Danny Harrison arrives home as his wife Eileen is upset about their washer being repossessed. Danny is a schoolteacher who works two jobs and has a young daughter which requires an expensive leg brace. Danny won't go to Eileen's father for help or take a better paying job so Eileen tells him she wants a divorce for their daughter's sake. Eileen visits Perry to see if he will help her obtain the divorce as the two were childhood friends. Perry refuses but offers other help as she leaves his office. Danny's second job is at Luke Hickey's small diner which is hurting financially. Danny's friend Frank Curran comes into the dinner drunk ordering chili and coffee. The drunk Curran tosses the chili in the floor complaining about it. Hickey wants to call the police but Danny offers to take Frank home. First Luke takes a dollar from Frank who has a wad of cash including $500 bills. Danny takes Frank home leaving him in his apartment after getting the attention of neighbor Phil McCabe. The next... Written by
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A line of dialogue strongly suggests Parry grew up in Oregon. See more
Witness Luke Hickey's testimony is interrupted so Lt. Tragg can take the stand because he is wanted at headquarters and has to leave. When Tragg is done he does not leave the courtroom and is seen sitting there through the rest of the scene. See more
[Confessing in open court to the murder of Frank Curran
It's funny how things work out. You saw my place; it's really a dump... but you don't know what it means. People on the street would say, "There goes Luke Hickey, he owns a restaurant." It was... very important to me, kinda... you know what I mean? Then when I couldn't meet my bills I guess... I just flipped. Then when I saw this crumb who... probably never did an honest day's work in his whole life, I - I don't know, it just didn't seem ...