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I have an opinion on this matter

Private Jackson:
Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.
Captain Miller:
Well, by all means, share it with the squad.
Private Jackson:
Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.
Captain Miller:
Yeah. Go on.
Private Jackson:
Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.
Captain Miller:
Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.
Private Jackson:
Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.
Private Reiben:
Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?
Captain Miller:
I don't gripe to *you*, Reiben. I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down. Always up. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer, so on, so on, and so on. I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that as a Ranger.
Private Reiben:
I'm sorry, sir, but uh... let's say you weren't a captain, or maybe I was a major. What would you say then?
Captain Miller:
Well, in that case... I'd say, "This is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir, worthy of my best efforts, sir. Moreover... I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down my life and the lives of my men - especially you, Reiben - to ease her suffering."
Mellish:
[chuckles]
He's good.
Private Caparzo:
I love him.
[they make mocking kissy-faces at each other]

Transcript:
Never heard of that.
Sir, I have an opinion on this matter.
Well, by all means,
share it with the squad.
Well, from my way of thinking, sir,
this entire mission
is a serious misallocation
of valuable military resources.
Yeah. Go on.
Well, it seems to me, sir,
that God gave me a special gift,
made me a fine instrument of warfare.
Reiben, pay attention.
Now, this is the way to gripe!
Continue, Jackson.
Well, what I mean by that, sir,
is if you was to put me
and this here sniper rifle anywhere,
up to and including one mile
of Adolf Hitler
with a clear line of sight, sir...
Pack your bags, fellas.
War's over. Amen.
Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin.
So, Captain, what about you?
I mean, you don't gripe at all?
I don't gripe to you, Reiben.
I'm a captain.
There's a chain of command.
Gripes go up, not down. Always up.
You gripe to me,
I gripe to my superior officers,
so on, so on and so on.
I don't gripe to you.
I don't gripe in front of you.
You should know that as a Ranger.
I'm sorry, sir, but...
Let's say you weren't a captain,
or maybe I was a major.
What would you say then?
Well, in that case,
I’d say this is an excellent mission, sir,
with an extremely
valuable objective, sir,
worthy of my best efforts, sir.
Moreover, I feel heartfelt sorrow
for the mother of Private James Ryan,
and am willing to lay down my life
and the lives of my men,
especially you, Reiben,
to ease her suffering.
- He's good.
- I love him.
Right.
- Thunder!
- Flash!
Upham, over there. Reiben, you four go.
Go, go, go, go, go!
- You guys are a sight for sore eyes.
- Sergeant Hill, our relief showed up.
How many are you?
Just eight of us.
We're not your relief. Sorry.
You're not the relief,
what do you mean, sir?
We're here for a Private Ryan.
Who? Ryan? What for?
- Ls he here?
- Well, I don't know.
Maybe with a mixed unit
on the other side of town.
It's hard to get to. The Germans
punched a hole in our centre
a few hours ago,
they cut us right in two.
- What's his name again?
- Ryan. James Ryan.
He dropped in with 101 st.
- Goldman, get me a runner up here.
- Runner!
Come on.
Jonesy, make a hole up there!
We got stopped by some intense
rifle action from the eastward.
The Germans have been
reinforcing two regiments all day.
The streets have been quiet
for about 45 minutes.
Most of the German fire now
is concentrated to the westward.
Who's that on the loudspeaker?
That? That's Dagwood Dusseldorf,
our friendly neighbourhood
morale officer.
The Statue of Liberty is kaput.

Clip duration: 228 seconds
Views: 31
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Year: 1998
Genres: drama, war
Summary: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


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Actors

Private Jackson - Barry Pepper
Captain Miller - Tom Hanks
Private Reiben - Edward Burns
Private Caparzo - Vin Diesel