Synopsis: A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent...
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Costa-Gavras
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

That's wonderful. Do you have

any views on lesbian priests?

I'm not interested.

- Masturbation?

- I don't believe in it.

- Just let it be?

Just let it all hang out.

Do you believe in that statute in Arizona

that says if you get an erection

it's a felony or a misdemeanour?

You can't go around and

expose yourself to everybody.

The welfare system

is creating generations of freeloaders.

So overexaggerated, welfare.

You're worried about a mother of eight.

If these are reborn Christians

as they claim they are,

if they took care of the underprivileged,

we wouldn't have a welfare state.

Instead of building glass cathedrals,

buying TV stations, paying off prostitutes.

If Jesus came back today

he'd never stop throwing up.

Since he's repeatedly talked about

his homosexuality on the air,

you're very quick, you know?

You know what I saw

this morning that was real disgusting?

Yeah, you saw yourself in a mirror.

Why are you listenin' now?

You must have a need to be miserable.

You don't make me miserable.

You see what a hypocrite

you're makin' of yourself?

You can't enjoy my show, cos you got

no sense of humour. Take a hike!

- How much did you say you weigh?

- 167.

That's insane. Your body's

supposed to be a temple, a cathedral.

You're making it a garbage disposal.

Call me up when you lose 50 pounds.

Weapons is a big business.

We fall for the old patriotic crap.

Right now, Iran is the most

hated country in the US.

We need an enemy

so we can make more weapons.

In ten years we'll all be driving

Iranian cars, the Khomeini wagon,

and goin' to chichi Iranian restaurants.

Remember what barbarians the Japs were?


You're always doing all the speaking.

21 minutes remaining in the hour.

Hey, people, you know what

we're talkin' about tonight?

Jew-boys. Anti-Semitism, racism, hate.

There's a lotta kike-haters

among you nice Gentiles.

Let's hear from you. You're not ashamed

of what you believe in, are you?

This is Kraus. WLD, the voice of

the Midwest. 90,000 watts from Chicago.

Sickago. Whatever you wanna call it.

Hey, you know what, partner?

I'm an old Jew myself. Yeah.

Show me how brave you are, now.

Call up this Jew-boy and we'll

talk turkey right after this message.

- You're askin' for it tonight, Dan.

- F*** 'em if they can't take it.

You hate Jews because they all

got syphilis? How do you know that?


It's in the Bible, in Genesis.

Don't tell me about the Bible.

You never read it.

A TV evangelist quoted you

the anti-Semitic parts. Take a walk!

Line two, you're on the air. What?

I just wanted to say that the

Holocaust, that was a big exaggeration.

An exaggeration?

I mean, there were some Jews killed,

but that was just war.

- There were a lot of Gis killed too.

- What about the gas chambers?

All that was, those Jews

had to get their lice taken off.

- It was like taking 'em to the dry-cleaners.

- Did you say dry-cleaners?

Uh-huh. You take somethin' to

the dry-cleaners, it don't hurt it any.

Sometimes it shrinks a little,

but you can still wear it.

People say "How can you let

these guys on the air with all their hate?"

Short of inciting a riot, let 'em say

what they want, as ugly as it may be.

That's a free enterprise of ideas.


- We just about blew the damn board.

- Bob, what've we got tomorrow?

- Transsexuals.

- God bless America.

Good night.



Damn you, son of a b*tch.

I'll kick the sh*t outta you.

Lighten up, Ronnie.

Boy, you got a mouth on you.

My boy and me were target shootin'.

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith. more…

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