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All the President's Men (film) Quotes

All the President's Men (film) is a television show that debuted in 1970 . All the President's Men stopped airing in 1970.

It features Walter Coblenz as producer, David Shire in charge of musical score, and Gordon Willis as head of cinematography.

All the President's Men (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of All the President's Men (film) is 138 minutes long. All the President's Men (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee, Martin Balsam as Howard Simons, Robert Redford as Bob Woodward, Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein, Hal Holbrook as Deep Throat, Jack Warden as Harry Rosenfeld, John Randolph as John Mitchell, Penny Fuller as Sally Aiken, Henry Calvert as Barker, Richard Herd as McCord, Nicolas Coster as Markham, David Arkin as Bachinski, Ned Beatty as Dardis, and Robert Walden as Donald H. Segretti.

All the President's Men (film) Quotes

Robert Redford as Bob Woodward

  • (Robert Redford) "Excuse me, what is your name? I'm Bob Woodward, of the Washington Post."
  • (Nicolas Coster) "Markham."
  • (Robert Redford) "Markham. Mr. Markham, are you here in connection with the Watergate burglary?"
  • (Nicolas Coster) "I'm not here."
  • (Robert Redford) "Well, who is Charles Colson?"
  • (Jack Warden) "The most powerful man in the United States is President Nixon. You've heard of him? Charles Colson is special counsel to the President. There's a cartoon on his wall. The caption reads, "When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.""
  • (Robert Redford) "Is there any place you don't smoke?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Segretti crisscrossed the country, at least a dozen times. And always stayed in cities where there were Democratic primaries."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "So if the break-in was just one incident in a campaign of sabotage that began a whole year before Watergate --"
  • (Robert Redford) "Then for the first time the break-in makes sense."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "This isn't so crazy. This whole thing didn't start with the bugging of the headquarters."
  • (Robert Redford) "Segretti was doing this a year before the bugging."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "And a year before, Nixon wasn't slaughtering Muskie, he was running behind Muskie, before Muskie self-destructed."
  • (Robert Redford) "If he self-destructed."
  • (Robert Redford) "How do you think your check got into the bank account of a Watergate burglar?"
  • (Unnamed) "I'm, uh, a proper citizen. What I do is proper."
  • (Robert Redford) "Well, I; I understand."
  • (Unnamed) "I've just been through a terrible ordeal. My neighbor's wife has been kidnapped."
  • (Robert Redford) "Gordon Liddy was fired by Mitchell because he wouldn't talk to the F.B.I."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You'll hear more."
  • (Robert Redford) "Will he talk?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "I was at a party once, and, uh, Liddy put his hand over a candle, and he kept it there. He kept it right in the flame until his flesh was burned. Somebody said, "What's the trick?" And Liddy said, "The trick is not minding.""
  • (Robert Redford) "Who told them not to investigate the break-in?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "Don't you understand what you're on to?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Mitchell knew?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "Of course Mitchell knew. You think something this size just happens?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Halderman had to know too."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You'll hear nothing from me about Haldeman."
  • (Robert Redford) "Segretti told me and Bernstein that --"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "Don't concentrate on Segretti. You'll miss the overall."
  • (Robert Redford) "The letter that destroyed the Muskie candidates -- did that come from inside the White House?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You're missing the overall."
  • (Robert Redford) "What overall?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "The people behind all of this were frightened of Muskie and that's what got him destroyed. They wanted to run against McGovern. Look who they're running against. They bugged offices, they followed people, planted false press leaks, passed fake letters -- they canceled Democratic campaign rallies, they investigated Democratic private lives, they planted spies, they stole documents -- and now don't tell me that all of this was the work of one Donald Segretti."
  • (Robert Redford) "Do your associates in the FBI and the Justice Department know about this?"

