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(TV Mini-Series)

(2003)

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James Angleton: The British intelligence service works like a gentlemen's club: They look after each other because they wear the same tie.

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Kim Philby: Do you think it is possible to love two people at the same time?

Melinda Maclean: I think it is possible to *be* two people at the same time.

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Colonel Winter: Can't fathom a man giving it up for art.

Anthony Blunt: Never trust a man who looks down his nose at art. Although looking down your nose, I suppose you'd ravage your mustache, past which you can't see much at all.

Colonel Winter: Are you trying to be funny or are you insulting me?

Anthony Blunt: I'm insulting you. I had finished what I wanted to do in hush-hush. That's why I packed it in.

Colonel Winter: What do you mean? Finished what?

Colonel Winter: Passing the name of every single MI5 agent on to the Russians. Good to see you, Winter.

[pats the Colonel on the back and leaves]

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Gen. Walter Bedell Smith: Why don't you cut the crap and give me the beef, Angleton?

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Lord Halifax: Knowing what to sweep under the carpet is the art of diplomacy.

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The Queen: You and me, Anthony, two queens in a pod.

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Anthony Blunt: You should get a coat.

Guy Burgess: I got this one.

Anthony Blunt: Channel crossings can be chilly. Samara is a cold place.

Guy Burgess: Not as cold as Cambridge. Remember, permanently the nineteenth of February.

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James Angleton: He's gone! Maclean's gone. Guy has gone too, hasn't he?

Kim Philby: I don't know. How'd I know?

James Angleton: No, of course. You're *only* friends.

Kim Philby: Yes. Only friends.

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Porter: [last lines]

Porter: [at Cambridge] How are you, Sir?

Anthony Blunt: All right.

Porter: And your lot?

Anthony Blunt: My lot?

Porter: Let me see now... Burgess, Maclean, Philby. Are they all gone on to great things?

Anthony Blunt: I don't know.

Porter: Lost touch?

Anthony Blunt: Yes, lost touch. All gone.

[turns away to leave, then looks back over his shoulder]

Anthony Blunt: Great things? Yes. Yes, they all went on to *great* things.

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