Ivan Korshunov
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Ivan Korshunov (Character)
from Air Force One (1997)

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Air Force One (1997)
Ivan Korshunov: I know what you're thinking, First Lady. You want me dead. Well, it might come to that. In the war, people die.
Grace: This isn't war! You just murdered an unarmed woman.
Ivan Korshunov: You, who murdered a 100,000 Iraqis to save a nickel on a gallon of gas. Are going to lecture me about the rules of war? Don't!

Ivan Korshunov: The President is safe - but then you must know that. He ran from here like a whipped dog! I'm sure you can't wait for him to get back to making the decisions so you can stop... sweating... through that silk blouse of yours!

Vice President Kathryn Bennett: What are your intentions?
Ivan Korshunov: What arrogance... to think you could ever understand my intentions!

Ivan Korshunov: When you talk to the President, you might remind him that I am holding his wife, his daughter, his chief of staff, his national security advisor, his classified papers - and his baseball glove!

Ivan Korshunov: Your national security advisor has just been executed. He's a very good negotiator. He bought you another half hour.

Ivan Korshunov: I understand that Air Force One can refuel in mid-air. Well we need fuel, and we need it now.
Vice President Kathryn Bennett: I'm sure we can come to some kind of arrangement. If you land the plane we'll trade fuel for hostages.
Ivan Korshunov: This is bullshit! It's simple physics. Without fuel the plan crashes,
[scoffs]
Ivan Korshunov: everybody dies!
Vice President Kathryn Bennett: We're trying to do everything we can.
Ivan Korshunov: Tell me what I want to hear or I will execute a member of the senior staff and continue killing one hostage every minute until the plane crashes, or refueling plane arrive. Well what do you say?
Vice President Kathryn Bennett: Fuel's on its way.
Ivan Korshunov: Thank you.

Ivan Korshunov: You can end this all with one phone call Mr. President!

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!

[Ivan has just killed Melanie Mitchell]
Ivan Korshunov: I know what you're thinking First Lady,you want me dead. Well we may come to that. You see people do die in wars.
Grace: This isn't war! YOU JUST MURDERED AN UNARMED WOMAN!

[Ivan has just killed Jack Doherty]
Alice Marshall: Why did you kill him?
Ivan Korshunov: Because I believe.

Ivan Korshunov: I would turn my back on God Himself for Mother Russia

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.