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Frost/Nixon (film) Quotes

Frost/Nixon (film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Frost/Nixon ended in 1970.

It features Plain list, * Brian Grazer * Ron Howard * Tim Bevan; Eric Fellner as producer, Hans Zimmer in charge of musical score, and Salvatore Totino as head of cinematography.

Frost/Nixon (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States, United Kingdom, and France. Each episode of Frost/Nixon (film) is 122 minutes long. Frost/Nixon (film) is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Frank Langella as Richard Nixon, Michael Sheen as David Frost, Sam Rockwell as James Reston, Jr., Oliver Platt as Bob Zelnick, Matthew Macfadyen as John Birt, Toby Jones as Swifty Lazar, Kevin Bacon as Jack Brennan, and Rebecca Hall as Caroline Cushing.

Frost/Nixon (film) Quotes

Frank Langella as Richard Nixon

  • (Frank Langella) "That's our tragedy, you and I Mr. Frost. No matter how high we get, they still look down at us."
  • (Michael Sheen) "I really don't know what you're talking about."
  • (Frank Langella) "Yes you do. Now come on. No matter how many awards or column inches are written about you, or how high the elected office is, it's still not enough. We still feel like the little man. The loser. They told us we were a hundred times, the smart asses in college, the high ups. The well-born. The people who's respect we really wanted. Really craved. And isn't that why we work so hard now, why we fight for every inch? Scrambling our way up in undignified fashion. If we're honest for a minute, if we reflect privately, just for a moment, if we allow ourselves a glimpse into that shadowy place we call our soul, isn't that why we're here? Now? The two of us. Looking for a way back into the sun. Into the limelight. Back onto the winner's podium. Because we can feel it slipping away. We were headed, both of us, for the dirt. The place the snobs always told us that we'd end up. Face in the dust, humiliated all the more for having tried. So pitifully hard. Well, to hell with that. We're not going to let that happen, either of us. We're going to show those bums, we're going to make 'em choke on our continued success. Our continued headlines. Our continued awards. And power. And glory. We are gonna make those mother fuckers choke."
  • (Frank Langella) "We're not gonna let that happen. We're gonna make 'em choke."
  • (Frank Langella) "Whenever I have had my doubts I remembered the construction worker in Philadelphia because he came up to me and he said 'Sir I got only one criticism of that Cambodia thing; if you'd gone in earlier you might've captured the gun that killed my boy three months ago'. So you're asking me do I regret going into Cambodia? -- No, I don't. You know what, I wish I'd gone in sooner. And harder."
  • (Frank Langella) "You mean to say he just paid me two hundred grand for a visit?"
  • (Kevin Bacon) "Yeah."
  • (Frank Langella) "Huh. If I'd known that I would invited him for tea."
  • (Frank Langella) "Nixon the man? As opposed to what? Nixon the horse?"
  • (Frank Langella) "I shall be your fiercest adversary. I shall come at you with everything I got, because the limelight can only shine on one of us. And for the other, it'll be the wilderness, with nothing and no one for company but those voices ringing in our head."
  • (Frank Langella) "I wouldn't want to be a Russian leader. They never know when they're being taped."
  • (Frank Langella) "Ah, the great inquisitor."
  • (Michael Sheen) "More like a trusted confidante."
  • (Frank Langella) "Why would I want to talk to David Frost?"
  • (Toby Jones) "I've got half a million dollars."
  • (Frank Langella) "Really?"
  • (Frank Langella) "David, did I really call you that night?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Yes."
  • (Frank Langella) "Did we discuss anything important?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Cheeseburgers."
  • (Frank Langella) "Cheeseburgers?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Goodbye, sir."
  • (Frank Langella) "I hope that isn't coming out of your own pocket."
  • (Michael Sheen) "I wish my pockets were that deep."
  • (Frank Langella) "You know those parties of yours, the ones I read about in the newspapers. Do you actually enjoy those?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Of course."
  • (Frank Langella) "You have no idea how fortunate that makes you, liking people. Being liked. Having that facility. That lightness, that charm. I don't have it, I never did."
  • (Frank Langella) "Did you have a pleasant evening last night?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "Yes, thank you."
  • (Frank Langella) "Did you do any fornicating?"
  • (Frank Langella) "Please excuse my golf outfit. It's the official uniform of the retired."
  • (Frank Langella) "Take my advice. You should marry that woman."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Yes. Lovely, isn't she?"
  • (Frank Langella) "More important than that, she comes from Monaco. They pay no taxes there."
  • (Frank Langella) "These men, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, I knew their families, I knew them since they were just kids. But you now, politically the pressure on me to let them go, that became overwhelming. So, I did it. I cut off one arm then I cut the other and I'm not a good butcher. And I have always mantained what they were doing, what we're all doing was not criminal. Look, when you're in office you gotta do a lot of things sometimes that are not always in the strictest sense of the law, legal, but you do them because they're in the greater interest of the nation."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Alright wait, wait just so I understand correctly, are you really saying that in certain situations the President can decide whether it's in the best interest of the nation and then do something illegal --"
  • (Frank Langella) "I'm saying that when the President does it, that means it's not illegal."
  • (Michael Sheen) "I'm sorry?"
  • (Frank Langella) "Pleasure to meet you."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Mr. President --"
  • (Oliver Platt) "Oh that was devastating, I don't think he's ever going to get over that."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Fuck off."
  • (Frank Langella) "I let them down. I let down my friends, I let down my country, and worst of all I let down our system of government, and the dreams of all those young people that ought to get into government but now they think; 'Oh it's all too corrupt and the rest'. Yeah -- I let the American people down. And I'm gonna have to carry that burden with me for the rest of my life. My political life is over."

