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GhostWriter24
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(06-17-2012, 07:48 PM)
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My vote would have to go to HBO's magnificent miniseries John Adams, in which an American lawyer, against all his inclinations and growing desire for independence, defends the accused British soldiers following the Boston Massacre. Adams' argument states the men had a right to defend themselves after being harassed by an angry mob with ice balls, clubs, shells and rocks, along with his closing argument which stated that "facts are stubborn things" and "a sentry's post is his castle" has to put this one at the top for me.

Closing arguments and Verdict: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyrv5emDC1Y



EDIT: Please link the speeches if you can, I'd like to watch them!

Other great speeches:

Atticus Finch closing argument, To Kill a Mockingbird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TgqenWW0I

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing."

Originally Posted by WonkersTHEWatilla

Mr. Rogers defends PBS to the US Senate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q

Last edited by GhostWriter24; 06-17-2012 at 09:04 PM.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(06-17-2012, 07:49 PM)
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Jack Nicholson and A Few Good Men. One of the better ones, anyway.
BannedEpisode
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(06-17-2012, 07:50 PM)
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"Imagine she was white"

That one was pretty cool.
Jarmel
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(06-17-2012, 07:50 PM)
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If the glove does not fit, acquit.
shorty_symd
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(06-17-2012, 07:51 PM)
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"This....is Chewbacca"
NoRéN
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(06-17-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Yes they deserve to die...


yeah, not really a speech but whatever.
strafer
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(06-17-2012, 07:52 PM)
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You're out of order.
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 07:52 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=uMFIXy3u4WQ

"I was never able to become a banker."
GhostWriter24
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(06-17-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

If the glove does not fit, acquit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRth45yU_2Q
John Rabbit
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(06-17-2012, 07:54 PM)
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how was this not first?

Atticus Finch closing argument
WonkersTHEWatilla
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Mr. Rogers defends PBS to the US Senate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q
Tashi
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(06-17-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Opening statement from My Cousin Vinny

If you haven't seen this movie yet, you're in for such a treat.
Dragoon En Regalia
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Originally Posted by WonkersTHEWatilla

Mr. Rogers defends PBS to the US Senate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q

One of the greatest speeches ever. He knew what he was doing, and it shows.
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 07:56 PM)
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yeah I love that Fred Rogers video. he gets his thoughts across so clearly.
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joe2187
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(06-17-2012, 07:57 PM)
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"This just might do nobody any good..."
GhostWriter24
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Originally Posted by WonkersTHEWatilla

Mr. Rogers defends PBS to the US Senate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q

This is enough to bring tears to my eyes, wow.
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 07:58 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ALg_4pCs77w
GurgleBot20
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(06-17-2012, 07:59 PM)
Sorry for the poor quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwU-ddEloI
jbug617
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(06-17-2012, 08:01 PM)
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Time to Kill closing argument
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSs04tXVCg4
Edmond Dantès
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Real: Lord Nicholls‘ leading speach in the seminal divorce case in the UK; White v White 2001. Setting out the general principle of equality in divorce proceedings and other important factors.
Not a Jellyfish
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(06-17-2012, 08:03 PM)
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Wouldn't call it a courtroom but I feel this fits well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX8aFpnWxPA

Mr. Smith goes to Washington!
GCX
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(06-17-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Single Female Lawyer
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by joe2187

"This just might do nobody any good..."

yessss. and we could have a whole thread for Lionel Hutz.
NoRéN
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(06-17-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by 24FrameDaVinci

This is enough to bring tears to my eyes, wow.

This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique. I end each program by saying, 'You've made this day a special day by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are.' And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service.

well, fuck.
JDSN
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(06-17-2012, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by BannedEpisode

"Imagine she was white"

That one was pretty cool.

Seriously? it basically said "Imagine you are a racist piece of shit"
Lionheart1827
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(06-17-2012, 08:15 PM)
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Scent of a Woman

http://youtu.be/tiSCOzv8OF0

Also A Few Good Men.
Enosh
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(06-17-2012, 08:16 PM)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKzM8xsQ5-U

Boondock Saints
Curtisaur
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(06-17-2012, 08:20 PM)
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Rules of Engagement?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcBJbgJf69A
ThLunarian
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(06-17-2012, 08:21 PM)
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This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique. I end each program by saying, 'You've made this day a special day by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are.' And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service.

I need to save this and use it as a defense against all those people who think that one guy who gave the "You are not special" graduation speech was a hero.
Lactose_Intolerant
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(06-17-2012, 08:42 PM)
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David Wenham in Gettin' Square

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFS6WAXea5s
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 08:44 PM)
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I'm a pretty big sucker for Alan Shore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfWdQIiwVA
HIGH DEF JEFF
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(06-17-2012, 08:48 PM)
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JFK: Jim Garrison's Closing Statement.
(very poor quality by way of an "occupy" youtube user)

JFK - Jim Garrison
cartoon_soldier
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(06-17-2012, 08:54 PM)
McCoy time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZipl...eature=related

I would find some other/better ones, if you tube people had them uploaded.
Salmonax
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(06-17-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Came to post Mr. Rogers. Just outrageously amazing.
ThLunarian
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(06-17-2012, 09:09 PM)
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Here's a great speech for an entirely different reason:

Racist Rant from "12 Angry Men" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDhgR3p12w

Edit: Make sure you watch the video while you listen, the visuals are important
CrankyJay
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia

Jack Nicholson and A Few Good Men. One of the better ones, anyway.

good first reply
Rur0ni
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia

Jack Nicholson and A Few Good Men. One of the better ones, anyway.

Loved that.
JoeBoy101
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(06-17-2012, 09:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Strafer

You're out of order.

Thanks. Didn't have to post it.

Edit: Didn't see it linked sooo.....

Couldn't find the full thing on youtube, but here it is on myspace.

Warning: Spoilers. Gets going at 2:00 in.
Last edited by JoeBoy101; 06-17-2012 at 09:30 PM.
DarthWoo
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(06-17-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Probably going to annoy a few people, but someone mentioned this in one of the religion threads:

God on Trial - The Verdict
Curtisaur
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(06-17-2012, 10:18 PM)
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I can't find a clip of the Senate hearings from The Aviator, but I'm pretty sure I remember it being a good one.
Flying_Phoenix
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(06-17-2012, 10:22 PM)
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The existence of public media has never proven to be more necessary than ever before.
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Ricky in court
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqqsxfEDXu4
blame space
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(06-17-2012, 10:41 PM)
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one of the best Chappelle's Show episodes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqqsxfEDXu4
The Boat
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(06-17-2012, 10:44 PM)
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Everything from Alan Shore.
Messypandas
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Originally Posted by Pegasoos

Rules of Engagement?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcBJbgJf69A

This reminds me what a good actor Samuel L is when he's not playing the same guy every movie
Nevasleep
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(06-17-2012, 10:50 PM)
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The film The Conspirator has some good scenes.
It's set after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and argues about right to fair trial etc.
YouTube trailer
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Akainu
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(06-17-2012, 10:53 PM)
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The Soiled Dove Plea given by Temple Lea Houston. Given the client seconds before she had to show up in court, she was guilty without a shadow of a doubt, and still got off.
Captain_Spanky
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(06-17-2012, 10:56 PM)
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Lee Adama at the end of Battlestar Galactica series 3, can't find a clip though.
Measley
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(06-17-2012, 10:59 PM)
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John Quincy Adams (played by Anthony Hopkins) doing the closing arguments of the Amistad case from the film Amistad;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZFZ3Lg2JI

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