Date created: April 2010
Release date 2005
Duration 126 min
Producer(s) Sarah Bradshaw, George Clooney, Ben Cosgrove...more
Director(s) Stephen Gaghan...more
Writer(s) Robert Baer, Stephen Gaghan...more
Cast Kayvan Novak, George Clooney, Amr Waked...more
Prince Nasir Al-Subaai:
What are they thinking, my brother and these American lawyers?
What are they thinking? They're thinking that it's running out. It's running out... and ninety percent of what's left is in the Middle East. This is a fight to the death.
If anything happens to me or my family, an accident, an accusation, anything, then first your son will disappear, his body will never be found. Then your wife. Her body will never be found either. This is guaranteed. Then, whatever is the most dangerous thing you do in your life, it might be flying in a small plane, it might be walking to the bank, you will be killed. Do you understand what I'm saying? I want you to acknowledge that you do understand so that we're clear and there won't be any mistakes.
Beirut rules, Mr. Barnes?
But what do you need a financial advisor for? Twenty years ago you had the highest Gross National Product in the world, now you're tied with Albania. Your second largest export is secondhand goods, closely followed by dates which you're losing five cents a pound on... You know what the business community thinks of you? They think that a hundred years ago you were living in tents out here in the desert chopping each other's heads off and that's where you'll be in another hundred years, so on behalf of my firm I accept your offer.
Bob, what do you know about the torture methods used by the Chinese on the Falun Gong? Huh? Method number one. What's your guess? [pause]
Water dungeon. Did you guess water dungeon? Number two method? Number two, twisting arm and putting face in feces. Not interested in two? Number three. Number three is called 'pulling nails from fingers'. What do you think Bob? Number three sound good to you? The purpose is to get the monks or whatever to recant their beliefs. What if I had to get you to recant? That would be pretty difficult right? Because if you have no beliefs to recant then what? Then you're fucked is what. You're going to give me the names of every person who's taken money from you. [rips off one of Bob's nails]
Oh that is dusgusting.
Come on Jimmy, you're not one of those Koran thumpers!
My name is Mussawi. [rips off another nail, then starts punching Bob]
You fucking fuck, fucking fuck, stupid fuck, what the fuck, this is a war! Fuck you're a PO fucking W! Give me the fucking names! I'm cutting his fucking head off. I'm going to cut your head off, Bob!
Intelligence work isn't training seminars and gold stars for attendance.
What do you think intelligence work is Bob?
I think it's two people in a room and one of them's asking a favor that is a capital crime in every country on earth, a hanging crime.
No Bob, it's assessing the information gathered from that favor and then balancing it against all the other information gathered from all the other favors.