Petty Officer Third Class Russell Vossler
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Petty Officer Third Class Russell Vossler (Character)
from Crimson Tide (1995)

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Crimson Tide (1995)
Hunter: [asking about the radio repair] How long's it gonna take?
Vossler: I don't know, sir.
Hunter: You know what's going on here?
Vossler: Yes sir.
Hunter: No I don't think you do. Let me explain it to you. If we launch, and we're wrong, what's left of Russia is gonna launch at us. There will be a nuclear holocaust beyond imagination, now it's all about knowing, Mr...
[Hunter looks at Vossler's name patch]
Hunter: Vossler. We have to know whether our order to launch has been recalled or not. The only way we're gonna know, is if you fix that radio, you understand?
Vossler: [looks down]
Hunter: You ever watch Star Trek?
Vossler: St- yeah, Star...
Hunter: Star Trek! The USS Enterprise? All right, now you remember when the Klingons were gonna blow up the Enterprise and Captain Kirk calls down to Scotty he says "Scotty, I gotta have more power-"
Vossler: He needs more, more warp speed, yeah.
Hunter: Warp speed, exactly. Now I'm Captain Kirk, you're Scotty, I need more power. I'm telling you if you do not get this radio up, a billion people are gonna die; now it's all up to you, I know it's a shitty deal but you got it, can you handle it?
Vossler: [silent]
Hunter: Scotty?
Vossler: Aye, Captain.

Hunter: [over the intercom] Radio, X-O. Mr. Zimmer, get those communication systems back online now.
Zimmer: [over the intercom] We're working on it sir.
[to himself]
Zimmer: Aye, aye, Captain.
Vossler: Are we ready?
Zimmer: Yeah, we're ready. Go.
[sparks fly when Vossler touches the circuit board with his soldering iron]
Vossler: Oh fuck.
Zimmer: The system crashed, the radio buoy got severed, what the fuck does he want us to do?
Vossler: Shit electrons?
Zimmer: Hey, we need this radio repaired. Not smart-ass remarks.