The Untouchables (1/10) Movie CLIP - A Kind Word and a Gun (1987) HD

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Reporter: An article, which I believe appeared in a newspaper,
Asked why, since you are, or it would seem that you are
In effect, the mayor of chicago,
You've not simply been appointed to that position.
( reporters chuckle )
Well, I tell you, you know, it's touching.
Like a lot of things in life,
We laugh because it's funny, and we laugh because it's true.
Some people say, reformers here say,
"put that man in jail, what does he think he is doing?"
What I hope I'm doing, and here's where
Your english paper's got a point,
Is I'm responding to the will of the people.
( chuckling )
People are going to drink.
You know that, I know that, we all know that.
And all I do is act on that.
And all this talk of bootlegging.
What is bootlegging?
On the boat, it's bootlegging.
On lake shore drive, it's hospitality.
I'm a businessman.
Reporter 2: And what of your reputation
That you control your business through violence?
That those that don't purchase your products
Are dealt with violently?
It's all right.
I grew up in a tough neighborhood.
And we used to say,
"you can get further with a kind word and a gun
Than you can with just a kind word."
( chuckling )
And in that neighborhood, it might've been true.
And sometimes a reputation follows you.
There is violence in chicago, of course,
But not by me and not by anybody I employ,
And I'll tell you why. Because it's not good business.