Phelps: Save yourself some time and get this thing off your chest.
Ryan: If that's your opening gambit, you better try again.
Phelps: So you want to change the world, Ryan?
Ryan: Yes, I do. So does every reasonable person.
Phelps: And you're doing your part?
Ryan: Yes, I am.
Phelps: Does that include sabotaging water heaters to destroy a company?
Ryan: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Phelps: This is industrial sabotage, Ryan. It's all part of your campaign.
Ryan: You're delusional, Detective. What Campaign?
Phelps: Your locker is full of pamphlets. Clemens told us how you were always foisting them on people.
Ryan: Sure, I spread the pamphlets. A guy has to do something. InstaHeat heaters break down everyday. They're still peddling the same lousy design that they lifted from Hephaistos.
Phelps: InstaHeat bought out Hephaistos?
Ryan: Them, Vulcan, Pyro and a bunch of other companies.
Phelps: And you still work for them?
Ryan: A guy has to work.
Phelps: And the directors of the company? How do you feel about them these days?
Ryan: You work it out.
Phelps: You know how to reverse a diaphragm in the regulator valve of a Model 70 heater?
Ryan: No, I don't.
Phelps: If you know enough to do your job, you know enough to do that repair. You're lying, Ryan.
Ryan: And how do you think you can prove that?
Phelps: Your boss at InstaHeat said that you've all been trained to do it. It's a common repair. Are you calling him a liar?
Ryan: Okay, so I know how it's done. But what would be the point? You'd just end up with a gas leak and then a small fire when you turned the pilot back on.
Phelps: And if you didn't reset the pilot and the gas spread? What was the cause of the fire in your own home, Ryan?
Ryan: I won't tell you.
Phelps: What can you tell me about the Suburban Redevelopment Fund?
Phelps: I think Suburban is a front for your anarchist buddies. They're arranging for people to be out of town while you burn their houses down.
Ryan: Suburban? What's that got to do with me? That's Varley's bilk. He's the one with the cozy agreement with those fascists.
Phelps: You have a history of violence?
Ryan: I have no such thing.
Phelps: You were charged with attempted murder, Ryan.
Ryan: It was a court case. No criminal liability was the verdict. They said that they couldn't have known that the faulty heater installation would cause a fire. All I know is I lost my whole family and the company that was responsible got away with it. What would you do?
Phelps: Which company?
Ryan: Hephaistos Water Heater Company.
Phelps: Matthew Ryan, I'm charging you with committing a series of arsons and for the murders of Hank Sawyer, Edwina Sawyer, Henry Sawyer, and Jessica Sawyer.
Ryan: You're putting an innocent man away here. You hear me? I didn't set any fires. I didn't kill that family.
Cpt. McKelty: Phelps, what you did to your wife and kids was un-American...
Phelps: My wife threw me out, Captain.
Cpt. McKelty: Did I ask for your opinion? You're here to listen to mine. What I was going to say, before I was interrupted, was you did a good job on the Steffens-Sawyer case. We don't often get results in Arson, so well done.
Biggs: What about me? Do I get a little stamp on my hand or a lollipop or something?
Cpt. McKelty: What you get is another case. A bad one, unfortunately.
Phelps: You're two blocks behind First and Second. We have more buildings to clear. You know our orders, Sergeant.
Kelso: There's barely a building left standing or not on fire in your zone, Cole. Is your sector full of Japs?
Phelps: Are you questioning my command?
Kelso: The Captain doesn't want anyone falling behind.
Phelps: Tell the Captain we will join him when the job is done.
Soldier: Just give us the word, Sarge, we'll take care of the him. He should be sectioned. That Jap-lover is a fucking liability.
Kelso: We're here to kill Japs, not our own people.
Soldier: Star-crossed son of a bitch. No one wants to serve under him. He's bad fucking luck.
Kelso: Can it. We've a job to do here. If I can live with it, you can too