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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Movie Quotes

Updated November 6, 2017 56 votes 24 voters 3.9k views8 items

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.
    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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    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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