Game: Guess the war movie quote

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 15 Jun 2014 21:26

I think the quote is from Run Silent Run Deep.

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 15 Jun 2014 21:47

waldorf wrote:I think the quote is from Run Silent Run Deep.
Hey! Finally! :D You are correct!

The phrase is heard multiple times during the movie in both the nightmare dream the unconscious Captain (Clark Gable) has and during the battle sequence later in the movie. It refers to a mysterious Morse code signal overheard by the Americans during attacks on Japanese convoys.
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 16 Jun 2014 23:30

Thank you!

Sgt.: Wasn't there a comment by your General Sherman about war?

Lt.: Yeah, he said, "War is Hell." What did he know, that eight-ball never left the States.

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 17 Jun 2014 21:17

"Halls of Montezuma", 1950, starring Richard Widmark
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 18 Jun 2014 00:01

You are correct - over to you!

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 18 Jun 2014 05:16

Thanks. With the anniversary of June 6 a couple weeks ago, one of the local stations that runs nothing but movies ran "Halls of Montezuma" along with a bunch of other war movies all day long, so it was kind of fresh in my mind. :milwink:

And now.....

"How many ships are answering the emergency sortie signal?"
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 22 Jun 2014 22:47

I thought that would have taken a little longer to solve.

I think the answer to your question is Tora! Tora! Tora!

Chris

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 24 Jun 2014 05:02

So sorry. No! But the right ocean. :)
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by uhu » 24 Jun 2014 23:11

Midway.

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 25 Jun 2014 08:19

Nope! Try again!
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 27 Jun 2014 21:35

How about They were Expendable?

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 27 Jun 2014 23:32

No, sorry. Try again.
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 28 Jun 2014 20:18

How about In Harm's Way?

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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by KHeitmann » 29 Jun 2014 04:41

waldorf wrote:How about In Harm's Way?
Yes! You got it. Your turn.
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Re: Game: Guess the war movie quote

Post by waldorf » 30 Jun 2014 23:31

Thank you.

Listen to me, (name has been removed)! If you put me and my men in a wringer - -if you send us out there and let us hang - -I swear, I swear by all that's holy, I'll come back. I'll come back and take this grenade and shove it down your throat and pull the pin!

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