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Evita (1996 film) Quotes

Evita (1996 film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Evita ended its run in 1970.

It features Robert Stigwood, Alan Parker, and Andrew G. Vajna as producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber in charge of musical score, and Darius Khondji as head of cinematography.

Evita (1996 film) is recorded in English, and Spanish and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Evita (1996 film) is 134 minutes long. Evita (1996 film) is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The cast includes: Madonna as Eva Perón, Antonio Banderas as Ché, Jonathan Pryce as Juan Perón, Julia Worsley as Army, Jimmy Nail as Agustin Magaldi, and Gary Brooker as Juan Bramuglia.

Evita (1996 film) Quotes

Madonna as Eva Perón

  • (Madonna) "Why are you at my side? How can I be any use to you now? Give me a chance and I'll let you see how nothing has changed."
  • (Madonna) "Don't cry for me, Argentina."
  • (Madonna) "But you really should know, I'd be good for you -- I'd be surprisingly good for you."
  • (Madonna) "I am only a radio star with just one weekly show / but speaking as one of the people, I want you to know / we are tired of / the decline of / Argentina with no sign of / a government able to give us the things we deserve."
  • (Madonna) "I'm their savior, that's what they call me, so Lauren Bacall me."
  • (Madonna) "I want to tell the people of Argentina; I've decided I should decline all the honors and titles you've pressed me to take. For I'm contented; let me simply go on as the woman who brings her people to the heart of Perón. Don't cry for me, Argentina. The truth is I shall not leave you. Though it may get harder for you to see me, I'm Argentina, and always will be."
  • (Madonna) "Don't cry for me, Argentina. For I am ordinary, unimportant, and undeserving of such attention unless we all are; I think we all are. So share my glory, so share my coffin -- so share my glory, so share my coffin --"
  • (Antonio Banderas) "It's our funeral too."
  • (Unnamed) "Eyes. Hair. Mouth. Figure. Dress. Voice. Style. Movement. Hands. Magic. Rings. Glamour. Face. Diamonds. Excitement. Image."
  • (Madonna) "I came from the people. They need to adore me, so Christian Dior me from my head to my toes. I need to be dazzling; I want to be rainbow high. They must have excitement; and so must I."
  • (Madonna) "What is the good of the strongest heart in a body that's falling apart? A serious flaw."
  • (Madonna) "Sometimes it's very difficult to keep momentum when it's you that you are following."
  • (Madonna) "Did you hear that? They called me a whore. They actually called me a whore."
  • (Prince Fuspoli) "But, Signora Perón, it's an easy mistake. I'm still called an admiral, though I gave up the sea long ago."
  • (Madonna) "Your act hasn't changed much."
  • (Jimmy Nail) "Neither has yours."
  • (Madonna) "The actress hasn't learned the lines you'd like to hear. She won't join your clubs. She won't dance in your halls. She won't help the hungry once a month at your tambolas. She'll simply take control -- as you disappear."
  • (Madonna) "It won't be easy, you'll think it's strange, when I try to explain how I feel, that I still need your love after all I have done --"
  • (Madonna) "The actress hasn't learned the lines you'd like to hear. She's sad for her country. Sad to be defeated -- by her own weak body."
  • (Madonna) "Tell me, before you get onto your high horse, just what do you expect me to do?"
  • (Madonna) "High flying adored, that's good to hear but unimportant. My story's quite usual, local girl makes good, weds famous man. I was slap in the right place at the perfect time. Filled a gap, I was lucky, but one thing I'll say for me, no-one else can fill it like I can."
  • (Madonna) "Put me down for a lifetime of success. Give me credit, I'll find ways of paying."
  • (Madonna) "Hello, and goodbye. I've just unemployed you. You can go back to school. You've had a good run; I'm sure he enjoyed you. Don't act sad or surprised. Let's be friends, civilized. Come on, little one. Don't sit there like a dummy. The day you knew would arrive is here. You'll survive. So move, funny face."
  • (Madonna) "I like your conversation. You've a catchy turn of phrase. You're obviously going through some adolescent phase."
  • (Perón's Mistress) "So what happens now? So what happens now? Where am I going to?"
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "You'll get by, you always have before."
  • (Perón's Mistress) "Where am I going to?"
  • (Madonna) "Don't ask any more."
  • (Madonna) "Call in three months time and I'll be fine, I know. Well, maybe not that fine, but I'll survive anyhow. I won't recall the names and places of each sad occasion, but that's no consolation here and now."
  • (Madonna) "What's new, Buenos Aires? I'm new. I wanna say I'm just a little stuck on you; you'll be on me too. I get out here Buenos Aires. Stand back; you ought to know what you're gonna get in me: Just a little touch of star quality."
  • (Madonna) "Just listen to that. The voice of Argentina. We are adored. We are loved."

