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: Do you remember me? Peter Appleton
: [immediately attracted to her
] No, but I'll sure try.
: This is a free country, you can be a communist if you want to be a communist!
: [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!
: 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...
: You remember movies but you don't remember your life?
: So what was your question? Peter Appleton
: I forget
[they kiss to the crowd's applause
] Peter Appleton
: Dad, what is it? Oh my God, did somebody die? Doc Stanton
: Well... somewhat the opposite, actually.
: Come on.
[opens window leading down to Town Hall's basement
: You first. Peter Appleton
: [pause, suspiciously
] Why me? Adele
] Well, in the case the vicious guard dogs haven't been fed. Peter Appleton
: [silent, looks horrified
: So you can be a gentleman and help me down.
: 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.