After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Older Pete: A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.
Older Pete: If you can take it, you can make it.
Watanabe: [a prisoner hits Louis] Harder!
Watanabe: [another prisoner hits Louis] HARDER!
Louis Zamperini: [yelling] HIT ME!
[another prisoner hits Louis again]
Watanabe: [from trailer] Who is the Olympic Athlete?
[stares at and hits Louis]
Watanabe: Don't look at me.
Cup: Well, this is like sitting in the living room, trying to fly the house.
Phil: They've been taking parts off this for other planes. We're lucky it's still got an engine.
Cup: Well, the lieutenant says it's airworthy. It's been certified, he says.
Phil: Helen Keller.
Louis Zamperini: NOW you're praying?
Phil: I was busy before.
Louis Zamperini: My mother does that sometimes.
Phil: Yeah... a lot of people do this.
Louis Zamperini: He say anything back?
Phil: Yeah.
Louis Zamperini: What?
Phil: He says my bombardier's a dope.
Louis Zamperini: ...Really?
Phil: Remember that story in LIFE magazine? about Eddie Richenbacker? Him and his crew ran out of fuel over the Pacific and were drifting in a raft for twenty-four days... twenty-four days.
Louis Zamperini: They made it, right?
Phil: Yeah... most of them lost their minds, but they made it.
Young Pete: You can do this Lou. You just gotta believe you can.
Young Louie: I don't believe.
Australian POW: This is the end, mates. No one knows you're here... It's best if you just resign to your fate.
[first lines]
Phil: [in cockpit] We are here.
Cup: [over radio] At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: [over radio] You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: [dialing in bombing scope] Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Mac: [wolf-whistles]
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.

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