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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) Poster

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Larry Flynt: I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty, and yet it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the most ghastly manner in the name of humanity.

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Larry Flint: Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one.

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Larry Flynt: Eight million people buy it, and no one reads. Gentleman... Playboy is mocking you.

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Larry Flynt: If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, it will protect all of you.

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Larry Flynt: You don't want to quit me, I'm your dream client: I'm the most fun, I'm rich, and I'm always in trouble.

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Blow Dried Jerk: Uh, Mr. Flynt? I don't wanna step on your toes but things have changed since you were actively running the company. I mean I look back at the stuff you did in the 70s and it was uh sorta racy and crazy. But the country is different now. Reagan has rebuilt America and the moral majority is gaining power.

Larry Flynt: You're fired.

Blow Dried Jerk: Excuse me?

Larry Flynt: You get the fuck out of my building. Doug get him out of here. You blow dryed jerk mother fucker. Take him out of here and throw him in the incinerator, cut him to little pieces and feed him to the animals out there. Get out of here.

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[Isaacman on the phone with Flynt]

Alan Isaacman: Listen, I'm sitting here with the eminently reasonable District Attorney of the state of Georgia.

[Larry makes an off screen comment on the other end of the line]

Alan Isaacman: Right. He's very impressed by your conversion, he wants to cut us a plea bargain.

Larry Flynt: A plea bargain? Because I've found God?

Isaacman: Larry, listen to me for a second: Don't argue with me on this, ok. Just say yes because I've pulled a lot of strings to make this happen.

Larry Flynt: Is he sitting there with you?

Isaacman: Yes, he is.

Larry Flynt: Would you do me a favor? Just tell that miserable old gray-haired bastard to go fuck himself, we're going to trial.

Isaacman: Ok, right.

Larry Flynt: Oh, and praise the lord.

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Althea Leasure: The reign of Christian terror is over. We're going back to our roots. We are porn again.

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Larry Flynt: Why do *I* have to go to jail to protect *your* freedom?

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Larry Flynt: [incredulously] 25 years? All I'm guilty of is bad taste.

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Larry Flynt: [frustrated at the photographer] Look we're not running a flower shop here we're selling the girl so stop playing with all the props and pillars and flowers and just shoot the girl

Stills Photographer: [to the model during a photo shoot] Let's go for the leg thing spread your legs a little wider

Larry Flynt: [Walks up to the model and spreads her legs even wider] There, that's exactly what we want, that's perfect a woman's vagina has just as much personality as her face

Stills Photographer: But you can't show the genitalia

Larry Flynt: [disappointed, confused] Why not?

Jimmy Flynt: He's right legally you can't show it

Larry Flynt: [to Jimmy] Shut up

Larry Flynt: Are you religious man?

Stills Photographer: Yeah

Larry Flynt: You believe God created man?

Stills Photographer: Yeah

Larry Flynt: And God created woman?

Stills Photographer: Yeah

Larry Flynt: Surely the same God created her vagina and who are you to defy God? Just shoot it

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Althea: I've had an epiphany once, Larry. When my daddy shot my entire family in the head, and I was the only one to identify the bodies, and I was sent to an orphanage full of good Christian nuns who shoved my face into their pussies with their cruxifixes on for eight goddamn years!

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Isaacman: Unpopular speech is absolutely vital to the health of our nation.

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Alan Isaacman: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have heard a lot today, and I'm not gonna go back over it, but you have to go into that room and make some decisions. But before you do, there's something you need to know. I am not trying to suggest that you should like what Larry Flynt does. I don't like what Larry Flynt does, but what I do like is the fact that I live in a country where you and I can make that decision for ourselves. I like the fact that I live in a country where I can pick up Hustler magazine and read it, or throw it in the garbage can if that's where I think it belongs.

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Larry Flynt: If you don't like Hustler magazine, don't read it.

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Larry Flynt: What is more obscene: Sex or war?

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Jerry Falwell: What?

Roy Grutman: Yeah, Jerry, he's suing you.

Jerry Falwell: He's suing me? For heaven's sakes, on what grounds?

Roy Grutman: Well, you xeroxed his ad, and you sent it out in a million fundraiser letters.

Jerry Falwell: Yeah, so?

Roy Grutman: But you didn't get his permission. And that's copyright infringement.

Jerry Falwell: The depth of his depravity sickens me.

