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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Can I get a Jameson?
BARTENDER
Bushmills OK?
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
That's Protestant whiskey.
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JUDGE DANIEL PHELAN
Under the power vested in me by the circuit court for Baltimore city, [makes sign of the cross] I absolve you of all you sins, Detective McNulty.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
You are my sin, you know that?
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
[during interrogation] All right, we'll call you Boris...
SERGEI 'SERGE' MALATOV
[sighs] Boris... why always Boris?
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
[after his ex-wife hangs up on him] You know something? My ex-wife, the way she acts sometimes, the way she deals with shit... You would think a less enlightened man than myself, a cruder man than myself, a man less sensitized to the qualities and charms and value of women- a man like that, not me, but a man like that, he just might call her a 'cunt.'
DET. SHAKIMA 'KIMA' GREGGS
You just called the mother of your children a cunt.
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
How long you been in the pawn shop unit?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Thirteen years and four months.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Thirteen years?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
And four months.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
I gotta ask you, what exactly does a police officer assigned to the pawn shop unit do?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
You intake reports from registered pawn shops on all items valued over $50. Then you make an index card for that item. Then you file that index card. If someone wants to find out if something stolen has been pawned, we look to see if we have an index card. If we do, we do. If we don't, we don't.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
You did that for thirteen years?
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Why'd you ask out of homicide?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Wasn't no "ask" about it.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
You got the boot?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Uh-huh.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
What'd you do to piss 'em off?
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Police work.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
I think I need to buy you a drink.
DET. LESTER FREAMON
Just one?
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
All those mopes in bracelets and not one of them named Osama.
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Well, you know what they say: "stupid criminals make stupid cops". I'm proud to be chasing this guy.
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
If only half you motherfuckers at the district attorney's office didn't want to be judges, didn't want to be partners in some downtown law firm... If half of you had the fucking balls to follow through, you know what would happen? A guy like that would be indicted, tried and convicted. And the rest of 'em would back up enough, so we could push a clean case or two through your courthouse. But no, everybody stays friends. Everybody gets paid. And everybody's got a fucking future.
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LT. CEDRIC DANIELS
The murder warrant's on hold. The deputy gave us another month. Also, whoever that was you brought in here today gave himself up as an eyewitness in the Gant murder.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Who, Omar?
LT. CEDRIC DANIELS
And Greggs said to tell you she'd write it up in the morning.
DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
Lieutenant - thanks. [McNulty leaves]
DET. LESTER FREAMON
It cost you? [Daniels says nothing]
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DET. JAMES 'JIMMY' MCNULTY
The quicker we bring this in and shut it down, the safer we'll all be. I mean, Landsman wants me over to fucking Quantico, have the FBI do a profile.
DET. LESTER FREAMON
[laughs] You might learn something about yourself.