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Group Capt. Hicksley (Character)
from Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Group Capt. Hicksley: You know you don't have to obey this man, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: Well, I'm the liaison officer, so I'm liaising.

Group Capt. Hicksley: [about something Yonoi just said] What the hell's Gyo?
Colonel Lawrence: Uh... It's a Japanese word for laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: Laziness! Jesus Christ, what makes he...
Colonel Lawrence: Why don't you listen? He means spiritual laziness, and he believes that if he takes away the food and the water, then he also takes away the nourishment of laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: You don't believe this bull shit!
Colonel Lawrence: I don't fucking know! Sir, I will tell you something that may surprise you! If we'll do it, he'll do it.

[first lines]
Sgt. Gengo Hara: [in Japanese] Wake up, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: [in Japanese] What is it? Why so early, Sergeant Hara?
Sgt. Gengo Hara: [in Japanese] Hurry up!
Group Capt. Hicksley: What does he want?
Colonel Lawrence: [in English] I'll find out?
Sgt. Gengo Hara: [in Japanese] What?
Group Capt. Hicksley: You don't have to take orders from this man, you know, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: Well, I'm the liaison officer, so I'm liaising.
Sgt. Gengo Hara: [in Japanese] What did he say?
Group Capt. Hicksley: You're sure you know what you're doing, old man?
Colonel Lawrence: Yes, and whatever this is, it's important to him that I see it.
[in Japanese]
Colonel Lawrence: Let's go, Sergeant.
Sgt. Gengo Hara: [in Japanese] You don't understand. Only Lawrence understands.
POW: I'll keep an eye on them, sir.
Group Capt. Hicksley: Very good.
Group Capt. Hicksley: [Sgt. Hara whacks the POW on the head with a bamboo cane. The POW collapses in pain and blood spills from his injury] Bastards!