The Siege (1998) Script

Male Reporter: The U.S. military presence abroad was rocked today when a bomb exploded— Female Reporter: In the army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Second Male Reporter: A multinational force— Third Male Reporter: Ripped the front off the 8-story military dorm, exposing just how vulnerable U.S. troops are here.

And marines on duty seem, for the most part, numbed by the horror of the morning bombing.

Female Reporter: Early indications suggest this to be the work of Sheik Ahmed Bin Talal, a radical fundamentalist cleric known to have issued— The explosion appears to be the work of terrorists.

And if that is the case, like all Americans, I am outraged by it.

[Woman Singing In Arabic]

The cowards who committed this murderous act must not go unpunished.

Eagle Eye: Sand Leader, this is Eagle Eye.

We have a fix on the package.

It is in a Mercedes sedan traveling south— Woman On Radio: Comsat 1, your coordinates are as follows.

1 -8-0-5-0.

Package is approaching target area.

Estimated time of contact is approximately 1 -4 seconds.

[Speaking Arabic]


Yallah! Yallah!

[Speaking Arabic]

[Machine Gun Fire]

President Clinton: Let me say again.

America takes care of our own.

Those who did it must not go unpunished.

Sand Leader: Eagle Eye, this is Sand Leader.

The sheik is in our custody.

Sand Leader: He is alive and well, and will be delivered intact by 0800 tomorrow.

[Chanting In Arabic]

[Telephones Ringing]

Woman: FBI. Good morning.

Man: FBI. Yes. Good morning, sir.

Woman: FBI. Counterterrorism Task Force.

That was NYPD.

Brooklyn South issued a code blue less than 2 minutes ago, and they think hostages are involved.

Business or residence?

A bus.

We just got word there's some kind of bomb on the bus.

Have you set up a perimeter?

Working on it.

OK. What about negotiators? We got our people on the way?

Got it.

And what about the bomb squad?

They're going in now.

[Police Radios Crackling]


How soon can we get there?

This time of day? Maybe tomorrow.




[High-Pitched Beep]

[People Screaming]

[Explosion] Oh, fuck.

Man: Open the door!


And nobody's hurt?

Electronically Altered Voice: This is our first and last warning.

We expect our demand to be met.

There will be no negotiation.

No more communication of any kind.

That is all.

Demand for what?

You hear any demand?

Maybe it's a prank.

Some sense of humor.

Here's what I know.

B.P., as in blue paint.

Voice-altering technology. What do you think?

Available from The Sharper Image catalog.

Last I looked, they didn't have an exploding paint bomb.

Still, the rhetoric sounds political.

You think it's militia?

No, not their style. Frank?

Islamic jihad aren't known for their sense of humor, and Hamas is raising so much money here.

Why queer their deal?

Isn't green the color of Islam, not blue?

Another good point. Tina, rub these good points together.

Come up with a composite of the suspects by the end of business today. Anita!

Anita: Yeah?

Run that against the mainframe for me, OK?

Mike, lab analysis on the paint.

Report's not in yet, but we're checking to see if any blue paint was sold in quantity.

Good. Danny, how are the interviews going with the victims?

Not great.

Check the bus stops.

Maybe somebody saw him get on.

H ub, I think we're all eager to give up our weekends on this.

It just occurs to me— Has anyone committed a crime here?

I mean assault with a deadly color?

Here's what I don't like.

They know explosives. That's not such a big deal.

Everybody on the I nternet knows explosives, but they know our response time.

They put in a call, and then they walk.

I don't like that.

Excuse me, sir. I think you should see this.

It just came in on the fax.

"Release him."

Release who? Who do we got?

Bill Clinton?

He didn't do it.

Charlie Manson?

Danny: Hamas guy was let go in April.

Frank: Under protest.

Yeah, but why be so coy about it?

You think it's a phony?

Tina: It's Floyd Rose.

Somebody's flashing a government badge at the warehouse where they're working on the bus.

Our tech guys want to know if we're cooperating with any other agencies.

She's looking for the wiring signatures for the device and asking for copies of any fingerprints we've managed to lift.

She CIA?

Smells like it.

Turns out she's also been talking to some of the passengers.

Which one is she?

That's her over there by the table.

How you doing?

Hi, there.

I'm Anthony H ubbard.

I'm the assistant special agent in charge.

Oh, shit.

I've been trying to liaise with you all day.

I'm Elise Kraft, National Security Council.

Pleasure. You've been trying to liaise with me all day?

Have you checked the phone book?

We got 14 lines, not including the unlisted ones.

Hi. I'm Elise Kraft.

National Security Council.

How you doing? I'm Colin Powell.

What do you people want with my bus?

Hey. We're on the same team here, Agent H ubbard.

Who, exactly, is "we" on this particular team?

It's never the question that's indiscreet.

It's only the answer.

Tell you what, Elise.

You send me an official interagency request for cooperation, then I'll give you copies of everything we come up with. How's that?

Other than that, I gotta ask you to leave before you contaminate my crime scene any more than you already have.

CIA has no charter to operate domestically, which puts you in violation of federal law.

Hey, there's no reason to be nasty.

You think I'm being nasty?

Ifyou got something you want to share with me, being that we're teammates?

Well, unfortunately, not yet, but as soon as I do— You'll let me know?

I'll tell you what I'm gonna do.

I'm gonna ask some of my teammates to escort you out of here.

Is that all right with you?




Thank you.

Is that Elise with an "A" or an "E"?

N ice meeting you, too, Assistant Special Agent In Charge Hubbard.


Pin a tail on her.

I'm on it.

You sleep here?

Immigration called.

U nderneath the false bottom, we found this.

All in small bills, so we figured Smurf, right?

And considering yesterday's terrorist alert, and where he's been recently, we'd better call Frank.

Who's trying to score points with his boss big-time.

Has he broken any laws?

No, sir. He is $20 under the $ 10,000 limit.

Not anymore.

So, Khalil, you're saying this is an inheritance?

Somebody died, and you're bringing them the money.

No, no. Doory.

He means dowry.

Check out his neck.

10,000 for a wedding?

Frank: The tobacc—




Put him in play.

Hub: He's heading north onto Bell Parkway.

Back home the security services would be up this guy's ass with a poker.

What do we do? We let him go.

Stay back a little bit, Frank.

It's not my first date, H ub.

He's taking the BQE.

Looks like it's Brooklyn.

Probably Brooklyn.

He's all yours, Ray.

Ray, go a little softer on him, OK?

Pass him off to Patsy.

Patsy, watch out for reflections.

Hub: OK. You got him.

Ah, here. Got the judge.

Morning, Judge. How are you?

Yeah. How are things down at second circuit?

Yeah, right. I know what you mean.

Listen, we got a situation here.

Who's he talking to? Hold on one second, Judge.

Who is he talking to?

We getting film on this? Who's he talking to?

Don't know him.

If we were allowed to get sound on them, we'd know.

Hub: Yeah, yeah, Judge.

No, sir.

No, sir, not yet.

No, not yet, sir, but— We got reason to—

Damn it, Mike. Mike, back off.

Frank: Oh, shit. He's making him.

Shit! Fuck!

Hub: All units go!

Look, I got to get back to you, Judge.


[Horn Honks]

Hub: Go around. Go around, Frank.

I got him, I got him.

Frank: There he is.

We got him. Stuyvesant and Throop.

Cut him off!

There he is.

Hey, come back, Khalil!


All units, we got a red van going east on Stuyvesant off of Vernon. Red van.

Did you get plates on that, Frank?

Plates? No.

But you got to love that move.

No plates.

