The Dark Knight (2008) Poster

Nestor Carbonell: Mayor



  • Harvey Dent : [on TV]  I don't know about Mr. Lau's travel arrangements, but I'm sure glad he's here.

    The Chechen : I put word out. We hire the clown.

    [looks at the others] 

    The Chechen : He was right. We have to fix real problems: Batman.

    [They don't see Gordon enter] 

    Lt. James Gordon : Ah our boy looks good on the tube.

    Salvatore Maroni : You sure you want to embarrass me in front of my friends, Lieutenant?

    Lt. James Gordon : Don't worry. They're coming too.

    [Other cops enter and arrest the mobsters in the restaurant. Cuts to various locations in Gotham City, as the police do a massive round up of the mobsters in town. We see Stephens loading one thug into a police car, underneath an 'L' line, saying] 

    Detective Stephens : Have a nice trip. See you next fall.

    [cuts to a courtroom, where Judge Surillo is reading the massive charges] 

    Judge Surrillo : 747 counts of extortion, 849 counts of racketeering, 246 counts of fraud, 87 counts of conspiracy to murder...

    [as she flips through the documents, she finds a Joker playing card] 

    Judge Surrillo : ... 527 counts of obstruction of justice. How do the defendants plead?

    [a massive army of defense lawyers start jostling and yelling all at once. The stenographer looks up, confused] 

    Judge Surrillo : Order! Order in the court!

    [cut to the Mayor's office, where the Mayor is berating Harvey for his actions. Gordon and Commissioner Loeb are also present] 

    Mayor Anthony Garcia : 549 criminals at once. How did you convince Surillo to hear this farce?

    Harvey Dent : She shares my enthusiasm for justice. After all, she is a judge.

    Mayor Anthony Garcia : Well even if you're able to blow enough smoke to get convictions out of Surillo, you're going to set a new record at appeals for quickest kick in the ass.

    Harvey Dent : It won't matter. The head guys make bail, sure... but the mid-level guys, they can't, and they can't afford to be off the streets long enough for trial and appeal. They'll cut deals that include *some* jail time. Think of all you could do with 18 months of clean streets.

    [the Mayor waves Gordon and Commissioner Loeb out] 

    Mayor Anthony Garcia : The public likes you, Dent. That's the *only* reason this might fly. But that means it's on you. They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter. Are you up to it?

    [Dent smiles] 

    Mayor Anthony Garcia : You better be. They get anything back on you, those criminals will be back on the streets...

    [he walks over to the window and looks out] 

    Mayor Anthony Garcia : Followed swiftly by you and me.

    [a dead Batman wanna-be in Joker makeup, with the sides of his mouth sliced into a grin, bangs into the window, causing the mayor to jump. Police lower the dead body, which is hanging from a noose, and they find a Joker card that says "WILL THE REAL BATMAN PLEASE STAND UP?"] 

  • Mayor : [regarding The Joker that's sitting a holding cell]  What'd we got?

    Lt. James Gordon : Nothing. No matches on prints, DNA, dental. Clothing is custom, no labels. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint. No name, no other alias.

  • Mayor : We must remember that vigilance is the price of safety.

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