"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" quotes

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Writer: John le Carré, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan
Production: N/A
Year: 2011
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: $24,149,393
Released: 06 Jan 2012
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 35 wins & 100 nominations total

123 Clips

I needed to see you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
I needed to see you
And Bill Haydon Together of course - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
And Bill Haydon Together of course
And is doing everything they can to discredit him - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
And is doing everything they can to discredit him
Mr Haydon Not now - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:03
Mr Haydon Not now
The boy stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
The boy stood on the burning deck whence all but he had fled
Visiting aunts - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
Visiting aunts
Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit made in Moscow - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit made in Moscow
If I tell you everything - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:07
If I tell you everything
That bloody mess in Budapest - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
That bloody mess in Budapest
And if he was why hide the fact - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:07
And if he was why hide the fact
During a raid During a raid you see - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
During a raid During a raid you see
Then they worked me for - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
Then they worked me for
You wanted to do something - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
You wanted to do something
What did you make of it Jim - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:11
What did you make of it Jim
I'm retired Oliver - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I'm retired Oliver
I held on for as long as I could to let everyone get the hell out of there - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I held on for as long as I could to let everyone get the...
I know that it is one of five men - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I know that it is one of five men
How could he have known It's not what you think - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
How could he have known It's not what you think
What did he look like - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:08
What did he look like
Not supposed to Doctor's orders - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:10
Not supposed to Doctor's orders
You're supposed to have gone London stations have been on to me - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:16
You're supposed to have gone London stations have been on to...
With the Treasury at the Kremlin - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:36
With the Treasury at the Kremlin
The rent and rates on this house have doubled - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:37
The rent and rates on this house have doubled
The minister agrees too many secrets are blown around here - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:32
The minister agrees too many secrets are blown around here
So I was right then - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:18
So I was right then
That was a good time George - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:15
That was a good time George
Best watcher in the unit Bill Roach is I'll bet - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:10
Best watcher in the unit Bill Roach is I'll bet
Now is the time - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
Now is the time
Things aren't always what they seem George - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
Things aren't always what they seem George
You have to assume they're watching you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
You have to assume they're watching you
Sit down - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:34
Sit down
The unpaid Bill - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:08
The unpaid Bill
You can rent one but you can't buy one Right Bill - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
You can rent one but you can't buy one Right Bill
I know who he is - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:09
I know who he is
Where did you get this I didn't - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:36
Where did you get this I didn't
I want a family thank you I do not want to end up like you lot - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I want a family thank you I do not want to end up like you...
'You really are a poisoned dwarf Toby - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:10
'You really are a poisoned dwarf Toby
He has some information that I need Jim - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:09
He has some information that I need Jim
Want to know what the hell you're doing - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
Want to know what the hell you're doing
Well go on then Read it out loud Personal for Tarr from Alleline - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:35
Well go on then Read it out loud Personal for Tarr from...
After today Peter - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:22
After today Peter
And the West has become so very ugly - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
And the West has become so very ugly
I have something to trade - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I have something to trade
Well a man should know when to leave the party - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:07
Well a man should know when to leave the party
Known a lot of Bills in my time - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:12
Known a lot of Bills in my time
You got clearance for that - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:12
You got clearance for that
Thought I'd pop in and catch a glimpse of the new girl before Bland gets to her - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:09
Thought I'd pop in and catch a glimpse of the new girl...
So she told me what she had to trade - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:13
So she told me what she had to trade
I know who you are - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
I know who you are
There is a mole - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:04
There is a mole
It'll take us five hours to get drunk on this monkey's piss - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:05
It'll take us five hours to get drunk on this monkey's piss
Mr Guillam - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:36
Mr Guillam
All I want from you is one code name - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
All I want from you is one code name
He said there's a mole - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:13
He said there's a mole
I kept on - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:37
I kept on
Did Karla ever consider having you take over the Circus - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:20
Did Karla ever consider having you take over the Circus
I said You may fuck me but you'll call me Sir in the morning - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
I said You may fuck me but you'll call me Sir in the morning
They're going to kill me - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:18
They're going to kill me
I don't know about you George - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:07
I don't know about you George
I made this for you sir - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:33
I made this for you sir
He went back to die rather than giving in - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:22
He went back to die rather than giving in
Is there anything particular you want me to pass on to Ann - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:35
Is there anything particular you want me to pass on to Ann
I know that it is one of five men - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:37
I know that it is one of five men
I thought Lacon had made it clear to you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:30
I thought Lacon had made it clear to you
We're not so very different you and I - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:21
We're not so very different you and I
What's this - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:08
What's this
I want to talk about loyalty Toby - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:36
I want to talk about loyalty Toby
I needed to see you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:12
I needed to see you
The boy stood on the Burning Deck - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:20
The boy stood on the Burning Deck
Everything MI5 thinks is gold is shit - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:16
Everything MI5 thinks is gold is shit
If I tell you everything - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:13
If I tell you everything
That bloody mess in Budapest - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:15
That bloody mess in Budapest
They were blown - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:18
They were blown
What did he look like - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:10
What did he look like
Not supposed to - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:12
Not supposed to
You're supposed to have gone - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:31
You're supposed to have gone
Operation 'Witchcraft' needs to remain a secret - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 04:09
Operation 'Witchcraft' needs to remain a secret
The Minister agrees with me that too many secrets are blowin' around here - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 01:29
The Minister agrees with me that too many secrets are...
There is a mole - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:26
There is a mole
So I was right - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:20
So I was right
That was a good time - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:17
That was a good time
Best watcher in the unit - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:15
Best watcher in the unit
Now is the time - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:06
Now is the time
Things aren't always what they seem - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:17
Things aren't always what they seem
You have to assume they're watching you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:24
You have to assume they're watching you
I need you to do something for me - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:24
I need you to do something for me
You can rent one but you can't buy one - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:16
You can rent one but you can't buy one
I know who it is - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:11
I know who it is
Where did you get this - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 01:52
Where did you get this
I don't want to end up like you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:19
I don't want to end up like you
You really are a poison dwarf - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:31
You really are a poison dwarf
She had information concerning a double agent - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:27
She had information concerning a double agent
Personal for Tarr from Alleline - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:51
Personal for Tarr from Alleline
They have to assume they're watching you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:21
They have to assume they're watching you
I have something to trade - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:16
I have something to trade
A man should know when to leave the party - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:17
A man should know when to leave the party
I've known a lot of Bills in my time - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:22
I've known a lot of Bills in my time
I thought I'd pop down and catch a glimpse at the new girl before Bland gets to her - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:30
I thought I'd pop down and catch a glimpse at the new girl...
I know who you are - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:13
I know who you are
Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit made in Moscow - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:23
Everything the Circus thinks is gold is shit made in Moscow
It'll take us five hours to get drunk on this monkey's piss - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:22
It'll take us five hours to get drunk on this monkey's piss
Ricki's been helping us - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:53
Ricki's been helping us
There is no mole - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:52
There is no mole
All I want from you is one codename - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:16
All I want from you is one codename
There's a mole - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:25
There's a mole
Moscow Centre was in pieces - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 04:29
Moscow Centre was in pieces
I'm not his bloody office boy - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:21
I'm not his bloody office boy
You may fuck me but you still have to call me  Sir  in the morning - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:24
You may fuck me but you still have to call me Sir in the...
They're going to kill me - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:18
They're going to kill me
I don't know about you George - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:25
I don't know about you George
I made this for you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:35
I made this for you
He went back to die - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:36
He went back to die
That was nothing personal - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:40
That was nothing personal
And I know it is one of five men - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:31
And I know it is one of five men
I want to talk about loyalty - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 01:30
I want to talk about loyalty
I thought Lacon had made it clear to you - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 03:56
I thought Lacon had made it clear to you
I thought it was madness - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:20
I thought it was madness
You weren't followed - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:11
You weren't followed
Especially not in the mainstream - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 01:47
Especially not in the mainstream
But I'm feeling seriously under fucked - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:21
But I'm feeling seriously under fucked
You got clearance for that - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:42
You got clearance for that
The mother of all secrets - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:18
The mother of all secrets
Right at the top of the Circus - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 00:22
Right at the top of the Circus

