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(1981)

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Brian Moreland: Sir, how could they do this?

General Harlan Bache: With the stroke of a pen, sir. Their field of honor was a desktop.

Brian Moreland: Honor doesn't count for shit when you're looking at a dead little boy.

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General Harlan Bache: Was I scared! I must have lost fifty pounds, all of it brown.

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Alex Dwyer: What the hell were you doing back there?

David Shawn: At least I had your ass over the grinder and it's okay enough to thank me, shithead!

Brian Moreland: Hut! What's the problem?

Alex Dwyer: The problem is that this asshole just shot the town!

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David Shawn: Hey, Brian, Dungeons and Dragons game tonight?

Brian Moreland: Nah, not tonight, Shawn.

Alex Dwyer: Nice of you to ask.

David Shawn: [gives Dwyer the finger]

Alex Dwyer: Have a good day.

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David Shawn: Brian, Dungeons and Dragons game tonight?

Brian Moreland: Can't.

[David flips Alex the finger]

Alex Dwyer: Have a good day.

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[Firing machine gun]

David Shawn: It's beautiful, man!

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[the cadets have taken over the academy]

Master Sergeant Kevin Moreland: Let me tell 'em it was growing pains - the wrong execution of the right idea.

Brian Moreland: "The wrong execution of the right idea"?

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Colonel Kerby: You're not a soldier! I'm a soldier, with the career goal of all soldiers - staying alive in situations where it ain't all that easy to do! You're a death-lover. Some sorry son of a bitch has got you convinced that dying for a cause is oh, so romantic. Well, that's the worst kind of all the kinds of bullshit there is!

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David Shawn: [about firing his assault rifle at the townies and cops, to facilitate their escape] I saw my duty, and I did it.

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Parent: Sergeant, we aren't in the Army.

Master Sergeant Kevin Moreland: No need for apologies.

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Brian Moreland: I don't ever want to see what I just saw out there.

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J.C. Pierce: [the truck won't start] Aw, shit!

Alex Dwyer: Want me to check under the hood?

J.C. Pierce: For what?

Alex Dwyer: I'll know when I get there, won't I?

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Brian Moreland: We have a home here. We think it's something worth defending.

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General Harlan Bache: [Bache is talking with Moreland and the outgoing Cadet Major, on the occassion of Moreland's ascendancy to the same rank for the next class] Honor. Burglar-proof, fool-proof, weather-proof, one hundred-proof.

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Brian Moreland: They want us to be good little boys now so we can fight some war for them in the future. Some war they'll decide on. We'd rather fight our own war right now.

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Brian Moreland: Don't let friendship keep you here.

Alex Dwyer: Don't worry.

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J.C. Pierce: Dwyer, this is starting to be a real emergency situation here.

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David Shawn: Take off that berret.

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Charlie Auden: [Shawn shoves him aside] Thank you, sir.

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