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Oz
OzTitlecard.jpg
Format Drama
Created by Tom Fontana
Starring Kirk Acevedo
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Ernie Hudson
Terry Kinney
Christopher Meloni
Rita Moreno
Harold Perrineau
J.K. Simmons
Lee Tergesen
Eamonn Walker
Dean Winters
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 56 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Tom Fontana
Barry Levinson
Jim Finnerty
Producer(s) Debbie Sarjeant
Mark A. Baker
Irene Burns
Bridget Potter
Jorge Zamacona
Greer Yeaton
Editor(s) Deborah Moran
Running time 55 minutes
Production company(s) The Levinson/Fontana Company
Rysher Entertainment
HBO Original Programming
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run July 12, 1997 (1997-07-12) – February 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
External links
Official website
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes.[1] It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by premium cable network HBO.[2] Oz aired for six seasons, with the first episode being broadcast on July 12, 1997 and the final episode being aired February 23, 2003.[1]

Contents

Overview

Oz is the nickname for the Oswald State Correctional Facility, formerly Oswald State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison (level 4) at an undisclosed location in the United States of America. Many of the plot arcs are set in "Emerald City" ("Em City"), an experimental unit of the prison in which the unit manager attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration. Emerald City is an extremely controlled environment where there are a controlled number of members of each racial and social group. .The show was taped in Bayonne, New Jersey.^ The New York Post reported that Dr. Oz plans tape his upcoming health-themed talk show in New York City.

Style

Oz is primarily narrated by Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.), former drug dealer, convicted murderer and former crack addict. Now in a wheelchair, he appears in surreal segments and introductions that usually relate to an overall theme of the episode, as well as setting up scenes, introducing characters, or adding epilogues. When necessary — usually when a character is introduced — Hill appears as an omniscient narrator. Used as a literary tool of the writers, he narrates the details of characters' crimes, their prison number, and their sentences. Hill appears as a recurring character within the show's story lines until his death at the end of the fifth season; he and other deceased characters then share narration duties throughout the sixth and final season.
These narrations by Hill break the fourth wall, in that Hill addresses the camera (and thus the audience) directly, out of the fictional context of the scene. Hill also appears in scenes where he interacts with other characters in the story (in which he does not address the camera). .Only once in the series did Hill appear to address another character with one of his narrations: in the Season 3 episode "Unnatural Disasters," the character Adebisi turns on a computer and sees Hill—dressed as a pharaoh—speaking to him.^ Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved movies of all time - and now you can dress your entire family up as characters from this classic film.
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(This unusual sight is discounted by Adebisi as a drug-induced hallucination, and he never speaks of it again.)

Cast and characters

From left to right: Ryan O'Reily, Vernon Schillinger, Miguel Alvarez, Tobias Beecher, Kareem Saïd. In the front, Augustus Hill.
In the first two seasons, the cast billed in the opening credits are divided into three categories: Starring, Also Starring and Guest Starring. Cast members in each tier are billed in alphabetical order. In the third season, the "Guest Starring" is removed and this tier is tacked onto the end of Also Starring. It is still recognizably a distinct tier, as in all three the cast are billed in alphabetical order by actor's surname, with some rare exceptions.

Tier 1: Starring

Tier 2: Also starring

Episodes and broadcast history

.Oz took advantage of the freedoms of premium cable to show material that would have been too extreme for traditional American broadcast television, e.g., coarse language, drug use, violence, male frontal nudity, homosexuality, and male rape, as well as ethnic and religious conflicts.^ On April 9, 2008, Broadcasting & Cable reported that Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions is developing a talk show featuring Dr. Oz for an expected fall 2009 launch.

^ On December 1, 2008, an article in Broadcasting & Cable magazine announced that Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television have finalized several details of the fall 2009 syndicated show featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz, including the selection of Mindy Moore Borman as executive producer.

