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[Tossing a pair of sunglasses to Jim as the Japanese army begin to beat him
: I want these back when they're done.
[Frank and Basie are about to leave Jim in the street
] Basie, first I could show you some rich pickings. Hundreds of houses left empty. I could show you some of the houses I lived in before Frank found me. They were luxuriant! Basie
: Luxuriant? You had good sense being born there, Jim. I'm sure there was good living. Jim
: There certainly was good living, Basie. There - there was opulence! Basie
: Heh heh. Opulence. Frank, we'll go and take a look at some of these houses. Let's go, Frank. Opulence.
: We'll have to leave the camp. Basie
: That's the idea, Jim. First one side feeds you and the other side tries to get you killed, then it's turned around; it's all timing.
: Jim, didn't I teach you anything? Jim
: Yes! You taught me that people will do anything for a potato.
: Oh, buying and selling, Frank. You know. Life.
[after Basie's friend killed Jim's Japanese friend
: Bastard! He gave me a mango! Basie
: I'll give you a whole goddamn fruit salad. There are Frigidaires falling from the sky. It's kingdom come! Jim
: He was my friend! Basie
: He was a Jap! Jim
: The war's over!
: What did you say your name was boy? Jamie
: Jamie and I'm building a man-flying kite and writing a book called Contract Bridge. Basie
: Jim a new name for a new life.
: Don't let me down kid you're an American now. Jim
: [in a Brooklyn accent
] Hey how'ya doin' Frank?
: What else you betting with Baise? Basie
: My LIFE.
[shows a copy of LIFE magazine
: [Frank and Basie see Japanese men dancing in the house
] Damn it Basie, they're Japs Basie
: I can see that Frank, back out of here. Frank
: I can't back out, there's no reverse Basie
: Just go foward Frank
: Come on.
: Jesus, those Coney Island pilots!
: It's at the beginning and end of war that we have to watch out. In between, it's like a country club.