The “bad apple” of the Johnstone family, Sammy begins the play as an object of envy for his younger brother, Mickey. Dropped on his head by a young Donna Marie when he was a baby, Sammy quickly becomes a juvenile delinquent, even trying to rob a bus as a teenager. Eventually, the adult Sammy turns to a life of crime, and persuades the unemployed Mickey to help him. This attempted robbery, however, ends with a murder, and Sammy presumably winds up in jail, as does Mickey.
Sammy Johnstone Quotes in Blood Brothers
The Blood Brothers quotes below are all either spoken by Sammy Johnstone or refer to Sammy Johnstone. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Bloomsbury Press edition of Blood Brothers published in 1995.).
Sammy Johnstone Character Timeline in Blood Brothers
The timeline below shows where the character Sammy Johnstone appears in Blood Brothers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...out, relieved to see him, and embraces him. He begins to complain, saying that “our Sammy”—his older brother—has stolen his other gun. Mrs. Johnstone tries to comfort him, saying that Sammy... (full context)
...Mrs. Johnstone hears Edward’s name and freezes with surprise. After a moment, however, she orders Sammy and Mickey to get into her house. Edward asks her if he’s done something wrong,... (full context)