I want my family back.


Why isn't Laurie here today? On February 22, nearly six weeks ago, you received a call from Massachusetts State Police. Is that correct? You were told that there had been an accident. That Laurie and Jacob were in a car that had gone off the road.


Jacob: Mom, you're driving to fast.
Laurie: Why would you write that story?
Jacob: Mom, slow down.

Laurie: I'm trying to remember. Last year, when it was all happening, I don't think I ever asked you. Not directly. I guess I was just scared of what they might do to you. But they can't hurt us now. No one can. Still, would you have told me the truth? If I promised to love you no matter what, would you tell me? Jacob, Did you kill Ben?
Jacob: What? No, You know I didn't.
Laurie: What If I said I don't believe you?
Jacob: What?
Laurie: A man died, Jacob. You don't know this, but a man was murdered so that you could go free. So, I have to know.
Jacob: Know what?
Laurie: Did you kill Ben? Just tell me the truth.
Jacob: I did tell you. What's wrong with you?
Laurie: I will love you no matter what. I don't believe you.

So, you knew Andy's dad was a killer?


Andy: Did you kill Ben?
Jacob: No.

What do you want me to say, Laurie? You’re right? Our marriage is a lie. Our whole f*cking family is based on a fairytale, built on nothing. And our son’s a murderer. Is that what you want to hear?


Boys make mistakes. But we’re adults, with a grave responsibility before us. A child is dead, don’t destroy another child’s life to make up for it. That isn’t justice, that’s just another tragedy.


Laurie: You need to do this for your son.
Billy: My son?

I'm sorry. I didn't even know who that was.


Billy: You came out big. She must have fed you good.
Andy: She did fine. With everything.
Billy: I heard the cancer got her.
Andy: What do you care?
Billy: I don't.
Andy: Then don't talk about her.

Billy: You gonna say something? You're sitting there like somebody's got a gun to your head.
Andy: You wanted me to come, I'm here.
Billy: So, that's how it is, huh?
Andy: What did you expect?
Billy: I don't know. I mean, I spent my whole life, almost and not once did you ever come visit. What kind of a son turns his back on his own father like that, huh? What kind of a man? I know I'm a fuckin' bad guy and all, but I'm still your father.

Defending Jacob Quotes

We're sailing towards an iceberg, this little white peak in the distance getting closer and closer, but really it's been underneath us the whole time.


There's nothing worse than a kid.