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Major Cook (Character)
from A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Brigadier General Gavin: What's the best way to take a bridge?
Maj. Julian Cook: Both ends at once.
Brigadier General Gavin: I'm sending two companies across the river by boat. I need a man with very special qualities to lead.
Maj. Julian Cook: Go on, sir.
Brigadier General Gavin: He's got to be tough enough to do it and he's got to be experienced enough to do it. Plus one more thing. He's got to be dumb enough to do it... Start getting ready.
U.S. captain: What was all that about, Major?
Maj. Julian Cook: Well someone's come up with a real nightmare. Real nightmare.

Maj. Julian Cook: [reporting another delay to his officers] Ah, I suppose you're wondering why I called you here. I want to tell you that I've decided to cross the river like George Washington; standing in the prow of the boat.

Maj. Julian Cook: Those are British troops at Arnhem. They're hurt bad. And you're just gonna sit here... and... drink tea?

[repeated line]
Maj. Julian Cook: Hail Mary full of grace... Hail Mary full of grace...