John McClane
Bruce Willis as "John McClane" in Die Hard (1988):
Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
The Rock (1996) 15 Memorable Quotes
Memorable Quotes:
Cdr. Anderson
Lieutenant Shephard
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Have you ever been in a combat situation before?Define combat, sir.Shep?An incursion underwater to re-take an impregnable fortress held by an elite team of U.S. Marines, in possession of eighty-one hostages and fifteen guided rockets loaded with V.X. poison gas.Oh. In that case, no sir. Excuse me...
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Cdr. Anderson
Navy SEAL Reigert
Major Anderson, if you have any concern for the lives of your men, you will order them to safety their weapons and place them on the deck.This is not happening...Sir, we know why you're out here. God knows, I agree with you. But like you, I swore to defend this country against all enemies, foreign, sir... and domestic. General, we've spilled the same blood in the same mud. And you know god damn well I can't give that order.We're dead!Your unit is covered from an elevated position, Commander. I'm not gonna ask you again. Don't do anything stupid. No-one has to die here.[raising his voice] You men following the General: you're under oath as United States Marines, have you forgotten that? We all have shipmates we remember, some of them were shit on and pissed on by the Pentagon. But that doesn't give you the right to mutiny!You call it what you want! You're down there, we're up here! You walked into the wrong goddamn room, Commander!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Are you sure you're ready for this?I'll do my best.Your "best"! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.Carla was the prom queen.Really?[cocks his gun] Yeah.
Cdr. Anderson
Make no mistake, gentlemen. We are in the fight of our lives, against one of the greatest battalion commanders of the Vietnam War, I shit you not.
Kid on Motorcycle
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Hey man, you just fucked up your Ferrari.It's not mine.

[steals bike]

And neither is this.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
FBI Director James Womack
You mean I'm going out there, under the water?Well earlier today you wanted a gun. Now you're getting a gun and a wet suit.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Welcome to the Rock.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes."I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts."Ah, an educated man.

[Stanley gives a modest wave]

That, of course, rules out the possibility of you being a field agent.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Carla Pestalozzi
Oh, just some terrorists decided to send a little care package. Box of goodies. Which had to be neutralized before blowing up the office...

[plucks a harsh note on his guitar]

So I took the rest of the day off. Glass of wine, little guitar... Just relax.Wow.I mean it, honey, the world is being Fed-exed to hell in a hand cart. I really believe anyone thinking even thinking of bringing a child into the world is coldly considering an act of cruelty.

[pause, Carla stares at Stanley]

I know, I'm rambling, I'm complaining, I'm sorry. What's your news, baby?I'm pregnant.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
How, in the name of Zeus's butthole, did you get out of your cell?
Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair
Gen. Al Kramer
[reading Hummel's file]Three tours in Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Desert Storm; three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and the Congressional Medal of - Jesus. This man is a hero.Well, I think "legend" might be a better description, Mr. Sinclair.Well, now we can add kidnapping and extortion to his list of accolades.Mr. Sinclair, General Hummel is a man of honor.
Cable Car Conductor
Damn it! This sucks! Where's that son-of-a-bitch now? I'm gonna hunt him down! That motherfucker ain't safe nowhere!
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Marvin Isherwood
[Goodspeed's Beatles album arrives at the office]Yes! She's here, bring it to me now, thank you Phil!What's that? And why did you have it sent here?Carla wouldn't approve. She thinks it's dumb to spend $600 on an LP.Carla's right. Why didn't you just spend $13 on a CD, man?Well, first of all, it's because I'm a Beatlemaniac. And second, these sound better.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
All right, I'll do it myself. I've had three weeks weapons training, I'll kick the... out of a platoon full of marines. No problem.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
What do you say we cut the chit-chat, a-hole?
Pvt. Cox

[beating up Mason]

English prick. I tell you my old man was Irish?
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Womack! Why am I not surprised, you piece of shit!
Capt. Darrow
Marine Captain Hendrix
Maybe now they'll pay up.Maybe now they won't, captain.Then maybe we need to execute a few hostages.
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Marine Captain Hendrix
I guess you haven't completely taken care of the rat problem, Captain.No, sir.Well, there are two dead men here who strongly suggest that you go finish the job.Yes, sir.

