"Lord of War" quotes

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An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an INTERPOL Agent.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Production: N/A
Genre: crime, drama
Year: 2005
MetaScore: 62/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: $24,149,632
Released: 16 Sep 2005
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations

149 Clips

I'm not here to supply his enemies - Lord of War 00:58
I'm not here to supply his enemies
Will my hand grow back - Lord of War 00:06
Will my hand grow back
My father left a welcoming present in your room - Lord of War 00:09
My father left a welcoming present in your room
The only way you could die from this baby now is if a food drop hits you - Lord of War 00:26
The only way you could die from this baby now is if a food...
Always remember - Lord of War 00:18
Always remember
I don't know what Vitali was running away from - Lord of War 00:24
I don't know what Vitali was running away from
Your brother's death certificate said he died of heart failure - Lord of War 00:56
Your brother's death certificate said he died of heart...
How do you do this - Lord of War 00:48
How do you do this
I was so caught up in the deal - Lord of War 01:14
I was so caught up in the deal
Come to think about it - Lord of War 02:19
Come to think about it
I miss your Borscht - Lord of War 01:56
I miss your Borscht
My enemies have finally found a weapon that can hurt me - Lord of War 00:39
My enemies have finally found a weapon that can hurt me
Look where we are - Lord of War 01:40
Look where we are
I could even afford to be a patron of the arts - Lord of War 01:08
I could even afford to be a patron of the arts
We would be happy to make you happy - Lord of War 01:04
We would be happy to make you happy
My father would like to meet you - Lord of War 00:54
My father would like to meet you
I thought you were watching out for these people - Lord of War 03:56
I thought you were watching out for these people
My wealth caught up to my lies about my wealth - Lord of War 00:34
My wealth caught up to my lies about my wealth
Did you forget what time it is - Lord of War 01:15
Did you forget what time it is
The Cold War had its uses - Lord of War 02:27
The Cold War had its uses
During the Cold War - Lord of War 02:44
During the Cold War
It would be nice to have a couple more guests from my side of the family - Lord of War 01:19
It would be nice to have a couple more guests from my side...
That's why I choose my customers so carefully - Lord of War 00:54
That's why I choose my customers so carefully
But that's another story - Lord of War 01:51
But that's another story
Hurricane though there's nothing on the news - Lord of War 03:14
Hurricane though there's nothing on the news
How do you spell that - Lord of War 01:15
How do you spell that
The only option for Vitaly and I was  under the counter gun running - Lord of War 01:12
The only option for Vitaly and I was under the counter gun...
Would you also like the armor piercing bullets - Lord of War 00:17
Would you also like the armor piercing bullets
I did have a natural instinct for smuggling contraband - Lord of War 00:54
I did have a natural instinct for smuggling contraband
The end of the line - Lord of War 01:48
The end of the line
I don't know how much Ava really knew or how much she ignored - Lord of War 01:10
I don't know how much Ava really knew or how much she...
He knew he didn't have to guard me - Lord of War 00:49
He knew he didn't have to guard me
A new breed of gun runner requires a new breed of a cop - Lord of War 00:35
A new breed of gun runner requires a new breed of a cop
An angel sometimes makes an appearance - Lord of War 00:46
An angel sometimes makes an appearance
I was going to aim high - Lord of War 00:37
I was going to aim high
Why are you so fucked up all the time - Lord of War 00:13
Why are you so fucked up all the time
Most people are happy just get out of jail - Lord of War 00:19
Most people are happy just get out of jail
I don't believe you - Lord of War 01:31
I don't believe you
He was selling guns before there was gun powder - Lord of War 01:53
He was selling guns before there was gun powder
It hit me it couldn't have hit me harder if I was the one who was shot - Lord of War 02:11
It hit me it couldn't have hit me harder if I was the one...
