Tom Welles
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Tom Welles (Character)
from 8MM (1999)

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8MM (1999)
Max California: There's three rules in life: One, there's always a victim; two, don't be it.
Tom Welles: And three?
Max California: I forgot what three is.

Max California: [on the porn industry] All I'm saying is... it can get to you.
Tom Welles: No worries. Thanks for the warning, though.
Max California: You're welcome. Pops... If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change. The devil changes you.
Tom Welles: Some of your lyrics?
Max California: That's cute.

Eddie Poole: Who's that?
[just before being brutally pistol whipped]
Eddie Poole: No, don't!
[while pistol whipping Eddie and then shows his hand with blood]

Max California: Do you get turned on at places like tonight?
Tom Welles: No, I do not.
Max California: But you don't exactly get turned off either, do ya?
Max California: Devil's changing you already.

Tom Welles: [speaking to missing girl's mother] Can you tell me if you had to make a choice... if you were forced to choose... between imagining her out ther somewhere living a good life... being happy... bu you don't know... you never find out... or the worst being true... her being gone... but you know... you finally know what's happened to her.

Tom Welles: I'll never get tired of hurting you, Eddie!

[Tom hands Max an envelope]
Max California: What is this?
Tom Welles: Money. People use it to buy goods and services.

Dino Velvet: You trust me to take your money, but not your picture?
Tom Welles: Those are two different kinds of trust.

Max California: Can I interest you in a battery-operated vagina?
Tom Welles: No thank you.
Max California: Are you sure? I'd hate for you to be in one of those everyday situations that calls for a battery-operated vagina and not have one.

Tom Welles: What're you reading?
[Max California shows book - "Anal Secretary"]
Tom Welles: Catchy title. What are you really reading? Hard to believe that book's got any parts worth highlighting.
[Max California reveals real book - "In Cold Blood"]
Tom Welles: Capote!
Max California: Yeah, well. You know how it is.
Tom Welles: Yeah. Wouldn't want to embarrass yourself in front of your fellow perverts.
Max California: That's right. I might get drummed out of the Pornographer's Union. Where would I be then?

[after Tom Welles has asked for his "assistance"]
Max California: I don't know exactly what you're looking for, but just for the record - I'm straight.
Tom Welles: Congratulations.

Tom Welles: Why would Christian want this? Why would he want a film of a... a little girl being butchered?
Daniel Longdale: Because he *could*!

Tom Welles: Hello, Mr. Poole?
Eddie Poole: You a process server?

Tom Welles: Mrs. Mathews... remember when I asked you if you'd want to know the truth about what happened to Mary Anne, no matter what that meant?
Janet Mathews: Well, yeah.
Tom Welles: Some men took her, and they killed her and buried her in the woods.
Janet Mathews: Oh my God! Oh my God!
Tom Welles: I want to hurt them. I want to punish them for what they did. Please give me your permission to punish them!

Tom Welles: [on phone] Eddie?
Eddie Poole: Yeah.
Tom Welles: I know all about it.
Eddie Poole: Yeah, you know about what?
Tom Welles: About that girl. Six years ago. I know what you did to her.
Eddie Poole: Who is this?
Tom Welles: You murdered her. You and your friends.
Eddie Poole: What the fuck are you talkin' about?
Tom Welles: You killed her on film. And now you're fucked. You're all fucked.

Tom Welles: I'm gonna kill you, Eddie. I'm gonna kill you, and I'm gonna leave you here just like you left her.
Eddie Poole: You're not gonna kill me. You don't have it in you. What are you gonna do? You gonna shoot me with you own gun, huh? Registered in your name? You really fucking thought this through, didn't you, genius? You're gonna have to dig the bullets outta my head. That'll be nice, huh? Or you could dig a hole. Dig it with your own hands, and bury me in it next to your fucking girlfriend. Go ahead. Pull the fucking trigger. Well go ahead. What're you waiting for? Go ahead, do it! You faggot! What do you want me to do, start crying like a little baby? "Oh, I'm so sorry I killed the little girl." Well, fuck you, and fuck her! Go ahead! Put me outta my fucking misery! Pull the fucking trigger! Pull the fucking trigger! Do it! Do it!

Tom Welles: If someone never saw or sold a snuff film, they shouldn't give a damn what I ask about it, if they have they got a right to be nervous.

