Pearl Harbor
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Rafe: Ma'am, I'm never gonna be an English teacher, but I know why I'm here, to be a pilot, and you don't dogfight with manuals, you don't fly with gauges, I mean it's all about feeling and speed and lettin' that plane become like it's a part of your body, and that manual says that a guy who's a slow reader can't be a good pilot... That file says I'm the *best* pilot in this room... Ma'am, please... Don't take my wings.

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Admiral Yamamoto: I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt: I like sub commanders. They have no time for bullshit, and neither do I.

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Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.

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Evelyn: Every night I watch the sunset and soak up every last ray of its warmth, and send it from my heart to yours.

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Captain Connor: You ever lose a fight, Miller?
Dorie Miller: I've been lucky, so far, Captain.
Captain Connor: From what I hear it ain't luck. The ship's proud of you, son.

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Danny: You're a rotten drunk... Always have been.
Rafe: Well, you're a lousy friend... That's a new development.

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Evelyn: Are you gonna be a bad influence?
Rafe: Of course I'm a bad influence.

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Evelyn: You're acting like I didn't love you.
Rafe: Evelyn, loving you kept me alive.

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Rafe: Dolittle assigned me. He wanted me to get some... Some real combat training.
Danny: Well guess what? It isn't training over there, it's war. Where losers die and there aren't any winners, just guys who turn into broken-down wrecks like my father. Now if trouble awaits me, I'm ready. But why go looking for it?

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Rafe: Not anxious to die sir, just anxious to matter.

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Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle: Victory belongs to those who believe in it the most and believe in it the longest. We're gonna believe. We're gonna make America believe too.

Factual error: You can't be dyslexic and become a pilot, no matter how good looking you are or how much you impress the nurse. Apart from the literature which you have to be able to read and understand to pass your ground exams you would be unable to read a map accurately. Rafe is not mildly dyslexic. His dyslexia is so severe that he cannot even read an ordinary eye chart.

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Trivia: When the Japanese are heading towards Pearl Harbor, there is a shot of a pilot waving to kids playing baseball. This is a true story - the pilot was trying to wave them away before the attack started. (01:26:35)

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Question: The IMDb lists a cameo by Matt Damon during the attack sequence. Can someone point out exactly where he appears?

Answer: He is in the scene where the smaller air-base is being attacked by the japanese. You have to look really closely but he is the driver of one of the jeeps right before the japanese bomb drops (the one that seems to be a dud and then explodes). Also, Matt seems to be one of the gunners on one of the first ships at Pearl Harbor to return fire (this is not verified but in slo-mo, one of the gunners seems to be him).

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