[realizing he's being given an order]

YES, SIR!
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
What's status?Status... is, they're dead. They're dead! It's just me and Mason, now he says he's leaving.That is unacceptable, do you hear me? Unacceptable!Well, there's a problem sir, he's got a gun!What do you have, a fuckin' water pistol?
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Mason, you all right?

[hanging upside down]

Yes. Perfectly okay, you fucking idiot.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
In my day, we did it all with a snorkel and a pair of flippers.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Uh, yeah, okay, that's about the most awful thing I've ever seen.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
FBI... Freeze Sucker.
Capt. Darrow
Sgt. Crisp
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Capt. Frye
Sergeant Crisp, secure the General. I'm relieving you of command, sir.

[pause]

SERGEANT.

[Sergeant Crisp pulls out his pistol and reaches for General Hummel's gun holster]

I'll have that sidearm, sir.

[General Hummel pulls out his pistol from behind his back and points it at Sergeant Crisp]

You mean this sidearm?

[Captains Frye and Darrow pull out their pistols and point them at General Hummel]

Major Baxter, you're either with us or against us.[162]:It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve with you, General.

[Pulls out his pistol and points it General Hummel]

But like he said, it's over.

[Shoots Captain Darrow]

Paul, the Hotel Barber
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Oh, who did this to you? This is just not right. In fact, it's nasty...It's a "grunge thing".
Warden Bob
Ladies and gentlemen, I, Ranger Bob, cordially invite you to become inmates of Alcatraz.
FBI Director James Womack
Damn it, you're on a need-to-know basis, and you don't need to know.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Carla Pestalozzi
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Hi, darling, it's me. Listen, do not come, I repeat, do not come to San Francisco.[Answers the phone] Stanley, no.Carla...Like hell I'm not comin'!

[Hangs up]

Wait, Carla...

[tries to dial again]

Who's Carla, and why don't you want her to come to San Francisco?You're on a need-to-know basis... and you don't need to know.
Gen. Al Kramer
Gen. Peterson
Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair
Wait a minute. What is the potential casualty rate for a single rocket armed with VX poison gas, General Peterson?Sixty or seventy...Well, that's-that's not so bad....thousand. Seventy *thousand* dead.Oh.One teaspoon of this hits the floor, it's lethal up to... a hundred feet. One teaspoon of this shit detonated in the atmosphere... will kill every living organism in an eight-block radius. Get the point?
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
How'd you do it?Nurtured the hope that there was hope. That one day I'd breathe free air. Perhaps meet my daughter. Modest hopes, but they kept a man alive.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
I'm only borrowing your Hum-Vee!
Warden Bob
Female Tourist
I'm not allowed to carry a gun!Oh you're not allowed to carry a gun? I got a goddamned gun! If I'd'a known this was gonna happen, I'd'a brought my mother-fuckin' gun! Help!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
The Rock has become a tourist attraction?
FBI Director James Womack
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
What do you know about V.X. gas?Liquid; failed pesticide; discovered by mistake in 1952. Uhh, actually, it's kind of like champagne that way. The Franciscan monks thought they were making white wine. Somehow the bottle carbonated. Voila, champagne, and uhh, then the whole thing...The gas, Dr. Goodspeed.It's very, very horrible sir. It's one of those things we wish we could disinvent. This isn't a training exercise, is it?
Cable Car Conductor

[as cable car careens down street]

We're gonna crash! Save yourselves! Oh, my baby!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Congratulations, Dr. Goodspeed. You did it.Thank you, sir.You know, for a while there, I didn't think you were going to make it. Well done, son. So where's Mason?Vaporized. Blown out to sea.Blown out to sea, huh?Yeah.[smiles] Poor bastard.

