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In the Line of Fire Quotes

In the Line of Fire is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 . In the Line of Fire ended its run in 1970.

It features Jeff Apple as producer, Ennio Morricone in charge of musical score, and John Bailey (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

In the Line of Fire is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of In the Line of Fire is 128 minutes long. In the Line of Fire is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Clint Eastwood as Frank Horrigan, John Malkovich as Mitch Leary, Rene Russo as Lilly Raines, Dylan McDermott as Al D'Andrea, John Mahoney as Sam Campagna, Fred Thompson as Harry Sargent, Joshua Malina as Agent Chavez, Tobin Bell as Mendoza, and Gary Cole as Bill Watts.

In the Line of Fire Quotes

John Malkovich as Mitch Leary

  • (John Malkovich) "Frank, you of all people, I want you to understand because we both USED to think this country was a very special place --"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "You don't know what I used to think."
  • (John Malkovich) "Oh, but you know about me? Do you have any idea what I've done for God and country? Some pretty f***ING HORRIBLE things. I don't even remember who I was before they sunk their claws into me."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "They made you into a real monster, right?"
  • (John Malkovich) "That's right and now they want to destroy me because we can't have monsters roaming the quiet countryside, now can we?"
  • (Hunter) "Was that you shooting?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Yes."
  • (Hunter) "What the hell kind of gun is that?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Something I made."
  • (Hunter) "No kidding? You made it? Guess it beats paying for it, huh? Can I see it?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Yeah."
  • (Hunter) "s***, it's light. What's it made of?"
  • (John Malkovich) "It's composite, like plastic."
  • (Hunter) "Pretty neat. You, uh, you mind if I give her a little dance?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Not at all."
  • (Hunter) "That is great. That is really great. You, uh, wouldn't be interested in selling her, would ya?"
  • (John Malkovich) "No, I need it."
  • (Hunter) "For what?"
  • (John Malkovich) "To assassinate the president."
  • (Hunter) "What would you wanna do that for, mister?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Why did you kill that bird, asshole?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Do you know how easily I could kill you, Frank? Do you know how many times I watched you go in and out of that apartment? You are still alive because I have allowed you to live so you show me some god**** RESPECT."
  • (John Malkovich) "There's no cause left worth fighting for, Frank. All we have is the game. I'm on offense, you're on defense."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, when do we start playing the game?"
  • (John Malkovich) "The clock's ticking, Frank."
  • (John Malkovich) "Trying to trace me, Frank?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Heh, now why didn't I think of that?"
  • (John Malkovich) "You did, or you're not the adversary I'd hoped for."
  • (John Malkovich) "Watching the President, I; I couldn't help wondering why a man like you would risk his life to save a man like that. You have such a strange job; I can't decide if it's heroic or absurd."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Now, why would a man like you want to risk his life to kill a man like that?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Don't you have a psychological profile on me yet?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I don't put a lot of stock in them."
  • (John Malkovich) "Nor do I. A man's actions don't equal the sum of his psychological parts. Doesn't work that way."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Just how does it work?"
  • (John Malkovich) "It doesn't work, Frank. God doesn't punish the wicked and reward the righteous. Everyone dies. Some die because they deserve to; others die simply because they come from Minneapolis. It's random and it's meaningless."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, if none of this means anything -- why kill the President?"
  • (John Malkovich) "To punctuate the dreariness."
  • (John Malkovich) "The world can be a cruel place to an honest man, Frank."
  • (John Malkovich) "I was worried about you with the motorcade today. You looked like you were going to faint. You really should get into shape for that type of job."
  • (John Malkovich) "I told you to get into shape."
  • (John Malkovich) "The irony is so thick you could choke on it."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "There's no f***in' irony, Mitch."
  • (John Malkovich) "Think, Frank. Think. The same government that trained me to kill trained you to protect. Yet now you want to kill me while up on that roof I protected you. They're gonna write books about us, Frank."
  • (John Malkovich) "Take my hand, Frank. Take it. If you don't, you'll die."
  • (John Malkovich) "You're gonna shoot me, Frank, after I saved your life? The only way to save the president is to shoot me. Are you willing to trade your life for his, or is life too precious?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Hello, Frank. By the time you hear this, it'll be over. The President is most likely dead, and so am I. I wonder, Frank, did you kill me? Who won our game? Not that it really matters, for among friends like you and me, it's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game, and now the game is done and it's time to get on with your life. But I worry, Frank, that you have no life to get on with. You're a good man, and good men like you and me are destined to walk a lonely road. Goodbye, and good luck."
  • (John Malkovich) "What's kept you in the game all these years?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Why don't we get together and have a drink? We could talk about that."
  • (John Malkovich) "Oh, I'd love to, but I think the less you know about me the better."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Oh, why?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Because I'm planning to kill the President."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Oh, now you shouldn't have gone and said that. It's a federal offense to threaten the President. You could go to jail, even if you don't mean it."
  • (John Malkovich) "I mean it all right. John F. Kennedy said all someone needs is a willingness to trade his life for the President's, right?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "That's right."
  • (John Malkovich) "I'm willing."
  • (John Malkovich) "You shouldn't have been from Minneapolis."

