Ice Station Zebra
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1st Lt. Russell Walker: It's just... none of us have ever been aboard a submarine before.
Cmdr. Ferraday: Rest easy. I have.

Boris Vaslov: Tell me, Captain, if you had to compose your own epitaph - what would it be?
Capt. Leslie Anders: Knock it off.
Boris Vaslov: Why, that's good. That's very good.

Cmdr. Ferraday: I'm in command of this submarine, and I am not sticking another torpedo up that spout.

David Jones: People with top security clearances are being hung everyday.

David Jones: May I ask, Captain, when we expect to reach the ice barrier?
Cmdr. Ferraday: Yes, you may ask.

David Jones: ...and all of a sudden, you know a whole damn lot about my business.
Cmdr. Ferraday: We don't believe in going on a mission totally blindfolded.

Cmdr. Ferraday: We operate on a first-name basis. My first name is Captain.

Cmdr. Ferraday: It wasn't sealing wax. It wasn't chewing gum. It was epoxy glue. And all of a sudden you know a whole damn lot about submarines.
David Jones: I know how to wreck them, and I know how to lie, steal, kidnap, counterfeit, suborn and kill. That's my job. I do it with great pride.

Boris Vaslov: They say - a bull in the ring dies a much better death, than a steer in a slaughterhouse. A bull has a chance.

Capt. Leslie Anders: You will inform the men that there will be a short view inspection at 0700 hours.
1st Lt. Russell Walker: Yes, sir.
Capt. Leslie Anders: And, Lieutenant, it will be a bitch.

Factual error: "Ice Station Zebra" is one of dozens of films which make the mistake of showing people carrying rifles such as M-16s with the magazines inserted. In the scene where Marine Captain Jim Brown arrives at the submarine via helicopter, he comes aboard passing his M-16 through a hatch with the magazine inserted, barrel first - a double safety violation. I first saw the movie in a Marine Corps base theater, and all of us yelled at the screen when we saw that.

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Trivia: Patrick McGoohan committed himself to appearing in "Ice Station Zebra" whilst he was filming his famous TV series "The Prisoner". However, as is well known, "The Prisoner" went massively overbudget and seriously behind schedule. As a result, McGoohan had to leave filming of "The Prisoner" in late 1967 for several weeks, in order to appear in "Ice Station Zebra". This is the reason why several episodes of "The Prisoner" have McGoohan either absent or only in previously filmed flashbacks and inserts...McGoohan could not be filming both "The Prisoner" at Elstree, and "Ice Station Zebra" in Hollywood at the same time.

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