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Althea: Larry, I don't to work at the magazine anymore. People there don't listen me and they don't talk to me. They're afraid of me and they don't shake my hand... Larry, I went to Dr. Robert and... he told me that I was sick. I mean, sick, sick. I mean, I've got AIDS, Larry.

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Isaacman: At the heart of the First Amendment is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free flow of ideas, freedom to speak one's mind is not only an aspect of an individual liberty but is essential to the quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole, in the world of debate about public affairs many things done with motives that are less than admirable are none of the less protected by the first amendment.

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Larry Flynt: I turned the whole world into a tabloid.

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Isaacman: Larry, thousands of people petition the Supreme Court, OK? Thousands.

Larry Flynt: Yeah, and our case is as good as any.

Isaacman: Our case is better than most, you're missing my point, and that is they will never pick you. Because you're a nightmare. They're afraid if they let you in there, you're gonna wear a diaper, or throw oranges at the justices, and they should be, Larry, because in all the times you've gone to the court asking for help, you've never once demonstrated any respect for its institutions and procedures.

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Simon Leis: Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Before we begin, I must apologize for the unpleasantness of this task. What you are about to see is going to take your breath away. Hustler magazine depicts men and women posed together in a lewd and shameful manner. Hustler magazine depicts women and women posed in a lewd and shameful manner. Hustler magazine depicts Santa Claus posed in a lewd and shameful manner.

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Simon Leis: Mr. Flynt, can you please turn to page 77? Can you describe to the jury what is on that page, please sir?

Larry Flynt: It's a picture of Santa Claus.

Simon Leis: What is Santa Claus doing?

Larry Flynt: He's talking to Mrs. Claus, and holding in his hand what appears to be a large, erect penis.

Simon Leis: And could you read the caption underneath that cartoon, please?

Larry Flynt: "This is what I've got to ho-ho-ho about."

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Larry Flynt: These are my friends - lots of money, lots of friends.

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Alan Isaacman: I'm not trying to convince you to like what Larry Flynt does. I don't like what Larry Flynt does.

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Althea Leasure: Nobody on this planet wants their religion and their pornography together.

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Mantke Clerk: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help yo God?

Larry Flynt: No.

Judge Thomas Alva Mantke: No?

Larry Flynt: Your honor, I'm an atheist. I can't very well, uh, swear to a God I don't believe exists.

Judge Thomas Alva Mantke: Mr. Flynt, you are a handful.

Larry Flynt: I know, your honor.

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Larry Flynt: She ain't bad. She ain't legal either.

Jimmy Flynt: Yes she is, I saw her ID.

Larry Flynt: Look, you stupid briar-hopper, my dog could get an ID... from my goat.

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Larry Flynt: I oughta move somewhere, where perverts are welcome.

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Althea: You said yourself it's not so bad being poor.

Larry Flynt: Fuck you Althea, you go be poor.

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Larry Flynt: I got money, which gives me the power to shake up the system.

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Isaacman: I have giving you my best since back when people were laughing at you, and every time we come in there now, you fuck me with this bullshit circus act.

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Jimmy Flynt: [Calculating their profits and expenses] How we doing?

Larry Flynt: Bad, we're broke

Jimmy Flynt: How could we be broke?

Larry Flynt: These giveaways are killing us the limousine the smorgasbord was a stupid idea and all your buddies are coming in here every night drinking for free

Jimmy Flynt: You don't have to bring my friends into this

Larry Flynt: There's the secret right there if we can somehow let people know what great ladies these girls are

Jimmy Flynt: You can't advertise that

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Larry Flynt: [On the microphone speaking to the patrons inside his strip club] Give a big hand to Alison from Tennessee

[Jimmy starts clapping to persuade the patrons to clap ]

Larry Flynt: thank you Jimmy I don't know if all of you feel the way I do right now but we deliver the finest ladies in southern Ohio don't you think? And now give a warm welcome to Hilary and Melissa they're here all the way from Paris and London.

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Larry Flynt: I run the Hustler strip clubs I'm sure you've heard of them?

Old Printer: No.

Larry Flynt: That's why I need a newsletter I figure we'd run eight ten pages per issue.

Old Printer: With nothing but nudity pictures?

Larry Flynt: Yeah, on nice smooth paper like this

[Points to a sample picture on the wall]

Larry Flynt: .

