Synopsis: Ray works for MI6, Claire for the CIA. She burns him in Dubai. Jump ahead five years: he sees her in Grand Central and confronts her. Both now work in industrial security for corporate giants whose CEOs hate each other. Flashbacks fill us in: is it coincidence that he sees her in Grand Central? In about a week, one of the firms is going to announce a revolutionary product. Under the guise of helping that corporation's rival, can Ray and Claire work their own theft and find an independent buyer? To work together, using the corporate rivalry to their advantage, they would have to trust one another - difficult, if not impossible. Or, is one playing the other?
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): Tony Gilroy
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min


So how long

were you gonna keep me waiting?

Excuse me?

- I'm dying over there;

- Where?

There, by the Ben Franklin

potato salad pavilion;

I'm sorry;

Are we supposed to know each other?

Definitely; I mean, we're supposed to;

We don't, but we should;

- Ray; Ray Koval;

- (CLEARS THROAT) Theresa Corrado;

- Nice to meet you;

- Okay;

- Happy Independence Day;

- And to you;

Look, I'm sorry; I don't know if it's the knee

or something, but I'm a little confused;

I thought we were checking each other out;

No; Sorry; Maybe you're drunk;

No, no, no;

If I was drunk, I'd be coming on to you;

That's a relief;

If I was drunk,

I'd be saying how amazing you look

and how crazy it is

that you're standing here on your own;

Wow; Are you always like this?

No; I sometimes sound like this,

but this is definitely different;

- What's so different?

- I don't know;

I guess that's what I came over to find out;

RAY O VER PHONE; You're kidding, right?

DALE; I'm dead serious;

RAY; Behind me?

DALE; He made the turn with us on 6th;

RAY; Hey, if this is some kind of game

you guys play to keep things exciting,

I gotta tell you, it's a little sad;

DALE; (CHUCKLES) This is no game, Ray;

This is real;

Like I told you, man,

this is old-school espionage;

Moscow rules; Street spies;

RAY; How far behind me?

DALE; He's about three meters back;

He must have picked us up downtown;

RAY; And you know this guy?

DALE; I've seen him around;

He's definitely Burkett & Randle;

I keep telling you, man; These people

take soap and shaving cream very seriously;

So I guess that means we're going to plan B;

DALE; Let's do it;

- What's he wearing?

- Navy turtleneck, gray jacket;


That was sweet, man;

It's all good; It's all good;

There's no way this guy is working solo,

so if we want to bust you out,

we're gonna have to make a little noise

up here at the corner;


DALE; You wanna box him out of here

or leapfrog? What do you wanna do?

I still think you're messing with me;

Call it, Ray; Box or leapfrog?

Or maybe you just want to find out

if I'm worth the money;

- DALE; Come on, man;

- Leapfrog;




Watch where you go; It's New York, okay?

Let me help;

Open the eyes!

- Hey, you there?

- DALE; What are you doing?


- DALE; I thought you were in position;

- I am; I was;

DALE; We're two minutes away;

- We're blown;

- What are you talking about?

Reschedule the meet;

No; No can do;

We're blown; Just walk away;

Listen to me; I know what it's like;

New guy on the team, big game,

you wanna make a good impression;

Hello? Ray?

Remember me?

- Sure; Of course; We; ; ;

- Long time, huh?

- Yes!

- Gotcha;

- I'm sorry, I just; ; ;

- Just what?

I'm drawing a blank;

- Nice try;

- Excuse me?

A little professional courtesy

would make this a lot less awkward;

- How do I know you?

- How do you know me?

(LAUGHING) Wow! That's tough;

That's a strong play;

Believe me, I've spent a lot of time thinking

what this would be like,

where we'd be, what I'd say, what you'd say;

- But I never thought that you'd; ; ;

- I'm terribly sorry;

You really want to go this way?

You clearly have me confused

with someone else;

I don't know;

I mean, I'm not great on names;

I should be; I try;

Faces, I'm definitely better;

Faces, I'm like a B, B minus;

Where I'm good, where I really excel,

people I've slept with;

That's been a traditional area of strength

for me;

Look, seriously,

I don't know who you think I am, but; ; ;

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Tony Gilroy

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. more…

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