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Hal: Carol. Was gonna do a little flying today. What do you think?
Carol: I think you're late.
Hal: Yes, but that's only because I slept in.
Carol: I used to sleep in. Then I turned 11. Let me give you a little heads-up. I've gone up against these Sabres all week and they have smoked me every time. There isn't anything you can do that they can't do better, faster...and without disappointing women everywhere.
Hal: I, uh, think we both know that's not true.
Carol: This is exactly why I didn't want you for this. My father did. I would've gone with Jensen.
Hal: I'd have gone with Jensen too, but unfortunately he's busy not being good enough.
Carol: At least he shows up. Hal...this test today, it's important.
Hal: I got it. I'm gonna make you look good up there. Don't worry, okay? Now let's get these pants off and fly some planes.
Carol: Highball, weapon check now.
Hal: Roger that.
Tom: Good morning, Mr. Ferris.
Carl Ferris: Morning, everybody.
Tom: Gentlemen.
Carl Ferris: We about ready, Tom?
Tom: Yes, Mr. Ferris. We are go for test. Sapphire1, cleared weapons hot at the merge2.
Carol: Ferris Test, Sapphire. Weapons are hot. Fly safe, Highball.
Hal: Um, no. Goddamn it! Tom, what the hell you feed those things?
Tom: F-35s, what else?
Hal: Wakey, wakey, Sapphire. You got a clean shot, now would be a great time to take it.
Carol: Easy, Highball. Just lining3 it up.
Hal: There's no way we're taking these out solo. Get over here. Let's figure something out.
Carol: On my way, Highball.
Hal: Now stay right there and look real pretty.
Tom: Highball, did you just use your wingman as a decoy?
(Hal laughing)
Carl Ferris: Highball, those Sabres headed up your 6 can fly anywhere you can.
Hal: Then let's go somewhere I can't fly.
Carl Ferris: What the hell is he up to?
Tom: Coffin4 corner.
Carl Ferris: Highball, rules of engagement set ceiling at 50,000 feet.
Hal: Yeah, that's because the Sabres will stall if they go any higher, right, Tom?
Tom: And so will you.
Computer: Compressor stall. Compressor stall. (Alarm blaring)
Tom: Yes! Um, I mean, damn it, Hal.
Officer: Your boy certainly takes his job seriously.
Tom: Ailerons, Hal. Side to side.
Hal: I got it.
(Alarm blaring)
Martin in Hal's memory: Hal. Keep it warm for me.
Technician: Going through 25,000.
Tom: Hey, you okay there, Highball?
Hal: Yeah, just taking my victory lap.
Technician: Going through 20,000.
Tom: Okay, Highball, give me some roll.
Hal in his memory: Yeah, Dad!
Tom: Hal, do you read me?
Tom: Highball, you're approaching minimum ejection altitude. Highball, you're below 10,000 AGL. Spin is unrecoverable. Eject, eject, eject!
Hal in his memory: You're not scared, are you, Dad?
Martin in Hal's memory: Let's just say it's my job not to be.
Hal in his memory: Dad! Dad!
Bob: You stupid son of a bitch. You--
Carl Ferris: Stand down, Bob. It doesn't matter now.
Carol: It does matter. Never mind that you crashed a brand-new F-35. You broke the rules of engagement. You sacrificed your wingman. And you blew the contract this company and half the state was depending on.
Hal: I'm sorry. I thought this was a dogfight. I was under the impression the objective was to win.
Bob: No, the objective was to show what the Sabres could do in combat. And in combat, no pilot is gonna crater6 his own plane.
Hal: I did. Now you know you gotta boost the ceiling. I showed you what they can't do.
Carol: You didn't have to make that point in front of Air Force Acquisitions.
Carl Ferris: That's enough, Carol. Since I'm gonna have to lay off most of my company anyway, you're fired, Hal.
Hal: It's too late. I quit.
Carol: He's not fired and you don't quit. You're grounded, pending5 the results of an investigation7.
Bob: Watch your back.
Hal: That's impossible, Bob.
Carol: You want to tell me what happened?
Hal: Controls locked up.
Carol: Don't give me that, Hal. You had a window when you could've recovered. Did you choke? You wouldn't be the first, but I need to know.
Hal: My controls locked up. What the hell is all this, anyway? What's with the ridiculous suit? I know your dad's been bucking9 for you--
Carol: The merits of my career choices--
Hal: You're a pilot, Carol, and a good one. Giving that up to fly a goddamn desk is bullshit.
