The Temptations (1998)
Leon: David Ruffin
David Ruffin : I'm the one sellin' the records. They're comin' to see me.
Otis Williams : They're comin' to see the Temptations.
David Ruffin : Ain't nobody comin' to see you, Otis! You wish you could work it the way I do, but you can't! Because there is only one David Ruffin. And without him, the Temps ain't nothin' but a group in SEARCH of a David Ruffin. Matter of fact, I been thinkin'. We should call the group David Ruffin And The Temptations. Yeah, that sound good to me. Y'all beggin' me not to leave you.
David Ruffin : "And I refuse to let you go." Yeah, David Ruffin And The Temptations. Whatcha think?
Otis Williams : [stands up] That ain't never gonna happen.
David Ruffin : [after reading a memo firing him from the group] Y'all are stupid! You can't fire me! I made your asses! Do you hear me? DO YOU HEAR ME? You can't do me like this! You ungrateful son of a bitches!
David Ruffin : I heard about Paul.
Eddie Kendricks : They got the doctors and everybody in on it.
David Ruffin : And you next.
Eddie Kendricks : Me?
David Ruffin : Yeah, you. I sang "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg". Look what they did to me. Paul's gonna be gone and that's your boy. Shark's eatin' his own guts, Corn. And after you, ain't gonna be nothin' but O and Blue. And he gonna eat Blue, too, 'cause that's the way them types is. You better quit, save yourself some dignity.
Eddie Kendricks : You don't know what you're talking about, Ruff. We're supposed to be back in the studio. When Paul gets better, we got the tour.
David Ruffin : Yeah, the tour. Hey, Corn, you bigger than them, Corn. Just like I was bigger than them. You wait till your next hit, they gonna come after you. You better leave before you get fired.
David Ruffin : I'm back! I quit all that stuff, O.
Eddie Kendricks : I told you he was clean.
Otis Williams : I don't care!
David Ruffin : [takes off his glasses] Look, I'm straight, man. Can't you see I'm straight?
Eddie Kendricks : He's straight. Listen to him.
David Ruffin : I'm back in the group, O. Tell me I'm back in the group.
Otis Williams : You ain't in this group. Don't you get it? You blew it!
Eddie Kendricks : The crowd went wild when he jumped on stage.
Otis Williams : He's the one who blew it, Corn!
David Ruffin : Paul... Corn... Blue, baby, all I'm asking y'all is for another chance. Come on now!
Melvin Franklin : David, I'm sorry, but you got to go.
Otis Williams : Get out or get carried out.
David Ruffin : I ain't goin' nowhere! You said I was a Temp for life. How 'bout that promise, huh O?
Otis Williams : You ain't no Temptation no more!
[Otis tries to beat up David, but Melvin holds him back]
David Ruffin : That's mine!