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The Presidio (1988) Poster

(1988)

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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.

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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.

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Donna Caldwell: Say something.

Jay Austin: What?

Donna Caldwell: That's a start.

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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.

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Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Ah, shit on a stick.

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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?

Julius: Eight.

Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You want to live to be nine?

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Obviously he didn't win it for charm.

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Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: I've known buildings that were easier to talk to than you.

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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.

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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.

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Thug (unknown): Who the hell do you think you are?

Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: I'm the Infantry, sonny.

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Jay Austin: The reason why I'm here is because I'm interested in you, not your father.

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Jay Austin: You know what I'd like?

[smiles]

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]

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[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]

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