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Not Without My Daughter (film) Quotes

Not Without My Daughter (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Not Without My Daughter ended in 1970.

It features Harry J. Ufland as producer, Jerry Goldsmith in charge of musical score, and Peter Hannan as head of cinematography.

Not Without My Daughter (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Not Without My Daughter (film) is 116 minutes long. Not Without My Daughter (film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: Alfred Molina as Moody, Sally Field as Betty Mahmoody, Roshan Seth as Houssein, Sarah Badel as Nicole, and Sheila Rosenthal as Mahtob.

Not Without My Daughter (film) Quotes

Sally Field as Betty Mahmoody

  • (Sally Field) "What's so funny?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "You know, they think we make love all the time."
  • (Sally Field) "Who?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "The family."
  • (Sally Field) "Why?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "Well -- because here, you know, after they make love, they have to take a shower because, you know, they can't pray unless they do, you know. It's considered unclean. And we're taking two, three showers a day."
  • (Sally Field) "Oh God. What do they think? We're two rabbits or something."
  • (Sally Field) "I'm not taking another shower the whole time I'm here. You knew that the whole time."
  • (Alfred Molina) "They didn't know you were such a swinger."
  • (Sally Field) "You knew that all the long. They were all giggling every time we took a shower."
  • (Sally Field) "My father's ill. He could be dying. I have to go and see him."
  • (Roshan Seth) "I don't think your father would have wanted you to go back if it meant losing your daughter."
  • (Sally Field) "Why can't I go and see him, come back, and leave later with Mahtob?"
  • (Roshan Seth) "You can't leave Mahtob here, not with Moody's family. They're from the provinces, and this regime only encourages them. There are some people who consider a girl ready for marriage at nine years of age. Child brides are not unknown."
  • (Sally Field) "Nicole, he's going to kill me."
  • (Sally Field) "Was he violent?"
  • (Unnamed) "No, not in the States, never. They're not supposed to, you know. It's not Islamic."
  • (Sally Field) "Have you become Muslim?"
  • (Unnamed) "Mm-hmm."
  • (Sally Field) "Did you convert?"
  • (Unnamed) "Well, I wanted to, I guess. My husband was happy I did. It made things a lot better."
  • (Unnamed) "Uh, I -- I got to go."
  • (Sally Field) "Ellen, it's been so --"
  • (Unnamed) "No, really."

Sarah Badel as Nicole

  • (Sarah Badel) "If you marry an Iranian man, you automatically become an Iranian citizen. The laws regarding women are very strict. You cannot travel anywhere without written permission. You have no rights to the children. They go to the man in a divorce. I'm sorry, but you will have to go back to your husband."
  • (Sally Field) "But we'll never get out of Iran. We're being held hostage. It was almost impossible to come here."
  • (Sarah Badel) "Mrs. Mahmoody, there are many American women here in similar circumstances."
  • (Sarah Badel) "May I ask you why you came to Iran?"
  • (Sally Field) "I don't know. I don't know."

Sheila Rosenthal as Mahtob

  • (Sheila Rosenthal) "Mahtob: I'll be with you -- I'll help you"

Alfred Molina as Moody

  • (Alfred Molina) "I don't know how to say this to you. We're not going back. We're staying here."
  • (Sally Field) "What do you mean? How long?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "I want to get a job here in a hospital."
  • (Sally Field) "What?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "I want us -- to live in Iran."
  • (Sally Field) "No -- No --"
  • (Alfred Molina) "There's nothing for me in America."
  • (Sally Field) "No -- What? Are you crazy? We're Americans. Your daughter's an American. Moody, honey, you're upset about your job. I understand that. We're going to go back today and we're going to fix it."
  • (Alfred Molina) "I want Mahtob to grow up here."
  • (Sally Field) "No."
  • (Alfred Molina) "I think she should become a Muslim."
  • (Sally Field) "No. No."
  • (Sally Field) "You lied to me. You lied to me. You held the Koran and you swore to me that nothing was going happen. You were planning this all the time. You lied to me."

Roshan Seth as Houssein

  • (Roshan Seth) "Gardens have always had a special place in Persia throughout our history. In fact, the word "paradise" is a Persian word. It's hard to believe, isn't it, that the idea of paradise will always be intimately connected with Iran. Whenever I think of what's happening to my country, I try to remember its gardens."

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