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Courage Under Fire Quotes

Courage Under Fire is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Courage Under Fire stopped airing in 1970.

It features John Davis, Joseph M. Singer, and David T. Friendly as producer, James Horner in charge of musical score, and Roger Deakins as head of cinematography.

Each episode of Courage Under Fire is 116 minutes long. Courage Under Fire is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Denzel Washington as Nathaniel Serling, Meg Ryan as Captain Karen Emma Walden, Lou Diamond Phillips as Monfriez, Regina Taylor as Recruit, Michael Moriarty as General Hershberg, Matt Damon as Specialist Ilario, and Ken Jenkins as Joel Walden.

Courage Under Fire Quotes

Lou Diamond Phillips as Monfriez

  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "You ever kill anyone at close range with a small arms, sir?"
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Messy."
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Just what the fuck do you think you're doing, soldier? Where are your men?"
  • (Regina Taylor) "Right there, sir."
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Yeah? What do you call that?"
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "You see that man? You and he are brothers. He depends on you. You depend on him. You never leave a man behind."

Meg Ryan as Captain Karen Emma Walden

  • (Meg Ryan) "I gave birth to a nine-pound baby, asshole. I think I can handle it."

Michael Moriarty as General Hershberg

  • (Tony Gartner, Washington Post) "General, Colonel Sterling's order to activate lights, was that a standard response to enemy infiltration of the lines?"
  • (Michael Moriarty) "At the critical moment, in spite of terrible losses, Colonel Sterling didn't hesitate to act. Ordering those tanks to turn on their lights saved the lives of God knows how many of our men. Heroic acts arise out of desperate circumstances."
  • (Tony Gartner, Washington Post) "I have no trouble at all believing Colonel Sterling is a hero."
  • (Michael Moriarty) "Like Captain Karen Walden. Did you know, Mr Gartner, that for the first time a woman is being considered for the medal of honor for her performance under fire? And, um -- Colonel Sterling is just finishing up the inquiry. How's that going, Nat?"
  • (Denzel Washington) "I think, uh -- in order to honor a soldier like Karen Walden, we have to tell the truth, General, about what happened over there. The whole, hard -- cold truth. And until we do that, uh, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country."
  • (Denzel Washington) "My full report General."

Denzel Washington as Nathaniel Serling

  • (Denzel Washington) "How did you get to be on Captain Walden's chopper?"
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Used to hang around medivac units, sir."
  • (Denzel Washington) "Did you want to become a medic?"
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Wanted to hump a nurse once, does that count?"
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "See, I play poker. Do you want to know a poker secret, sir?"
  • (Denzel Washington) "Always."
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Find out what the people you are playing against are interested in, and pretend you're interested in it, too. They start running off at the mouth and don't pay no attention to their cards. Medivac crew love to talk about their choppers."
  • (Lou Diamond Phillips) "Paid for this baby."
  • (Denzel Washington) "I work at the Pentagon, Sergeant, so I'll admit I'm a little slow on the uptake, otherwise I'd say that you just threatened me. Did you just threaten me, soldier? Because if you did, let me respond to you --"
  • (Denzel Washington) "Let me respond to you this way. I'm an officer, and therefore, by proclamation, a gentleman, but don't abuse that, son. Don't get in my crosshairs, because I'll have no compunction whatsoever about getting up to my neck in yo' ass. Do you understand me?"
  • (Denzel Washington) "Now let's kill 'em all."
  • (Denzel Washington) "Will there be a public statement of the facts when the Al Bathra investigation is over sir?"
  • (Michael Moriarty) "There's been a decision not to release any of these findings until every case has been thoroughly reviewed."
  • (Denzel Washington) "Well how long do you imagine that will be sir? I mean the next time I see Lieutenant Boylar's parents, I'd like to be able to tell them the whole truth."
  • (Michael Moriarty) "Do you want to know how many grieving parents I had to deal with during Vietnam?"
  • (Denzel Washington) "With all do respect sir, this is not Vietnam. Lieutenant Boylar's tank was hit by uranium-depleted shells. We're the only country in the world that uses them. We got these reporters from the Washington Post sniffing around his parents, looking for the truth, and the only person that knows the truth is not allowed to say it because these investigators are dragging their backsides. Someone has got to be accountable for this."
  • (Denzel Washington) "Sir."

Matt Damon as Specialist Ilario

  • (Matt Damon) "It's not the doing shit that gets to you. It's the consequences. Imagine a life without consequences."

Ken Jenkins as Joel Walden

  • (Ken Jenkins) "Men dressed as you are came to the door to tell her her mother had died."

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