A Perfect Murder1998

Steven:
F***ing my wife

David Shaw:
I don't know...

Steven:
I think it's about time you called me Steven

David Shaw:
We're in love sir

Steven:
That's it? You steal the crown jewel of a man's soul, and your only excuse is some candy ass Hallmark card sentiment? Even if it were true, that's not good enough!

David Shaw:
What werent true?

Steven:
She is in love with you buddy, you're in business

David Shaw:
What the hell are saying?

Steven:
I'm saying you did not meet my wife by chance, I'm saying is you didn't study at Berkley, I'm saying is you learned to paint by doing three to six at Soledad State Prison, for relieving a widow in San Francisco of her life savings, your second conviction, if I'm not mistaken your real name is Winton Lagrange, which I'd rather like, born to pure trailer trash in Barstow California, warded to the court at the age of 10, you went from pick pocket, to car thief to con man until you found out you had a way with the softer sex no doubt looking for that mother you can barely remember, life made up of completely depressing little scams, until now

David Shaw:
Where'd you get all that?

Steven:
All that is for sale Winston, the hell of it is that you're not half bad with a brush

David Shaw:
Thank you, call it rehabilitation

Steven:
Call it a con and my wife is the grand prize but you set your sights a little too high this time

David Shaw:
She loves me

Steven:
she loves "David Shaw", your invention not that it matters because you made a fundamental miscalculation, now you play it out, love conquers all, Emily divorces me, she marries you, given your history her advisors are going to insist on a prenup, so you might storm the castle but you're not getting the keys to the treasure room ever!

David Shaw:
I don't care about that

Steven:
The petty swindler, doesn't care about a trust fund that can buy f***ing Barstow? Why don't you cut the shit? You care or we would not be having this conversation, the only thing that's stopping you from bolting out right now is bad genes and greed

David Shaw:
Now what?

Steven:
Choices, I can tell Emily exactly who you are, and life will imitate art you become a starving painter, game over

David Shaw:
Or?

Steven:
Or you can cash out

David Shaw:
Cash out?

Steven:
Half a million dollars, tax free

David Shaw:
Just for walking away from her?

Steven:
I said "tax free", I didn't say "free"

Emily:
But why did you put his key on my key chain?

Steven:
David threatened violence from the very beginning so when I saw the body lying in the kitchen I'm sure it was him none of the doors have been forced open so I assumed he had your key

Emily:
But when? I had just used it to come that evening

Steven:
Are you sure? He used your key? Because if memory serves me right the door was wide open I saw you walk in

Emily:
Maybe

Steven:
In which case he could've taken your key the day before, did you see him the day before?

Emily:
Yes

Steven:
So I went through his pockets and found what I thought was your key and I reacted I grabbed a screwdriver and jimmied the door and put back in his pocket and took what I thought was your key and put it on your keychain I am so sorry for having to put you through this it was the only thing I could do

Emily:
Can you ever forgive me?

Steven:
I already have

Emily:
We have to go to the police

Steven:
I don't think this is the time for brutal honesty I've tampered evidence in a homicide I paid off a blackmail I'm in way over my head and so are you, David can say anything he wants he could say I hired him to kill you or he could say he blackmailed us the happily married wealthy couple in which case it appeared we killed that poor bastard thinking it was David all depends how he wants to play it

Emily:
What about the man that I killed?

Steven:
You think that has anything to do with David?

Emily:
It must

Steven:
Do you have any idea how many burglaries are committed each day in this city? I don't think so

Emily:
What are we going to do now?

Steven:
We're going to have to disentangle ourselves from your artist friend is there anything in his loft that can link David to you and I?

Emily:
My ring

Steven:
I thought you said it was being repaired?

Emily:
That was a lie I left it by the bed

Steven:
Is there anything else?

Emily:
Isn't that enough?

Steven:
I'll get it

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