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: We used to joke that being in the army was not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
[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! You understand?
Bully in Bar: [grunts & nods] Yes sir!
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: That's good. Because the next time you see an officer of the Army, you'll be able to recognize his rank... and he won't get pissed off, and accidentally hurt you. Understand?
Bully in Bar: Yes sir.
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Good.
[Lt-Col. Caldwell punches him and walks out of the bar]
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.
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.
Thug (unknown): Who the hell do you think you are?
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: I'm the Infantry, sonny.
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. 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.