Olympus Has Fallen (2013) Poster

Aaron Eckhart: President Benjamin Asher



  • Mike Banning : [walking in front of the heavily damaged White House, and over dead bodies of their colleagues]  Sorry about the house, sir.

    President Benjamin Asher : It's ok. I believe it's insured.

  • [first lines] 

    Mike Banning : You're going to seriously try to rope-a-dope me? That's an old man's move.

    President Benjamin Asher : I am an old man.

    Mike Banning : No, you're not. But you box like one.

  • [last lines] 

    President Benjamin Asher : We've lost good friends. Family. All good people. Heroes, every one of them. Our hearts and prayers go out to their families. And they will be remembered. Nor will we forget those who serve out of the spotlight, to whom we owe our highest gratitude. Our foe did not come only to destroy our things or our people. They came to desecrate our way of life. To foul our beliefs. Trample our freedom. And in this, not only did they fail, they granted us the greatest gift - a chance at our rebirth. We will rise renewed, stronger, and united. This is our time. Our chance to get back to the best of who we are. To lead by example with the dignity, integrity, and honor that built this country. And which will build it once again. May God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

  • Kang : I have no interest in your nuclear launch codes. By now, your Pentagon has changed them, no? Sit.

    [Forbes and one of Kang's terrorists sits Asher down] 

    President Benjamin Asher : You from the North? You sure as hell are not from the South.

    Kang : I'm working for justice, to give millions of starving men, women, and children a chance at more than just subsistence. To end the civil war your country interrupted so long ago. And yes, for a united, prosperous Korea.

    Forbes : It's a whole new world, baby.

    President Benjamin Asher : What's the going rate for souls these days?

    Forbes : [turns cross]  What do you say to me?

    President Benjamin Asher : I never would've taken you for a traitor.

    Forbes : Me? What about you? You sold this country out long before I ever did. Globalization and fuckin' Wall Street! What's the cost to a presidency nowadays anyway, huh? $500 Million? I'm a fuckin' rookie compared to you!

    [Asher head-butts Forbes in the face] 

    President Benjamin Asher : Gotta keep your gloves up, Forbes.

  • President Benjamin Asher : The United States of America doesn't negotiate with terrorists!

    Kang : Who said anything about negotiating?

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