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Anatol Yusef: Meyer Lansky



  • Lucky Luciano : There's another 50 in the car. They're ingersolls.

    Meyer Lansky : I wish you would stop with this. We schlep around with a box of watches, what do we look like?

    Lucky Luciano : Fellas who know what time it is.

    Meyer Lansky : Might as well set up a pushcart.

    Benny Siegel : [comes in, surprised]  Arnold Rothstein's here.

    Meyer Lansky : We're talking, Benny.

    Benny Siegel : Oh. So I should tell him go fuck a duck?

    Lucky Luciano : Enough with the crazy shit already, huh?

    Meyer Lansky : [glancing at Rothstein through the window]  Bring him in before he breaks the house.

    [they scramble to look presentable] 

    Meyer Lansky : A.R., did you come to sit in?

    Lucky Luciano : You know you're always welcome.

    Arnold Rothstein : I'm afraid those sharpers out there'd fleece me. Owing to his present difficulties, I've made a deal with Nucky Thompson. He'll be offloading his liquor shipments in Philadelphia. Waxey Gordon will ensure safe arrival. The route to Atlantic city will be my responsibility.

    Meyer Lansky : And you'd like us to recruit the muscle?

    Arnold Rothstein : I would like you to be the muscle.

    Lucky Luciano : A.R., we, uh, got some business going on just now.

    Arnold Rothstein : I can see that. But Mr. Thompson is paying me a premium.

    Lucky Luciano : Anybody could ride shotgun.

    Arnold Rothstein : Until you encounter Indians.

    Meyer Lansky : We're honored by your trust, A.R., and flattered that you would come below 14th street to discuss it personally. Aren't we, Charlie?

    Lucky Luciano : Sure.

    Arnold Rothstein : As it happens, I was down here having dinner with Joe Masseria, who left me with the distinct impression he'd still like both of you dead.

    Lucky Luciano : You broke bread with that prick?

    Arnold Rothstein : We were served a native dish of tripe, which I cannot abide. But I ate it anyway, to keep the peace. Some things, Charlie, you just have to swallow.

  • Arnold Rothstein : Meyer, Charlie, I believe you know Mr. Masseria.

    Lucky Luciano : Everybody knows Joe the boss.

    Arnold Rothstein : Then perhaps you also know, though it is of course news to me, that a card game you operate is located in territory that Mr. Masseria considers to be his.

    Joe Masseria : Not considers! Is mine.

    Arnold Rothstein : My thinking was, before any more blood is shed, that a compromise can be reached.

    Meyer Lansky : More blood?

    Joe Masseria : Tompkins Square Park, my two nephews?

    [imitates throat-cutting] 

    Lucky Luciano : I don't know what you're talking about.

    Arnold Rothstein : Apparently two of Mr. Masseria's emissaries to your establishment were murdered shortly after their visit.

    Meyer Lansky : We do operate a game in what might be termed a grey area territorially. But as to any violence in the neighborhood...

    Joe Masseria : They stab themself, eh?

    Lucky Luciano : A coincidence then. It happens.

    Joe Masseria : On my streets, no coincidence.

    [indicates Charlie] 

    Joe Masseria : This little prick, since he's 10 years old he causes problems.

    Arnold Rothstein : It seems to me you boys ought to extend a token of goodwill towards Mr. Masseria. Shall we say a one-time fee of $2,000 for the families of those gentlemen and a tax of 10% on the game going forward?

    Lucky Luciano : Hold on a fuckin' second...

    Arnold Rothstein : Charlie.

    Joe Masseria : 10% is okay. For now.

    Arnold Rothstein : Then we have an agreement?

    [shake hands] 

    Joe Masseria : [in Italian]  What are you doing with these Christ-killers? Come with me, I'll make you rich.

    Lucky Luciano : [in Italina]  With your other hand in my pockets.

    Joe Masseria : [in Italian]  I'm watching you, boy. Every fucking step.

    [Luciano stands up angrily] 

    Arnold Rothstein : Charlie.

    Lucky Luciano : A.R., two grand is bad enough, but 10% of the fucking game?

    Meyer Lansky : We already pay half the take on that game to you.

    Arnold Rothstein : Yes. And now you boys know why.

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