In Moscow, political philosopher Professor Janos Shenko is burning papers in his study fireplace. He picks up a photo of his wife and packs it with his other belongings as someone knocks at the door. There's a knock at the door and Shenko washes the ash off of his hands and then answers. The Russian government's agent Fjodor and two of his men are there to pick Shenko up for his trip to Tokyo. Fjodor glances through Shenko's luggage and notices the photo, commenting that Shenko hasn't left Russia since his wife's death. He tells Shenko that his two men, Igor Baliyakuvan and Koski, are pistol and judo experts and will accompany him to Tokyo as bodyguards to make sure that no one breaks in... or out...Read the full recap
Alexander: Well, that's too bad. Connecting room there could be a real help.
Kelly: That's what we need, then.
Alexander: Well, we got one. We've got a connecting door here.
Kelly: No, not a door, nitwit, a head of state.
Alexander: Well, we don't have one of those.
Kelly: My man, my man, you've never been head of anything.
Alexander: Well, I was, uh, head of the stamp club in 1952.
Kelly: Well, that's an excellent beginning, Mr. Ambassador.
Professor Shenko: Perhaps things are happening too fast, but I am at a loss.. You, a private citizen, doing all this. special boat making special arrangements. And you gentlemen risked your lives. All this for me? If I were nuclear scientist, I would understand, but I am only teacher.
Alexander: Yes, and you're about to teach the greatest lesson of your career. That a man, having had the convictions that you've had and by turning from them toward freedom, why, it's got to make people stop and think and examine.
Professor Shenko: Perhaps at last will come understanding.
Gordon Merritt: Well, as the poet said, "But were there never any. Wirth'd not of passing joy?" Shelley.
Gordon Merritt: Keats? Would you like to wager?
Kelly: I wouldn't. It'd be a cold deck. He's a Rhodes Scholar.
Kelly: Listen, why don't you, uh, leave the bottle?
Gordon Merritt: Excellent! You're going to ply me with liquor, aren't you? So many people these days forget the little niceties. It won't work, of course, but it is appreciated.
Gurney tells Kelly that Shenko has a penthouse suite. However, when Scott checks in, there are only three slots marked "Penthouse," and the clerk offers him all three keys.
Gurney tells Kelly that Shenko is staying at the Savoy Hotel. However, later when the clerk welcomes Scott to the hotel, he calls it the Nutani Hotel.
When Fyodor calls the hotel room, Igor answers but the Russian lead agent calls him "Koski."
Merritt misquotes Keats, saying, "But were there ever any. Writh'd not at passing joy?" The correct quote is "passed joy."