Chief Albert Risley: All it takes is one man, could be anybody - your neighbor, my neighbor - one man to destroy a city. Mayor William Dudley: What's eating you now? You have a new job and the city has a beautiful new hospital. Dr. Frank Whitman:
That's right, some new hospital. It looks really good on the outside. But thanks to your political favors here and there of saving money and cut backs, I'm stuck with the patch-up job!
Mayor William Dudley: Well nothing is perfect. Everything's compromised. Now, if you were the mayor of a big city and you have to get things done, you have to learn to give and take. Dr. Frank Whitman: Try talking to a surgeon about compromise during an open-heart operation.