A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Jack Abramoff: Washington is like Hollywood, but with uglier faces.
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Jack Abramoff: You know, I do a shitload of reading and studying and praying, and I've come to a few conclusions I want to share. People look at politicians and celebrities on the TV and the newspapers, glossy magazines - what do they see? "I'm just like them." That's what they say. "I'm special. I'm different. I could be any one of them." Well guess what, you can't. You know why? Cause in reality, mediocrity is where most people live. Mediocrity is the elephant in the room. It's ubiquitous. Mediocrity in your schools. It's in your dreams. It's in your family. And those of us who know this - those of us who understand the disease of the dull - we do something about it. We do more because we have to. The deck was always stacked against us. You're either a big leaguer, or you're a slave clawing your way onto the "C" train. Some people say Jack Abramoff moves too fast. Jack Abramoff cuts corners. Well, I say to them, if that's the difference between me and my family having the good life and walkin' and using the subway every day, then so be it. I will not allow my family to be slaves. I will not allow the world I touch to be vanilla. You say I'm selfish? Fuck you! I give back. I give back plenty. You say I - I got a big ego? Fuck you twice! I'm humbly grateful for the wonderful gift that I've received here in America the greatest country on this planet. I'm Jack Abramoff. And oh, yeah, I work out every day.
Jack Abramoff: [explaining his plight to fellow convicts] The right of individuals, groups, and corporations to lobby the Federal Government is protected by the right to petition in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Snake: So what's the problem?
Jack Abramoff: Honesty, I don't know. I don't know.
Adam Kidan: I just want you to make sure Gus Boulis will never tax me and gimme the fucking ballpoint.
Sarah Abramoff: Would you please stop it with that... quoting movies all the time.
Jack Abramoff: Come on honey, you know I love the movies.
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Jack Abramoff: [on prison typewriter] I know it's a moonshot, but writing the letter to a former president who understands very well how the game is played, I hope you might see my point of view, and consider making an appeal to the right Democrats, who might find it useful to help me, so in turn, I can help all of you.
Prison Guard: Time's up Jack.
Jack Abramoff: Why? Because my name is Jack Abramoff, and I work out every day.
Partner #1: For god-sake, you're on the front page of the Washington Post.
Jack Abramoff: Again? Is it above the fold?
Jack Abramoff: What 'er you in for, Snake?
Snake: Assault and battery. Resisting arrest. Chicken shit beef like that. How 'bout you?
Jack Abramoff: Oh, me. I work in D.C. I'm a lobbyist.
Snake: Lobbyist. That against the law?
Sarah Abramoff: [crying] We have no friends, Jack, none. All we have are people we do business with.

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