State of Grace

Synopsis: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron (co-director)
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

How ya doin'?

That's for you.

- You sure you're up for this?

- Yeah.

- So, see you tonight, right?

- Yeah.

- Everything all right?

- Yeah.

- So I'll see you tonight.

- OK.

- What happened to you?

- What does it look like?

I don't know.

I had this pit bull, right?

Joe. Joe the dog.

I go to feed the f***, right?

I put his bowl down, he goes nuts.

Bites my f***ing thumb off.

I'm in the hospital three days.

I get out. I get my gun.

I go to him "You like to bite things?"

Bite this. " I put the gun in his mouth.

Bam! I blow him

all over the apartment.

- Ever see a dog explode?

- They're here.

This neighbourhood's a real sh*t hole.

I don't know why you had to meet here.

We'll do the next meeting at

Tavern on the Green, all right?

- How you doin', Noonan?

- I'm cold. Let's get this over with.

- Fine. Let's see the stuff.

- Show 'em.

- Let's see the money.

- We'll take this at a little discount.

- I knew this sh*t was gonna happen.

- This is f***ing bullshit.

What are you gonna do?

Are you gonna shoot me?

- I'll shoot him.

- Don't point that at me.

We'll walk away. This is bullshit.

Give me the bag.

I want to shoot you.

Shoot him.

I'll take this and get the f***...

Did you hear what I said?

I said give me the f***ing bag.

Don't be a fool.

Give me the bag. You want to die?

- Shut up.

- Want me to shoot him?

- I don't give a f***.

- I'll shoot you now.

Give me the f***ing bag!

- Let's go.

- Want to f***ing get shot?

Give me that f***ing bag!

- Jesus Christ...

- What happened back there?

- What?

- Nothing, right?

I don't... No! No!

- Do you know me?

- No, I don't know ya!

All right, put me

in a subway station. Go!

He's wearing a silk suit.

He's got crocodile shoes.

I said "I don't care what f***ing shoes

you wear. You're still a crack dealer. "

The guy says "I didn't know

I was in your neighbourhood, man. "

Like his balls were in his throat.

"Don't go to pieces" I tell him.

Then he gets the joke.

- Who the f*** is this?

- What do you want?

- Whatever you're having.

- F*** you.

Trying to hurt my feelings?

Won't introduce me to your friends?

- Terry?

- That took you f***ing long enough.

Terry Noonan. Terry.

- Terry Noonan.

- Hey, motherf***er.

You f***in'... Come here, come here.

Where you f***in' been, man? Oh, man.

- It's great to f***ing see ya.

- Hey.

This is my best f***ing friend.

See, I love this f***ing guy.

Where you been, f***ing Mars?

You're looking good.

I gotta take my lord here for a stroll.

- I gotta talk to you.

- Wanna go somewhere?

- Yeah.

- OK.

Hey, catch you guys later, all right?

Give me this, give me this.

You're a f***ing prick.

Where'd our f***ing neighbourhood go?

I don't even recognise the place.

A bunch of yuppie condos.

They could've left ten blocks for the Irish.

They don't even want to call it

Hell's Kitchen no more.

Renamed it Clinton.

Sounds like a f***ing steamboat.

These guys you dropped.

- The guy you were with, this...

- My partner? DeMarco.

DeMarco? Can you trust him?

He might as well have done it himself,

Jack. Who's he gonna tell?

Who's he gonna tell?

Anybody he f***ing wants.

Terry, this guy, this DeMarco,

he gets into a little trouble

with the cops, right?

He'd trade everything he knows

about you for a slice of pizza.

Wake up.

Would you ask Mikey

if he'd throw me something?

Mikey met with a little accident.

So did Flynn.

Frankie's running the show now.

- Frankie's the boss?

- My big brother is the boss.

- Frank's the boss?

- Yeah.

He's trying to put this deal together

with the Italians. This guy Borelli.

- Joe Borelli?

- You heard of him?

We're like that.

- Hey, you want another beer?

- I'd love one.


Is your sister still around?

No, Kate moved way the f*** uptown.

- You wouldn't recognise her.

- Yeah?


Check this out.

- What the f*** is that?

- It's...

It's Frankie's idea.

You got your favourite gun, right?

He got tired of tossing away

a perfectly good piece after every job.

You take your hands,

and you take your gun.

You put the prints on the gun,

you stash it.

The cops find the gun.

They're lookin' for a dead man.

- This is somebody's hands?!

- Yeah.

- What are you touching 'em for?!

- Terry, meet Flynn.

Don't f*** with me.

No, don't f*** with me.

- Don't! Don't! You're gonna get... F***!

- That's somebody's hands!

- Are you scared?

- Get the f***...!

- All right, hands up.

- Put 'em back.

- They're in. They're in.

- They're in. All right?

- You're a sick pup.

- I know.

- You're a very sick pup.

What's this? Come here.


See this gun I got here?

I love this f***ing gun.

- I usually shoot straight when I'm drunk.

- You mean you were aiming?

Thank God you're back. I was feeling like

the last f***ing Irishman in the Kitchen.

Terry, you've been away

too long. You gotta wake up.

Never do business with a greaser.

The cops get him, they got an eyewitness.

And an eyewitness puts you away.

Unless it's around here.

The cops can't do sh*t around here.

Now, me and Frankie took

this union guy out last year.

Went up to him on the street,

popped his button.

There must've been 50 witnesses.

Cops were all over the Kitchen

asking questions.

This one a**hole raised his hand.

Cops found his head spinning

inside a washer- dryer over on 47th.

Haven't heard from the cops in a year.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

- Jackie, where the hell were you?

- Kate.

I waited for you. You said you'd come by.

- When?

- You don't remember?

- At my apartment.

- You shouldn't have moved so far away.

She moved all the f***ing way

uptown. Who can get there?

Oh, right. You get above the 50s,

you get disoriented.

Hello, Kathleen.

- Well.

- It's Terry Noonan. He showed up.

- Look what the cat dragged in.

- How are you?

I thought you were...

Where did we think he was?

Nobody knew.

So, you got nostalgic for mayhem?

Yeah, he just appeared.

It's like angels were flying by,

so they dropped him off.

- What?

- What do you mean, what?

You've got this look. What's this look?

Trying to remember how I feel about you.

- That hard?

- Yeah, right.

- I think I'm pissed.

- Yeah, you guys were, you know.

Young. Very young.

She cried a lot when you went away.

My poor little sister.

She cried every night, praying

to the rosary you'd come back.

- You broke her heart, Terry.

- You're an a**hole, Jackie.

- What did I do?

- I gotta go.

Stay. Have some coffee.

- You just got here.

- I gotta go to work.

Come on. I never see you.

Just for a minute.

- Terry asked about you.

- What did he want to know?

She works up at the Regent Hotel.

Ashtray in the lobby

costs more than my car.

It's a supernatural event for her

to come down here amongst us.

So, what was it I forgot?

You said it would be no trouble

doing that favour I asked you.

My car got hit by a cab.

I used up all my money to pay for it.

- I have nothing to live on till payday.

- I can loan you right now.

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