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  • Steamboat Willie: Fuck Hitler. Fuck Hitler !


  • Steamboat Willie: I say can you see ! I say can you see ! I... I say...


  • Pvt. Caparzo: Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town
    Pvt. Caparzo: Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town.
    Capt. John Miller: We're not here to do the decent thing. We're here to follow fuckin orders!


  • Private Richard Reiben: You gonna shoot me over Ryan!?
    Private Richard Reiben: You gonna shoot me over Ryan?
    Sgt. Horvath: No, I'm gonna shoot you couse I don't like you
    Sgt. Horvath: No, I'm gonna shoot you couse I don't like you!


  • Pvt. James Ryan: Picture a girl who just took a nosedive from the ugly tree and hit every branch coming down.


  • Sgt. Horvath: Maybe saving Private Ryan is the one decent thing we did in this war.


  • Cpl. Upham: So where you from, Captain? What did you do before the war?
    Capt. John Miller: What's the pool up to?
    Cpl. Upham: I think it's at 300.
    Capt. John Miller: I'll tell you what. When it gets to 500 then I'll tell you and we'll split it.
    Cpl. Upham: Well in that case, sir, as someone under your command, I would ask that we wait until it gets up 1000.
    Capt. John Miller: What if we don't live that long?
    Cpl. Upham: ...500?
    Capt. John Miller: 500.


  • Pvt. Mellish: He's good.
    Pvt. Caparzo: I love him.


  • Capt. John Miller: (struggling to speak)
    Capt. John Miller: [struggling to speak]
    Pvt. James Ryan: Whats that sir?
    Capt. John Miller: (pulling Ryan closer.) E-Earn this. Earn it.
    Capt. John Miller: [pulling Ryan closer] E-Earn this. Earn it.


  • Capt. John Miller: MAYBE YOU SHOULD SHUT UP!


  • Capt. John Miller: (Gets Bunker gunner's attention then jumps back into cover)
    Capt. John Miller: [get's Bunker gunner's attention then jumps back into cover]
    Sgt. Horvath: If your Mother saw you do that she'd be very upset!
    Capt. John Miller: I thought you were my mother.


  • Pvt. Caparzo: Sir, the decent thing would be to take her to the next town
    Pvt. Caparzo: Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.
    Capt. John Miller: We're not here to do the decent thing...we're here to follow fuckin' orders.


  • Pvt. James Ryan: It doesn't make any sense. It doesn't make any sense, sir. Why? Why do I deserve to go? Why not any of these guys? They all fought just as hard as me.
    Capt. John Miller: Is that what they're suppose to tell your mother when they send her another folded American flag?
    Pvt. James Ryan: Tell her that when you found me I was here and I was with the only brothers that I have left and that there was no way I was gonna desert them. I think she'll understand that. There's no way I'm leaving this bridge.


  • Sergeant Hill: Gotta get this god damn hitchhiker out my boot!
    Sergeant Hill: I can get this goddamn hitchhiker out of my boot.


  • Sgt. Horvath: Maybe I should flank left ser
    Sgt. Horvath: Maybe I should flank left sir.
    Capt. John Miller: The way you run, I don't think so
    Capt. John Miller: The way you run, I don't think so.


  • Pvt. Caparzo: I dont see the point of wasting eight guys for one does anyone else see this logic.


  • Pvt. Mellish: Your father was circumcised by my Rabbi you prick!


  • Capt. John Miller: You're the doctor! Tell us what you need!
    T/4 Medic Wade: I... could use... some more... of those painkillers...


  • Pvt. Caparzo: Really? You're gonna shoot me?
    Corporal Henderson: I'm gonna shoot you 'cause I don't like you!


  • T/4 Medic Wade: Momma... I'm comin' home... Momma... Momma... (dies)
    T/4 Medic Wade: Momma... I'm comin' home... Momma... Momma... [dies]


  • Pvt. Caparzo: Don't shoot! Let 'em burn!


  • Capt. John Miller: Ryan... earn it. Earn it...


  • Private Richard Reiben: Great. Now we have to surrender our socks.


  • Capt. John Miller: earn this...
    Capt. John Miller: Earn this...


  • Pvt. Mellish: Maybe I should go up the middle sir.
    Sgt. Horvath: Maybe I should go up the middle, sir.
    Capt. John Miller: The way you run, I don't think so.
    Capt. Miller: The way you run, I don't think so.
    Pvt. Mellish: Maybe I should go left sir.
    Sgt. Horvath: Maybe I should go left, sir.
    Capt. John Miller: Maybe you should shut up!
    Capt. Miller: Maybe you should shut up!


  • Pvt. Jackson: PARKER, GET DOOOOWN!!!!!!!!!! (Explosion)
    Pvt. Jackson: Parker, get down! [explosion]


  • Ryan as Old Man: Tell me I've lived a good life. Tell me I'm a good man.


  • Private Richard Reiben: You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?
    Capt. John Miller: Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?
    T/4 Medic Wade: Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.
    Private Richard Reiben: Hey, Doc, I got a mother, all right? I mean, you got a mother. Sarge's got a mother. I mean, [he turns and looks at Miller, who has a bemused expression on his face] shit, I bet even the captain's got a mother.
    Private Richard Reiben: Well, maybe not the captain, but the rest of us got mothers.


  • Capt. John Miller: It's like finding a needle in a stack of needles.


  • Capt. John Miller: Earn this!!!
    Capt. John Miller: Earn this!


  • Capt. John Miller: Gripes go up not down, Reiben. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.
    Capt. John Miller: Gripes go up not down.
    Capt. John Miller: Gripes go up not down. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.
    Private Richard Reiben: You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer.


  • Private Richard Reiben: I will wear him like underwear, Sir!


  • Capt. John Miller: Earn this.


  • Pvt. Jackson: What I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler... with a clean line of sight... Pack your bags, fellas. War's over. Amen.


  • Capt. John Miller: "The Statue of Liberty is kaput" - that's disconcerting.


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