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In Australia, Oz was screened uncensored on the free-to-air channel, SBS. This was also the case in Israel, where Oz was displayed on the free-to-air commercial Channel 2; in Italy, where it was aired on the free-to-air Italia 1; in the United Kingdom, where Channel 4 aired the show late at night; in the Republic of Ireland, where the series aired on free-to-air channel TG4 at 11 p.m.; and in Brazil, where it was aired by the SBT Network Corporation, also late at night.
In the Netherlands, Oz aired on the commercial channel RTL 5. In Sweden and Norway, it aired on the commercial channels TV3 and ZTV late at night, and in Finland, on the free-to-air channel Nelonen (TV4). In Canada, Oz aired on the Showcase Channel at 10 p.m. EST. In Denmark, it appeared late at night on the non-commercial public service channel DR1. In Spain, the show aired on premium channel Canal+. In Estonia, as well as Croatia, the show was aired late at night on public non-commercial state-owned channels ETV and HRT, respectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was aired on the federal TV station called FTV. In Portugal, Oz aired late at night on SIC Radical, one of the SIC channels in the cable network. In France, the show aired on commercial cable channel 'Serie Club,' also late at night. In Turkey, Oz was aired on Cine5; DiziMax also aired the re-runs. In Serbia, Oz aired on RTV BK Telecom. In Panama, Oz aired on RPC Channel 4 in a late-night hour. In Malaysia, full episodes of Oz aired late at night on ntv7, while the censored version aired during the day.
.The program's relatively low number of episodes per season (eight each in Seasons 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; sixteen episodes in Season 4) is part of the trend in cable network programming, in which shows often feature shorter seasons than programs on American free-to-air channels, which typically feature sixteen to twenty-two episodes per season.^ During the week of November 5, 2007, Dr. Oz was featured on two Washington, D.C., television stations—WJLA-TV and News Channel 8—talking about research showing some developing countries have an average lifespan longer than the average American's.

^ The Staying Young program which aired in two parts on "Oprah", on November 1 and 5, 2008 delivered a two-week plan to turn back the clock on aging and presented insights from his newest book, You: Staying Young .

On April 21, 2009, Variety announced that starting May 31, DirecTV will broadcast all 56 episodes in their original form without commercials and in high definition on the 101 network available to all subscribers. The episodes will also be available through DirecTV's On Demand service.[4]

References in other media

  • An episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live hosted by Jerry Seinfeld featured a skit parodying both Oz and the final episode of Seinfeld, in which Seinfeld's character is sent to prison. It was filmed on the actual Oz sets and featured many of the main actors from the series.
  • MADtv did two Oz parodies: one with Bill Cosby (Aries Spears) in jail in a skit called Coz, and another in which Martha Stewart (Mo Collins) is sent to the Oswald Correctional Facility and uses her recipes and home decorating ideas to kill the other prisoners.
  • The episode "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High" of Fox's Family Guy featured a story in which Lois believed her son Chris had killed a man, whereas it was actually the man's wife who committed the murder. Lois briefly contemplates calling the police but forgets it, stating "I can't call the police. I have to get rid of this body or Chris will go to prison, and we all know what happens in prison showers! I've seen Oz!"' .The scene then cuts to a group of naked inmates scrubbing each others' backs in the shower singing a song to the tune to Merry Old Land of Oz from The Wizard of Oz.
  • The Arrested Development episode "Visiting Ours" featured a young, traumatized George Michael Bluth watching an episode of Oz, mistaking the show for the film The Wizard of Oz; as a result, George Michael spends the entire series petrified of prisons.
  • In an episode of the Adult Swim series Robot Chicken, a segment parodies Oz, starring the Scarecrow from "The Wizard of Oz," who gets shanked with a shiv in the cafeteria.
  • The South Park episode "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", in which Eric Cartman gets sent to prison, features music from Oz in establishing shots of the prison.^ Adult Scarecrow Costume An officially licensed Wizard of Oz Scarecrow costume.
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    ^ Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved movies of all time - and now you can dress your entire family up as characters from this classic film.
    • Wizard of Oz Costumes - Adult, Child Wizard of Oz Halloween Costumes 18 September 2009 8:46 UTC www.halloweencostumes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The July 25, 2007 Charlie Rose Show featured an interview with Dr. Oz regarding his latest book, You: On a Diet , which he co-wrote with Dr. Michael Roizen.