Larry: Are you a police officer or in any way affiliated with law enforcement?
Max California: Fuck you Larry.
Larry: Are you a police officer or in any way affiliated with law enforcement?
Tom Welles: Fuck you Larry.
Max California: Mmm, you're getting the moves.

Tom Welles: Hello, Machine. Love your work.

Warren Anderson: Yeah man, I knew her, I dumped that bitch right before I moved to L.A. She shows up knocking at my door like a fucking stocker. I told that bitch that she could go to hell.
Tom Welles: Where did she go?
Warren Anderson: Hell, maybe. I don't know, I don't know & I don't give a fuck either. She said that she might work at a Titty bar or something like that, ask me her tits where not that great.
Tom Welles: Did you hear from her again?
Warren Anderson: Hey man just cause I was fucking her at High School doesn't mean I wanted her out there, she came to Hollywood to be a big fucking movie star, & so do I. And check me out. You know what pass me one of those smokes?
Tom Welles: [throws his cigarrete and steps it] I don't smoke.

Tom Welles: You motherfuckers, you SMALL-TIME motherfuckers, you want to know something, while you are all still small-time with a million-dollars to split around!
Dino Velvet: A million?
Tom Welles: Yeah, that's what Christian gave Longdale, and that's what he gave you right, a million in cash? STUPID FUCKIN' TRASH!
Dino Velvet: What the hell is he talkin' is he talking about DOLLARS HERE?
Daniel Longdale: No he is Lying!
Eddie Poole: Did you fucked me, hey did you fucked me on this?
Dino Velvet: Of course not Edward.
Eddie Poole: Then why is he talking about a Million-Dollars?
Dino Velvet: He is saying THAT Longdale fucked us, which is so totally, completely bizarre.

Tom Welles: [on Eddie] STOP EDDIE! I swear to Christ that I'll shoot you in the back!
Tom Welles: [on Machine] Take off the mask.
[Machine shakes his head saying no]
[Tom kicks Machine]

Dino Velvet: [on the phone] Hello.
Eddie Poole: It's me!
Dino Velvet: Uh-huh, What do you want?
Eddie Poole: Look I've just got a phone call, we got to talk, & now we can't talk on the phone. And so one of should get on a plane or something all right.
Dino Velvet: Oh blow me you paranoid fuck.
[hangs up the phone]
Eddie Poole: FUCK! FUCK!
Tom Welles: [takes off the headphones] So you like to watch paranoid fuck.

Tom Welles: [comes hitting Eddie while accommodating pictures & movies] Put your hands on your head & get down in your knees!
[Tom kicks him]
[kicks him 3 times]
Tom Welles: It hurts doesn't it!
Eddie Poole: What the fuck do you want?
Tom Welles: Who's Machine, Where does he live?
Eddie Poole: I don't know.
Tom Welles: I want his name?
Eddie Poole: I don't know his fuckin' name!
Tom Welles: [kicks him another time and puts his left feet on Eddie's hand almost through his mouth] I'll never get tired of hurting you Eddie.
Eddie Poole: I don't know his fuckin' name, he shows up in his mask & he leaves in his mask, he's Dino's fuckin' boy. I don't know he's from New York or somewhere, I don't fuckin' know!
Tom Welles: [takes his feet off of Eddie's mouth] Get in the car!
Eddie Poole: Why?
Tom Welles: You're gonna show me where you killed her.
Eddie Poole: Fuck You!
[Tom kicks him another time]
Eddie Poole: All right, you fuck!

Tom Welles: Eddie Poole?
Eddie Poole: Are you a Process Server?
Tom Welles: No, no I've been inquiring around if by any chance you've seen this girl come through here
[comes showing a picture of Mary Ann Mathews]
Eddie Poole: You a cop?
Tom Welles: I'm a member of her family.
Eddie Poole: You got any idea of how much pussy comes through here?
Tom Welles: Please if you just take a look, it would've been a few years.
Eddie Poole: [Eddie's face sweating by looking the picture of Mary Ann Mathews]
Tom Welles: Her name is Mary Ann Mathews.
Eddie Poole: Never seened her.
Tom Welles: You're sure?
Eddie Poole: Yeah I'm sure, I've just looked at the fuckin' picture didn't I? And come on, I've got a lot of shit to do!

Tom Welles: [on the phone to Mrs Christian] The film is real.
[she looks devastated]

Tom Welles: Who makes these films?
Max California: I don't know. Probably the Philippines.
[after watching some more of the girl being tortured]
Max California: Yep. Definitely the Philippines.