Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998] Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998]

Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998] Movie: The Pentagon Wars [1998]

[after redesigning the Bradley to carry a gun turret]



Col. Robert Laurel Smith:
That's one hell of a cannon.



Jones:
That's the problem.



Col. Robert Laurel Smith:
What is?



Jones:
You go out on the battlefield with this pecker sticking out of your turret, and the enemy's going to unload on you with everything they got. Might as well put a big red bullseye on the side.



Col. Robert Laurel Smith:
But it's a troop carrier, not a tank.



Jones:
Do you want me to put a sign on it in fifty languages, "I am a troop carrier, not a tank. Please don't shoot at me?"

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Major General Partridge:
We take atoms and molecules, and by the time we're finished with them, they're everything from combat boots to bombs, the kind of bombs no one from the other side will ever see until the damn thing's plowing down their chimney like Santa Claus from hell!

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Brig. General Robert Laurel Smith:
Are you out of your mind, Colonel? If the Pentagon had their choice of busting us or nailing a Soviet spy, they would choose us in a heartbeat!



Lt. Colonel James Burton:
Who exactly is "us," General?



Brig. General Robert Laurel Smith:
There are some people who work in the Pentagon who are fed up watching billions of dollars thrown away on defective weapons upon which our troops are supposed to stake their lives. People like you, Colonel. We are the enemy!



Lt. Colonel James Burton:
To whom?



Brig. General Robert Laurel Smith:
To majors who want to be colonels, to colonels who want to be generals, to generals who want that fourth star, you bet we are the enemy! Nobody moves up without getting things done! So what you don't want to be is the one who drops the ball, 'cause if you're the one who drops the ball: no promotion! no star! no cushy job with a contract when you retire!

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Major General Partridge:
But even a heat-seeking missile can miss a target.



Madame Chairwoman:
General, it says here that you taped electric hotplates to the surface of the vehicle to help your heat-seeking missile find its target, and that the surface temperature of the vehicle was so high it could have fried an egg at twenty feet!

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Major General Partridge:
If the army acted on the advice of every Tom, Dick and Harry who had an opinion on these matters, we'd all end up with a bunch of B-52s powered by outboard motors.

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