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Being There Quotes

Being There is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . Being There completed its run in 1970.

It features Andrew Braunsberg as producer, Johnny Mandel in charge of musical score, and Caleb Deschanel as head of cinematography.

Being There is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Being There is 130 minutes long. Being There is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Ruth Attaway as Louise, Arthur Rosenberg as Morton Hull, David Clennon as Thomas Franklin, Richard McKenzie as Ron Steigler, and Richard Basehart as TV.

Being There Quotes

Arthur Rosenberg as Morton Hull

  • (Arthur Rosenberg) "Do you realize that more people will be watching you tonight, than all those who have seen theater plays in the last forty years?"
  • (Chance the Gardener) "Why?"

Ruth Attaway as Louise

  • (Ruth Attaway) "You need to find yourself a nice woman. But I think it should be an older woman, since you're not going to do a young one any good."
  • (Ruth Attaway) "It's for sure a white man's world in America. Look here: I raised that boy since he was the size of a piss-ant. And I'll say right now, he never learned to read and write. No, sir. Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th' ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now. Yes, sir, all you've gotta be is white in America, to get whatever you want. Gobbledy-gook."
  • (Chance the Gardener) "Good morning, Louise."
  • (Ruth Attaway) "He's dead, Chance. The old man's dead."
  • (Chance the Gardener) "I see."

David Clennon as Thomas Franklin

  • (David Clennon) "It's that gardener."
  • (Johanna, girl with Franklin) "Yes, Chauncey Gardiner."
  • (David Clennon) "No, he's a real gardener."
  • (Johanna, girl with Franklin) "He does talk like one. I think he's brilliant."

Richard Basehart as TV

  • (Richard Basehart) "Basketball Jones. Basketball Jones."

Richard McKenzie as Ron Steigler

  • (Richard McKenzie) "Mr. Gardner, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book for us, something about your um, political philosophy, what do you say?"
  • (Chance the Gardener) "I can't write."
  • (Richard McKenzie) "Heh, heh, of course not, who can nowadays? Listen, I have trouble writing a postcard to my children. Look uhh, we can give you a six figure advance, I'll provide you with the very best ghost-writer, proof-readers --"
  • (Chance the Gardener) "I can't read."
  • (Richard McKenzie) "Of course you can't. No one has the time. We, we glance at things, we watch television --"
  • (Chance the Gardener) "I like to watch TV."
  • (Richard McKenzie) "Oh, oh, oh sure you do. No one reads."

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