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: Well Oddball, what do you think? Oddball
: It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers. Big Joe
: Hey look, you just keep them Tigers busy and we'll take care of the rest. Oddball
: The only way I got to keep them Tigers busy is to LET THEM SHOOT HOLES IN ME! Crapgame
: Hey, Oddball, this is your hour of glory. And you're chickening out! Oddball
: To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers. Kelly
: Nobody's asking you to be a hero. Oddball
: No? Then YOU sit up in that turret baby. Kelly
: No, because you're gonna be up there, baby, and I'll be right outside showing you which way to go. Oddball
: Yeah? Kelly
: Yeah. Oddball
: Crazy... I mean like, so many positive waves... maybe we can't lose, you're on!
: Hey, Oddball, this is your moment of glory. And you're chickening out! Oddball
: To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three tigers.
[the lone obstacle to the sought-after gold is a solitary tank guarding the bank
: Then make a DEAL! Big Joe
: What kind of deal? Crapgame
: A DEAL, deal! Maybe the guy's a Republican. "Business is business," right?
: Who is that guy, Crapgame? Crapgame
: Him? Name's Kelly. Used to be a lieutenant, pretty good one, too, till they gave him orders to attack the wrong hill. Wiped out a half a company of G.I.'s. Somebody had to get the blame and he got picked.
: God almighty, you guys smell like you fell into a dung heap! Crapgame
: Kinda makes ya homesick, don't it? Pvt. Willard
: [to Pvt. Cowboy
] You know it does, kinda ,don't it old buddy?
: [into field phone
] Hogan? Yeah, it's me. Listen... I gotta favor to ask ya. Will you quit cryin... I haven't even asked ya yet! What the Hell's the matter with you?
Pvt. Little Joe
: Kelly's even got us armor support. Big Joe
: [facing Kelly
] What armor? Crapgame
] Three Shermans from the 321st. Big Joe
: [still facing Kelly
] Who's in command? Crapgame
: It's a top line outfit, I personally recommend these guys. Big Joe
: [turning to Crapgame
] Now you butt out, hustler, the only time you come out of the ground is when you smell a profit. Crapgame
: Oh, yeah, well I'm comin' out now, because Kelly's got the perfect caper. Big Joe
: Sure for you it's a vacation. Six days out of seven you're behind the lines, we're at the broken end of a bottle all the time, so you, BUTT OUT!
[turning back to Kelly
] Big Joe
: Who's in command? Kelly
: A guy named Oddball. Big Joe
: Oddball! He's a freak! Kelly
: He's got three Shermans all ready to go. Big Joe
: What kind of a guarantee is that? "He's ready to go." He's a nut! Pvt. Jonesey
: Well we're all nuts, or we wouldn't be here!
: [Muttering in the minefield
] Coulda been in the States playing ping-pong; volleyball... Plenty of broads... Who the hell needs all this? Gonna get my knife & get the hell outta here. Eaaa, lousy equipment! Now I gotta lift up this CANNON; carry it all the way to the front line someplace. Damned thing is heavier that Kelsey's burgers!
: [Crapgame finds a mine in the minefield
] Hey! I found one! Big Joe
: What kind is it? Crapgame
: The kind that blows up! How the Hell do I know what kind it is?
: [about Oddball's Captain
] He hasn't been reported as dead yet - I've been collecting his whiskey.
: Big Joe, do I gotta carry all this equipment, and this satchel charge, and this .30-caliber machine gun too? Big Joe
: Nah, give the .30-caliber to the hustler. He wants to be a hero.
[Willard and Cowboy share a chuckle before Willard brings the machine gun to Crapgame
] Pvt. Willard
: Here ya are, ol' buddy.
[walks away laughing
: Thanks! Get yourself a bucket of grits!
: What is this? Huh? What is this, a ballgame? Who are these guys? Oddball
: Their my friends, Crapgame. Crapgame
: And who is that bunch of refugees over there? Oddball
: The band. Crapgame
: The band? What do we need a band for? Oddball
: Have a little faith, Crapgame. They're beautiful people.