Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Random Movie Quote of the Day

Like all American males, I love being able to quote ad nauseum from popular movies. I figured I should share whenever a random quote pops into my head.

Hey, it's a new feature. And considering the scarcity of my posts, it may be a one-time feature. But it's fun all the same.

This one's from The Rock, the 1996 action flick from Bruckheimer and Simpson that starred Nick Cage and Sean Connery as unlikely partners forced to join a commando raid on Alcatraz to stop a checmical weapons attack on the Bay Area by disaffected soldiers also holding tourists as hostages. The plot of the movie, like the plot of any Bruckheimer movie, is ludicrous in the extreme, but that's part of the fun. In fact, part of the reason to have this feature is to enjoy the brilliantly absurd quotes from Bruckheimer's productions. Part of me dreams of the day that David Caruso stars in a Bruckheimer flick, if only to see over-acting and absurd dialogue brought together at their highest levels.

Anyway, let's set the scene. As Cage's FBI chemical expert Stanley Goodspeed joins Connery's SAS mercenary John Mason on a raid on the morgue where the chemical weapons are stored, Mason tries to make sure Goodspeed is ready...
John Mason: Are you sure you're ready for this?
Stanley Goodspeed: I'll do my best.
John Mason: Your "best"! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.
Stanley Goodspeed: Carla was the prom queen.
John Mason: Really?
Stanley Goodspeed: [cocks his gun] Yeah.
Mason's advice might well be considered words to live by.

This has been your Random Movie Quote of the Day.


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