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Nell (film) Quotes

Nell (film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Nell completed its run in 1970.

It features Jodie Foster as producer, Mark Isham in charge of musical score, and Dante Spinotti as head of cinematography.

Nell (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Nell (film) is 113 minutes long. Nell (film) is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Richard Libertini as Dr. Paley, Jodie Foster as Nell, Natasha Richardson as Paula, Liam Neeson as Jerry, Robin Mullins as Mary, and Nick Searcy as Sheriff Todd Peterson.

Nell (film) Quotes

Liam Neeson as Jerry

  • (Liam Neeson) "I like it here. It's a quiet place. You've got the right idea, Nell. You live with people, you get problems. First they screw you up, then they leave you, right?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "I've got someone to cover for me. Everybody's replaceable."
  • (Liam Neeson) "'Missa'; little. 'Erna'; big."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "Tata?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "'Tata'. Potalto. Just kidding. Frightened. 'Tata'; frightened. 'T'ee'; tree."
  • (Liam Neeson) "You have big things. You know big things. But you don't look into each other's eyes. And you're hungry for quietness."
  • (Unnamed) "Do you reckon he ought to be in the hospital?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "No, Ma'am. My advice is: don't go near those places, unless they pay you a heap of money. Your father is 87 years old, Janet. Just be there for him."
  • (Unnamed) "Don't worry. I a-gonna go nowhere."
  • (Liam Neeson) "What kind of deal is this? The first who finds her is supposed to look after her?"
  • (Nick Searcy) "That means you, Jerry."
  • (Nick Searcy) "Oh sure. Just what I need."
  • (Nick Searcy) "'The Lord led you here.' There you have it."
  • (Liam Neeson) "You led me here."
  • (Nick Searcy) "You want the Lord to take care of her now?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "The last time I saw the Lord was in church of my wedding and look how that turned out."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Is this for real? No electricity, no phone, no running water."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Wow."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Let's take this one step at a time. Stay here. I'm gonna go back inside."
  • (Nick Searcy) "Jerry, I can't let you go back in there. We don't even know what that thing is."
  • (Liam Neeson) "It's a human being and she's frightened."
  • (Nick Searcy) "Well, what are you gonna do?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "Talk to her -- if I can."

Natasha Richardson as Paula

  • (Natasha Richardson) "Turn that thing off. What the hell do you think you're doin'? She's never heard music before."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Hey. Sometimes people just do things. It's called impulse. Try it some time."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "It's called doin' what you want when you want to, and not giving a s*** about anybody else. I grew out of it by the age of six."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "What happened to her?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "Nothing and everything. It hits her once in a while."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "Is there any obvious cause?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "You want a list? Life's tough. But she's luckier than some. Got a good husband there."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "What is it with you and Nell?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "It's like -- there's no one else in the world. Like she doesn't need anybody. Can you live your whole life that way, or does it drive you crazy in the end?"
  • (Natasha Richardson) "Hey."
  • (Liam Neeson) "You sure can make it, roughin' it like this? I don't see an air conditioning unit. You ok about breathing raw air?"
  • (Liam Neeson) "Oh."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "To think I was going to be the one to change her life."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Me too."
  • (Robin Mullins) "Don't you know? You were the first."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "The first what?"
  • (Robin Mullins) "To need her."
  • (Natasha Richardson) "It's called doing whatever the hell you want whenever the hell you want to, and I grew out of it 'round about the age of six."

Richard Libertini as Dr. Paley

  • (Richard Libertini) "Let me give you a little peek into the future, Paula. One day soon some hiker or fisherman is gonna walk out of those wookds with a story about a wild woman. And that'll bring the news reporters and the reports will bring the crowds, who will bring the talk-show hosts. Nell will find she's hired a lawyer, an agent, a manager, and three bodyguards. You think she can handle that?"
  • (Richard Libertini) "Even caring has an ulterior motive."

Jodie Foster as Nell

  • (Jodie Foster) "Chicka, chicka, chickabee. / T'ee an me an t'ee an me. / Ressa, ressa, ressa me, / Chicka, chicka, chickabee."

Nick Searcy as Sheriff Todd Peterson

  • (Nick Searcy) "I guess she's what you'd call a hermit. She talked kinda funny, too. She was kinda like: 'Durr murr muh -- '."
  • (Liam Neeson) "Only one side of her face was working. You try talking out of one side of your face."

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