Armageddon
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General Kimsey: We spend $250 billion a year on defence, and here we are! The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of ret*rds I wouldn't trust with a potato gun!

Harry Stamper: The United States Government just asked us to save the world. Anyone wanna say no?

Rockhound: We're in segment 202, lateral grid 9, site 15H-32, give or take a few yards. Captain America here blew the landing by 26 miles.
Colonel Sharp: How the hell do you know that?
Rockhound: Because I'm a genius!

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Harry Stamper: AJ, I've got just five words for you: Damn glad to see you boy!

Rockhound: Hey Harry...
Harry Stamper: Yeah, Rock?
Rockhound: You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon, and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts, built by the lowest bidder.

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Rockhound: Hey, guys, remember: we're, we're heroes now. So that incident with me and the gun on the asteroid. Let's keep that under wraps, all right?

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Watts: You don't know the components!
Lev: American components. Russian components. All made in Taiwan!

Harry Stamper: Bear would like to stay at the...white horse?
Bear: White House. White House.
Harry Stamper: Yes, he'd like to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House for the summer.

Lev: That's why I told you touch nothing, but you bunch of cowboys...

Harry Stamper: [Refering to asteroid right before he blows the nuke.] Complain all you want, you son of a bitch.

Rockhound: Houston, this is a kick-ass ride!

Bear: Just for the record, this is a very bad idea.

Factual error: The surviving space shuttle takes off from the asteroid horizontally, like an airliner taking off from a runway. This is absurd. There is no air to provide lift for the wings, so the shuttle - with its engines providing thrust straight back - would simply trundle along the ground like a car. It doesn't use its maneuvering jets at any time, and they are far too feeble to lift the weight of the shuttle anyway. Nor do they gimbal the main engine, which would lift the shuttle vertically on an axis through the centre of the engine - they swoop gracefully into the air after a long take off. Second, they'd have to count on finding a clear length of ground on a debris strewn asteroid. Vertical takeoff, anyone?

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Trivia: While being strapped in, Rockhound tells Harry they're sitting on "something with 270,000 moving parts all built by the lowest bidder." This is a paraphrase of a quote by Alan Shepherd.

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Question: Would someone please explain why they need a huge Gatling gun on the asteroid? Are they scared of aliens or what?

Answer: If you look at the deleted scenes on the special edition DVD, you will see a deleted scene in which A.J. asks what they needed a gun for, and Max explains that it's for debris elimination, in order to take out small rocks in the way.

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