Adele Stanton
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Adele Stanton (Character)
from The Majestic (2001)

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The Majestic (2001)
Adele: Do you remember me?
Peter Appleton: [immediately attracted to her] No, but I'll sure try.

Adele: This is a free country, you can be a communist if you want to be a communist!

Peter Appleton: [Seeing Adele at the cemetery] I didn't know anyone was here.
Adele: I was just... saying goodbye.
Peter Appleton: Adele, I'm sorry the way things turned out. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all you.
Adele: People get hurt sometimes, we can't always help it. So are you really a communist?
Peter Appleton: No, I'm really not.
Adele: I didn't think so. Only a dyed-in-the-wool capitalist could have gotten The Majestic up and running.
Peter Appleton: Great endorsement. Can I call you as a witness?
Adele: Eh, if it helps. So what will you tell the committee?
Peter Appleton: Tell them what they want to hear: "Sorry, I won't do it again, blah, blah."
Adele: You're not serious.
Peter Appleton: What's wrong with it?
Adele: Everything.
Peter Appleton: Could you be a little more specific?
Adele: Aside from the fact that this is a free country, and you can be a communist if you want to be a communist - leaving that aside, if you're accused falsely you have a duty as well as a right to stand up and suggest they drop dead.
Peter Appleton: Emile Zola, you feel strongly about this.
Adele: Damn right I do!
Peter Appleton: Great, but it doesn't make the game any less rigged. There's a reason it's called a witch-hunt.
Adele: And there's burden of proof, innocence before guilt.
Peter Appleton: Maybe in law school. But the rest of us have to live in the real world and in the real world, I mess with these guys, I go to jail.
Adele: All the more reason to fight them.
Peter Appleton: Like Luke would've done? Go ahead, say it.
Adele: Yes. Like Luke would have done.
Peter Appleton: God, here it comes. Tell me again what a great guy Luke was, 'cause God I haven't heard that enough!
Adele: He wouldn've stood up to them.
Peter Appleton: Yeah well, he's not here... to vouch for that, is he? We have to take your word for it! And forgive me but everybody's memory of Luke is a little rose-colored in this town. Besides, I'm not Luke. While he was liberating Europe, I was running the PX. He couldn't wait to save the world! Me, I was happy not to go overseas!

Adele: Why?
Peter Appleton: [gesturing to the graveyard of soldiers] Because I didn't want to end up like him. I wanted to survive! You stand for a cause, you get mowed down. Look. Look! That's the real world. I want my Goddamn life back, Adele...

Adele: You remember movies but you don't remember your life?

[last lines]
Adele: So what was your question?
Peter Appleton: I forget
[they kiss to the crowd's applause]
Peter Appleton: .

Adele: Dad, what is it? Oh my God, did somebody die?
Doc Stanton: Well... somewhat the opposite, actually.

Adele: Come on.
[opens window leading down to Town Hall's basement]
Adele: You first.
Peter Appleton: [pause, suspiciously] Why me?
Adele: [deadpan] Well, in the case the vicious guard dogs haven't been fed.
Peter Appleton: [silent, looks horrified]
Adele: So you can be a gentleman and help me down.

Adele: I'm trying to make up my own mind, about you being Luke.
Peter Appleton: [rolls eyes] Join the club. So what you do think?
Adele: The jury is still out.
Peter Appleton: Fair enough.