“A Few Good Men” quotes

(1992)
Movie A Few Good Men
Rob Reiner directed this movie in 1992
Title A Few Good Men
Year 1992
Director Rob Reiner
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Plot – Sergeant William T. Santiago, a Marine of the US base in Guantanamo Bay, died during an unofficial 'disciplinary' action called 'code red', conducted by sergeant Louden Downey and Private Harold W. Dawson. The case is given to the young Navy Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, assisted by the captain of the Disciplinary Committee Joanne Galloway - a pretty and determinated woman - and a friend of Kaffee, Captain Jack Ross. During the trial and the parallel feverish enquiry it turns out that Santiago was in peers and superiors’ bad graces because of his poor fighting skills. He had also asked to be transferred, going over his superiors’ head and promising some revelations about an incident at the fencings in which Downey was involved. It also turns out that Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, previously contacted in Cuba, lied about at least two points: it had never ordered the transfer of Santiago with the 6 A.M. flight as he said and, actually, he had hidden the plans of a night flight with the same destination that would have saved Santiago. The only one who could shed light on the facts, Jessup’s vice Matthew Markinson, is nowhere to be found.
All actors – Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest, J.A. Preston, Matt Craven, Wolfgang Bodison, Xander Berkeley, John M. Jackson, Noah Wyle, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lawrence Lowe, Joshua Malina, Oscar Jordan, John M. Mathews, Aaron Sorkin, Alex Wexo, Frank Cavestani, Jan Munroe, Ron Ostrow, Matthew Saks, Harry Caesar, Michael DeLorenzo, Geoffrey Nauffts, Arthur Senzy, Cameron Thor, David Bowe, Gene Whittington, Maud Winchester, Bernard Madrid
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  • “- Lt. Sam Weinberg: Nobody likes the whites, but we're going to Cuba. You got Dramamine?
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: Dramamine keeps you cool?
    - Lt. Sam Weinberg: No, Dramamine keeps you from throwing up. You get sick when you fly.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: I get sick when I fly because I'm afraid of crashing into a large mountain. I don't think...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Kevin Pollak - Lt. Sam Weinberg
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:fear, medicine]
  • “- Lt. Sam Weinberg: Cmdr. Galloway, Lt. Kaffee is considered to be the best litigator in our office. He successfully plea bargained 44 cases in 9 months.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: One more and I get a set of steak knives.”

    Kevin Pollak - Lt. Sam Weinberg
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:lawyers, winning]
  • “You see Danny, I can deal with the bullets, and the bombs, and the blood. I don't want money, and I don't want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some fucking courtesy.”

    Jack Nicholson - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
    [Tag:kindness, lawyers]
  • “A crime? What crime did he commit? Lieutenant Kendrick, Dawson brought a hungry guy some food. What crime did he commit?”
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:crime, hunger]
  • “- Lt. Dave Spradling: We were supposed to meet in your office fifteen minutesago to talk about the McDermont case. You're stalling on this thing. We get this done right now, or I mean it, Kaffee, I'm going to hang your boy from a fuckin' yardarm!
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: Yardarm? Sherby, does the Navy still hang people from Yardarms?
    - Lt. Sherby:...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Matt Craven - Lt. Dave Spradling
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    Geoffrey Nauffts - Lt. Sherby
  • “We joined the Marines because we wanted to live our lives by a certain code, and we found it in the Corps. Now you're asking us to sign a piece of paper that says we have no honor. You're asking us to say we're not Marines. If a court decides that what we did was wrong, then I'll accept whatever punishment they give. But I believe I was right...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Wolfgang Bodison - Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
    [Tag:honor, navy]
  • “- Col. Nathan R. Jessup: Ever put your life in another man's hands, ask him to put his life in yours?
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: No, sir.
    - Col. Nathan R. Jessup: We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It's that simple.”

    Jack Nicholson - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:army, life, order]
  • - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: This your signature?
    - Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson: Yes, sir.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: You don't have to call me "sir". Is this your signature?
    - Pfc. Louden Downey: Sir, yes, sir.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: You certainly don't need to do it twice in one sentence.

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    Wolfgang Bodison - Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
    James Marshall - Pfc. Louden Downey
    [Tag:name]
  • “- Capt. West: Commander Galloway, why don't you get yourself a cup of coffee.
    - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway: Thank you, sir, I'm fine.
    - Capt. West: [iritated because she didn't understand his intention] Commander, I'd like you to leave the room so we can talk about you behind your back.
    - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway: Certainly, sir.”

    John M. Jackson - Capt. West
    Demi Moore - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
  • “- Col. Nathan R. Jessup: I felt his life might be in danger.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: Grave danger?
    - Col. Nathan R. Jessup: [sarcastically] Is there another kind?”

    Jack Nicholson - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:danger]
  • “- Lt. Daniel Kaffee: I'm just not that crazy about boats, that's all.
    - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway: Jesus Christ, Kaffee, you're in the Navy for crying out loud.”

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    Demi Moore - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
    [Tag:navy, ships]
  • “I get paid no matter how much time you spend in jail.”

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:lawyers, money, prison]
  • “- Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway: I was wondering if... how'd you would feel about my taking you to dinner tonight.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: Are you asking me out on a date?
    - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway: No...
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: It sounded like you were asking me out on a date.”

    Demi Moore - Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:date]
  • “It was what they were ordered to do. Out in the real world, it means nothing, and in the Washington navy yard it doesn't mean a whole lot more, but if you're a marine assigned rifle company Windward Guantánamo Bay Cuba, if you're given an order you follow it or you pack your bags.”
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:navy, order]
  • “- Lt. Daniel Kaffee: What's a fence line?
    - Capt. Whitaker: Sam.
    - Lt. Sam Weinberg: A big wall separating the good guys from the bad guys.”

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    Xander Berkeley - Capt. Whitaker
    Kevin Pollak - Lt. Sam Weinberg
  • “- Lt. Dave Spradling: I'm going to charge him with possession and being under the influence while on duty. You plead guilty, I recommend thirty days in the brig with loss of rank and pay.
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: It was oregano, Dave. It was ten dollars' worth of oregano.”

    Matt Craven - Lt. Dave Spradling
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:drugs, plants]
  • - Lt. Sam Weinberg: You've heard her. The girl sat here, pointed and said, "Pa". She did. She said, "Pa".
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: She was pointing at a mailbox, Sam.
    - Lt. Sam Weinberg: That's right. She was pointing as if to say, "Pa, look, a mailbox".

    Kevin Pollak - Lt. Sam Weinberg
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:children, talking]
  • “- Lt. Daniel Kaffee: How did you know where the mess hall was if it's not in this book?
    - Cpl. Jeffrey Barnes: Well, I guess I just followed the crowd at chow time, sir.”

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    Noah Wyle - Cpl. Jeffrey Barnes
    [Tag:awareness, eating]
  • “Is the colonel's underwear a matter of national security?”

    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
    [Tag:navy, questions]
  • “- Col. Nathan R. Jessup: How the hell is your dad, Danny?
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: He passed away seven years ago, sir.
    - Col. Nathan R. Jessup: Don't I feel like the fucking asshole?
    - Lt. Daniel Kaffee: Not at all sir.”

    Jack Nicholson - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
    Tom Cruise - Lt. Daniel Kaffee
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