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone state on that episode's DVD commentary that the staff of Oz were fans of South Park.
  • The Simpsons episode "The Seven-Beer Snitch" features Homer Simpson becoming a prison snitch and receiving a series of gifts and privileges, one of which being an "adorable little hat" identical to the one worn by Simon Adebisi in Oz.
  • On another episode of The Simpsons, "Pokey Mom," Chief Wiggum asks a criminal if prison is like what they show in Oz.
  • The Venture Bros. episode "Powerless in the Face of Death" features music similar to the Oz opening theme during a prison scene.
  • In the HBO series Six Feet Under, characters David Fisher and Keith Charles are seen watching Oz and talking about the show on occasion.
  • In a Season 3 episode of another HBO series The Wire, Omar Little and Dante are seen watching an intimate scene from a Season 6 episode of Oz between Tobias Beecher and Chris Keller.
  • On one episode of Queer as Folk, Brian's nephew says he hopes Brian is sent to jail and anally raped by a black man. Justin comments that his parents must have HBO.
  • In an episode of The O.C., when Seth is picking out a comic to give to Ryan's brother in jail, Ryan suggests a different one and Seth says "The guy's in prison man, have you seen Oz? .I'm sure that'll be fine..."
  • In Tyler Perry's play I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea is talking to Vianne about potential names for her child if she and Bobby, an ex-con, have children, and Madea suggested, "This is my newborn, Oz."
  • Rapper Noreaga references the show on the lyrics to his song "Nothin" with lines such as "Only time they seen jail, when they watchin Oz" and "Adebesi, want a brick you pay double easy"
  • Rapper El-P references the show on the lyrics to his song with Ill Bill "Simian Drugs" with the line "You can suck tits like Schillinger's kids in isolation"
  • Rapper Mannie Fresh references the show on the lyrics to the song "Undisputed", featuring Baby, Lil Wayne, Lac, and Mikkey with the line "I'm the greasey, Adebesi thats runnin' the tear"
  • Manga author and artist Sadahiro Mika was inspired to write Under Grand Hotel after seeing promotions for Oz in Japan.^ During the week of November 5, 2007, Dr. Oz was featured on two Washington, D.C., television stations—WJLA-TV and News Channel 8—talking about research showing some developing countries have an average lifespan longer than the average American's.

    ^ "You can't control your genes," he said, "but they aren't as significant as how you affect them with risk factors you can control, such as smoking and obesity."

    ^ Joining such luminaries as the Dalai Lama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Steve Jobs, Dr. Mehmet Oz has been named to Time magazine's annual list of the 100 "World's Most Influential People."

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  • On the third season premiere of Will & Grace, Karen tells Rosario that she should be thankful to her for "springing her out of Oz," after Rosario was imprisoned for smuggling Karen's drugs, which was setup by Karen herself.
  • In the 2009 film I Love You, Man Jason Segel's character calls J.K. Simmons character Oswald Klaven "Oz". J.K. Simmons played Aryan Brotherhood leader Vern Schillinger in every season of Oz.
  • In the Season 3 episode of Stargate SG-1 titled "Jolinar's Memories", which takes place in a hellish prison carved into a moon, Colonel Jack O'Neill says "Well...^ The title of the segment was Dr. Oz Takes Medicine Mainstream.

    it's certainly not .Emerald City". It can be debated that he references The Wizard of Oz (as he referenced it very often during the course of the series), but the "medieval" prison setting, violently contrasting the "clean and modern" look of this Oswald Penitentiary unit, tilt the balance in favor of the prison show.
  • In Gilmore Girls episode "Eight O'Clock at the Oasis", Lorelai's odd new neighbor, Dwight, comments about the unpleasantness of his former home.^ Oz appeared in several segments on News Channel 8/Washington, D.C. during November, 2007, including a profile and a segment on colon cancer as a serious health threat for women.

    ^ On May 22, 2008, the New York Daily News published an item on brides and drastic pre-wedding weight loss, which included a comment from Dr. Oz.

    ^ Comments from Dr. Oz appeared in a February, 2009, Reader's Digest article about new approaches to weight loss.

    Lorelai later jokes to Rory that Dwight's former home was "Oz, and not as in the Wizard of."
  • In "30 Rock" episode "Goodbye, My Friend", Kenneth says to Tracey even prisoners have birthday parties, because he saw one on Oz.

