Dan : With the proximity of the asteroid, and no prep time, none of our primary plans can work.
General Kimsey : Why don't we just send up a hundred and fifty nuclear warheads and blast that rock apart?
Ronald Quincy : Terrible idea.
General Kimsey : Was I talkin' to you?
Dan : This is Dr. Ronald Quincy from Research. Pretty much the smartest man on the planet You might wanna listen to him.
Harry Stamper : For god's sakes, think about what you're doin'. Why are you listening to someone that's a 100,000 miles away? We're here, nobody down there can help us. So if we don't get this job done, everybody's gone.
Chick : One minute.
Harry Stamper : I have been drilling holes in the earth for 30 years. And I have never, NEVER missed a depth that I have aimed for. And by God, I am not gonna miss this one, I will make 800 feet.
Chick : 42 seconds.
Harry Stamper : But I can't do it alone, Colonel. I need your help.
Colonel William Sharp : Do you swear on your daughter's life, on my family's, that you can hit that mark?
Harry Stamper : I will make 800 feet. I swear to God I will.
Colonel William Sharp : Then let's turn this bomb off.