Carol: Hal, I like the business part and I'm good at it. By the way it doesn't mean I'll never get in a cockpit again. It isn't one way or the other. That's the way a child looks at things, and we aren't children anymore. At least...I just don't wanna see someone I care about getting hurt. Least of all you.
妙语佳句 活学活用
1. sleep in: <英> 迟起,睡到很晚起床。请看例句:Come on, you've slept in this morning.(快起来,你今天早上已经睡到很晚了。)
2. heads-up: 警示信息。
3. show up: 露面。例如:Did everyone show up for the party?(那次聚会大家都到了吗?)
4. Roger that: (无线电话通讯用语)收到。
5. wingman: 僚机驾驶员。僚机是编队飞行中跟随长机执行任务的飞机。僚机应保持在编队中规定的位置,观察空中情况,执行长机的命令。
6. decoy: 诱饵。
7. stall: 使失速。看一下例句:An inexperienced pilot can easily stall his plane.(没有经验的飞行员很容易使他的飞机失速。)
8. ailerons: 副翼,机翼上可操纵的部分叫做副翼。
9. victory lap: 绕场一圈庆祝胜利。
10. ejection altitude: 弹射(跳伞)高度。
11. AGL: 距地高度。
12. unrecoverable: 无法补救的。
13. dogfight: 空战,空中格斗。dogfight也有“混战”的意思。
14. crater: 在……上形成坑。例如:Artillery cratered11 the road.(大炮把路面轰得坑坑洼洼。)
15. lay off: 解雇。看一下例句:The company laid off 100 workers last week.(公司上周解雇了一百名工人。)
16. ground: 使停飞。请看例句:The plane was grounded by fog yesterday.(昨天那架飞机因雾停飞。)
17. pend: 等候判定或决定。
18. buck8 for: <美俚>千方百计谋求,拼命争取。例如:buck for a raise(钻营谋求提薪)。
19. cockpit: (飞机,小艇,赛车等的)驾驶员座舱。


1 sapphire ETFzw     
  • Now let us consider crystals such as diamond or sapphire.现在让我们考虑象钻石和蓝宝石这样的晶体。
  • He left a sapphire ring to her.他留给她一枚蓝宝石戒指。
2 merge qCpxF     
  • I can merge my two small businesses into a large one.我可以将我的两家小商店合并为一家大商行。
  • The directors have decided to merge the two small firms together.董事们已决定把这两家小商号归并起来。
3 lining kpgzTO     
  • The lining of my coat is torn.我的外套衬里破了。
  • Moss makes an attractive lining to wire baskets.用苔藓垫在铁丝篮里很漂亮。
4 coffin XWRy7     
  • When one's coffin is covered,all discussion about him can be settled.盖棺论定。
  • The coffin was placed in the grave.那口棺材已安放到坟墓里去了。
5 pending uMFxw     
  • The lawsuit is still pending in the state court.这案子仍在州法庭等待定夺。
  • He knew my examination was pending.他知道我就要考试了。
6 crater WofzH     
  • With a telescope you can see the huge crater of Ve-suvius.用望远镜你能看到巨大的维苏威火山口。
  • They came to the lip of a dead crater.他们来到了一个死火山口。
7 investigation MRKzq     
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
8 buck ESky8     
  • The boy bent curiously to the skeleton of the buck.这个男孩好奇地弯下身去看鹿的骸骨。
  • The female deer attracts the buck with high-pitched sounds.雌鹿以尖声吸引雄鹿。
9 bucking a7de171d35652569506dd5bd33b58af6     
v.(马等)猛然弓背跃起( buck的现在分词 );抵制;猛然震荡;马等尥起后蹄跳跃
  • a bucking bronco in the rodeo 牛仔竞技表演中一匹弓背跳跃的野马
  • That means we'll be bucking grain bags, bustin's gut. 那就是说咱们要背这一袋袋的谷子,得把五脏都累坏。 来自辞典例句
10 artillery 5vmzA     
  • This is a heavy artillery piece.这是一门重炮。
  • The artillery has more firepower than the infantry.炮兵火力比步兵大。
11 cratered f3774327dd107353b75750c68f1e81c7     
adj.有坑洞的,多坑的v.火山口( crater的过去分词 );弹坑等
  • The surface cratered with the constant dropping of water. 表面因经常滴水而成坑。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Artillery cratered the roads. 炮击后大路布满了弹坑。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
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