A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: That's my daddy's gun... and the only reason this city's here is because they built it with bullets!
Jack Van Meter: Get the hell down from there. While you're grandstanding here the city is starting to burn. Jimmy for Christ sakes!
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: If the city is starting to burn, Jack, it's partly because of guys like you and me. And I may be a goddamm alcoholic but that doesn't mean I can't tell the truth - and I've got all the deep deep dirt right here. Somebody put the cufs on me - let me start talking!
Jack Van Meter: Brief me on Jack O'Hearts. I've been getting calls all day. "My two best guys are on it, giving 200%." Tell me you got the suspects in your trunk.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: My trunk has nothing but a spare tire and dirty underwear.
Jack Van Meter: You gotta have some breaks.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: I interviewed the "K" who owns the crime scene who I sniffed out as a lesser light of the underworld and it turns out he's got a strip club. He's pandering, a cash-and-carry businessman and he had a safe with a buck-fifty in it.
Jack Van Meter: That's real money. You guys found a body.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Kim's bag man.
Jack Van Meter: So your shooters are Korean.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: That's what we thought till we interviewed the wit.
Jack Van Meter: He can't lD them. They had on ski masks.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: He can lD race. It was a salt-and-pepper team. A safecracking spook and a blood thirsty blue-eyed peckerwood. Now who does that sound like? How about Orchard and Sidwell?
Jack Van Meter: Always Orchard and Sidwell with you. What is that? You're not dumping my two best informants.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Jack, your pets, your science projects whatever the fuck they are the evil shits did this. It's time we put these sick twists down.
Jack Van Meter: Your job is not to think. It is to follow orders, to execute plans and to be a good soldier. You're a goddamn great soldier because you leave the planning and fixing to me. Are you listening? I'm listening, Jack. Listen to my philosophy. It's very simple. I am a performer of unpleasant tasks so that the majority of people are free to perform pleasant ones. The last thing I care about is what you think.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: I got it, Jack.
Jack Van Meter: Good. Open your fucking ears. Orchard and Sidwell were in San Diego working for me. You and Bobby will do whatever it takes to clear Jack O'Hearts. Find some bad guys and get a search warrant! Are You listening?
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: I'm listening, Jack.
Jack Van Meter: You better be listening! I don't need you making shit up as you go along! Take the warrant and serve it with Rico's platoon. Do what you do!
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Look what descended from the sixth floor, Hey, Jimmy.
James Barcomb: Jack. How are you holding up, son?
Bobby Keough: I'm good, sir.
James Barcomb: You should've seen this kid. He was outstanding. Ever thought about doing a tour with public affairs? We could use a good-looking son of a bitch like you.
Jack Van Meter: He's a good young cop, Jimmy, and he's mine. Well, I tried.
James Barcomb: The board voted- In policy, You're off the hook, kid.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: There you go.
Jack Van Meter: Congratulations. Have a cigar.
James Barcomb: The report will be ready in the morning. You guys can get back into the field. So, the vote... The vote was four to one.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: What? Who the fuck pissed backwards, Holland?
James Barcomb: Affirmatron.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: I'd like to see his bald-headed black ass back in a radio car in South Central.
James Barcomb: We don't need that shit.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: He actually said out of policy.
Jack Van Meter: Holland began contacting outside agencies a month ago. He's doing civil service testing with the city of Cleveland. He's leaving to run their P.D. Didn't hear it from me.
James Barcomb: Didn't hear it from you.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Fuck Holland. Good riddance. We're gonna have to pin his stars on another brother or the community will go apeshit.
James Barcomb: Jesus, Eldon, you sound just like your old man.
Jack Van Meter: It's not such a bad thing, Everything I know-his old man. A toast to Bobby. Right between the eyes.
Bobby Keough: Thank you, guys. I mean it. Thanks for giving me the chance to prove myself in SlS.
Jack Van Meter: Eldon, Jimmy has something to tell you.
James Barcomb: You made lieutenant. You're next on the transfer list.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Fuck you, too, Jimmy.
James Barcomb: No. We're not pulling your dick.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: It's about fucking Time!
Jack Van Meter: Sail boats. I don't understand 'em. I prefer a big boat with a big motor on a big lake behind a big dam. How about you Arthur, are you a motor guy or a sail guy?
Arthur Holland: I don't like boats and I don't like you.
Jack Van Meter: Has this department been so bad to you that you feel driven to humiliate it?
Arthur Holland: Don't hide behind LAPD blue, It's not your color.
Jack Van Meter: Arthur, No one buys your sudden transformation into this beacon of higher consciousness and moral right. The last thing your ham-fisted political ploy will get you is four stars. You should rethink this - very seriously. Very seriously.
Arthur Holland: I know how you fight, I'm ready for you, We can handle this like gentlemen or we can get into some Nigger shit. So you do whatever it is you feel you have to do.
Jack Van Meter: Oh I plan to, Nigger.
Jack Van Meter: Fuck L.A
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: [after Gary Sidwell gets crushed by a rock] Fuck You, Sidwell.
Beth Williamson: I hope you burn in hell Eldon Perry. You evil motherfucker.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: You got to be heartless in my line of work!
Maniac: I mean he got game.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Game? Mr. Kim? What's he play, Golf? Speak fucking English!
Darryl Orchard: Who be it?
Jack Van Meter: Me be it, fuckhead.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: The choke hold saved lives, but, ah, nobody ever got elected saying that, I suppose.
Jack Van Meter: Your whore's dead.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: That's Eldon Perry the third. Right there next to his mom.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: He will never be a cop - he hates cops. I love him and I... I thank God that I was just too busy pass on to him what my granddaddy passed on to my daddy and my daddy passed on to me - And I was raised up to be a gunfighter by a family of gunfighters.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: The S.I.S. doesn't have a jail so if you knock one down, make sure he stays down.
Bobby Keough: Well, she's black, Eldon, that's why I don't talk about her.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Oh, you be dating a sistah!
Bobby Keough: Yeah.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: I didn't know you were into ebony and ivory.
Bobby Keough: I do'nt wanna hear a bunch of black jokes, Hey, no I really don't.
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: Hey amigo, you think I care about the size, shape, color or political party of some sweet thing you're rolling around with?
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: [to Maniac] You really think this bullet gives a shit how tough you are, big guy?

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