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A Dry White Season Quotes

A Dry White Season is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . A Dry White Season stopped airing in 1970.

It features Paula Weinstein as producer, Dave Grusin in charge of musical score, and Pierre-William Glenn as head of cinematography.

A Dry White Season is recorded in English and originally aired in United States, France. Each episode of A Dry White Season is 107 minutes long. A Dry White Season is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists.

The cast includes: Marlon Brando as Ian McKenzie, Rowen Elmes as Jonathan, Susan Sarandon as Melanie Bruwer, Winston Ntshona as Gordon Ngubene, Donald Sutherland as Ben du Toit, Zakes Mokae as Stanley Makhaya, Susannah Harker as Suzette du Toit, Janet Suzman as Susan du Toit, and Rowen Elmes as Johan du Toit.

A Dry White Season Quotes

Rowen Elmes as Johan du Toit

  • (Rowen Elmes) "They don't want us to be really educated. If we learn in Afrikaans, we have no future."
  • (Rowen Elmes) "I don't want you to give up, papa."

Marlon Brando as Ian McKenzie

  • (Marlon Brando) "Oh I'm terribly sorry, would you like a cup of tea?"
  • (Donald Sutherland) "No, no thank you. No, I'm here on a matter of justice."
  • (Marlon Brando) "Oh, justice. Well I'm afraid that's a trifle more complex to serve you up than a cup of tea."
  • (Marlon Brando) "Justice and law, Mr. Du Toit, are often just -- well they're, I suppose they can be described as distant cousins. And here in South Africa, well, they're simply not on speaking terms at all."
  • (Marlon Brando) "I will take your case if only to make it abundantly clear how justice in South Africa is misapplied when it comes to the question of race."

Susannah Harker as Suzette du Toit

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Winston Ntshona as Gordon Ngubene

  • (Winston Ntshona) "They've arrested Jonathan."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "Again? What for?"
  • (Winston Ntshona) "There is big trouble in the townships. They're killing our children. I saw the bodies, Mr. Ben. Many have been detained. I went to the hospital. To the mortuary. Everywhere. The police deny they have Jonathan."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "Why didn't you tell me?"
  • (Winston Ntshona) "I am telling you."

Donald Sutherland as Ben du Toit

  • (Donald Sutherland) "Give it up? Because there is nothing to be done? That's what I said to his son when his son was caned. And now his son is dead."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "Did you ever actually see Gordon Ngubene?"
  • (Dr. Herzog) "If I said I didn't, would it matter?"
  • (Donald Sutherland) "If someone told you your child had died and wouldn't tell you how he died or where the body was buried, wouldn't you be upset?"
  • (Donald Sutherland) "Jesus, Susan, this is not just about Gordon. This is about all of us."
  • (Janet Suzman) "No. It's about all of them. And I will be damned if I let them destroy my family. I don't want Gordon's ghost in my house. I don't want the one with the dark glasses, any of these kaffirs here ever again. I just want to go back to the way it was."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "If you had come with me -- if you had seen what was happening in that court, you would know that we can never go back to the way it was."
  • (Janet Suzman) "I was in the court."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "What?"
  • (Janet Suzman) "Listen to me, Ben. I heard what the police did, and I'm not saying it was right. But you think the blacks wouldn't do the same thing to us, and worse, if they had half the chance? Do you think they'll let us go on living our nice, quiet, peaceful lives if they win? They'll swallow us up. It's our country, Ben, we made every inch of it. Look at the rest of Africa, it's a mess -- It's like in war. You have to choose sides. You are not one of them and they don't want you to be."

Susan Sarandon as Melanie Bruwer

  • (Susan Sarandon) "When the system's threatened, they'll do anything to defend it."
  • (Susan Sarandon) "You'd better put your rage into perspective, Benjamin Du Toit. This is a long distance race, you'll need to pace yourself."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "I suppose cynicism goes with the job."
  • (Susan Sarandon) "It's not cynicism, it's realism."
  • (Donald Sutherland) "It has nothing to do with my reality."
  • (Susan Sarandon) "It has everything to do with your reality. Just because you haven't seen it before doesn't mean hasn't always existed."

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