“The War at Home” quotes(1996)
Plot – A guy is traumatized by the war after coming back home from Vietnam. He cannot resume his usual life and, furthermore, he has to deal with his father's guilt-feelings, his churchy mother and his sister who blames him because he cannot integrate himself.
All actors – Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Corin Nemec, Ann Hearn, Carla Gugino, Marcus H. Nelson, Michael Wiseman, Jena Kraus, Chad Morgan, Penelope Allenshow all
“The War at Home” Quotes 19 quotes
“- Jeremy Collier: You told me that more people die in car-wrecks each year than died in Vietnam.
- Bob Collier: Well, I may have said that...
- Jeremy Collier: Not 'may have', did!”
“- Jeremy Collier: The Indians saved the Pilgrims from starvin' to death, so the Pilgrims invited the Indians to share their first harvest feast.
- Maurine Collier: Well, I'm sure the Indians were all Christians by then.
- Jeremy Collier: Oh no, they weren't.”
“I wish they could would make Thanksgiving on a Sunday. Then everyone could go to a service before they eat with their families. It'd be more religious, like it was with the Pilgrims.”
“- Maurine Collier: I was taught to honor your father and mother. That's what I've tried to teach... I guess I'm not good enough to deserve that kind of respect!
- Karen Collier: Of course you are.”
“- Bob Collier: I think you should leave for for your own good, I think it's the right thing to do, and it's my responsibility as a father. Once you're away from here, and had time to think about, I think you'll agree.
- Jeremy Collier: I don't want it.
- Bob Collier: Well, I want you to have it.
- Jeremy Collier: No, you don't. You want me to...” (continue)(continue reading)
You know how in horrormovies the door is swinging back and forth from one hinge in front of a darkroom, and some stupid moron is walking up to it, just gonna go in, and you think to yourself, "Why is she doing that? Why is she going in there? What could possible make her go into that room? Doesn't she know better?".
“- Jeremy Collier: What are these personal problems that I have?
- Karen Collier: I don't know the medical term, but I suppose you could describe it as being a terminal jerk.”
“The history of my family, like the history of civilization, is the history of war. The getting into it, and outta it, and over it... and Vietnam should have been no different. But it was. It's final battle was fought on an unrecognized front, far from the shellings and the napalm and the guns and the shooting... it was a battle my brother Jeremy...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I wasn't screaming. I was using my loud voice.”
- Bob Collier: I know you had a rough time over there.
- Jeremy Collier: "Over there"! You can't even say it.
- Bob Collier: What?
- Jeremy Collier: Vietnam!
“- Melissa: They were scary, your letters.
- Jeremy Collier: They were scary 'cause I was scared.”
“- Jeremy Collier: I'm not having dinner
- Bob Collier: And why not?
- Jeremy Collier: I had a big breakfast.”