West Side Story (1961) Poster

George Chakiris: Bernardo

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  • [singing] 

    Bernardo : I'd like to go back to San Juan.

    Anita : I know a boat you can get on!

  • Maria : My brother is a silly watchdog!

    Bernardo : Ah, my sister is a precious jewel!

    Anita : What am I, cut glass?

  • The Girls : [singing]  I like to be in America, OK by me in America, everything free in America...

    Bernardo : [singing]  For a small fee in America!

  • Bernardo : [singing]  Everyone there will give big cheers!

    Anita : [singing]  Everyone there will have moved here!

  • Lieutenant Schrank : All right, wise guys. Now you listen to me. All of ya! You hoodlums don't own these streets. And I've had all the roughhouse I'm gonna put up with around here! You wanna kill each other, kill each other! But you ain't gonna do it on my beat. Are there any questions?

    Bernardo : Yes sir. Would you mind translating that into Spanish?

    Lieutenant Schrank : Get your... friends outta here Bernardo. And stay out!

    [Mock charm] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : Please.

    Bernardo : Okay, Sharks. *Vaminos.*

    [Leaves with his gang] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : Boy oh boy! As if this neighborhood wasn't crummy enough!

    [Pleasantly, to the Jets] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : Now look, fellas. Let's be reasonable. If I don't get a little law and order around here, I get busted down to a traffic corner. And your friend don't like traffic corners. So that means you're gonna start making nice with the PRs from now on.

    [Grabs A-Rab by the shoulder] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : I said nice, get it? Because if you don't, and I catch any of you doing any more brawlin' in my territory, I'm gonna personally beat the living crud out of each and every one of you and see that you go to the can and rot there. Say good-bye to the nice boys, Krupke.

    Officer Krupke : Good-bye, boys.

  • Bernardo : [singing]  Everywhere grime in America / Organised crime in America / Terrible time in America

    Anita : You forget I'm in America

  • Riff : Now move in and shake hands.

    Bernardo : For what?

    Riff : Well, that's the way it's done, buddy boy.

    Bernardo : More gracious living. Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we *hate* you right back.

  • Anita : You have your big important council. The council,

    [kiss] 

    Anita : or me.

    [kiss] 

    Bernardo : First one,

    [kiss] 

    Bernardo : then the other.

    [Tries to kiss her, she pulls away] 

    Anita : Ah, I'm an American girl now, I don't wait.

    Bernardo : Ah, back home women know their place.

    Anita : Back home little boys don't have war councils.

    Bernardo : Ah, but they do here. You want me to be an American, don't you?

  • Lieutenant Schrank : You Puerto Ricans get what you've been itching for, use of the playground, use of the gym, the streets, the candy store. So what if you do turn this whole town into a stinkin' pig sty?

    Bernardo : [Bernado jumps up but the Jets stop him from attacking Schrank] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : Don't stop him! He wants to get home, write a few letters to San Juan tell 'em how he's got it made over here! What I mean is... Clear out, you! I said, clear out!

    Bernardo : [Bernardo and the Sharks move towards Schrank] 

    Lieutenant Schrank : Yeah, sure, I know. It's a free country, I ain't got the right. But I got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Beat it.

    Bernardo : [Bernardo and the Sharks leave, whistling]  My Country 'Tis of Thee...

  • [repeated line] 

    Bernardo : Hey, Jets!

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