Gil’s Agent: Tom Baxter’s come down off the screen and he’s running around New Jersey! …Nobody knows how it happened, but he’s done it.
Gil Shepherd: How can he do that? It’s not physically possible!
Gil’s Agent: In New Jersey anything can happen.

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Cecilia: I just met a wonderful new man! He’s fictional, but you can’t have everything.

Tom Baxter: You make love without fading out?

Tom Baxter: Dad was a card. I never met him. He died before the movie began.

Countess: Go with the real guy, honey, we’re limited.
Rita: Go with Tom! He’s got no flaws!
Delilah: Go with somebody, child, ’cause I’s gettin’ bored.

Tom Baxter: Cecilia, it’s clear how miserable you are with your husband. And if he hits you again, you tell me. I’d be forced to knock his teeth out.
Cecilia: I don’t think that’d be such a good idea. He’s big.
Tom Baxter: I’m sorry. It’s written into my character to do it, so I do it.