Jarhead (film)

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Jarhead is a 2005 film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 Gulf War memoir of the same name. The title comes from the slang term used to refer to Marines (sometimes by Marines themselves). The film was directed by Sam Mendes.

Anthony Swofford[edit]

  • Four days, four hours, and one minute. That was my war.
  • Sir, I got lost on the way to college, sir!

Staff Sgt. Sykes[edit]

  • Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest motherfucker in the goddamn valley.
  • I could be working with my brother right now. He's got a dry-wall business in Compton. Does the inside of office buildings — you know, the metal studs. I could be his partner. Said he'd give me that brand new Dodge Ram Charger — you know, the 318 Magnum? The beast? All indoor work, too, lots of AC. I could sleep with my wife every night, fuck her, maybe; take my kids to school every morning. And I'd run his crews, too, probably increase productivity 40 to 50%. Make $100K a year. Do you know why I don't? Because I love this job. I thank God for every fucking day he gives me in the Corps. Oorah.
  • You are a Marine. There is no such thing as speech that is free. You must pay for everything that you say.
  • You laugh, you die. Scratch your nose, you die. You shift your weight to take a piss, you will die. You want to shit, you better shit in your pants.
  • (to a reporter who heard a Marine said 'field fuck') He said 'field fun!'

Dialogue[edit]

Sergeant Fitch: You are no longer black or brown or yellow or red. You are now Green! You are light green or dark green! Do you understand?
Recruits: Sir, yes sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Swofford.
Swofford: Sir, yes sir!
Sergeant Fitch: You the maggot whose father served in Vietnam?
Swofford: Sir, yes sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Outstanding! Did he have the balls to die there?
Swofford: Sir, no sir.
Sergeant Fitch: Too fucking bad. Did he ever talk about it?
Swofford: Sir, only once, sir.
Sergeant Fitch: Good, then he wasn't lying. Are you eyeballing me with those baby blues? Are you?
Swofford: Sir, no, sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Are you in love with me, Swofford?
Swofford: Sir, no, sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Oh, you don't think I look good in my uniform, Swofford?
Swofford: Sir, Drill Sergeant looks fabulous in his uniform, sir.
Sergeant Fitch: Oh, so you're gay then. You love me, huh?
Swofford: Sir, I'm not gay, sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Do you have a girlfriend, Swofford?
Swofford: Sir, yes, sir!
Sergeant Fitch: Guess again, motherfucker! Jody's banging her right now. Get on your face and give me 25 for every time she gets fucked this month. Down on your face!
Swofford: It was shortly after meeting drill instructor Fitch that I realized that joining the Marine Corps might have been a bad decision.
Pinko:Fucked by the Green Weenie again!

Desk clerk: Swofford. What kind of fucking name is that?
Swofford: It's English. My great-grandfather came here in the 19th century.
Desk clerk: Whatever. I'm assigning you to Golf Company. It's full of retards and fuck-ups. Maybe you can elevate the sons of bitches a little. [looks up] Or maybe not. NEXT!

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