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John Matrix (Character)
from Commando (1985)

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Commando (1985)
[Matrix has thrown a pipe through Bennett]
John Matrix: Let off some steam, Bennett.

Sully: Here, have some beers in Val Verde, Matrix. It'll give everyone a little more time with your daughter.
Henriques: [Henriques laughs]
Matrix: You're a funny guy Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last.

John Matrix: Where is she, Sully?
Sully: Kiss my ass!
John Matrix: I can't hear you!
Sully: I'll say it a little louder, get fucked!
John Matrix: [holds Sully upside-down over a cliff by his leg] Listen, loyalty is very touching. But it is not the most important thing in your life right now! But what IS important is gravity! I have to remind you Sully, this is my weak arm!
Sully: You can't kill me Matrix! You need me to find your daughter!
John Matrix: Where is she?
Sully: I don't know. But Cooke knows, I'll take you to where I'm supposed to meet him!
John Matrix: But you won't.
Sully: Why not?
John Matrix: [holds the hotel key he stole from Sully that Cooke is staying at] Because I already know. Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?
Sully: That's right, Matrix! You did!
John Matrix: I lied.
[Matrix releases Sully, who falls to his demise]

Cindy: Can you tell me what this is all about?
John Matrix: Yeah, a guy I trusted for years wants me dead.
Cindy: That's understandable. I've only known you for five minutes and I want you dead, too.

Cooke: You scared, motherfucker? Well, you should be, because this Green Beret is going to kick your big ass!
John Matrix: I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!
Cindy: [hiding under a table] I can't believe this macho bullshit...

Bennett: Sully'll make sure you get on the plane, Henriques'll stay with you, make sure you get off. I don't hear from either one of 'em, she's dead.
John Matrix: How much are they paying you, Bennett?
Bennett: They offered me a hundred grand. You wanna know something? When I found out I could get my hands on you, I said I'd do it for nothing.
Henriques: Hey, hold it!
[Henriques and Sully grabs Matrix]
John Matrix: I'll be back, Bennett!
Bennett: John... I'll be ready, John.

Bennett: [after he shot Matrix] John! How's your arm John?
John Matrix: [hidden behind a wall] Come over and find out!
Bennett: No thanks, I think I'll take a pass. John, stick your head out, one shot, right between the eyes, I'll make it quick, just for old time sake.
John Matrix: Bennett, stop screwing around and let the girl go, it's me that you want, I only have one arm, you can beat me!
[Bennett laughs]
John Matrix: [Comes out from hidden place] Come on Bennett, throw away the chicken shit gun, you don't just want to pull the trigger, you want to put the knife in me, and look me in the eye, and see what's going on in there when you turn it, that's what you want to do, right?
Bennett: I can kill you John!
John Matrix: Come on, let the girl go, just between you and me, don't deprive yourself of some pleasure, come on Bennett, let's party!
Bennett: I can beat you, I don't need the girl.
[laughs]
Bennett: I DON'T NEED THE GIRL!
[throws Jenny away]
Bennett: I don't need the gun John. I can beat you. I DON'T NEED NO GUN!
[Pulls out his knife]
Bennett: And I'll KILL YOU NOW!

John Matrix: Don't break radio silence until they see me.
Cindy: How will I know?
John Matrix: Because all fucking hell is going to break loose.

John Matrix: [after killing a man in the plane] Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.

[Cooke aims a gun at Matrix]
Cooke: Fuck you, asshole!
[Cooke squeezes the trigger, but the gun clicks empty]
John Matrix: Fuck *you*, asshole.

Cindy: What happened to Sully?
John Matrix: I let him go.

[Plane will not start]
John Matrix: Come on, you piece of shit! Fly or DIE!
[bangs on console and the plane starts up]
John Matrix: Works every time.

Major General Franklin Kirby: Leave anything for us?
John Matrix: Just bodies.

[Cindy uses a rocket launcher]
John Matrix: Where did you learn how to do that?
Cindy: I read the instructions.

John Matrix: We'll take Cooke's car. He won't be needing it.

Cindy: You don't even have a car.
[Matrix pushes Sully's overturned car back upright]
John Matrix: Now I do.

Cindy: You steal my car, you rip the seat out, you kidnap me, you ask me to help you find your daughter which I very kindly do, and then you get me involved in a shoot out where people are dying and there's blood spurting all over the place, and then I watch you rip a phone booth out of a wall, swing from the ceiling like Tarzan, and then there's a cop that's going to shoot you and I save you and they start chasing me! Are you going to tell me what's going on or what?
John Matrix: No.

