The audio played back in the courtroom is not the same as the conversation that took place earlier in the film. Notably, John Gotti
used the phrase "physically sick" during the earlier conversation, but it does not appear when the tape is played back. Also when Gotti asks who "did the work?" Frankie says "Sammy," but on the tape, Frankie says "Fucking Sammy" which Gotti repeats. See more
How could you say those things about me, John?
Hey, tapes are tapes, man... don't mean nothin. I'm talkin alright, I can fuckin talk can't I?
So let's fuckin talk. You backed doored me while I was your underboss while I was out there whackin guys for you.
Hey, get tha fuck outta here with that shit right now. You're the one gets off whackin people, not me. You come crying to me about Louie Dibono, your partner for years, not mine... I don't know tha man. You wanted to whack him, you come ...