At a playground, Jim gets into an empty car and picks up his briefing on Victor Laszlo, an art collector who stole a new fuel formula critical to America’s missile defense. Laszlo’s partner Dunson stole the formula and killed the scientist so they can’t recreate the formula. An enemy country that has duplicated the formula on their own plan to play Laszlo to destroy his copy, putting the U.S. significantly behind. The IMF must recover the formula and dispose of Laszlo...Read the full recap
Victor Laszlo: I put another security device on the safe.
Ray Dunson: What is it?
Victor Laszlo: Then it wouldn't be foolproof.
Victor Laszlo: These parties you represent, is your position with them through one of loyalty?
Gillian Colbee: I'm far too selfish to be loyal to one person or one country.
Gillian Colbee: I guarantee you protection.
Victor Laszlo: Miss Collins, after all the lies you've said this afternoon, I don't believe I would recognize your telling of the truth if my life depended on it.
Paris: (posing as Laszlo) Did anyone ever tell you you're extremely attractive when you're threatening?
"Victor Laszlo" is a deliberate allusion by Jerry Ludwig to Paul Henreid's character in Casablanca (1942).
The character name "Dunson" is a deliberate homage by Jerry Ludwig to John Wayne's character in Red River (1948).