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The Hudsucker Proxy Quotes

The Hudsucker Proxy is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Hudsucker Proxy stopped airing in 1970.

It features Coen brothers as producer, Carter Burwell in charge of musical score, and Roger Deakins as head of cinematography.

The Hudsucker Proxy is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Hudsucker Proxy is 111 minutes long. The Hudsucker Proxy is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Tim Robbins as Norville, Jim True-Frost as Buzz, Paul Newman as Sidney J. Mussburger, Harry Bugin, as All, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Amy Archer, Patrick Cranshaw as Man, and Charles Durning as Waring Hudsucker.

The Hudsucker Proxy Quotes

Tim Robbins as Norville

  • (Tim Robbins) "Now let me ask you a question: Would an imbecile come up with this?"
  • (Unnamed) "Did they consider you an idea man when they promoted you from the mailroom?"
  • (Tim Robbins) "Well I guess so. I don't think they promoted me because i'm a shmo."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Cigarette?"
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "No, thank you."
  • (Tim Robbins) "What do you do if the envelope is too big for the slot?"
  • (Ancient Sorter) "Well, if you fold 'em, they fire you. I usually throw 'em out."
  • (Tim Robbins) "You know, for kids."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Look who's here. Amy Archer, Prize-itzer Pule winner."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Sir, my leg is on fire."
  • (Unnamed) "Did you have any idea it would be such a huge response?"
  • (Tim Robbins) "Well frankly, I don't think anybody expected this much hoopla."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Yes siree -- This is my ticket up upstairs."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Say Amy, how about you and I grab a little dinner and a show after work. i was thinking maybe 'The King And I'."
  • (Tim Robbins) "How about 'Oklahoma'?"
  • (Tim Robbins) "I just got hired today."
  • (Ancient Sorter) "Hmm-mmm."
  • (Tim Robbins) "You know, entry level."
  • (Ancient Sorter) "Tell me about it."
  • (Tim Robbins) "But I got big ideas."
  • (Tim Robbins) "A smooth talking heel."

Jennifer Jason Leigh as Amy Archer

  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Shut up. After all, you haven't talked to me for a week and now I'm going to say my piece. Look, I've never been dumped by a fellow before, and that hurts. But what really hurts is watching you uproot your soul, chasing after money and ease of the respect of a board who wouldn't give you the time of day if you, if you, if you --"
  • (Patrick Cranshaw) "Work in a watch factory."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Shut up. Exactly."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Norville Barnes, you don't know a thing about that woman. You don't know who she really is. Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "I've been watching you Norville Barnes, even though you're trying to avoid me."
  • (Tim Robbins) "Amy, you don't --"
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Shut up. And don't think I hadn't noticed how you'd changed."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "I used to think you were a swell guy. Well, to be honest, I thought you were an imbecile. But then I figured out you WERE a swell guy -- A little slow, maybe, but a swell guy. Well, maybe you're not so slow, But you're not so swell either. And it looks like you're an imbecile after all."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Finally there would be a thingamajig that would bring everyone together, even if it kept them apart spatially."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Fight on, fight on, dear old Muncie/Fight on, hoist the gold and blue/You'll be tattered, torn, and hurtin'/Once the Munce is done with you/Go -- Eagles."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Is this guy from Chumpsville or what? Ha. I even pulled the old mother routine."
  • (Smitty, Argus Reporter) "Adenoids."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "Lumbago."
  • (Smitty, Argus Reporter) "That gag's got whiskers on it."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "You told me you were going to bring a smile to the HIPS of everyone in America."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "The guy's a real moron."
  • (Jennifer Jason Leigh) "This is a face only a mother could love. On pay day."

