President James Marshall
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President James Marshall (Character)
from Air Force One (1997)

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Air Force One (1997)
Alice Marshall: I'm 12 years old, dad. In caveman days I'd be having children of my own.
President James Marshall: That's what we call progress, young lady.

Grace: She couldn't stay your little girl forever Jim.
President James Marshall: I know. But I was hoping she could wait until she was 14 or 15... or 50.

President James Marshall: If this works, you get to be Postmaster General.

President James Marshall: Peace isn't merely the absence of conflict, but the presence of justice.

President James Marshall: Did you hear my speech?
Grace: Yeah.
President James Marshall: Yeah?
Grace: You're gonna get yourself re-elected.
President James Marshall: That's what I keep telling them.

President James Marshall: GET OFF MY PLANE!

F-15 Fighter Pilot 'Halo 2': Sir, pull up! You've got one on your tail.
President James Marshall: Get him off my tail!
F-15 Fighter Pilot 'Halo 2': Missile away. Air Force One. Break left and climb!
Major Caldwell: Sir, we've lost countermeasures.
F-15 Fighter Pilot 'Halo 2': This is Halo-2. They've lost countermeasures. I'm going in.
[takes the missile for Air Force One]

Russian President Petrov: Today we are honoring this brave man. Ladies and gentlemen, my friend, the President of the United States of America.
President James Marshall: IN RUSSIAN. The dead remember our indifference. The dead remember our silence.
President James Marshall: I came here tonight to be congratulated, but today when I visited the Red Cross camps, overwhelmed by the flood of refugees fleeing from the horror of Kazakhstan, I realized I don't deserve to be congratulated. None of us do.
National Security Advisor Jack Doherty: What's he doing?
Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd: That's not the speech.
President James Marshall: Let's speak the truth. And the truth is, we acted too late. Only when our own national security was threatened did we act. Radek's regime murdered over 200,000 men, women, and children, and we watched it on TV. We let it happen. People were being slaughtered for over a year and we issued economic sanctions and hid behind the rhetoric of diplomacy. How dare we? The dead remember. Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, it's the presence of justice. And tonight I come to you with a pledge to change America's policy. Never again will I allow our political self-interest to deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity and terror are not political weapons and to those who would use them: your day is over. We will never negotiate. We will no longer tolerate, and we will no longer be afraid. It's your turn to be afraid.

[Crossing three wires blindly]
President James Marshall: I'm counting on you, red, white and blue.

Agent Gibbs: Give me the strap!
President James Marshall: I trusted you with my life.
Agent Gibbs: So will the next President. Now, give it to me.

Melanie Mitchel: Mr. President, the Russian news crew is with us. I told them you'd give them a sound bite about life in the White House.
President James Marshall: There *is* no life in the White House!

President James Marshall: Kathryn, if you give a mouse a cookie...
Vice President Kathryn Bennett: It's gonna want a glass of milk.

President James Marshall: [after seeing an enemy plane being blown up] HAHAHA. The good guys are here.

President James Marshall: Your not here for this, you want something. What is it?
Ivan Korshunov: I want Radek.
President James Marshall: How can I do that, I can't do that!
Ivan Korshunov: Then you die the three of you.
President James Marshall: I'll do anything to save my family DON'T ASK ME FOR SOMETHING I CAN'T GIVE!
Ivan Korshunov: The most powerful man on the earth, and there certain things you cannot do. This is very curious, stop with your fuckin' LIES!

[Phillips is talking Marshall through dumping fuel with the avionics panel]
Phillips, AFO Chief Mechanic: Hold on, just let me double-check, sir...
President James Marshall: Oh, for Christ's sakes, man, hurry up!
Phillips, AFO Chief Mechanic: Sir, if you get the wrong wire, you'll cut the engine feeds, and the plane will crash.
President James Marshall: Then we don't want to get the wrong wire, do we?

Alice Marshall: [watching a football game] Pass interference. That's cheating!
President James Marshall: Only if they get caught.

President James Marshall: Do you know who I am? I'm the President of the United States!
Boris Bazylev: Don't think that means I don't shoot you!

President James Marshall: Where are your chutes, guys?
Agent Gibbs: We stay with the president.
President James Marshall: Thank you.

Ivan Korshunov: You've been very busy downstairs, haven't you? Killing my men?
Ivan Korshunov: [Slaps President Marshall's face after been tied with tape]
Ivan Korshunov: [Punches President Marshall's stomach]
Ivan Korshunov: [Lies down President Marshall against a desk and takes his gun and points it at his head]
Grace: NO!
President James Marshall: You don't want to do that. I'm what you came for, don't forget that.
Ivan Korshunov: Then i'll kill them. Or just one, you pick. That's what you do in the White House? you play God.

President James Marshall: These MiGs... how far away are they?
["Radar Lock" screen beeps]
President James Marshall: Never mind