“…It’s cold outside Paulie…”
Yes! Paulie’s breakdown in the original installment of ROCKY has got to be one of the most ICONIC moments in film history!!
Paulie returns home drunk and overhears their talking about his pushiness to get involved in the fight (“I just don’t know what he wants from me”). Paulie bitterly objects – “I don’t want nothin’ from you, this ain’t no charity case,” and then threatens “scum bum” Rocky (and Adrian) with a baseball bat for not being properly appreciative. During a tremendous argument, he orders them both out of the house: https://youtu.be/B_AN4j6ko3k Paulie: Get outta my house…You’re no friend no more…Both of ya get out of my house…Now you’re a big-shot fighter on the way up. You don’t even throw a crumb to your friend Paulie. When I go and get your meat every morning, you forgot that, and then I even give you my sister too. Adrian: Only a pig would say that! Paulie: I’m a pig? A pig that seen you had the best. (He smashes a serving set on a side table)…I don’t get married because of you. You can’t live by yourself. I put you two together and you – don’t you forget it. You owe me! You owe me. Adrian: What do I owe you? Paulie: You’re supposed to be good to me. Adrian claims that she properly cooks and keeps house, and she forcefully stands up to her self-pitying brother: “I don’t owe you nothin’. And you made me feel like a loser. I’m not a loser.” To further humiliate and insult Adrian, the foul-mouthed Paulie accuses her of being “busted – you’re not a virgin…Ya let him in your pants.” And he feels short-changed and sorry for himself because Rocky hasn’t given him a break with Gazzo: “I can’t haul meat no more.” After retreating to her room, Adrian decides to leave Paulie and live with Rocky: