Awesome / Lord of War

  • Yuri, an arms dealer who sold millions of guns illegally in the end is finally arrested after several ingenious escapes. Interpol agent Jack Valentine enjoys his victory by visiting Yuri in his cell to inform him of the graveness of his situation — his crimes are so numerous that he'll be shuttled between his cell and a courtroom for 10 years before even being sentenced. Yuri coolly explains why and how he won't ever set foot in a courtroom and how he will be immediately released because he acts as a middleman for none other than the President, while all of Valentine's hard work will be for naught. Valentine attempts to top the following speech with a "I would tell you to go to hell, but I think you're already there," one-liner but it's pretty hollow in light of the disillusionment he's just walked headlong into.
    Yuri Orlov: The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss - the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year - sometimes it's embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying. So. You call me evil, but unfortunately for you, I'm a necessary evil.
  • How Yuri gets rid of the evidence of an arms smuggling run when Interpol comes after him in Africa. Said evidence is a plane, with a cargo hold full of guns, ammunition, and grenades, and he disposes of it by giving everything to the locals. Everything. Within 24 hours, even the plane has been dismantled and carried away (complete with a cool timelapse).
  • When Yuri's ship is intercepted by Interpol, he has the name on the hull painted over and remade (with proper stencils, no less) and a Dutch flag improvised as a sideways French flag...while the Interpol vessel is within sight.