The Presidio (1988)
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: What in the hell is "the Dead"?
Jay Austin: You wouldn't understand.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Try me.
Jay Austin: The Grateful Dead.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: The Grateful Dead?
Jay Austin: Grateful Dead.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: I don't understand.
Jay Austin: [sarcastically] That's a surprise.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Now, are you sure you want to have a fight? Because I'm only gonna use my thumb.
Bully in Bar: Thumb?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: My right thumb. Left one's much too powerful for you.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: You're not going out dressed like that, are you?
Donna Caldwell: Like what?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Well, you can see right through that dress. You might just as well go out without one.
Donna Caldwell: There's a thought.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: [to Julius] Now why don't you ask him how he won the Medal of Honor?
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: How old are you, Julius?
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You want to live to be nine?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Obviously he didn't win it for charm.
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: I've known buildings that were easier to talk to than you.
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You open your mouth one more time, and I'll shove your head so far up your ass, you'll be talking out of your armpit.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: We used to joke that being in the army was not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
Thug (unknown): Who the hell do you think you are?
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: I'm the Infantry, sonny.
Jay Austin: The reason why I'm here is because I'm interested in you, not your father.
Jay Austin: You know what I'd like?
Jay Austin: I'd like you to resist arrest. Just a little. God, I'd really like that.
[cuffs one hand]
Jay Austin: You have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorn -
[Col. Paul Lawrence elbows him in the face with free arm]
[Lt.Col Caldwell has just beaten up the bully in the bar who had started a fight with him]
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: You see these little oak leaves?
[points to the silver oak leaves on his lapels]
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: They're silver. That means I'm a lieutenant-colonel. If they were gold, THEN I'd be a major! Understand?
[hits the bully's head on the bar]
Bully in Bar: [grunts & nods] Yes sir!
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Now, next time you see an officer of the Army, you'll know how to recognize his rank!
[Lt-Col. Caldwell walks out of the bar]