Bud White: I know it. That prick Exley shot the wrong guys. I... If I could work Homicide like a real detective, I could prove it. But I'm not smart enough. I'm just the guy they bring in to scare the other guy shitless.
Lynn Bracken: You're wrong. You found Patchett, you found me. You're smart enough.

Lynn Bracken: Where'd this come from?
Bud White: When I was 12, my old man went after my mother with a bottle. I got in the way.
Lynn Bracken: You saved her.
Bud White: Not for long.
Lynn Bracken: I'm sorry, Bud, it's none of my...
Bud White: He tied me to the radiator. I watched him beat my mother to death with a tire iron. He left us there. It was three days before a truant officer found us. They never found the old man.
Lynn Bracken: Was that why you became a cop? To get even?
Bud White: I don't know.

Lynn Bracken: You say fuck a lot.
Bud White: You fuck for money.

Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona.

Ed Exley: Bud hates himself for what he did.
Lynn Bracken: I know how he feels.

I see Bud because I want to. I see Bud because he can't hide the good inside of him. I see Bud because he treats me like Lynn Bracken and not some Veronica Lake look-alike who fucks for money.

Lynn Bracken: You're the first man in five years who didn't tell me I look like Veronica Lake inside of a minute.
Bud White: You look better than Veronica Lake.

Bud White: Merry Christmas.
Lynn Bracken: Merry Christmas to you, officer.
Bud White: That obvious, huh?
Lynn Bracken: It's practically stamped on your forehead.

Bud White: I'd like to see you again.
Lynn Bracken: Are you asking me for a date or an appointment?
Bud White: I don't know.
Lynn Bracken: Well if you're asking me for a date I should know your first name.
Bud White: Forget I asked. It was a mistake.

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Lynn Bracken


Played By
Kim Basinger
Full Name
Lynn Bracken