Rights

The series was co-produced by HBO and Rysher Entertainment, and the underlying US rights lie with HBO, which has released the entire series on DVD in North America. The international rights were owned originally by Rysher, then Paramount Pictures/Television after that company acquired Rysher. CBS Paramount International Television currently owns the international TV rights, and Paramount Home Entertainment/CBS DVD owns the international DVD rights (the first five seasons have been released outside the US. The sixth and final season was released 22 September 2008 outside of the US).

DVD releases

HBO Home Video has released all six seasons of Oz on DVD in Region 1 and Region 2. The releases contain numerous special features including commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes.
DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 8 March 19, 2002
The Complete Second Season 8 January 7, 2003
The Complete Third Season 8 February 24, 2004
The Complete Fourth Season 16 February 1, 2005
The Complete Fifth Season 8 June 21, 2005
The Complete Sixth Season 8 September 5, 2006

Soundtrack

A soundtrack containing East Coast, West Coast and Southern hip hop was released on January 9, 2001 by Avatar Records. It peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[6]

References

General
  • Season 1, Episode 2, DVD Commentary on "Oz: The Complete First Season."
Specific
  1. ^ a b Adam Dunn (21 February 2003). "The end of 'Oz'". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/21/oz.end/index.html. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b Bruce Fretts (11 July 1997). "Nasty As He Wanna Be". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,288583,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Luis Guzmán at imdb.com". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0350079/. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ MICHAEL SCHNEIDER (20 April 2009). "'Oz,' 'Deadwood' join DirecTV". Variety. Reed Business Information. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002639.html?categoryId=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  5. ^ *Sadahiro, Mika. 2003, "Under Grand Hotel." Volume 1, chapter 7 postscript
  6. ^ "Oz - Original Soundtrack (2001)". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/original-soundtrack/oz/457653. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 

Further reading

  • Stemple, Lara (2007). "HBO's OZ and the Fight against Prisoner Rape: Chronicles from the Front Line". in Merri Lisa Johnson. Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts it in a Box. London: I.B. Tauris. pp. 166–188. ISBN 1-84511-245-8. OCLC 72151012. 
  • HarperEntertainment (2003). Oz: behind these walls: the journal of Augustus Hill. New York: HarperEntertainment. ISBN 0-06-052133-3. OCLC 51241977. 

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Quotes

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^ OZ Mobile Social Networking Solution With over 400 million social networking users around the world, social networking has become an indispensable part of the Internet and everyday life.
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^ The emerald city represents the end of the trip for Dorothy.
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Directed by Tom Fontana.
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. (Taglines)

Contents

Season One

The Routine [1.1]

Augustus Hill: Oz, that's the name on the street for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary. Oz is retro, Oz is retribution. You wanna punish a man? Separate him from his family, separate him from himself, cage him up with his own kind.

Schillinger: Like my tattoos? I'm going to get you one.
Beecher: No, thanks.
Schillinger: Oh, yeah, I'm going to brand you myself.
Beecher: Livestock gets branded.
Schillinger: Yeah, livestock, that's what you are... my livestock. Because now, Tobias, your ass belongs to me.

Diane Wittlesey: There's something in the air. And it ain't love.

Kareem Said: I would give my life for you.
Jefferson Keane: You gonna have to.

Sister Pete: Tim, we gotta talk.
McManus: About what?
Sister Pete: About sex.
McManus: Sister, you're insatiable.

Visits, Conjugal, and Otherwise [1.2]

Groves: (a cannibal) I saw 'em carry him out. Looked like a roasted, broiled chicken. His flesh was all brown and crispy. He looked good enough to eat.

Burrano: No? He's ordering you around all day, "boy do this, boy do that", it never pissed you off?
Keane: He never called me "boy".

Markstrom: You not gonna kiss the bride? (Adebisi grabs Keane and tries to kiss him)

Hill: And love? Well, if sex is sweet and death is bitter, love is both. Love will always and forever break your heart.

Augustus Hill: God made sunsets full of color and God made race horses that run in a flash. God made the orange, the apple and strawberries, but God's greatest creation is pussy. I don't mean to be crude or nothing but... you can have all the sunsets, horses and fruit there is, just give me all the pussy in the world. Fuck, I don't need all the pussy, just one a day. Every day.

