The Andromeda Strain (1971)
David Wayne: Dr. Charles Dutton
[Dutton has just finished drawing a picture on the blackboard of a scientist examining a specimen under a microscope. A speech balloon from the slide says "Take us to your leader". His students all laugh]
Dr. Charles Dutton : I'm glad you're amused gentlemen, but it might just turn out to be true. During this symposium, we'll discuss the possibility that intelligent life on a distant planet may be no larger than a flea.
Dr. Charles Dutton : Perhaps no larger than... a bacterium.
Dr. Jeremy Stone : According to this, there'll be a super-colony of Andromeda over the entire southwest in...
Dr. Charles Dutton : Jeremy! These are biological *warfare* maps!
Dr. Jeremy Stone : Why, yes... so they are... uh... but... simulations, Charlie. Defensive... it's just a scenario.
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : That's not the POINT, for God's sake! Wildfire was built for germ warfare! Wildfire AND Scoop! And you knew, Stone! YOU KNEW IT!
Dr. Jeremy Stone : That's not true, Ruth! I learned about Scoop the same time you did!
Dr. Charles Dutton : They already have Andromeda programmed! The purpose of Scoop was to find new biological weapons in outer space, and then use Wildfire to develop them!
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : It STINKS, Stone!
Dr. Jeremy Stone : You're blowing your tops! We have no proof...
Dr. Charles Dutton : The MAP!
Dr. Jeremy Stone : DON'T BE AN ASS! That map only shows what Andromeda *could* do in the hands of an enemy!
Dr. Charles Dutton : Enemy? We did it to OURSELVES!
Mic-T : A.A. analysis results are ready, Dr. Dutton.
Dr. Charles Dutton : Something's wrong. It's not registering.
Mic-T : Yes, it is, sir. It's just registering double-zero, double-zero.
Dr. Charles Dutton : The whole thing. What a world we're making... I can see why the kids are dropping out; we should've.
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : It's an emergency, Dutton. We got tagged, period. 'Til I saw those photos from Vanderburg, I...
Dr. Charles Dutton : They brought it on themselves.
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : Who? The people in Piedmont?
Dr. Charles Dutton : Experiment with your own lives, damn it!
[At the entrance to Wildfire]
Dr. Charles Dutton : Put your hands on that glass, palms down. It's a finger and palm print analyzer, that...
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : -reads a composite of ten thousand dermatographic lines.
Dr. Charles Dutton : How'd you know that?
Dr. Ruth Leavitt : [coyly] Oh Dutton, I have a *long* criminal record.
Dr. Charles Dutton : Then you're in trouble. This machine has a *long* memory.