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.
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?
Lawrence Bourne III: Just a minute, stewardess!
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.
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?
At Toon: Ya know, there is something to be said about just playing with yourself.
At Toon: Don't kill me! Don't kill me! I haven't had a woman yet!
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.
Lawrence Bourne III: It's not that I can't help these people. It's just I don't want to.
Chung Mee: We must all do what we must do, for if we do not, then what we must do does not get done.
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.
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!
Bootsy: I'm the valedictorian at Smith.
[Leaves holding her clothes]
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.
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!
John Reynolds: Bourne? Hey, I got a telegram about you.
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?
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?
Lawrence Bourne III: [throwing cigarettes and gum to the villagers] That's right, Lawrence Bournes III; rich American.
Beth Wexler: [attempting to speak Thai to the village women] Germs make you sick. That is why we give medicine to help kill you.
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.
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]