- Near the end of the movie, after the case ends and it slowly begins to sink in to Fletcher just what he's been doing, he has a breakdown/epiphany guaranteed to bring tears to a watcher's eyes, if for no other reason than this line:
Fletcher Reede: "I HOLD MYSELF IN CONTEMPT!! Why should you be any different?!"
- At one point, Fletcher is arguing with his ex-wife and discovers that he can't lie even to himself when he delivers this line:
Fletcher: "Listen. I'm a bad father!...I mean...I'm a bad father?"