"Primary Colors" quotes

Primary Colors poster
A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for President of the U.S.

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Joe Klein, Elaine May
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1998
MetaScore: 70/100
ImdbRating: 6.7
BoxOffice: $39,001,187
Released: 20 Mar 1998
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 10 wins & 31 nominations total

41 Clips

I know the difference between a man who believes what I do - Primary Colors 00:12
I know the difference between a man who believes what I do
Jack Stanton fucks around and has enemies - Primary Colors 00:05
Jack Stanton fucks around and has enemies
It's the tip of the iceberg Jackie's done some pretty stupid things - Primary Colors 00:11
It's the tip of the iceberg Jackie's done some pretty stupid...
That's how history is made Henry by the first timers - Primary Colors 00:06
That's how history is made Henry by the first timers
We can do incredible things We can change this whole country - Primary Colors 00:20
We can do incredible things We can change this whole country
That's the real thing experience teaches you Isn't it - Primary Colors 00:10
That's the real thing experience teaches you Isn't it
Well you wouldn't have found it if I hadn't thrown it out of the car - Primary Colors 00:07
Well you wouldn't have found it if I hadn't thrown it out of...
The only shot we have is to be perfect - Primary Colors 00:08
The only shot we have is to be perfect
These guys love you then they stop loving you - Primary Colors 00:05
These guys love you then they stop loving you
You know that there are plenty of people in this game - Primary Colors 00:15
You know that there are plenty of people in this game
Fuck you - Primary Colors 00:06
Fuck you
Mister you're about to become missus - Primary Colors 00:05
Mister you're about to become missus
The media giveth and go fuck yourself - Primary Colors 00:05
The media giveth and go fuck yourself
He was a great man - Primary Colors 00:11
He was a great man
Baby I got a python in here - Primary Colors 00:24
Baby I got a python in here
From now on you can call me the Dustbuster - Primary Colors 00:09
From now on you can call me the Dustbuster
He's poked his pecker in some sorry trash bins We have to - Primary Colors 00:06
He's poked his pecker in some sorry trash bins We have to
He's lost them Fuck them He's got me - Primary Colors 00:05
He's lost them Fuck them He's got me
Come back Shane - Primary Colors 00:07
Come back Shane
So I'm going to do something really outrageous - Primary Colors 00:08
So I'm going to do something really outrageous
This is only copy left - Primary Colors 00:37
This is only copy left
Yes I am a lesbian I do not mythologize the male organ - Primary Colors 00:06
Yes I am a lesbian I do not mythologize the male organ
I'm blacker than you are I got slave in me I can feel it - Primary Colors 00:07
I'm blacker than you are I got slave in me I can feel it
That's how history is made - Primary Colors 00:18
That's how history is made
We can do incredible things - Primary Colors 00:37
We can do incredible things
I'm gonna win this thing - Primary Colors 00:37
I'm gonna win this thing
Isn't that the thing experience teaches you - Primary Colors 00:29
Isn't that the thing experience teaches you
You wouldn't have found it if I hadn't thrown it out the car - Primary Colors 00:19
You wouldn't have found it if I hadn't thrown it out the car
That's what these guys do - Primary Colors 00:20
That's what these guys do
You redneck son of a bitch - Primary Colors 00:12
You redneck son of a bitch
You're about to become Missus - Primary Colors 00:13
You're about to become Missus
The media giveth - Primary Colors 00:15
The media giveth
Your grandfather was a great man - Primary Colors 00:31
Your grandfather was a great man
I got a python in here - Primary Colors 00:26
I got a python in here
He's poked his pecker in some sorry trash bins - Primary Colors 00:16
He's poked his pecker in some sorry trash bins
You know as well as I do - Primary Colors 00:48
You know as well as I do
Run for president - Primary Colors 00:11
Run for president
This is the only copy left - Primary Colors 04:13
This is the only copy left
I'm really sorry - Primary Colors 04:13
I'm really sorry
I am a gay lesbian woman - Primary Colors 00:21
I am a gay lesbian woman
I'm blacker than you are - Primary Colors 00:17
I'm blacker than you are