Old Printer: That's called "slick".

Larry Flynt: Slick yeah.

Old Printer: But I could get into trouble printing these.

Larry Flynt: Why?

Old Printer: Because there are laws you've got to have kind of text like Playboy does.

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Larry Flynt: [Walking past protesters protesting outside his strip club] Thank you all for coming welcome to my establishment, we welcome Christians in here too.

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Larry Flynt: [Looking at the first issue of the Hustler newsletter] What'd you think?

Jimmy Flynt: How much do they cost?

Larry Flynt: [shakes his head] Will you forget money for one second what'd you think?

Jimmy Flynt: What I think depends on how much they cost

Larry Flynt: This is the first Hustler newsletter it's all for the man on the go and man about town here's news service and pictures

Jimmy Flynt: It's a magazine how are you going to pay for that?

Larry Flynt: Don't interrupt me when I'm talking

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Larry Flynt: [in his office] What's your name?

Althea: [sitting on his couch, Lying] Jane

Larry Flynt: We have a policy in this club I have a suspicion that you're not of age

[showing her the fake ID]

Larry Flynt: this could cost me my liquor license I'd have to close that shop and fire a lot of people

Althea: I am one second one millimeter one second from being legal

Larry Flynt: Well, I'd have to ask you to come back when that second and millimeter is up

Althea: That'd be tomorrow morning then

Larry Flynt: I like the way you dance don't get me wrong

Althea: Can I ask you a question?

Larry Flynt: Shoot

Althea: I heard you slept with every single girl in every one of your clubs as sort of a prerequisite I was wondering if that was true

Larry Flynt: Well it isn't entirely untrue if that's what you mean

Althea: I'm curious why you haven't taken a stab at me?

Larry Flynt: I just met you five minutes ago

Althea: [after having had sex, referring to both of them ejaculating] Come on one more time

Larry Flynt: [still her legs wrapped around his legs, the zipper to his pants is still open] One more time? Even Superman has his limits

Althea: That's the problem with men your batteries run out women's batteries never run out

Larry Flynt: [lightly pushes her head backwards] Well, then go fuck a woman then

Althea: I do fuck women

Larry Flynt: [startled, surprised] Excuse me?

Althea: You are not the only one in this club that has slept every girl in this club

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Jimmy Flynt: [Referring to Althea, while eating breakfast] So after one night she's moving in with you?

Larry Flynt: She had it rough, grew up in an orphanage.

Trucker: [interrupting their conversation] Hey buddy, are the guy with the sex paper?

Larry Flynt: I might be.

Trucker: I love the pictures how do I subscribe?

Larry Flynt: Where'd you come up on the newsletter?

Trucker: I found it in the bathroom of a gas station, it came in pretty handy.

Larry Flynt: I'm glad we can help you out but it's not for subscription.

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Althea: [Flipping through an issue of Playboy] Her tits look nice

Larry Flynt: They look nice but they don't look real. I don't understand this magazine fuzzy pictures, articles on I don't know what the hell their talking about

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Larry Flynt: [to his staffers, as they remained silent] What's wrong?

Arlo: The distributer called and unfortunately we had only a twenty five percent sell through

Larry Flynt: Someone want to translate that for me?

Jimmy Flynt: What that means their sending back a hundred fifty thousand copies

Larry Flynt: [slams the champagne bottle into the cake] SHIT!

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Jimmy Flynt: [referring to losing most of their money on printing and distributing their first copy of Hustler magazine] You're just stupid dumb briar hopper what made you think you can pull this off anyway?

Althea: At least he has balls

Jimmy Flynt: What he needs is brains

Althea: [sarcastically] Einstein's speaking I'm so impressed

Larry Flynt: So one more issue and we're wiped out?

Jimmy Flynt: Yeah

Althea: I believe you're the one that got us into this debt in the first place

Larry Flynt: You think just because it's your birthday you can be a bitch?

Althea: Yeah I think I'm fifty feet tall and you have a needle dick

[Larry slaps her]

Althea: Don't ever hit me like that, don't talk to me like that I'll go back and I'll eat dog food

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Isaacman: [Addressing the Supreme Court] Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court one of the cherished ideas is that we hold in this country is that there should be uninhibited public debate and freedom of speech the question you have before you today is whether a public' figure's right to protection from emotional distress should outweigh the public interest in allowing every citizen of this country to freely express their views

Justice Scalia: What was the view discussed in exhibit A?

