After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Cowboy: When you see the girl in the picture that was shown to you earlier today, you will say, "this is the girl". The rest of the cast can stay, that's up to you. But the choice for that lead girl is NOT up to you. Now... you will see me one more time, if you do good. You will see me... two more times, if you do bad. Good night.
Dan: I just wanted to come here.
Herb: To Winkie's?
Dan: This Winkie's.
Herb: Okay, why this Winkie's?
Dan: It's kind of embarrassing.
Herb: Go ahead.
Dan: I had a dream about this place.
Herb: [sighs] Oh, boy.
Dan: See what I mean?
Herb: Okay, so you had a dream about this place. Tell me.
Dan: Well, it's the second one I've had, but they're both the same. They start out that I'm in here, but it's not day or night. It's kind of half-night, you know? But it looks just like this... except for the light. And...
[shaking his head]
Dan: I'm scared like I can't tell you. Of all people, you're standing right over there... by that counter. You're in both dreams and you're scared too. I get even more frightened when I see how afraid you are and then I realize what it is. There's a man... in back of this place. He's the one who's doing it. I can see him through the wall. I can see his face. I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream.
[Dan looks down and shakes his head again, clearly terrified of the memory, and sniffs, as though close to tears. Herb cocks his head, waiting for more. The background music becomes increasingly ominous]
Dan: That's it.
Herb: So... you came here to see if he's really out there.
Dan: [leans in] To get rid of this god-awful feeling.
Herb: [nodding] Right, then.
[Herb rises and goes to pay the bill at the counter. Dan turns and looks, and his terror increases as he sees Herb standing in the same location as in his nightmare. Dan turns back to his uneaten breakfast, then turns again to see Herb say silently, "C'mon." They exit to investigate the back of the Winkie's restaurant]
[At the club Silencio]
Bondar: No hay banda! There is no band! Il n'est pas de orquestra! This is all... a tape-recording. No hay banda! And yet we hear a band. If we want to hear a clarinette... listen.
Bondar: [the sounds responding to his every hand motion] Un trombon "à coulisse". Un trombon "con sordina". Sient le son du trombon in sourdine. Hear le son... and mute it... drop it. It's all recorded. No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion!
Betty Elms: [after kissing Rita] Have you ever done this before?
Rita: I don't know. Have you?
Betty Elms: I want to with you.
Betty Elms: It's strange calling yourself.
Cowboy: A man's attitude... a man's attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. Is that somethin' you agree with?
Adam Kesher: Sure.
Cowboy: Now... did you answer cause you thought that's what I wanted to hear, or did you think about what I said and answer cause you truly believe that to be right?
Adam Kesher: I agree with what you said, truthfully.
Cowboy: What'd I say?
Adam Kesher: Uh... that a man's attitude determines, to a large extent, how his life will be.
Cowboy: So since you agree, you must be someone who does not care about the good life.
Adam Kesher: I got the pool, she got the pool-man.
[last lines]
Blue-Haired Lady: Silencio...
Cowboy: There's sometimes a buggy. How many drivers does a buggy have?
Adam Kesher: One.
Cowboy: So, let's just say I'm driving this buggy. And, if you fix your attitude, you can ride along with me.
Cowboy: Well, just stop for a little second and think about it. Will ya do that for me?
Adam Kesher: [sarcastic tone] Okay, I'm thinking.
Cowboy: No, you're not thinkin'. You're too busy being a smart aleck to be thinkin'. Now I want ya to "think" and stop bein' a smart aleck. Can ya try that for me?
Cynthia: You're broke.
Adam Kesher: But I'm not broke!
Cynthia: I know, but you're broke. Where are you?
Jimmy 'Woody' Katz: Acting is reacting.
[first lines]
Rita: What are you doing? We don't stop here.
Bob Brooker: It's not a contest... the two of them... with themselves... So don't play it for real until it gets real.
Betty Elms: OK.
Gene: [while Adam is taking out the jewellery]
[his wife is shouting]
Gene: He might be upset.
Robert Smith: Good afternoon, Mr. Roque. Her name is Camilla Rhodes. The director doesn't want her. Do you want him replaced? I know they said...
Mr. Roque: Then...
Robert Smith: Then that means we should...
Mr. Roque: Yes?
Robert Smith: Shut everything down.
Robert Smith: Is that something that...
Robert Smith: You want us to shut everything down?
Robert Smith: Then we'll shut everything down.
Cynthia: Do you know somebody called "the Cowboy"?
Adam Kesher: The Cowboy?
Cynthia: Yeah, the Cowboy. This guy, the Cowboy, wants to see you. Jason said he thought it'd be a good idea.
Adam Kesher: Oh, Jason thought it'd be a good idea for me to see the Cowboy. Well, should I wear my ten-gallon hat and my six-shooters?
Cowboy: Howdy.
Adam Kesher: Howdy to you.
Cowboy: Beautiful evening.
Adam Kesher: Yeah.
Cowboy: Sure wanna thank you for coming all the way up here to see me from that nice little hotel downtown.
Adam Kesher: No problem. What's on your mind?
