Waking the Dead

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Plot – Fielding Pierce is aiming for a position at the Congress. His existence is shattered by strange visions.

Movie Info

Title Waking the Dead

Year 2000

Director Keith Gordon

GenreDrama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery

Top 15 Quotes of “Waking the Dead” Movie

“You are the incarnation of your family’s ambition. I am the incarnation of your family’s fear.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“Do you believe that I’m going into politics so I can become a corrupt son of a bitch who sells electrodes to the Chilean secret police?”

Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

“- Fielding Pierce: I risk throwing away everything that I’ve worked for. This way eventually, I can make some real substantial changes without throwing away my life on some ultimately meaningless gesture.
– Sarah Williams: Sometimes, meaningless gestures are all we have.”

Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce
Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“We will never be apart. We may be at each other’s throats or we may be separated by 5,000 miles, but we’ll never be apart.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“- Sarah Williams: So few people get what they want. And the ones they do aren’t really the lucky ones anyway.
– Fielding Pierce: They’re not? Who are?
– Sarah Williams: The ones that do what they are meant to.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams
Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

“- Fielding Pierce: I am so sick of having to apologize for being an American.
– Father Mileski: North American.
– Fielding Pierce: God, I’m so sorry. Yes, North American. But I can’t help noticing that when people run to freedom they tend to wash up on North American shores. This country is till the best that we’ve been able to do in the whole…”

Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce
John Carroll Lynch – Father Mileski

“- Sarah Williams: I don’t want to watch you turn into a cog in their machine.
– Fielding Pierce: That’s so fucking condescending. Sometimes cogs can make machines run a little but better.
– Sarah Williams: Sometimes yes. Mostly they turn in circles and wear out. Then they get replaced.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams
Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

“- Fielding Pierce: I want to be the President. Why are you smiling?
– Sarah Williams: Because you mean it.” Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce
Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“- Sarah Williams: It is so infuriating loving you sometimes!
– Fielding Pierce: Well, the feeling’s mutual.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams
Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

If anybody really knew Kennedy, you think they would’ve voted for him? You gotta be strong. So strong you’re gonna want to blow your brains out. But you won’t. So strong, people can say right to your face “You’re a dirty, lying son of a bitch”, and it’s not gonna make a bit of difference. Stanley Anderson – Fielding’s Father

“Ambition is… the ice on the lake of emotion.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“The thing about Harvard for somebody from the working class like us – we come from a working class background – is a terrible sense of isolation, of aloneness there.”

Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

“You have to love me too. Not an image, not an idea. And not in spite of who I am.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams

“- Sarah Williams: You can’t be everything to me.
– Fielding Pierce: I want to be.
– Sarah Williams: Oh, dear. I love that you said that.”

Jennifer Lynn Connelly – Sarah Williams
Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce

“I’m tired and I don’t see things the way that I used to. Everything is fucking strange and it’s all completely out of control and I’m frightened. And maybe if you all could give me some real help. Not your pity or generosity but some help. If I don’t say this now I may never say it. Everything is going very fast. It’s completely out of control….”

Billy Crudup – Fielding Pierce