Martin Balsam as Howard Simons

  • (Martin Balsam) "Did you call the White House press office?"
  • (Robert Redford) "I went over there; I talked to them. They said Hunt hadn't worked there for three months. Then a PR guy said this weird thing to me. He said, "I am convinced that neither Mr. Colson nor anyone else at the White House had any knowledge of, or participation in, this deplorable incident at the Democratic National Committee.""
  • (Martin Balsam) "Isn't that what you expect them to say?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Absolutely."
  • (Martin Balsam) "So?"
  • (Robert Redford) "I never asked about Watergate. I simply asked what were Hunt's duties at the White House. They volunteered he was innocent when nobody asked if he was guilty."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Be careful how you write it."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Then can we use their names?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No."
  • (Jason Robards) "Goddammit, when is somebody going to go on the record in this story? You guys are about to write a story that says the former Attorney General, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in this country, is a crook. Just be sure you're right."

Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee

  • (Jason Robards) "Woodstein --."
  • (Scott, Foreign Editor) "It's a dangerous story for this paper."
  • (Jason Robards) "How dangerous?"
  • (Scott, Foreign Editor) "Well, it's not that we're using nameless sources that bothers me. Or that everything we print, the White House denies. Or that no other papers are reprinting our stuff."
  • (Martin Balsam) "What then?"
  • (Scott, Foreign Editor) "Look, there are two thousand reporters in this town, are there five on Watergate? When did the Washington Post suddenly get the monopoly on wisdom? Why would the Republicans do it? McGovern's self-destructed just like Humphrey, Muskie, the bunch of them. I don't believe this story. It doesn't make sense."
  • (Jason Robards) "Where's the god**** story?"
  • (Robert Redford) "The money's the key to whatever this is."
  • (Jason Robards) "Says who?"
  • (Martin Balsam) "Deep Throat."
  • (Jason Robards) "Who?"
  • (Martin Balsam) "Oh, that's Woodward's garage freak; his source in the executive department."
  • (Jason Robards) "Garage Freak? Jesus, what kind of a crazy f***ing story is this? Who did you say?"
  • (Martin Balsam) "He's on deep background, I call him deep -- throat."
  • (Jason Robards) "Now hold it, hold it. We're about to accuse Haldeman, who only happens to be the second most important man in this country, of conducting a criminal conspiracy from inside the White House. It would be nice if we were right."
  • (Jason Robards) "All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don't say the story isn't accurate."
  • (Jason Robards) "Look, McGovern's dropped to nothing, Nixon's guaranteed the renomination, the Post is stuck with a story no one else wants, it'll sink the god**** paper. Everyone says, "Get off it, Ben", and I come on very sage and I say, uh, "Well, you'll see, you wait till this bottoms out." But the truth is, I can't figure out WHAT we've got."
  • (Jason Robards) "Bernstein, are you sure on this story?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Absolutely."
  • (Jason Robards) "Woodward?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I'm sure."
  • (Jason Robards) "I'm not. It still seems thin."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Get another source."
  • (Unnamed) "Please, listen, now, if you're going to refer to that alleged conversation with Sally Aiken, you can't print that it took place in her apartment. I have a wife and a family and a dog and a cat."
  • (Jason Robards) "A wife and a family and a dog and a cat. Right, Ken, right, yeah. Uh, Ken, I don't want to print that you were in Sally's apartment --"
  • (Unnamed) "Thank God."
  • (Jason Robards) "I just want to know what you said, in Sally's apartment."

Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein

  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Bob, listen, I think I've got something, I don't know what it is. But somewhere in this world there is a Kenneth H. Dahlberg, and we gotta get to him before the New York Times does, because I think they've got the same information."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Woodward, What did you find out? What did he say?"
  • (Robert Redford) "What time is it?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You fell asleep?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Oh God dammit."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I think it's Magruder."
  • (Robert Redford) "I think it's Magruder too."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Why do you think it's Magruder?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Because he was second in command under Mitchell. Why do you think it's Magruder?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I think it's Magruder because at one time he was the temporary head of the Committee to Re-Elect before Mitchell."
  • (Robert Redford) "I don't want a cookie."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "All these checks from Mexico?"
  • (Ned Beatty) "See?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "How come? Did the money originate there?"
  • (Ned Beatty) "Well, I doubt it started off as pesos."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Boy, that woman was paranoid. At one point I; I suddenly wondered how high up this thing goes, and her paranoia finally got to me, and I thought what we had was so hot that any minute CBS or NBC were going to come in through the windows and take the story away."
  • (Robert Redford) "You're both paranoid. She's afraid of John Mitchell, and you're afraid of Walter Cronkite."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "All these neat, little houses and all these nice, little streets -- It's hard to believe that something's wrong with some of those little houses."
  • (Robert Redford) "No, it isn't."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "What was that term you used when you screwed up something?"
  • (Robert Walden) "We're rat-f***in'."

