“Nineteen men attacked our country, the twelve of you will be the first ones to fight back.” – William Fichtner as Colonel Mulholland
“The longer i was gone, it felt like the harder it was to come back.” – Kevin Costner as Ethan Renner
“What did you want me to do? Be reasonable. You didn’t expect me to give myself up… ‘It’s a far, far better thing that I do.’ The old limelight. The fall of the curtain. Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories.” – Orson Welles as Harry Lime
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” – From the opening title sequence of Star Wars
“You have a bad day here and somebody dies…” – Kurt Russell as Lt. Stephen McCaffrey
“Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It’s called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is.” – Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, together in a John Ford film. There isn’t much more to ask for.
The fifth and final Western that Mann would work on together, and a wonderful film.