Lt. Jack Reid Quotes in Midway (1976)
Lt. Jack Reid Quotes:
[Nimitz has received the first reports on the Battle at Midway]
Admiral Nimitz: Did you confirm it?
Lt. Jack Reid: Yes, sir. Admiral Fletcher's reply just came in. "Fletcher to Nimitz. Confirm previous report. Three enemy carriers afire".
Admiral Nimitz: Hallelujah.
Lt. Comm. Rochefort: Three of their first-line carriers, Admiral. Isn't that worth at least a "hot diggity damn"?
Admiral Nimitz: I'll take it under advisement, Joe, but there's still that fourth enemy carrier to deal with.
Lt. Jack Reid: There's also a message fron Captain Buckmaster, sir. The Yorktown's been hit.
Admiral Nimitz: Badly?
Lt. Jack Reid: Yes, sir, but she is underway again... operational.
Lt. Comm. Rochefort: My gosh, our whole force may be in jeopardy if the Japanese located the Yorktown. They still got a tremendous fleet out there, Admiral.
Admiral Nimitz: But that fourth carrier can't be far off.
Lt. Comm. Rochefort: We've already won a great victory, Admiral. Maybe we oughta get our people out of there.
Admiral Nimitz: You mean... break off, run for home?
Lt. Comm. Rochefort: Before they can hurt us again. Yes, sir.
Admiral Nimitz: Well, that might be the smart play, Commander. Trouble is, I *want* that fourth carrier.
Lt. Jack Reid: You okay?
[to Lieutenant Garth]
Lt. Jack Reid: Here.
[gives him a cigarette]
Pilot Ramos: [Gestures to the scout planes taking off] Those poor bastards are going to miss all the fun. There's nothin' north of us but empty ocean.
Lt. Jack Reid: [to Garth] He gets his dope straight from Tokyo Rose, right, Chili Bean?
Pilot Ramos: Wrong, caballo. I get from here!
[gestures to his head]
Pilot Ramos: When it frizzles, there's Japs around!
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Characters on Midway (1976)
- Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo
- Captain Garth
- Commander Rochefort
- RAdm. Raymond A. Spruance
- RAdm. Tamon Yamaguchi
- Cmdr. Carl Jessop
- Admiral Nimitz
- Lt. Comm. Rochefort
- Officer on Midway
- Pvt. Dombrowski
- Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
- Ensign George Gay
- Lieutenant Commander John Waldron
- Lieutenant Commander Ernest L. Blake
- Captain Vinton Maddox
- Pilot Ramos
- Miss Haruko Sakura
- Lieutenant Tom Garth
- Navy Pilot