Isaacman: To begin with this a parody of a known Campari ad

Justice Scalia: I understand

Isaacman: Also it was a satire of a public figure of Jerry Fallwell who in this case who really a prime candidate for such a satire because his such an unlikely person to appear in a liquor ad this is a person we're used to seeing at the pulpit The Bible in hand preaching with a famously beatific smile on his face

Justice Scalia: But what's the public interest you're describing? There's some interest in making him look ludicrous?

Isaacman: Yes there is public interest in making Jerry Fallwell look Ludacris in so far there is public interest in having Hustler Magazine express the point of view that Jerry Fallwell is full of BS and Hustler Magazine has every right to express this view they have the right to say to somebody who has actively campaigned against our magazine who has told people not to buy it who has publicly said it poisons the minds of Americans who in addition told people sex out of wedlock is immoral that they shouldn't drink Hustler Magazine has a first amendment right to respond to these comments by saying "Jerry Fallwell is full of BS", it says lets deflate this "stuffed shirt" and bring him down to "our level", "our level" in this case admittedly a lower level than most people would like to be brought to

Chief Justice William Rehnquist: The first amendment is not everything, it's a very important value but it's not the only value in our society what about another value that says good people should enter public life and public service? The rule you give us if you stand for public office or become a public figure in any way you cannot protect your or indeed you mother in a parody of committing incest with her in an outhouse, do you think George Washington would have stood for public office if that was the consequence?

Isaacman: It's interesting you mentioned George Washington because very recently I saw a political cartoon that's over two hundred years old it depicts George Washington riding on a donkey being led by a man and the caption suggests "this man is leading an ass to Washington"

Chief Justice William Rehnquist: I can handle that, I think George can handle that but that's a far cry from committing incest with your mother in an outhouse there's no line in-between the two?

Isaacman: No I would say there is no line between the two but what you're really talking about is taste and not law as you yourself said in Pope vs. Illinois, "it useless to argue about taste even more useless to litigate it" and that is the case here, the jury has already determined for us that this is a matter of taste and not law because they've said there's no libelous speech nobody could reasonably believe that Hustler Magazine was suggesting that Jerry Fallwell had sex with his mother

Justice Thurgood Marshall: So why did hustler him and his mother together?

Isaacman: Hustler puts him and his mother together as an example of "literary travesty"

Justice Thurgood Marshall: What public service does this serve?

Isaacman: It serves the same public service in having Gary Trudeau say "Regan has no brain or that "George Bush is a wimp" it lets us look at public figures a little differently we have a long tradition in this country of satiric comedy if Jerry Fallwell can sue when there's no libelous speech purely on the grounds on emotional distress then so can other public figures imagine lawsuits against Gary Trudeau and Johnny Carson for what he says on The Tonight Show every night obviously when people criticize public figures their going to experience emotional distress we all know that it's the easiest thing in the world to claim and impossible to refute and that's what makes it a "meaningless standard", really all it does it allows us to punish unpopular speech and this country is founded at least in part firm belief that unpopular speech is absolutely vital to the health of our nation

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secretary: [On the intercom] I have a man on the line from Italy claiming he has photos of Jackie O

Larry Flynt: Put him through

Italian photohgrapher: [On the phone] Is this Mr. Flynt?

Larry Flynt: Yeah this Mr. Flynt

Italian photohgrapher: Listen, I was watching that damn island for four months and one the cabana door opens and out comes Jackie O with nothing on

Larry Flynt: Are sure its Jackie O?

Italian photohgrapher: Yeah sure

Larry Flynt: What'd you see?

Italian photohgrapher: You see absolutely everything and she's a good one this isn't a Mamie Eisenhower, a regular lady bird

Larry Flynt: Oh my God, first pussy

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Svelte Reporter: [News broadcast as Larry watches with and friends and family and his staff] Everyone's talking about local boy Larry flynt's Hustler magazine has reached national sales figures of an astonishing two million copies and in a stunning disclosure this reporter has learned that Ohio governor Jim Rhodes himself was spotted at a newsstand buying a copy of the infamous Jackie O issue.