Ava looked at me directly in the eyes - Lord of War 01:12
Ava looked at me directly in the eyes
I was the best  Merchant Of Death  alive - Lord of War 01:26
I was the best Merchant Of Death alive
I want to talk to you - Lord of War 02:05
I want to talk to you
Stop fucking around - Lord of War 02:04
Stop fucking around
Vitaly broke the cardinal rule of gun running - Lord of War 00:28
Vitaly broke the cardinal rule of gun running
All of a sudden - Lord of War 02:05
All of a sudden
What the fuck are you doing here - Lord of War 01:54
What the fuck are you doing here
Valentine knew he didn't have to guard me - Lord of War 00:46
Valentine knew he didn't have to guard me
When I was a boy - Lord of War 00:49
When I was a boy
But I wasn't the only one offering a crash course in capitalism - Lord of War 00:40
But I wasn't the only one offering a crash course in...
You fucking fuck - Lord of War 00:25
You fucking fuck
You underestimate yourself Aleksei - Lord of War 00:36
You underestimate yourself Aleksei
I can't wear the clothes - Lord of War 01:55
I can't wear the clothes
What was he doing here - Lord of War 00:29
What was he doing here
I paid a Monrovian doctor twenty dollars to remove the lead from Vitaly's body - Lord of War 00:30
I paid a Monrovian doctor twenty dollars to remove the lead...
We can't do this deal - Lord of War 01:26
We can't do this deal
What's the matter with you - Lord of War 01:09
What's the matter with you
Most people are happy just to get out of jail - Lord of War 00:19
Most people are happy just to get out of jail
A human fetus has a reptile's tail - Lord of War 00:48
A human fetus has a reptile's tail
Despite the other women - Lord of War 00:25
Despite the other women
Have you seen today's paper - Lord of War 00:39
Have you seen today's paper
I can see what you are thinking - Lord of War 00:48
I can see what you are thinking
I've tasted your borscht - Lord of War 00:32
I've tasted your borscht
What are you doing - Lord of War 00:21
What are you doing
He must be lying - Lord of War 00:13
He must be lying
I had a flair for languages - Lord of War 00:32
I had a flair for languages
We're with the Bureau of Alcohol - Lord of War 00:10
We're with the Bureau of Alcohol
I never sold to Osama bin Laden - Lord of War 00:25
I never sold to Osama bin Laden
Beware of the dog - Lord of War 00:49
Beware of the dog
Even when I was up against an overzealous agent - Lord of War 01:24
Even when I was up against an overzealous agent
May I interest you in the shoulder fired S 37 surface to air missle - Lord of War 00:48
May I interest you in the shoulder fired S 37 surface to air...
You don't have to worry - Lord of War 00:33
You don't have to worry
Welcome to Democracy - Lord of War 00:52
Welcome to Democracy
You got nothing on me - Lord of War 00:15
You got nothing on me
The problem with gun runners going to war - Lord of War 00:25
The problem with gun runners going to war
I'm still the resident family fuck up - Lord of War 02:15
I'm still the resident family fuck up
I have been running away from violence my whole life - Lord of War 00:32
I have been running away from violence my whole life
With the curse of invincibility - Lord of War 00:21
With the curse of invincibility
WHY'D YOU DO THAT - Lord of War 00:32
WHY'D YOU DO THAT
I was the same man who was not good enough for you before - Lord of War 00:32
I was the same man who was not good enough for you before
Come to think of it - Lord of War 00:57
Come to think of it
I'm a failed actress - Lord of War 01:02
I'm a failed actress
We saw something in each other neither one of us liked - Lord of War 00:49
We saw something in each other neither one of us liked
While private gunrunners continue to thrive - Lord of War 05:00
While private gunrunners continue to thrive
I am not a fool - Lord of War 00:33
I am not a fool
I don't care if it's legal - Lord of War 00:08
I don't care if it's legal
They had a white war in what was left of Yugoslavia - Lord of War 00:55
They had a white war in what was left of Yugoslavia
I was guilty as sin - Lord of War 00:50
I was guilty as sin
My son's birthday unlocked what the government would later describe - Lord of War 00:21
My son's birthday unlocked what the government would later...
Her name really is Angel - Lord of War 00:26
Her name really is Angel
I would tell you to go to hell - Lord of War 00:09
I would tell you to go to hell
You read the newspapers - Lord of War 00:47
You read the newspapers
A friend of my brothers' - Lord of War 00:22
A friend of my brothers'
One way or another - Lord of War 00:48
One way or another
After that came vodka - Lord of War 00:18
After that came vodka
And the ones who care don't know - Lord of War 00:16
And the ones who care don't know
Since you're so concerned with the law - Lord of War 01:34
Since you're so concerned with the law
Thank God there are still legal ways to exploit developing countries - Lord of War 00:41
Thank God there are still legal ways to exploit developing...
