Movie Remake: "A FEW GOOD ENGINEERS"

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You want answers?

 

ARCHITECT: I think I'm entitled to them.

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You want answers?!

 

ARCHITECT: I want the truth!

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You can't HANDLE the truth!!

 

Son, we live in a world that has BEAMS, GIRDERS AND COLUMNS. And those things have to SUPPORT THE BUILDING. Who's gonna DESIGN THEM? You?

 

You, Mr. Architect?

 

I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for LOST CEILING HEIGHT and you curse the SIZE OF MY GIRDERS.

 

You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that THOSE GIRDERS, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...

 

You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you WANT me on that DESIGN TEAM. You NEED me on that DESIGN TEAM.

 

We use words like DESIGN, CODE, ANALYSIS...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent PROVIDING STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND SERVICEABILITY.

 

You use 'em as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain my DESIGN to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very SAFETY I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it!

 

I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way.

 

Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a STEEL MANUAL and DESIGN a STEEL FRAME.

 

Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!

 

ARCHITECT: Did you OVERSIZE THE GIRDERS AND COLUMNS?

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: (quietly) I did the job you HIRED me to do.

 

ARCHITECT (yelling): Did you OVERSIZE THE GIRDERS AND COLUMNS?!!

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: You're $%^&#^* right I did!