Are you prepared?

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There is this movie clip set in year 1987, which captures my attention, played by Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness, Sean Connery as Jim Malone, forming a team and selected Andy Garcia as Agent George Stone, Charles Martin Smith as Agent Oscar Wallace, to go after Robert De Niro as Al Capone (the bad guy).

This section of the movie goes like this :-

Jim Malone :  You said you wanted to know how to get to Al Capone. Do you really want to get him? Do you see what I am saying? What are you prepared to do?

Eliot Ness  :  Everything within the law.              

Jim Malone : And then, what are you prepared to do?

If you open the balls (it sounds like balls, halls, i m not sure, pardon me) of these people, you must be prepared to go all the way!

Because they won’t give up the fight until one of you is dead.

Eliot Ness   :  I want to get to Capone, I don't know how to get him? 

Jim Malone : You want to get to Capone ; here is how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pulls a gun. He send one of you to the hospital, you send one of his to the mob. That’s how you get to Capone. Now, do you want to do that?     Are you ready to do that? I am making you a deal, do you want this deal?

Eliot Ness : I have swore to put this man away, with any and all legal means in my disposal, I will do so. 

Jim Malone : Well …..

…while looking at Eliot, and Eliot turned to him, and they ended with a hand shake. 


so…  The moral of the story (this is what my colleague always like to say) The moral of the story : 

Eliot Ness knows what he wanted but doesn't know how to get it. Jim Malone asked : Do you really want it?  and  Are you prepared?

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Authored by kevinn on 8th August 2011

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