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Paul Avery (Character)
from Zodiac (2007)

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Zodiac (2007)
[from trailer]
Robert Graysmith: I've been thinking...
Paul Avery: Oh God, save us all.

Paul Avery: Methinks our friend's a tad bit fuckered in the head.

Paul Avery: Welcome, please put your stuff down. You're going down five rows and left. You're looking for the Modesto Bee from March. I'm going to stand here and attempt not to vomit.
[Graysmith turns right]
Paul Avery: Left.
Robert Graysmith: Left. What I am looking for?
Paul Avery: Kathleen Johns. Also, you might want to pull the Chron from - never mind, I'll see to that.
[pulls out Zodiac letter]
Paul Avery: Okay, now tell me what facts he gives.
Robert Graysmith: Woman and her baby abducted.
Paul Avery: Mm-hmm. Fact.
Robert Graysmith: The car on fire?
Paul Avery: Anything else?
Robert Graysmith: Everything in the letter already appears in the article.
Paul Avery: Yep. And he's done it before.
[pulls out a newspaper article]
Paul Avery: Officer Richard Raditech, shot sitting in a parked car.
Robert Graysmith: Zodiac claimed he shot someone in their car.
Paul Avery: Yeah, a couple days after this article came out. Zodiac didn't do it, but he took credit for it anyway, because he's in it for the press.
Robert Graysmith: How can someone who's killed thirteen people...
Paul Avery: He claims he killed thirteen people, but which ones can we actually confirm? There's three in Vallejo, one in Berryessa, the cabbie, that's it.
[Graysmith looks confused]
Paul Avery: Bobby, you almost look disappointed.

Robert Graysmith: Paul, are you okay?
Paul Avery: No... but thanks for asking.

Paul Avery: Okay, this can no longer be ignored.
Paul Avery: [points at Graysmith's drink, which is blue. Graysmith looks confused]
Paul Avery: What is that?
Robert Graysmith: It's an Aqua Velva. You'll understand if you taste it.
Paul Avery: [tastes it. Time passes and they've both had a few more]

Paul Avery: I cover crime in Vallejo?
[pause]
Paul Avery: Yeah, I cover crime in Vallejo.

Robert Graysmith: Did he say they got a print?
Paul Avery: A partial.
Robert Graysmith: Whoa. Dude, he wears his gun like Bullitt.
Paul Avery: No, McQueen got that from Toschi.
Robert Graysmith: Does he think that Zodiac's gonna send another code? 'Cause I think Zodiac's gonna send another code.
Paul Avery: Jesus Harold Christ on rubber crutches, Bobby, what are you doing? You're doing that thing. The thing that we discussed, the thing that I don't like, starts with an L...
Robert Graysmith: Oh, looming.
Paul Avery: Yeah.

Paul Avery: Someone should write a fuckin' book, that's for sure.

Robert Graysmith: I've been thinking.
Paul Avery: Yeah?
Robert Graysmith: Somebody should write a book.
Paul Avery: Somebody should write a fuckin' book, that's for sure. About what?
Robert Graysmith: About Zodiac. I've been thinking, if you put all the information together, maybe you could jog something loose. And then I thought, who better than you? I mean, you know all the players, and you have all of the files.
Paul Avery: Yeah, I lost them.
Robert Graysmith: You lost them?
Paul Avery: Or I tossed them. I don't know, I moved onto a boat.

Paul Avery: Do you know more people die in the East Bay commute every three months than that idiot ever killed? He offed a few citizens, wrote a few letters, then faded into footnote... Not that I haven't been sitting here idly, waiting for you to drop by and reinvigorate my sense of purpose.

Robert Graysmith: You lost them?
Paul Avery: Or misplaced them. I moved onto a boat.

Paul Avery: [to Toschi] Hey Bullitt, it's been a year, you gonna catch this fucking guy or not?

Robert Graysmith: Does anybody ever call me names?
Paul Avery: What, you mean like retard?
Robert Graysmith: Yeah.
Paul Avery: No.

Robert Graysmith: Did he say they got a print?
Paul Avery: A partial.
Robert Graysmith: Whoa. Dude, he wears his gun like Bullit.
Paul Avery: No, McQueen got that from Toschi.
Robert Graysmith: Does he thinks Zodiac is gonna send another code? Cause I think Zodiac's gonna send another code.
Paul Avery: Jesus Harold Christ on rubber crutches Bobby, what are you doing? You're doing that thing. The thing that we discussed, the thing that I don't like, starts with an L...
Robert Graysmith: Oh, looming.
Paul Avery: Yeah.

Robert Graysmith: I knew it! "Man is the most dangerous animal of all." I knew that I heard that from somewhere before. "The Most Dangerous Game."
Paul Avery: The most what?
Robert Graysmith: It's a movie about a count who hunts people for sport. People. "The Most Dangerous Game."
Paul Avery: Who's that?
Robert Graysmith: That's Count Zaroff.
Paul Avery: Zaroff? With a Z?

Paul Avery: What do you do for fun?
Robert Graysmith: I love to read.
Paul Avery: Mhmm.
Robert Graysmith: Umm, I enjoy books.
Paul Avery: Those are the same things.

Paul Avery: So Robert, what are your hobbies?
Robert Graysmith: Well, I like to read.
Paul Avery: Uh-huh.
Robert Graysmith: Uh, I enjoy books.
Paul Avery: Those are the same things.

Paul Avery: Hey Bullitt, it's been almost a year. You gonna catch this fuckin' guy or not?
Dave Toschi: Go fuck yourself!
Paul Avery: Gladly.

Paul Avery: Well, it looks like the real Zodiac Killer... was friendship

Paul Avery: What's your angle, here? This is good business for everyone but you.
Robert Graysmith: What do you mean, "angle"?

Robert Graysmith: Are you alright?
Paul Avery: No. Thanks for asking.