June 15, 1990

Dick Tracy

I was eighteen years old, fresh out of high school. I had never read the Dick Tracy comic strip, and I had never seen Warren Beatty in a movie before, and I barely knew who Al Pacino was either.
Big Boy Caprice: I want Tracy dead. What's the matter, you bums forgotten how to kill people? Have you no sense of pride in what you do? No sense of duty, no sense of destiny? I'm looking for generals; what have I got? Foot soldiers! I want Dick Tracy dead!