just taken one
of the pills] Lindy: He's
getting closer. Eddie Morra: Okay.
Lindy, I love you.
Eddie Morra: You
okay? Lindy: Yeah. Eddie Morra: I'm
so sorry about what happened. I want you to know that you never, ever
have to go through that again. Cause I can take care of us now. Lindy: I'm
sure you can. Eddie Morra: I
can make us safe. I'm back, okay? Lindy: Who's
back, Eddie? Eddie Morra: Me. Lindy: No!
It's not you. You were different before. Eddie Morra: I'm
still the same person, Lind. Lindy: I
wasn't' when I was on it. I did things I would never do. Eddie Morra: Those
things saved your life. Lindy: But
they weren't me. Eddie Morra: Yes
they were. No, the way it works... Lindy: I
know how it works. I get it. I totally get it. You feel invincible. Eddie Morra: Where
it will take us, Lind, you can't even imagine. The things we'll be able
to do. Where we'll be in a year from now. The kind of life that we'll
finally be able to live. Lindy: Well,
you might have to live it without me.
Eddie Morra: Look,
I am gonna stop taking it. There's just some things that I have to do
to keep us safe and to...to set us up, and then I'm gonna get off it. I
mean, that's the plan. Lindy: Eddie... Eddie Morra: Look,
I have a plan. I swear. I'm gonna get off it. Lindy: Okay.
I hope you do.
want some more of that stuff, or I shoot you right here. Take your pick. Eddie Morra:[voice over] This
guy was not goin' away. A few pills would buy me some time. Until I
find a more permanent solution.
[talking to the two
bodyguards he's hired] Eddie Morra: Unless
you see a real threat. I never wanna know that I have any security.
You'll never perceive me. You'll always follow me. Never more than
fifteen steps behind. And never stand too close together. I wanna be
able to look behind me if the opportunity presents itself. And don't
wear the same color suits. This isn't the Matrix.
Eddie Morra:[voice over] Two
months after I'd started NZT, I was brokering the biggest merger in
Eddie Morra:[voice over] I
found that if I maintained an even dose, remembered to eat, drank no
alcohol, the blackouts didn't occur.
[after he's become the
suspect in a woman's murder] Eddie Morra:[voice over] I
couldn't keep this quite on my own. Enter Morris Brandt. The most
lethal lawyer in New York.
Morris Brandt: You're
lucky somebody wiped the room. It's weak circumstantial at best. Just
between us, where you there? Eddie Morra: I
Eddie Morra:[voice over] Carl
Van Loon and Hank Atwood had no idea I might soon be charged with
Carl Van Loon: So
have you decided, Eddie? What are you gonna do? Eddie Morra: When
this is over? I don't know. You haven't given me the answer. Carl Van Loon: You
haven't asked the question. Eddie Morra: Well,
given the scale of my contribution, lets say forty five. Carl Van Loon: Done.
Forty five thousand dollars. Forty million is plenty, Eddie. There's a
lot more where that came from. Now, Eddie, it may be on your mind that
you're not gonna continue to work for me anymore. Eddie Morra: This
has been a learning experience of my life. Carl Van Loon: I
hope it has. I hope you don't think you've gotten enough from me, on to
the next. Eddie Morra: Well,
in order for a career to evolve, I'm gonna have to move on. That's... Carl Van Loon: That
you would even think of that would only show me I weren't prepared you
ought to be on your own. I mean you do know that you're a freak? You're
deductive powers are a gift from God or chance or a stray shot of
sperm. Or whatever, or whoever wrote your life script. A gift. Not
earned. And you do not know what I know, because you have not earned
those powers. You're careless with those powers. You flaunt them and
then you throw them around like a brat with his trust fund. You haven't
had to climb up all the grease balls. You haven't been bored blind at
fund raiser. You haven't done the time and that first marriage to the
girl with the right father. You think you can leap over all on a single
bound. You haven't had to bribe or charm or threaten your way to the
seat at that table. You don't know how to assess your competition
because you haven't competed. Don't make me your competition. [Eddie looks at Van
Loon, understanding his meaning] Carl Van Loon: Now,
I'll open up a line of credit for you. You'll be wantin' a few toys.
Eddie Morra:[voice over] Hotel
rooms were no longer an option. What I needed was a bunker. [looking around a
security systemed apartment] Realtor: And
there's a built in safe. Central surveillance. Vault grade pneumatic
doors. It's an unparalleled three tiered security system. A fortress,
with a hell of a view. Eddie Morra: What's
the asking price? Realtor: Eight
point five. Eddie Morra: I'll
[seeing Gennady walks
towards him with his men] Eddie Morra:[voice over] Right
away it was obvious he was on NZT. Gennady: Next
week I'm gonna need twenty pills. Eddie Morra: Next
week you can go fuck yourself. Not that you'd feel anything. Gennady: I
don't think your fortune five hundred financial friends would
appreciate the details of your little dilemma with the police.
