In the scene outside of the school, Buddy uses the phrase "follow the money" and claims the he "saw it in a movie once". This come from the 1976 film "All the President's men" about reporters who broke the Watergate scandal.
I spent two years in a maximum security prison for a hate crime I did not commit.
Betcher: It was planned as a hate crime.
Sonnyboy: I couldn't get that fucking cross into the ground. It's a lot tougher than it looks. Besides, hating a whole race of folks, now that's an...