State of Play (2009) quotes

Kevin Macdonald.

Russell Crowe.
Rachel McAdams.
Ben Affleck.

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington, D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the Representative, his old college friend.

I want you to do a complete rundown on this Sonia Baker: who she knew, who she blew, the color of her knickers.
– Cameron Lynne

And why do you think he’s gonna talk?
– Della Frye
Because he’s scared.
– Hank
How do you know?
– Della Frye
Because I’m gonna scare him.
– Cal McAffrey

Whatever you’re sellin’, I ain’t buyin’.
– Det. Donald Bell

Am I talking to my friend now or am I talking to a reporter?
– Rep. Stephen Collins
I gotta be both.
– Cal McAffrey

I see you redecorated.
– Rep. Stephen Collins
Yeah, I moved the couch a couple of feet.
– Cal McAffrey

You’re just seeking the truth. You’re a truth seeker. You can’t help it, that is just who you are. You’re such a hypocrite. You’re not interested in me. You come in here, it’s all about you and you getting your story. I trusted you. You’re my friend! You were supposed to be my friend anyway.
– Rep. Stephen Collins

What’s up? How did you find me?
– Rep. George Fergus
I followed the trail of crumbs, congressman.
– Cal McAffrey