“Rules of Engagement” quotes(2000)
Plot – Colonel Terry Childers, a highly decorated officer who fought in Vietnam, Beirut and in Desert Storm, is a veteran of the Marine corps with 30 years of career behind him: in short, he's a hero. Now the same country he has served so faithfully puts him on trial because of a rescue mission ended up in tragedy. He chooses as his lawyer Colonel Hays Hodges, a brother-in-arms to whom he saved the life. Hodges isn't the best lawyer around, but Childers trusts him blindly because he understands his actions. Driven by duty and friendship, Hodges accepts the case with some reluctance as he's starting to doubt Childers too.
All actors – Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood, Philip Baker Hall, Dale Dye, Amidou, Mark Feuerstein, Richard McGonagleshow all
“Rules of Engagement” Quotes 10 quotes
“- Hodges: You ever had a pissed-off Marine on your ass?
- Sokal: Is that a threat?
- Hodges: Oh, yes, sir.”
“- Major Biggs: There are rules and Marines are sworn to uphold them.
- Childers: I was not going to stand by and see another Marine die just to live by those fucking rules.”
“I live for the privilege of commanding troops, I think it's the greatest honor an American can have...”
“- Hodges: I'll make you a deal. If you can tell me right now what the life expectancy was for second lieutenant dropped into a hot LZ in Vietnam in 1968, I'll tell you everything I remember about Ca Lu.
- Major Biggs: One week.
- Hodges: Negative. Sixteen minutes. Sixteen fucking minutes. That's all I remember about Ca Lu.”
“- Captain Lee: Be advised I have women and children in my line of fire! I got snipers in the buildings at 400 meters! How copy, over?
- Childers: What is it about this order you don't understand, Captain Lee?
- Captain Lee: Sir, are you ordering me to fire into the crowd? Over!
- Childers: Yes, God damn it! Waste the motherfuckers!”
“There are over three hundred bullet holes in this building. Colonel Childers didn't open fire, he returned fire. And he waited until after three of his Marines were dead and another lay mortally wounded. He waited until he was personally under heavy fire. He waited until he saw that crowd holding weapons, only then did he order his men to return...” (continue)(continue reading)