“The Post” quotes

Movie The Post
Steven Spielberg directed this movie in 2017
Title The Post
Year 2017
Director Steven Spielberg
Genre Drama, History, Biography
Plot – "The Post" tells the story behind the publication of the Pentagon Papers on the Washington Post at the beginning of the 70s. The concealment of the top-secret documents about the strategies and relations between the US government and Vietnam between the 1940s and the 1960s sparked off an unprecedented battle for the freedom of the press. More specifically, the publication of the Pentagon Papers become the symbol of the freedom of press and information on the part of two very different figures that shared the same work ethic: Kay Graham, publisher and first woman director of the Washington Post, and Ben Bradlee, senior editor. Both of them will risk their job in order to bring those governmental secrets to light. Despite the interference of the government, the American media will spread the news taking the side of the citizens.
All actors – Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Zach Woods, Pat Healy, John Rue, Rick Holmes, Philip Casnoff, Jessie Mueller, Stark Sands, Michael Cyril Creighton, Will Denton, Deirdre Lovejoy, Michael Devine, Kelly Miller, Jennifer Dundas, Austyn Johnson, Brent Langdon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Deborah Green, Gary Wilmes, Christopher Innvar, Luke Slattery, Justin Swain, Robert McKay, Sasha Spielberg, Bryan Burton, Coral Peña, Dan Bittner, Kenneth Tigar, David Aaron Baker, Gannon McHale, Kevin Loreque, Francis Dumaurier, Stephen Mailer, Ned Noyes, John Henry Cox, Dan Bucatinsky, David Costabile, Johanna Day, Annika Boras, Carolyn McCormick, Susan Blackwell, Jordan Baker, Lauren Lim Jackson, Peter Van Wagner, Angus Hepburn, James Riordan, Kelly AuCoin, Cotter Smith, Ben Livingston, Stephen Rowe, Rick Crom, Fenton Lawless, Cullen Oliver Johnson, JaQwan J. Kelly, Brett G. Smith, Brett Diggs, Anthony M Walker, Saul Alvarez, Theis Weckesser, David Beach, Shawn Allen McLaughlin, Shaun O'Hagan, Thaddeus Daniels, Brendan Burke, Celeste Arias, Sonny Valicenti, Patrick Noonan, Will Blomker, Amy Russ, Aaron Roman Weiner, Catherine Wolf, Joel Nagle, Tom Bair, Walter Brandes, Juliana Davies, Hazel Mason, Ginger Mason, Sawyer Spielberg, Mark Jacoby, Jon Donahue, Seth Barrish, Clarke Thorell, Joseph Tudisco, Steve Witting, Gary Galone, Frank Ridley, Jeremiah Wiggins, Alexander Sage Oyen, Brittney Johnson, Caleb Eberhardt, Don McCloskey, Estelle Bajou, Kaylyn Scardefield, Leslie Kujo, Lilli Cooper, Odiseas Georgiadis, Sean Meehan, Steven Kearney, Curzon Dobell, Matthew Piazzi, Armand Schultz, Jerry Lobrow, Mark Pinelli, , Jason Abrams, Robert Arensen, Marshall Axt, Richard Stephen Bell, Marko Caka, Stacey Alyse Cohen, Richard R. Corapi, Walter Cronkite, Sandy Dell, Scott Eliasoph, Deborah Finley, Lora Lee Gayer, Kate Grimes, Larry Gurreri, Neal Huff, Lyndon Johnson, Shana Kaplan, Cory Kastle, John F. Kennedy, Kelsey Kyle, Jarrod LaBine, David Lamberton, Frankie Li, Randy Masters, Gage Maynard, Doris McCarthy, Kevin D. McGee, Alexander Mercier, Byron Eugene Meyer, Wayne J. Miller, Sheryl Minikes, Frank Modica, Robert Myers, Andrew Raffelson, Alex Rak, Kelly Ryan, Edward Sass, Kent Sladyk, Sophia Smith, Dave Sorboro, Elizabeth Tate, Auden Thornton, Harry S. Truman, Rob Tunstall, Eha Urbsalu, Marla Aaron Wapner, Jake Wells, Denise Marie Whalen, Eden Wright, James Zeiss
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  • “- Ben Bradlee: We have to be the check on their power. If we don't hold them accountable, then, my God, who will?
    - Kay Graham: Well, I've never smoked a cigar. And I have no problem holding Lyndon or Jack or Bob or any of them accountable. We can't hold them accountable if we don't have a newspaper.”

    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
  • “Kay is in a position she never thought she'd be in, a position I'm sureplenty of people don't think she should have. When you're told time and time again that you're not good enough, that your opinion doesn't matter as much. When they don't just look past you, when, to them, you're not even there, when that's been your reality for so long, it's...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Sarah Paulson - Tony Bradlee
    [Tag:courage, risk]
  • “- Daniel Ellsberg: Wouldn't you go to prison to stop this war?
    - Ben Bagdikian: Theoretically, sure.”

    Matthew Rhys - Daniel Ellsberg
    Bob Odenkirk - Ben Bagdikian
    [Tag:fighting, peace, war]
  • “My decision stands, and I'm going to bed.”
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
  • “You know, the only couple I knew that both Kennedy and LBJ wanted to socialize with was you and your husband.”

    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
  • “I always wanted to be part of a small rebellion.”
    Bob Odenkirk - Ben Bagdikian
  • “Do you know what my husband said about the news? He called it the first rough draft of history.”
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
    [Tag:journalism, news]
  • “I'm hereasking your advice, Bob, not your permission.”

    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
  • “- Ben Bradlee: Can I ask you a hypothetical question?
    - Kay Graham: Oh, dear. I don't like hypothetical questions.
    - Ben Bradlee: Well, I don't think you're gonna like the real one, either.”

    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
  • “Someone said this at some point about why we stayed when we knew we were losing. Ten percent was to help the South Vietnamese. Twenty percent was to hold back the Commies. Seventy percent was to avoid the humiliation of an American defeat. Seventy percent of those boys just to avoid being humiliated? That stuck with me.”
    Matthew Rhys - Daniel Ellsberg
  • “- Roger Clark: If the government wins and we're convicted, the Washington Post as we know it will cease to exist.
    - Ben Bradlee: Well, if we live in a world where the government could tell us what we can and cannot print, then the Washington Post as we know it has already ceased to exist.”

    Jesse Plemons - Roger Clark
    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
  • “Quality drives profitability.”
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
    [Tag:money, quality]
  • “- Daniel Ellsberg: If the public ever saw these papers they would turn against the war. Covert ops, guaranteed debt, rigged elections? It's all in there. Ike, Kennedy, Johnson... they violated the Geneva Convention. They lied to Congress and they lied to the public. They knew we couldn't win and still sent boys to die.
    - Ben Bagdikian: What...” (continue)
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    Matthew Rhys - Daniel Ellsberg
    Bob Odenkirk - Ben Bagdikian
  • “- Ben Bagdikian: Outside of landing the Hindenburg in a lightning storm, that's about the shittiest idea I've ever heard.
    - Fritz Beebe: Oh boy!”

    Bob Odenkirk - Ben Bagdikian
    Tracy Letts - Fritz Beebe