Clint Eastwood as Frank Horrigan

  • (Clint Eastwood) "I've never worked with a female agent before. How many are there?"
  • (Rene Russo) "About 125."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Mm. Pure window dressing."
  • (Rene Russo) "Excuse me?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Window dressing. About 125 out of a little over 2,000. They have you all around so that the President can look good to his feminist voters."
  • (Rene Russo) "Do you make an effort to be obnoxious, or is it a gift?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "It's a gift. Let's face it, half the things we do are window dressing. Take running alongside that limousine: it'd take an anti-tank missile to put a dent in that damn thing. There we are, out for show, trying to make the President look more presidential."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I'll bet you that brown pigeon down there flies off before the white one."
  • (Rene Russo) "How do you know?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I know things about pigeons, Lilly."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "You're looking at a living legend, Lilly. The only active agent who ever lost a president."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I want you to give yourself up."
  • (John Malkovich) "So I can live a long and fruitful life?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Oh, we can work something out."
  • (John Malkovich) "Jesus, Frank, don't f***ing lie to me. I have a rendezvous with death, and so does the President, and so do you, Frank, if you get too close to me."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "You have a rendezvous with my ass, motherf***er."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "So you had an affair with an agent, and it came out badly."
  • (Rene Russo) "He wasn't an agent."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "But he left you because you wouldn't quit your job. You were broken-hearted."
  • (Rene Russo) "I left him, Frank, because I wouldn't quit my job for him. And it did break my heart."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "You vowed never again to ever let a man come between you and your career."
  • (Rene Russo) "No --"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Except -- now you're in love with me, and it screws your little head up."
  • (Rene Russo) "Frank, blow your nose. Here."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Sorry. What were to happen if I, uh, gave up my job for you?"
  • (Rene Russo) "Why would you do that?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, maybe I vowed to never again let my career come between me and a woman."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Okay, who's the joker?"
  • (Rene Russo) "It may not have been a joke, you were looking kind of peaked out there."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, when I find out who it was, I'm gonna pay him back in spades."
  • (Rene Russo) "What makes you think it was a him ?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Take my hand. If you don't, you'll die."
  • (John Malkovich) "Do you want to save me, Frank?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "To be frank and honest with you, no. But it's my job."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "What do you know about the guy?"
  • (Walter Wickland) "Well, d'you see this wheelchair? Mitch bought it for me. Cost over $1,000. See this?"
  • (Dylan McDermott) "Whoa, whoa, take it easy now --"
  • (Walter Wickland) "This is in case he ever comes back."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "What to do you see when you're in the dark, and the demons come?"
  • (John Malkovich) "I see you, Frank. I see you standing over the grave of another dead president."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "That's not going to happen. I'm onto you."
  • (John Malkovich) "f*** you Frank. I am willing to trade my life for his. I am smart, and I am willing, and that is all it takes. That president is coming home from California in a f***ing box."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Where in California?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Uh, the address? Come on, Frank. I'll keep you in the game, but I'm not going to throw it for you."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "McCrawley?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Why not call me Booth?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Why not Oswald?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Because Booth had flair, panache; a leap to the stage after he shot Lincoln."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "If she looks back, it means she's interested. Come on, give me a look back now. Just give me that smug expression and be on your way."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, Abe? Damn -- wish I could have been there for you, pal."
  • (Reporter at Dulles Intl. Airport) "Why are you retiring from the Secret Service?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, because I hate desk work and I'm too old to go running along the limousines, and thanks to you people plastering my picture up everywhere I'm no good for undercover work."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Well, the secretaries get prettier and prettier."
  • (Rene Russo) "And the field agents get older and older."
  • (John Mahoney) "Lilly's an agent, Frank."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I knew that. I just wanted to see if she had a sense of humor."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "GUN."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Okay, now what?"
  • (John Malkovich) "Do you believe in the nobility of suicide?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "No. But if you wanna blow your god**** head off, go ahead. Be my guest."
  • (John Malkovich) "Nicely put, Frank, but I don't want to leave this miserable world alone."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "If she looks back, that means she's interested. Come on now give me a little look, a little glance back. Give me a small look and be on your way."

