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Nikolai Zaleshoff: How did you know the gun wasn't loaded?

Joe Barton: By its weight.

Nikolai Zaleshoff: There might have been one bullet in it.

Joe Barton: That's the chance I had to take.

Nikolai Zaleshoff: YOU had to take?

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Colonel Robinson: Curious touch of the grotesque: A dead man on the floor; a condemned man sitting before me; and a Strauss waltz as a funeral march. What could be more entertaining?

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Nikolai Zaleshoff: Oh, you Americans, always in a hurry, hurry, business, business!

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'Mac' McNamara: [Last lines Asking about Joe and Tamara] What are you going to do in Moscow?

Joe Barton: We're gonna cement Russian-American relations.

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Colonel Robinson: They're taking you downstairs to the cellars. You'll be separated from this room by several meters of stonework, but I think I'll be able to hear your reactions to Capt. Mailler's persuasive methods.

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Joe Barton: When you flop in your country you end up in a coffin.

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Colonel Robinson: [To Rudick] In international diplomacy, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line.

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Joe Barton: There's a couple of numbers that won't do you any good. They're in Brooklyn.

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Mailler: [Pointing a gun] Keep moving. Understand?

Joe Barton: [Reacting to the gun] That's on language I do understand.

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Joe Barton: [Dryly to Robinson] You still talk as much as ever.

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Nikolai Zaleshoff: [Petulantly] I want some vodka! I WANT SOME VODKA!

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Nikolai Zaleshoff: [to Joe] You're a marked man. You're wanted for murder.

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'Mac' McNamara: Where are you headed for now?

Joe Barton: A wild ride on a Turkish merry-go-round.

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Colonel Robinson: Our problem is a simple one. We must create an incident. Any kind of an incident that will convince Turkey Russia is about to attack her. How we accomplish this does not matter.

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Tamara Zaleshoff: Be careful.

Joe Barton: Don't worry about me. I can take care of myself.

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Colonel Robinson: We Nazis do not relish failure.

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Colonel Robinson: In international diplomacy, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line. We must use the back door to Turkey. Somewhere on the road to Ankara, we will make use of our friends. Friends who can be bought for the occasion.

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