written by Ann Biderman & Steve Shagan, from novel by William Diehl
Aaron/Roy: Well, good for you, Marty. I was going to let it go, you was lookin' so happy just now I was thinkin', mmmm...I-but to tell you the truth, I'm glad you figured it 'cause I have been dying to tell you! Ha! I just didn't know who you'd want to hear it from, Aaron or Roy or Roy or Aaron...well I'll let you in on a little secret. A sort of client-attorney privilege type of secret, y'know what I mean -- it don't matter who you hear it from -- it's the same story! (stutters as Aaron does) I-I'd-I-ju-just had to kill Linda, Mr. Vale, tha-that cunt just got what she deserved. But...cuttin' up that son-of-a-bitch Rushman? That was just a fucking work of art. Ahaha.
Martin Vale (Richard Gere): You are good, you are really good.
Aaron/Roy: Yeah, I did get caught though, didn't I? Mmm.
Vale: So there never w-- there never was a Roy?
Aaron/Roy: Jesus Christ, Marty! If that's what you think I am disappointed in you -- I don't mind telling you. There never was Aaron, Counsellor. (Martin, shocked, begins to stagger away) Come on, Marty! And that whole thing about "Act like a man!" Jessus, I knew exactly what you wanted from me, it was like we was dancing, Marty!
Vale: (leaving the cell) Guard.
Roy:: Oh, come on, don't be like that, Marty. We did it, man we fucking did it! We're a great team you and me. You think I could have done this without you? You're feelin' a little angry here 'cause you're startin' to feel for ol'Aaron, I can understand that. Y'know , love hurts, Marty, what can I say? Hey! I'm just kiddin', bud, didn't mean to hurt your feelings. What else was I supposed to do? (shouting) Now you're gonna thank me down the road 'cause this is gonna toughen you right up, Martin Vale! Do you hear me? That's a promise!!
Kudos and much thanks go to Amy for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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