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The War Room (1993)

The War Room (1993)

The War Room is a captivating political documentary film released in 1993. Directed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, this thought-provoking movie offers an intimate exploration of the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. The film provides behind-the-scenes access to the campaign strategies and tactics used by Bill Clinton and his team, including James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. The War Room takes viewers on a high-stakes journey through the intense atmosphere of political maneuvering and decision-making.

The movie's exceptional sound design and soundtrack bring an extra layer of intensity to the story. If you are eager to immerse yourself in the soundscape of The War Room, you can play and download these sounds here. Experience the powerful speeches, debates, and behind-the-scenes discussions that shaped the historic campaign and learn about the inner workings of political campaigns. The War Room offers a unique perspective on one of the most crucial episodes in American political history.

A And you can segue, you know, right into Bush.
A Democrat comes along
About 10 points more favorable
About a controversial letter regarding the Vietnam draft.
About five months ago:
About him knowing about about Iraq having chemical weapons going.
About the allegations from Gennifer Flowers and the tape recordings?
According to Father McSorley, he was a main antiwar organizer.
Again now, don't take my word for it. Look at every poll that you see.
All aboard!
All right!
All right! Are we gonna party?
All right.
All right.
All right. All I'm saying is, it's possible. Possible.
All we got to do is go out and get the latest filing and see if there's a check.
Also you gotta do at the end, he goes back to the announcement speech...
America wants change.
An answer!
And also we've got that 50 cent draft Busch beer, if you want that.
And also, Brown put out new signs last night that were white on red...
And any time that you can combine labor with love...
And anything that we care about.
And don't forget what we're really campaigning against. Thank y'all very much.
And don't forget who the real enemy is in here.
And every little thing that we do
And every time that we get a Democrat that we can believe in...
And George Bush will return
And have been very successful in each of these debates doing...
And having trouble waking up, you open the door and pick up a newspaper...
And he had a sign that said Poultry workers for Bush.
And he has talked about the draft. And to some people, it's a character problem.
And he said, Yeah, that's true.
And he wants to talk to someone confidentially.
And he will not be able to speak.
And he's gonna talk to him in four minutes, but his initial impression is it's a landslide.
And he's shown it through his commitments to real fights.
And how long that we're going for.
And how they did that, what guys have lobbying things in Brazil
And I had a heck of a good time when I was in high school.
And I just gotta tell you, I just appreciate this so much.
And I really sold on them, which is this won't happen overnight.
And I think he really deserves it...
And I think many of you are gonna go on and help him.
And I think that the governor is gonna fulfill his promise and change America...
And I will stand on my record...
And I won't let that Arkansas governor run away from his record either.
And I'll never forget what y'all have done. Thank you.
And I'm happy for all of y'all.
And I'm sick of all of the lies.
And if everybody in the state of New Hampshire met him...
And if we beat them and you're out there...
And it is completely bullshit.
And it said, Four more years of the same old stuff.
And it was cold and gray and raining.
And it's just, uh it's
And John Hart's people have some direction on it.
And labor is a very precious thing that you have.
And look at what she and Kelly and all the others in State said...
And millions of Americans have refinanced their homes.
And more kids are gonna go to better schools.
And of course Bush and Georgette Mosbacher and everything.
And of course Bush and Georgette Mosbacher and everything.
And Ohio casts 144 votes for the next president
And one person wrote what I call a haiku
And people will think you're scummy.
And Ross Perot over the mess in Washington, and he couldn't get out of it.
And said that Bill Clinton is the father of an illegitimate black child...
And somehow or another along the way, we tend to forget that.
And that I wanted to reach out to his supporters...
And that means that more people are gonna have better jobs.
And that wanna knock anybody off that we believe in...
And that was perceived to be a help to the Democratic candidate.
And that you didn't, um...
And that's all we've ever tried to do...
And that's basically the problem.
And the Brazilian TV ran it.
And then there's no follow up because, God, you can't askJim Baker a question.
And then to come the last week and say that he's bad I think it will look bad.
And then we have rectangular white on blue signs.
And they never authorized it.
And they'd drive 20 miles in a horse and buggy and cancel each other's vote.
And they're not gonna let the Republican attack machine divert them.
And this is wonderful in the South. If you listen to the tape... Watch this, y'all.
And was reelected today over Bill Clinton...
And we called up all the people on the petition and asked 'em to do it.
And we can't do anything for you specifically or anything like that...
And we have tried to do that in each debate.
And we want to establish ourselves as the folks that the press can trust...
And we will die in this debate if we're not there first with our answers.
And we'll want to downlink this here in Little Rock.
And what is the Pentagon doing leaking something...
And yet as a reporter from one of the big papers called me
And you have a campaign that understands...
And you know what kind of shit you're gonna get?
