Teddy Hoffman: Do you think anyone in this bar believes you've got a full head of hair? We all know that's a comb-over. But till you get so obnoxious you forfeit your right to civil treatment, no one here points it out. Think of the trial system like that. We know accused people aren't always innocent. Maybe not even usually innocent.
Bar Patron: Yeah, now start to twist things around.
Teddy Hoffman: And even though we know that, we treat people like they're innocent till they've had their shot in court. It makes us better people, it civilizes us to treat them that way. Civility is important. That's why no one in here called you a self-deceiving fool till you opened your drunken mouth.
Arnold Spivak: They won't be forgetting the name Arnold Spivak up there any time soon. I was awesome, and a lot more spontaneous than I had planned.
Annie Hoffman: I'm not naive, Teddy. But a case like this one, with all the theatrics and media hoopla, it's not about getting the truth. It's show business. Crime as entertainment. Everybody's a celebrity: lawyer, witness, jurors.
Teddy Hoffman: [looking around Dr. Lester's office] My God, the continent tilts. Every quack with a diploma rolls out here and gets an ocean view.
Dr. Graham Lester: On the off chance that you are myopic, Mr. Hoffman, let me acquaint you with my wall hangings. I'm board certified by both the American Colleges of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. I am a teaching clinical professor at the University of ...
Teddy Hoffman: And I can name five popes who killed people.
Sam Carter: [to Teddy] When you look back, do you think you're going to be proud of what you did in that court? Making yourself a little richer by helping this kind of man get away with what he did and calling it justice? There was a time when you were judged by the way you lived and not by the words you could string together.
Teddy Hoffman: I'll make this real simple, Neil. I am your only friend. Anything you say to anyone else can be used against you in court. For your own sake you trust me, and me alone. Until we're past this, you consider everyone else an enemy.
Teddy Hoffman: Who told you the results of our jury survey?
Dean Crowley: You know I can't answer that.
Teddy Hoffman: If I've got a traitor working for me, I'd like to know.
Dean Crowley: And speaking hypothetically, what do I get in return?
Teddy Hoffman: I'd say the pleasure of knowing you did the right thing, but I know better.
Teddy Hoffman: This case needs your honesty, Miriam.
Miriam Grasso: Blow any more smoke up my bustle and you'll set the sprinklers off.
Francesca Cross: Richard's not the same man I married. Six years ago, we started living separate lives. His was a parade of users, mistresses, whores. Mine was charitable work and the rumors of infidelity behind my back.
Teddy Hoffman: Because you work in a psychiatrist's office, do you believe you have more insight into human behavior?
Ms. Milligan: Only that people don't always pay their bills and that they're sometimes late for their appointments.
Chris Docknovich: [about a possible juror] If you're bothered by the crucifix she had on, my 16-year old sister has one just like it and a navel ring.
Lorraine Vitale: Wear it one day, it's a fashion statement. Wear it three days in a row, as this woman has, and it's who you are.
Adler: I would rather be where I am, and who I am, than strutting around a courtroom in your $2,000 suit, twisting and obfuscating and distorting logic and common sense, all to protect a client who, more likely than not, is also filthy rich and guilty as sin.
Justine Appleton: The dollar is rebounding against all the European currencies. So, if you were to close on the Holbein painting today, the price would only be ridiculous instead of obscene.
Richard Cross: Good. If the dollar takes a wrong turn, I can live with obscene.
Miriam Grasso: Morning, ladies and gentlemen. I work for the District Attorney's Office of the County of Los Angeles. And I represent the people of the state of California. I represent you. One thing I want to advise you from the start: I am not anywhere near as entertaining as Ted Hoffman is.
Neil Avedon: Why was Grasso taking so many notes?
Teddy Hoffman: To get the jury to ask the same question you just did. So they're not giving 100 percent attention to what I'm saying.
Neil Avedon: Can she do that? Isn't that dirty pool?
Teddy Hoffman: When she does it to us, yes. When we do it to her, no.
Julie Costello: [about Richard Cross] He is my husband and I'm his wife. And whatever else I do, I'm going to honor the commitment I made to him. Don't you dare stand there with your air of moral superiority and tell me what I owe you. I owe you nothing.
Arnold Spivak: Wow. What's he worth? Four hundred million? Whatever else they say about you, they can't say you sold yourself cheap.
Annie Hoffman: I can't remember the last time I had a martini.
Teddy Hoffman: [to Richard Cross] You said you're Neil's friend. You told me you're not my enemy and one day I would know that. This is the day, Richard. This is the day all the subterfuge, all the lies end.
Miriam Grasso: Judge, if I hadn't parked next to him in the garage, I would have suspected Mr. Hoffman rode over here with the cavalry.
Richard Cross: I was not telling the truth.
Roger Garfield: Then you acknowledge you're someone who lies depending on circumstances?
Richard Cross: I think we all do from time to time. Being a politician you should understand that better than anyone.
Roger Garfield: Isn't it possible you're delusional right now? That the testimony you've given here today has no basis in reality, but is a product of your worsening dementia?
Richard Cross: Roger, I am as clear-headed today as I was three weeks ago when you asked me to give $50,000 to your re-election campaign.
Richard Cross: Mister Garfield, if you're asking if I'm dying for Neil's sins, the answer is no. I can assure you, I'm dying for my own.