Theyjust found the van.

Doesn't look like they'll find any prints.

Hub: Vehicle I.D.?

Reported stolen plates are bogus, too.

What about hair, fiber?

Already on its way to the lab.

Hub, we're checking this guy out in the red book right now.

Good job, Mike.

It's Floyd Rose.

Go, Floyd.

Floyd: You're not gonna believe this.

Guess who just showed up.

How's she living, Floyd?

She's got 2 in a Plymouth, at least 3 inside, and see that guy walking his dog?

He did his business about an hour ago, and they're still walking.

I had a dog like that once.

It's not his dog, wet wick. They're spies.

The dog works for the CIA?

Hub Over Radio: All units report.

This is unit one.

We're good to go.

Man On Radio: Unit 2, we're ready.

All right, let's roll.

Federal agents! Against the fence!

[Dog Barking] Man: FBI!

Put your hands behind your head.

Hi, guys. I expect you know the drill.

Man: Hold it right there.



I never touched him.


Well, we're gonna have to take him into custody anyway. Mike, Frank.

What are you gonna charge him with, jaywalking?

I don't suppose I could have a little chat with him here first?

I don't think so, Elise. Not in this lifetime.

You know, Hub— may I call you Hub?

Yes, you may.

Ifyou guys hadn't blown the surveillance, we'd have been able to follow the money.

What do you say, Khalil?

You would have led us right to your friends, wouldn't you?

What friends?

Take him out.

What friends, Elise?

What have you got for me, huh?

Come on. Share something with me, Elise.

Enlighten me.

You can tell me now, or you can tell me downtown.

You know, one phone call, and he's mine.

You know the number.

I have about, uh— You have the right to remain silent.

You have the right to an attorney.

That's what you also have.

Oh, come on.

Hey, do you have any idea what you're starting here?

What kind of shit storm this could turn into?

Kidnapping, obstruction ofjustice, assault.

Get her out of here.

I love what you've done with the place.

Frank: So, Elise, you OK back there?

You don't get carsick or anything?

Those handcuffs too tight?

Shuf Mountains, right?

Shiite or Sunni?

Wow. You're really good.

She's really good.

So what's going on here, Elise?

Paint bomb, was that a warning?

American University of Beirut.

I was there from '79 to '82.

No shit.

Yeah. My father taught economics. Henry Kraft.

Is there a terrorist cell operating in the city that we're unaware of?

It's such a tragedy.

Growing up there was like paradise.

Like an exotic Paris.

Right, Frank?

Yeah, it's real exotic on Rikers Island, too.

You know what they do to women in there?

Mmm, yum.


[Telephone Rings]

Frank here.

[Telephone Rings]


3 men, definitely armed, and this time they're still on the bus.

So no communication of any kind?

No, no, it's weird.

They're just in there.

Just in there. OK.

See ifyou can get the frequency of the bus driver's radio.

We'll try and get him on the phone.



Get a couple of DAT phones, OK?

Make sure they're secure portables.

Perfect. The negotiator's on his way.

A couple of techies, too, Frank.

We want sound.


There's children on that bus.

We counted about 6.

That gives us something to work with, then, doesn't it?

Elise: What's happening out there?

Take her outside the perimeter, will you?

They've taken another bus, haven't they?

Hey, talk to me.

You want to talk now.

You want me to be your friend now. Is that it?

Listen. These guys are the real deal.

Are they? How do you know?

Is there a terrorist cell operating in Brooklyn?


The blue bus, was that a warning?

Yes, and I'm afraid they're gonna blow this one.

How do you know they're gonna blow the bus if they haven't blown it already?

I don't know. You don't know.

They haven't asked for anything, have they?

Frank: The driver's name is Larry Kaiser.

He says they've got explosives strapped to their chests, they've got automatic weapons, and he thinks they're speaking Arabic.

Where the hell is the negotiator?

The tunnels got 20-minute delays.

They're working on both bridges.

OK. Did he say anything else about the device?

Did he describe it an any way?

Did he talk about cords or buttons or anything?

No. He didn't say.


Oh, God.

They're not here to negotiate.


They were waiting for the cameras.

They want everybody watching.

You've got the shooters in place?

Yeah. So?

Use them.

Kill them now.

Look, it's lose-lose any way you play it.

You want to lose little or lose big?

I got the marksmen on the comm.

They're waiting for a clean shot.

Let me have the phone.

Hello, Larry.

This is Agent Hubbard, FBI.

I'm gonna be negotiating our way out of this.

Hub: Yes, we got somebody here who can translate, but you gotta remain calm.

All right. Put them on the phone.

Hello, sir.

My name is Anthony.

I want you to know right from the start I'm not the boss.

[Speaking Arabic]

I don't have the authority to negotiate any deals or to respond to any demands.

[Speaking Arabic]

You need anything in there? Any medical supplies?

Anybody need any help?

[Speaking Arabic]

I don't even know if they understand.

Look, I know you may not want to talk to me, but are you willing to listen to me?

[Speaking Arabic]

Whatever grievances you have, whatever quarrels, surely it doesn't involve these children.

[Speaking Arabic]

I'm asking you, please, would you please let the children go?

[Frank Speaking Arabic]


[Speaking Arabic]

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

I appreciate your gesture.

The best way to get what you want in this situation is to show yourself to be reasonable, which you have done.

I appreciate that. I really do.

This way, kids. Come on.

Keep going.

Now we got some more to talk about.

As you can see, I'm unarmed.

I have no weapons.

And what I propose... is that you let these people go... and I'll take their place.

This way you don't have to worry about pizza deliveries or people running back and forth to the bathroom or anything like that.

[Speaking Arabic]

And I guarantee you that the police department, FBI, everybody, they'll disappear.

You look out your window now, you'll see the helicopters are already moving out.

I'm gonna take your silence to mean that you're considering my offer.

I'll tell you what.

Why don't you just let the elderly people go?

[Speaking Arabic]

You know these old people.

They've been standing up there for a long time.

Why not just let them go?

[Speaking Arabic]

Thank you very much. Now we just—


[I naudible]

Female Reporter: The worst terrorist bombing in the United States in the past 5 years took place on this site earlier today.

Male Reporter: Beirut came to Brooklyn today when the worst terrorist bombing in the United States since Oklahoma City took the lives of more than 25 people— Second Female Reporter: Authorities are withholding the names of those who died— Second Male Reporter: No group has yet stepped forward to take responsibility for the blast.

Authorities are refusing to comment other than to say that the investigation is already well under way.

All right, everybody take a seat.

ASACs, supervisors.

Just got off the phone with leaders of the Arab community.

We have their complete support and cooperation.

They love this country as much as we do.

They want these criminals brought to justice as badly as we do.

Having said that, let me say this.

I want to rumble every trap, hole, market, community center, every student organization that has ever said a bad word about this country, I want to know about 'em.

I want you to turn the heat up under every one ofyour resources. Every one.

Every snitch, twist him inside out.

Every source, turn him upside down.

See what falls out of his pocket.

Shake the trees, throw some money at 'em.

Whatever it takes.

I want results.

Call your families, find a sleeping bag, because nobody is going home until we find a strand to pull on.

I don't want to see anybody walking!

You better be running! What?

Now, Mike. Yeah.

Have you got positive I.D.?

We don't have a positive I.D. on anybody.

All right.

Oklahoma City.

The first 24 hours are the only 24 hours.

Do what you do best.

[Whispering] Tell me about the money.

[Speaking Arabic]

He says he loves America.

He only wanted to get away from the security services.

Sure, sure. Tell me about the money.

[Speaking Arabic]

He's just sorry.

He didn't know he was doing anything bad.

Tell me about the money!

[Speaking Arabic]

His cousin introduced him to a man who promised him $200 for his dowry if he took the suitcase to an address in Brooklyn.

He's a mule.

[Door Opens And Closes]

I want to run down every rental agreement from every landlord in Brooklyn.

Hotels, motels, flophouses.

It's cash.

They're the only ones in America using cash.

We got a positive I.D. on 5 of the victims so far.

I need a 6-man team.

I have put a lot of money in this joker.

It's about time he started earning it.

I don't care about any convention.

I want to see all security cam videos from every nearby ATM, convenience store, bank.

What's the time difference between here and Amman?

Uh, 7 hours.

This is a plasmagram of the SEMTEX used in bus 87.

As you can see, the signature's identical to that used in the army barracks.

Frank: What kind of idents do we have so far?

We're still checking all the latents on the computer.

Man: I'm looking for real-time video.

I need faces, not voices.

If it's international, we're talking a $2 million reward.

Yeah, I want a list of the next 10 targets.

Frank: Check with Interpol.

Any foreign matter?

We got some shrapnel.

We got to run it through the lab, see if it matches the metal on the bus.

Does the lab stay open till we find out what we're dealing with or what?

24 hours. You busy?

What a fuckin' mess.

Excuse me, sir.

Got a hit. I found him.

This is the list of the probables.

And that's the hit.

Ali Waziri.

Ladies and gentlemen...

[Clears Throat]

Meet the late, uh, Ali Waziri, one of the bombers of bus 87.

We were able to trace this sucker to a, uh... group in Ramallah.

That's West Bank, not West Side, for all you people just joining us from Nebraska.


We pulled his landing card and his I-94, so now we know he came in 3 days ago out of Frankfurt.

What we need now is to fill in the time between his arrival and the time of the incident.

We need all known associations, and most of all, we need an address.

Here's the kicker, guys— Ali Waziri was on the terrorist watch list.

How'd he get into the country?

Here it is.

Student visa. J-1.

Now, where's the original?

Probably in his passport.

Where's the passport?

It's in a million pieces.

Where's the copy?

Point of issuance.

Could be American consulate in Tel Aviv, Amman, Cairo...

Every legal attaché that we have in every consulate in every city that Frank just mentioned, get them on the phone. I want the visa. Yes?

Sir, they need you in the lab.

I want the visa, Danny.

It's cotton.

Pure unadulterated Egyptian cotton.

So you're saying they're Egyptian.

No. What I'm saying is this is just— What they use in funerals.

Guy was wearing a shroud.

The real deal?

That's right.

I'm gonna go have a little chat with our new friend.

I thought one phone call and you were out of here.

Yeah, well, I didn't make the call.

Why not?

Are you all right?

Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah. A little tinnitus in the ear.

I need to know what I don't know.

Yeah, life's too short.

Are you hungry?

Are we ordering in?

The funeral shroud is the final step in the ritual of self-purification.

First, a fast, then— The washing of the body, then the shroud, right.

I saw it on 60 Minutes.

Tell me something I don't know.

In March, we identified the man we believed responsible for bombing the army barracks last year.

In August, he went to Lebanon where he was extracted.

Extracted? Extracted by whom?

I see.

His name's Sheik Ahmed Bin Talal.

He's Iraqi.

He's something of a religious leader.

With something of a devoted following?


OK, I can understand why we wouldn't want to advertise the fact that, uh, our government's in the kidnapping business, but why not let us know?

Well, he's still being debriefed.

They don't want to go public with the charges.

What about his followers?

Well, clearly they're committed.


I n this game, the most committed wins.

Hub. Excuse me.

We made the guy in the picture.

Frank: My people.

The last of the unambivalent smokers.

His name is Samir Nazhde.

He teaches Arab Studies at Brooklyn College.

He's the one who sponsored Ali Waziri's student visa.

And dig this— His brother blew up a movie theater in Tel Aviv.

You might consider leaving him alone.

Why would we consider that?

Well, you can play him like a cop and haul him in now and get your arrest, or you can tag him, let him lead you to the really big fish.

[Speaking Arabic]

You're fishing, and he's getting visas for bombers.

You ever heard of catch-and-release?

M m-hmm. And he's on the first plane to Tunis.

[Sighs] Hub.

Hub, now's the time.

Take him down.



FBI. Freeze!

Hey, hey, hey! Ow!

U hh!

Samir Nazhde, my name is Frank Haddad.

I'm a federal agent.

We have reason to believe that you're an accessory in the bombing of bus 87.

Are you crazy?

You were an associate of Ali Waziri.

Sir, I know nobody of that name.

You sponsored his student visa.

I sign these applications as a matter of course.

Hundred of them. You know how it is.

Everybody wants to come to America— You spent 2 years in Israeli jails during the intifada.

Well, yeah, I did, but the only ones who didn't were women, like you.


[Both Speaking Arabic]


I'm sorry.

Family matter.

You're going downtown, my friend.

You cannot harm me. I know my rights.

Defrauding the I.N.S. is a federal offense.

Reservation for one, please.

We need a search warrant on Samir.


Frank, let me talk to you for a second.

You ever hit a prisoner again, I'm gonna have your badge.

Someday I'll tell you what his people did to my village in '75.

All right, all right. You're preaching to the choir.

Just don't do it again. All right?

Now act like I'm capable of saying something funny.

Some people are watching.

Hey, Danny, find me a judge who'll play ball with me this time and set up a polygraph for Samir.

You know, I still don't understand why we're tipping our hand with him.

What's there to tip?

Yeah, what's there to tip?

Protecting your asset, aren't you? Aren't you?

He's your asset. He's yourjoe.

He's working for you. You're his case officer, right?

Uh, sometimes, in addition to being a nationality, being a Palestinian is a profession, a very lucrative one.

Meaning he's yourjoe, right?

Mine, yours, the Israelis, the Saudis.

One time or another, everybody in the Middle East is sleeping with everybody else.

So you're saying you sleep around.

Only professionally.

So we share him.

No. No?

Call I.N.S., check Samir's status, start deportation procedures.

I can't let you do that.

Oh, you can't let me do that.

What precisely is your involvement with these people, Elise?

Samir has been a very important project of mine for some time.

I'm the only one he'll deal with.

He's very well-connected and extremely high-strung.

Call I.N.S., Frank.

How easy is it to get inside, Frank?

How good are your sources in the community?

How many people you got in Hamas? Huh?

No surveillance. I've seen your deft touch.

Daily reports, we tap his phone.

I see the transcripts.

No problem.

And I run him. We share him.

No. He can't know we're talking.

I won't tell him.

And no poly? Never.


All right, let him fly, Frank, but I want to see some food on my plate, you understand me?

Any more surprises for me, Elise?

Not tonight.

I'm gonna get some sleep.

You let him hit me!

How can you let them hit me?

Well, next time, don't be such a smart-ass.

Hey, don't tell me what I have to do.

Do we really have to have this conversation again?

Do we?

[Speaking Arabic]

I need you to help me.

I need you to be strong, like you've always been strong, for both of us.

Samir, look at me.

Look at me.

[Telephone Rings]




Yeah, Frank?

You know, some people just cannot live in the camps.

For my brother, it was already like dying.

The only thing he lives for is movies.

And then some sheik came and tell him that...

to die for Allah is beautiful.

And if he does this thing, our parents will be taken care of, and he will live on in paradise with 70 virgins.

I mean...

[Chuckles, Sniffles]


And my brother, he need to believe it very much.

So he straps 10 sticks of dynamite to his chest.

And he went to the movie.

And then I become a V.I.P.

It's very confusing.

So who are you afraid of betraying?

We know these people. They bomb. They maim.

They represent the Palestine you want to build?

They're using you.

You are using me, too.

Everybody uses the Palestinians.

Hey. You make reports about our little talks?

And what about fucking me?

I had to get special permission for that.

Beats the shit out of cable.

He asked to wait inside.

Good morning. Bill Devereaux.

I know who you are. I was with the 82 nd— Airborne. Yeah, I know.

I was in the 173rd at the time.

God, duty, honor, country— Remember? M m-hmm.

Where on Capitol Hill or Wall Street or Hollywood have you heard anyone utter one of those phrases in the last 10 years?

What brings you to New York, General?

The president's concerned.

He's worried that— Have you met the president?

U h, no, I haven't.

I read the newspapers, though.

I know he's concerned about terrorism.

Well, with all due affection for the man, the president doesn't know fuck-all about the Mideast or terrorism that I don't write on his cue cards.

He is an expert in covering his own ass, ifyou catch my meaning.

Yes, I do.

So I guess you didn't come up here just for a cup of coffee, huh?

With all due respect, I think we're on the right track.

That's exactly what I told the president.

The army's not some big green police machine.

Stick with the men on the ground is what I advised the president.

Well, I appreciate your support.

As long as you're sure you're not chasing your tail here.

So what can you tell me about the Sheik Ahmed Bin Talal?

Just that he's old news.

But we received 2 communications from the bombers to release him.

We can't release him.

I know our stated policy is to never negotiate— We can't release him because we don't have him.

We never did.

Our latest intel says that he's dead.

The agency doesn't think so.

The CIA didn't know the Berlin Wall was coming down until bricks started hitting them in the head.

Who's your source?

Elise Kraft.

A woman will never understand the Middle East.

Just between you and me, Elise Kraft wouldn't know a sheik from a prophylactic by the same name.

Well, I, uh, appreciate the heads up.

Hub, we followed up that tip on— Why, Elise, what a nice surprise.

How are you?

Hello, General.

How nice to see you again.

Please, don't let me interrupt.

Uh, sorry. The tip on the landlord— It looks solid.

Sounds like I should get out ofyour way and let you get back to work.

Agent Hubbard. Pleasure.

Ifyou need anything, you know where we are.

Thank you.

Making new friends?

Not 2 judges from now, not 2 hours from now, not 2 minutes from now.

These guys are gonna split any second.

Frank's working on another warrant.

You don't understand. These guys are pros.

From the age of 12, they've been dodging people like you, people better than you.

Yeah, you mean people like you.

Hub, this isn't about your sparkling record, OK?

OK. It's against the law, Elise.

Yeah, just because you went to night school or filled out the back of a matchbook, whatever you did to get a law degree, doesn't make you Sir Thomas More.

And just because you checked my files...

You're gonna lose them! doesn't make you an expert on me.

You think I want to lose them?

You think I'm in the losing people business, huh?

If I don't take them down properly, they hit the streets in 2 hours.

I don't care if I find SEMTEX, plutonium, dynamite, self-lighting charcoal briquettes— Without the right warrant, they walk, you understand?

They've also got a warrant, OK?

A warrant from God. They're ready to die.

Your quaint laws, they don't mean shit to these people.

Last I checked, you're an American citizen.

You know, I saw your file, too.

And I'm sorry that the cold war is over and all you little masters- of-the-universe CIA types got no work over in Afghanistan or Russia or I ran or whatever the hell it is, but this ain't the Middle East.

Oh, really?

We're in.

[Men Speaking Arabic Over Headphones]

Frank: It's the same guys as the bus. I know it.

What are they saying?

They're discussing how difficult it is to find a decent cup of coffee over here.

I make out 3 voices. What have you got?

It seems like 3.

If we had microwave, we'd know for sure.

The CIA's got microwave.

How come we don't have microwave?

There are 3 of them.

All day long, they watch TV.

And eat pizza.

Nothing but pizza. Pizza, pizza, pizza.


You want change or what?

No. Put it on floor.

Haven't you heard? Crime is down 7% in this city.

[Speaking Arabic]


Hooray for pizza!

[Conversing In Arabic]

FBI! Hands in the air! Put your gun down!

FBI! Freeze!



2 up! 3 up!

We're clear! We're clear!

Hubbard: Everybody OK?

We're good.

Good, good. You all right?


How we doing over here? Fred?

He's terminal.


He's dead.




Take a look.

It's all here, every component.

Det cords, SE MTEX.

Just like the bus.

We got 'em.

Female Reporter: 3 men were reported killed today after a shootout with the FBI in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Male Reporter: Already there are unconfirmed reports of a link between the victims, who are reported to be Arab-speaking, and the bombers of bus 87.

FBI spokesman, Anthony Hubbard.

Uh, we are presently following up on as many leads, and, uh, we're confident that we're on the right track.

I think we're all happy that these criminals are off the streets, and we can all get on with our lives.



[Chanting In Arabic]

I think the FBI deserves special recognition for the speed with which they handled this current crisis.

I'd especially like to single out Special Agent Tony H ubbard and the men and women of the NYPD, FBI...

Here we are.

Drink up, everyone.

My first boyfriend was Palestinian.

You know, my father used to say they seduce you with their suffering.

Have you ever been over there?

Have you seen the camps?

No. No, never been.

Oh, there's these incredibly warm, hospitable people, living in this horrible place.

But yet you work against them.

Only the crazy.

I tend to be suspicious of all true believers, present company included.

Are you saying I'm a fanatic?

Why are you a fed?

You read my file. You tell me.

OK. All right, I'll tell you.

Catholic school...

St. Raymond's in the Bronx.

President of this, captain of that, hard work, make a difference, fair play, change the system from within.



What about you? What do you believe?

Like what?

Like right and wrong.

It's easy to tell the difference between right and wrong.

Is it?

Yes. What's hard is choosing the wrong that's more right.

I just...



No, I just want to make things a little better, OK?

Ignore me. I'm shit-faced.

Elise. Elise.

Frank. Ahh.


Tell us all about being a spook.

Come on. It's the Bay of Pigs.

You're there on the beach with all the girl scouts.

I love the way you guys predicted the fall of the Soviet Union. Genius.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, right.

And J. Edgar Hoover wore a dress, right?

Mmm. I love Lebanese men.

Come on, let's dance.

Come on, Hub. Dance with me.


It's your wife.


[Slow Song Playing]


Oh, jeez.

This feels like high school.


Except my prom date didn't wear a gun.

So what's the latest on Samir?

I want a list of every visa he sponsored.

I'm not sure he'll do it.


You know, I once knew this undercover guy who cared so much for his source...

He's a source, period.

You ever consider the fact that he might be in bed with the other side?

Samir in bed with them?

That would be too much to wish for.

You're so confident.

Only in bed.

[Glass Shattering]


[Horns Honking]


Frank: It's a Broadway theater.

It went offjust as people were getting up for intermission.

There are bodies everywhere.

[Horns Honking]


Sir, help 'em! They're trapped inside!

Male Reporter: No group has taken responsibility for the bombing yet so far as we know.

Female Reporter: Scores of the wealthiest and brightest of New York society were killed last night when a bomb ripped through a crowded theater.

The list ofvictims is a veritable who's who of the city's cultural leaders.

You can be sure that all of our considerable resources are being brought to bear on the situation.

Male Reporter: New York City has been brought to its knees by the events of the past week.

Retail sales are down 72%.

Hate crimes have skyrocketed.

And the FBI seems, at least for the moment, incapable of stopping the terror.

Once busy streets are eerily silent as many have fled.

Man: Ira, why do they let those people in the country?

They know who those people are.

Woman: Ifyou think I'm gonna let my kids out there with all this stuff going on, you have got to be crazy.

Female Reporter: The Senate I ntelligence Committee today authorized a special panel to investigate the current situation in New York City.

Announcer: Tonight at 10:00— Terrorism in the U nited States.

Man: The worst kind of reaction is a reaction that's based on fear.

Frank: He says ifyou're on the State Department terrorist watch list, you cannot get into the country.

So I say Ali Waziri was on the watch list, and he got in.

What did the State Department say?

They told me to call I.N.S.

What did I.N.S. say?

They told me to call State.

[Loud Bang]

Oh, God!

The purpose of this meeting— Is to keep our city safe, and your department's responsibility— My department what, asshole?

Is to keep us safe.



Look, I'm very sorry, but we're gonna have to raise our hands before we ask a question, OK? Yes, sir?

Howard Kaplan, I.N.S.

How you doing, Howard?

Good, thanks.

So, we pulled every ethnic visa in the city and traced them to the source.


Bring 'em in, and we talk to 'em.

What about translators?

Woman: How many people we talking about here?

1,600, maybe more.

1,600? That's right.

Where are we gonna put 1,600 people?

Danny, slow down, OK? Yes, sir?

What about a military presence at J FK and La Guardia?

I don't think we're there yet, and I don't think it's gonna stop these criminals. Sir?

What about protecting the Arab population?

There's a lot of anger out there.

I represent the Arab Antidefamation League.

Whatever injustices my people may be suffering at this very difficult moment, we will continue to show our commitment to this country.

I appreciate that. Thank you, sir.

And I want to thank everybody for their patience today.

This has been an extremely difficult—

[Beeping] time.

London, Paris, Athens, Rome, Belfast, Beirut— We're not the first city to have to deal with terrorism.

In Tel Aviv—


In Tel Aviv, the day after they bombed the market in Tel Aviv, the market was open, and it was full.


This is New York City...



We can take it.

[Pagers Beeping, Cell Phones Ringing]

Oh, my God. It's the Buckley School.

Not kids.

One of the moms was carrying a gun, wounds the guy as he's planting the device.

He kills her, then he locks them all in the room.

Any kids get hurt?

I don't know.

It's over there on the table.

I don't know if it's a radio or a timer or what.

Whoa, hold right there.

See ifyou can move in a little closer on the device.

Right there. Focus that.

Radio device. He's got a radio control.

Frank: What the fuck's the news media doing here?

They must have been monitoring our frequency.

Danny, your boys were supposed to call the F.A.A. to clear the airspace!

I'm on it, I'm on it.

Do it now.

This is NYPD... get those fuckin' birds out of here!

[Girl Crying]



Everybody out. Take your time.

Frank: Need some help here.

All right, come on.

Either we answer this threat quickly and convincingly, or next week, there will be a hundred more all over the world.

Sounds great, General.

Why can't we find out who's behind it?

It seems to me, gentlemen, that conventional law enforcement just isn't up to the task.

How about who's behind who's behind this?

Either Libya, Iran, I raq, possibly Syria.

Ask a question, get an atlas.

All I know is that we must respond.

That's an excellent idea, Senator.

How do we do that?

Find out who they are and bomb the shit out of them.

And ifwe can't find out?

I hate to be the voice of doom, but it keeps escalating.

First a bus, then a theater. What's next?

How about sending in the National Guard?

The National Guard is for riot control, Senator, not for counterterrorism.

The army then. I've read the contingency plans.

It's established legal doctrine— Posse Comitatus.

The army can't be turned against our own people.

Even if that's what are own people are asking for, 3 to 1 ?

If the president's willing to declare a state of-

President Lincoln declared martial law in 1862.

He suspended habeas corpus.

Which the Supreme Court later found unconstitutional.

Ex parte Milligan.

And I've got an election in November— Ex-United States congressman.

Let's save the quips for the Sunday morning talk shows.

The president's plane lands in 2 hours, and we owe it to him to have a consensus.

You don't fight a junkyard dog with A.S.P.C.A. rules.

What you do is you take the leash offyour own bigger, meaner dog.


The army's a broadsword, not a scalpel.

Trust me, Senator, you do not want the army in an American city.

But hypothetically, how long would it take you to deploy?

You know we can't go in until the president invokes the War Powers Act.

I understand that, General.

Let's assume for a moment that the order has been given.

12 hours after the president gives the order, we can be on the ground.

One light infantry division of 10,700 men.

Elements of the Rapid Deployment Force, Special Forces, Delta, A.P.C.s, helicopters, tanks, and, of course, the ubiquitous M-16 A-1 assault rifle.

A humble enough weapon until you see it in the hands of a man outside your local bowling alley or 7-11.

It will be noisy, it will be scary, and it will not be mistaken for a VFW parade.

I remind you, General Devereaux does not speak for official army policy.

A police function has become accepted as our role in Haiti and Somalia.

Make no mistake.

We will hunt down the enemy, we will find the enemy, and we will kill the enemy.

And no card-carrying member of the ACLU is more dead set against it than I am, which is why I urge you...

I implore you... do not consider this as an option.

I knowjust what the president's going to say.

That's exactly why you're the only man for the job.

I'd like to introduce Anthony Hubbard.

He's my ASAC on the ground up in Brooklyn.

His team was able to take out the first cell within 36 hours of the attack on the 87 bus.

He's also the man who took out the terrorist in that schoolhouse.


The job of the FBI is to... to respond.

The job of the army— to defend.

With the presence of the army, our ability to investigate will be seriously inhibited.

It will push these criminals further underground.

Most importantly, you can't fight a war against an enemy you can't see.

I think ifwe exercise patience, restraint, allow our men and women up in New York to do theirjob...

I think we'll be effective.

Thank you, Agent Hubbard.

I, too, think that we should proceed with caution.

Some ofyou may not know Sharon Bridger.

Sharon was posted in Iraq as part of our covert operations during the GulfWar.


Sir, if I may.

Thank you.

I'm sure everyone here knows the traditional model of the terrorist network.

One cell controls all others.

Cut off the head, the body will wither.

U nfortunately, the old wisdom no longer applies.

The new paradigm is each cell operates independent of the other.

Cut off one head, another rises up in its place.

Bus 87 was the work of the first cell whose remaining elements, we believe, the FBI took down.

This then activated the work of cell 2.

The theater gala.

At the most, we believe, there are 3, possibly 4 cells.

Well, then how much longer before we can take out the last cell?

We don't know.

Male Reporter: This is a tragedy of staggering proportion.

One Federal Plaza was the headquarters of the FBI Counterterrorism Task Force, as well as many other federal agents...

Female Reporter: Authorities are withholding the names of those who died.

Male Reporter: The worst in New York City's history.

The most devastating...

Second Newsman: Letters of condolence have been received from leaders around the world.

Boris Yeltsin forwarded a message...

Body count's a little over 200 so far.

What about our people?

Mike, Tina.

They were all in there working.


This is Colonel Hardwick, Army I ntelligence.


I'm here as an adviser only.

I intend to keep a low profile.

Appreciate your concern.

I don't mean to be insensitive, but, uh, just what exactly are your capabilities at this point?

Your infrastructure?

You're standing on our infrastructure.

Excuse me.

Hey, Hub, they managed to get a partial VI N number off the van.

DMV says it was reported stolen the day before...

In Brooklyn?

You got it.

Hub, the final body count just came in.

600 dead.

[Doorbell Buzzes]

I'm very sorry about your friends.

Frank, it's, uh...


I didn't catch your last name, Sharon.


How you doing, Frank?

Been better.


Well... the agency came up with another list of probables.

I think we should circulate them.

Hey... this stuff might be good.

Why was there no warning from Samir?

Because he didn't know anything.

Says Samir.

Says me.

Maybe I'll ask him.

Yeah, over my dead body.

Over 600 dead bodies.

Look, he's one of the good guys, OK?

How can you be so sure?

Because he was part of the operation to destabilize Saddam Hussein with me, OK?

Samir is a go-between.

He risked his life for us over there.

Go-between who, Sharon?

Look, come on. I need names, OK?

I need—I need photographs or something, OK?

I don't need a history lesson.

I can't give you pictures because I don't know what they look like.

We did everything at arm's length.

So you got nothing?

I've got Samir.

Well, does Samir have any contact with them?


So how does he do it?

He can't. They initiate.

And otherwise?

He's waiting.

He's—He's waiting?

What the hell is he waiting for?

More bodies? More buildings?

We got a lot of buildings out there.

Maybe he's waiting to blow up a few more of them.

Hey, look, I know how you must feel.

Hey, look, you don't know how I feel.

I lost friends of mine tonight.

You don't know how I feel!

They'll make contact soon.

When? That's what I want to know—When?

Why soon? Why not now?

What is the trade craft? What are the visuals?

What are the iron sights?

You know, all that CIA spy shit.

All right, I'll tell you what I'm going to do.

I'm going to take your boy Samir downtown, I'm going to strap his ass to a polygraph machine, and I'm going to ask him questions about you.

Then I'm going to take those transcripts— I'm going to take them to a friend of mine at the New York Times who just loves to write stories about the link between the CIA and political horror shows.

Ifyou burn him, you'll lose any chance you've got.

So what?

It's lose-lose, isn't that what you said?

I'm not fucking with you.

How could you possibly remember who you're fucking?

24 hours. For what?

24 hours for what, Sharon?


Have anything for me?

Man: Nothing new.

Man: Now, we've got 3 bombings in New York City.

We've got 600 people dead.

The NYPD, the FBI, they don't seem up to it.

Do we need to bring the army into this, Arianna?

Absolutely. How many people have to die before we do bring the army...

U.S. government troops are not trained to police their own population.

That's why we have an FBI.

That's why we have a police force.

No. You see— We don't want an occupying army in Brooklyn.

I would imagine you would have to speak to the army to verify those rumors.

Arianna: And here we have the FBI having failed to do theirjob, having failed...

Devereaux: This is an attack.

This is a time of war.

The fact that it's inside our borders only means that it's a new kind of war.

Man: This is the kind of shit these towel heads do in their own country, and now they're bringing it here.

Man: People must understand that the word "Arab" is not synonymous with the word "terrorist."

Islam is a religion of peace.

These people defile the Holy Koran when they use...

Man: You know there's a lot of pent-up frustration...

Reporter: A merchant, Abdul Hassam, was beaten today and his store vandalized.

Reporter: The president released a statement today—

"One of our greatest freedoms is the freedom from fear," and he pledged to protect that freedom with all the resources...

The FBI has received another fax.

Ahmed Bin Talal.

Apparently, they're still under the impression that we have him.

Do we... have him?

Let me give you a little advice, Steve.

Do not come between me and the president.

I am speaking for the president.

As far as the president is concerned, no, we do not have him.

General, did you know that after yesterday's attack half the parents in this country kept their kids out of school?

They're attacking our way of life.

It ends now.

Are you saying the president is prepared to take the necessary steps?

I am saying the president is prepared to be presidential.

[Telephone Rings]



Sharon: It's me. Turn on the TV.

Hang on.

Female Reporter: The senate remained in emergency session late into the night debating the president's call for martial law.

We have, in this country, a tradition of invoking martial law...

Yeah, I got it. only when the most dire of circumstances require it, but at what cost?

All eyes now turn to New York City to see if martial law will bring the terror to an end.

Man: Move it!

[Whistle Blows]

Good morning.

Today, with the invocation of the War Powers Act by the president, I am declaring a state of martial law on this city.

To the best of our knowledge, we are opposed by no more than 20 of the enemy.

He is hiding among a population of roughly 2 million.

Intelligence tells us that he is most likely Arab-speaking, between the age of 14 and 30— Narrowing the target to 15,000 suspects.

We can further reduce that number down to those that have been in this country less than 6 months.

Now you have 20 hiding among 2,000.

Ifyou are one of these 20 young men, you can hide among a population of similar ethnic background.

Unfortunately for you, you can only hide there, and that population, in the classic immigration pattern, is concentrated right here in Brooklyn.

We intend to seal off this borough, then we intend to squeeze it.

This is the land of opportunity, gentlemen— The opportunity to turn yourselves in.

After sundown tonight, any young man fitting the profile I described who is not cooperating will be arrested and detained.

There is historically nothing more corrosive to the morale of a population than policing its own citizens, but the enemy would be sadly mistaken if they were to doubt our resolve.

They are now face-to-face with the most fearsome military machine in the history of man, and I intend to use it and be back on base in time for the play-offs.

Thank you for your time.

[Man Shouting]

Good to see you again, H ub.

Can't say the same thing about you, General— Not like this, not in that uniform.

I thought you were against this.

I am against this. This was not my call.

So you're just following orders, huh?

The president made you put tanks on the Brooklyn Bridge?

Are you questioning my patriotism?

I'm questioning yourjudgment.

Man On Radio: Negative, command.

I'm here serving my president and quite possibly not in the best interest of our nation.

My profession does not allow me to make that kind of distinction.

I won't question your patriotism, but don't you ever again question my command.

Do you understand me?

I'm not under your command.

You really believe that, Hub?

Take a look around and tell me that's true.


Arrogant prick.

You ever met anybody so in love with the sound of his own voice?

We're putting Samir into play.

Now? With all this going on? He'll freak.

Yeah, he'll freak. I'm already freaked.

The whole damn city's freaked.

Oh, fuck it—One more lamb to the slaughter.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.

It's fine. He's cool.

What's he fucking doing here?

Hey, do you know what's happened outside?

They're killing Arabs out there.

You can put a stop to it, Samir.

What are you talking about? The army's here.

They're setting up interrogation centers right now.

They're torturing people in cellars.

Calm down, all right?

I got to get out of here, and you have to help me.

We'll help you.

I—I just need more money.


You got a student visa for Ali Waziri.

I told you. I know nobody of that name.


U hh!

Tell him what he wants to know! He knows!

She's fucking crazy!

You don't know who they really are!

Shut up! Stop simpering.

Look, I've got a picture of the two of us, Samir.

You remember that picture?

Well, I'm going to post it in every shop in Brooklyn, and then I'm going to send copies to some friends of mine in the West Bank.

Your mother's still there, isn't she?

All right, all right!

Fucking let go of me!

All right, get out of here.

Get out!

I'm sorry.

Hey, nobody's going to burn you, OK, Samir?

Nobody's going to call anybody.

Who asked you to get the visa? Oh, come on.

Hey, hey, Samir, just calm down, OK?

I'm telling you, there's nothing to be afraid of.

I'm afraid of going to hell.

Me, too.


His name is Tariq Husseini.

He runs a auto shop on Commerce Street in Red Hook.

Commerce Street.

Red Hook.

H ubbard: If anybody bothers you— Anybody—

You call me.

