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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot movie quotes follow one female journalist's adventures reporting from Afghanistan during the war on terrorism. The comedy movie was adapted into a screenplay by Robert Carlock from the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which opened in theaters on March 4, 2016.

In Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Kim Baker (Tina Fey) is an unmarried, childless television journalist who takes an assignment as a war correspondent in Afghanistan, both for the change of scenery and to get away from a sub-optimal boyfriend. She arrives in Afghanistan and quickly makes friends, including with fellow female journalist Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), freelance photographer Iain MacKelpie (Martin Freeman) and fixer Fahim Ahmadzai (Christopher Abbott).

While Kim is in the company of US Marines, led by General Hollanek (Billy Bob Thornton), her work in the area is quite dangerous. From the armed combatants trying to blow them up to the sexual advances from Afghan government official Ali Massoud Sadiq (Alfred Molina), Kim has her work cut out for her. So when the chance to break a big, yet incredibly dangerous, story presents itself, she has to decide how far she is willing to go for her career.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot joins theaters already showing other films including Zootopia, London Has Fallen, Triple 9, Gods of Egypt, and Deadpool.
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Meaty Asset Must Be Dumping Out


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Tucker Wang: Are you okay, ma'am?
Kim Baker: I gotta pee.
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Sgt. Hurd: We're still five mikes. Meaty asset must be dumping out.
Kim Baker: No, I'm just getting my pants on!

In Afghanistan, a simple task like going to the restroom is quite the operation. Add being a woman and a civilian on top of that and you're got quite the pit stop, as noticed by the Marines with whom Kim is traveling.
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So Nice to Have Another Woman


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Tanya Vanderpoel: Oh my god, so nice to have another woman in the house! In Afghanistan, you're a serious piece of ass. In New York, you're like a six, seven. Here, you are a nine, borderline 10.
Kim Baker: What are you here, like a 15?
Tanya Vanderpoel: Yeah
Kim Baker: Huh

Fellow female reporter Tanya Vanderpoel is super excited to see Kim move into the low-budget journalist housing in Afghanistan. Tanya also takes a moment to explain to Kim that the rating scale for women works there, and ask a favor.
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How Can We Get to Know Each Other?


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Kim Baker: You should let me interview you.
Ali Massoud Sadiq: But I do not know you. How can we get to know each other?
Kim Baker: Heh

Looking for an exclusive interview, Kim approaches Afghan government leader Ali Massoud Sadiq. He too wants something exclusive from Kim, and he doesn't mean an interview.
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The Most American White Lady Story


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Shakira Khar: We are all here for a reason. So what's your reason?
Kim Baker: I just wanted out of my job. I wanted out of my mildly depressive boyfriend. I just wanted to blow everything up.
Shakira Khar: That's the most American white lady story I've ever heard.

Around cocktails, Shakira, Kim and Tanya discuss how they all found themselves in Afghanistan. For Kim, her story is quite possibly the most stereotypical white lady American story ever.
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The Travel or the Crying?


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Ed Faber: The network needs reporters on the ground in Afghanistan and you folks are all the unmarried, childless personnel in this bureau. Kim, are you going to be joining in?
Kim Baker: The travel or the crying? How many people do you need?

A staff meeting between Kim and her news team quickly turns awkward for most everyone involved. When others see failures in their lives, Kim sees an opportunity to break out of her rut and change her life for the better.
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You Will in No Way Distract Them


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Gen. Hollanek: I've seen people with actual experience make bad decisions here. So while you're outside the wire with my men, you will in no way distract them. Understood?
Kim Baker: Are you asking me not to sleep with your soldiers?
Gen. Hollanek: Not soldiers, Marines. You're not here to sleep with or perform jobs of any type on my Marines. Clear copy, Miss Baker?
Kim Baker: Copy that
Gen. Hollanek: Good

General Hollanek lays out some ground rules for Kim when she arrives on base. He doesn't want his Marines distracted by her and explicitly forbids her from any sexual involvement with his men as a result.
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Either We Go Big or We Go Home


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Tanya Vanderpoel: Look, either we go big or we go home.
Kim Baker: I need a story. I need to get something on the air.
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Gen. Hollanek: It's too dangerous.
Kim Baker: Don't you think it would be great, that kind of exposure?
Gen. Hollanek: Pretty good for you too

With an opportunity to snag a big story, Tanya and Kim agree to take some risks for the benefit of their work. This idea, however, doesn't suit the conservative General Hollanek too well.
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You Must Get It


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Kim Baker: They like to shoot off guns here. You must get it. You're from Florida.

Kim makes a unique comparison to people in the Middle East and those in Florida as they both seem to thoroughly enjoy shooting big guns for pleasure. She's technically not wrong, but perhaps that comparison is a wee bit extreme.