And you people showed that you could be trusted.
And you walked to the front door with sleep still in your eyes...
And your knuckles get tired or your feet get cold or anything else...
And, uh and in print.
And, uh, it's sad.
And, uh, you know, Ross Perot I mean
And, yes, I want a debate.
And, you know, big facts
And, you know, most campaigns, it takes 'em two days to get a spot out and run it. So okay.
Another good night for Bill Clinton. Three debates, three wins.
Any kind of political earthquake like this increases the intensity of coverage.
Anybody wants to go to any private school they wanna go to, we gonna pay for it.
Are dying in a faraway land.
Are gonna make the impact visually...
Are New York and California in the piece.
Are you, like, happy or are you scared...
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton remains tight lipped...
At that time in our nation's history, though
B But can Clinton Can he say that?
Bankruptcies have gone up. Jobs down. Fear up. Hope down.
Barzhagi says cryptically, Let them spin. We will win.
Be like a hockey player and get the puck out of here.
Because I thought they wanted the same sort of change I did.
Because if they knock us off, then so what?
Because of the last two days.
Because probably for the first time in a generation tomorrow...
Because we're all gonna have to jump off a bridge.
Because, you know Because of the last two days.
Ben Hogan said, Golf is a game of luck. The more I practice, the luckier I get.
Besides Bill Clinton, one person really gave this campaign focus.
Better than Together we can make the country and love the country it was meant to be?
Bill Clinton, number two on your ballot, number one in your heart. [Laughs]
Brown's is a Frenchman named Jacques Barzhagi...
Bush/Quayle '92!
Business failures in the country leading in New York and California.
But 54 of them thought character was a very big issue...
But always winning campaign staff.
But as they say, it's not horseshoes and it's not hand grenades.
But I basically liked my music and my friends...
But I can't understand...
But I certainly think that Mary, she loves the president.
But I just think it's very important we get at the end, we get that read my lips.
But I was a pretty straight kid.
But if I call you at 3:00 my time...
But in terms of scripts tonight, we're gonna test alternatives
But just, you know, when you get up there, and he says this is the last rally...
But let's get a decision on it so that at least the visibility people...
But number two, think of yourself.
But that's just it. There's no less time to go back to him and say, Read my lips.
But the one thing you gotta be
But Today show is willing to give us 10 minutes tomorrow just to... pop.
But we are fighting back.
But we're gonna take care of that.
But you know that you did the right thing...
But you know, just say what
But you oughta be ashamed of yourself for jumpin' on my wife.
But, you know, she really does care and feels very strongly about the president...
But, you know, sometimes Look, I know plenty of times
By doing this today, you have any idea how many gazillions of people are gonna watch this speech tonight?
Bye bye.
California, we're up by 19. Boxer's gonna win.
Call me back. Bye.
Campaign hard money. Can we send someone to look and see...
Can I just throw a little cold water on this for a minute?
Can you all have Marla come up to the war room on the 13th floor? Thanks.
Can you beep Wendy, please?
Can you make 2,000 signs that are
Carville says of Brown, 'He's just not us. '
Change the sentence to, Now he wants you to believe what he says about Bill Clinton.
Change versus more of the same.
Citing character insufficiencies because he flirted with women in elevators.
Claimed that he made a mistake by getting out of the race.
Clinton and Brown have little in common except off the wall campaign gurus.
Clinton's is James Carville, a Cajun who wears jeans with bright shirts.
Clinton's numbers don't add up! Clinton's numbers don't add up!
Colorado, we're up by 10.
Come on, America! Vote, vote, vote!
Come on. Let's listen. Start with some modestly modest news this morning.
Dead even in Florida. You know, it's just unbelievable.
Democratic Party or Republican Party approached you to tell this story?
Did anyone ever approach you from the Republican Party
Did he organize antiwar rallies while he was in Moscow?
Did they ever call you back and say what the Bush reaction was?
Did we trans We have a translation?
Dishonor yourself.
Do you think so? Don't worry about Georgia?
Don't think of it like that. Let's take it at two levels.
Don't worry about it. Tell the truth. Just tell 'em that you didn't do it. That's all I ever said.
Drafted out of the ghettos...
Ending a very different kind of campaign.
Especially somebody running for president.
Even if your name gets used, in the absence of proof, nobody can prove you're guilty.
Every time somebody farts the word draft, it's on the front page of the paper.
Every time that somebody comes along that's got some ideas
Every time that you suggest something to a media person...
Every time. Well, we can't do that.
Everybody got an opinion. This is just the most American thing you can do.
Everybody in America's gonna get a tax cut.
Everybody in this room. Everybody.
Everybody was compartmentalized.
Everything that oughta be down is up. Everything that should be up is down.
Except there are 41 million kids now who go to school, and that's
Fact: Arkansas is the second lowest tax burdened state in the country.
Fight on. Don't give up. Go!
For all the wrong that he's done to this country?
For our former governor Jerry Brown...
For the team of Bush and Quayle since a similar poll taken just a week ago.
For what I hope isn't the last time...
Foreign aid is something something like that.
Four more years!
Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
From both a television point of view and from a podium point of view...
Garnering 274 electoral votes, only four over.
George Bush is the ultimate politician. His political skills are awesome.
George Stephanopoulos.
Gettin' better.