Paul Newman as Sidney J. Mussburger

  • (Paul Newman) "The barred-window boys are out looking for him now. We'll see how Wall Street likes the news that the president of Hudsucker is heading for the booby hatch. Huh. When Doc Bromfenbrenner gets through with him, he'll need diapers and a dribble cup."
  • (Paul Newman) "Yeah yeah, sure sure."
  • (Paul Newman) "Get out."
  • (Paul Newman) "Not that way. The door."
  • (Paul Newman) "When you're dead, you stay dead. Don't believe me, ask Waring Hudsucker."
  • (Paul Newman) "It's a pity to waste a whole Montecristo."
  • (Paul Newman) "Sit down, son. Go ahead. Try it on. Put your feet up. Go ahead. Let's get to know one another, shall we? Let's chat man to man. Now then, you're from the basement aren't you, and not blessed with much education?"
  • (Unnamed) "He could have opened the window."
  • (Unnamed) "Waring Hudsucker never did anything the easy way."
  • (Unnamed) "(weeping) Why? Why did he do it? Everything was going so well"
  • (Paul Newman) "What am I, a head shriker. Maybe the man was unhappy?"
  • (Unnamed) "He didn't look unhappy."
  • (Unnamed) "He didn't look rich."
  • (Unnamed) "Waring Hudsucker was never an easy man to figure out. He built this company with his bare hands, every step he took was a step up, except of course this last one."
  • (Paul Newman) "Sure, sure he was a swell fella, but when the president, chairman of the board and owner of 87% of the company stock drops 44 floors --"
  • (Unnamed) "45."
  • (Unnamed) "Counting the mezzanine."
  • (Paul Newman) "-- then the company too has a problem. What exactly is the disposition of Waring's stock."
  • (Unnamed) "Well as you know, Hud left no will and had no family; the company bylaws are quite clear in that event. His entire portfolio will be converted into common stock and be sold over the counter as of the first of the fiscal year following his demise."
  • (Paul Newman) "Meaning?"
  • (Unnamed) "Well, meaning simply that Waring stock, and control of the company, will be made available to the public January first."
  • (Paul Newman) "Do you mean to say any slob in a smelly tee-shirt will be able to buy Hudsucker stock?"
  • (Unnamed) "The company bylaws are quite clear."
  • (Unnamed) "My God, you're animals. How can you discuss his stock when the man has just leapt 45 floors?"
  • (Unnamed) "44."
  • (Unnamed) "Not counting the mezzanine."
  • (Paul Newman) "Quit showboating Addison, the man is gone. The question now is whether we're going to let John Q Public just waltz in here and buy our company."
  • (Unnamed) "What are you suggesting Sidney? Certainly we can't afford to buy an controlling interest."
  • (Paul Newman) "Not while the stock is this strong. How soon before Hud's paper hits the market?"
  • (Unnamed) "January 1st."
  • (Unnamed) "30 days."
  • (Unnamed) "4 weeks."
  • (Unnamed) "A month at the most."
  • (Paul Newman) "One month; to make the blue chip investment of the century look like a round trip ticket on the titanic."
  • (Unnamed) "We play up the fact that Hud is dead."
  • (Harry Bugin,) "Long live Hud."
  • (Unnamed) "We depress the stock,"
  • (Unnamed) "To the point where we can buy 50%,"
  • (Unnamed) "51,"
  • (Unnamed) "Not counting the mezzanine."
  • (Paul Newman) "It could work."
  • (Unnamed) "It should work."
  • (Unnamed) "It would work."
  • (Paul Newman) "It's working already. Waring Hudsucker is abstract art on Madison Avenue. What we need now is a new president who will inspire panic in the stockholder."
  • (Unnamed) "A puppet."
  • (Unnamed) "A proxy."
  • (Unnamed) "A pawn."
  • (Paul Newman) "Sure, sure. Some jerk we can really push around."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm getting off this merry-go-round."
  • (Paul Newman) "Plexiglas. Had it installed last week."

Jim True-Frost as Buzz

  • (Jim True-Frost) "When is a sidewalk fully dressed? When it's Waring Hudsucker."
  • (Jim True-Frost) "Say, buddy, who's the most liquid businessman on the street? Waring Hudsucker."
  • (Jim True-Frost) "Please Sir, this job, running the elevator is all I got."
  • (Jim True-Frost) "Hi. My name's Buzz, I got the fuzz, I make the elevator do what she does."

Charles Durning as Waring Hudsucker

  • (Charles Durning) "They're all wearing them upstairs. It's a fad."

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