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The Independent (2000) Poster

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[first lines]

Ted Demme: I think Morty is a visionary.

Roger Corman: I think Morty was and is an artist.

Ron Howard: He's an innovator.

Karen Black: Very persistent. And you have to love him for that.

Peter Bogdanovich: Morty would try things, and then 2 years later someone would copy it and win an Oscar for it.

Fred Williamson: This is the only man that I've ever worked with that I feel I can't take.

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Morty Fineman: [eulogy] For what does it gain a man to be given that divine candle, and not to dip his wick.

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Morty Fineman: [concluding his corporate presentation] That, gentlemen, is why financing Fineman Films is fine financing.

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Todd: We are prepared Mr. Fineman, today, to buy you're entire film library, for $8 a pound.

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Fred Williamson: Get out of the water! It's filled with phosphors and you're swimming topless!

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Morty Fineman: How long is the wait?

Maitre d': You may wait as long as you wish...

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Paloma Fineman: I think that anyone that claims that they are totally happy with their family situation is not concentrating.

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Interviewer: [quoting critics] An insipid, childish, even maniacal work. Someone please tell Mr. Fineman that The Whole Story of America does *not* have to be as long as the whole story of America.

Morty Fineman: Those who cannot do, review.

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Morty Fineman: [to potential producer] I tell you Walter, I've been in this business 30 years and there's only one sure-fire way to make a small fortune - start with a large fortune.

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Interviewer: Wow, you invented the sequel?

Morty Fineman: Well, I invented the roman numeral at the end of the title. You see God Father III, Friday the 13th part VII, that started with me.

Title Card: World War III II, a Fineman Production.

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Fan from Casper, WY: You have no idea sir how much I've learned from you. Your film with Tanya McDonald showed me how to please a woman. But also to tell if she's a vampire...

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Morty Fineman: [to adoring fans] I believe the true measure of a man is that which he thinks of himself. Back straight, shoes off, head high. It doesn't guarantee you a tall man, but at least you get an accurate measure.

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[last lines]

Morty Fineman: Now remember people what we're trying to say here... You gotta help me. You gotta feel it... Action!

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