Rebecca Hall as Caroline Cushing

  • (Rebecca Hall) "Well, I've never been to Vienna."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Oh. Well, you'd like it. It's like Paris without the French."
  • (Rebecca Hall) ""Frost has hired three crack investigators -- ""
  • (Sam Rockwell) "Can I be Crack #1?"
  • (Oliver Platt) "Can I be Deep Crack?"

Michael Sheen as David Frost

  • (Michael Sheen) "I'll have a cheeseburger."
  • (Frank Langella) "Mmm. That sounds good. I used to love cheeseburgers, but Dr. Lundgren made me give them up. He switched me to cottage cheese and pineapple instead. He calls them my Hawaiian burgers, but they don't taste like burgers at all. They taste like Styrofoam."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Why didn't you burn the tapes?"
  • (Frank Langella) "I didn't want to take any questions on Watergate."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Success in America is unlike success anywhere else."
  • (Michael Sheen) "I've had an idea for an interview: Richard Nixon."
  • (Matthew Macfadyen) "You're a talk show host. I spent yesterday watching you interview the Bee Gees."
  • (Michael Sheen) "Weren't they terrific?"
  • (Michael Sheen) "I'm in this for all I've got."

Sam Rockwell as James Reston, Jr.

  • (Sam Rockwell) "You have to set up that he has an anti-democratic personality. There's a reason they call him Tricky Dick."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "I want to give Richard Nixon the trial he never had."
  • (Sam Rockwell) "His most lasting legacy is that today any political wrongdoing is immediately given the suffix "-gate"."

Kevin Bacon as Jack Brennan

  • (Kevin Bacon) "Well, in boxing, you know, there's always that first moment, and you see it in the challenger's face. It's that moment that he feels the impact from the champ's first jab. It's kind of a sickening moment, when he realizes that all those months of pep talks and the hype, the psyching yourself up, had been delusional all along. You could see it in Frost's face. If he didn't know the caliber of the man that he was up against before the interview started, he certainly knew it halfway through the President's first answer."

Oliver Platt as Bob Zelnick

  • (Oliver Platt) "That man, he screwed anything that moved, fixed elections, and took us into Vietnam. And the American people, they loved him for it. Whereas I, Richard Milhous Nixon, worked around the clock in their service, and they hated me. Look. Look. Now I'm sweating. Damn it. Damn it. And Kennedy's so goddamn handsome and blue-eyed. Had women all over him. He screwed anything that moved, and everything. Had a go at Checkers once. The poor little bitch was never the same."

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