COBB: I thought he had some knee thing?
EAMES: Nothing they'd put him under for. Besides, we need a good ten hours.
SAITO: Sydney to Los Angeles. Twelve hours and forty-five minutes-one of the longest flights in the world. He makes it every two weeks...
COBB: Surely he flies private?
SAITO: Not if there were unexpected maintenance with his plane.
ARTHUR: It'd have to be a 747.
ARTHUR: On a 747 the pilots are up above, first class is in the nose so nobody walks through the cabin. We'd have to buyout the whole cabin, and the first class flight attendant-
SAITO: We bought the airline. It seemed... neater.
ARTHUR: My question is how we go down three layers with enough stability. Three layers down a little turbulence is gonna translate into an earthquake. The dreams are gonna collapse with the slightest disturbance.
YUSUF: Sedation. For sleep stable enough to create three layers of dreaming... We will have to combine it with an extremely powerful sedative....
YUSUF: Brain function in the dream will be about twenty times normal.
COBB: And when you go into a dream within that dream the effect is compounded.
ARIADNE: How much time?
YUSUF: Three dreams... that's ten hours, times twenty, times twenty, times twenty...
EAMES: Math was never my strong suit.
COBB: It's basically a week one layer down, six months two layers down-
ARIADNE: And ten years in the third level. Who wants to spend ten years in a dream?
YUSUF: Depends on the dream.
ARTHUR: How do we get out once we've made the plant? I hope you've got something a little more elegant in mind than shooting me in the head like last time.
COBB: A kick.
ARIADNE: What's a kick?
EAMES: That, Ariadne, would be a kick.
COBB: That feeling of falling which snaps you awake. We use that to jolt ourselves awake once we're done.
ARTHUR: But how are we going to feel that through the sedation?
YUSUF: That's the clever part. I customize the sedative... To leave inner ear function unimpaired...
ARTHUR: Even that won't cut through three layers of deep sleep.
COBB: The trick is to devise a kick for each level, then synchronize them to get a snap that penetrates all three layers.
COBB: If I get on this plane and you haven't taken care of things... when we land I go to jail for the rest of my life.
SAITO: Complete the job en route, I make one phone call from the plane... you will have no trouble clearing immigration.