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Truman (1995 film) Quotes

Truman is a Biography that was first aired in 1995 on HBO. Truman stopped airing in 1970.

It features Doro Bachrach as producer, David Mansfield as theme composer, and Paul Elliott (cinematographer) as head of cinematography. Truman is executive produced by Anthea Sylbert. Truman is created by David McCullough.

Truman is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Truman is 135 min. long. Truman is produced by HBO Pictures and distributed by HBO.

The cast includes: Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman, Pat Hingle, as Boss Tom Prendergast, Diana Scarwid as Bess Truman, Marian Seldes as Eleanor Roosevelt, Željko Ivanek as Eddie Jacobsen, Amelia Campbell as Margaret Truman, and Leo Burmester as Frank Vassar.

Truman Quotes

Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman

  • (Gary Sinise) "Charlie, Bess thinks you'd make a hell of a press secretary."
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, Jesus, no, Harry."
  • (Gary Sinise) "Oh, you can't say no to Bess. I'm appointing Frank here secretary."
  • (Leo Burmester) "Secretary of what?"
  • (Gary Sinise) "Just secretary. Franklin's staff all look at me like a skunk at a wedding. I need some Missouri around me real quick."
  • (Gary Sinise) "When the press quit crucifying me, I'll know I've been in this business too long."
  • (Gary Sinise) "Say hello to the boss."
  • (Gary Sinise) "And the boss's boss."
  • (Gary Sinise) "I don't know if any of you have had a bale of hay fall on you. Well, I feel like the sun, the stars and all the planets just fell on me. Don't expect too much of me."
  • (Gary Sinise) "What the hell kind of word is "deniability"?"
  • (Gary Sinise) "I'm just the man holding this office. If I dirty it, the dirt doesn't leave with me when I go, it stays here to rub off on whoever comes after me from now on."

Pat Hingle, as Boss Tom Prendergast

  • (Pat Hingle,) "I've got a job for you."
  • (Gary Sinise) "Well, that's mighty nice of you. What's the job, dog-catcher?"
  • (Pat Hingle,) "How would you like to run for Congress?"
  • (Gary Sinise) "Well, Jesus Christ and General Jackson. The answer's yes."

Amelia Campbell as Margaret Truman

  • (Amelia Campbell) "Oh my God, it's a Republican."

Diana Scarwid as Bess Truman

  • (Diana Scarwid) "It's gonna take a lot of Bon Ami to make this place livable."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "After all this time; our first, Harry. Our own house."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "I think like Harry; if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."

Marian Seldes as Eleanor Roosevelt

Željko Ivanek as Eddie Jacobsen

  • (Željko Ivanek) "God put you in your mother's womb, for this moment."

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