Presumed Innocent (1990)
Joe Grifasi: Tommy Molto
Nico Della Guardia : We would like Mr. Molto to take the stand.
Judge Larren Lyttle : [angrily] NO!
Nico Della Guardia : Judge, you said that we'd be given leeway if the Defense proceeded with this frame-up theory. You said that!
Judge Larren Lyttle : Yes! But I did NOT know then that the State's chief piece of evidence was going to disappear after last being seen with Mr. Molto. I did not know THEN that the Deputy Prosecutor and the Chief Pathologist were going to *manufacture* evidence and testimony! That, gentlemen, is a FAIR interpretation of today's events. I'm still struggling with what's going to happen to Mr. Molto, but what is NOT going to happen is him getting up on that witness stand and making things WORSE!
Tommy Molto : Your Honor, my testimony will...
Judge Larren Lyttle : WITHDRAW, GENTLEMEN!
[the lawyers step back]
Nico Della Guardia : On befalf of the People of Kindle County, the State rests.