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(TV Series)

(1997)

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EADA Jack McCoy: [cross-examining Newman] Eight years ago, you won an honorable mention from the New York Film Festival; isn't that right?

Eddie Newman: Yes, for my film "Crooked Street".

EADA Jack McCoy: The critics said your "daring foray into a new American neorealism" marked you as "one of the most promising artists of the American cinema".

Eddie Newman: That's right.

EADA Jack McCoy: What's your current movie about, Mr Newman?

[pause]

EADA Jack McCoy: Talking bears?

Eddie Newman: Yes.

EADA Jack McCoy: A daring neorealist foray into Jellystone Park?

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Jack McCoy: Your grief might be a little more convincing, sir if you hadn't just admitted you cut off your wife's head.

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Adam Schiff: Started with a murder, ends with an execution. You got what you wanted. Take the rest of the week off.

Jack McCoy: It's Friday, Adam.

Adam Schiff: So it is. See you on Monday.

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Jack McCoy: [discussing media coverage of the case, in Schiff's office] How things look to some general audience is not relevant in the courtroom.

Adam Schiff: Oh, will you wake him up, Miss Ross? We're approaching the 21st century. It matters, Jack! When are you going to buy a new tie?

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [cut to Ross and McCoy approaching the courthouse] You can't just turn off all the cameras and the microphones.

Jack McCoy: What's next? Timeouts for commercials? We go into court with soft drink logos on our backs?

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Lisa Lundquist: I'm in a funny business, Rey. Everyone talks like hippies and acts like they're in the Sicilian mob. I'm tired of it.

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Neil Gorton: [while talking to the judge just before beginning of trial] We need to keep a place for Dr. Duval, Mr Newman's psychiatrist.

Jack McCoy: Are we going to be doing therapy in the courtroom?

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Jack McCoy: [aside to Ross, after Newman's huge defense team has been seated in the courtroom] You and me, Jamie.

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A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [after Curtis has had an altercation with McCoy outside the courtroom] What was that about?

Jack McCoy: He's just a little upset his wife's about to find out he had an affair on the evening news.

Detective Lennie Briscoe: [to Curtis] I'm told you you should have gone to bed with her. You're getting the grief, you should have had the gravy.

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Neil Gorton: [to Ross] I don't know which I'm going to enjoy more: seeing Newman go free, or seeing you lose.

[to the barman]

Neil Gorton: Two vodka martinis.

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: Is it all about me?

Neil Gorton: You know I'm over that.

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: Of course! I've seen your new associate.

Neil Gorton: Harvard Law Review...

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: And a round butt just the way you like them.

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Jack McCoy: [to press reporters] This is a trial, not a soap opera. I wish you people would remember that!

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A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [barging in on Gorton's defense conference] You son of a bitch!

Neil Gorton: I take it you got my notice.

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: [rips up child custody notice and flings it on table] Yes. Here it is!

Neil Gorton: Not a legally persuasive argument, counselor. We have a custody arrangement; you're in breach.

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Detective Rey Curtis: [referring to his alleged affair with Lundquist] So you don't believe me?

Deborah Curtis: I do believe you, Rey, that's the problem. I've believed everything you said for nine years.

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Detective Rey Curtis: [to Lisa Lundquist] got to do whatever it takes to get back with her and the kids.

Lisa Lundquist: So that's a "no" on the job offer. And on me.

Detective Rey Curtis: You know what's going on.

Lisa Lundquist: Well, at least you didn't turn out to be gay. I called Jack McCoy and told him I want to testify.

Detective Rey Curtis: About what? All the times we almost had sex?

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Jack McCoy: [to Ross] You know Gorton better than anyone.

A.D.A. Jamie Ross: Jack...

Jack McCoy: He's doing everything you loathe to win and he's getting away with it because he scammed you.

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Jack McCoy: [to Ross] Eddie Newman is a monster. I can't send him to hell without you.

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Eddie Newman: [about Heidi] She gave me a choice. The bears or a picture about a dog who's granted three wishes. I couldn't believe it!

Jack McCoy: You couldn't believe what, Mr. Newman?

Eddie Newman: I had an actress, a bankable actress, who was attached to "Bovary", but Heidi gives her $12,000,000 to do an asteroid movie instead because our marriage didn't work out!

[jumps out of his seat and raises his sword]

Eddie Newman: That vindictive bitch! I could've made something!

[Everyone in the courtroom looks at him, causing Eddie to sit back down in his seat and face-palm]

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