Thursday, I'm gonna need the pills here. [Gennady turns and walks
away] Eddie Morra: Gettin'
smarter! [as he watches Gennady
walking away] Eddie Morra:[voice over] Obviously,
this could not go on. But there's very little on this earth that forty
million dollars can't solve. And tomorrow at nine, Atwood would sign
[after Atwood has failed
to show up for the signing of the contract] Mrs. Atwood:
I wanted to make this as confidential as possible. Carl Van Loon: Of
course. Mrs. Atwood: My
husband experienced some pain and dizziness this morning. He's
currently at Lennox Hill undergoing tests. I just want you to know we
have every of signing that contract. And as soon as he is able, we will
[after he's discovered
the man who's been trying to kill him is working for Atwood] Eddie Morra:[voice over] But
Atwood wouldn't get better. Because Atwood was out of NZT.
[to himself] Eddie Morra: Well,
why be surprised. Eddie Morra:[voice over] How
many other meteoric rises might be explained by NZT? At least I had
some. My life wasn't in jeopardy. Only my money. And my liberty.
[standing in the police
line up] Eddie Morra:[voice over] Who
was out there? The woman's husband? A hotel maid? Was this how it was
all going to end?
Carl Van Loon: Atwood's
in a coma. He wasn't playing us, he's dying. What do you know about
this? Eddie Morra:[voice over] I
was less than usually equipped to answer. The dullness was coming on. I
was overdue to take my NZT. And the pain was starting behind my eyes. Eddie Morra: Excuse
me. Carl Van Loon: You're
not excused. Eddie Morra: What
a man in your employee can't take a piss, Carl?
[standing at the edge of
his apartment balcony as Gennady and his men are trying to break into
his apartment] Eddie Morra:[voice over] And
so, here I am. I knew they would kill me slowly and horribly. But this
choice would at least be mine. [as he's about to jump
he stops himself] Eddie Morra:[voice over] But
we're instinctive creatures. We want to live. So m foggy brain tried to
remember where one tablet of NZT might be. It was possible. And
possible was enough.
[to Eddie after he's
broken into Eddie's apartment] Gennady: Now
you know I want more. So why would you upset me? I don't like being
down to this last one. You don't even know how to use it. You don't
appreciate it. You see, I dissolve it in solution and shoot it.
It goes straight up into the blood and brain. Lasts longer.
after he's set his men to look for the pills in Eddie's
apartment] Gennady: You
know, these guys are gonna find it. Or I'm gonna make you tell me.
Question is, which is gonna come first? I guess we're gonna find out,
huh? It's a waste of my time, you know? I'm getting out of this side of
the business. I'm branching out. I'm starting import, export company.
Very exciting stuff. I got a lot on my plate. You're lucky I'm here.
[to Eddie as as his men
are breaking into Eddie's safe]
in the old times, I...I might peel your skin back. Flay you. Flay. It's
a nice word. I didn't know this before. Oh, I had such a poor
vocabulary. But then I discovered this thing, Google. Did you know the
small and large intestine is twenty foot long? I had no idea. I don't
believe it. I gotta see this for myself. I'm dubious. It's another nice
word. Anyway, I'm sure you're curious too. [he walks towards Eddie
with a torture knife] Gennady: But
don't worry, everything's sterilized. We're gonna keep you alive
through the whole shebang. You're gonna get a front row seat, Eddie. [suddenly Eddie stabs
Gennady with a knife he'd kept hidden round his back, killing him]
Eddie Morra:[voice over] Not
much of a triumph was it. Because I would die here too. Only NZT could
help me and the last of it was in this thugs blood stream.
[after he's killed
Gennady's men] Eddie Morra:[voice over] The
police would later note that my apartment's previous owner was an arms
dealer. Of course, these intruders had dissatisfied clients. And the
night was still young.
[at the hospital Eddie
sits next to Atwoods man who's been following him] Eddie Morra: I'm
sure you're curious about what happened to your boss. I know I
certainly am. I mean, if my attorney was really working for Mr Atwood,
trying to save his life, why is he dead? I mean at what point was the
pony express supposed to ride in with his life saving medication?
Eddie Morra:[voice over] His
boss was dead. So, I didn't matter now. But he did not appreciate that
Morris Brandt had kept the pills for himself. [with the help of
Atwoods man, Eddie finds his pills at Brandt's apartment] Eddie Morra:[voice over] And
it was all still possible.