Antonio Banderas as Ché

  • (Antonio Banderas) "She filled a bull-ring; 45,000 seater; but if you're prettier than General Franco, that's not hard."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "And now she wants to be vice-president."
  • (Unnamed) "That was the over-the-top unacceptable suggestion. We didn't approve, but we couldn't prevent the games of the wife of the president. But to give her intentions encouragement; she's out of her depth and out of the question."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Who did you sleep -- dine with yesterday?"
  • (Antonio Banderas) "How she lived. How she shone. But how soon the lights were gone."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "You let down your people, Evita. You were supposed to have been immortal. That's all they wanted. Not much to ask for. But in the end you could not deliver."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Tell me, before I waltz out of your life, before turning my back on the past; forgive my impertinent behavior, but how long do you think this pantomime can last? Tell me, before I ride off in the sunset, there's one thing I never got clear: How can you claim you're our savior when those who oppose you are stepped on or cut up or simply disappear?"
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Forgive my intrusion, but fine as those sentiments sound -- little has changed for us peasants down here on the ground. I hate to sound childish, ungrateful, I don't like to moan. But do you know represent anyone's cause but your own?"
  • (Madonna) "Everything done will be justified by my foundation."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Now, I don't like to spoil a wonderful story -- but the news from Rome isn't quite as good; she hasn't gone down like we thought she would. Italy's unconvinced by Argentine glory. They equate Perón with Mussolini."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Can't think why."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "She had her moments. She had some style."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "We'd love you to stay, but you'd be in the way, so do up your trousers and go."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "High flying, adored. Did you believe in your wildest moments all this would be yours, that you'd become the lady of them all? Were there stars in your eyes when you crawled in at night; from the bars, from the sidewalks, from the gutter theatrical? Don't look down, it's a long, long way to fall."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "The greatest social climber since Cinderella."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Tell me before I seek worthier pastures and thereby restore self-esteem, how can you be so short-sighted to look never further than this week or next week to have no impossible dream?"
  • (Madonna) "Allow me to help you slink off to the sidelines and mark your adieu with three cheers. But first, tell me who'd be delighted if I said I'd take on the world's greatest problems; from war to pollution, no hope of solution, even if I lived for one hundred years?"
  • (Antonio Banderas) "One always picks the easy fight. One praises fools, one smothers light. One shifts from left to right. Politics; the art of the possible."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Okay, she couldn't act but she had the right friends, and we all know a career depends on knowing the right fella to be stellar."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Sing, you fools, but you got it wrong. Enjoy your prayers because you haven't got long. Your queen is dead. Your king is through. She's not coming back to you. Show business kept us all alive since 17 October 1945 but the star has gone, the glamour's worn thin. That's a pretty bad state for a state to be in. Instead of government we had a stage. Instead of ideas, a prima donna's rage. Instead of help, we were given a crowd. She didn't say much but she said it loud."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "Oh, what a circus, oh, what a show. Argentina has gone to town over the death of an actress called Eva Peron. We've all gone crazy, mourning all day and mourning all night, falling over ourselves to get all of the misery right. Oh, what an exit. That's how to go. When they're ringing your curtain down, demand to be buried like Eva Peron. It's quite a sunset, and good for the country in a roundabout way. We've made the front page of all the world's papers today."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "The choice was your's and no one else's/ You can cry for a body in despair/ Hang your head because she is no longer there/ To shine, or dazzle, or betray. How she lived, how she shone/ But how soon the lights were gone"
  • (Unnamed) "Eyes, hair, face, image All must be preserved Still life displayed forever No less than she deserved"