Penny Fuller as Sally Aiken

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Henry Calvert as Barker

  • (Judge) "Your names, please, and state your professions."
  • (Henry Calvert) "Bernard Barker, anti-communist."
  • (Judge) "Anti-communist? That, sir, is not your average profession."
  • (Richard Herd) "James McCord, security consultant."
  • (Judge) "With?"
  • (Richard Herd) "Government, uh, recently, uh, retired."
  • (Judge) "Where in the government?"
  • (Richard Herd) "Central Intelligence Agency."

David Arkin as Bachinski

  • (David Arkin) "There's a strange entry in two of the burglars' address books."
  • (Robert Redford) "Yeh?"
  • (David Arkin) "One says "H.H. at W.H."; the other says "Howard Hunt, W. House"."

Jack Warden as Harry Rosenfeld

  • (Jack Warden) "Bernstein, why don't you finish one story before trying to get on another?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I finished it."
  • (Jack Warden) "The Virginia legislature story?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I finished it."
  • (Jack Warden) "All right, give it to me."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I'm just polishing it."
  • (Jack Warden) "Woodward. Bernstein. You're both on the story. Now don't f*** it up."

Hal Holbrook as Deep Throat

  • (Hal Holbrook) "You let Haldeman slip away."
  • (Robert Redford) "Yes."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You've done worse than let Haldeman slip away: you've got people feeling sorry for him. I didn't think that was possible. In a conspiracy like this, you build from the outer edges and go step by step. If you shoot too high and miss, everybody feels more secure. You've put the investigation back months."
  • (Robert Redford) "Yes, we know that. And if we're wrong, we're resigning. Were we wrong?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You'll have to figure that on your own."
  • (Robert Redford) "Look, I'm tired of your chickens*** games. I don't want hints. I need to know what you know."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "It was a Haldeman operation. The whole business was run by Haldeman, the money, everything. It won't be easy getting at him, he was insulated, you'll have to find out how. Mitchell started doing covert stuff before anyone else, the list is longer than anyone can imagine -- it involves the entire U.S. Intelligence Community. FBI -- CIA -- Justice -- it's incredible. Cover-up had little to do with Watergate, it was mainly to protect the covert operations. It leads everywhere. Get out your notebook, there's more. Your lives are in danger."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "What's the topic for tonight?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Ratf***ing."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "In my day it was called the double-cross. In simple context, it means infiltration of the Democrats."
  • (Robert Redford) "Segretti wouldn't cooperate, but if he would we know he would implicate Chapin."
  • (Hal Holbrook) "And that will put you inside the White House."
  • (Robert Redford) "Be specific. How high up?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "You'll have to find that out for yourself. I'm taking great risk meeting you here. I don't like newspapers. I don't care for any inexactitudes or shallowness."
  • (Robert Redford) "CREEP's slush fund -- we've just about got that down nailed town with the rat-f***ing, I don't know how --"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "Did you remember to change cabs before coming here?"
  • (Robert Redford) "Yeah. Does the FBI know what we know? Does the Justice Department? Why haven't they done anything?"
  • (Hal Holbrook) "If it didn't deal directly with the Watergate break-in, they didn't pursue."

John Randolph as John Mitchell

  • (John Randolph) "You tell your publisher, tell Katie Graham she's gonna get her tit caught in a big wringer if that's published."
  • (Jason Robards) "He really said that about Mrs. Graham?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Well, I'd cut the words "her tit" and print it."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Why?"
  • (Jason Robards) "This is a family newspaper."

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