Bullets change governments far surer than votes - Lord of War 00:20
Bullets change governments far surer than votes
I was able to navigate around those inconvenient little arms embargoes - Lord of War 01:19
I was able to navigate around those inconvenient little arms...
There's a weapon - Lord of War 00:18
There's a weapon
The first and most important rule of gun running is - Lord of War 00:19
The first and most important rule of gun running is
You can't force someone to fall in love with you but - Lord of War 00:15
You can't force someone to fall in love with you but
I sell to leftists - Lord of War 00:48
I sell to leftists
I don't think you appreciate the seriousness of your situation - Lord of War 04:49
I don't think you appreciate the seriousness of your...
Would you like a silencer for that - Lord of War 00:20
Would you like a silencer for that
Tell me I'm everything you despise - Lord of War 00:49
Tell me I'm everything you despise
Every faction in Africa calls themselves by these noble names   Liberation this - Lord of War 01:13
Every faction in Africa calls themselves by these noble...
What do you mean - Lord of War 01:26
What do you mean
I'm not saying I didn't have setbacks - Lord of War 01:09
I'm not saying I didn't have setbacks
I was an equal opportunity merchant of death - Lord of War 01:06
I was an equal opportunity merchant of death
Do you know why I do what I do - Lord of War 01:56
Do you know why I do what I do
Can you bring me the gun of Rambo - Lord of War 00:21
Can you bring me the gun of Rambo
Is this how you want to be remembered - Lord of War 00:32
Is this how you want to be remembered
Evil prevails when good men fail to act - Lord of War 00:12
Evil prevails when good men fail to act
But I prefer it my way - Lord of War 00:31
But I prefer it my way
You know who's going to inherit the Earth - Lord of War 00:51
You know who's going to inherit the Earth
Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies and deceit - Lord of War 00:38
Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies...
One is not getting what you want - Lord of War 00:28
One is not getting what you want
I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile - Lord of War 02:08
I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile
Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal - Lord of War 02:22
Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal
It's made of a polymer composite - Lord of War 01:12
It's made of a polymer composite
It cost me twenty grand to book her for a fake photo shoot - Lord of War 02:48
It cost me twenty grand to book her for a fake photo shoot
If I was going to go in the gun trade - Lord of War 00:34
If I was going to go in the gun trade
I started to feel I've been cursed - Lord of War 00:42
I started to feel I've been cursed
I can't eat shellfish - Lord of War 01:04
I can't eat shellfish
I can always sense when I'm being tailed - Lord of War 01:16
I can always sense when I'm being tailed
Doesn't look like a four to me - Lord of War 02:26
Doesn't look like a four to me
Do you realize in some parts of my country you can get one for the price of a chicken - Lord of War 03:10
Do you realize in some parts of my country you can get one...
Back then I carried a French - Lord of War 01:47
Back then I carried a French
At least not with money - Lord of War 01:04
At least not with money
Anything to keep Ava in the style to which she had - Lord of War 02:41
Anything to keep Ava in the style to which she had
Any friend of my brothers' is a - Lord of War 00:18
Any friend of my brothers' is a
You couldn't put a price on loyalty - Lord of War 00:49
You couldn't put a price on loyalty
You can fight a lot of enemies and survive - Lord of War 00:20
You can fight a lot of enemies and survive
Where there's a will - Lord of War 00:15
Where there's a will
What the fuck do you know about guns - Lord of War 00:21
What the fuck do you know about guns
What a cargo crew at Heathrow Airport does in a day - Lord of War 00:30
What a cargo crew at Heathrow Airport does in a day
We have enough - Lord of War 00:22
We have enough
This is bullshit money - Lord of War 00:23
This is bullshit money
The soviets had guns coming out of the  demon hole - Lord of War 01:59
The soviets had guns coming out of the demon hole
The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted - Lord of War 02:05
The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think...
