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Martin Vail

View Quote Janet Venable: Do you know what I would do if someone did that to me? I would kill him, I wouldn't hesitate. I would stab him 78 times. I would chop off his fingers, slash his throat open, carve numbers in his chest, gouge out his eyes, I swear to God!... But that's me.
View Quote Joey Pinero: How are they going to kill a man who never sleeps?
View Quote Judge Miriam Shoat: You are making a mockery of my courtroom and I'm not going to allow it. I suggest you start representing your client and stop representing yourself.
View Quote Naomi Chance: But that means you have to change the plea to insanity, which you can't do mid-trial, unless of course you're planning on a career change.
View Quote Aaron: Mr. Vail, will you t-tell Miss Venable I'm sorry? Tell her I hope her neck is OK.
[Martin walks away and comes back realizing what Aaron said]
Martin: What did you just say?
Aaron: What?
Martin: You told me you don't remember. You black out. So how do you know about her neck?
Aaron: [pauses and stammers, then starts clapping] Well... good for you, Marty. I was gonna let it go. You were looking so happy just now, I was thinking "hmmmm'? To tell you the truth, I'm glad you figured it. 'Cause I have been dyin' to tell you! I just didn't know who you'd wanna hear it from. Aaron or Roy or Roy or Aaron. Well I'll let you on a lil' secret, a client-attorney kind of secret. It don't matter who you hear it from, it's the same story! [stammering, like Aaron] I j-j-just had to kill Linda, Mr. Vail, that **** just got what she deserved. But... [speaking normally, like Roy] cuttin' up that son of a bitch Rushman? That was just a ****in' work of art! [Laughs]
Martin: You're good. You are really good.
Roy: Yeah I did get caught though didn't I?
Marty: So there never...there never was a Roy?
Roy: Jesus Christ, Marty. If that's what you think, I'm disappointed in you. There never was an Aaron, counselor. [winks] Come on, I thought you had it figured there at the end. The way you put me on the stand like that, that was brilliant. The whole "act-like-a-man" thing. I knew what you wanted. It was like we were dancing, Marty!
Martin: [walking away] Guard!
Roy: Don't be like that, Marty. We did it, man. We ****ing did it. We're a great team, you and me. You think I could've done this without you? [Martin continues walking out] You're feeling angry because you started to care about old Aaron, but... love hurts, Marty. What can I say? I'm just kidding, bud! I didn't mean to hurt your feelings! What else was I supposed to do?! You'll thank me down the road, 'cause this'll toughen you up, Martin Vail! You hear me? That's a promise!
View Quote Janet: [arguing before the judge] Next thing you know, he'll be objecting to introducing the murder weapon into evidence!
Martin: Well, now that you bring it up...
View Quote Janet: No further questions your honor.
Roy: Where the hell do you think you're going?
Janet: Excuse me?
Roy: Hey you look at me when I'm talkin' to you, bitch!
Judge Miriam Shoat: Mr. Stampler!
Roy: **** you, lady! Come here!
[Roy jumps over the witness stand and grabs Janet and punches Martin]
Judge Miriam Shoat: Bailiff!
Roy: You wanna play rough, let's play rough. Come on, lets play rough!
[Bailiff and secruity slowly walk toward Roy]
Roy: Yeah, keep comin' closer asshole, don't think I won't break her ****in' neck!
Martin: Roy, come on. I got...
Roy: **** you, Marty! I'm walkin' outta slowly. Really slow.
View Quote John Shaughnessy: Listen to me Marty, it's a mistake to stick your thumbs in the eyes of the most powerful people in the city.
Martin: I'm not aiming for their eyes.
John Shaughnessy: Don't **** with me, Marty.
View Quote Martin: Come on... all you have to do is turn around.
Janet: I thought you liked it better like this. That way you don't have to look at the person.
Martin: You're mean. Look at me. Come on. Let's go find a bar you can still smoke in.
Janet: Thanks for the invite, but I don't like one-night stands all that much.
Martin: We saw each other for months.
Janet: It was a one-night stand, Marty. It just lasted six months.
View Quote Martin: Mr. Pinero has never been convicted of anything. Cops jumped him, he was left bleeding in the snow. It's a miracle he survived. Having said that, I am not opposed to a settlement.
John Shaughnessy: A million-five and Pinero leaves the state.
Martin: You can't limit a citizen's right to live wherever he wants to. Legally, that's unenforceable.
John Shaughnessy: Whether or not it's enforceable or just a gentleman's agreement, Mr. Pinero will know what we want.
View Quote Martin: Yeah, I'm Martin Vail, from the public defender's office. I'm handling the Aaron Stampler case.
Cop: Hmm, The Butcher Boy.
Martin: Yes, thank you, I forgot his real name.
View Quote Martin: : On my first day of law school, my professor says two things. "First, from this day forward, when your mother tells you she loves you - get a second opinion."
Jack Connerman: [chuckles] And?
Martin: "If you want justice, go to a whorehouse. If you wanna get ****ed, go to court."
View Quote Tommy: That... is... a... bullshit story!
Martin: No, that's our bullshit story.
View Quote [about Aaron] Hell, he couldn't kick his own ass.
View Quote I got you. You're the lawyer. Well, you sure ****ed this one up, didn't you, counselor? Looks to me like they're gonna shoot ol' Aaron so full o' poison it's gonna come out his eyes!