Season Two

The Tip [2.1]

Alvah Case: Vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, possession of controlled substances, possession of a deadly weapon, violation of parole. That's an amazing list of crimes.
Ryan O'Reily: Well, you know, I applied myself.

Animal Farm [2.7]

Hill: Hey Schillinger.
Schillinger: What do you want?
Hill: How much would it cost to mail me out of here?
Schillinger: Mail you? What are you talking about?
Hill: I've been trying to think of ways to get out of here.
Schillinger: Escape from Oz?
Hill: Yeah. And I figured, you know, you could box me up in a crate and mail me to my wife overnight express, Priority Mail, whatever. How much would that cost? Postage, shipping, handling, et cetera?
Schillinger: Are you serious?
Hill: Yeah.
Schillinger: Then you're nuts.
Hill: Is that a no?
Schillinger: Yeah. No. No, yeah, it's a no. Get the fuck out of here before I tip you over.
Hill: All right, Vern, I ain't mad at you. You can't help it if you're ugly and stupid.

Busmalis: Relax. You're suffering from PBS.
Rebadow: PBS?
Busmalis: Pre-Bunny Syndrome. It happens quite often in my line of work. You dig and dig and dig, and just before you have to make like a little bunny and go through the hole, you panic.
Rebadow: This is real? Pre-Bunny Syndrome?
Busmalis: Oh, yeah. I mean, I made the name up, but sure.

Escape From Oz [2.8]

Jonathan Coushaine: I say we institute a "no swearing" rule.
El Cid: Fuck you.
Augustus Hill: Suck my dick.
Kenny Wangler: Asswipe.
Ryan O'Reily: Cocksucker.
Chucky Pancamo: You stupid cunt.
Jaz Hoyt: Putz.
Tim McManus: If nobody hasn't anything more intelligent to say, this meeting is adjourned.

Season Three

The Truth And Nothing But... [3.1]

Sister Pete: Do you like sex with men?
Chris Keller: I like sex. Don't you?

Hill: The name on the street for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary. Only, big news: They've changed the name. It's now called the Oswald State Correctional Facility, level four. I don't know what the difference is. Leo Glynn is still warden, Sister Peter Marie is still in psych, Tim McManus is still unit manager of Emerald City, and I know for damn sure none of us have changed. Beecher is still in the hospital after Schillinger and Keller broke his bones. Alvarez is still in solitary after blinding a CO. Adebisi, still in the loony ward, after changing hats. Maybe it's truth in advertising. Maybe by getting rid of the word "penitentiary" the state is finally admitting that nobody's penitent. Nobody's sorry. Nobody.

Ryan: I'd fucking airhole him but he's always got the Aryans or the bikers around him. I just can't get fucking close.
Poet: Unless...
Ryan: Unless... Who knew? You think like I do.
Poet: That's a scary thought.

Keller: Look, I know there's no reason for you to believe me, but, um...
Beecher: You're sorry?
Keller: Yeah.
Beecher: And you promise you'll never do it again?

Keller: Hey, fuck you, you fuck.

Hill: Truth is a powerful thing. If you right a wrong, or make a bad thing worse, in Oz the truth is, if the facts don't fit the truth, fuck the facts.

Season Four

A Cock And Balls Story [4.01]

Sean Murphy: He is like a cannibal.
Tim MacManus: A cannibal eats somebody else's flesh.
Sean Murphy: So what do you call a guy who eats his own flesh?
Tim MacManus: Inventive.

Cuts Like a Knife [4.12]

Murphy: If you're so afraid of the work, LoPresti, go back to selling used cars.
McManus: You see?
LoPresti: Don't be an asshole.

Ryan: If I get old and wrinkled, will you still love me?

Wick: (on the medical testing) Other than the lice, I feel great. Thinking maybe I'm one of the five that got the placebo. (Slumps over and dies)

Keller: I'm telling you Supreme Allah knows we whacked Shemin and Browne and we pinned the murders on him.
Ryan: How could he? I didn't tell him, you didn't tell him.
Keller: Hey, maybe he figured it out. Both of them were guys Beecher fucked.
Ryan: So maybe he thinks that you did it, but not me.
Keller: What, are you looking to hang me out to dry, there, O'Reily?
Ryan: No. Look, maybe I can go see Allah, figure out what he really knows. You can trust me, K-boy.
Keller: I got no other choice.

