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Now, listen, kid...you ever done anything big you got away with?
Yeah, sure. Couple things, a few years back.
Well, if you do time, which is very likely, you just figure it's payback for some of those things you got away with. You sit in here thinking you got a raw deal, you get bitter. You turn into a hardcase, and you're no damn good to anybody.
Oh, fantastic, my butt's on the line, and I get some washout.
Look, kid, keep your opinions to yourself. The people that hired you, was it because you were the world's greatest pilot?
I was the best they could get, under the circumstances.
Well, I'm the best you can get, under the circumstances.
Right, Terry Lomax, Citywatch. I thought you were a guy. "Protochem is represented in the case by John F. Shannon of Coleman & Weiss. A slick and ruthless corporate shill, Mr. Shannon..."
You have a good memory.
You went on to say something about my wardrobe?
A while back; I don't remember the details.
Neither do hit-and-run drivers.
I just stopped liking who I was, that's all, who I'd been for fifteen years. I thought I was a big shot. Big money, big car, big house...I thought I held all the cards. I thought I could pick the winner every time, I thought I could smell it. But the whole thing was built on garbage. I treated my wife badly and I knew it and I didn't stop and one day she walked. She took my daughter with her. I started gambling big time; crazy stuff, long shot stuff. And when you start doing that, when you stop using your head, you're trying to talk to God. "Here's the car payment, God. Put it on the red. What do you think, winner or loser? Here's the house, God. It's all up to you. Just give the dice a little nudge if you believe in Jack Shannon." I turned into the kind of man I'd grown up hating. Making the big bucks and being made a partner wasn't enough to buy that off.
You think I'm confident? It's like a tank full of piranhas over there. And those men would love to-
Hey, just...just lay a Mona Lisa on 'em. Act like you got their number. You'll have them eating out of your hand.
I can do the law.
Sure you can. The law's the easy part.
What's the story on bail for my client? He's in for fencing, not for mass murder.
I'm just trying to keep the garbage off the streets, Jack.
You're trying to run up a bunch of no-contest convictions to make your record look good.
Yeah, right, fine! Have it your way! But Jack, just remember, you work the bottom of the barrel, you get squeezed from the top. You better get used to it.
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