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The Day After - 1983 Movie Quotes


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rmdoka Look, did we help the Czechs, the Hungarians, the Afghans or the Poles? Well we're not gonna nuke the Russians to save the Germans! I mean if you were talking oil in Saudi Arabia, then I'd be real worried. (full quote)
rmdoka The looming question is... how far will Warsaw pact forces go? Will the Russians advance straight for the Rhine and defy NATO's declared policy of defense by all means including the use of tactical nuclear weapons? The Defence Department today reported that (full quote)
rmdoka We are holding fast at just a hair under 50 rads per hour. I thought that it would have diminished by now. I guess that means we're picking up fallout from... Titan missile bases in Wichita... wherever else out west. That's the way the wind blows - straight toward St. Louis. (full quote)
rmdoka What's going on? They says the Russians just invaded West Germany (full quote)
rmdoka I have an atmosphere report for anybody who's listening. Dr. Oakes, do you read? Come in, Dr. Oakes, do you hear me? (full quote)
rmdoka What are we doin' down here anyway? It's all over now, isn't it? It smells so bad down here I can't even BREATHE! (full quote)
rmdoka The catastrophic events you have just witnessed are, in all likelihood, less severe than the destruction that would actually occur in the event of a full nuclear strike against the United States. It is hoped that the images of this film will inspire the nations of this earth, their peoples and leaders, to find the means to avert the fateful day. (full quote)
rmdoka Hope for what? What do you think is going to happen out there? You think we're going to 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 going to 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 forty years. But nobody was interested. (full quote)
rmdoka I swear it. I spoke to Herb as they were pulling out. He said they were dovetailing their vacation with the rising international tensions. (full quote)
rmdoka This is the Emergency Broadcast System. All persons currently in transit in the Kansas City metropolitan area are advised to proceed immediately to the municipal shelter facility in the community or township closest to your current location. While there is no immediate danger to the Kansas City area, the Federal Emergency Management Agency urges you to learn the steps to be taken in the event of a probable attack. (full quote)
rmdoka Warsaw Pact forces are close to announcing a cease-fire along the German border. There are still no eyewitness accounts to substantiate the rumor that low-kiloton range nuclear weapons were detonated this morning during the conflict, resulting in the reported destruction of Wiesbaden and the outskirts of Frankfurt (full quote)
rmdoka Do you hear yourself talking, bozo? 'Cause I hear you saying that we've got direct orders to be sitting ducks! (full quote)
rmdoka Listen to me, man. The war is over! It's over. We've done our job. So what are you still guarding? Huh? Some cotton-pickin' hole in the ground all dressed up and nowhere to go? (full quote)
rmdoka You know what that means, don't you? Either we fired first and they're going to try to hit what's left, or they fired first and we just got our missiles out of the ground in time. Either way, we're going to get hit. (full quote)
rmdoka 'Electro-Magnetic Pulse.' When a large nuclear device is airburst at high altitude, a lot of electrical disruption can be created, principally with radios, communication systems, electrical wires, computers, cars, transistors. Of course, it's all theoretical. It's never happened before. In short, very little electricity. (full quote)
rmdoka We tried hooking up an auxiliary pump up to a backup generator, and we're still only getting a trickle. (full quote)
rmdoka Well... I don't know what happened to Lawrence. I was close to Harrisonville when it started. There must have been five or six of them to the north, and... a whole string of them to the south. (full quote)
rmdoka First Air Force Officer: Confidence is high. I repeat, confidence is high. Roger, we've got 32 targets in track and 10 impacting points. I want it confirmed... is this an exercise? Roger, copy. This is not an exercise! Second Air Force Officer: Roger, understand. Major Reinhardt, we have a massive attack against the U.S. at this time. ICBMs... numerous ICBMs... Roger, understand. Over 300 missiles inbound now. (full quote)
rmdoka You can't see it... you can't feel it... and you can't taste it. But it's here, right now, all around us! It's goin' through you like an X-ray! Right into your cells! What do you think killed all these animals? (full quote)
rmdoka You know what Einstein said about World War III? He said he didn't know how they were gonna fight World War III, but he knew how they would fight World War IV: With sticks and stones. (full quote)
rmdoka There's no "nowhere" anymore. You're sitting next to the Whiteman Air Force Base right now. That's about... 150 Minuteman missile silos spread halfway down the State of Missouri. That's... an awful lot of bullseyes. (full quote)
rmdoka What do you really think the chances are of something like that happening way the hell out here in the middle of nowhere? (full quote)
rmdoka There is a rumor they are evacuating Moscow. Yeah. There are even people leaving Kansas City because of the missile fields. Now I ask you: Where does one go from Kansas City? To, uh, the Yukon? To Tahiti? We are not talking about Hiroshima anymore. Hiroshima was... was peanuts! (full quote)
rmdoka They're on their way to Russia. They take about 30 minutes to reach their target. So do theirs, right? (full quote)
rmdoka That's when one side tells the other that they're gonna fire their missiles as soon as they think the other guy's missiles are already on their way. You know. Use 'em or lose 'em. (full quote)