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  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: You can't handle the truth!
    Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can't handle the truth!


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: Downey wasn't in his room. Wasn't even there. That was an important bit of information. Don'tcha think?


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can't handle the truth!


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: I am a lawyer and an officer in the United States Marine Corps...and you're under arrest, you son of a bitch.
    Lt. Daniel Kaffee: I am a lawyer and an officer in the United States Navy... And you're under arrest, you son of a bitch.


  • Capt. Jack Ross: He's not about to have clients go to jail for life when he knows they could be home in six months.


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: You cant handle the truth! Son we live in a world that has walls, and those have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it you, you lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago's death 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 talk about parties; you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall! We use words like honor, code, loyalty, We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something, you use them as a punch line. I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn, what you think you are entitled to!
    Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You cant handle the truth! Son we live in a world that has walls, and those have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it you, you lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago's death 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 talk about parties; you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall! We use words like honor, code, loyalty, We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something, you use them as a punch line. I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn, what you think you are entitled to!


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: What do you wanna talk about now? My favorite color?


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
    Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: Did you order the code red?


  • Lt. Sam Weinberg: Why do you like them so much?
    Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway: Because they stand on a wall, and say "Nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."
    Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway: Because they stand on a wall, and say 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch.'


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: Should we or should we not follow follow the advice of the galactically stupid!


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can't handle the truth!


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: I run my unit how I run my unit. You want to investigate me, roll the dice and take your chances. I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill me, so don't think for one second that you can come down here, flash a badge, and make me nervous.


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: Wow. I'm actually getting sexually aroused.


  • Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: I want the truth!


  • Col. Nathan R. Jessep: You can't handle the truth!


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