Lt. Lockhart: Charlie has hit every major military target in Vietnam, and hit 'em hard. In Saigon, the United States Embassy has been overrun by suicide squads. Khe Sahn is standing by to be overrun.
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Lt. Lockhart:
Charlie has hit every major military target in Vietnam, and hit 'em hard. In Saigon, the United States Embassy has been overrun by suicide squads. Khe Sahn is standing by to be overrun. We also have reports that a division of N.V.A. has occupied all of the city of Hue south of the Perfume River. In strategic terms, Charlie's cut the country in half... the civilian press are about to wet their pants and we've heard even Cronkite's going to say the war is now unwinnable. In other words, it's a huge shit sandwich, and we're all gonna have to take a bite.
Private Joker:
Sir... does this mean that Ann-Margret's not coming?
Lt. Lockhart:
Joker... I want you to get straight up to Phu Bai. Captain January will need all his people.
Private Joker:
Yes, sir.
Lt. Lockhart:
And Joker, you will take off that damn button. How's it gonna look if you get killed wearing a peace symbol?
Private Rafterman:
Sir? Permission to go with Joker?
Lt. Lockhart:
Permission granted.
Private Rafterman:
Thank you, sir.
Private Joker:
Sir, permission not to take Rafterman with me?
Lt. Lockhart:
You still here? Vanish, Joker, most ricky-tick, and take Rafterman with you. You're responsible for him.

Transcript:
But we seem to be the exception.
Charlie has hit every military target
in Vietnam and hit them hard.
In Saigon...
...the United States Embassy has been
overrun by suicide squads.
Khe Sanh is standing by to be overrun.
We have reports that a division of N.V.A....
...has occupied all of the city of Hue
south of the Perfume River.
In strategic terms,
Charlie's cut the country in half...
...the civilian press are
wetting their pants...
...and even Cronkite is going to say
the war is now unwinnable.
In other words...
...it's a huge shit sandwich
and we all have to take a bite.
Does this mean Ann-Margret's
not coming?
You go straight up to Phu Bai.
Captain January will need you.
And you take off that damn button.
You can't get killed
wearing a peace symbol.
Permission to go with Joker.
Granted.
Sir, permission not to take Rafterman.
You still here?
Vanish ricky-tick
and take Rafterman with you.
You're responsible for him.
Get some! Get some!
Get some, baby!
I've got you, mother!
Anyone who runs is a VC.
Anyone who stands still...
...is a well-disciplined VC.
You guys ought to do a story about me.
Why should we do a story about you?

Clip duration: 192 seconds
Views: 179
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: drama, war
Summary: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.


Actors

Lt. Lockhart - John Terry