The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Joe Browdy: We'll be jumping from a Howard DGA-15. "DGA": that stands for "Damn Good Airplane", which if course it is. Very tricky to land though. Heh heh. You're much better off jumping out if it than you are taking a chance on landing in it. This one's in good shape.
Malcolm Webson: To Browdy, a airplane is in good shape if it has wings and a prop.
Joe Browdy: Hey Kid... Next time you get in an airplane, make sure it's got a door on it!
Elizabeth Brandon: He wanted me to go with him.
Allen Brandon: Did he?
Elizabeth Brandon: [long pause] The thought terrified me.
Allen Brandon: And me...
Allen Brandon: What I don't understand is, why you do this thing at all.
Joe Browdy: To me, it's a business.
Allen Brandon: And you Mr. Rettig? What's it to you? If you don't mind my asking.
Mike Rettig: I had a friend in the Army, a sergeant, a parachutist for about 20 years. He used to say that jumping was not only a way to live, but also a way to die. Damn few things are.
Malcolm Webson: Remember what you always said when I first started with you? "Be careful." That's what you always said. "That's what's important in this business kid. BE careful."
Mike Rettig: Is that what I always said?
Malcolm Webson: Why are you taking so many chances now? What are you trying to prove?
Elizabeth Brandon: I imagine you're the sort of man who always manages to find the best and rightest reasons for everything you do. Do you think that's possible for everyone?
Mike Rettig: I'm always hopeful.
Joe Browdy: Look, kid, this is a business. They don't pay to watch us walk across the street. Now, when are yuh gonna get that through your head? If you're so concerned with Rettig doing the jump, I mean, you can learn it yourself. Then you wouldn't have to worry about him.
Malcolm Webson: I have a better idea. Why don't you do it?
Joe Browdy: Because I recognize my limitations. It's the secret to my success in life.
Allen Brandon: We have a college. We have a college and a missile base...
Allen Brandon: typical American town.
Malcolm Webson: [to Browdy] Sometimes I think you have a cash register for a head.
Mike Rettig: [Softly] Tomorrow, when we leave here, I want you to come with me.
Elizabeth Brandon: [Clearly surprised at the request] Come with you?
Mike Rettig: Yes.
Mike Rettig: [She makes some low sounds, and he moves toward her] Do you always offer more than you're asked for?
Elizabeth Brandon: Only to those who ask so much less than they want.