Bonnie & Clyde
written by Robert Benton, David Newman, Robert Towne
Bonnie's Mother (Mabel Cavitt): You know Clyde, I read about you all in the papers, and I just get scared.
Clyde: Now Ms. Parker, don't you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That's the law talkin' there. They want us to look big so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain't gonna catch us. Cause I'm even better at runnin' than I am at robbin' banks. Shoot, if we'd done half that stuff they said we'd done in that paper, we'd be millionaires by now, wouldn't we?...But Ms. Parker, this here's the way we know best how to make money. But we gonna be quittin' all this, as soon as the hard times are over. I can tell ya that. Why just the other night, me and Bonnie were talkin'. And we were talkin' about the time we're gonna settle down and get us a home. And uh, she says to me, she says, 'You know, I couldn't bear to live more than three miles from my precious Mother.' Now how'd ya like that, Mother Parker?
Bonnie's Mother: I don't believe I would. I surely don't. You try to live three miles from me and you won't live long, honey. You best keep runnin' Clyde Barrow. And you know it. Bye baby.
(Bonnie starts crying as her mother walks away. Clyde, for a change, is speechless.)
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