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Joey Zasa: I earned that territory with my talent. Commission gave it to me, and you approved.

Michael Corleone: Yes.

Vincent Mancini: Hey, Uncle Mike, I came here for the party. I'm not here to ask you for any kind of help. I could just kill this bastard. He's the one who needs the help.

Michael Corleone: So kill him. What does all this have to do with me?

Vincent Mancini: Well, he's going around behind your back saying 'Fuck Michael Corleone' all the time. See, that's one thing it has to do with you, right?

Vincent Mancini: [to Zasa] Say it to his face one time, say it to his face. ONE TIME!

Joey Zasa: Mr. Corleone, all bastards are liars. Shakespeare wrote poems about it.

Vincent Mancini: What am I gonna do with this guy, Uncle Mike. WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH THIS GUY!

Michael Corleone: Joey, if there is some guy running around this city saying 'Fuck Michael Corleone,' what do we do with a piece of shit like that? He's a fuckin' dog.

Joey Zasa: Yes, it's true, if anyone would say such a thing they would not be a friend, they would be a dog.

Michael Corleone: My interests don't conflict with Mr. Joe Zasa's.

Vincent Mancini: Oh you don't know how much your interests conflict with Mr. Joe Zasa's, Uncle Michael.

Connie: He needs your support, Michael!

Vincent Mancini: Don't let me work for this guy no more, Uncle Mike. Let me come work for you.

Michael Corleone: For me? As what? Tough guy? I don't need tough guys. I need more lawyers. Since we have no conflicts, no debts, I accept your tribute. I wish you well. Vincent, make your peace with Mr. Joe Zasa, come on.

Joey Zasa: [Vincent hugs Zasa] Bastardo.

Michael Corleone: [Vincent bites Zasa's ear and Zasa is taken out of the office] Oh, Jesus Christ! Close it.

Vincent Mancini: Hey Uncle Mike, I told Connie this wasn't the right time for this. I mean, I know you're into bankers and Wall Street but everyone knows you're the final word, you're like the Supreme Court! All I want to do is protect you from these guys and your lawyers can't do that.

Michael Corleone: But you can.

Vincent Mancini: Yeah, I can do that.

Michael Corleone: And why should I be afraid of Joe Zasa?

Vincent Mancini: Well, he knows you're stopping him from rising up in the commission, Uncle Mike. I say we make him dead. You give me the order and I'll take care of it.

Michael Corleone: You'll take care of it? Maybe you should come with me for a few weeks. See what happens. See if you learn. Then, we'll talk about your future.

Vincent Mancini: I won't let you down.

Michael Corleone: Alright, go on.”
Joey Zasa: The Miucci association and elected you their Italian American man of the year. [hands Michael a plaque]

Michael Corleone: Oh, Miucci. Who's Miucci?

Joey Zasa: He's the Italian American who invented the telephone. He did it one year before Alexander Graham Bell.

Michael Corleone: Oh. And this is the reason you have come to my home on this day.

Joey Zasa: I have a stone in my shoe, Mr. Corleone. A two-bit punk who works for me. Who thinks he's related to you. A bastard.

Al Neri: He's here. Vincent Mancini. He's at the party.

Michael Corleone: Well, bring him in.

Joey Zasa: I think it's good that we talk. I have a problem. Now I have to find out if it is my problem or your problem.

Michael Corleone: Joey, your business is your business. I have no interest, no percentages. I'm out.

Joey Zasa: Good, then it is my problem.

Connie: [Connie and Vincent enter] Michael, you know Vincent Mancini. Sonny's boy.

Vincent Mancini: Hey, how you doin' Mr. Corleone.

Michael Corleone: How you doing.

Vincent Mancini: I'm doin' good. How you doin'?

Michael Corleone: Good.

Vincent Mancini: Nice party.

Michael Corleone: Oh, you like it?

Vincent Mancini: Yeah, I had to sneak in.

Michael Corleone: Well, you dressed for it. What's the trouble between you and Mr. Joe Zasa?

Vincent Mancini: Just trouble. I'll take care of it.

Michael Corleone: That's foolish of you.

Vincent Mancini: Foolish of me? It's a little foolish of this guy don't you think? Right? RIGHT!

Michael Corleone: Temper like his father. Vincent, Mr. Joe Zasa now owns what used to be the Corleone family business in New York. Out of the kindness of his heart he gave you a job with his family. Contrary to my advice you took the job. I offered you something better. Something in the legitimate world. You turned me down. Now you both come to me with this bad blood. What do you expect me to do? Am I a gangster?

Vincent Mancini: No, no, you're not a gangster, Uncle Mike.

Connie: Michael, that's Papa's old neighborhood now it's a sewer. Zasa runs it like a disgrace the ladies told me.”
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