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PLATOON (27) 1986 Film
  • Quotes
    • Barnes
      • Barnes: What's the matter boy? He ain't gonna bite you. That's a good gook; good and dead.
      • Barnes: You smoke this shit so to escape from reality? Me, I don't need this shit. I am reality. There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is.
      • Barnes: You all take a good look at this lump of shit, remember what it looks like. You fuck up in a firefight and I goddamned guarantee you a trip out of the bush - in a body bag! Out here, assholes, you keep the shit wired tight at all times. And that goes for you, shit-for-brains. You don't sleep on no fucking ambush. And the next son'bitch I catch coppin Z's in the bush, I personally am gonna take an interest in seeing them suffer. I shit you not. Doc, tag 'em and bag 'em.
    • Bunny & Junior
      • Bunny: You know Junior, some of the things we've done, man.I don't feel like we've done something wrong. Sometimes, man, I get this bad feeling. I told the padre the truth man, I like it here. Get to do what you want, nobody fucks with you. The only worry you got is dying. And if that happens you won't know about it anyway. So what the fuck man?
        Junior: Shit! I gotta be in this hole with you man? I just know I shouldn't come.
    • Chris
      • Chris: Maybe I finally found it, way down here in the mud. Maybe from down here I can start up again, be something I can be proud of, without having to fake it, be a fake human being.
      • Chris: I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy, we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called 'possesion of my soul'. There are times since, I've felt like a child, born of those two fathers. But be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again. To teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.
      • Chris: Day by day I struggle to maintain not only my strength but also my sanity. It's all a blur. I have no energy to write. I don't know what's right or wrong anymore. The morale of the men is low, a civil war in the platoon. Half the men with Elias, half with Barnes. There's a lot of suspicion and hate. I can't believe we're fighting each other, when we should be fighting them.
      • Chris: The village, which had stood for maybe a thousand years, didn't know we were coming that day. If they had, they would've run. Barnes was the eye of our rage. And through him, our captain Ahab, we would set things right again. That day we loved him.
      • Chris: Somebody once wrote, "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.
      • Chris: Well, here I am, anonymous all right. With guys nobody really cares about. They come from the end of the line, most of 'em. Small towns you never heard of - Pulaski, Tennessee; Brandon, Mississippi; Pork Van, Utah; Wampum, Pennsylvania. Two years' high school's about it, maybe if they're lucky a job waiting for them back at a factory, but most of 'em got nothing. They're poor, they're the unwanted, yet they're fighting for our society and our freedom. It's weird, isn't it? They're the bottom of the barrel and they know it. Maybe that's why they call themselves grunts, cause a grunt can take it, can take anything. They're the best I've ever seen, Grandma, the heart and soul.
    • Chris & King
      • Chris: It's the way the whole thing works, people like Elias get wasted, people like Barnes just go on making up the rules any way they want. So what do we do? Sit in the middle and suck on it. We just don't add up to dry shit, King.
        King: Whoever said we did, man? All you got to do is make it out of here. It's all gravy, everyday the rest of your life, gravy.
    • Chris & Rhah
      • Chris: He killed him, I know that he killed him, I saw his eyes when we came back in.
        Rhah: How do you know the dinks didn't get him? You've got no proof, man.
        Chris: The proof is in the eyes, when you know you know.
    • Chris, King & Crawford
      • Chris: I figured why should just the poor kids go out in the war and the rich kids always get away with it?
        King: Oh, I see. What we got here is a crusader.
        Crawford: Sounds like it.
        King: Shit, you gotta be rich in the first place to think like that. Everybody know, the poor always being fucked over by the rich. Always have. Always will.
    • Doc
      • Doc: This is bad, man. I've got bad vibes here.
    • Elias
      • Elias: I love this place at night. The stars . there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.
    • Elisa & Chris
      • Elias: First time?
        Chris: Yeah.
        Elias: Then the worm has definitely turned for you, man. Feel good?
        Chris: Yeah, it feels good. I got no pain in my neck now.
        Elias: Feelin' good's good enough.
    • Francis & King
      • Francis: It ain't D-E-R-E, it's D-E-A-R. And 'Sarah' ain't got no two R's, King. Damn you're dumb.
        King: It don't make no difference, she know what I mean. She don't read too good no how.
    • Rhah
      • Rhah: And if there's a heaven and God I hope there is, I know he's sitting up there, drunk as a fucking monkey and smoking shit. Because he left his pains down here.
      • Rhah: Wrong? You ain't never been right, about nothing! And dig this you assholes, and dig it good. Barnes has been shot seven times and he ain't dead, does that mean anything to you, huh? Barnes ain't meant to die! The only thing that can kill Barnes is Barnes.
    • Tex & Junior
      • Tex: It's gonna piss on us all night. Gonna put a serious case of crotch-rot on that ugly face of yours, Junior.
        Junior: Goddamn, break your ass for the white man. Ain't no justice around here.
  • Tobacco Products
    • Morley Cigarettes
      • The American soldiers smoke Morley Cigarettes.
  • Trivia

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