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Quotes

[the Swami tries to get a hypnotized Freddie to kill himself]

Swami Talpur: Perhaps you should choose the manner of your death. How would you like to die?

Freddie Phillips: Old age.

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Swami Talpur: [to Freddie] You're going to commit suicide if it's the last thing you do!

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Freddie Phillips: It's a booby trap.

Casey Edwards: For what?

Freddie Phillips: For boobs.

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Freddie Phillips: [upon escaping a steambox] I saw a hand turn around the corner, and he put on a lot of steam, all the steam he could put on, f-full force... I think somebody's trying to kill me.

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Freddie Phillips: Who's the culprit?

Casey Edwards: The culprit and the murderer are the same!

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Swami Talpur: [to Freddie in a hypnotic voice] You didn't see me... you didn't see me... you didn't see me... I wasn't here

[leaves]

Casey Edwards: [to Freddy] Ready to go?

Freddie Phillips: I didn't see him.

Casey Edwards: You didn't see who?

Freddie Phillips: The man who wasn't here.

Casey Edwards: What man?

Freddie Phillips: All I did was open up the door, see if the coast was clear, my mind went blank.

Casey Edwards: Your mind's been a blank all your life.

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Freddie Phillips: I have a confession to make.

Angela Gordon: You did it?

Freddie Phillips: No, I mean that stuff

[champagne]

Freddie Phillips: I don't drink that stuff, that's like drinking poison.

Angela Gordon: Oh come on...

Freddie Phillips: Oh stop it, the bubbles' is tickling my nose.

Angela Gordon: For little Angela...

Freddie Phillips: I wouldn't drink it for big Angela.

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Casey Edwards: [seeing one of Freddie's booby traps] That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

Freddie Phillips: Oh yeah? Well let me tell you something, if the murderer comes in here alone, somebody else is gonna carry him out.

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Abernathy: [referring to bridge game] What'd she bid?

Casey Edwards: Grand slam.

Abernathy: [Looking at Freddie's hand] You bid a grand slam on that hand? You know what?

Freddie Phillips: What?

Abernathy: You're going to get murdered.

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Insp. Wellman: Were you and Relia in cahoots?

Freddie Phillips: [having seen Relia's body] The last time I saw Relia, he didn't talk to me.

Insp. Wellman: If I could only find Relia. I could make him talk.

Freddie Phillips: If you could, that would be a good trick.

Sgt. Stone: He could make him talk. You don't know Wellman.

Freddie Phillips: You don't know Relia.

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Insp. Wellman: I'm going to locate Milford and Relia if I have to take this hotel apart with my own hands.

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Insp. Wellman: Someone in this room knows a lot more than he or she is admitting, and I intend to find out who it is.

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Casey Edwards: It's Milford. Strickland's secretary.

Freddie Phillips: What's he hangin' around here for?

Casey Edwards: He's hang - - He's dead, you dope.

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Abernathy: Things have been awfully dead around here.

Freddie Phillips: Much deader than you think.

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Casey Edwards: Freddie, where did you that gun?

Freddie Phillips: I don't know.

Casey Edwards: Freddie, for the last time! Where did you get that gun?

Freddie Phillips: I don't know.

Casey Edwards: Where did you get that gun?

Freddie Phillips: Hey, that's not fair. You said "for the last time". I answered it.

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Freddie Phillips: Ain't I a lucky stiff? Lucky stiff? I should've never left Paterson.

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