Spotlight (I) (2015)
Mark Ruffalo: Mike Rezendes
Mike Rezendes : We got Law. This is it.
Walter 'Robby' Robinson : No, this is Law covering for one priest, there's another ninety out there.
Mike Rezendes : Yeah, and we'll print that story when we get it, but we got to go with this now.
Walter 'Robby' Robinson : No, I'm not going to rush this story, Mike.
Mike Rezendes : We don't have a choice, Robby. If we don't rush to print, somebody else is going to find these letters and butcher this story. Joe Quimby from the Herald was at the freaking courthouse!
Walter 'Robby' Robinson : Mike.
Mike Rezendes : What? Why are we hesitating? Baron told us to get Law. This is Law.
Walter 'Robby' Robinson : Baron told us to get the system. We need the full scope. That's the only thing that will put an end to this.
Mike Rezendes : Then let's take it up to Ben and let him decide.
Walter 'Robby' Robinson : We'll take it to Ben when I say it's time.
Mike Rezendes : It's time, Robby! It's time! They knew and they let it happen! To KIDS! Okay? It could have been you, it could have been me, it could have been any of us. We gotta nail these scumbags! We gotta show people that nobody can get away with this; Not a priest, or a cardinal or a freaking pope!
Mike Rezendes : [from trailer] They knew and they let it happen! It could've been you, it could've been me, it could've been any of us.
Mike Rezendes : [from trailer] I know there's things you cannot tell people. But I also know there's a story here people will hear about it.
Mitchell Garabedian : Three years ago I get a call from an ex-priest, Anthony Benzovich. He was at Blessed Sacrament back in '62, and he saw Geoghan...
[waits for two cops to pass by, then continues]
Mitchell Garabedian : ... taking little boys up to the rectory bedroom. So he's appalled, all right? And tells the bishop about it. The bishop threatens to re-assign him... to South America.
Mike Rezendes : Jesus.
Mike Rezendes : Yeah. So, fast forward thirty-five years. Benzovich reads that Geoghan has been charged with molesting hundreds of kids. So, he feels guilty. He calls me.
Mike Rezendes : So, you have testimony of a priest telling his superiors about Geoghan in '62?
Mitchell Garabedian : [shakes his head] No, I do not. Because when I call Benzovich in to give a disposition, he comes in with a lawyer.
Mike Rezendes : Wilson Rogers!
Mitchell Garabedian : Right. And suddenly, Father Benzovich has a very foggy memory. Can't remember anything. He's useless. So, I go back to work, I forget about it, whatever. Until about a year ago, I find an article about a priest who warned church officials about Geoghan.
Mike Rezendes : Benzovich went to the press?
Mitchell Garabedian : Yeah. Local paper, Patriot-Ledger. Nobody saw it. But now I got Benzovich on record. So, I file a motion to depose Benzovich a second time. And Wilson Rogers, that smug son of a bitch, files a motion opposing my motion. And that's when I have him.
Mike Rezendes : Have him how?
Mitchell Garabedian : Rogers opposes my motion, so I have to make an argument as to why I'm allowed to depose Father Benzovich a second time. Okay? But this time, I'm allowed to attach exhibits. You follow what I'm saying?
Mike Rezendes : The sealed documents?
Mitchell Garabedian : Yes! I can attach the sealed documents that I've gotten in discovery, Mr. Rezendes, the same documents your paper is currently suing for.
Mike Rezendes : You're shitting me!
Mitchell Garabedian : What? No, no, I'm not shitting you! So, I pull out the fourteen most damning docs, and I attach them to my motion. And they prove everything. Everything! About the church, about the bishops, about Law...
Mike Rezendes : And it's all public! Because your motion to oppose Rogers' motion...
Mitchell Garabedian : ...is public, yeah. Exactly. Now you're paying attention.
Mike Rezendes : So, I can just walk into that courtroom right now and get those documents?
Mitchell Garabedian : No, you cannot. Because the documents are not there.
Mike Rezendes : But you just said they're public.
Mitchell Garabedian : I know I did. But this is Boston. And the church does not want them to be found. So, they are not there.
Mitchell Garabedian : I already talked to the Phoenix.
Mike Rezendes : Yeah, there's a reason I didn't see it. Nobody reads a Phoenix anymore... they're broke, they don't have any power. The Globe does. If we cover the story, everybody will hear about it.
Mitchell Garabedian : The Church thinks in centuries, Mr. Rezendes. Do you think your paper has resources to take that on?
Mike Rezendes : Yeah, I do. But if you don't mind me asking... Do you?