As Burkett & Randle CEO Howard Tully delivers his speech about a new product to be launched, his speech is simultaneously read by the CEO of his rival company in the film, Duplicity.
HOWARD: Why are we here? We are here today because the rules have changed. We're here because the fabric of integrity has been so abused and mangled that it is little more than a threadbare memory. We're here because it's no longer enough to have the best ideas, or the best manufacturing, or the best pipeline to deliver your product.
RICHARD: "We're here today because we find ourselves in a world where duplicity and theft are tested daily as replacements for innovation and perseverance." Tested daily. What a bunch of crap. Can you believe this? This from a guy who bought a dump so he could go through our garbage.
HOWARD: I believe the history of all successful endeavors can be reduced to a series of decisive moments.
RICHARD: "There are moments in the history of all things where the placement of a single. . ."
HOWARD: ...where the placement of a single molecule can make the difference between triumph and catastrophe.
RICHARD: I mean, who the hell writes with a fountain pen anymore? For Christ's sake. How fricking pretentious is that?
HOWARD: This room we're in now, this entire program, was created in anticipation of just such a moment. You people are the very best at what you do. You were chosen by that standard. You've been paid and treated accordingly. And you have never been tested as you are about to be tested.
RICHARD: "Burkett & Randle will be rolling out a new product in the very near future."
HOWARD: And while I cannot reveal the nature of this product, believe me when I tell you that simply by announcing its development. . .
RICHARD: "...B&R will be dramatically repositioned at the summit of the global marketplace."
HOWARD: I don't need to explain to anybody in this room why the scope, the details, the very existence of this project must be so carefully protected. I expect your best in days to come, and I promise you, if we stay focused and vigilant, we will, all of us...
RICHARD: "...prosper." What the hell does he have over there?