Man Over P.A.: This is for your own security.

Do not be alarmed.

Got it.

You're good.

Yeah, you're not so bad yourself.

Hey, Floyd. Yeah. H ub.

Listen, we got to put something together in a hurry, all right?

Yeah. Where's Frank?

All right, well, give him a 911, OK?

And get a beat-up car for him.

[Man Talking Over P.A.]

Yeah, well, beat it up yourself ifyou have to.

896 Commerce Street— It's a garage in Red Hook.

Man Over P.A.: Do not be alarmed.

[Crowd Yelling]

Sharon: Oh, shit, they're going house-to-house.

You know, Tariq will go underground.

We're going to hit him in less than an hour.

Well, hit him hard.


Where are you going?

I'm going to go stash Samir someplace safe.

All right, I make out 3 inside.

The 2 guys by the trash barrel are ours, and they're going to wait until we're set.

Then they're going to come in after us.


All right, let's roll.


Hey, guy.

Yo, I'm looking for Tariq. Anybody know Tariq?

He's supposed to be fixing my shit here.


I got that card here somewhere.

He gave me this paper-

Tariq Hossidy or something like that?

Yeah, yeah. He's back there.

Back there? Yeah.

All right, man. Thanks.

[Knocks] Hey, Tariq!

Are you Tariq H usseini?

He's not here. He's not here?

[Speaking Arabic]

Can I leave a message for him?

Of course.

Tell him the FBI is after him.

Ha! You're joking.

I'm not joking.

Put the phone down. Put your hands up.

Freeze! Hands in the air!


Interlock them behind your head.

[Speaking Arabic]

Yeah, right. Same to you, too.

Everything's going to be all right.


Man Over P.A.: Tariq Husseini, this is the United States Army.

You are surrounded.

You have 30 seconds to throw out any weapons and exit the premises with your hands on top ofyour head.

I repeat— Freeze!

Freeze, God damn it!

God damn it. Code red. Code red.

Pilot: Leader, we are locked on target.

Request permission to fire.

Yes! Now!

Man: Freeze!

Drop it! Hold it.

I'm FBI.

Put the gun down, motherfucker!

H ubbard: All right, all right. I'm FBI.

I'm FBI. J ust relax. I'm FBI.

Get down on your knees, would you, man?

I'm FBI!


Ladies and gentlemen, there'll be a— Who was that?

Ladies and gentlemen... there will be a full briefing for all journalists.

[People Yelling]


Man Over P.A.: Do not be alarmed.


Frank: Frankie!

Frankie Haddad!

Frank Haddad!

Frank! Hub. H ub.

They got Frankie. What?

My kid's in here. My kid's in here someplace.

He's only 13.

All right, we'll get him out. We'll find him.

Frank, we'll get him out.

Frank Haddad!

We'll get him out. Out?

They came into my house!

My wife told them who I was!

How many times did I put it on the line, Hub?

How many times?

20 years, we're American citizens, 10 years in the bureau!

They knocked her down.

They took him out of my house!

Frank Haddad!

Listen to me! Listen to me!



It's wrong.

We'll find him.

All right? We'll find him.

All right.

Come on.

No. No!

I'll find him.

Besides... this is where I belong.


Tell them I'm not their sand nigger anymore.

[Mispronounces] You say his name is Haddad?

No. His name is Haddad, Frank Haddad.

H-A-D-D-A-D. Junior.

His father's a Shiite. We're checking him out.

His father is a federal agent.

His father happens to be my partner.

Don't get in my face, Hubbard.

I just might decide you're an Ethiopian.

You know, you are stupid enough to think that that's an insult.

If a mistake's been made, we'll fix it.

What do you mean, if a mistake's been made?

There's no mistake. I'm vouching for the kid.

I want him out.

Why don't you get your priorities straight?

I said we'll look into it.

Yeah, you'll look into it— J ust like you've been looking into me, right?

Surveilling me?

You think I'm stupid?

You think I don't know what's going on?

I'm doing yourjob for you, and I damn near get my head blown off for it.

Now I want FrankJr. out, and I want to see my prisoner Tariq Husseini.

Let's go see your prisoner.

[Speaking Arabic]



[Speaking Arabic]


How long have you been at him?

Not long enough, apparently.

How much longer, do you think, before he gives up the other cells?

He can't give up the other cells if he doesn't know where they are.

He knows.

No, he doesn't.

You said it yourself, Sharon, didn't you?

In the strategy meeting, the briefing— The one cell doesn't know where the other one is, right?

How long before he breaks, Sharon?

Well, at this rate, too long.

The theater was hit

9 hours after we took down the first cell.

So... what other models do we have?

Shake him?

What about it, Sharon? Won't work.

It works for the Israelis.

Only in conjunction with sleep deprivation.

It takes at least 36 hours.

We don't have 36 hours.

Electric shock?

The neurotransmitters just shut down.

Water? Palestinian authorities... producing good intel with water.

Of course, there's cutting.

[Praying In Arabic]

It's extremely messy.

[Praying In Arabic]

Are you people insane?

What are you talking about?

The time has come for one man to suffer in order to save hundreds of lives.

One man?

What about 2, huh? What about 6?

How about public executions, huh?

You're free to leave whenever you like.

Come on, General. You lost men. I've lost men, but you-you can't do this.

What if what they really want— What if they don't even want the sheik?

Have you considered that?


What if what they really want is for us to herd children into stadiums like we're doing?

And put soldiers on the street and—and have Americans looking over their shoulders?

Bend the law, shred the constitution just a little bit?

Because if we torture him, General... we do that, and everything that we have bled and fought and died for is over, and they've won.

They've already won.

Escort him out.

Tariq: Aah!

He knew nothing.



[Man Singing In Arabic]

H ubbard: You got to call off the dogs.

Steve: We can't call off the army until the threat is gone.

The army is the threat.

They're the ones out of control.

Devereaux's killing innocent people.

You guys took the leash off of him.

Just put it back on him.

Are you wearing a wire?

Are you?

It was Devereaux who took the sheik in the first place.


So we do have him?

What do you think, Hub?

Our government operates as one coherent entity?

Everybody, you and me, we all wanted that sheik's head on a plate.

Devereaux didn't start this agenda about hunting down terrorists.

He's just kind of pushed it a little bit.

[Man Speaking In Arabic Over P.A.]

Hang on a sec.

So, now what do we do?

There is this growing feeling in certain circles that we ought to just let the sheik go— Set him free.

I mean, after all, we kidnapped him.

We kept him in isolation.

A judge might let him walk.

You don't let a murderer go free— Any murderer.

Any murderer!

Sharon thinks we can get to the last cell if they believe we're going to release the sheik.

Why should they trust her?

I mean, why should I trust her?

Ask her.

I ran the network in I raq for 2 years.

Samir recruited them from among the sheik's followers, and I trained them in the north.

The sheik was going to help us overthrow Saddam.

I mean, he was our ally.

We were financing him.

And then... then there was a policy shift.

It's not like we sold them out exactly.

We just stopped helping them.

They were slaughtered.

So I quit the operation.

I took another assignment.

But you helped them first.

What do you mean?

You said they were being slaughtered.

They needed to get out.

They were on the terrorist watch list, so you got them visas, you and Samir.

I promised them we would take care of them.

They were working for us.

Doing what exactly?

I told you.

No, you didn't.

You told me that you trained them— Trade craft, subversion.

That's what you said, wasn't it?

You're leaving something out, aren't you, Sharon?

You taught them... how to make bombs.

That's why you were looking for the wiring signatures on that blue bus.

And now they're here... doing what you taught them how to do.