Julia Worsley as Army

  • (Julia Worsley) "Perón is a fool breaking every taboo, installing the girl in the army HQ. And she's an actress. The last straw. Her only good parts are between her thighs. She should stare at the ceiling, not reach for the skies, or she could be his last whore. The evidence suggests -- she has other interests. If it's her whose using him -- he's exceptionally dim. Bitch."

Gary Brooker as Juan Bramuglia

  • (Gary Brooker) "More bad news from Rome, she met with the Pope. She only got a rosary and a kindly word."
  • (Antonio Banderas) "I wouldn't say the holy father gave her the bird. But papal decorations, never a hope."

Jonathan Pryce as Juan Perón

  • (Jonathan Pryce) "Eva, you are dying."
  • (Madonna) "So what happens now? Where am I going to?"
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "Don't ask any more."
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "Dice are rolling; the knives are out. Would-be presidents are all around, I don't say they mean harm, but they'd each give an arm -- to see us six feet underground."
  • (Madonna) "It doesn't matter what those morons say. Our nations leaders are a feeble crew. There's only twenty of them anyway. What is twenty next to millions who are looking to you? All you have to do is sit and wait, keeping out of everybody's way. We'll -- you'll be handed power on a plate when the ones who matter have their say, and with chaos installed -- you can "reluctantly" agree to be called."
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "There again, we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead. For distance lends enchantment, and that is why -- all exiles are distinguished. More important; they're not dead. I could find job satisfaction in Paraguay."
  • (Madonna) "This is crazy defeatist talk. Why commit political suicide? There's no call for any action at all -- when you have unions on your side."
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "Your little body's slowly breaking down. You're losing speed, you're losing strength, not style. That goes on flourishing forever, but your eyes, your smile do not have the sparkle of your fantastic past. If you climb one more mountain, it could be your last."
  • (Unnamed) "Let's hear it for the Rainbow Tour. It's been an incredible success. We weren't quite sure; we had a few doubts --"
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "Will Evita win through? And the answer is --"
  • (Antonio Banderas) "A qualified yes."
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "I stand here as a servant of the people/ As we come together for a marvelous cause, you've shown by your presence, your deeds and applause/ What the people can do/ True power is yours, not the government's/ unless it represents the people."
  • (Jonathan Pryce) "But, on the other hand; she's all they have. She's a diamond in their dull gray lives; and that's the hardest kind of stone; it usually survives. And when you think about it, can you recall the last time they loved anyone at all? She's not a bauble you can brush aside. She's been out doing what we just talked about; example: Gave us back our businesses, got the English out. And when you think about it, well, why not do one or two of the things we promised to? But on the other hand, she's slowing down. She's lost a little of that magic drive. But I would not advise those critics present to derive any satisfaction from her fading star. She's the one whose kept us where we are."
  • (Unnamed) "She's the one -- who's kept you where you are."

Jimmy Nail as Agustin Magaldi

  • (Brother Juan) "Seems to me there's no point in resisting. She's made up her mind you've no choice. Why don't you be the man who discovered her, you'll never be remembered for your voice."
  • (Jimmy Nail) "The city can be paradise for those who have the cash, the class, and the connections for what you need to make a splash. The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash. If you were rich or middle class --"
  • (Madonna) "SCREW the middle classes. I will never accept them. My father's other family was middle class, and we were kept out of sight, hidden from view at his funeral."

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