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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Midway'

Updated November 13, 2019 320 votes 42 voters 1.6k views25 items

After you've seen the exciting new historical drama, we want you to vote for the best Midway quotes. As directed by Roland Emmerich. the maker of Independence Day and White House Down, the movie tells the true story of the Battle of Midway. It was a crucial episode that came six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy took on the Imperial Japanese Navy. A lot was at stake, as Japan had hoped to decimate America's Navy to the point of uselessness. Because U.S. fighters were able to defend the base located on Midway Island, World War II took a significant turn.

Midway has an all-star cast that includes Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz, Patrick Wilson as Edwin Layton, and Dennis Quaid as William "Bull" Halsey. Also starring in the film are Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas, Luke Evans. and Aaron Eckhart. The screenplay by Wes Tooke is filled with dramatic one-liners that help to convey just how perilous the Battle of Midway was. CGI is used to make the aerial combat scenes feel more realistic for the audience than they did in previous movies about Midway, including the 1976 picture of the same name.

Vote up the most memorable Midway quotes from the list below, regardless of which historical figure speaks them. 

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    Throw A Punch

    Chester Nimitz: We need to throw a punch, so they know what it feels like to be hit.

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    What's The Target?

    Chester Nimitz: So what’s the target?

    Edwin Layton: We believe it’s Midway.

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    Greatest Failure

    Edwin Layton: Pearl Harbor is the greatest intelligence failure in American history.

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    Bomb

    [Clarence Dickinson and Dick Best are watching a Japanese plane attack]

    Clarence Dickinson: What's he doing?

    Dick Best: He's turning himself into a bomb!

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