Vinny Gambini: Look, maybe I could have handled the preliminary a little better, okay?
But what’s most important is winning the case. I could do it. I really could. Let me tell you how, okay? The D.A.’s got to build a case. Building a case is like building a house. Each piece of evidence is just another building block. He wants to make a brick bunker of a building. He wants to use serious, solid-looking bricks, like, like these, right?
Vinny Gambini: He’s going to show you the bricks. He’ll show you they got straight sides. He’ll show you how they got the right shape. He’ll show them to you in a very special way, so that they appear to have everything a brick should have. But there’s one thing he’s not gonna show you.
Vinny Gambini: When you look at the bricks from the right angle, they’re as thin as this playing card. His whole case is an illusion, a magic trick. It has to be an illusion, ’cause you’re innocent. Nobody – I mean nobody – pulls the wool over the eyes of a Gambini, especially this one. Give me a chance, one chance. Let me question the first witness. If after that point, you don’t think that I’m the best man for the job, fire me then and there. I’ll leave quietly, no grudges. All I ask is for that one chance. I think you should give it to me.
Vinny Gambini: [ the next day, after Vinny was awakened by the train ] Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes through here at 5:00 A.M. in the morning.
Lisa: Support? I’m sorry, you were wonderful in there! The way you handled that judge. ooh you are a smooth talker. You are. you are!
Lisa: [ In the diner after being woken at 5 AM and staring at the menu where the options are simply ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’, and ‘dinner’ ] Breakfast? (more…)