[They share a knowing glance]

Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Ladies and gentlemen, you're being detained against your will, and for that I apologize. It is not our intention in any way to harm you, you will not be detained one minute longer than is necessary for us to complete our mission.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
You're not leaving! There's a madman in there with his hand on a... ON A BUTTON!Shh!

[to himself]

Some sniper's gonna get his ass.
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
[Hummel visits his wife's grave before setting his plan into action]I miss you so much.

[long pause]

There's something I've gotta do, Barb. Something I couldn't do while you were here. I tried. You know I tried everything, and I still don't have their attention. Let's hope this elevates their thinking. But whatever happens...

[he takes Congressional Medal of Honor out of his pocket

...please don't think less of me.

[he sets the Medal on top of the headstone, leans over and kisses it, and then walks away]

Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
You're shooting too close to the rocket! Him, but not the rocket!Any other news, professor?
Capt. John Patrick Mason
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
You must see a certain pattern emerging here... Alexander Solzenhitsyn...Yeah, I heard of him. Didn't he play hockey for the fucking Red Wings?That's the chap.
Capt. Frye
I'm gonna choke my million bucks out of you!
Capt. Darrow
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Come here... come here, you little chicken shit!You shoot me, I drop this, we're both dead!

[points his gun away]

Come on, come on, don't be scared, I won't hurt you! Come on...You know how this shit works?

[pulls his combat knife]

You know how this shit works?
Capt. John Patrick Mason
[to his daughter] You know... you're almost the only evidence that I exist.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Marvin Isherwood
Okay, I've got some bad news, and some really bad news. The bad news is, is that the gas is corrosive and its eating our suits...It's all over my hand, man!
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Eat that, you fuck!
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
You broke out, let me see if I can get this straight, down the incinerator chute, on the mine car, through the tunnels to the power plant, under the steam engine - that was really cool by the way - and into the cistern through the intake pipe. But how, in the name of Zeus' BUTTHOLE!... did you get out of your cell? I only ask because in our current situation, well, it could prove to be useful information. *Maybe*!

[Mason does not answer, but opens up his prison door with an improvised tool]

[Goodspeed hears noise from Mason's door opening]

Mason?

[to Goodspeed's surprise, his own door suddenly opens]

Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Capt. Frye
I'm not about to kill 80,000 innocent people! Do you think I'm out of my fucking mind? We bluffed, they called it. The mission is over.Who said anything about bluffing, General?
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. Darrow
Listen, I think we got started off on the wrong foot.Stan Goodspeed, FBl. Uh - Let's talk music. Do you like the Elton John song, "Rocket Man"?I don't like soft-ass shit.Oh, you - Oh, oh. Oh.Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man.

[Goodspeed fires a rocket at him]

Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

[as they are escaping]

Hummel won't do it, he's a soldier not a murderer. I read it in his eyes.You read it in his eyes? I'm sorry, but that's not a chance I can afford to take!Okay, then talk louder.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason

[Goodspeed knocks Mason off the ledge left hanging by a rope]

Are you ok?Perfectly fine you fucking idiot!
FBI Director James Womack
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Cocksucker!

[Showing Mason his arm in a cast]

So, how's your bowling arm?
Warden Bob
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel

[Hummel and two marines walk up behind him]

What's the matter fellas... something with the tour?Tour's over, Bob!
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
How do ya like how that shit works?
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Paul, the Hotel Barber
Are you the barber?[slightly camp] No, stylist.Whatever.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Carla Pestalozzi

[Stanley and Carla are making love. The phone rings]

I have to get that.No, you don't.Yes, I do. They know I'm home.[annoyed] Stanley, how can they possibly know you're home?[beat] It's the FBI.
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Hey, girls? You havin' a good time?

