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- US President: No, General. This is my responsibility. I will not act precipitously on the basis of some goddamn computer.
- General Renning: The goddamn computer will be destroyed in twenty-one minutes along with everyone here.
- Gen. Renning: Well, I've done about all I can. You and Harpoon take it from here. Old buddy?
- Alice: Yeah, Clay?
- Gen. Renning: Happy Hunting!! [Screen aboard "Looking Glass" aircraft goes to snow, indicating that SAC Headquarters has been destroyed.]
- Harpoon: Recall some of our bombers. See how the Soviets respond.
- Condor: Hmm.
- Colonel Fargo: Mr. President. There is another solution. Cut the head off the chicken.
- Alice: We got a Two One Zebra.
- Colonel Sam: Jesus! You're kidding.
- Alice: Wish the hell I was.
- Major Cassidy: What am I supposed to do? Shoot you? Eject you? Put you down on the ice?
- Captain Moreau: Turn the plane, Major. That's what I want you to do. Turn the plane.
- Alice: Turn the bombers. See what happens.
- Condor: You don't understand what's going on here, do you? If we stop now, we lose. This president has the determination to wage a nuclear war until an acceptable outcome is achieved.
- Alice: Acceptable to whom, Sir?
- Condor: Acceptable to me, and the American people. Now you put another bomber on the henhouse, fast. Did you get that?
- Alice: I hear you, Sir.
- Condor: You put out general orders, to bring down Polar Bear One. Did you hear that?
- Alice: Yes, Sir.
- Condor: You don't sound convinced, General.
- Alice: I don't believe I am, Sir.
[Colonel Fargo whispered to Acting President]: We have a capability to give the orders from here.
- Condor: Fine, fine. We can send the orders from here.
- Alice: I suggest you do that, Sir.
- Condor: Am I hearing you correctly?
- Alice: I believe you did.
- Condor: General, you're fired.
- Captain Moreau: I think we have to face up to the reality...
- Major Cassidy: If we are lucky, reality is a firing squad.
- Captain Moreau: And if we are unlucky?
- Major Cassidy: Planet of the Apes, Darlin'. Remember Two One Zebra?.
- Powers Boothe - Major Cassidy
- Rebecca De Mornay - Captain Moreau
- Martin Landau - US president
- James Earl Jones - Alice (Commander of Looking Glass plane)
- Darren McGavin - Condor(Acting US president)
- Rip Torn - Colonel Fargo
- Jeffrey DeMunn - Harpoon (Admiral and military adviser of US president)