Cast

Jim Prideaux - Mark Strong
Control - John Hurt
Hungarian Waiter - Péter Kálloy Molnár
Woman in Window - Ilona Kassai
KGB Agent - Imre Csuja
George Smiley - Gary Oldman
Percy Alleline - Toby Jones
Toby Esterhase - David Dencik
Roy Bland - Ciarán Hinds
Bill Haydon - Colin Firth
Connie Sachs - Kathy Burke
Peter Guillam - Benedict Cumberbatch
Jerry Westerby - Stephen Graham
Oliver Lacon - Simon McBurney
Ricki Tarr - Tom Hardy
Belinda (as Amanda Fairbank Hynes) - Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Mrs Pope Graham - Matyelok Gibbs
Norman (as Phillip Hill-Pearson) - Philip Hill-Pearson
Minister - Stuart Graham
Polyakov (as Konstantin Khabensky) - Konstantin Khabenskiy
Mary Alleline (as Sarah-Jane Robinson) - Sarah Jane Wright
Ann Smiley - Katrina Vasilieva
Mrs McCraig - Linda Marlowe
Bill Roach - William Haddock
Spikeley - Erksine Wylie
Tufty Thesinger - Philip Martin Brown
Turkish Mistress - Alexandra Salafranca
Listening Woman - Gillian Steventon
Janitor Alwyn - Nick Hopper
Guillam's Boyfriend - Rupert Procter
Christmas Party Guest - John le Carré
Mackelvore - Christian McKay
French Man at Residency (as Jean Claude Jay) - Jean-Claude Jay
Asian Lady - Kay Aujla
Hungarian Secret Agent (voice) - Peter Bartfay
Asian Man - Gursharan Chaggar
Hotel Guest - Rich Goble
Casino Croupier - Vera Horton
Student - Aisling Hughes
Asian Lady - Sharan Hunjan
Miss Robinson - Sarah Linda
Mechanic - Lutz Michael
Mechanic - Arnold Montey
Istanbul nightclub dancer - Fia Parry
Civil Servant - Nick Shaw
Pub Customer - Shaun Troke
MI5 Spy - Eva Von Mitzka
Schoolboy - Harvey Walsh