Argo (2012) quotes

Director
Ben Affleck.

Cast
Ben Affleck.
Bryan Cranston.
John Goodman.

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Argo fuck yourself.
– Lester Siegel

Target audience will hate it.
– John Chambers
Who’s the target audience?
– Tony Mendez
People with eyes.
– John Chambers

You want me to be honest with you, Les?
– Max Klein
No, I would like you to bullshit me, Max.
– Lester Siegel

If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s gonna be a fake hit.
– Lester Siegel

Carter said you were a great American.
– Jack O’Donnell
A great American what?
– Tony Mendez
He didn’t say.
– Jack O’Donnell

You really believe your little story’s gonna make a difference when there’s a gun to our heads?
– Joe Stafford
I think my story’s the only thing between you and a gun to your head.
– Tony Mendez

Brace yourself; it’s like talking to those two old fucks on “The Muppets”.
– Jack O’Donnell

This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far.
– Jack O’Donnell

I am not going to leave him at the airport with six people and his dick in his hand. Tell the Director to call the White House. Do your fucking job!
– Jack O’Donnell

If you’re gonna do a $20 million “Star Wars” rip-off, you need somebody who’s a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. With credits. Who you can trust with classified information. Who’ll produce a fake movie. For free.
– John Chambers

Okay, you got 6 people hiding out in a town of what, 4 million people, all of whom chant “death to America” all the livelong day. You want to set up a movie in a week. You want to lie to Hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living. Then you’re gonna sneak 007 over here into a country that wants CIA blood on their breakfast cereal, and you’re gonna walk the Brady Bunch out of the most watched city in the world.
– Lester Siegel
Past about a hundred militia at the airport. That’s right.
– Tony Mendez
Right. Look, I gotta tell you. We did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this.
– Lester Siegel

He says the Minotaur prosthetic is too tight, so he can’t act.
– First A.D.
If he could act, he wouldn’t be playing the Minotaur.
– John Chambers

You really know Warren Beatty?
– Tony Mendez
Yes, I do. I took a leak next to him once at the Golden Globes.
– Lester Siegel

If we wanted applause, we would have joined the circus.
– Jack O’Donnell
I thought we did.
– Tony Mendez

Sir, exfils are like abortions. You don’t wanna need one. But when you do, you don’t do it yourself.
– Tony Mendez

They’re claiming the embassy was a den of espionage.
– Landon Butler
We wish it was a fuckin’ den of espionage. CI’s got three people over there, they don’t see a revolution coming? Call it something other than intelligence.
– Hamilton Jordan