Lt. Fergus Falls Quotes in Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Lt. Fergus Falls Quotes:
Lt. Fergus Falls: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be held against you. One nation, indivisible, till death do us part.
Lt. Fergus Falls: Alright listen up, people. Our man will be on foot and running. A man that's tired, a man that's possibly hurt will have a stride of 4 ft, 2 and 3/4 inches while wearing boxer shorts. Four feet even, with the restrictions of a brief. Which means he will cover four miles in one hour. He's got an hour and 3/4 start on us. He'll take to the nearest highway. He'll commandeer a car or hop on a truck.
[Ryan is in a garbage can for hiding on the back of a truck]
Lt. Fergus Falls: Now, the average elevation in this area is 2,057 feet 2 and Â¼ inches, with one exception. He will take any chances, do anything to stay a free man. Climb, hike, rappel. Hell, even fall down a damn mountain.
[Ryan falls down the steepest hill in the whole wide world inside the garbage can]
Lt. Fergus Falls: It's a wilderness out there so this citified sophisticate better watch himself. He's in the heart of bear country.
[Ryan bumps heads with a bear]
Lt. Fergus Falls: This fiddle player will be hungry, famished, starved. His last meal was twelve hours ago.
[an eagle feeds Ryan in his nest]
Lt. Fergus Falls: This boy's on the run. He'll head for the city, a large city. He'll try to lose himself in a crowd.
[Ryan is at the Million Man March]
Lt. Fergus Falls: And wherever he goes, he will feel hundreds of eyes are staring his way. No matter what he does, no matter where he goes, he will feel hunted. And my friends, you are looking at the hunter! Bagley!
Sgt. Tina Bagley: Sir!
Lt. Fergus Falls: I want roadblocks around a 10-mile radius. Set up communications with all law enforcement. That's state, county, city! Get me Governor Carlson. I may need the National Guard.
[Waitress walks by]
Lt. Fergus Falls: Diet coke, no ice. Alright, people. I want Harrison caught in 4 hours and 28 minutes. That will make it exactly high noon. Now let's move it!
Lt. Fergus Falls: Guilt or innocence, that's not my job. It's my duty to pick up scum-sucking punks like yourself who are accused of a crime. A jury of twelve really stupid people who are easily swayed by rich, fat-cat, slimy lawyers, who'll do anything but tell the truth, will sit in judgment of you. It's as American as a burrito.
Lt. Fergus Falls: [when they realize that Cass Lake is helping Harrison] Call motor vehicles. Get her address.
Sgt. Orono: We'll pick her up.
Lt. Fergus Falls: No. No. There are better ways to find out what a woman knows.
Sgt. Orono: Dinner and a movie, lie to her, say you love her.
Lt. Fergus Falls: That works, but in this case we're going to stake out her place. She's going to lead us to Ryan Harrison.
Lt. Fergus Falls: There are two things that frost my butt: It's a snow cone about that high, and the other one is Ryan Harrison.
Lt. Fergus Falls: This looks like a trailer park after a tornado.
Lt. Fergus Falls: This has more twists and turns than Chubby Checker in a blender.
[At Helm's bait shop]
Lt. Fergus Falls: Bagley, I want everyone interrogated. I want surnames, last names, given names, confirmation names. Give me photo analysis, footprint analysis, DNA, bra sizes. I'll check out who belongs to this truck.
Lt. Fergus Falls: All right, my angels! Move!
[the three policemen start searching the apartment]
Sgt. Tina Bagley: Patio Clear!
Lt. Fergus Falls: Ivy needs water!
Sgt. Orono: Den is clear!
Lt. Fergus Falls: I got spaghetti! Watch it! Plate could be hot!
Lt. Fergus Falls: I got a shut door!
[bangs the door open]
Lt. Fergus Falls: Empty. We throw a shoe every time we start to gallop. That man's as slick as a lizard in Jerry Lewis' hair.
[notices a framed photograph of Cass Lake]
Lt. Fergus Falls: Cass Lake, face of an angel. Harrison's accomplice. A caterpillar has 2,087 minute hairs on each leg, but for the life of me, I cannot tell you why women keep falling for the wrong man!
[starts moving out of the apartment]
Lt. Fergus Falls: All right, people! Tag and log everything. I want carpet fibres. I want wallpaper swatches. I want all plumbing and wood surfaces analyzed. So vacuum, cut, chip and suck! There are two things that frost my butt: It's a snow cone about that high, and the other one is Ryan Harrison.
Lt. Fergus Falls: Shoot and gut every animal in the park. Their stomachs might contain something that could be a clue. Donate the meat to charity. The hides can be turned into warm socks for the poor. Grind up the bones for dog food. I want nothing wasted.
[Outside the hospital]
Lt. Fergus Falls: A man fitting Harrison's description and wearing a meat company shirt has entered the ER. There are 1,400 beds, a staff of 250, 150 individual rooms. Chances of our finding Cass and Harrison right off are 9,103 to 5. It is 3:05 P.M. We should make contact in 14 minutes which makes it exactly 3:19 P.M. Let's do it.
Ryan Harrison: Well, Lauren, you'll pay the highest price of all where you're going. Those wet lips and hot kisses will be falling on deaf ears for a long time to come.
[to Fergus Falls]
Ryan Harrison: They're all yours, Falls. Tied up tight, like a bride on her honeymoon night.
Lt. Fergus Falls: And so our tracks have finally come together. It's time to drive the golden spike. Ryan Harrison, I say to you, on behalf of law enforcement all over the world... you were wrongfully accused.
Lt. Fergus Falls: Well, gather up all these leaves for trace evidence. Shoot and gut every animal in the park. Their stomachs might include something that could be a clue. Donate the meat to charity. The hides can be turned into warm socks for the poor. Grind up the bones for dog food. I want nothing wasted.
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