Cast

Governor Jack Stanton - John Travolta
Susan Stanton - Emma Thompson
Richard Jemmons - Billy Bob Thornton
Libby Holden - Kathy Bates
Henry Burton - Adrian Lester
Gov. Fred Picker - Larry Hagman
Mamma Stanton - Diane Ladd
Howard Ferguson - Paul Guilfoyle
Lucille Kaufman - Caroline Aaron
Fat Willie - Tommy Hollis
Izzy Rosenblatt - Rob Reiner
Arlen Sporken - Ben Jones
Uncle Charlie - J.C. Quinn
Miss Walsh - Allison Janney
Norman Asher - Robert Klein
Dewayne Smith - Mykelti Williamson
Mitch - James Denton
Tawana Carter - Monique Ridge-Williams
Brad Lieberman - Ned Eisenberg
Randy Culligan - Brian Markinson
Geraldo Rivera - Geraldo Rivera
Charlie Rose - Charlie Rose
Larry King - Larry King
Sailorman Shoreson - O'Neal Compton
Lawrence Harris - Kevin Cooney
Martha Harris - Bonnie Bartlett
Elegant Woman - Cynthia O'Neal
Charlie Martin - Chelcie Ross
Lorenzo Delgado - John Vargas
Eddie Reyes - Tony Shalhoub
Loretta - Bianca Lawson
Jimmy Ozio - Robert Cicchini
Jack Mandela Washington - William Stanford Davis
Anthony Ramirez - Rolando Molina
Peter Goldsmith - Ross Benjamin
Jennifer Rogers - Stacy Edwards
Ella Louise - Susan Kussman
Bart Nilson - Robert Symonds
Cashmere McLeod - Gia Carides
Dr. Beauregard - Robert Easton
Danny Scanlon - Scott Burkholder
Bill Maher - Bill Maher
Chubby Woman - Lu Elrod
Shipyard Announcer - Michael Haley
Linda Feldstein - Daryce Richman
Retiree - Rosalie Peck
Bugger Bugger Woman - Susan Forristal
CNN Voiceover - James Earl Jones
Bagpiper - Eric Boyd
Man #1 in Airport Bar - James DuMont
Emily Lopez - Amaris Dupree
News Anchor - Tom Griffith
Airport Traveler - Noah Michael Levine
Richard Livingston - Richard Livingston
Policeman - Carlos A. Montes
Muffin - Dorie Neal
Protester - Brian Shakti
Funeral mourner - Pete Tittl
News Anchor - Lesa Whittington
Pundit #3 - Tony Winters
Muffin - Jordan Ancel
Swimming Pool Guest - Allan Wayne Anderson
Union Member - Stephen J. Austin
Crowd member - Dara J. Bragg
Campaign Staff - Greg Bronson
News Anchor - Marian Caparrós
News Anchor - Sophia Choi
Hotel Guest - Matt Clifford
Campaign Staff - Barbara Conway
Voter - Kacee DeMasi
Background Extra - Phil Faroudja
Featured - Frank Jennings
Waiter - Nick Loeb
Woman in Street - Polli Magaro
News Anchor - Jean Martirez
Audience Member - Paul McMichael
Street Person - Greg McWhorter
News Anchor - Larry Mendte
Newsroom Crew - Christopher C. Murphy
Union Manager - Tim Murphy
Governor Picker Supporter - Msaada Nia
Partygoer - Gary Pike
Secret Service Agent - Rocco
News Videographer - Rocco Salata
Union Official - Larry F. Scott
Woman in Airport Bar - Lorna Scott
INAUGURAL BALL GUEST - Renee Spei
Blue Hard Hat - Steve Teamkin
Woman in Red - Lynn Wanlass
Hotel Bar Patron - Tim R. Worley