The Firm (1993) Poster


Gene Hackman: Avery Tolar



  • Abby McDeere : What are they going to do to you?

    Avery Tolar : Whatever it is, they did it a long time ago.

  • Avery Tolar : How'd you find that out?

    Bill DeVasher : What do you think I am around here, a fucking night watchman?

    Avery Tolar : I get confused sometimes.

    Bill DeVasher : Well, don't.

  • McKnight : He lied about his brother.

    Avery Tolar : Wouldn't you lie about having a felon in the family to get a job like this?

    Bill DeVasher : He ought to be kept on a short leash.

    Avery Tolar : Why? You've got nothing to be suspicious about.

    Bill DeVasher : I get paid to be suspicious when I've got nothing to be suspicious about.

  • Avery Tolar : Do you think l'm talking about breaking the law?

    Mitch McDeere : No, I'm just trying to figure out how far you want it bent.

    Avery Tolar : As far as you can without breaking it.

  • Mitch McDeere : What led you to law school?

    Avery Tolar : It's so far back I don't think I can remember.

    Mitch McDeere : Sure you can, Counsellor.

    Avery Tolar : I used to caddy for lawyers and their wives on summer weekends. I looked at those long tan legs and just knew I had to be a lawyer. The wives had long tan legs, too.

  • Avery Tolar : Abby, the girl on the beach was a setup. They do things like that, in case the other enticements don't work.

  • Avery Tolar : You know, I have a very bad reputation.

    Abby McDeere : What do you do?

    Avery Tolar : I run around.

  • Avery Tolar : Being a tax lawyer's got nothing to do with the law. It's a game. We teach the rich how to play it so they can stay rich. The IRS keeps changing the rules so we can keep getting rich teaching them. It's a game...

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