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The Good Shepherd (film) Quotes

The Good Shepherd (film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Good Shepherd ended in 1970.

It features Plain list, * James G. Robinson; Jane Rosenthal * Robert De Niro as producer, Plain list, * Bruce Fowler; Marcelo Zarvos in charge of musical score, and Robert Richardson (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Good Shepherd (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Good Shepherd (film) is 167 minutes long. The Good Shepherd (film) is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Joe Pesci as Joseph Palmi, Gabriel Macht as John Russell, Jr., William Hurt as Philip Allen, Robert De Niro as Bill Sullivan, Oleg Stefan as Ulysses, John Sessions as Valentin Mironov #2, John Turturro as Ray Brocco, Michael Gambon as Dr. Fredericks, Billy Crudup as Arch Cummings, Liya Kebede as Miriam, Alec Baldwin as Sam Murach, Timothy Hutton as Thomas Wilson, and John Sessions as Valentin Mironov #1.

The Good Shepherd (film) Quotes

Timothy Hutton as Thomas Wilson

  • (Richard Hayes) "Tell us Mr. Wilson: Brother to Brother something that you've never told anyone before. Your most guarded secret. Something you will need to trust us with."
  • (Edward Wilson) "It was the Fourth of July 1925. I was six."
  • (Edward Wilson) "I was playing tag with a friend of mine and I tried to get away from him, so I ran up the stairs into my parents' room. And I hid in the closet."
  • (Edward Wilson) "I looked at my Father's clothes and hanging there was his Admiral's jacket. And then I heard a sound. And I saw my father."
  • (Edward Wilson) "I must have made a noise because he turned and came into the closet and opened the door."
  • (Timothy Hutton) "Have you ever made up a story, Edward? Told your friends something that you knew wasn't true? And you know that if they found out, they wouldn't like you anymore? Why? Because you lied to them. You understand?"
  • (Edward Wilson) "And he asked me if I knew what trust was. And I said, "Trust is when you feel safe with someone, like with my friends. Like with you and Mother.""
  • (Edward Wilson) "And then he said, "Don't ever lie. Cause you lie to your friends they won't trust you. And you will have nothing. And you'll never be safe.""
  • (Edward Wilson) "He told me to go downstairs and watch the fireworks because they'd started. And then he shut the door."
  • (Edward Wilson) "The sound of the gunshot was very different from the sound of the fireworks and even at six years old I knew that was a big, big difference. And there was a lot of blood. And in his left hand he held a note that was sealed."
  • (Edward Wilson) "I don't know why, but I took the note and I put it in my pocket. I always said it was an accident. It wasn't an accident. My father killed himself."

Robert De Niro as Bill Sullivan

  • (Robert De Niro) "I have to tell you, I have some real problems with this whole thing, despite how much we need it. I'm concerned that too much power will end up in the hands of too few. It's always in somebody's best interest to promote enemies; real or imagined. I see this"
  • (Robert De Niro) "as America's eyes and ears. I don't want it to becomes it's heart and soul."
  • (Robert De Niro) "My feet, they're cutting off pieces of them. It's not dignified for a man to have to die from the feet up."
  • (Robert De Niro) "You understand that whatever we discuss here doesn't leave this room?"
  • (Edward Wilson) "Of course."
  • (Robert De Niro) "The President has asked me to look into creating a foreign intelligence agency."
  • (Robert De Niro) "I'm concerned that too much power will end up in the hands of too few. It's always in somebody's best interests to promote enemies, real or imagined. I see this as America's eyes and ears. I don't want it to become its heart and soul."
  • (Robert De Niro) "I'll be looking for patriotic, honorable, bright young men from the right backgrounds to manage the various departments. In other words, no Jews or Negroes, and very few Catholics, and that's only because I'm a Catholic."
  • (Robert De Niro) "I'm sorry for not standing, my f***ing feet are killing me."
  • (Robert De Niro) "Bill Sullivan: Gentlemen, you can all be very proud of what you started. Merry Christmas."
  • (Robert De Niro) "Did you know that Phillip is going to be on the Mayan Coffee Board of Directors? Remember what I said to you about friends."

Michael Gambon as Dr. Fredericks

  • (Michael Gambon) "Get out while you can. While you still believe. While you still have a soul."
  • (Edward Wilson) "And, yet, a certain word, a glance, a guise, will mirror, never show, reflecting not my gaze, but my uncertain question caught inside a shadow of our shifting eyes."
  • (Michael Gambon) "That really is quite elegant, Mr. Wilson. Good order, very precise, feeling of the unknown. Fine poetry is the music of mathematics, numbers, singing. You have to look behind the words to understand their meaning."

Joe Pesci as Joseph Palmi

  • (Edward Wilson) "I could take the government off your back if you could help us,"
  • (Joe Pesci) "You're the guys that scare me. You're the people that make big wars."
  • (Edward Wilson) "No, we make sure the wars are small ones, Mr. Palmi."

Gabriel Macht as John Russell, Jr.