Dylan McDermott as Al D'Andrea

  • (Dylan McDermott) "Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, Frank, thank God. Thank God. I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm dead. I'm dead."
  • (Dylan McDermott) "Leary, don't f***ING move."
  • (Dylan McDermott) "You okay?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "No, I'm not okay. I'm sick, I'm tired, and I'm armed too, so be careful."
  • (Dylan McDermott) "You're also maybe a genius."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Huh; not to be recognized in this lifetime."
  • (Dylan McDermott) "I don't know, maybe I'm -- maybe I'm just wrong for the job."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "You're a good man, Al. You'll make a good agent."
  • (Dylan McDermott) "How do you know? This is the longest conversation we've ever had."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I know things about people."

Rene Russo as Lilly Raines

  • (Rene Russo) "The President was humiliated."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "He's alive, isn't he?"
  • (Rene Russo) "Yeah, well, we're here to safeguard his dignity as well."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I'm not paid for that."
  • (Rene Russo) "What about the time Kennedy's girlfriend was caught in the White House and you said she was with you?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Don't you go believing every rumor someone tells you."
  • (Rene Russo) "Frank, Wilder told me the whole story. About how you were suspended a month without pay. I'd say that was safeguarding his dignity."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "That was different. He was different."
  • (Rene Russo) "Maybe you were different."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I was different. The whole damn country was different. Everything would be different right now too if I'd been half as a paranoid as I am today. f***."
  • (Rene Russo) "What makes you think he'll call again?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Oh, he'll call again. He's got, uh, "panache.""
  • (Rene Russo) "Panache?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Yeah, it means flamboyance."
  • (Rene Russo) "Mm, I know what it means."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Really? I had to look it up."
  • (Rene Russo) "What are you looking at?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I was just wondering where you hide your firearm. Don't tell me, let me guess."
  • (Rene Russo) "Well, time flies when you're being annoyed."

John Mahoney as Sam Campagna

  • (John Mahoney) "Frank, the President sent his limo for you."
  • (Rene Russo) "Well, that's the least he could do."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Good. I love public transportation."

Fred Thompson as Harry Sargent

  • (Fred Thompson) "This a just a big joke to you, Horrigan?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "No, you're a joke to me, Harry. You have no idea what we do around here."
  • (Gary Cole) "That's enough, Horrigan."
  • (Fred Thompson) "By God, if you call me Harry once more, you'll be busting counterfeiters in Alaska."

Tobin Bell as Mendoza

  • (Tobin Bell) "What do you think I ought to do here, Frank?"
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Make sure the body doesn't wash up on shore."
  • (Tobin Bell) "I want you to pop him for me, ok? See I think maybe you're with him."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "Look, you came to me remember?"
  • (Tobin Bell) "So pop him, show me I'm an asshole."
  • (Clint Eastwood) "I'm just a business man."
  • (Tobin Bell) "So pop him. And let's do some business."

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