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[Nicholas van Orten loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder]

Nicholas: There goes a thousand dollars.

Christine: Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?

Nicholas: That one did.

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Conrad: They just fuck you and they fuck you and they fuck you, and then just when you think it's all over, that's when the real fucking starts!

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Daniel Schorr: Discovering the object of the game *is* the object of the game.

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Nicholas: [leveling gun at carjacker] I am extremely fragile right now.

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Nicholas: And you really believe that just because you publish children's books, people are going to care about my reputation? You can have pictures of me wearing nipple rings, butt-fucking Captain Kangaroo. The only thing they care about is the stock and whether that stock is up or down!

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Conrad: They won't leave me alone! I'm a goddam human piñata!

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Nicholas: So, you've played recently?

New Member Ted: Oh, about a year ago. I was working in Los Angeles.

Nicholas: I hear the London office is very good, too. It just sounds like a lot of fantasy, role-playing nonsense.

New Member Ted: [leans in] You wanna know what it is? What it's all about?

[Nicholas leans closer]

New Member Ted: John 9:25.

Nicholas: I... haven't been to Sunday school in a long time.

New Member Ted: 'Whereas once I was blind, now I can see.'

[rises]

New Member Ted: Good night, Nicholas. Best of luck.

Nicholas: Good night.

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Nicholas: I don't care about the money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.

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Conrad: This is for you.

Nicholas: You shouldn't have.

Conrad: What do you get for the man who has... everything?

Nicholas: [reading card] "Consumer Recreation Services." Well, I do have golf clubs.

Conrad: Call that number.

Nicholas: Why?

Conrad: Make your life... fun.

Nicholas: Fun.

Conrad: You know what that is... uh, you've seen other people have it.

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New Member Ted: This was the best one *ever*!

Jim Feingold: [shakes Nicholas's hand] You know, thank God you jumped, because if you didn't, I was supposed to throw you off!

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Conrad: I just found myself laying naked on a beach near Ibiza and all of a sudden it clicked: October 12th, Nicky's birthday.

Nicholas: October 11th.

Conrad: Whatever.

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Jim Feingold: The game is tailored specifically to each participant. Think of it as a great vacation, except you don't go to it, it comes to you.

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Nicholas: What's that?

Conrad: [signs document] This... is... the bill.

Nicholas: Do you want to split it?

Conrad: [exhales] Oh God yes! I'll take some of that...

[shows Nicholas enormous number at bottom of receipt]

Nicholas: [shocked look] Oh my God...

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Samuel Sutherland: [Nicholas is making rounds at his birthday party] Nicholas, I haven't a *clue* what's going on, but your taste in champagne is excellent, as always.

Anson Baer: It was a *great* entrance!

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Nicholas: [In the stopped elevator] I'll give you a boost.

Christine: You first.

Nicholas: This isn't an attempt to be gallant. If I don't lift you, how are you going to get there?

Christine: You pull me up.

Nicholas: It's much easier this way. Come on, step up...

Christine: No.

Nicholas: Please...

Christine: I'm not wearing underwear. Okay? There, I said it. Satisfied?

Nicholas: [Looks at her skirt] Oh. Fine.

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Nicholas: You don't know anything about society, Marie; you don't have the satisfaction of avoiding it.

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Daniel Schorr: [on TV] A staggering 57% of American workers believe there is a very real chance they will be unemployed in the next 5 to 7 years. But what does that matter to a bloated millionaire fat-cat like you?

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Nicholas: Seymour Butts. Never get tired of that one.

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Daniel Schorr: [on TV] There's a tiny camera looking at you right now.

Nicholas: That's impossible.

Daniel Schorr: You're right, impossible. You're having a conversation with your television.

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[In a fancy restaurant]

Conrad: I've been here before.

Nicholas: I took you here for your birthday.

Conrad: No, I used to buy crystal meth from the Maitre D.

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Nicholas: I'm being toyed with by a bunch of depraved children

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Jim Feingold: We're like an experiential Book-of-the-Month Club.

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Christine: What *is* the going rate for a trapped-in-an-elevator adventure?

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[last lines]

Christine: Would you like to have coffee with me at the airport?

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Nicholas: You can't smoke here.

Conrad: I'm with you.

Nicholas: It's illegal to smoke in restaurants in California.

Conrad: Fuck California!

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Nicholas: Did I have a choice? Did I have a choice?

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Christine: You got a shower in your office?

Nicholas: Yeah.

Christine: You an athlete or something?

Nicholas: No, I'm an investment banker.

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Nicholas: I got this key out of a mouth of this... wooden clown.

Christine: ...Never mind.

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Nicholas: No, what is this? What are you... selling?

Jim Feingold: Oh. It's a game.

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New Member Ted: You know, I envy you. I wish I could go back and do it for the first time, all over again. Here's to new experiences.

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Nicholas: [when he and Christine wind up in composters] Dinner for two, please.

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