Cape Fear

The people call Samuel J. Bowden!
Do you swear to tell the truth
and nothing but the truth?

-Somebody's got to man the boat.
-Did you swear?

-I'll do it.
-Sit, Danielle.

Don't make light of your civic duty.
You're the jury.

All right, I swear to tell the truth.
What do you want to know?

Was a prior sexual history ever prepared
in connection with my defense?

I'm sorry, Your Honor.
That was argumentative.

An investigator did prepare a prior
sexual history on the alleged victim...

I can ask leading questions, Your Honor.
He is a hostile witness.

Would you care to tell the court
what the gist was of this report?

It was fourteen years ago.
I can't remember that.

How can he answer
when you're hitting him?

Because he's perjuring himself.
He knows damn well what it said.

-Don't you?
-It said that she was promiscuous.

It said she had three different lovers
in one month.

At least three! And did you show
this report to the D.A.?

I found it when I started representing
myself six years into my sentence!

But there it was in the court file.
Back in '77, you buried it, Counselor.
Would you care to tell the jury why?
Would you care to tell the court why?
Because I know he brutally raped her
and he beat her.

Talk to me! I'm standing here!
Just because she was promiscuous
doesn't justify you raping her!

You bragged that you beat two prior
aggravated rapes. You were a menace!

You were my lawyer!
That report could have saved me
fourteen years.

-You're probably right.
-You self-righteous fuck!

I'm Virgil and I'm guiding you
through the gates of Hell.

We are now in the 9th circle,
the circle of traitors.

Traitors to country,
traitors to fellow man...