Sliding Doors (1998) Poster


John Hannah: James



  • James : Cheer up. Remember what the Monty Python boys say.

    Helen : "Always look on the bright side of life"?

    James : No, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition."

  • James : Everybody's born knowing all the Beatles lyrics instinctively. They're passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff. Fact, they should be called "The Fetals".

  • [Helen tells James her boyfriend is cheating] 

    James : Well, if it makes you feel any better... do you see that bloke over there?

    [Points to his friend at the end of the bar] 

    James : Not only does he own a personalized matching set of crocodile-skin luggage, but his favorite TV program is Baywatch. So you see there's always someone sadder than you.

    [Helen starts to cry] 

    James : Do you love him?

    Helen : No, I could never love a Baywatch fan.

  • James : What are you doing two weeks on Saturday?

    Helen : Probably killing myself.

    James : Excellent. What time does that finish? Do you like boats?

  • [last lines] 

    [Helen drops her earring in the lift. James picks it up and gives it to her] 

    Helen : [gloomily]  Thank you.

    James : Cheer up, you know what the Monty Pythons always say...

    Helen : "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition"

    [Helen and James turn and stare at each other as the lift closes] 

  • James : Haircut suits you, by the way.

    [Helen demurs] 

    James : No, it does, it does! No gag. 'Never make a joke about a woman's hair, clothes or menstrual cycles' - page one.

  • Helen : Look, James. Maybe I shouldn't be here. I'm sorry, I'm not being fair. You know, under normal circumstances, etcetera... You're really nice - and funny. My friend Anna thinks you're cute...

    James : Wait. Wait! Your friend Anna thinks I'm cute? Your friend ANNA thinks I'm cute? Shit, I just blew - wait

    [looks at menu] 

    James : - two eighty-five on the wrong girl!

  • Helen : I kissed you.

    James : Yeah, I spotted that too.

  • Helen : I-I'm not - I'm not very good at - at, you know...

    James : Constructing sentences?

  • James : Hands up if you drank too much, eh?

    Helen : Hey, I'm not as drunk as thinkle peep I am.

    Anna : Put a wick in her mouth and she'd burn for a fortnight.

  • James : Everything happens for the best. You'll never know if you don't try.

  • Helen : So who are you on the rebound from?

    James : A girl called Pamela. My whole life pivots around Pam and I breaking up.

    Helen : When was that?

    James : 1973, we were eight. I bloody loved that woman! No warning just up, gone, left me for someone else.

    Helen : Who?

    James : Gary Glitter! Gary Glitter for cryin' out loud! I mean all my friends were being left for Donny Osmond or David Cassidy, I could have come to terms with that given time, but Gary oooooh she wanted to touch him there yeeaah...

  • [to Helen who is drinking a milk shake] 

    James : Come on! If you don't drink your fatty drinks, you'll never really achieve quality cellulite.

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