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SCORPIO KILLER
[in the hospital, with a battered face] They tried to frame me with the Deacon girl murder, and now they're trying to murder me — and look at me, just look at me. I'm supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and just look at what they did to me. Everywhere I go, cops follow me — and just look at me.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[in a letter] The double-crossing San Francisco police made me do this. Now ransom $200,000 in used 10s and 20s. One man with yellow bag, south side, Marina Green, East Harbor, 9 p.m., she has oxygen until 3 a.m. tomorrow morning, red panties and bra, nice tits, mole on left thigh. Anything cute and you'll force me to let girl die of slow suffocation. Scorpio
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MAYOR
(on phone) The jet must be fueled and ready to go in a half an hour. Skeleton crew, they must be volunteers. Tell them the man is dangerous. Well, here, I'll read you this note which was delivered at eight o'clock this morning: "To the City of San Francisco. You have double-crossed me for the last time. I'm warning you to have my $200,000 in a jet airplane ready and waiting. I will call Mayor's office at one o'clock and tell you about the hostages who I will be happy to kill if you don't do exactly what I say, Scorpio" (pauses) Well, you better have somebody standing by — it could be a false alarm but don't count on it.
SCORPIO KILLER
It's very simple. I've got the kids and you start screwing around, the kids start dying. Is the plane ready?
MAYOR
The jet is being fueled and ready to go at the airport. The money will be there by the time you get there.
SCORPIO KILLER
All right, now listen and listen very carefully. I'm going to be driving along nice and easy, just me and a bus load of kids. I'm going to turn off on the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. on my way to the Santa Rosa Airport. I don't want to see any police cars, helicopters, whatever. Now if you got the guts to play this game by the rules, the kids will have a nice little plane ride.
MAYOR
Well, where are you going?
SCORPIO KILLER
I'll tell the pilot when I get on the plane. No alerts, nothin'.
MAYOR
I guarantee you you will not be molested in any way. I give you my word of honor on it.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[to Callahan] Left hand. Let's see the gun.[Harry pulls out his .44 Magnum] My! That's a big one.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[to Callahan] No, don't pass out on me now cop! No, no, no, no, no. Do we understand each other? I said do we understand each other? Listen up cop, I changed my mind. I'm going to let her die, I just wanted you to know that.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[to a school bus driver] Hear me, you old hag, I'm telling you to drive or I'll decorate this bus with your brains.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[in a note] To the City of San Francisco — You have double-crossed me for the last time. I'm warning you to have my $200,000 dollars and a jet airplane ready and waiting. I will call the Mayor's Office at one o'clock and tell you about the hostages who I will be happy to kill if you don't do exactly what I say. Scorpio.
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SCORPIO KILLER
[in note to the mayor] To the City of San Francisco, I will enjoy killing one person every day until you pay me one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). If you agree say so tomorrow morning in Personal Column San Francisco Chronicle and I will set up meeting. If I do not hear from you it will be my next pleasure to kill a Catholic priest or a nigger. Scorpio
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SCORPIO KILLER
[to Callahan, on the phone] If I even think you're being followed, the girl dies. If you talk to anyone, I don't care if it's a Pekinese pissing against a lamppost, the girl dies ... No car. I give you a certain amount of time to go from phone booth to phone booth. I ring four times. You don't answer by the fourth ring, I hang up and that's the end of the game. The girl dies ... Cop! ... I hope you're not stupid.
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DE GEORGIO
You need any help?
CALLAHAN
Go on out and get some air, fatso.
DE GEORGIO
You're the boss.
SCORPIO KILLER
No, no, no, no. Don't do anything more. You tried to kill me ... Please no more, I'm hurt, can't you see I'm hurt? You shot me, please don't, don't! Let me have a doctor ... Please give me the doctor, don't kill me.
CALLAHAN
The girl, where is she?
SCORPIO KILLER
You tried to kill me!
CALLAHAN
If I tried that, your head'd be splattered all over this field. Now where's the girl?
SCORPIO KILLER
I want a lawyer!
CALLAHAN
I said, where's the girl?
SCORPIO KILLER
I have the right for a lawyer.
CALLAHAN
Where's the girl?
SCORPIO KILLER
I have the right for a lawyer, don't shoot me, I have rights, want a lawyer.