Changing Lanes (2002)
Sponsor: You know, booze isn't really your drug of choice anyway. You're addicted to chaos. For some of us, it's coke. For some of us, it's bourbon. But you? You got hooked on disaster.
Gavin Banek: It's like you go to the beach. You go down to the water. It's a little cold. You're not sure you want to go in. There's a pretty girl standing next to you. She doesn't want to go in either. She sees you, and you know that if you just asked her her name, you would leave with her. Forget your life, whoever you came with, and leave the beach with her. And after that day, you remember. Not every day, every week... she comes back to you. It's the memory of another life you could have had. Today is that girl.
Valerie Gipson: What do you want?
Gavin Banek: Five minutes, ma'am. I owe your husband twenty. Hell... I'm only asking for five with you.
Doyle Gipson: Money. You... you think I want money? What I want is my morning back. I need you to give my time back to me. Can you give me back my time? Can you give my time back to me? Huh? Can you?
Gavin Banek: Sometimes God likes to put two guys in a paper bag and just let 'em rip.
Doyle Gipson: I hope you don't mind, but I was intrigued by your conversation. I just thought you were in advertising. So I want to give you my dream version of a Tiger Woods commercial, okay? There's this black guy on a golf course. And all these people are trying to get him to caddy for them, but he's not a caddy. He's just a guy trying to play a round of golf. And these guys give him a five-dollar bill and tell him to go the clubhouse and get them cigarettes and beer. So, off he goes, home, to his wife and to their little son, who he teaches to play golf. You see all the other little boys playing hopscotch while little Tiger practices on the putting green. You see all the other kids eating ice cream while Tiger practices hitting long balls in the rain while his father shows him how. And we fade up, to Tiger, winning four Grand Slams in a row, and becoming the greatest golfer to ever pick up a 9-iron. And we end on his father in the crowd, on the sidelines, and Tiger giving him the trophies. All because of a father's determination that no fat white man - like your fathers, probably - would ever send his son to the clubhouse for cigarettes and beer.
Doyle Gipson: Come on, man, don't leave me out here like this.
Gavin Banek: Sorry, better luck next time.
Stephen Delano: This is all a tightrope, you gotta learn to balance.
Gavin Banek: How can you live like that ?
Stephen Delano: I can live with myself... because at the end of the day I think I do more good than harm... what other standard have I got to judge by ?
Valerie Gipson: Whatever drama you've gotten yourself into, it's just the kind of thing that always happens to you. And it never happens to me unless I am in your field of gravity.
[to his father-in-law]
Gavin Banek: I'm gonna hold on to this file. I'm gonna keep it in a very safe place. But I'm not going to Texas. I'm gonna come back into work on Monday. I'm gonna start doing that pro bono work that you recommended that I do. But I'm gonna do it from our office. The first thing we're gonna do is help a man buy a house.
[to his wife]
Gavin Banek: You were right. I can do this. I found the edge. Can you live there with me? Can you?
Sponsor: What happened in court today?
Doyle Gipson: I'm in a bar. What does that tell you?
Sponsor: It tells me that you're really angry. And that anger has gotten you into the one place in the world you shouldn't be.
Gavin Banek: I was thinking about what you said to me. About the end of the day - about doing more good than harm. That is what you said, isn't it?
Stephen Delano: Don't you fuck with me.
Gavin Banek: I am not fucking with you, sir. Can you imagine how unpleasant it would be if the judge got a hold of this file?
Gavin Banek: I haven't had a fucking thing to eat all day, I'm starving. So what are we gonna eat?
Doyle Gipson: I wasn't bankrupt yesterday and I'm not bankrupt today!
Ron Cabot: I'm sorry, Mr. Gipson. The computer says you are.
[Doyle takes the computer monitor from the desk and smashes it]
Doyle Gipson: Now it doesn't!
Sponsor: What you saw today is that everything decent is held together by a covenant. An agreement NOT to go batshit. You broke the contract.
Gavin Banek: What am I gonna do?
Michelle: Well... there's this guy. He helps with things that need... helping out.
Gavin Banek: Like what?
Michelle: Like things. Like... getting people to do things you want them to do when they don't necessarily want to do them.