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Tora! Tora! Tora! Quotes

Tora! Tora! Tora! is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Tora! Tora! Tora! ended in 1970.

It features Elmo Williams as producer, Jerry Goldsmith in charge of musical score, and Charles F. Wheeler as head of cinematography.

Tora! Tora! Tora! is recorded in English and originally aired in Japan. Each episode of Tora! Tora! Tora! is 144 minutes long. Tora! Tora! Tora! is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Tora! Tora! Tora! Quotes

  • (Captain John Earle) "Confirmation, Kaminsky. I want confirmation."
  • (Lt. Cmdr. Fuchida) "It's the Nevada, she's making a run for the sea. If we sink her in the channel, the harbor will be blocked for months."
  • (Admiral William F. Halsey) "Well, you can tell Lt. Dickinson from me, he couldn't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle."
  • (Commander Maurice E. Curts) "It's spent, sir."
  • (Admiral Husband E. Kimmel) "Would've been merciful had it killed me."
  • (Admiral Kimmel) "It looks good on paper, but for God's sake -- that's not a paper fleet sitting out there."
  • (Admiral Halsey) "Kim, level with me. I want a clear directive -- If I run into a Jap ship, what action do I take?"
  • (Admiral Kimmel) "Use your common sense."
  • (Admiral Halsey) "That's the best damn order I ever had."
  • (Admiral Halsey) "If I see so much as a sampan near it, I'll blow it out of the water."
  • (Cordell Hull) "In all my fifty years of public service, I have never seen a document so crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions, on a scale so huge that I never imagined until today that any government on this planet was capable of uttering them."
  • (Ambassador Nomura) "Mr. Hull --"
  • (Cordell Hull) "Go."
  • (Lt. Cmdr. Fuchida) "Exceptional people get exceptional treatment."
  • (Unnamed) "You outrank me, so it must be true."
  • (Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto) "Finally, gentlemen -- many misinformed Japanese believe that America is a nation divided -- isolationist -- and that Americans are only interested in enjoying a life of luxury, and are spiritually and morally corrupt. But that is a great mistake. If war becomes inevitable, America would be the most formidable foe that we have ever fought. I've lived in Washington and studied at Harvard, so I know that the Americans are a proud and just people."
  • (Major Truman Landon) "What a way to fly into a war -- Unarmed and outta gas. Oboe Leader to Oboe Flight -- we've flown smack into the middle of a war -- Get out as fast as you can, anywhere you can. If you can't make Hickam try Bellows or Wheeler."
  • (Captain Logan C. Ramsey) "Alert, all commands: Air raid. Pearl Harbor. This is no drill."
  • (Lt. Commander Kramer) "You know, since we're going to be sharing this assignment, come take a look at this."
  • (Lt. Commander Kramer) "Behold, the Twelve Apostles. The only individuals authorized to read the Magic intercepts."
  • (Lt. Colonel Rufus S. Bratton) "But, Hap Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps, isn't on the list."
  • (Lt. Commander Kramer) "No, and not one of our overseas commanders."
  • (Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto) "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
  • (General Short) "What in the hell is going on -- Well, why wasn't the Army notified? And did anyone think to inform Washington? Eh, I thought so."
  • (Frank Knox) "Oh, no, no, this can't be right; they must mean the Philippines."
  • (Admiral Stark) "No, sir. It's Pearl."
  • (Frank Knox) "Get me the White House, the direct line."
  • (Frank Knox) "But do you really think that this Kurusu can do any good?"
  • (Cordell Hull) "Well, I doubt it, Frank. He's hardly the most tactful choice. When he was ambassador in Berlin, he signed the Axis Pact on behalf of Japan."
  • (Unnamed) "Navy pilots attract geisha girls, but they frighten the fish."
  • (Unnamed) "Tower to B-17, there's a Jap on your tail. Juice yer engines and get outta here."
  • (Major Truman Landon) "What the hell kind of traffic control is this?"
  • (Lt. Colonel Rufus S. Bratton) "Ed, here's a message; I need this typed up immediately."
  • (Colonel Edward F. French) "R-i-ight."
  • (Colonel Edward F. French) "Umm -- the General's handwriting; hard to read. You're going to have to help me out with this, Rufus."
  • (Lt. Commander Kramer) "Can anybody trust anybody anymore? Can you trust your own wife?"
  • (Lt. Colonel Rufus S. Bratton) "Do you?"
  • (Lt. Commander Kramer) "As a matter of fact, I believe I do."
  • (Captain Arthur H. McCollum) "Sir, the fourteenth part of this intercept which Kramer just delivered, indicates to me that the Japanese are going to attack."
  • (Admiral Harold R. Stark) "None of us doubt that war is coming. We know they have an expeditionary force heading south."
  • (Rear Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson) "Sir, as hostilities seem imminent, may I recommend that you telephone Admiral Kimmel -- in Hawaii."
  • (Admiral Harold R. Stark) "No --"
  • (Admiral Harold R. Stark) "I'd better call the President first. Now if you'll all please excuse me."
  • (Captain Logan C. Ramsey) "Get that guy's number Dick, I'll report him for safety violations."
  • (General Short) "We're going on alert. Right now."
  • (Maj. Gordon A. Blake - Hickam Field Operations Officer) "Again, sir? But the men are confused, sir."
  • (General Short) "Well, dammit, un-confuse them."

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