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If Germany Falls...James Granger: "If Germany falls, they are to destroy everything."
James explains the pressure they are under. They don't have a set time frame to complete their task as if Germany were to fall, at that moment it would be game over.
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We're Going to Need Your SkillFrank Stokes: "We have been tasked to find and protect art that the Nazis have stolen. You've all been selected because we're going to need your knowledge and we're going to need your skill."
Frank addresses the troops and lays out the premise for their mission. They need to steal back all the art the Nazis have stolen before it's destroyed forever.
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Want to Get Into the War?Frank Stokes: "Want to get into the war?"
James Granger: "Monuments Men"
Frank Stokes: "Time to put a team together and do our best to protect the buildings, bridges and art before the Nazi's destroy everything."
James Granger: "How many men?"
Frank Stokes: "Six"
James Granger: "Jesus"
Frank Stokes: "Well, with you it's seven."
James Granger: "That's much better… So you want to go into a war zone with some architects and artists and tell our boys what they can and cannot blow up."
Frank Stokes: "That's right."
James Granger: "Aren't we a little old for that?"
Frank Stokes: "Yes… We go through basic and then we wait for orders."
James Granger: "Basic? Basic training?"
Frank Stokes: "Mmmhmm"
James Granger: "Oh boy"
Frank approaches James with the hope that James will join their mission to preserve things before they're blown up. James initially thinks they are too old for all that, then really thinks they are too old once Frank mentions basic training.
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I've Never Shot at AnyoneWalter Garfield: "I've never shot at anyone before."
Walter talks about how inexperienced he is to play the role of a soldier. In his defense, none of them are suited for battle, more for the museums and offices.
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Hitler Wants EverythingJames Granger: "Hitler wants everything. He really wanted it all."
Frank Stokes: "Then we better get it back."
James is shocked by the sheer level of want Hitler has. When Hitler meant that he wanted it all, he wasn't joking, but like Frank says, more reason to get it back.
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John WayneRichard Campbell: "What's going on? This seem to be a bit of a problem."
Preston Savitz: "A bit"
Richard Campbell: "Here's a thought. We put down out guns. You go our way. We go our way. No hard feelings… He doesn't speak any English."
Preston Savitz: "Not a word"
Richard Campbell: "Okay"
Preston Savitz: "You're just going to sit down?"
Richard Campbell: "Yeah, why don't we all sit down for a sec"
Preston Savitz: "Okay, all right… I don't smoke."
Richard Campbell: "Take a cigarette."
Preston Savitz: "I don't smoke."
Richard Campbell: "Take a god damned cigarette."
Nazi Kid: "John Wayne"
Richard Campbell: "John Wayne"
When Richard and Preston find themselves in trouble, at gunpoint by a young kid who speaks no English, Richard tries to find some common ground to diffuse the situation. Luckily, John Wayne is there to help.
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