The Day After – Movie Quotes

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The Day After
Year: 
1983
Tagline: 
«Beyond Imagining...»
Country: 
USA
Genres: 
Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Soviet military presence along the west German frontier. NATO intelligence sources report a massive buildup of infantry and armored divisions along the Elbe river, and extending all the way south to the Czech border, which the United States fears could seriously jeopardize the current round of strategic arms reduction talks. The Soviet ambassador declared the maneuvers to be the usual Warsaw pact training exercises Ambassador Schiffrin told him that explanation was unacceptable and called the action «provocative».
«Provocative? You call us provocative when you Americans have 260,000 soldiers, and 7,000 nuclear weapons poised on the other side of our border?»

Soviet military presence along the west German frontier. NATO intelligence sources report a massive buildup of infantry and armored divisions along the Elbe river, and extending all the way south to the Czech border, which the United States fears could seriously jeopardize the current round of strategic arms reduction talks. The Soviet ambassador declared the maneuvers to be the usual Warsaw pact training exercises Ambassador Schiffrin told him that explanation was unacceptable and called the action «provocative».
«Provocative? You call us provocative when you Americans have 260,000 soldiers, and 7,000 nuclear weapons poised on the other side of our border?»
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— Did Dr. Montoya discuss caesarian section with you?
— I'm wide enough. There's nothin' in the way. I'm just waitin' around here like everybody else. Who knows what for?
— Maybe that's why you're 2 weeks overdue.
— If you were in utero and you had any choice about the matter, would you be dying to be born into a world like this?
— You think your baby's deciding whether or not to be born?
— You think I'm holding back by force of will, Dr. Oakes? Bad toilet training?
— No, I think you've got to be willing to let your baby come whether you like it or not. You're holding back hope.
Hope for what? What do you think is gonna happen out there? You think we're gonna sweep up the dead and fill in a couple of holes and build some supermarkets? You think all those people left alive out there are gonna say: «Oh, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault. Let's kiss and make up?» We knew the score. We knew all about bombs, we knew all about fallout. We knew this could happen for 40 years. But nobody was interested.
— I can't argue with you.
— Argue with me. Please. Give me a reason. Tell me about hope.

- Did Dr. Montoya discuss caesarian section with you?
- I'm wide enough. There's nothin' in the way. I'm just waitin' around here like everybody else. Who knows what for?
- Maybe that's why you're 2 weeks overdue.
- If you were in utero and you had any choice about the matter, would you be dying to be born into a world like this?
- You think your baby's deciding whether or not to be born?
- You think I'm holding back by force of will, Dr. Oakes? Bad toilet training?
- No, I think you've got to be willing to let your baby come whether you like it or not. You're holding back hope.
- Hope for what? What do you think is gonna happen out there? You think we're gonna sweep up the dead and fill in a couple of holes and build some supermarkets? You think all those people left alive out there are gonna say: «Oh, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault. Let's kiss and make up?» We knew the score. We knew all about bombs, we knew all about fallout. We knew this could happen for 40 years. But nobody was interested.
- I can't argue with you.
- Argue with me. Please. Give me a reason.Tell me about hope.
- Did Dr. Montoya discuss caesarian section with you?
- I'm wide enough. There's nothin' in the way. I'm just waitin' around here like everybody else. Who knows what for?
- Maybe that's why you're 2 weeks overdue.
- If you were in utero and you had any choice about the matter, would you be dying to be born into a world like this?
- You think your baby's deciding whether or not to be born?
- You think I'm holding back by force of will, Dr. Oakes? Bad toilet training?
- No, I think you've got to be willing to let your baby come whether you like it or not. You're holding back hope.
- Hope for what? What do you think is gonna happen out there? You think we're gonna sweep up the dead and fill in a couple of holes and build some supermarkets? You think all those people left alive out there are gonna say: «Oh, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault. Let's kiss and make up?» We knew the score. We knew all about bombs, we knew all about fallout. We knew this could happen for 40 years. But nobody was interested.
- I can't argue with you.
- Argue with me. Please. Give me a reason.Tell me about hope.
- Did Dr. Montoya discuss caesarian section with you?
- I'm wide enough. There's nothin' in the way. I'm just waitin' around here like everybody else. Who knows what for?
- Maybe that's why you're 2 weeks overdue.
- If you were in utero and you had any choice about the matter, would you be dying to be born into a world like this?
- You think your baby's deciding whether or not to be born?
- You think I'm holding back by force of will, Dr. Oakes? Bad toilet training?
- No, I think you've got to be willing to let your baby come whether you like it or not. You're holding back hope.
- Hope for what? What do you think is gonna happen out there? You think we're gonna sweep up the dead and fill in a couple of holes and build some supermarkets? You think all those people left alive out there are gonna say: «Oh, I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault. Let's kiss and make up?» We knew the score. We knew all about bombs, we knew all about fallout. We knew this could happen for 40 years. But nobody was interested.
- I can't argue with you.
- Argue with me. Please. Give me a reason.Tell me about hope.
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