Public Enemies

Synopsis: This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night.
Director(s): Michael Mann
Production: Universal Studios
  1 win & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
140 min

All right, get out of there.

Let's go.

All the way down

and take a seat.

Let's go. Stop your dragging.

Let's go! Move!

Let's go. Let's go.

Let's go! Line up! Line up!

Move! Move! Right turn!

Stay with me!

Keep your head down!

Line up! Line up!

Everybody ready?

Come on.

Line up!

Get off me!

Come on.

- One...

Now march us to the changing rooms.

...2, 3.

Go. Let's go.

Line up!

I know you.

You just got paroled out of

here. You didn't last very long.

When was that?

Did 9 years.

John. John Dillinger.

That's right.

My friends call me John.

But a son-of-a-b*tch screw like you

better address me as Mr. Dillinger.

Open it! Open it or

I'll blow you in half.

Against the wall.

Take your clothes off, now!

You did it, kid.

Sure did, Walter.

Give me the goddamn jacket.


Come on. Hurry up!

- Get undressed. Take your clothes off.

Come on.

You eyeballing me,

you son of a b*tch?

Cut it out, Shouse!

Shouse! Shouse!


Bring them in from the yard!

There they are!

Walter! Come on.

Walter Dietrich's dead

'cause of you.

The bastard guard wouldn't

do what he was told, Johnny.


Just let him

have it, Johnny.


It's up to you.

How far is the farm?

We're ready!

Okay. Let's go!

Burn these, okay, honey?

Thanks for getting us out, Red.

It was Johnny's plan.

Yeah, but thanks.

Take me with you, mister.

I can't, darling. I'm sorry.

Welcome back, Pete.

Let's go to Chicago

and make some money.

Floyd, halt!

Melvin, look out!

Pretty Boy Floyd,

you are under arrest.

It's Charles. Charles Floyd.

Who are you? Melvin Purvis,

Bureau of Investigation.

Where is your friend,

Harry Campbell?

I believe you've killed me.

So you can go rot in hell.


Red, call Oscar.


Hi, there, doll.

Let's switch out the shorts.

We gonna use Berman?

Yeah. Get a Plymouth

and an Essex.

Where them other gals?

You get a hold of Marty?

Sure did.

How you doing, Mr. Johnny?

Doing great, Sport.

The main spring's too tight

on this one. Jammed twice.

I cut off one coil.

And it rides up

and to the right.

I widen port.

Hey, Red.

Hi, Harry.

Harry, this is Pete.

Pete, this is Harry Berman.

Hi, Pete. How you doing?

So, what do we got? Got a

couple of nice straight eights.

Bored them out. Rebuilt

the carburetors myself.

These are some really fast cars.

Perfect work cars for

a couple of gentlemen.

Johnny, how are you?



tell me that me

and my boys are okay.

As long as you stay

in East Chicago,

you're in safe haven,

any time you want.

Extra cake's in here.


Hey, Anna.

I opened up in Chicago on Halsted

now. Come by and see the girls.

How are you?

On the floor! Now! Now! Do it!

Do it! On the floor, now! Now!

Let's play a game, Mr. President.

It's called Spin the Dial.

You, hands up!

Come on. And, you, sit down!

On the floor!

Relax, pops.

Open it up.

Empty it! Move, move!

Shut up!

It's one of these.

You can be a dead hero

or a live coward.

Get it open.

All of it!

You, hands up.

Come on!

Empty it! All of it!

Hey, sit down!

Push it to me!

And don't move!

We got company!

Move out of there!

You can put it away. Not here for

your money. Here for the bank's money.

I said, move it out of there!

What for?

Come here, sister.

Let's take a ride.

Get down!

Beat it.

You, too, sister.

Come here.

There you go, doll.

Something to remember me by.

You know, when I'm not doing

this, I'm a scout for the movies.


Join hands.

We'll freeze here!

No. You'll worm your way out

of there in about 10 minutes.

Why do we

need this?

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Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett (born 14 January 1956) is an Irish novelist and screenwriter. more…

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