Harvey Dent Quotes in The Dark Knight (2008)
Harvey Dent Quotes:
Harvey Dent: [while having a fancy dinner with Bruce, Rachel and Natascha] You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
The Joker: You know. I don't want there to be any hard feelings between us, Harvey. When you and, uh...
Harvey Dent: Rachel!
The Joker: Rachel were being abducted. I was sitting in Gordon's cage. Now, *I* didn't rig those charges.
Harvey Dent: Your men. Your plan.
The Joker: Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just... *do* things.
Harvey Dent: [during a press conference] The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.
Harvey Dent: [during the fundraiser party held for Harvey Dent] The famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel's told me everything about you.
Bruce Wayne: I certainly hope not.
Harvey Dent: Alfred, right?
Alfred Pennyworth: [during the fundraiser party held for Harvey Dent] That's right, sir.
Harvey Dent: Yeah, Rachel talks about you all the time. You've known her, her whole life!
Alfred Pennyworth: Oh, not yet, sir.
Harvey Dent: Heh heh heh. Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
Alfred Pennyworth: [smiles] Oh, you have no idea.
Harvey Dent: [on TV] I don't know about Mr. Lau's travel arrangements, but I'm sure glad he's here.
The Chechen: I put word out. We hire the clown.
[looks at the others]
The Chechen: He was right. We have to fix real problems: Batman.
[They don't see Gordon enter]
Lt. James Gordon: Ah our boy looks good on the tube.
Salvatore Maroni: You sure you want to embarrass me in front of my friends, Lieutenant?
Lt. James Gordon: Don't worry. They're coming too.
[Other cops enter and arrest the mobsters in the restaurant. Cuts to various locations in Gotham City, as the police do a massive round up of the mobsters in town. We see Stephens loading one thug into a police car, underneath an 'L' line, saying]
Detective Stephens: Have a nice trip. See you next fall.
[cuts to a courtroom, where Judge Surillo is reading the massive charges]
Judge Surrillo: 747 counts of extortion, 849 counts of racketeering, 246 counts of fraud, 87 counts of conspiracy to murder...
[as she flips through the documents, she finds a Joker playing card]
Judge Surrillo: ... 527 counts of obstruction of justice. How do the defendants plead?
[a massive army of defense lawyers start jostling and yelling all at once. The stenographer looks up, confused]
Judge Surrillo: Order! Order in the court!
[cut to the Mayor's office, where the Mayor is berating Harvey for his actions. Gordon and Commissioner Loeb are also present]
Mayor Anthony Garcia: 549 criminals at once. How did you convince Surillo to hear this farce?
Harvey Dent: She shares my enthusiasm for justice. After all, she is a judge.
Mayor Anthony Garcia: Well even if you're able to blow enough smoke to get convictions out of Surillo, you're going to set a new record at appeals for quickest kick in the ass.
Harvey Dent: It won't matter. The head guys make bail, sure... but the mid-level guys, they can't, and they can't afford to be off the streets long enough for trial and appeal. They'll cut deals that include *some* jail time. Think of all you could do with 18 months of clean streets.
[the Mayor waves Gordon and Commissioner Loeb out]
Mayor Anthony Garcia: The public likes you, Dent. That's the *only* reason this might fly. But that means it's on you. They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter. Are you up to it?
Mayor Anthony Garcia: You better be. They get anything back on you, those criminals will be back on the streets...
[he walks over to the window and looks out]
Mayor Anthony Garcia: Followed swiftly by you and me.
[a dead Batman wanna-be in Joker makeup, with the sides of his mouth sliced into a grin, bangs into the window, causing the mayor to jump. Police lower the dead body, which is hanging from a noose, and they find a Joker card that says "WILL THE REAL BATMAN PLEASE STAND UP?"]
[while cross-examining one of Maroni's thugs on the witness stand, the thug pulls a gun and fires it at Harvey Dent; it mis-fires, and Harvey decks the thug with a right cross, and takes the gun away]
Harvey Dent: Carbon fiber, .28 Caliber, made in China.
[puts it on the table in front of Maroni]
Harvey Dent: If you want to kill a public servant, Mr. Maroni, I recommend you buy American.
Judge Freel: [to policemen holding the thug] Get him out of here!
Harvey Dent: But, Your Honor, I'm not done.
[cheers from the gallery]
Harvey Dent: [in his hospital room] Remember that name you all had for me when I was at Internal Affairs? What was it, Gordon?
Lt. James Gordon: Harvey, I...
Harvey Dent: Say it.
Two-Face: Say it!
Lt. James Gordon: Two-Face. Harvey Two-Face.
[Dent turns his head, showing Gordon the mutilated side of his face]
Harvey Dent: Why should I hide who I am?
Batman: [about Lau] If I get him to you, can you get him to talk?
Harvey Dent: I'll get him to sing.
Lt. James Gordon: We're going after the mob's life savings. Things will get ugly.
Harvey Dent: I knew the risks when I took this job, Lieutenant.
[turns back to Batman]
Harvey Dent: How will you get him back any...
[Batman has disappeared]
Lt. James Gordon: He does that.
Bruce Wayne: [after running into Harvey and Rachel at a restaurant] So, let's put a couple tables together.
Harvey Dent: I'm not sure they'll let us.
Bruce Wayne: [gestures to the waiters to rearrange the seats] Oh, they should. I own the place.
Harvey Dent: Well, I guess no answer is a no.
Rachel Dawes: Harvey...
Harvey Dent: It's someone else, isn't it?
Rachel Dawes: Harvey...
Harvey Dent: Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...
[Bruce comes up behind him and grabs him in a chokehold]
Rachel Dawes: What are you doing?
Bruce Wayne: [as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!
Salvatore Maroni: [sitting in the defendant's chair] I thought the D.A. just played golf with the mayor, things like that?
Harvey Dent: [standing in front of the prosecution table] Tee off's one-thirty, more than enough time to put you away for life, Sally.
Harvey Dent: Lightly irradiated bills. Fancy stuff for a city cop. Have help?
Lt. James Gordon: We liase with various agencies.
Harvey Dent: Save it, Gordon. I want to meet him.
Harvey Dent: You can *not* leave me alone with these people.
Rachel Dawes: [during the fundraiser party held for Harvey Dent] The whole mob's after you, and you're worried about *these* guys?
Harvey Dent: Yea, well, compared to *these* guys, the mob doesn't scare me.
Harvey Dent: Very well. Take the Batman into custody.
[everyone at the press conference looks confused]
Harvey Dent: I am the Batman.
Lt. James Gordon: [while walking out of the courtroom with each other] It's a shame Sal's going to walk.
Harvey Dent: Yeah, well, the good thing about the mob is they keep giving you second chances.
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Characters on The Dark Knight (2008)
- The Chechen
- Salvatore Maroni
- James Gordon Jr.
- Lt. James Gordon
- Gotham National Bank Manager
- Lucius Fox
- Detective Stephens
- Gentleman at Party
- Rachel Dawes
- Bus Driver
- Man No. 1
- Judge Surrillo
- Mayor Anthony Garcia
- Dr. Jonathan Crane
- Judge Freel
- Detective Wuertz
- Mike Engel
- Shotgun SWAT
- Det. Ramirez
- Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb
- Detective Murphy
- Fat Thug
- Armored Car SWAT
- Thug at Party
- Cop Heckler
- Tattooed Prisoner