The clip frank convincing committee from Scent of a Woman (1992) with Al Pacino
Stand down, Mr. Slade!
I'm not finished.
As I came in here, I heard those words,
"cradle of leadership. "
Well, "when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall," and it has fallen here.
It has fallen.
Makers of men, creators of leaders.
Be careful what kind of leaders you're producin' here.
I don't know if Charlie's silence here today is right or wrong.
I'm not a judge orjury.
But I can tell you this,
he won't sell anybody out to buy his future!
And that, my friends, is called integrity.
That's called courage.
Now that's the stuff leaders should be made of.
Now I have come to the crossroads in my life.
I always knew what the right path was.
Without exception, I knew, but I never took it.
You know why?
It was too damn hard.
Now here's Charlie. He's come to the crossroads.
He has chosen a path. It's the right path.
It's a path made of principle that leads to character.
Let him continue on his journey.
You hold this boy's future in your hands, committee.
It's a valuable future,
Don't destroy it. Protect it.
It's gonna make you proud one day, I promise you.