The Brothers O'Toole


1h 34m 1973

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers O'Toole
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1973
Premiere Information
not available
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers O'Toole
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1973
Premiere Information
not available
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

I have, in my time, visited three political conventions, four sessions of congress, and two homes for the criminally insane. I have known army generals, steam doctors, vegetarians, prohibitionists, and a female suffragette. But never, even in an Orangeman's Day parade, have I seen such pure and stainless brainlessness as I now behold in you. The Almighty, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, has given the worm enough sense to turn with, and the barnacle can grasp whatever happens to be standing by. But you are equipped with a mental capacity smaller than you were born with. Here we are, benighted in the middle of a nowhere named Molly-Be-Damn -- a dreary little rookery, Timothy, a squalid sty, a festering pustule on the face of the western slope. Bless the town and bless the people! Look at them -- the rabble of this cantankerous community! Knaves and fools, louts and lardheads, the least of all God's creatures, without enough push to pick the fleas off each other, abiding in putrefaction and inertia, curled up comfy in it like hogs in a mud hole! And while I, of all people, fret and sweat for a way to pull these Simple Simons out of the bog, you stand around making flatulent noises for the titilation of the vulgar mob. And while he's bubbling himself, what are you doing, you pusillanimous pack of popcorn pickers? You clattered clutch of clucks? The town dilapidating around you, coasting downhill in a handcart to Hell while you stand about gaping for flies and going patty-cake with your hands!
- Michael O'Toole
There now! Now just one minute you!
- Mayor
All right, all right, all right! Fine! Keep it, and treasure it the way it is! For when all this trash has collapsed into one pile, and the howling wilderness has claimed its own again, I want you hicks to be happy, belching and spitting, laughing and singing, swinging from tree to tree, with your friend Soapy Sam here, the Uriah Heap of the hookworm belt, standing around below waiting to steal anything that falls to the ground. If a nut should drop and fall -- leave it lying there. It's probably my little brother Timothy.
- Michael O'Toole
Is that all?
- Sheriff
By acclamation -- the winner of the cussin' contest -- Michael O'Toole!
- Sheriff
Not a friend in the world. And that's the only thing I've got to be thankful for.
- Michael O'Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1973

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1989

Released in United States 1973

Released in United States on Video January 31, 1989