Sgt. Elias
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Sgt. Elias (Character)
from Platoon (1986)

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Platoon (1986)
Sgt. Elias: I love this place at night, the stars. There's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.

[Elias, Barnes and O'Neill argue about what to do with the "cherries."]
Sgt. Elias: They don't know shit, Barnes, and chances are we're gonna run into something. Think about it.
Sgt. O'Neill: That's just great, Bob, and what do you want me to do? Send one of my guys out to get zapped so some lame-ass just in from the world can get his beauty sleep? No.
Sgt. Elias: Hey, O'Neill, take a break. You don't have to be a prick every day of you life, you know.

Sgt. Elias: What happened today was just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.
Chris Taylor: Come on. You really think so? Us?
Sgt. Elias: We been kicking other peoples asses for so long, I figured it's time we got ours kicked.

Sgt. Elias: Police up your extra ammo and frags. Don't leave nothing for the dinks.

[Chris Taylor takes his first hit of marijuana]
Sgt. Elias: First time?
Chris Taylor: Yeah.
Sgt. Elias: Then the worm has definitely turned for you, man. Feel good?
Chris Taylor: Yeah, it feels good. I got no pain in my neck now.
Sgt. Elias: Feeling good's good enough.

Sgt. Elias: Barnes believes in what he's doing.
Chris Taylor: And you? Do you believe?
Sgt. Elias: In '65, yeah. Now, no. What happened today is just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.

Sgt. Elias: Barnes! Barnes! What the fuck do you think you're doing?
Sgt. Barnes: Stay out of this, Elias. This ain't your show.
Sgt. Elias: You ain't a firing squad, you piece of shit.
[Elias and Barnes fight, the others try to stop them from fighting]
Sgt. Barnes: You're dead, Elias! I swear to fucking God, you're dead!

Sgt. Barnes: You don't tell me how to run my war, Elias! Now you go cryin' and rat-fuckin' the brigade on your own time, but out here, you belong to me! Now move!
Sgt. Elias: You're an asshole, Barnes.

Sgt. Barnes: You're dead, Elias! I swear to fuckin' God, you're dead!
Sgt. Elias: You're gonna do time in LBJ! This shit won't wash, you fucking puke!