Burn After Reading
- Directed by and written by Joel and Ethan Coen.
- I have a drinking problem? Fuck you, Peck! You're a Mormon! Next to you, we all have a drinking problem!
- [Panicking, after having reflexively shot Chad in the head] Oh, my fuck! I shot a fucking spook! Who the fuck are you, you fucker!!
- Palmer Smith: We're moving you out of Sigint entirely.
- Osbourne Cox: What? There's no discussion?
- Palmer Smith: Well we're having the discussion now.
- Osbourne Cox: What did Kathleen say?
- Katie Cox: What?
- Osbourne Cox: When you left the message.
- Katie Cox: That she would give you the message!
- Harry Pfarrer: Is this goat cheese?
- Osbourne Cox: Chevre, yes, that is a goat cheese.
- Harry Pfarrer: Because I have lactose reflux. I can—
- Osbourne Cox: You're lactose intolerant? Or you have acid reflux? They're two different things.
- Harry Pfarrer: I know what they are.
- Osbourne Cox: Then you misspoke.
- Harry Pfarrer: [sarcastic] Well thank you for correcting me.
- Katie Cox: [walking up] Try the chevre, Harry, it's very good.
- Harry Pfarrer: Oh, yeah, I can eat goat cheese.
- Chad Feldheimer: Throw it out?!
- Linda Litzke: You can't do that! You should put a note up in the ladies' locker room.
- Chad Feldheimer: Put a note up? "Highly classified shit found, Signals Intelligence shit, CIA shit? Hello? Did you lose your secret CIA shit?" I don't think so.
- Katie Cox: What is going on?
- Osbourne Cox: Some clown—a couple of clowns got a hold of my memoirs.
- Katie Cox: Your what?
- Osbourne Cox: Stole it or... I have no idea how they—
- Katie Cox: Your what?
- Osbourne Cox: My memoirs... the book I'm writing.
- Katie Cox: Why in God's name would they think that's worth anything?!
- Linda Litzke:Where's the money?
- Chad Feldheimer: He hit me.
- Linda Litzke: Where's the money!?.
- Chad Feldheimer: [Pause] He didn't give it to me.
- CIA Supervisor:Jesus Fucking Christ. What did we learn, Palmer?
- Palmer Smith: I don't know sir.
- CIA Supervisor: I don't fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it again. I'm fucked if I know what we did.
- Palmer Smith: Yes sir, it's hard to say.
- Intelligence is relative.
- A high stakes love life and Jewel CIA shelter.
- Intelligence is only their job.
- George Clooney as Harry Pfarrer
- Frances McDormand as Linda Litzke
- John Malkovich as Osbourne Cox
- Tilda Swinton as Katie Cox
- Brad Pitt as Chad Feldheimer
- Richard Jenkins as Ted Treffon
- David Rasche as Palmer
- J. K. Simmons as CIA Superior
- Jeffrey DeMunn as cosmetic surgeon
- Elizabeth Marvel as Sandy Pfarrer
- Devin Rumer as Surveillance
- Olek Krupa as Krapotkin
- Dermot Mulroney as a star of Coming Up Daisy