Independence Day

- This is ridiculous!
- How long would their shields be down?

Eh... I dunno. A matter of minutes.
You want us to coordinate a counterstrike
with a window of a few minutes?

- With shields down, it might be possible.
- Oh, please!

We don't have the manpower or the resources
to launch that kind of a campaign!

Not to mention
that this whole cockamamie plan

depends on a machine that no one
in this world is qualified to operate.

l wouldn't say that, sir.
I've seen them in action.
I'm aware of their manoeuvring capabilities.

With your permission, General,
I'd like the opportunity to try.

That thing is a wreck.
lt crash-landed in the '50s.
We don't even know if it's capable of flying!

Jim, remove the clamps.
Any questions?
Let's do it.
All right, you heard the President...
- Good luck, pilot.
- Thank you, Mr President.

A virus.
Your idea.
That's right.
Do you really think you can fly that thing?
Do you really think
you can do all that bullshit you just said?

l understand you are upset
over your wife's death.