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Quotes for
Robin McCall (Character)
from The American President (1995)

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The American President (1995)
President Andrew Shepherd: I want to buy her some flowers. That's what men do when they break a date.
Robin McCall: That's not what men do. I know no men who do that.

Robin McCall: I think the important thing is not to make it look like we're panicking.
President Andrew Shepherd: See, and I think the important thing is actually not to BE panicking.

Robin McCall: It's Christmas.
Lewis Rothschild: It's Christmas?
Leon Kodak: Yeah. You didn't get the memo?

Lewis Rothschild: I tell any girl I'm going out with to assume that all plans are soft until she receives confirmation from me thirty minutes beforehand.
Robin McCall: And they find this romantic?
Lewis Rothschild: Well, I say it with a great deal of charm.

Lewis Rothschild: But we're not gonna stay at 41. The numbers are gonna go back up.
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: But they're gonna go back up.
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: All right George...
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: Congressman...
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: Congressman Jarrett...
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: Look George, listen to me... it's crunch time. It's personal. This is one of those moments. It's just you and the President. Now what's it gonna be? Yeah.
[listens]
Lewis Rothschild: Yeah.
[shakes his head as he listens]
Lewis Rothschild: All right George, can I tell you something? We're gonna win this thing. We're gonna get the votes we need and we're gonna win this thing. And you know what I'm gonna do after that, I mean that very night, I'm gonna go to Sam & Harry's, I'm gonna order a big steak, and I'm gonna make a list of everybody who tried to *fuck*
[slams pop can off his desk with a fist]
Lewis Rothschild: us this week!
Robin McCall: Lewis!
Lewis Rothschild: [into phone] Well just Vote your conscience, you chicken-shit, lame-ass...
[slams the phone down]
Lewis Rothschild: [continuing to Robin and Leon] We lost Jarrett.
Leon Kodak: [beat] I hope so. 'Cause, you know, if that was an "undecided," then we need to work on our people skills.

Robin McCall: Buenas Dias, Senior Presidente.
President Andrew Shepherd: Too tall McCall, how was Mexico?
Robin McCall: I didn't truly appreciate it until I came back and discovered that America isn't a great society?
Lewis Rothschild: He dumped a whole section.

Robin McCall: How do you want me to handle the "Sydney issue?"
[Shepherd looks up]
President Andrew Shepherd: The "Sydney issue?"
Lewis Rothschild: We should have a consensus on how the White House is going to handle it.
President Andrew Shepherd: Well I sure hope the "Sydney issue" refers in some way to a problem we're having with Australia, because if it's anything other than that...
[Janie pokes her head in]
Janie: Mr. President? Ms. Wade is here to see you.
President Andrew Shepherd: Send her in, please. I'm finished here.
Janie: Yes, sir.
President Andrew Shepherd: [to Lewis and McCall] There is no "Sydney issue."

Robin McCall: Never gone wrong parading you around as a lonely widower. I can't believe I said that, Mr. President that was an completely thoughtless remark. I would never dream of insulting you or the memory of your wife.