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The Dark Knight – How do you get a gun in a courtroom?


[DOOR OPENS] Harvey Dent:
Sorry I’m late, folks. [DOOR CLOSES] – Where were you?
– Worried you’d have to step up? – Harvey, I know these briefs backwards.
– Well, then… …fair’s fair. Heads, I’ll take it. Tails, he’s all yours. Yeah? You wanna
flip a coin to see who leads? My father’s lucky coin. As I recall,
it got me my first date with you. I wouldn’t leave something like that
up to chance. I don’t. I make my own luck. BAILIFF: All rise.
The Honorable Judge Freel presiding. I thought the DA just
played golf with the mayor. Teeoff s 1:30. More than enough time
to put you away for life, Sally. With Carmine Falcone in Arkham… …someone must have stepped up
to run the so-called family. Is that man in this courtroom today? – Could you identify him for us, please?
– You win, counselor. It was me. [CROWD LAUGHS] I have a sworn statement from you
that this man… …Salvatore Maroni, is the new head
of the Falcone crime family. Maroni? He’s a fall guy.
I’m the brains of the organization. [CROWD LAUGHS] JUDGE: Order.
– Permission to treat the witness as hostile? – Granted.
– Hostile? I’ll show you hostile! [CROWD GASPS]
[GUN CLICKS] Carbon fiber, .28 caliber, made in China. If you wanna kill a public servant,
Mr. Maroni, I recommend you buy American. JUDGE: Get him out of here.
– But, Your Honor, I’m not done. [CROWD CHUCKLING AND APPLAUDING] We’ll never be able to link the gun
to Maroni, so we can’t charge him. But they’re trying to kill you,
means we’re getting to them. I’m glad you’re so pleased, Rachel.
I’m fine, by the way. Come on, Harvey. You’re Gotham’s DA. You’re not getting shot at,
you’re not doing your job right. But, you know… …if you said you were rattled,
we could take the rest of the day off. Can’t. I dragged the head of
the Major Crimes Unit down here. Oh, Jim Gordon? He’s a friend, actually.
Try to be nice. I hear you got a hell of a right cross. It’s a shame Sal’s going to walk. Yeah, well, good thing about the Mob
is they keep giving you second chances. Lightly irradiated bills. Fancy stuff for a city cop. Have help? We liaise with various agencies… Save it, Gordon. I wanna meet him. Official policy is to arrest the vigilante
known as Batman on sight. Mm-hm. What about that floodlight
on the top of MCU? If you got problems
with malfunctioning equipment… …I suggest you take them up
with Maintenance, counselor. I’ve put every money launderer
in Gotham behind bars… …but the Mob
is still getting its money out. I think you and your friend
have found the last game in town. You’re trying to hit them
where it hurts, their wallets. It’s bold. You gonna count me in? In this town, the fewer people know
something, the safer the operation. I don’t like that you got
your own special unit… …and it’s full of cops
I investigated at Internal Affairs. If I didn’t work with cops
you’d investigated while at I A… …I’d be working alone. I don’t get political points for being an
idealist. I do the best I can with what I have. You want me to back warrants
for search and seizure on five banks… …without telling me what we’re after. I can give you the names of the banks. Well, that’s a start. I’ll get you your warrants,
but I want your trust. Oh, you don’t have to sell me, Dent.
We all know you’re Gotham’s white knight. Yeah, well, I heard they have
a different name for me down at MCU. I wouldn’t know about that.

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