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Donovan's Reef (1963) Poster

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[Gilhooley about to throw bottle during fight]

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Not the brandy, you dope!

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: [puts bottle carefully down on bar] Sorry!

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: You know, Michael Donovan, you're quite a - a fella.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, you know, Amelia Dedham...

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Pulls her close while fishing a cigarette out of his pocket]

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: You're quite a gal. Cigarette?

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [She turns away from him] What's a matter?

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I had the strangest feeling that you were going to kiss me.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: What?

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, I have been kissed before.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Walks inside to turn out the light then walks back out, spins her around and kisses her]

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [Flustered] Ah! I... I...

[Dazed]

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I thought I'd been kissed before.

[Kisses him back]

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [reading inscription on monument] Princess Manulani, Commander William... Dedham? Michael Patrick Donovan... Thomas Al-oy-si-us Gilhooley...

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Thomas Aloysius Gilhooley!

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Does this mean there was actual fighting on this island?

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, those gold stars don't stand for good behavior.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, tell me.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: There's not much to tell. We got blown off our can... that's a destroyer, ended up here on the island. There was a big Jap base down there. So, we hid out back here in the hills... down in those caves. Tossed a few monkey wrenches into their machinery, threw 'em a few spitballs.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Hard to believe that war has ever been within a thousand miles of a place as peaceful as this.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Yeah, well, frangipani and flame-throwers don't seem to go together, but that's the way it was.

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Permission to speak.

Dr. William Dedham: Shoot.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: What started it was this knothead tried to push a hootchie-cootchie dancer off on me in Panama!

[Gilhooley laughs]

Dr. William Dedham: Gilhooley? Well, What's wrong with that?

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Nothing, except a marriage licence and wedding ring through my nose went with it!

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Gilhooley?

Marquis Andre de Lage: Gilhooley.

Lelani Dedham: Oh, Uncle Guns, please don't fight, don't spoil our party.

Sally Dedham: You stay out of it!

Luki Dedham: Go on Uncle Guns. Knock his block off!

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: I'll knock both his blocks off.

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Miss Lafleur: [while being pushed off by Gilhooley] Oh, you've come back to marry me.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: Oh, now look LaFleur, you're the love of my life. You're the only dame that meant anything to me, but I already told you I'd make a -

[takes a big gulp of beer]

Miss Lafleur: I know.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: I got a wife in Hoboken.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: ...and San Pedro, and San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: That's right. You wouldn't want me to go up on a bigamy charge, would you?

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Marquis Andre de Lage: If I may venture a suggestion. A scenic drive? A chilled apertif? I have a picnic basket. I'd be delighted...

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, that's very kind of you, your... Excellency. But I have promised to take Luki home this morning.

Luki Dedham: Knock it off Uncle Andy! Quit trying to horn in on my date.

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Sending Morse Code message to Doc] Let's have it.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Reads note from Gilhooley] "Doc, Mayday, your Boston dotter here." Dotter, D-O-T-T-E-R.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: That's right. Two T's.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Insert name of? Her name's Amelia!

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: How do I know? I ain't shackin' up with her!

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Marquis Andre de Lage: Well, there is our Mike Donovan. Three children and not one marriage. Oh, I do not say that he's the first man to put the cart before the horse, but three carts and no horse? Huh?

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Australian Navy officer: I beg your pardon sir. Did I understand you to say, "Limeys?"

Diminutive Australian Navy Officer: I heard him.

Australian Navy Officer: Me too.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Enters] Gilhooley! Where the Hell is my suit?

Diminutive Australian Navy Officer: [Slaps Donovan on the chest] Stay out of this little man. You might get hurt.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: You guys uh, looking for trouble?

Australian Navy officer: Tipperary born and bred Limeys.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Oh Monk, you're not gonna let three guys gang up on one guy even if it is Gilhooley.

Sergeant Monk Menkowicz: [Shakes his head] I seen it done.

Australian Navy officer: Three against two.

[Pokes Donovan in the chest]

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Me?

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: [laughs]

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Its the holidays. Christmas. Have a drink.

Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: I will, then.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: On the house. Look, we're noble allies. Coral Seas - we were with you.

Australian Navy officer: He's got a point

Diminutive Australian Navy Officer: Yeah, a definite point.

Australian Navy officer: Ah, my apologies to you sir.

Diminutive Australian Navy Officer: And a Happy New Year to us all.

Australian Navy officer: FESTUS!

[Enter Festus, smiling and eager]

Australian Navy officer: My little brother. Festus, we're having a sporting event. Turn your hat around. You are now a Yank. Three against -

[punched by Festus]

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [oft repeated line] Pax?

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Ameilia, if I consent to marry you...

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: If you consent!

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: ...and if we are blessed with a child, and if it is a boy, he will be named Francis Xavier Donovan after my father.

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be named Sedley Atterbury Dedham after my grandfather.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Sedley Atterbury... that's a hell of a name for a Donovan!

Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be named William after my father.

Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: The doc? That's swell. I'll call him Bill. Pax?

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Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Aw, Monk, you're not gonna let three guys take on one - even if it is Gilhooley.

Sergeant Monk Menkowicz: I seen it done.

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Diminutive Australian Navy Officer: Step aside, little man.

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