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Charles Keating: [Giving a speech at a Citizens for Decent Literature event] A teacher educates our children and they become model citizens the clergymen preaches we find spiritually my bank gives loans and homes get built but now there's a new darker influence in Cincinnati and we cannot hide from this. Descent people are being corrupted look what happened to our fine governor we cannot relent we must prevent the destruction of the soul of our country

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Althea: [after calculating their profits] take off your pants

Larry Flynt: [looks up after looking photo negatives with a magnifying glass] Why?

Althea: [Shows him the total profit amount] Because I've never fucked a millionaire before

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Larry Flynt: [to his parents while showing them around his new mansion during a 4th of July party] Do you know how many rooms I have here?

Pa Flynt: How many?

Larry Flynt: Twenty four rooms, do you know who else has twenty four rooms?

Pa Flynt: The president?

Larry Flynt: Hugh Hefner

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Althea: [after having sex with other women in the Jacuzzi] Do you ever think about getting married?

Larry Flynt: There's nothing more certain to ruin a beautiful relationship than marriage, as soon as you get that ring around the finger suddenly you have an "ownership situation", prior to that its friendly you're "kind" to each other as much as I love you I want a variety of different pussy.

Althea: What did we just do?

Larry Flynt: That's what I'm talking about.

Althea: Do you think I'm talking about monogamy?

Larry Flynt: You're not talking about monogamy?

Althea: Of course not how could you misunderstand me? I don't want to get married and stop living the way we live I think the way we live is great, nothing would change.

Larry Flynt: Why now?

Althea: Because I only want to be with you you're the only man I want to be with I want this ring on my finger tell me you love me above all other women.

Larry Flynt: You want a ceremony?

Althea: I want to go to a church, you are my life.

Larry Flynt: You are my life too right here right now, I can't speak for twenty years down the line.

Althea: I can, just forget about it.

Larry Flynt: [genuinely proposing] Listen to what I'm saying, will you marry me?

Althea: [assuming he was joking] That's not funny.

Larry Flynt: I'm not joking will you do me the honor of being Mrs. Larry Flynt?

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Althea: [During a staff meeting for the next issue] I got an idea, how about the Wizard of Oz? Dorothy is laying there in Kansas, there's the Tin Man, the scarecrow, and the lion and their all gang banging her? I was thinking maybe even Toto?

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Isaacman: [after leaving jail] I've gotten the bail all taken care of so you don't have to worry about that, we should talk about the case after you have a little rest.

Larry Flynt: Wait, who hired you?

Isaacman: Your wife hired me.

Larry Flynt: My wife? Are you "doing" her?

Isaacman: [confused] Wait a minute, am I what?

Larry Flynt: I'm just kidding, I like you, give me a call after you graduate from law school.

Isaacman: I'm out of law school.

Larry Flynt: How old are you? Twenty two?

Isaacman: Twenty seven, Harvard law school, three years in the public defender's office obviously you can get whoever you want to represent you in this case let me say this: your pretty far out there even for the guys that do a lot of this stuff. I am interested in your case, the problem you've got is definitely what I know best and I am good at what I do.

Larry Flynt: You specialize in porn?

Isaacman: No, I don't specialize in porn, I'll be perfectly honest I don't particularly like what you do, I specialize in civil liberties.

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Larry Flynt: [In Alan's office] I don't understand why they singled me out

Isaacman: This case is bigger than just you and your magazine in your case what's a little more troubling is this "organized crime" charge

Althea: Organized crime? Larry's not in the mob

Isaacman: I've got to ask you this one time: do you have any connection to organized crime?

Larry Flynt: Absolutely not

Isaacman: Then this is a completely bullshit charge but we have to take this seriously because you can conceivably looking at seven to twenty five years in prison.

Althea: My cousin Bobby shot a preacher in the back, he got six months for it

Isaacman: Can we discuss the fate of Cousin Bobby later? I think we should take this very seriously

Larry Flynt: I am serious, I'm taking notes

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Simon Leis: [Referring to the Santa Claus cartoon while in court] Do you think the founding fathers had a cartoon like this in mind when they wrote the first amendment to our Constitution?

Larry Flynt: [while on the witness stand] No but I don't think they had Playboy in mind or people either for that matter because I saw a couple of four letter words in there a few weeks back.

Simon Leis: But isn't a community allowed to set its own standards?

Larry Flynt: No that's just the disguise for censorship. This country belongs to me just as much it belongs to you, if you don't like Hustler Magazine, don't read it.

