crime comedy movie was written by "Parks and Recreation" scribe Katie Dippold and directed by Pail Feig, who previously saw success with the comedy "Bridesmaids". "The Heat" opened in theaters in the United States on June 28, 2013.

In "The Heat," Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a successful yet not respected FBI agent who struggles to fit in among her peers. Much to her displeasure, she is sent by her supervisor to Boston, Massachusetts, to take the lead on an investigation to nab a Russian mobster. In Boston, Ashburn meets the police captain (Tom Wilson) first then the Boston Police detective she'll be working with, Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy). Despite having the captain on her side, Agent Ashburn is not welcomed by Detective Mullins and the two instantly clash.

The two ladies try their best to work together to take down the enemy but the combination of Ashburn's conservative style and Mullins' often foul and unconventional style initially do not mesh well together. In the end however the officers realize that they might not be all too different after all and perhaps the two of them, who never really had friends on their own, might just be perfect friends for one another.

Vote for your favorite lines from "The Heat" below, and if you're at your limit for funny buddy cop movies, there are many other great quotes from movies like "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," "The Bling Ring," "The Internship," "The Purge," "Fast and Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "The Great Gatsby," "Scary Movie 5," and "Jurassic Park 3D".

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    Not a Team Player

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    Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "Sir, I don't understand. I have closed more cases than any agent here."
    Supervisor: "You are skilled but you are not a team player. None of the other agents like you."

    Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is surprised to learn from her supervisor that she's been assigned to head to Boston to help the local police catch a Russian mobster. The boss explains that while she is a strong agent, Ashburn lacks the teamwork needed to be successful. Quite simply, Ashburn is not liked by her peers.
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    Looking for My Balls

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    Captain Frank Woods: "The FBI has jurisdiction…"
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Nope, not in there"
    Captain Frank Woods: "Will you stop?"
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Nope, they're not in there"
    Captain Frank Woods: "Knock it off, Mullins!"
    Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "What is she doing?"
    Captain Frank Woods: "She's looking for my balls."
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Hey has anyone seen the captain's balls? Let me know. They're about this big. They're like really, really tiny little girl balls, if little girls had balls."

    Detective Shannon Mullins is clearly bothered by Captain Frank Woods' decision to side with the FBI and Special Agent Sarah Ashburn in regards to which agency has jurisdiction and takes out her frustrations in a quite unconventional manner… by searching the office for his balls.
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    Where Is My Prisoner?

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    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Where is my prisoner?"
    Jail Guard: "They came and got him."
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Who is they? There better be two of me. Is it two of me? I'm going to make you bend over and I'm going to reach up and into your pocket to get the keys to your house and then I'm going to drive there and stab you with your own badge. That's what I'm going to do."

    Detective Shannon Mullins is upset to learn that her prisoner has been taken by someone other than herself. She takes out this frustration by describing in detail what she'd like to do to the jail guard.
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    You Don't Fit In

    Detective Shannon Mullins: "You are killing us out there! You don't fit in!"
    Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "I am a federal agent."
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Really, cause you look like you're going to set up a table and do their f****** taxes! What are those?"
    Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "They're Spanx. They're Spanx. They just hod everything together."
    Detective Shannon Mullins: "Why? What's gonna come popping out?"

    In attempting to work undercover in a club, Detective Mullins feels that Special Agent Ashburn sticks out like a cop. In attempting to improve Ashburn's image, Mullins discovers a hidden secret which only raises more questions.
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