Darryl Bates Quotes in Red Dawn (1984)


Darryl Bates Quotes:

  • Col. Andy Tanner: [Describing the invasion] West Coast. East Coast. Down here is Mexico. First wave of the attack came in disguised as commercial charter flights same way they did in Afghanistan in '80. Only they were crack Airborne outfits. Now they took these passes in the Rockies.

    Jed Eckert: So that's what hit Calumet.

    Col. Andy Tanner: I guess so. They coordinated with selective nuke strikes and the missiles were a helluva lot more accurate than we thought. They took out the silos here in the Dakotas, key points of communication.

    Darryl Bates: Like what?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Oh, like Omaha, Washington, Kansas City.

    Darryl Bates: Gone?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Yeah. That's right. Infiltrators came up illegal from Mexico. Cubans mostly. They managed to infiltrate SAC bases in the Midwest, several down in Texas and wreaked a helluva lot of havoc, I'm here to tell you. They opened up the door down here, and the whole Cuban & Nicaraguan armies come walking right through, rolled right up here through the Great Plains.

    Robert: How far did they get?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Cheyenne, across to Kansas. We held them at the Rockies and the Mississippi. Anyway, the Russians reinforced with 60 divisions. Sent three whole army groups across the Bering Strait into Alaska, cut the pipeline, came across Canada to link up here in the middle, but we stopped their butt cold. The lines have pretty much stabilized now.

    Robert: What about Europe?

    Col. Andy Tanner: I guess they figured twice in one century was enough. They're sitting this one out. All except England, and they won't last very long.

  • Col. Andy Tanner: ...The Russians need to take us in one piece, and that's why they're here. That's why they won't use nukes anymore; and we won't either, not on our own soil. The whole damn thing's pretty conventional now. Who knows? Maybe next week will be swords.

    Darryl Bates: What started it?

    Col. Andy Tanner: I don't know. Two toughest kids on the block, I guess. Sooner or later, they're gonna fight.

    Jed Eckert: That simple, is it?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Or maybe somebody just forget what it was like.

    Jed Eckert: ...Well, who *is* on our side?

    Col. Andy Tanner: Six hundred million screaming Chinamen.

    Darryl Bates: Last I heard, there were a billion screaming Chinamen.

    Col. Andy Tanner: There *were*.

    [he throws whiskey on the fire; it ignites violently, suggesting a nuclear explosion]

  • Jed Eckert: [the Wolverines discover that Daryl has been "bugged" by the Russo-Cubans] Daryl... Where is it? Where is it?

    [Jed grabs Daryl, gets in Daryl's face and shouts]


    Darryl Bates: They made me swallow it.

    Matt Eckert: Daryl, what have you done?

    Darryl Bates: [nearly in tears] I went into town... and got caught.

    Jed Eckert: [shaking him and screeching with rage] YOU WENT AND GOT CAUGHT! WHY?

    Darryl Bates: [His voice breaks] You said we couldn't...

    Robert: You told them where we were, didn't you? You told them!

    Darryl Bates: [sobbing] My father turned me in. Oh God, they do things you can't imagine.

    Jed Eckert: [throws him down, growling with rage] AAAAGGHHH! You SON OF A BITCH!

  • Darryl Bates: [Pouring a can of soup in the pot] That's the last of it... except for the olives.

    Matt Eckert: We still got plenty of meat left.

    Danny: Just stuff you shot.

    Matt Eckert: So tell me, dork, where do you suppose hamburgers come from?

    Danny: Nobody shoots them.

    Darryl Bates: We need food.

  • Darryl Bates: [he and the other Wolverines are gathering food, weapons and survival equipment from Robert Morris's father's store] And grab some toilet paper; I ain't gonna use no leaves.

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