Keller: I'll see you.
Beecher: When?
Keller: Back here. Or in heaven.
Beecher: You really think we're gonna get into heaven?
Keller: Ah, you and me together. God doesn't have the balls to keep us out.

Hill: The worst stab wound is the one to the heart. Sure, most people survive it, but the heart is never quite the same. There's always a scar, which is meant, I guess, to remind you that even for a little while, someone made your heart beat faster. And that's a scar you can live with, proudly, all the days of your life.

Orpheus Descending [4.14]

Augustus: Back in the old Greek times there lived a man named Orpheus. Loved his wife, took it easy on the Ouzo, played a mean guitar. Upstanding guy. So what the almighty gods do? They fucked with him. Made his life Hades. Why? 'Cause that's what those in power do to those of us with none

Season Five

Laws of Gravity [5.2]

Timmy Kirk: If you're not part of the solution, you're Satan's tool.

Next Stop, Valhalla [5.4]

Chris Keller: Show me your tits.
Sister Pete: Don't do that.
Chris Keller: Sorry.

Timmy Kirk: I want to become a Roman Catholic again.
Father Ray Mukada: No.
Timmy Kirk: What? You can't refuse me!
Father Ray Mukada: I sure as hell can.

Wheel of Fortune [5.5]

Tim McManus: I'm sorry Rebadow, it's your word against his. The word of a correctional officer against the word of an inmate... who is known to talk to God.

Season Six

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil [6.2]

Ryan O'Reilly: Hey Chucky, you've got a minute?
Chucky Pancamo: For you O'Reilly, I've got only 28 seconds. But the way you double-talk, it should be plenty.

Junkyard Dawgs [6.7]

Guerra: Marriage ain't marriage without sex.

Idzik: So don't you see? Everything that we do, the plans we make, the hopes we have, they're futile. Being good at a job, which I was, building a home, which I did, raising a family...which I had, none of it means anything because no matter how we try, how much we strive and struggle, it'll all come to naught. Life is a waste of time. So, that's why I'm counting on you to kill me. You will, won't you?

Hill: Forget about having too much garbage, too many bottles, cans, watermelon rinds, disposable baby diapers and such. What's really terrifying in terms of the long term health of the planet is toxic waste. Toxic waste, you can't put two worse words together except maybe (pause) nuclear war.

Schillinger: But Beecher knows too much about both of us. He's gotta die.
Keller: Yeah.
Schillinger: I'll deal with it.
Keller: No, I'll kill Beecher.
Schillinger: You?
Keller: Before I whack him, I just wanna fuck him in the ass one more time.

Keller: I concocted this whole god damned thing just to convince you that I'm on the up and up. Now, if I was really siding with Schillinger, Toby, you'd be dead already. But instead...all I really want...is for you to love me again. (Forces a kiss on Beecher)

Torquemada: Miguel Alvarez. I hear you're the man to know.
Alvarez: Whoever told you that was an idiot.

Exeunt Omnes [6.8]

Keller: I couldn't face living the rest of my life in here without you. Don't you see? I did what I did out of love.
Beecher: I loved alcohol. I loved heroin. But I had to put them behind me because they were poison. Death. You... are death. Let me live.

Torquemada: I have a little confession. You see, I'm a virgin. I've never had sex with man, woman, fish, or fowl.

Torquemada: I don't want to fuck you. That would be too common. I want to be you, Miguel Alvarez.

Schillinger: You're dead, sweetpea.

Schillinger: (realizing Keller switched the shanks) That cocksucker!

McManus: All I know is that the move is temporary. We'll be back someday.

Hill: So, what have we learned? What's the lesson for today? For all the never-ending days and restless nights in Oz? That morality is transient? That virtue cannot exist without violence? That to be honest is to be flawed? That the giving and taking of love both debases and elevates us? That God or Allah or Yahweh has answers to questions we dare not even ask? The story is simple: a man lives in prison and dies. How he dies? That's easy. The who and the why is the complex part. The human part. The only part worth knowing... Peace.

Beecher: If you really love me, then leave me alone.

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