You've got to let me make this right.


Man: The president is in close conference with the mayor of New York, the governor of New York, and the attorney general of New York, and I can assure you...

Man: ...putting them in a stadium as we did with the Japanese.

Man: This is the time for all of us to proclaim our brotherhood with these people.

The Jewish community opposes the military to take back in a peaceful fashion our democracy from the people...

Woman: The people of Brooklyn will not be held hostage!

Join community and religious leaders in a march to protest...

Man: Well, what if it was black people, huh?

What if it was Italians?

Puerto Ricans?

Female Reporter: American Arabs are a vulnerable, visible population, and they have no power.

Critics say this is a racist decision, and the government would not dare do this to any other-

[Turns Off TV]

Samir's made contact, Frank.

It's the last cell.

He set up a meeting, but we got to get the army off our tail.

I need your help, Frank.

Frank, it's still our watch.

I don't want to see another dead body, and I know you don't.

And when this is over, I promise you— We'll get your boy back.

[Crowd Shouting]

Woman: March on city hall today!

No fear!

What time you got, Frank?

Just 10: 15.

How's he doing?

You should just tell me the message, and I will pass it on.

I need to deliver it myself.

Believe me, they're gonna want to hear what I have to say.

Woman: No fear!

Let's show them we're not afraid!

Sure he's gonna go through with this?

Well, if he doesn't, he knows I'll give him to Devereaux.


You know, this is the end game, you understand?

If this goes wrong...

Nothing's gonna go wrong.

We're the CIA.

Something always goes wrong.


if things get hairy, uh... just remember, the most committed wins.

Let's go.

The 3 ofyou really do make a lovely couple.

Sharon, I beg you, do not make me do this.

If they even...

If they even dream we've been followed, they will kill us.

South on Cadman Plaza.

Sharon: Relax, all right?

Col. Hardwick: General Devereaux, it appears the feds are in motion. Do you copy?

Right. J ust stay with Hubbard.

The man is definitely not on our team.

Col. Hardwick: Roger that.

Airborne, he's all yours.

Helicopter Pilot: This is Airborne.

We got him.

Soundgarden's ready.

Hey, wait a minute.

This is not the way to the bathhouse.

You said to get a key from my uncle.

Stop whining. You'll cue the surveillance.


I have a bad feeling here.

Just relax.

Keep your head down.


We ready?

All set.

We got to hurry, Sharon.

We can't be late.

Here we go.

Pilot: All units, all units.

Subject is on foot.

Pilot: All units, he is running to First and Pearl.

Man On P.A.: This is the U.S. Army. Halt!


We're all clear.

All right, let's do it.

Why are we stopping, Sharon? We've got to go.

Just calm down. Everything's gonna be fine.

[Turns On TV]

Look we just have to sit tight for 3 minutes.

Can you just do that much for me?

I don't believe it. Look at this.

[People Shouting On TV]

Arab and Jew, side by side.

Black and white.

Christian and Muslim.


It's so tragic.

What? What's tragic?

What do you mean? Are they gonna hit the march?

Can you imagine a better target?

Because our government has no right...

[Crowd Cheering] to declare martial law.


No fear!

We've got to hurry, Sharon.

Put this on.

Oh, shoot.

It's 11:00. We gotta get out of here.

They're getting ready to move.

Units 1 and 2 on my signal.

Units 3 and 4, stand by.

Units 5 and 6...




This is an unlawful disturbance!

You must disperse!

I repeat!

These soldiers carry live ammunition!

This is your final warning!

I repeat!

These soldiers carry live ammunition!


[Computer Beeping]

Hub... we missed him.

The bathhouse.

So what's going on?

Why aren't they here?

They'll be here.

Don't worry.

[Whispering In Arabic]

What are you doing?

What message do you have for them?

There's no one else coming, is there?


So... what message do you have for me, Sharon?

You're the last cell.

There will never be a last cell!

It's just the beginning.

[Crowd Chanting "No Fear!"]

Frank: Move out of the way!

Move over! Move over!

How could I have missed the play?

It's because of the money.

You believe money is power.

Belief is power .

J ust don't tell me we financed your operation.


The world is a wheel, Sharon.

Samir... the Koran preaches...

Do not speak to me of the Koran, woman!

First you left me there in Iraq like a piece of shit!

And then you take our leader, a holy man— You put him in prison for preaching the word of God!

So now you have to learn the consequences of trying to tell to the world how to live.

It's over.

Your point's been made.

Why shed more blood?

[Crowd Chanting Outside]

Those poor people out there.

They're fucking marching for your cause.

Yeah... and they, too, will become its martyrs.

Hubbard: Samir.

Let her go, Samir.

Move away from the door.

Don't! He's got a bomb!

Get up. Get up!

Get up!


Samir, let her go, and you'll live.

I said move away from this fucking door!



Hub, I'm here.

No shots, Frank. No shots.


Do you want to die?

Do you?

Look, I'll blow it!

Then we all die. Nobody's leaving here.

Move away from this fucking door!

Shoot! Shut up!

Shoot me! Shut up!


Kill him! Shoot!

I'm coming!


[Opens Radio Channel]

One of ours down. Stomach wound.

Get here now.


Is he dead?


I'm right here. I'm right here.


I'm right here. Shh.

I'm sorry.

It's OK.


You're OK.

I'm cold.




Shh, shh.

You're OK.


Just relax.

"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive..."

"Those who trespassed against us."

"And lead us..."

"Lead us not into temptation, "but deliver us... from evil..."


"For thine is the kingdom..."

[Speaking Arabic]

No fear!

Agent Hubbard, would you mind explaining to me why you detained Colonel Hardwick and 6 of my C.I.D. staff?

The last cell was taken down.

It was Samir. We took him out.

How can you be sure it's the last of the cells?

Sharon. Sharon's been compromised.

Sharon is dead.

She gave her life.


It's all over with, General.

What's all over with?

The sheik.

Is that so?

Clear violation of international law.


Congressional oversights, couple of statutes, treaties.

Kidnapping, perjury, Logan Act.

Conducting your own personal foreign policy.

I know the whole story.

You don't know shit.

Poor suffering Sharon and her poor suffering people.

I did what was necessary, and I won't apologize for it.

Go fuck yourself, bureau.

I serve my country.

Why don't you try serving yours?

You have anything else, Agent Hubbard?


One more thing.

This is a writ from the U.S. District Court ordering the release of all persons being held in this stadium.

My authority overrules the court's.

Your authority ends now, General.

William Devereaux, you are under arrest... for the torture and murder of Tariq H usseini... an American citizen.

FBI, freeze!

Freeze! Nobody move!

Hold it!

Don't move!

Don't move! Put your guns down!

Is this some kind of a joke?

Do you see me laughing, General?



Order your men to lower their weapons, Hubbard.

Can't do that, General.

Do it now.

The law states— I am the law!

Right here, right now! I am the law!

You have the right to remain silent.

Order them to lower their weapons!

You have the right to a fair trial.

You have the right not to be tortured, not to be murdered, rights that you took away from Tariq H usseini!

You have those rights because of the men that came before you who wore that uniform.

Because of the men and women that are here waiting for the order to fire.

Give them the order, General.

Do you think that I would hesitate to kill you or every other federal agent in this room if it was in the best interests of my country?

No, no, no.

You wouldn't hesitate. I know that.

But they might.

Give the order.

Make murderers out of these young kids.

Give the order.

Give them the order, General!

Stand down, Sergeant.

Woman: General Devereaux, would you care to comment on the charges?

[Reporters Shouting Questions]


[Women Ululating]