Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
David Poole: Gilman, may I remind you that I have friends who have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of human life? I pick up the phone, I have your head in a bag on my desk tomorrow morning.
David Poole: Deal. And, uh, Gilman? I'd still have somebody taste your food.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: You slept with the wife of General "Kill-'em-all-and-let-God-sort-them-out" Richardson?
David Poole: I thought it was his daughter.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Oh yeah, he would've been fine with that.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Does anybody else here know how to work an elephant?
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford: I was in love with a fat woman once, but she never listened to me.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Poole? Can you get me some more of that water buffalo tranquilizer?
David Poole: Really enjoyed that, didn't you Doyle? Linh was right, you ARE weird.
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford: [Bo-Tat has vomitted on the boat deck] My kids are gonna ask me: "Daddy, what's the worst thing you saw in the war?" After this, there's no contest!
Y B'ham: [about Linh] Boy have no family. All killed.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: You mean in the war?
Y B'ham: No, hit by falling star... Yes, in war.
[Goddard is singing along to a record of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - badly]
Capt. Sam Cahill: Is it my ears, or has your singing actually gotten worse?
Goddard: Must be your ears, it was already as bad as it could be!
Capt. Sam Cahill: He gave us the best intelligence on the V.C.'s location that we ever got.
Goddard: Well, what can I say? I love America.
[He motions to a framed photo of Lyndon Johnson on his dashboard. Cahill picks it up and flips it over, showing a photo of Ho Chi Minh]
Capt. Sam Cahill: He gave the V.C. their best intelligence on our location, too.
Goddard: What can I say? I love everybody.
David Poole: You know something? This country's really beautiful.
Sp5 Lawrence Farley: Yeah. Kind of reminds me of home.
David Poole: [suddenly acid] Oh, really? How exactly does this remind you of home?
Sp5 Lawrence Farley: Well...
David Poole: No, Farley, tell me, what is it? The spirit-crushing humidity? The disease-bearing insects? Or is it that special feeling that comes from the knowledge that at any given moment, a sniper's bullet could come spiralling towards your forehead?
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Poole, where are you going?
David Poole: Saigon!
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Get back here!
Capt. Sam Cahill: Poole, do you want me to call General Richardson?
David Poole: [turns around] Yeah, Cahill! Yeah, I do! Call General Richardson!I'll get him on the phone for you right now! Because I am sick and tired...
[He fumbles with his radio set, then just drops it]
David Poole: That's it! I've had it! I was on a plane that almost crashed, I came this close to being killed by an angry mob, and now look at my uniform! It's covered in elephant crap! So you really think I give a damn whether or not you call General Richardson, and tell him I slept with his wife, huh?
Capt. Sam Cahill: What if the NVA isn't the first to come along here? What if it's a bunch of school children walking home? Did you ever think about that? No! Why? Because guys like you don't think things through!
[pokes Doyle in the forehead]
Capt. T.C. Doyle: Me? What about you? You've got six people and an elephant risking their lives so that you can go home with a clear conscience. You're afraid that when you're standing up on that rooftop with your brother in Fort Lauderdale, looking back over your sparkling military career, you're not gonna like what you see! So you want to do one good thing before you go, which is great! But your one good thing isn't pulling a kid out of a burning building, or diving on a grenade, it's THIS! And because it's THIS, it involves us! But you didn't think about that, did you? NO! Why? Because guys like you don't think things through!
[slaps Cahill on the head]
C-123 Pilot: [to the troops] Gentleman, I'm responsible for anything that goes in this cargo hold, now if that thing even twitches, you're gonna see an elephant fly.
Lt. Quang, NVA: [after refusing to fire] I did not join this army to shoot elephants, especially ones that fly.
Capt. Sam Cahill: Y B'ham doesn't stare off into space because he's a wise old soul. He's as blind as a bat!
Y B'ham: Ibham not blind! Ibham can...
[Chaill holds a knife to his neck]
Y B'ham: Ibham is blind.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: [to Cahill, after the ceremony with Botat] When you're standing on a roof with your brother in Fort Lauderdale, I think you're really gonna enjoy the view.
David Poole: [after Cahill and Doyle's argument almost throws Farley off the bridge] Yep. I'm REAL happy about my decision to stick with you guys.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: [upset about their situation on the boat] I should be on a top secret mission with crack commandos but instead, I'm in an episode of McHale's Navy starring Dumbo, Mr. French, and the Three Stooges!
Lihn: [really upset at the soldiers] You nice American? You think you're Number One? You Number Ten!