Simon Leis: I don't but what about our innocent children that gaze upon it in our grocery stores?

Larry Flynt: If a kid gets caught drinking beer in a tavern, we don't ban Budweiser across the nation.

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Isaacman: [Closing statement in the Cincinnati Court] I can exercise my right and not buy Hustler Magazine I like that I have that right I care about it and you should care about it too because we live in a free country we say that a lot but sometimes I think we forget what that really means so listen to it again " we live in a free country" and that is a powerful idea that is a magnificent way to live but there is a price for that freedom which is sometimes we have to tolerate things we don't necessarily like, so go back into that room where you are free to think whatever you want to think about Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine but then ask yourselves if you want to make that decision for the rest of us because the freedom that everyone in this room enjoys is in a very real way in your hands and if we start throwing up walls against where some of us think is obscene we may very well wake up one morning and realize that walls have been thrown up in all kinds of places we never expected and we can't see anything or do anything and that's not freedom, that is not freedom so be careful, thank you.

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Judge Morrissey - Cincinnati Court: Do you have anything to say before I sentence you?

Larry Flynt: Your honor, you have not made one intelligent decision during the course of this trial and I don't expect one now: knock yourself out.

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Althea: [to reporters after she was asked if she surprised by the guilty verdict] No I was not surprised by the verdict at all, we had a stupid judge, an uptight prosecutor. I'm not ashamed of Larry, I'd never be ashamed of Larry. I'd rather have a man that stands up to what he believes in, of course I'm not happy he's going to prison.

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Althea: [Visiting Larry in prison] Hi baby.

Larry Flynt: You look so beautiful.

Althea: How are you?

Larry Flynt: I miss you.

Althea: I miss you too, you got any girlfriends in here? You got calluses on your hands?

Larry Flynt: I fantasize about you all the time

Althea: Our bed is so empty, what can I do to get you out of here?

Larry Flynt: Isaacman says this is no way it's going to hold up

Althea: What if he's wrong? What if you don't get out until the year two thousand and I'm old fat and ugly and you don't love me anymore

Larry Flynt: You will never be old fat and ugly I promise you

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Larry Flynt: [Giving a speech for Americans for Free Press] Murder is illegal but if you take a picture of somebody committing the act of murder they'll put you on the cover of Newsweek, you might even win a Pulitzer Prize and yet sex is legal everybody is "doing it" or everybody wants to be "doing it". Yet if you take a picture of two people in the act of sex or if you take a picture of a woman's naked body and they'll put you in jail. Now I have a message for all you good moral Christian people who are complaining that breasts and vaginas are obscene, but don't complain to me, complain to the manufacturer and Jesus told us not to judge, I know you're going to judge anyway so judge sanely, judge with your eyes open. Politicians and demigods like to say sexually explicit material corrupts the youth of our country yet they lie, cheat, steal and start unholy wars. I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty yet it is growing, To go spill guts and blood in the most ghastly manner in the name of humanity. With all the taboos attached to sex it's no wonder we have the problems we have, it's no wonder why we're angry and violent genocidal.

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Arlo: [During a nude photo shoot of Althea] I've got bad news: Georgia prosecutor arrested a few news dealers for selling Hustler Magazine and other retailers are getting nervous so their taking off our magazines off their stands

Larry Flynt: Fuel the jet and alert the Georgia media that "the Calvary is on the way"

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Larry Flynt: [In a magazine store in front of news reporters] Good hardworking news dealers are being threatened and intimidated: if that's not censorship I don't know what is. What we're going to do is I'm going to pay this news dealer one thousand dollars. I am renting this store for the next twenty fours. I am in charge now and if anybody wants to purchase a copy of Hustler Magazine

Arlo: [In disguise and hands Larry money] Mr. Flynt, may I please buy a copy of Hustler Magazine?

Larry Flynt: [Takes the money, before the police watching nearby arrest Larry] Yes you can sir, here is the Hustler Magazine I'm selling to this gentleman

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Larry Flynt: [In a magazine store in front of news reporters] Good hardworking news dealers are being threatened and intimidated: if that's not censorship I don't know what is. What we're going to do is I'm going to pay this news dealer one thousand dollars. I am renting this store for the next twenty fours. I am in charge now and if anybody wants to purchase a copy of Hustler Magazine

Arlo: [In disguise and hands Larry money] Mr. Flynt, may I please buy a copy of Hustler Magazine?

