"'Games are fun...'"
SETTING THE SCENE Suspected of murdering retired rock and roller Johnny Boz, millionaire novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) is brought in for questioning before a police panel – Assistant District Attorney Correlli (Wayne Knight) Nick Curran (Michael Douglas), Lieutenant Walker (Denis Arndt), Gus (George Dzundza) and Captain Calcott (Chelcie Ross)…
CORRELI: Would you tell us about the nature of your relationship with Mr. Boz?
CATHERINE: I had sex with him for about a year and a half... I liked having sex with him. He wasn’t afraid of experimenting. I like men like that, men who give me pleasure. He gave me a lot of pleasure.
CORRELI: You ever, er, engage in any sado-masochistic activity?
CATHERINE (Leans forward): Exactly what did you have in mind, Mr. Correli?
CORRELI: (He licks his lips): Ever tie him up?
CATHERINE: No. Johnny liked to use his hands too much... I like hands and fingers.
WALKER: You describe a white silk scarf in your book.
CATHERINE: I’ve always had a fondness for white silk scarves. They’re good for all occasions.
NICK: But you said you liked men to use their hands didn’t you?
CATHERINE: No, I said I liked Johnny to use his hands... I don’t make any rules, Nick, I go with the flow.
CORRELI: Did you kill Mr. Boz, Miss Tramell?
CATHERINE (Takes off her jacket): I’d have to be pretty stupid to write a book about killing and then kill somebody the way I described it in my book – I’d be announcing myself as the killer. I’m not stupid.
TALCOTT: We know you’re not stupid, Miss Tramell.
WALKER: Maybe that’s what you’re counting on to get you off the hook.
NICK: Writing the book gives you an alibi.
CATHERINE: Yes it does, doesn’t it? The answer is no, I didn’t kill him.
GUS: Do you use drugs, Miss Tramell?
CORRELI: Did you ever use drugs with Mr. Boz?
GUS: What kind of drugs?
CATHERINE: Cocaine... have you ever fucked on cocaine Nick? (She uncrosses her legs) It’s nice.
NICK (Hot under the collar): You like playing games, don’t you?
CATHERINE (Playing with her lighter): I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf... Games are fun.