[Little Girls reply: Yeah]

Will you do something for me? It's really - It's really important. I need you to tell your teacher that you need to get back on the boat and go home right now.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Why didn't you just tell them were the microfilm was and create a solution?The moment they had the microfilm, they'd suicide me. Some solution.
Paul, the Hotel Barber
Okay, I don't want to know nothing. I never saw you throw that gentleman off the balcony. All I care about is: are you happy with your haircut?
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Did they bother to tell you who I am and why I'm doing this or are they just using you like they do everybody else?All I know is that you were big in Vietnam, I saw the highlights on television.Then you probably have no idea what it means to lead some of the finest men on God's earth into combat and then watch their memories get betrayed by their own fucking government.I don't quite see how you cherish the memory of the dead by killing another million. And, this is not combat, it's an act of lunacy, General Sir. Personally, I think you're a fucking idiot."The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson."Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious," according to Oscar Wilde.

[Hummel strikes him, and he falls to his knees]

Thank you for making my point.Where are the guidance chips?

[Points his gun at Mason's head]

WHERE ARE THE GUIDANCE CHIPS?I've destroyed them.That was a bad move, soldier.
FBI Director James Womack
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
FBI Agent Hunt
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Great job, Goodspeed.Why don't you throw in a trip to Tahiti while you're at it?Okay, I'll deliver this to the Attorney General...

[Interrupts and takes the contract from Hunt]

Ah, no. You'll give that to me, there's a car waiting outside for you, thank you.

[He rips up the contract]

That's a signed federal document, sir. Isn't that illegal?You're not acquainted with the full facts, Goodspeed.With all due respect, sir, I'd like clarification. I gave that man my word.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
[last lines] [158]:Honey? Uh... You wanna know who really killed JFK?
Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Southern China? We've never even admitted we sent troops into China.Who is this? Identify yourself!White House Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair, General.How OLD are you Mr. Sinclair?I'm 33.Well Mr. Sinclair, you've probably got no FUCKING idea what I'm talking about! By your 9th birthday, I was running BlackOps into China and my men were responsible for over two-hundred enemy kills. Now someone put some rigging tape over Mr. Sinclair's mouth, he's wasting my time!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
I'm fed up saving your ass. I'm amazed you ever got past puberty.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
[about killing]How do you... do it?I was trained by the best. British intelligence. But in retrospect I would rather have been a poet. Or a farmer.Okay.
Cdr. Anderson
Thank you very fucking much Mr. Mason, you've led us into a room with no exit.
Maj. Tom Baxter
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
We're asking them. We're asking them for a new deadline.Put the phone down.The men are falling apart!The men are Marines!Are they?

[Hummel is silent]

I want to talk to General Kramer.You've been asked by an old friend.Put him on the phone right now.You're being ordered by a superior officer.This is Major Baxter...![draws] Now you're being given your last chance by a man with a gun. Put the phone down.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
When all this is over, you'll go back home driving Carla and your baby insane in your beige Volvo. And I'll be dead, or back in prison which is the same thing.
Carla Pestalozzi
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

[after telling Stanley she's pregnant]

You didn't mean what you just said, did you?When?Just right now, when you were talking about bringing a child into the world, and having it be an act of cruelty.I meant it at the time.Stanley, "at the time"? You said it seven and a half seconds ago!Well... gosh, kind of a lot's happened since then.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Well, I'm one of those fortunate people who like my job, sir. Got my first chemistry set when I was seven, blew my eyebrows off, we never saw the cat again, been into it ever since.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Lieutenant Shephard
"I'd take pleasure in guttin' you, boy. I'd take pleasure in guttin' you... boy." What is wrong with these people, huh? Mason? Don't you think there's a lot of, uh, a lot of anger flowing around this island? Kind of a pubescent volatility? Don't you think? A lotta angst, a lot of "I'm sixteen, I'm angry at my father" syndrome? I mean grow up! We're stuck on an island with a bunch of violence-for-pleasure-seeking psycophatic marines, SHAME-ON-THEM!

