Capt. Sam Cahill Quotes in Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)


Capt. Sam Cahill Quotes:

  • [on Goddard]

    Capt. Sam Cahill: He gave us the best intelligence on the V.C.'s location that we ever got.

    Goddard: Well, what can I say? I love America.

    [He motions to a framed photo of Lyndon Johnson on his dashboard. Cahill picks it up and flips it over, showing a photo of Ho Chi Minh]

    Capt. Sam Cahill: He gave the V.C. their best intelligence on our location, too.

    [Cahill laughs]

    Goddard: What can I say? I love everybody.

  • Capt. Sam Cahill: What if the NVA isn't the first to come along here? What if it's a bunch of school children walking home? Did you ever think about that? No! Why? Because guys like you don't think things through!

    [pokes Doyle in the forehead]

    Capt. T.C. Doyle: Me? What about you? You've got six people and an elephant risking their lives so that you can go home with a clear conscience. You're afraid that when you're standing up on that rooftop with your brother in Fort Lauderdale, looking back over your sparkling military career, you're not gonna like what you see! So you want to do one good thing before you go, which is great! But your one good thing isn't pulling a kid out of a burning building, or diving on a grenade, it's THIS! And because it's THIS, it involves us! But you didn't think about that, did you? NO! Why? Because guys like you don't think things through!

    [slaps Cahill on the head]

  • [Goddard is singing along to a record of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - badly]

    Capt. Sam Cahill: Is it my ears, or has your singing actually gotten worse?

    Goddard: Must be your ears, it was already as bad as it could be!

  • Capt. T.C. Doyle: Poole, where are you going?

    David Poole: Saigon!

    Capt. T.C. Doyle: Get back here!

    Capt. Sam Cahill: Poole, do you want me to call General Richardson?

    David Poole: [turns around] Yeah, Cahill! Yeah, I do! Call General Richardson!I'll get him on the phone for you right now! Because I am sick and tired...

    [He fumbles with his radio set, then just drops it]

    David Poole: That's it! I've had it! I was on a plane that almost crashed, I came this close to being killed by an angry mob, and now look at my uniform! It's covered in elephant crap! So you really think I give a damn whether or not you call General Richardson, and tell him I slept with his wife, huh?

  • Capt. Sam Cahill: Y B'ham doesn't stare off into space because he's a wise old soul. He's as blind as a bat!

    Y B'ham: Ibham not blind! Ibham can...

    [Chaill holds a knife to his neck]

    Y B'ham: Ibham is blind.

  • [the team stops in a village, and one of the villagers asks Poole what they need]

    David Poole: [in Vietnamese] I need to get to Saigon. These men have kidnapped me.

    Capt. Sam Cahill: Poole, I speak the language.

    David Poole: [laughs nervously] It was a joke.

    Capt. Sam Cahill: Any more joking... I'll call you-know-who.

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