Larry Flynt: [Takes the money, before the police watching nearby arrest Larry] Yes you can sir, here is the Hustler Magazine I'm selling to this gentleman.

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Larry Flynt: [During a staff meeting after looking at their Hustler Magazine's advertisement that is offering one million dollars to help President John F. Kennedy's killers to justice] That's good

Jimmy Flynt: So we're going to pay a million bucks?

Larry Flynt: Why not? If it catches the killer, I think it's worth it. Moving on "asshole of the month"

Althea: Jerry Falwell

Arlo: you always say Jerry Falwell

Althea: Jerry Falwell is always an asshole that's why Arlo

Chester: how about this month we do Anita Bryant?

Arlo: I say Gerald Ford

Jimmy Flynt: [jokingly but intentionally insulting his brother] I say Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt: [Althea covers her mouth while laughing] Yeah I like that bro everybody thinks I'm an asshole.

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Larry Flynt: [speaking for the first time, over the phone] This is Larry Flynt

Ruth Carter Stapleton: Praise the lord. I've found you

Larry Flynt: Hallelujah, what can I help you with?

Ruth Carter Stapleton: We have a mutual friend: a television producer and he suggested we get together. He thought you and I could "hit it off."

Larry Flynt: I don't understand you're an evangelist, I'm a smut peddler

Ruth Carter Stapleton: I don't believe in labels. I believe you and I could teach other a lot, so are you free for dinner tomorrow night?

Larry Flynt: I have a hectic schedule

Ruth Carter Stapleton: You know what's nice about people like you and me? We can do anything we want.

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Larry Flynt: [During a staff meeting after looking at their advertisement that is offering one million dollars to help President John F. Kennedy's killers to justice] That's good

Jimmy Flynt: So we're going to pay a million bucks?

Larry Flynt: Why not? If it catches the killer, I think it's worth it. Moving on "asshole of the month"

Althea: Jerry Falwell

Arlo: you always say Jerry Falwell

Althea: Jerry Falwell is always an asshole that's why Arlo

Chester: how about this month we do Anita Bryant?

Arlo: I say Gerald Ford

Jimmy Flynt: [jokingly, intentionally insulting his brother] I say Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt: [amused, Althea covers her mouth while laughing] Yeah I like that bro, everybody thinks I'm an asshole.

Chester: [after laughing] that's true

Larry Flynt: [while giving him a serious look] is that right?

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Ruth Carter Stapleton: [while having dinner] Do you go to church?

Larry Flynt: Yeah particularly the big holidays Christmas, Easter, New Year's Eve

Ruth Carter Stapleton: [confused] New Year's Eve?

Larry Flynt: They don't have church on New Year's Eve? Ok you've proven I'm a liar, I never go

Ruth Carter Stapleton: It's not important, that's only a ritual and I believe going straight to the teachings of Jesus

Larry Flynt: Would you call yourself a "faith healer"?

Ruth Carter Stapleton: Goodness no, I do spiritual healing. I don't mend bones, I mend troubled souls

Larry Flynt: That's a relief because I though you would be one of those fakes, scare the kids "wicked this, wicked that"

Ruth Carter Stapleton: "Hell fire", damnation", that sort of thing? That kind of talk is almost "unforgiveable"

Larry Flynt: I'd say we have something in common

Ruth Carter Stapleton: Actually there's something else we have in common

Larry Flynt: What's that?

Ruth Carter Stapleton: We're both trying to release people from sexual repression

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Larry Flynt: [Referring to President Jimmy Carter] Do you think your brother ever read my publication?

Ruth Carter Stapleton: Do you remember the interview he gave with Playboy magazine? The one he admitted he had "lust in his heart"?

Larry Flynt: I was especially proud of that

Ruth Carter Stapleton: I'm sure you were but Billy Graham and a few others weren't so they took after him in public so I don't think his a big fan of adult magazines but I'm more ambivalent about what you do because I think sexuality is a God given gift

Larry Flynt: I'd have to agree with that

Ruth Carter Stapleton: When I counsel Pentecostal women in bad marriages, I don't take the Bible out: I say "get yourself some make up and some curlers, make yourself beautiful because Jesus wants you to be beautiful"

Larry Flynt: You surprise me

Ruth Carter Stapleton: What was your childhood like? Because sometimes things happen to us when we're very young that can hurt for many years after

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Larry Flynt: [During a staff meeting] There will no more photo spreads of women alone from now on. Sex will be presented in a more natural setting with the man in the picture: a Genesis pictorial for example, Adam and Eve "getting it on" in the Garden of Eden and next month I'd like to have pretty girls floating on big glass crucifixes

Jimmy Flynt: I plead with you not to do this if you do this, this company is going to be worth nothing

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Georgia Prosecutor: How could you as a good Christian defend this filth?

