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(1993 TV Movie)

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Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): Morrison, GET OVER HERE!

Morrison: WHat seems to be the trouble, Cox'n?

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): You, you thick BASTARD! What are you, a German spy?

Morrison: No, Cox'n.

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): Then why are you throwing the gash overboard in broad, bloody daylight? Leaving a trail for the U-Boats to follow.

Morrison: [shocked] Lord, Jesus! I didn't know.

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): That is *NO EXCUSE*! One more cock-up like this and we'll ALL be breathing seawater. Now YOU get below decks!

Morrison: Aye, aye, Cox'n.

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[Mac has been winning steadily at craps]

Mac McNaughton: Shoot the fins, Canelli. They're singing my song tonight.

Canelli: Every bloody night.

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Paul Devereaux: Why would someone like you join the Navy?

Mac McNaughton: Oh, the uniform, sir. The babes *love it*.

Paul Devereaux: Is that all?

Mac McNaughton: [with extreme sarcasm] Oh, and of course to safeguard the convoys carrying vital supplies to Britain's island stronghold, sir.

Paul Devereaux: Believe it or not, MacNaughton, that's why most of us *are* here.

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[Mac has been caught gambling and has been forced to hand over his crooked dice]

Paul Devereaux: [rolls the rigged dice] Seven... a winner. And again. Shoot the fins boys, they're singing my song tonight.

[Coxswain smiles]

Paul Devereaux: And again. Now we back off, and use the straight pair. Don't we?

Mac McNaughton: [Contrite] Yes, sir.

Paul Devereaux: [rolls the regular dice] Ahhh, crap three. A loser.

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Chief Engineer: [the engine has seized due to lack of oil] I told you this would happen DAYS AGO, and you wouldn't listen!

Paul Devereaux: The engine is YOURS! You're supposed to keep it running no matter what! Now you get us *flashed up and moving* before a U-Boat *punches our ticket*!

[Chief Engineer leaves]

Paul Devereaux: [to Pooley, in the sonar room] Anything, Mr. Pooley?

Sub Lt. Pooley: No sir. For us to hear any subs, we need absolute silence. Some son-of-a-bitch was yelling his lungs out up there a second ago!

[Devereaux winces, knowing it was him]

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[HMCC Fireweed is being given a wooden "deck gun"]

Morrison: Cox'n, it's wood.

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): Solid Canadian pine.

Morrison: How are we supposed to fight the Germans with that?

Mac McNaughton: Yeah, what are we supposed to do? Beat them over the head with it?

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): [to MacNaughton] NO! We're *supposed* to use our depth charges. But if that doesn't work, THEN, we *beat them over the head with it*!

Petty Officer Lang (Coxswain): [to all the sailors] Now *MOVE!*

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[Oldbest has accused Fireweed of stealing his figurehead]

Paul Devereaux: You know something, I wish I *did* have your damn figurehead. We need to repair our leaking oil pans and my engineering teams could *use* the sawdust!

Oldbest: DOVER!

Paul Devereaux: DEVEREAUX, SIR! My name is DEVEREAUX! That's *French Canadian*, which I assume should be a *DOUBLE pain in the ass* for you, sir!

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Oldbest: STAND STILL! And LISTEN! I dislike and distrust Reservist amateurs, Colonial or *otherwise*. Especially jumped-up Merchant Marine types who think just because they've mucked about on a tramp steamer that it qualifies them for the bridge of a fighting ship! In my day, we had to *prove ourselves* capable of command!

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[HMCC Fireweed's re-fit has been approved]

Oldbest: [seeing Deveraux's surprised expression] I wanted to sound you out first. See if you'd make the intelligent choice.

Oldbest: [in perfect, refined French] Therefore, good luck with Fireweed, Mister Devereaux.

Oldbest: [dryly] Oh, and I do hate to see good money wasted. So try not to sink her.

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