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Missing (1982 film) Quotes

Missing (1982 film) is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . Missing ended its run in 1970.

It features Edward Lewis as producer, Vangelis in charge of musical score, and Ricardo Aronovich as head of cinematography.

Missing (1982 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Missing (1982 film) is 122 minutes long. Missing (1982 film) is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Jack Lemmon as Ed Horman, Sissy Spacek as Beth Horman, and Richard Venture as U.S. Ambassador.

Missing (1982 film) Quotes

Jack Lemmon as Ed Horman

  • (Jack Lemmon) "What kind of world is this?"
  • (Embassy driver) "If you don't mind my asking, what's Christian Science about?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Faith -- It's about faith."
  • (Embassy driver) "Faith in what?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Truth."
  • (Unnamed) "Please try to understand There are so many cases. They're all so important, and this isn't the only one we're working on"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "It's the only one I care about."
  • (Unnamed) "You and a lot of other people. Listen, I've never seen so many cables from Washington. What kind of pull do you have up there anyway?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "I'm an American citizen."
  • (Unnamed) "Listen, Mr Horman, I wish there was something we could say or do."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Well, there's something I'm going to do. I'm going to sue you, Phil. And Tower and the Ambassador and everybody who let that boy die. We're going to make it so hot for you you'll wish you were stationed in the Antartic."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, I guess that's your privilege."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "No, that's my right. I just thank God we live in a country where we can still put people like you in jail."
  • (Unnamed) "Believe us, sir. Your son is not what they told you."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "How do you know that, Silvio?"
  • (Unnamed) "He's a nice guy. He's sincere. A hard worker. But he's a political neophyte. He's terrified of violence."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Ed Horman filed suit charging eleven government officials, including Henry A. Kissinger, with complicity and negligence in the death of his son. The body was not returned home until seven months later, making an accurate autopsy impossible. After years of litigation, the information necessary to prove or disprove complicity remained classified as secrets of state. The suit was dismissed."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "He, he seems so innocent. Almost deliberately naive."
  • (Sissy Spacek) "Is that so bad?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Is that so good?"
  • (Sissy Spacek) "You raised him."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Now, erm, I owe you an apology."
  • (Sissy Spacek) "No, you don't."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "No, no, no. Well, for a long time now I've sold you short. Both of you. I don't really know why. Unless it's because I'm getting old. And I'm very stubborn."

Richard Venture as U.S. Ambassador

  • (Richard Venture) "We're not involved, Mr Horman. Our position has been completely nuetral."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "That is a bald face lie, sir. How can you say a thing like that when you have army colonels, you have naval engineers, they're all over Viña Del Mar."
  • (Richard Venture) "Please sit down. Look, it's very obvious you're harbouring some misconception regarding our role here."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "What is your role here? Besides inducing a regime that murders thousands of human beings?"
  • (Richard Venture) "Let's level with each other, sir. If you hadn't been personally involved in this unfortunate incident, you'd be sitting at home complacent and more or less oblivious to all of this. This mission is pledged to protect American interests, our interests."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Well, they're not mine."
  • (Richard Venture) "There are over three thousand US firms doing business down here. And those are American interests. In other words, your interests. I am concerned with the preservation of a way of life."
  • (Unnamed) "And a damned good one."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Maybe that's why there's nobody out there."
  • (Richard Venture) "You can't have it both ways."

Sissy Spacek as Beth Horman

  • (Sissy Spacek) "And what are the basics? God, country and Wall Street?"
  • (Jack Lemmon) "You know what I mean."
  • (Sissy Spacek) "I know, I know. God bless our way of life."
  • (Jack Lemmon) "Oh, a very good way of life it is, young lady, no matter how much people like you and Charles try to tear it down with your sloppy idealism. I can no longer abide the young people of our country who live off their parents and the fat of the land and then they find nothing better to do than whine and complain."

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