Arbitrage (2012) Top Quotes and Trailer
Sixty-year-old multi-billionaire Robert Miller manages a hedge fund with his daughter Brooke Miller (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for a handsome profit. However, unbeknownst to his daughter and most of his other employees, he has cooked his company’s books in order to cover an investment loss and avoid being arrested for fraud. As she thinks that the business is so successful, Brooke can’t understand why her father wants to sell – and he says that he’s started to feel old and tired, and wants to spend more time with his family. However, he has a mistress (Laetitia Casta) who is supposedly supported financially by him. Miller looks extremely nervous with the last meeting with the prospective investor.
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling
Best Arbitage Quotes
Maria Bartiromo: But you took a huge bet on the housing crisis in the middle of the biggest boom in housing anybody has ever seen. Why?
Robert Miller: I’m a child of the ’50s. My father welded steel for the Navy, and my mother worked at the V.A. They lived through the Depression, Pearl Harbor, and the bomb. They didn’t think that bad things might happen. They knew that bad things would happen.
Maria Bartiromo: Is that what’s happening now?
Robert Miller: When I was a kid, my favorite teacher was Mr. James. Mr. James said world events all revolve around five things. M – O – N – E – Y.
Ellen Miller: It’s all going to be fine. It always is. Just follow the plan.
Robert Miller: And what is that plan?
Ellen Miller: Confidence equals contract.
Robert Miller: You sound like a fortune cookie.
Ellen Miller: They are your words, actually.
Robert Miller: Then you married an idiot.
Syd Felder: What’s baffling to me, despite your sentimental history together, is why you would put your family’s future in this kid’s hands.
Robert Miller: He’s not like us.
Syd Felder: Is that a good thing?
Ellen Miller: You broke our little girl’s heart.
Robert Miller: That’s how it all works, Ellen. You know that.
Ellen Miller: I know, but she didn’t.
Robert Miller: She’ll be better for it. The world is cold.
Ellen Miller: Then you’re gonna need a warm coat.
Robert Miller: This is a trust, in your name, assets of two million dollars. Take a look at that.
Jimmy Grant: Are you serious? You think money’s gonna fix this? Huh?
Robert Miller: What else is there?
Det. Michael Bryer: [interrogating] You stay on the phone for a minute and a half with a wrong number. What the fuck do you talk about? Area codes?
Robert Miller: What you did is way beyond the money.
Jimmy Grant: Nothing is beyond money for you, Robert. We both know that.
Brooke Miller: And to receive this prestigious award, I invite now to the stage the man who led this generous effort. And whose financial trading firm, Miller Capital, was just this morning acquired by Standard Bank and Trust. A dedicated businessman, a family man, philanthropist, and all-around humanitarian. A man I am very lucky to call my mentor, my friend, and my father. Mr. Robert Miller…
Det. Michael Bryer: [talking on the phone] Yeah… I need a serious fucking favor.