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(1985)

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John Reynolds: I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm gonna kill you, I'm gonna skin you, and I'm going to use your shin bone for a pencil box.

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Chung Mee: Opium is my business. The bridge mean more traffic. More traffic mean more business. More business mean money. More money mean more power.

Lawrence Bourne III: Yeah, well, before I commit any of that to memory, would there be anything in this for me?

Chung Mee: Speed is important in business. Time is money.

Lawrence Bourne III: You said opium was money.

Chung Mee: Money is Money.

Lawrence Bourne III: Well then, what is time again?

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Lawrence Bourne III: Just a minute, stewardess!

Tammy: Yes?

Lawrence Bourne III: Could you get the pilot to send a telegram for me?

[Writes down message]

Lawrence Bourne III: 'Dear Dad. Have made terrible mistake and joined the Peace Corps. Please arrange to have me brought home at once. Your loving son, blah, blah, blah Lawrence'.

Tammy: Are you sure?

Lawrence Bourne III: Do I look like I'm associated with this hootenanny? And when you come back, bring me something with alcohol in it.

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Lawrence Bourne III: Well, look at the time. We've been talking for over ten hours. You know, Beth; we'll be awfully busy once we get to Loon Ta. Why don't we take tonight for ourselves; little dinner, dancing and then see what develops. You know, there's only one thing we haven't shared.

Beth Wexler: You mean you spent that time talking to me and being nice so that you could have sex with me?

Lawrence Bourne III: Well, yes. I mean I think I've put in the hours, don't you?

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At Toon: Ya know, there is something to be said about just playing with yourself.

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At Toon: Don't kill me! Don't kill me! I haven't had a woman yet!

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Tom Tuttle: Let's face it: you're afraid and you have a damn good reason to be. Albert Spear once said, "Fear is victory's fuel!" Oh, you spend a few years with me, pal, and we are going to turn that fear into high octane.

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Lawrence Bourne III: It's not that I can't help these people. It's just I don't want to.

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Chung Mee: We must all do what we must do, for if we do not, then what we must do does not get done.

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Lawrence Bourne III: I need to have a talk with you; sort of a little father-son chat.

Lawrence Bourne Jr: Have we ever done this before?

Lawrence Bourne III: No, we're breaking new wind. Dad, I need $28,000; it's the matter of a little gambling debt. I can assure you it will never happen again.

Lawrence Bourne Jr: Well, I must say it doesn't surprise me. You have been a constant disappointment to your mother and me ever since the day we brought you home from the orphanage.

Lawrence Bourne III: Stop it, Dad. You know I'm not adopted.

Lawrence Bourne Jr: [Puts his head in his hands] I know, but please; just allow me this little fantasy.

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Kent Sutcliffe: Bourne, it's eight o'clock. Graduation breakfast is at nine, graduation is at ten.

Lawrence Bourne III: Well, Bootsy, we'd better get down to the real sex then.

Bootsy: Graduation! My speech.

[leaps out of bed]

Bootsy: I don't even have a theme yet!

[to Kent]

Bootsy: I'm the valedictorian at Smith.

[Leaves holding her clothes]

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Tom Tuttle: I don't understand it. I explained the bridge; everything was A-Okay. Then I mentioned the teakwood we'd be using, and they went all heathen on me.

At Toon: The problem is, you're an asshole.

Tom Tuttle: All right, let's not get personal.

[pause. Realizes he should be shocked to hear a villager speaking English]

Tom Tuttle: Who said that?

Lawrence Bourne III: It should have been me.

At Toon: You're an asshole, Peace Corps guy. You can't cut down those trees. They're sacred! The spirit that guards the village lives in those trees. Don't they teach you nothing?

Lawrence Bourne III: [to Tom] He might be just a marvelous mimic.

[to At Toon]

Lawrence Bourne III: You speak English.

At Toon: As good as him. You better pick another set of trees, 'cause no one touches those, Champ.

Tom TuttleLawrence Bourne III: [laughing] Champ!

Lawrence Bourne III: Who are you?

At Toon: I'm At Toon. I spent four years in American school in Bangkok. I'm the sharpest thing this village ever seen, so they sent me. Big deal, less headaches here!

Lawrence Bourne III: Astonishing.

At Toon: Believe it, Hot Rod!

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John Reynolds: Bourne? Hey, I got a telegram about you.

[Reads telegram]

John Reynolds: You must have some friends in pretty high places, Bourne.

Lawrence Bourne III: Yah... Well, we do consider Washington our general store.

John Reynolds: Damndest thing I ever saw. Training waiver, vocational approval; just like that - you're officially in the Peace Corps.

Lawrence Bourne III: [Looses his cool. Cigarette drops from his mouth] HEY! John... John... John, this is ridiculous. Now, I am obviously not of Peace Corps fiber. It's not that I can't help these people, it's just that... I don't want to.

John Reynolds: You know, looking at you, I think that two years in Loon Ta might do you some good.

Tom Tuttle: [Breaks in; enthusiastically shakes John's hand] Hi! Tom Tuttle from Tacoma Washington. Where do we saddle up for Loon Ta?

Tom Tuttle: He's going, too?

Tom Tuttle: Hey! Larry!

John Reynolds: Yeah, I'll be taking y'all by chopper

Tom Tuttle: Chopper! Holy Cow! All, right, I call shotgun on this one! I got dibs on that, Larry, sorry.

[Turns to shake hands with Beth]

Tom Tuttle: Tom Tuttle, Tacoma Washington.

Beth Wexler: Hi. Beth. Are you going to Loon Ta?

Tom Tuttle: Loon Ta! Come on, I'll give you a hand.

[They go to find Beth's bags]

Lawrence Bourne III: I'm stationed with him?

[John nods]

Lawrence Bourne III: John, for what I'm about to do, you should be ashamed.

[Lawrence gets down on his knees]

Lawrence Bourne III: I'd like to go home, please. Please, can I go home? Just let me go home. Can I go home?

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Lawrence Bourne III: [throwing cigarettes and gum to the villagers] That's right, Lawrence Bournes III; rich American.

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Beth Wexler: [attempting to speak Thai to the village women] Germs make you sick. That is why we give medicine to help kill you.

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At Toon: What have you learned, Dorothy?

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Beth Wexler: [Lawrence is trying to talk Beth into bed] I thought we were becoming friends!

Lawrence Bourne III: This is what I do with my friends.

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John Reynolds: There's no one else, Bourne. Just you, me, and Mike

[holding up his knife]

John Reynolds: . Now get up.

Lawrence Bourne III: You know there was never a time where brains didn't triumph over brawn. And I've got brains.

John Reynolds: Oh, yeah?

Lawrence Bourne III: Hey, is that a Russian MiG-25?

John Reynolds: [looking up at the sky] Where?

[Lawrence punches John, knocking him off the bridge]

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Bootsy: Outta my way, Peckerhead!

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