Joel Campbell: It's never quite that easy. You go through the door, and they're never just sitting there waiting for you with a welcoming smile on their face. best you can do is hope they fuck up and do what you can to be there when they do.

Dr. Polly Beilman: And then blame yourself for the killings?

Joel Campbell: Oh, no. I blame the asshole who did them.

Lt. Hollis: Hello, I am Lt. Hollis and welcome to my crime scene, can I help you with anything or are you just looking?

Joel Campbell: I'm Joel Campbell , I'm just on my way home...

Lt. Hollis: Did you happen to see that police tape marked do not cross on your way up...

Joel Campbell: If you're done with that I'll just take it and go...

Lt. Hollis: You don't happen to know this lady do you...

Joel Campbell: No, never. Why what's happened... she dead?

Lt. Hollis: I have made no reference to homicide... why would you hasten to such a conclusion?

Joel Campbell: Well you've got half the block taped off and about a dozen cops in their fucking up your crime scene... doesn't seem like somebody boosting stereos to me...

Joel Campbell: His last alias was David Allen Griffin. I worked the case for three and a half years in Los Angeles. We attributed at least 11 homicides to him.

Lt. Hollis: What's he doing in Chicago.

Joel Campbell: I assume he's still strangling young women with piano wire.

[Joel surrenders his gun to David in the cemetery - they begin to walk and David has the gun pointing downwards - a loud bang is heard]

David Allen Griffin: Wow. It's loaded.

[last lines]

Joel Campbell: It's never quite that easy. You go through the door, they're never just sitting there waiting for you with a welcoming smile on their face. Best you can do is hope they fuck up and do what you can to be there when they do.

Joel Campbell: Time's up.

David Allen Griffin: Why did you turn away from me? Why was it so hard for you to accept? Cos you know I did it for you. You came so close to me that night. I remember clearly what I felt when I heard your footsteps falling behind me. Pride. I thought it would keep us together forever. For me it was our finest moment. I can still see the flames.

David Allen Griffin: [to Dr. Polly Beilman] Do you think... some of your patients might pay to come see you because... you're very pretty.

Lt. Hollis: Well, damned if you haven't found the worst restaurant in the whole goddamn city.

Joel Campbell: [frustrated that victim never saw her bulletin picture on TV] Ellie Buckner. Single, 24, parents live in Florida. So far no known boy friend. She has a cat named Frank. Apparently he doesn't watch the news.