Daily Dialogue — February 5, 2013

February 5th, 2013 by

Detective Kelly: So, financially, you’re not going to be hurting after this, are you? I mean, she was worth quite a bit of money.
Dr. Richard Kimble: Are you suggesting that I killed my wife? Are you saying that I crushed her skull and that I shot her? How dare you! When I came home, there was a man in my house. I fought with this man. He had a mechanical arm. You find this man. You find this man.

The Fugitive (1993), written by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy, story by David Twohy, characters by Roy Huggins

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is falsely accused, suggested by churnage. Today’s suggestion by David Proenza.

Trivia: According to producer Roy Huggins, Gerard’s line in response to Richard Kimble’s claim of innocence (“I didn’t kill my wife”) was originally read in the script as, “That isn’t my problem.” But at the request of Tommy Lee Jones, it was changed to, “I don’t care.”

Dialogue On Dialogue: This is a false accusation wrapped in intimation.

2 thoughts on “Daily Dialogue — February 5, 2013

  1. hobbs001 says:

    One of my all-time favourite movie moments. The entire rest of the movie to come is summed up in this exchange, and it elevates the stakes as we realise Gerrard is a professional to the point of obsession.
    Kudos to Tommy Lee Jones. Can’t help feeling most screenwriters would have been justifiably proud if they’d written his response.

    1. Scott says:

      Roy Huggins was a producer on a 1-hour pilot script I co-wrote for NBC. It was an honor to work with him. I mean check his credits. I mean the guy wrote the pilot episodes of both The Fugitive AND The Rockford Files.

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