[clears throat]

Anyway, I only got one chem round, and there's two left... Mason?[157]:Yes, I'm here. I was just thinking how wonderful it was when the inmates weren't allowed to talk in here.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
I love pressure. I eat it for breakfast.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Hi, I'm an agent with the federal... FBI... Well, my, I'm Stanley Goodspeed.But of course you are.[163]:Well, at least he got his name right.Of course I am.And you have an emergency.Right.And you need my help.Exactly right.Coffee.No, I'm fine, thank you.Offer me coffee.
Male Tourist
What kind of a fucked up tour is this?
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
I'm sure all this will make a great bed time story to tell your kid.You're insane, Mason. The kid'll have nightmares. I'll spend all my money on shrinks.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
FBI Director James Womack
I'm unarmed sir. I am unarmed, sir.Where's your issue?I left in my...

[clears throat]

sock drawer.
Maj. Tom Baxter
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
I thought you weren't ready to kill.I'm warmin' up.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
You enjoying this?Well, it's certainly more enjoyable than my average day... reading philosophy, avoiding gang rape in the washrooms... though, it's less of a problem these days. Maybe I'm losing my sex appeal.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Capt. John Patrick Mason
[after Mason has killed a Marine, the corpse's foot twitches]You've been around a lot of corpses. Is that normal?What, the feet thing?Yeah, the feet thing.Yeah, it happens.Well I'm having a hard time concentrating. Can you do something about it?Like what, kill him again?
Capt. John Patrick Mason
I have a unique knowledge of this prison facility. I was formerly a guest here.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
You know, I like history too, and maybe when this is all over you and I can stop by the souvenir shop together but right now I just... I just wanna find some rockets!
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Mr. Mason, I'm Special Agent-in-Charge Ernest Paxton.In charge of what? Fucking me over for another three decades?I don't know anything about your previous matters. We've brought you here because there's a situation that we think you can help us with.And what might that be? I've been in jail longer than Nelson Mandela, so maybe you want me to run for president.
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
[first lines] Congressman Weaver and esteemed members of the Special Armed Services Committee, I come before you to protest a grave injustice... It has to stop.
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
FBI Director James Womack
Gen. Al Kramer
Remember Operation Desert Storm? Those surgical hits made by our smart bombs that were covered so well on CNN? It was my men on the ground that made those hits possible by lazing the targets. Twenty of those men were left to rot outside Baghdad after the conflict ended. No benefits were payed to their families. No medals conferred. These men died for their country and they weren't even given a goddamn military burial. This situation is unacceptable. You will transfer one hundred million dollars from Grand Cayman Red Sea trading company to an account I designate. From these funds, one million dollars will be paid to each of the eighty-three marines' families. The rest of the funds, I will disperse at my discretion. Do I make myself clear?Except for the Red Sea Trading Company. What is that?Identify yourself.This is FBI Director Womack, General.It's a slush-fund where the Pentagon keeps proceeds from illeagal arms deals...Jesus, Frank, this is classified information!You alert the media, I launch the gas. You refuse payment, I launch the gas. You've got forty hours, until noon, day after tomorrow, to arrange transfer of the money. I am aware of your countermeasure. You know and I know it doesn't stand a chance. Hummel from Alcatraz, out.
FBI Special Agent Ernest Paxton
FBI Director James Womack
Now you tell me I'm on a need-to-know basis. And I'm telling you right now, I need to who the fuck John Mason is, right now sir!You want to know? Okay. 1962: J. Edgar Hoover is the head of the FBI, some say the country. It's no secret that he kept secret files on prominent Americans and Europeans. De Gaulle, British members of Parliament, even the Prime Minister. I mean, this guy had dirt on everybody in the world.Yeah, I know all of the cloak and dagger stories. Where does Mason fit in?Mason was the British operative who stole the files, but our Bureau agents caught him at the Canadian border. Of course, the British claimed that they never heard of him. So we held him without trial until he gave up the microfilm. But he never did.Well, I'm surprised Hoover didn't use his daughter as leverage.Hoover was dead in '72, she wasn't born yet. Today... it's a different Bureau.So, you held this guy without trial his whole life. No wonder he's pissed.This man knows our most intimate secrets from the last half century! The alien landing at Roswell, the truth behind the J.F.K. assassination. Mason's angry, he's lethal, he's a trained killer... and he is the only hope that we have got.
FBI Director James Womack

