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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:53 PM
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While I was watching "Kelly's Heroes" last night, I was struck with this comment...
Plot Summary for
Kelly's Heroes (1970)

During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion.


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When Kelly (played by Clint Eastwood) and his band reach the bank, they are blocked by a German Panzer parked in front of its doors. When Big Joe (played by Telly Savalas) wonders what to do next, Crapgame (played by Don Rickels) suggests negotiating with the tank commander:

Crapgame: Then make a DEAL!
Big Joe: What kind of deal?
Crapgame: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?


:rofl:

In light of the health-care debate, we can see things haven't changed much...

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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:00 PM
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1. Though not very historicly accurate

It was a good movie. I still remember the Tiger commanders face when he learned what he was protecting.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:01 PM
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2. This is a mostly silly movie
But it has its moments, and a very interesting array of actors. "Always with the negative waves, Moriarty."
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:03 PM
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3. Why don't you knock it off with those negative waves!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:12 PM
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4. The looks on the faces of the other actors when Oddball says something are priceless!
Kelly: Well Oddball, what do you think?
Oddball: It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
Big Joe: Hey look, you just keep them Tigers busy and we'll take care of the rest.
Oddball: The only way I got to keep them Tigers busy is to LET THEM SHOOT HOLES IN ME!
Crapgame: Hey, Oddball, this is your hour of glory. And you're chickening out!
Oddball: To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers.
Kelly: Nobody's asking you to be a hero.
Oddball: No? Then YOU sit up in that turret baby.
Kelly: No, because you're gonna be up there, baby, and I'll be right outside showing you which way to go.
Oddball: Yeah?
Kelly: Yeah.
Oddball: Crazy... I mean like, so many positive waves... maybe we can't lose, you're on!

Oddball: Hi, man.
Big Joe: What are you doing?
Oddball: I'm drinking wine and eating cheese, and catching some rays, you know.
Big Joe: What's happening?
Oddball: Well, the tank's broke and they're trying to fix it.
Big Joe: Well, then, why the hell aren't you up there helping them?
Oddball: I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work.
Big Joe: Christ!
Oddball: Definitely an antisocial type. Woof, woof, woof! That's my other dog imitation.

Oddball: This engine's been modified by our mechanical genius here, Moriarty. Right?
Moriarty: Whatever you say, babe.
Oddball: These engines are the fastest in any tanks in the European Theater of Operations, forwards or backwards. You see, man, we like to feel we can get out of trouble, quicker than we got into it.
Kelly: Got any other secret weapons?
Oddball: Well, yeah, man, you see, like, all the tanks we come up against are bigger and better than ours, so all we can hope to do is, like, scare 'em away, y'know. This gun is an ordinary 76mm but we add this piece of pipe onto it, and the Krauts think, like, maybe it's a 90mm. We got our own ammunition, it's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes... pretty pictures. Scares the hell outta people! We have a loudspeaker here, and when we go into battle we play music, very loud. It kind of... calms us down.


More here: IMDB quotes

:rofl:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:28 PM
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5. I loved that movie; sheer, unadulterated lunacy.
:rofl:
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