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Tough man talks about ripping ears off

I saw this in the late 1980s/early 1990s on Austrian or German television, I think in the afternoon. It could be a movie (dubbed in German) or also a German tv series.

 

A tough man, probably a middle-aged silent violent debt-collector type, says to someone, "If you want to catch a guy's attention, rip his ear off and hold it in front of his eyes."

Judging from the clothes, the time was present, location: in a city.

 

That's about all I remember about the scene. That sentence stuck in my mind and I was anxious about losing my ears for some time.
asked Feb 5 in Name That Movie by ascot3000 (89 points)
edited Feb 13 by ascot3000
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