The primary market was Africa - Lord of War 00:52
The primary market was Africa
The pillaging didn't die with my uncle - Lord of War 01:38
The pillaging didn't die with my uncle
The ones who know don't care anymore - Lord of War 00:21
The ones who know don't care anymore
The new Uzi machine pistol - Lord of War 01:40
The new Uzi machine pistol
That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet - Lord of War 00:40
That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet
That sums up Andy for me - Lord of War 02:50
That sums up Andy for me
My contact at synagogue landed me my first Israeli made Uzi sub machine gun - Lord of War 01:05
My contact at synagogue landed me my first Israeli made Uzi...

Cast

Yuri Orlov - Nicolas Cage
Ava Fontaine - Bridget Moynahan
Vitaly Orlov - Jared Leto
Irina Orlov - Shake Tukhmanyan
Anatoly Orlov - Jean-Pierre Nshanian
Ukrainian Mobster - Jared Burke
Ukrainian Mobster - Eric Uys
Ukrainian Mobster - David Shumbris
Ukrainian Mobster - Stewart Morgan
Gregor - Jasper Lenz
Eli Kurtzman - Stephen Gregor
Boris - Kobus Marx
Arms Fair Salesman - Jeremy Crutchley
Simeon Weisz - Ian Holm
Ingrid - Tanya Finch
Natasha - Lize Jooste
Lebanese Customer - Yaseen Abdullah
Colonel Oliver Southern (voice) - Donald Sutherland
Colonel Oliver Southern - David Harman
Colonel Oliver Southern - Neil Tweddle
Somalian Freedom Fighter - Prosper Hakiziman
Borneo Officer - Chi Zhang Yi
Mujahadeen Leader - Sajad Khan
Freighter Captain - John Sferopoulos
'Kono' Painter (as Gamiet Petersen) - Gamiet Peterson
Jack Valentine - Ethan Hawke
Interpol Agent Ryan - Danie Struwig
Raoul (as Toni Caprari) - Tony Caprari
Young Nicolai - Jack Niccol
Ukrainian Guard - Stanislav Majer
General Dmitri - Evgeniy Lazarev
Ukraine Major (as Zdenek Pechacek) - Zdenek Pechácek
Vladimir (as Weston Cage) - Weston Cage Coppola
Alena - Larissa Bond
Andre Baptiste Junior - Sammi Rotibi
Andre's Driver - Gugulethu 'Gugu' Zulu
Cheerleader Mariama - Debbie Jones
Cheerleader Asura - Mirriam Ngomani
Andre Baptiste Senior - Eamonn Walker
Liberian Lieutenant - Tayo Oyekoya
Hotel Africa Porter (as Dexter Nwanya Jr.) - Dexter Nwanya
Head Porter - Yule Masiteng
Faith - Liya Kebede
Boy Lieutenant - Siyamthanda Ndlangalavu
Candy (as Tanit Phoenix) - Tanit Phoenix Copley
Interpol Agent Maxwell (as Kutcha Hardy) - Kutcha
Leonid - Vadim Dobrin
Interpol Pilot - Hlomla Dandala
Mbizi - Tony Kgoroge
Hotel Africa Band - Young Bakubas
General 'No Living Thing' - Mzwanele Jafta
Jewel - Carlin April
Saran - Bupe Chanda
Monrovian Militiaman (as Sonni Genius Chidiebere) - Sonni Chidiebere
Monrovian Militiaman - Sydney Hall
Older Nicolai - Nalu Tripician
Interpol Agent James - Jonathan Ave
General Solomon - Akin Omotoso
A.T.F. Agent Callahan (as Steven Ruge) - Steve Ruge
Sudan Border Guard - Ali Mk
Sudan Border Guard - Mohamed Omar
Additional Russian Voices (voice) - David Aranovich
Russian Soldier - Anthony Bradshaw
Art Dealer - Ty Copeman
Self (archive footage) - Mikhail Gorbachev
Bodyguard - Stephen Hughes
Additional Voices (voice) - Jean-Michel Richaud
Additional Russian Voices (voice) - Inna Swann
Rehab Orderly - Ryan Tygh
FBI Agent / Ukraine Major - Patrick John Walton