Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) : Did you fuck my wife ?
Joey La Motta (Joe Pesci) : What ?!
Jake La Motta : Did you fuck my wife ?
Joey La Motta : [pauses, looks insulted] How could you ask me a question like that ? How could you ask me ? I’m your brother. You ask me that ? Where do you get your balls big enough to ask me that ?
Jake La Motta : [cooly] Just tell me.
Joey La Motta : I’m not answerin’ ya. I’m not gonna answer that. It’s stupid.
Jake La Motta : You’re very smart Joey. You give me all these answers, but you ain’t givin’ me the right answer. I’m askin’ ya again. Did you or did you not ?
Joey La Motta : [frightened but controlled] I’m not gonna answer. That’s a sick question, you’re a sick fuck, and I’m not that sick that I’m gonna answer it. I’m not tellin’ ya anything… I’m gonna leave. If Lenore calls, tell her I went home. I’m not staying in this nuthouse with you, you’re a sick mess, I feel sorry for ya, I really do. You know what you should do ? Try a little more fuckin’ and a little less eatin’. You won’t have troubles upstairs in your bedroom and you won’t pick it up on me and everybody else. Do you understand, you fuckin’ wacko ? You’re crackin’ up ! Fuckin’ screwball, ya ! [walks out the door]
- From Raging Bull, (1980).