Private Reiben: You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy? Captain Miller: Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?
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Private Reiben:
You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?
Captain Miller:
Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?
Medic Wade:
Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.
Private Reiben:
Hey, Doc, I got a mother, all right? I mean, you got a mother. Sarge's got a mother. I mean, shit, I bet even the captain's got a mother.
[he turns and looks at Miller, who has a bemused expression on his face]

Private Reiben:
Well, maybe not the captain, but the rest of us got mothers.
Upham:
"Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die."
Mellish:
La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la. What the fuck is that supposed to mean, Corporal, huh? We're all supposed to die, is that it?
Captain Miller:
Upham's talking about our duty as soldiers.
Upham:
Yes, sir.
Captain Miller:
We all have orders, and we have to follow 'em. That supersedes everything, including your mothers.
Upham:
Yes, sir. Thank you sir.
Private Reiben:
Even if you think the mission's FUBAR, sir?
Captain Miller:
*Especially* if you think the mission's FUBAR.

Transcript:
You wanna explain
the math of this to me?
I mean, where's the sense
of risking the lives of the eight of us
to save one guy.
Twenty degrees.
Anybody wanna answer that?
Reiben, think about
the poor bastard's mother.
Hey, doc. I got a mother, all right?
I mean, you got a mother.
Sarge has got a mother.
I mean, shit, I bet even
the captain's got a mother.
Well, maybe not the captain,
but the rest of us got mothers.
"Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to do and die"
What the fuck is that
supposed to mean, Corporal, huh?
We're all supposed to die. Is that it?
Upham's talking about
our duty as soldiers.
-Yes, sir.
-We all have orders we have to follow.
And that supersedes everything,
including your mothers.
Yes, sir. Thank you, sir.
Even if you think
the mission's FUBAR, sir?
Especially if you think
the mission's FUBAR.
-What's FUBAR?
-Oh, it's German. Yeah.
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
ofAdolf 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,

Clip duration: 139 seconds
Views: 104
Timestamp in movie: 00:42:26
Uploaded: 03 September, 2021
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.


Actors

Private Reiben - Edward Burns
Captain Miller - Tom Hanks