Western Flight Attendant: Any carry-on luggage?
John Matrix: [pointing to Henriques] Just him.
Henriques: [to Matrix] Open your mouth again and I'll nail it shut.

John Matrix: A guy I trusted for years wants me dead.
Cindy: I've only known you five minutes and I want you dead, too.

John Matrix: Come on, Bennett, throw away that chicken-shit gun. You don't just want to pull a trigger. Put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going on in there when you turn it.

Diaz: Mellow out man. We can't talk business with you waving guns in people's faces. Your daughter is safe, Colonel. Now whether she stays that way is up to you. My people, they got some business with you. And if you want your kid back, then you gotta cooperate, right?
John Matrix: Wrong.
[shoots Diaz between the eyes]

[Matrix declines an offer to resume his unit]
John Matrix: This was the last time.
Major General Franklin Kirby: Until a next time.
[pause]
John Matrix: No chance.

John Matrix: [reading about Boy George in a pop magazine] Why don't they just call him Girl George? It would cut down on the confusion.
Jenny Matrix: Oh, Dad, that is so old.
John Matrix: Ha Ha. You know when I was a boy and rock'n'roll came to East Germany, the communists said it was subversive.
[thinks and smiles]
John Matrix: Maybe they were right.

Arius: Do you remember me, Colonel?
John Matrix: I remember you, scumbag! Especially the people you've tortured and killed!

Arius: Now that I have you, you will do exactly as I tell you.
John Matrix: Fuck you.

Cindy: Where are we going?
John Matrix: Shopping.
Cindy: Shopping?

John Matrix: What's wrong?
Cindy: This isn't a plane, this is a canoe with wings!
John Matrix: Well then, get in and start paddling!

John Matrix: Keep an eye out, they'll be coming. You're downwind, the air currents might tip them off
Jackson: Downwind?
[looks at Matrix like he's crazy]
Jackson: You think I could smell them coming?
John Matrix: I did.

John Matrix: Bennett! I thought you were...
Bennett: Dead? You thought wrong. Ever since you had me thrown out of your unit, I've waited to pay you back.
Bennett: Do you know what today is Matrix? Pay day!

Bennett: John, I feel good. Just like old times. What's it feel like to be a dying man? You're a dead man, John!
John Matrix: Bullshit!

John Matrix: [pulling Sully out of the telephone booth] You son of a bitch!

John Matrix: All I care about is Jenny.

John Matrix: Bennett, I thought you were...
Bennett: Dead? You thought wrong. Ever since you had me thrown out of the unit, I've waited to pay you back. You know what today is Matrix?
[Matrix doesn't say anything, he just stares at Bennett with a surprised look on his face]
Bennett: Pay day.
[Bennett fires a tranquilizer into Matrix's stomach. Matrix passes out almost instantly]

[John Matrix, fully restrained in chains, comes out of sedation from being tranquilized. Bennett, Sully, Henriques, and despotic former dictator Arius are staring down at him]
Bennett: [to John] Tranquilizers.
[lunges at him menacingly]
Bennett: I wanted to use the real THING!
John Matrix: Where's Jenny?
[to his shock, John sees Arius]
Arius: [Hispanic voice] You remember me, Colonel?
John Matrix: I remember you, scumbag! Especially the people you've tortured and killed!
Arius: Colonel Matrix, you do not understand a country like Val Verde. It is a country that needs a president who has an understanding of discipline.
John Matrix: Why tell me?
Arius: Because you're going to return to Val Verde and you are going to kill the president that you helped to overthrow me.
John Matrix: Why don't you have Bennett do it? Sounds like something he would get off on.
Arius: Because President Velasquez trusts you, Colonel. After all, he made you the hero of the revolution. Why, Captain Bennett left, shall we say, uh, under a cloud. Yes?
John Matrix: Yeah, 'cause he enjoyed killing a little TOO much.
Bennett: Your training, Matrix.
Arius: You can get close to President Velasquez. You will kill him. You know, Colonel, we went to a lot of trouble to find you.We had to pretend Captain Bennett's death so that General Kirby would become agitated and lead us to you, and now that I have you, you will do exactly as I tell you.
John Matrix: Fuck you.
[Bennett walks to the door panel. Sully twist John's head to the left. Bennett opens the door and John sees Cooke, one of Arius' henchmen, rolling out Jenny, tied up and restrained in a chair]
Jenny Matrix: [muffles in tears] Daddy!
John Matrix: [shocked] Jenny!
[Sully and Cooke draw their guns whilst Bennett puts his knife right to Jenny's neck]
John Matrix: Oh, you bastards!
Arius: Colonel Matrix, if you kill President Velasquez, I will send her back to you. If you try anything else, I will mail her to you in pieces.