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Inherent Vice Movie Quotes  

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“Inherent Vice” movie quotes follow the clues in the crime comedy movie adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon. The movie was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and first premiered at the 2014 New York Film Festival. “Inherent Vice” opened theatrically on December 12, 2014.

In “Inherent Vice,” Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is approached by ex-girlfriend Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) and asked for his help. Sasha suspects that something may happen to her current billionaire boyfriend, Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts) and that his wife and her girlfriend may be the ones behind it.

So when Sasha and Mickey come up missing, Doc jumps into action to investigate. But this story only gets weirder and weirder as it goes on, leading to quite the interesting chain of events for Doc.

Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short all co-star in the film.

“Inherent Vice” is just one of many highly anticipated 2014 movies alongside the likes of "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," and "Horns.”
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It All May Start To Get a Little Peculiar
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Sortilège: “If it’s a quiet night out at the beach and your ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend and his wife and her boyfriend and a plot to kidnap the billionaire and throw him in a looney bin, maybe you should just look the other way. But if you’re Doc, it all may start to get a little peculiar after that. Doc may not be a do-gooder but he’s done good. Good luck, Doc.”

Sortilège gives a quick overview of the plot of the film. Doc is contacted by an old flame who suspects her new boyfriend is in danger. When she and the billionaire come up missing, Doc steps in to investigate and thinks only get weirder from there.
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A Spare Picture
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Larry "Doc" Sportello: “Do you have a spare picture I could borrow? … Ahhhh!”

As a standard part of any investigation, Doc asks for a photo of the missing billionaire Mickey Wolfman. He, however, was not prepared for what that photo would show.
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Good Question
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Coy Harlingen: “And your question is, which side am I on?”
Larry "Doc" Sportello: “Good question”

In a casual interrogation of Coy Harlington, Doc takes the unusual approach to let the suspect ask the questions. When Coy comes up with a good question, Doc doesn’t hesitate to agree.
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What's the Beef Here, Exactly?
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Doc Sportello: “Hey, Saunch”
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “What’s up, Doc? You know you have no case here. So it you’re going to charge him, you better. Otherwise, you have to let him go.”
Doc Sportello: “Saunch, remember this is who you’re talking to. This is Bigfoot Bjornsen, renaissance cop.”
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “I know who he is. So, what’s the beef here exactly?”
Det. Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen: “This doesn’t have much to do with your specialty, which I understand is marine law.”
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “We’ve got plenty of crime on the high seas, lieutenant.”
Det. Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen: “Okay, well so far we have murder and kidnapping. We can work in pirates if it would make you more comfortable. Either way, it’s high profile.”
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “Yeah but, um, given your history of harassment with my client, this will never make it to trial.”
Det. Christian "Bigfoot" Bjornsen: “No, I think we could probably take this all the way to trial but with our luck, the jury pool will be 99% hippie.”Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “Unless you change the venue to maybe like Orange County. Not as many hippies down there, you know.”
Doc Sportello: “Saunch, who you working for?”
Sauncho Smilax, Esq: “Clients pay me for work, Doc. Clients pay me for work, Doc.”

Doc calls in his attorney, Sauncho Smilax, when he’s brought in for questioning in related to murder and kidnapping. While initially Sauncho takes the upper hand against Bigfoot Bjornsen, by the end of the conversation, it’s not as clear on which side he really lies.
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