“She’d like to see me dead,” the soldier said. “Yeah, she wants me dead! Mort’!” the soldier said, quoting Pentangeli in Godfather II.
I snorted. “You really think that?
“Hell yes. She wants me dead just like Pentangeli wants rid of those Rosato brothers…”
Here is the scene in the movie:
PENTANGELI – The Rosato brothers – they’re taking hostages. Hey, Mike, they spit right in my face. All because they’re backed up by that Jew in Miami.
MICHAEL – I know — that’s why I don’t want them touched.
PENTANGELI – You don’t want ’em touched.
MICHAEL – No, I want you to be fair with them
PENTANGELI -You want me to be fair with them? TOM — how can you be fair to animals? TOM — for Crissakes, listen — They recruit spics — they recruit niggers — and they do violence in their, in their Grandmother’s neighborhoods. And everything with them is whores — whores! La vegana — junk dope! And they leave the gambling to last. Now I want to run my family without you on my back, and I want those Rosato brothers dead!
MICHAEL – No!
PENTANGELI – Mort’
What I like is that he’s so matter of fact about it.
Do you inspire this kind of passion in people?