Share this page
More Quotes Actors
BBCode
EMBED
HTML
Direct Link
Thumbnail
Thumbnail /w playbutton

Nice to see a man who dresses for court

Judge Pincus:
Mr Beachum. Nice to see a man who dresses for court.
Willy Beachum:
I'm very sorry, Your Honour. Very sorry. It's a long story.
Judge Pincus:
The people of the State of California versus Theodore Crawford.
Public Defender:
Your Honour, the public defender is representing Mr Crawford for his arraignment with the understanding that he will secure private counsel for all further proceedings.
Judge Pincus:
Mr Crawford, you have been charged with section 664 slash 187 of the California penal code: Attempted murder. Do you waive further eading of the complaint and complete statement of rights?
Public Defender:
You do.
Ted Crawford:
I do. But, l... I want...
Judge Pincus:
And do you wish to enter a plea at this time?
Ted Crawford:
Yes, not guilty. But I also want to waive my right to counsel and to represent myself.
Judge Pincus:
Surely you won't have trouble finding an attorney, Mr Crawford?
Ted Crawford:
No, but I want to do it myself.
Public Defender:
Your Honour, if I can have a moment with my client.
Ted Crawford:
I'm not your client. Try and keep up, will you?
Judge Pincus:
Uh, Mr Crawford, you're facing some very serious charges here. I strongly urge you to retain counsel.
Ted Crawford:
That's very kind but I believe I'm within my rights.
Judge Pincus:
Be aware that lack of counsel will not be grounds for an appeal.
Ted Crawford:
Oh, I understand. I understand.
Judge Pincus:
People have an objection, Mr Beachum?
Willy Beachum:
Well, Your Honour, we have a verbal and signed confession. So, I would strongly advise Mr Crawford to get a competent attorney to try and negotiate a plea.
Judge Pincus:
That's pretty damning evidence, Mr Crawford. You wanna reconsider?
Ted Crawford:
Absolutely not.
Willy Beachum:
Huh. It's gonna turn into a circus.
Judge Pincus:
I appreciate your concern for the dignity of the court, 007. Unfortunately, the man is a tax-paying citizen and entitled by our constitution to try and manipulate the legal system like everybody else.
Willy Beachum:
Mr Crawford wants to go pro per, that's gonna take a while, and sadly, I won't be here for it. But the People have no objection.

Transcript:
Mr. Beachum.
Nice to see a man who dresses for court.
I'm very sorry, Your Honor.
I'm very sorry.
It's a long story.
The people of the State
of California v. Theodore Crawford.
The public defender is representing Mr.
Crawford...
for his arraignment, with the
understanding that he will secure...
private counsel for
all further proceedings.
Mr. Crawford, you have been charged...
with Section 664 slash 187...
of the California penal
code, attempted murder.
Do you waive further reading
of the complaint...
- and complete statement of rights?
- You do.
I do. But I--
And do you wish to enter a plea at this time?
Yes, not guilty. But I also want to waive
my right to counsel and represent myself.
Surely you won't have trouble
finding an attorney, Mr. Crawford?
No, but I want to do it myself.
If I can have a moment
with my client...
I'm not your client.
Try and keep up, will you?
Mr. Crawford...
you're facing some very serious charges here.
I strongly urge you to retain counsel.
That's very kind, but I
believe I'm within my rights.
Be aware that lack of counsel
will not be grounds for an appeal.
Oh, I understand.
I understand.
The People have an objection, Mr. Beachum?
Well, Your Honor, we have...
a verbal and signed confession.
So I would strongly advise Mr. Crawford to...
To get a competent attorney
to try and negotiate a plea.
That's pretty damning evidence.
You wanna reconsider?
Absolutely not.
It's gonna turn into a circus.
I appreciate your concern
for the dignity of the court, 007.
Unfortunately, the man is
a tax-paying citizen...
and entitled by our Constitution
to try and manipulate
the legal system...
- like everybody else.
- If Mr. Crawford wants to go pro per...
that's gonna take a while, and sadly...
I won't be here for it.
But the People have no objection.
Your Honor, I'd like to...
waive my right to preliminary hearing...
and go direct to trial as soon as possible.
Does that help you, Mr. Beachum?
You don't have to worry about Mr. Beachum.
The district attorney's office
will assign another prosecutor.
No, I like Mr. Beachum.
Mr. Beachum...
he likes you.
Yes. That's terrific.
It appears Mr.Crawford has an understanding
of his rights and responsibilities, so...
it's your call, Mr. Beachum.
Why not?
All right, then. Case will move to trial
at the first available date.
Beachum.
You're supposed to be good.
Is that right?
Who the hell are you?
I'm Lieutenant Nunally.
I took Crawford's confession.
Oh.
Okay. So, what can I do for you?
Are you gonna be on this, or what?
Because it looks to me like you got
one foot out the door already.
Oh.
You should be taking this seriously.
You know, be careful with this guy, he's--
There's something not right about him.
You took the confession, right?
- You took the gun out of his hand.
- Yeah.
Good. So it's done.
Don't worry about it.
- Can I have a bourbon?
- Yes, sir.
Thank you.
Are you a shark?
- Excuse me?
- You've been circling this lobby...
for half an hour now.
Like if you stopped, you'd die.
Yeah, I'm a shark.
What about you? Are you a shark too?
Did you say hi to Burt?
Oh.
Burt's talking to the mayor.
Do I know you?
Nikki Gardner.
Your new boss.
Oh.

Clip duration: 296 seconds
Views: 12
Movie: Fracture
Year: 2007
Genres: crime, drama, thriller
Summary: An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.


Watch Full Movie on Amazon

Actors

Willy Beachum - Ryan Gosling
Public Defender - Cooper Thornton
Ted Crawford - Anthony Hopkins