Larry Flynt: [while on the witness stand] I don't have to. It may be wrong in some people's opinion to portray women the way I have, but it's not illegal it may not be the smartest thing to have too much to drink but it's not illegal. Abortion may be more morally "repugnant" but right now but it's not illegal. If you want to change the law that's another discussion but our right to decide for ourselves cannot be restricted. George Orwell said," if liberty means anything it means the right to tell people what they don't want to hear", America is the strongest country in the world today only because it is the freest country and if it ever loses its sight on its basic heritage and the principles involved then we will no longer be free

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Larry Flynt: Vicki Morgan was Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress and Alfred introduced her to all of Reagan's cabinet buddies and she was a real party girl and they really liked her if you know what I mean: the thing about Vicki she was a little bit "naïve" and she started writing a book about these orgies they were having and then next thing she's murdered but what these white house killers don't realize that Vicki kept some videotapes of these orgies and these videotapes are pure carnality, filthy I have never seen anything, well I have but most people haven't.

Judge Thomas Alva Mantke: What has this have to do with the DeLorean trial?

Larry Flynt: Technically nothing but I had those tapes and this tape and it made me think of it

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Roy Grutman: Would please state your full name for the record?

Larry Flynt: [while on the witness stand, intentionally making a mockery of the court by responding disrespectfully and jokingly] Christopher Columbus Cornwallis, IPQ, Harvey, APU

Roy Grutman: That's very interesting but aren't you also known as Larry Flynt?

Larry Flynt: AKA Jesus H. Flynt Esquire

Roy Grutman: Are you the publisher and Editor in Chief of Hustler Magazine?

Larry Flynt: I am the publisher of the most tasteless, sleaziest, most disgusting, greatest porn magazine on the face of the earth

Roy Grutman: Thank you, do you have a version of organized religion?

Larry Flynt: [intentionally misunderstanding his question] A virgin?

Roy Grutman: No a "version" you heard me correctly, a "version"

Larry Flynt: You bet your sweet ass I do

Roy Grutman: Do you think that gives you the license to mock the leaders of great religious movements?

Larry Flynt: God damn right

Roy Grutman: I hold in my hand exhibit B which is a typed written script of a Campari ad. When you approved this ad, did you have any specific knowledge that the Reverend Falwell had ever engaged in sexual intercourse with his mother in an outhouse?

Larry Flynt: No, but I have a photograph of Falwell having fellatio with a sheep

Alan Isaacman: [to the judge] your honor, my client is in a heavily medicated and mentally agitated state, we will stipulate that no such document exists

Larry Flynt: [intentionally mispronouncing his name] I have it and that Mr. "Fartwell" is a liar

Roy Grutman: My client's name is Jerry Falwell, "Jerry Falwell"

Larry Flynt: [jokingly] That's what I said Jerry "Fartwell"

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Isaacman: [after Larry asked him to appeal the Hustler Magazine v. Falwell case] This is over

Larry Flynt: No it's not over we can go higher

Isaacman: Higher?

Larry Flynt: The Supreme Court

Isaacman: They'll never pick you because as far as their concerned you're just a pig

Larry Flynt: You always said the principle "a pig has the same rights as the president"

Isaacman: yeah, yeah, yeah... people bet tired of "a pig"

Larry Flynt: Bullshit you're scared your letting these guys steam roll all over us

Isaacman: it's not just them, it's me. I am not taking you. Lawyers dream about a case like this in front of The Supreme Court of the United States, and they would probably want to hear us, if you want to know the truth but I am not going with you.

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Isaacman: [after Larry asked him to appeal the Hustler Magazine v. Falwell case] I won't do it again, I can't. I'm going to do it in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. Your sentimental speeches and your "Cornwall Patriotism" just don't work on me anymore because I don't believe you

Larry Flynt: you're my friend, we're friends. I would love to be remembered for something "meaningful"

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