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: [pointing to a graffito on the wall
] Isn't that your phone number? Jake Gittes
: Is it? I forget. I don't call myself that often.
: How'd you get past the guard? Jake Gittes
: Well, to tell you the truth, I lied a little.
: What the hell is going on here, Lou? Lt. Escobar
: I don't know. What's going on? What's happening with you?
[Evelyn Mulwray has just been killed
] Lt. Escobar
: Go home, Jake. I'm doing you a favor!
: You must really think I'm stupid, don't you Gittes. Jake Gittes
: I don't think about it that much but, gimme a day or two and I'll get back to yuh. Now I'd like to go home. Lt. Escobar
: I want the other pictures, Gittes. Jake Gittes
: What pictures? Lt. Escobar
: THIS broad hired you, not Evelyn Mulwray. Jake Gittes
: Yah? Lt. Escobar
: Yah. Somebody wanted to shake Mulwray down; she hired you. That's how come you found out he was murdered. Jake Gittes
: I heard it was an accident. Lt. Escobar
: C'mon Gittes. The hell d'you think you're dealing with? A bunch of assholes? Mulwray had salt water in his lungs. You were following him day and night; you SAW who killed him. You even took pictures of it. It was Evelyn Mulwray, and she's been payin' you off like a slot machine ever since. Jake Gittes
: You accusin' me of extortion? Lt. Escobar
: Absolutely! Jake Gittes
: I don't think I need a day or two; you're dumber than you think I think y'are.
Captain Lou Escobar
: How do you know he didn't have the gun with him? Jake Gittes
: Oh, I'd never frisk him before I let him walk in on his wife hanging on the headboard while some guy was slammin' her into the wall, Lou!