If we wanted applause, we would have joined the circus.

Jack O'Donnell

It's got horses in it, it's a Western.

Lester Siegel

You're worried about the Ayatollah? Try the WGA.

Lester Siegel

Lester Siegel: The saying goes, "What starts in farce ends in tragedy."
John Chambers: No, it's the other way around.
Lester Siegel: Who said that exactly?
John Chambers: Marx.
Lester Siegel: Groucho said that?

Argo fuck yourself.

Lester Siegel

Look, if you're going to do this, you're going to do this... You can't build cover stories around a movie that doesn't exist. You need a script, you need a producer.

John Chambers

[to Tony Mendez] 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 will produce a fake movie. For free.

John Chambers

[to Tony Mendez] The whole country is watching you, they just don't know it

Jack O'Donnell

If I'm going to make a fake movies, it's going to be a fake hit.

Lester Siegel

[after quizzing the hostages on their fake bios and the one hostage paused] Shoot him, he's an American Spy!

Tony Mendez

Bad news, bad news. Even when it's good news, it's bad news. John Wayne in the ground 6 months and this is what is left of America.

Lester Siegel

Tony Mendez: We are responsible for these people.
Jack O'Donnell: What we are is required to follow orders.

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