Movie: Nixon [1995] Movie: Nixon [1995]

Movie: Nixon [1995] Movie: Nixon [1995]

John Ehrlichman:
You got people dying because he didn't make the varsity football team. You got the Constitution hanging by a thread because the old man went to Whittier instead of Yale.

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[On whether or not he wants more money]



E. Howard Hunt:
In Richard Nixon's long history of underhanded dealings he's never had better value for his money. If I were to open my mouth all the dominoes would fall.

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Alexander Haig:
I'm afraid we have another problem, Mr. President.


[He hands him a paper. Nixon glances at it]



Alexander Haig:
June 23rd, '72, sir. The part that's underlined. Your instructions to Haldeman regarding the CIA and the FBI.



Richard M. Nixon:
So?



Alexander Haig:
Your lawyers feel it's the...”smoking gun".



Richard M. Nixon:
It's totally out of context. I was protecting the national security. I never intended...



Alexander Haig:
Sir, the deadline is today.



Richard M. Nixon:
Can we get around this, Al?



Alexander Haig:
It's the Supreme Court, sir. You don't get around it.

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John Ehrlichman:
What's this Bay of Pigs thing? He goes white every time you mention it.



H. R. Haldeman:
It's a code.

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Young Student:
You don't want the war. We don't want the war. The Vietnamese don't want the war. So, why does it go on?



Richard M. Nixon:
[hesitates, unable to respond]



Young Student:
You *can't* stop it, can you? Even if you *wanted* to. Cuz it's not *you*. It's the *system*. The system won't *let* you stop it.



Richard M. Nixon:
There's... there's more at stake here than what you want, or what I want.



Young Student:
Then what's the point? What's the point of being President? You're powerless!



Richard M. Nixon:
No! No, I'm not powerless. Becaus-, because I understand the system, I believe I can, uh... I can control it. Maybe not control it totally, but, uh... tame it enough to make it do some good.



Young Student:
Sounds like you're talking about a wild animal.



Richard M. Nixon:
Yeah maybe I am...

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