[being pulled up from the hotel balcony]

Watch it, you fuckhead! You're gonna pull my arm out!
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
The men of marine force recon are selected to carry out illegal operations throughout the world. When they don't come home, their families are told fairy tales about what happened to them... and denied compensation. Well, I have choked on these lies my entire career. Well here and now the lies stop!
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Glass or plastic, glass or plastic?
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
You made a terrible mistake, and more of our brothers have died in vain. Damn you for forcing me into this position.
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Mason, the second you don't respect this, it kills you.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Jade Angelou
Your mother, well... she was very special.Yes, she was. But I don't think that we should romanticize what happened between you and her. Meeting in a bar after a Led Zeppelin concert, ya know? And I was the result.Well, I'd like to think it would have led somewhere if only...If only what? Six federal marshals hadn't kicked down her door and dragged you back to prison?
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
Look, I'm just a biochemist. Most of the time, I work in a little glass jar and lead a very uneventful life. I drive a Volvo, a beige one. But what I'm dealing with here is one of the most deadly substances the earth has ever known, so what say you cut me some FRIGGIN' SLACK?
Capt. Darrow
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Capt. Frye
Maj. Tom Baxter
Excuse me, general... but what about the fucking money?There is no fucking money. The mission's over.Bullshit it's over!You're talking to a General, soldier! Maintain discipline.I'm not a soldier, Major. The day we took hostages, we became mercenaries. And mercenaries get paid. I want my FUCKING money!
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed
I want a suite, a shower, a shave, the feel of a suit.May I also suggest a haircut?Am I out of style?Unless you're a 20 year old guitarist from Seattle. It's a grunge thing.
FBI Director James Womack
Paul, the Hotel Barber
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Just clippers, no scissors.No scissors, you've got to be kidding me, no scissors. I mean, did they tell Picasso "no brush"?With scissors, this man could kill you.I can't cut off anyone's balls with a trimmer, now can I? Why don't we do this outside? Get some sun.
Capt. Frye
Brig. Gen. Francis X. Hummel
Sgt. Crisp
Maj. Tom Baxter
You changed the coordinates, didn't you, General?That's affirmative, Captain.So now they think we're gutless, the feds? They think we won't actually do it?They're going to come at us with everything they got. Air and sea. They're going to bomb our ass back to the Stone Age.They don't know we missed on purpose.Great. We're not gutless, we're incompetent.
Capt. Frye
Me and my boys are cocked, locked and ready to rock.
Capt. John Patrick Mason
Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

[Mason and Goodspeed are defusing a poison gas rocket]

What exactly does this stuff do?If the rocket renders it aerosol, it could take out the entire city of people.Really? And what happens if you drop one?Happily, it'd just wipe out you and me.How?It's a cholinesterase inhibitor. Stops the brain from sending nerve messages down the spinal cord within thirty seconds. Any epidermal exposure or inhalation and you'll know. A twinge at the small of your back as the poison seizes your nervous system...

[Mason has lifted the chem round to look at it]

DO NOT MOVE THAT! Your muscles freeze, you can't breathe, you spasm so hard you break your own back and spit your guts out. But that's after your skin melts off.My God...Oh, I think we'd like God on our side at the moment, don't you?