The Aviator
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Spencer Tracy: Trouble with Mr. Hughes?
Katharine Hepburn: There's too much "Howard Hughes" in Howard Hughes. That's the trouble.

Howard Hughes: You have called me a liar and a thief and a war profiteer.

Ava Gardner: ...You can't buy me, Howard, so stop trying. Don't buy me any more diamonds or sapphires or any other damn thing. You can buy me dinner.

Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster: ...we would like him to reappear. Would you ask him to return?
Howard Hughes: No, I don't think I will.
Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster: Will you try to have him return?
Howard Hughes: No, I don't think I'll try.
Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster: You don't think you'll try?
Howard Hughes: No, I don't think so.

Howard Hughes: You don't care about money because you've always had it.

Howard Hughes: Come in with the milk. Come in with the milk. Come in with the milk.

Howard Hughes: I want ten chocolate chip cookies. Medium chips. None too close to the outside.

Howard Hughes: What the hell does a senator from Maine need to fly to Peru for?

Juan Trippe: If you let him testify at that hearing, the whole world will see what he's become. They should remember him for what he was.

Ava Gardner: You listened to my phone calls?
Howard Hughes: No! No! No! Honey I would never do that! I'd never do that! I... I just read the transcripts, that's all.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film where Howard Hughes flight tests the silver monoplane (the H-1), the close up shots show an open cockpit while the longer shots show a closed cockpit.

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Question: When Hughes is scrubbing his hands so hard that he cuts them, what exactly causes them to be cut? Is it something in the soap, or his fingernails? I wouldn't think, his being a man, that his nails would be long enough to do any damage, at least not to the extent shown.

Krista

Chosen answer: Hughes has obsessive compulsive disorder. He washes his hands so often, and so intensely, that he's literally worn away his skin. This is common with OCD sufferers.

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