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The Most Explosive Movie Quotes From 'Bombshell'

Updated December 16, 2019 323 votes 50 voters 1.8k views25 items

There might not be a more aptly-titled movie all year, so we need you to choose the best Bombshell quotes. This explosive drama recounts the sexual harassment case that rocked the Fox News Network. Although it deals with heavy subject matter, the filmmakers know that a dose of humor helps things go down easier, so there are plenty of funny lines mixed in with the dramatic one liners.

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly, the Fox personality who discovers she's not the only one to have been harassed by head honcho Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). She starts looking into the situation after word gets around that former host Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) is planning to sue. Margot Robbie also stars as Kayla Pospisil, a composite character meant to stand in for the various women who were harassed by Ailes and network star Bill O'Reilly. The film looks at how these women band together to put an end to the abusive treatment towards women in the Fox News offices.

Bombshell was directed by Jay Roach, who is best known for the Austin Powers comedies and Meet the Parents. The screenplay was written by Charles Randolph, who knows how to mix serious topics with humor, having also penned The Big Short. Together with their cast, they have created a powerful, bipartisan film about the insidious nature of harassment in the workplace.

Vote up the most memorable Bombshell quotes from the list below, whether dramatic or slightly humorous. 

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    We're Like Addicts

    Kayla Pospisil: This is the only job I've ever wanted. I don't want to be on TV, I want to be on Fox! My family, every day of every week -- and every holiday, especially -- we watch Fox News. We're like addicts.

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    Tomorrow's Fight

    Megyn Kelly: To be clear, I will not be kissing Trump's a** at nine o'clock.

    Roger Ailes: We fight tomorrow's fight tomorrow.

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    Clinton-Controlled Armageddon

    Jess Carr (to Kayla Pospisil): Start with a clear villain: liberal judge, pinhead mayor, Hollywood, Vermont. Conservatives want to conserve. You're the last defense against Jesus-hating, trans-loving, Clinton-controlled Armageddon.

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    Hotline

    Julia: I did the seminar twice. I never heard about a hotline.

    Megyn Kelly: 'Cause it's bullsh*t! Our contracts give them the right to monitor our communications. A hotline in this building is like a complaint box in Occupied Paris. Basically, we're telling women: go on and speak up for yourself. Just know the whole network is with Roger. You want air time, assignments, show slots? Go ahead and call the paranoid guy handing them out a pervert. And do so on a f*cking anonymous hotline that he controls, using phones he has a contractual right to record.

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