Set-Up: A senator is demanding a large bribe from Michael Corleone
Line(s): Senator Geary: I want your answer and the money by noon tomorrow…
Michael: Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
If you are going to negotiate, you first better know where your strengths are and if you have any leverage.