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Tears of the Sun (2003) Poster

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Lt. A.K. Waters: Here's the deal: it's been strongly suggested that we turn over Arthur and abandon these refugees out here in the bush. I'll tell you right now: I'm not gonna do that. Can't do that. Broke my own rule - started to give a fuck. And brought you guys along with me. We're about to walk into some serious shit. Before we do, I just like to hear what you guys have to say about it. That's all. Speak freely.

Kelly Lake: My opinion, Sir: we cut our losses. This isn't our fuckin' war. As far as me being in or out, you know the answer to that.

Danny 'Doc' Kelley: Let's get these people to safety. Let's finish the job.

Demetrius 'Silk' Owens: I can't leave 'em, Sir.

Jason 'Flea' Mabry: I'm good to go.

Lt. A.K. Waters: What 'bout you, Red?

James 'Red' Atkins: I can't look at 'em like packages anymore. I'm gonna get 'em out or I'm gonna die tryin'.

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[last title card]

Title card: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke

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Lt. A.K. Waters: [to Arthur, after Okeze's death] Listen to me! This man is dead. If you don't want his death to be meaningless, it's time for you to become a fuckin' man and get your people into Cameroon! Now cowboy the fuck up! Got it?

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Lt. A.K. Waters: I broke my own rule. I started to give a fuck... and I brought you guys along with me.

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Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew: Those Africans are my people too. For all the years that we have been told to stand down and stand by, you doin' the right thing.

Lt. A.K. Waters: For our sins.

Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew: Hooyah.

Lt. A.K. Waters: Hooyah.

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Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew: LT! Rules of Engagement!

Lt. A.K. Waters: We're already engaged.

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Father Gianni: Go with God!

Lt. A.K. Waters: God already left Africa.

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[last lines]

Patience: We love you, Lena. All of us. We will always love you.

Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks: I love you too.

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[first lines]

Female news reader: [voiceover] The tension that had been brewing for months in Nigeria exploded yesterday as exiled General Mustafa Yakubu orchestrated a swift and violent coup against the democratically elected government of President Samuel Azuka. In a land with 120 million people and over 250 ethnic groups, there'd been a long-standing history of ethnic enmity, particularly between the Fulani Moslems in the north and Christian Ibo in the south. The victorious Fulani rebels have taken to the streets as periodic outbursts of violence continue all over the country. Tens of thousands have been killed in the fighting or executed thereafter. Fearing ethnic cleansing, the majority of the Ibo have abandoned their homes, and are fleeing the city or searching for sanctuary wherever they may find it. For now, General Yakubu has taken control of most of the country and appears firmly in charge. There's no word yet on the United Nations' reaction to the coup, but United States forces have already begun to evacuate its embassy.

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Arthur Azuka: [Okeze has just been shot] Okeze OKEZE

Lt. A.K. Waters: [Grabs Arthur] HEY HE DIED FOR YOU, SO YOU HAVE TO LIVE GOT IT!

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Lt. A.K. Waters: What've you got?

Kelly Lake: Ringside seats to an ethnic cleansing.

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Michael 'Slo' Slowenski: Are we there yet?

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Arthur Azuka: They were not executed... They murdered my father... along with my mother

[tears fall]

Arthur Azuka: and my two younger sisters... out of greed and my father's fight for democracy... for his people... My people!

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Michael 'Slo' Slowenski: [Last lines as the other Navy Seals struggle to save him] I... guess we're there... huh... boss?

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Kelly Lake: The first name of the character of Johnny Messner, Kelly, means 'warrior' in Gaelic.

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Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew: What are you doin'? New mission?

Lt. A.K. Waters: No. Same mission.

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Lt. A.K. Waters: Sir, you know as well as I do what's going to happen to him if I leave him out here. There's not going to be a trial. There's not going to be a jury. There gonna take him outside the courthouse and put two in his head.

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Kelly Lake: Sir, Rules of Engagement?

Capt. Bill Rhodes: You will defend yourselves if you're fired upon, otherwise do not engage.

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Danny 'Doc' Kelley: How can they do this?

Patience: This what they do. They cut off the breasts of nursing mothers... so that they'll never again feed their own babies. This is what they do.

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Lt. A.K. Waters: Hold the line!

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Lt. A.K. Waters: Now cowboy the fuck up!

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Colonel Emanuel Okeze: Lieutenant, His father was more than the president, he was the tribal king! That makes him

[Arthur]

Colonel Emanuel Okeze: Heir to the Ibo nation! It's a bloodline they must cut, the Fulani's will comb heaven and earth to find him

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Gideon: [On why he betrayed them] They have my family they will kill them if I don't help them.

[pauses]

Gideon: I'm not a killer like them

Lt. A.K. Waters: [sneers] Fuck your not!

[coldly on Gideon]

Lt. A.K. Waters: Let him bleed out!

Gideon: [to Lena as he dies] What's going to happen to my family?

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Arthur Azuka: [as Lt. is about to shoot some of the refugees to get some answers] Please please, there is no need for this please... please

Lt. A.K. Waters: Now you've got something to say to me... don't ya?

Arthur Azuka: My name is Arthur Azuka... I am the only son of President Samuel Azuka... please don't blame them... please, I'm sorry to misled you but they're are enemies everywhere and that is why your being pursued

Lt. A.K. Waters: Our report said the entire presidential family was executed

Arthur Azuka: [snorts] You're 'Report' were incorrect

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Lt. A.K. Waters: Who knows what this is?

[Showing the refugees a GPS transmitter]

Lt. A.K. Waters: anymore of these here? why would anyone want to transmit our position to over 300 Nigerian soldiers who ran all night to get to an hour and a half to where we are now,

[pulls out his gun]

Lt. A.K. Waters: , someone's going to tell me, somebody's going to start talking right now, because if they don't tell me what I want to know by the time I count to five, I'm going to kill someone else

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