Movie: The Bedford Incident [1965] Movie: The Bedford Incident [1965]

Movie: The Bedford Incident [1965] Movie: The Bedford Incident [1965]

Ben Munceford:
I've heard a lot about you, Commodore, but I never expected I'd meet you.



Commodore Schrepke:
Is that so?



Ben Munceford:
Not aboard an American destroyer.



Commodore Schrepke:
(Is) that so surprising in these times?



Ben Munceford:
I guess not, if one can make the switch mentally. But I, uh... I still connect you with... Hitler's navy.



Commodore Schrepke:
Your pardon: Admiral Dönitz's navy, sir.

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[after Finlander orders an anti-submarine rocket armed]



Commodore Schrepke:
This is insane!



Captain Finlander:
Now don't worry, Commodore. The Bedford'll never fire first. But if he fires one, I'll fire one.

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Commodore Schrepke:
That permission specifically said "if the sub is still in territorial waters", is that not so?



Captain Finlander:
A matter of interpretation, Commodore.



Commodore Schrepke:
But the Russian is in international waters. The ocean is free, my captain.



Captain Finlander:
Yeah, so it is.



Commodore Schrepke:
So you have lost your opportunity. It was magnificent -



Captain Finlander:
Look, if I catch a man robbing my house and he makes a break for the street, do I let him go just because he made it to the sidewalk?

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Captain Finlander:
Trouble with that kid, he can't forget what a big hero he was. Star quarterback... voted Most All-Around, Most Likely, Most Popular... that one he's still bucking for. The only way to cut him down to size is to keep on him.



Commander Allison:
Yeah, if he survives.



Captain Finlander:
Well, I hammer too hard, you let me know.



Commander Allison:
I'll try.



Captain Finlander:
Yeah, it's a lot of work being a mean bastard.



Commander Allison:
Hmm. Sometimes I can't help admiring how effortlessly you do it, captain. Almost as if it came naturally.

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