Cowboy: Well, now. Here's a man who wants to get right down to it. Kind of anxious to get to it, are you?
Cowboy: Hey, pretty girl, time to wake up.
Heavy-Set Woman killed By Messing: Something bit me bad!
Betty Elms: I hate you. I hate us both.
Coco Lenoix: Honey, you're a good kid, but what you're telling me is a load of horse puckey. Even though it comes from a good place.
Coco Lenoix: Wilkins! Wilkins! If that damn dog craps in the courtyard one more time, I'm just gonna bake his little butt for breakfast!
Gene: [after punching Adam] That ain't no way to treat your wife, buddy. I don't care what she's done.
Diane Selwyn: You want me to make this easy for you? No fucking way! It's not gonna be. It's not easy for me!
Vincent Darby: I think you're going to enjoy your espresso this time. I've done quite a bit of research, knowing how hard you are to please. This one comes highly recommended.
Luigi Castigliane: This is the girl!
Adam Kesher: Hey, that girl is not in my film!
Vincenzo Castiliane: It's no longer your film.
Betty: Mulholland Drive?
Rita: That's where I was going!
Rita: ¡Yo nunca fui a Casablanca con Luigi!
A voice: Qué lástima.
Adam Kesher: ¡Qué va!
Jason: Did you want to tell me something, Adam?
[Adam turns to Jason as Luigi Castigliane appears behind Jason, staring ominously at Adam]
Adam Kesher: This is the girl.
Luigi Castigliane: Excellent choice... Adam.
[observing the car wreck]
Detective Neal Domgaard: [holds up an evidence bag containing a pearl earing] The boys found this on the floor in the back of the caddy.
Detective Harry McKnight: Yeah, I know. They showed me.
Detective Neal Domgaard: Could be unrelated.
Detective Harry McKnight: Could be. Any of those dead kids wearing pearl earings?
Detective Neal Domgaard: No. Could be that someone's missing.
Detective Harry McKnight: Yeah, could be.
Betty Elms: It'll be just like in the movies. Pretending to be somebody else.
[Diane is about to give the hitman his money]
Joe Messing: Now, once you hand that over to me, it's a done deal. Are you sure you want this?
Diane Selwyn: More than anything in this world.
Betty Elms: She's letting me stay here while she's working on a movie that's being made in Canada. But I guess you already know that. Well, I couldn't afford a place like this in a million years... unless, of course, I'm discovered and become a movie star. Of course, I'd rather be known as a great actress than a movie star. But, you know, sometimes people end up being both. So that is, I guess you'd say, sort of why I came here.
Betty Elms: I'm sorry. I'm just so excited to be here. I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario, and now I'm in this dream place. Well, you can imagine how I feel.
Rita: Betty? Betty? Where are you? Donde estas...
Rita: Good night, sweet Betty.
Coco Lenoix: You know, there was a man that lived here once that had a prize-fighting kangaroo. Well, you just wouldn't believe what that kangaroo did to this courtyard!
Betty Elms: [opens door] Yes? May I help you?
Louise Bonner: Someone is in trouble. Who are you? What are you doing in Ruth's apartment?
Betty Elms: She's letting me stay here. I'm her niece. My name's Betty.
Louise Bonner: No, it's not. That's not what she said. Someone is in trouble. Something bad is happening!
[Adam catches his wife Lorraine in bed with Gene Clean]
Gene: Just forget you ever saw it. It's better that way.
Linney James: Don't get me wrong. I love Wally. I ought to. I was married to him for 10 years. And I love actors, all actors. We just get a little catty sometimes.
Betty Elms: Don't drink all the coke!
Betty Elms: Get out! Get out before I call my dad. He trusts you; you're his best friend. This will be the end of everything.
Jimmy 'Woody' Katz: Just tell me where it hurts, baby.
Irene: Well, it's time to say good-bye, Betty. It's been so nice traveling with you.
Betty Elms: Thank you, Irene. I was so excited and nervous. It was sure great to have you to talk to.
Irene: Remember, I'll be watching for you on the big screen.
Betty Elms: [smiling] Okay, Irene. Won't that be the day?
Irene: Good luck, Betty dear. Take care of yourself. And be careful.
Betty Elms: I will. Thanks again.
Irene: Okay, dear.
Irene's Companion at Airport: Betty, it was so nice meeting you. All the luck in the world.
Betty Elms: Thank you.
Betty Elms: [looking around to see her bags missing] My bags!
Cab Driver at LAX: [from the curb, with Betty's bags] Where to?
Betty Elms: [smiling] 1612 Havenhurst!
Betty Elms: I'm in love with you.
Jimmy 'Woody' Katz: What's your name?
Betty Elms: Betty.
Jimmy 'Woody' Katz: Yeah, Betty, look, you don't rush it. I don't rush it.
Adam Kesher: What's going on Cynthia?
Cynthia: It's been a very strange day.
Adam Kesher: And getting stranger.
[first lines]
Betty Elms: Oh! I can't believe it!
Rita: Go with me somewhere.
Betty Elms: Now?
Rita: Right now!

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