[twelve months later
Eddie's running for Senate and he meets Van Loon in his office] Eddie Morra: What
a surprise! They told me somebody from Ivan was coming. Carl Van Loon: Of
course. Yeah, that's me now. I'm moving out of the energy business. Eddie Morra: Come
on! That's like uh...Ed movin' out of the mansion. Carl Van Loon: Yeah,
I bought Ivan a couple of months ago. I'm surprised you didn't hear. Eddie Morra: No.
No. I...well, they really keep me hoppin' here. Carl Van Loon: Well,
it's gonna pay off, Senator Morra. The Senate. Well, who knows.
Everythin's a technicality from here on in. Isn't it, Eddie? I think we
both know where it's headed. If you can maintain. Have you asked
yourself what you're gonna do when you run out?
Eddie Morra: When
did you know? Carl Van Loon: Does
it matter? I know now. I wish you'd come to at first, Eddie. I could
have bought Ivan at thirty three a share. We could have been partners. Eddie Morra: So,
Ivan makes NZT? Carl Van Loon: Well,
it'll never officially exist. Obviously, I don't need to point out the
advantages for you. Eddie Morra: Oh,
I think maybe you do. Carl Van Loon: Limitless
supply. We know you can't get anymore. Eddie Morra: You
sure about that? Carl Van Loon: They
shut down your lab this morning.
Carl Van Loon: Eddie,
I just want to help you, that's all. Keep your supply. No disruption in
service, give you peace of mind. That's all. Eddie Morra: And
in return, wha...I do what? Carl Van Loon: Give
a little advice maybe. I won't be bothering you much at first. Eddie Morra: And
later, what are you gonna be bothering me with? Carl Van Loon: Well,
given where you're heading, some of our ideas are a bit ambitious. But
hey, I think that they're achievable. Eddie Morra: And
what if I don't like your ideas? Carl Van Loon: And
then we'll say, God's speed. And your candle will have shed a brief but
a lovely light. But you know what, Eddie? Let's not even go there right
now. Right now, I just wanna keep you brilliant and healthy. Come on,
let's go and get some lunch.
Carl Van Loon: What
are you doing? Do you wanna be president of the United States or brain
dead, stuck full of tubes?
take my chances. Carl Van Loon: I
told you, your chances don't exist. We shut down your lab. Eddie Morra: You
don't think some smart ass in NZT might have two or three or even four
labs? Carl Van Loon: So
what? You're not making anymore. Eddie Morra: That's
right. I'm not. I thought better of it. See, once you know what's in
it, you can tweak and re-engineer it, and get the bugs out. Taper off.
I'm off it, Carl. Carl Van Loon: Well,
on it or off it, there's no scenario where you're not working for me. Eddie Morra: How
are you gonna pay me? In cigarettes?
Carl Van Loon: You
wanna go to war with me? Eddie Morra: And
trust me when I say this, I'm not even being creative. Carl Van Loon: There's
no way you can be making accusations like that and be walking around
alive. Eddie Morra: That
you would even think that shows me how unprepared you are to fight me. Carl Van Loon: You
are no longer equipped to fight me. Eddie Morra: I
may be off it, you think that I didn't learned anything? That
my synapses didn't change? That I kept absolutely nothing? Carl Van Loon: You
have no idea what kind of enemy I can be. Eddie Morra: That
man's gonna rear in that taxi. Carl Van Loon: What? [referring to the van
driving on the road next to them] Eddie Morra: The
drivers distracted. He's texting. He's going thirty miles an hour, he's
sixty feet to stop. He doesn't have room. Carl Van Loon: What
van? [the van
driving suddenly crashes into the taxi ahead of him]
Eddie Morra: I
see everything, Carl. I'm fifty moves ahead of you and everybody else.
What makes you think I don't have a guy that can beat on you right now?
How do you know that you're going to be alive this time next year? [Eddie comes close to
Van Loon and touches him on his chest] Carl Van Loon: What
are you doing? Get your hands off me! What are you doing? Eddie Morra: Something
is pumping half mass in there. Walls of your heart are dilated. Aortic
stenosis. You're gonna need that replaced. But you already knew that.
Eddie Morra: You
know you should really be glad about this. Cause me working for you?
You'd end up as my bitch. [Van Loon gives Eddie a
look and gets into his car] Carl Van Loon: Maybe
we should cool off. Talk again. Eddie Morra: I
don't think so. Don't forget to vote. [he shuts the car door]
[last lines; Eddie meets
Lindy at a Chinese restaurant] Lindy: How's
your day going? Eddie Morra: Ah,
I've had better. Lindy: I
still can't deal with that hair cut. I wouldn't even recognize you on
the street. Eddie Morra: Well
I'm a new man. [a Chinese waiter comes
to their table] Lindy: I've
already ordered. [Eddie starts speaking
in Chinese to the waiter and Lindy gives Eddie a look] Eddie Morra: What?