Titus Welliver: Bates
Tony Mendez : Okay, you know those science fiction movies? Star Trek, Star Wars. They need an exotic location to shoot. Moonscape, Mars, desert, you know. Now, imagine this: they're a Canadian film crew on a location scout for a science fiction movie. We put it out there - the Canadian producers put out there - that we're looking at Egypt, Istanbul. Then we go to the consulate and say "Hey, we wanna look at Iran, too." I fly into Tehran, we all fly out together as a film crew. Done.
David Marmor : Flamboyant cover identities should be avoided, as it increases operational visibility.
Tony Mendez : This is a lot more plausible than foreigners who wanna go be teachers in Iran.
Bates : You wanna blend in with the population, you don't look like a rodeo clown.
Adam Engell : Just gonna wake up tomorrow morning and be in the movie business? We already have credentials for the teachers.
Tony Mendez : No, sir, we have a contact in L.A.
Jack O'Donnell : Chambers.
Tony Mendez : John Chambers. He's a Hollywood prosthetics guy. He's got an Oscar, he did "Planet of the Apes", and he's done a bunch of contract work for us in the past. I go see him, he sets us up. One, two days, make it look real.