Maximus
Russell Crowe as "Maximus" in Gladiator (2000):
At my signal, unleash hell.
Det. David Mills
Det. David Mills
Actor: Brad Pitt (age 31 in this movie)
Det. David Mills's Memorable Quotes:
John Doe
Det. David Mills
It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.It's VERY comfortable.
Det. David Mills
Man in Massage Parlour Booth
Do you like what you do for a living? These things you see?No, I don't. But that's life.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills

[to Tracy]

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.Very true. Very, very true.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Yeah, a landlord's dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.Who pays the rent on time.
Det. David Mills
You're no messiah. You're a movie of the week. You're a fucking t-shirt, at best.
Det. David Mills
John Doe
Wait, I thought all you did was kill innocent people.Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man... a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!Murderers?A woman...Murderers, John, like yourself?

[interrupts]

A woman... so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever.
John Doe
Det. David Mills
Realize detective, the only reason that I'm here right now is that I wanted to be.No, no, we would have got you eventually.Oh really? So, what were you doing? Biding your time? Toying with me? Allowing five innocent people to die until you felt like springing your trap? Tell me, what was the indisputable evidence you were going to use on me right before I walked up to you and put my hands in the air?
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
This guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda!
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was virtue.You're no different. You're no better.I didn't say I was different or better. I'm not. Hell, I sympathize; I sympathize completely. Apathy is the solution. I mean, it's easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life. It's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.
Det. David Mills
Fuckin' Dante... poetry-writing faggot! Piece of shit, motherfucker!
Det. David Mills
Dr. Beardsley
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Has he tried to speak or communicate in any way?Even if his brain were not mush, which it is, he chewed off his own tongue long ago.Uh... Doc, is there absolutely no chance that he might survive?Detective, he'd die of shock right now if you were to shine a flashlight in his eyes. He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take... and he still has hell to look forward to. Good night.
Det. David Mills
C'mon, he's insane. Look. Right now he's probably dancing around in his grandma's panties, yeah, rubbing himself in peanut butter.
Det. David Mills
I don't think you're quitting because you believe these things you say. I don't. I think you want to believe them, because you're quitting. And you want me to agree with you, and you want me to say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're right. It's all fucked up. It's a fucking mess. We should all go live in a fucking log cabin." But I won't. I don't agree with you. I do not. I can't.
Det. David Mills
I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading "Guns and Ammo", masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, "Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!"? Yeah. Do you guys do that?
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
John Doe
[William Somerset looks at an object in the road]What do you got?Dead dog.I didn't do that.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Honestly, have you ever seen anything like this?No.
Det. David Mills
Get out of the FUCKING HALL, police!
Det. David Mills
He's fuckin' with us!

[Mills bends over a desk]

See this? This is us.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
You've read my files, right? You've seen the things I've done?No.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
I meant to ask you something before, when we spoke on the phone: Why here?I don't follow.Why all the effort to get transferred? It's the first question that popped into my head.I guess the same reasons as you. The same reasons you had before you decided to quit, yeah?Y... You just met me.Maybe I'm not understanding the question.Very simple. You actually fought to get re-assigned here. I've just never seen it done that way before.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Now, I wasn't standing around guarding the taco-bell, alright? I worked homicide for five years.Not here.I understand that.Well, over the next seven days, Detective, you'll do me the favour of remembering that.
Police Captain
Det. David Mills
Mark Swarr (John Doe's Lawyer)
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[to Mills] What do you think?I'm in.It has to be both of you.If he were to claim insanity, this conversation is admissable. The fact that he's blackmailing us with his plea...And my client reminds you, two more are dead. The press would have a field day if they found out the police didn't seem too concerned about finding them... giving them a proper burial.If there really are two more dead.
Det. David Mills
Mark Swarr (John Doe's Lawyer)
Why us?He says he admires you.
Det. David Mills
Police Captain
Mark Swarr (John Doe's Lawyer)
How is it working for a scumbug like this? You proud of yourself?Ease back, Mills.I'm required by law to serve my clients to the best of my ability, and to serve their best interests.
Det. David Mills
John Doe
I seem to remember us knocking on your door.Oh, that's right. And I seem to remember breaking your face.
Det. David Mills
What's in the box?
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
We'll just talk to him.Uh huh. Yeah. Excuse me, sir. Are you, by any chance, a serial killer? Okay.You do the talking. Put that silver tongue of yours to work.Have you been talking to my wife?
Det. David Mills
John Doe
[picks up the phone]Hello?I admire you. I don't know how you found me, but imagine my surprise. I respect you law enforcement agents more everyday.Well, I appreciate that... John. I tell you...No, no, you listen, all right? I'll be readjusting my schedule in light of today's little... setback. I just had to call and express my admiration. Sorry I had to hurt... one of you, but I really didn't have a choice, did I?Hmm.You will accept my apology, won't you? I feel like saying more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.

[hangs up]

Det. David Mills
How much money do we have left?
Det. David Mills
Tracy Mills
[greeting his wife after coming home from work]Hey, loser.Hi, idiot.
Det. David Mills
Who knows. So many freaks out there doin' their little evil deeds they don't wanna do... "The voices made me do it. My dog made me do it. Jodie Foster told me to do it."
Det. David Mills
Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a homicide.
Det. David Mills
[Mills complaining to Somerset]I'm so sick of waiting for him to commit his next crime. Man, why aren't we out there?
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
Oh, wait! You care?Damn right.And you're going to make a difference?
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