  • (Edward Wilson) "This seems to me to be a problem for the British. Why are we involved?"
  • (Gabriel Macht) "The British are a particularly civilized people. They don't eat their own. They have somebody do it for them."

Oleg Stefan as Ulysses

  • (Oleg Stefan) "Friends can be enemies, and enemies friends."
  • (Oleg Stefan) "Hello, I believe you know me as Ulysses. Do you know what our code name is for you -- it's "Mother". Yes, they said you were the quiet type. But your silence speaks volumes, what is the saying? "Your silence is deafening," yes that is it. You will be a great advesary Mother, hopefully for many years."
  • (Edward Wilson) "If we continue down this road, there will be a third world war. I dont think either of us wants a real war."
  • (Oleg Stefan) "What would you do for a living then ?"
  • (Oleg Stefan) "When I was a soldier, my fingers were frost-bitten. Since then, when I get cold there is a pain."
  • (Edward Wilson) "Maybe you shouldn't live in Russia."

William Hurt as Philip Allen

  • (William Hurt) "They're from Switzerland. I had them sent with the pouch to Berlin."
  • (William Hurt) "They're a weakness of mine. When I was a child, my mother would always reward me with a chocolate."
  • (William Hurt) "It's a dreadful habit."
  • (Edward Wilson) "Chocolates or seeking approval?"
  • (William Hurt) "Both."
  • (William Hurt) "You are going to have to learn, and as quickly and thoroughly as possible, the English system of intelligence, the black arts, particularly counterintelligence; the uses of information, disinformation, and how their use is ultimately -- power. They have agreed to open up their operations to us; they can't win the war without us; but they don't really want us here -- Intelligence is their mother's milk, and they don't like sharing the royal tit with people that don't have titles."
  • (William Hurt) "They're a weakness of mine. When I was a child, my mother would always reward me with a chocolate. It's a dreadful habit."
  • (Edward Wilson) "The chocolates or seeking approval."
  • (William Hurt) "They've agreed to open up their operations to us. They can't win the war without us, but they don't really want us here. Intelligence is their mother's milk, and they don't like sharing the royal tit with people that don't have titles."
  • (William Hurt) "May I come in?"
  • (William Hurt) "You know I've never been in your office."
  • (Edward Wilson) "How was the fishing?"
  • (William Hurt) "It was a bad year. The water's too high."
  • (William Hurt) "I understand you wanted to give me the Operation Zapata list yourself. There isn't one, is there?"
  • (Edward Wilson) "You know it was a silent operation."
  • (William Hurt) "It wasn't silent enough."
  • (William Hurt) "I've been asked by the President to suggest who we no longer need with us."
  • (William Hurt) "Who would you recommend, Edward?"
  • (Edward Wilson) "I serve at the pleasure of the director, Sir."
  • (Edward Wilson) "I'm just the gatekeeper."
  • (William Hurt) "Why is it that people like us choose to serve for nickels a day in a profession that makes us constantly look over our shoulder to see who is watching us?"
  • (Edward Wilson) "When will you make a decision?"
  • (William Hurt) "I serve at the discretion of the President of the United States. I will do what I think is best for the country."
  • (William Hurt) "It's important we find out who's responsible. Good night."
  • (Edward Wilson) "Good night."

Billy Crudup as Arch Cummings

  • (Billy Crudup) "How did the Irish poet say it, hmm? "E'er friend for today, is tomorrow's heartbreak.""

John Turturro as Ray Brocco

  • (John Turturro) "What is your name?"
  • (John Turturro) "You failed the polygraph, Mr. Mirinov."
  • (John Sessions) "You know every Russian fails polygraph. Your polygraph doesn't understand the Russian soul."
  • (John Turturro) "Tell me your f***ing name."

Liya Kebede as Miriam

  • (Edward Bell Wilson Jr.) "Everything is a secret."
  • (Liya Kebede) "You were brought up on secrets. What was such a big secret that his own son couldn't know?"
  • (Edward Bell Wilson Jr.) "He was standing outside talking. I heard something I wasn't supposed to, and he knew I listened to his conversation. I heard them say something in Spanish: Bahia de Cochinos."
  • (Liya Kebede) "Bahia de Cochinos."
  • (Edward Bell Wilson Jr.) "I'm afraid of him."
  • (Liya Kebede) "You're safe here with me. People who really love each other don't have secrets. I have something to tell you."
  • (Edward Bell Wilson Jr.) "I love you so much, I love you so much."
  • (Liya Kebede) "You are safe here with me."

John Sessions as Valentin Mironov #1

  • (John Sessions) "Soviet power is a myth. Great show. There are no spare parts. Nothing is working, nothing, it's nothing but painted rust. But you, you need to keep the Russian myth alive to maintain your military industrial complex. Your system depends on Russian being perceived as a mortal threat. It's not a threat. It was never a threat. It will never be a threat. It's a rotted, bloated cow."

Alec Baldwin as Sam Murach

  • (Alec Baldwin) "You're asking me to give you FBI files of an American citizen? You know I can't do that, it's against the law to spy on citizens."
  • (Edward Wilson) "Keep it. Maybe someday you'll change your mind."

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