Joe Bonham
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Joe Bonham (Character)
from Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Joe: Inside me, I'm screaming and yelling and howling like a trapped animal... and nobody pays any attention. If I had arms, I could kill myself. If I had legs, I could run away. If I had a voice, I could talk and be some kind of company for myself. I could yell for help, but nobody would help me.

Joe: I don't know whether I'm alive and dreaming or dead and remembering.

Joe: When it comes my turn, will you want me to go?
Father: For democracy, any man would give his only begotten son.

Joe: There's a game out there, and the stakes are high. And the guy who runs it figures the averages all day long and all night long. Once in a while he lets you steal a pot. But if you stay in the game long enough, you've got to lose. And once you've lost there's no way back, no way at all.

[last lines]
Joe: S.O.S. Help me.

Christ: No arms?
Joe: I havn't got anything. I'm just like a piece of meat that keeps on living.

Christ: What you need is a miracle.
Joe: No, not a miracle. Just tell me that the rat is real and the way I am now is a dream.

Joe: The way I am, Kareen, the way it is with me, you'll never grow old. Because I keep you right here in my mind. And in my heart. Just the way you were when I saw you last. So you see, with me, you can't get old. Your hair will always stay brown, your skin will always be fresh like rain. I won't let one little wrinkle mark your face. I'll keep you beside me, young and beautiful forever. Because of all the people in the world, only with me will you be safe from time.

Johnny Got His Gun (2008)
Joe Bonham: Hurry, mother. Hurry and wake me up; I'm down here in the darkness and I'm having a nightmare!

Joe Bonham: Karen, it's me! I've come home! I'm back; I'm here!

Joe Bonham: Somebody, get this rat off me! See it hanging there? Somebody!