You certainly chose a lovely spot for our meeting. I've had three chances to be picked up in the last five minutes.

Karen Holmes

Captain Dana Holmes: You know why you were assigned to G Company?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: No, sir.
Captain Dana Holmes: I pulled a few strings. I'm the regimental boxing coach, you know.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Yes, sir.
Captain Dana Holmes: I saw your fight with Connors in the Bowl, year before last. You should've won it.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Thank you, sir.
Captain Dana Holmes: Our regiment got beaten in the finals last December, but I mean to win this year. All I've needed is a top middleweight.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: I'm sorry, sir. I quit fighting.
Captain Dana Holmes: Quit fighting? When? What for?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Well, over a year ago. Maybe you heard about what happened with Dixie Wells?
Captain Dana Holmes: You mean that fellow that got hurt?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Yes sir.
Captain Dana Holmes: Yes, I heard about that. It's too bad. I can understand how you feel, but those things happen.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: That's WHY I decided I would quit, sir.
Captain Dana Holmes: You might as well say stop war because one man got killed!

Alma: Prew, it's true we love each other now, we need each other, but back in the States it might be different.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: That ain't the real reason.
Alma: You're right, it's not.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: What is the real reason?
Alma: I - I won't marry you because I don't want to be the wife of a soldier.
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Well, that... would be about the best I could ever do for you.
Alma: Because nobody's going to stop me from my plan. Nobody, nothing. Because I want to be proper!
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Proper.
Alma: Yes, proper! In another year I'll have enough money saved. Then I'm going to go back to my home town in Oregon, and I'm going to build a house for my mother and myself, and join the country club and take up golf. Then I'll meet the proper man with the proper position, to make a proper wife, and can run a proper home and raise proper children. And I'll be HAPPY because when you're PROPER you're SAFE!
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: You've got guts, honey. I hope you can pull that off.
Alma: I do mean it when I say I need you. 'Cause I'm lonely. You think I'm lying, don't you?
Robert E. Lee "Prew' Prewitt: Nobody ever lies about being lonely.

Leva tells me you've been eyeing the Captain's wife like a hound dog at hunting time.

Sergeant Maylon Stark

Karen Holmes: Why don't you tell the truth, you just don't want the responsibility. You're probably not even in love with me.
Sergeant Milton Warden: You're crazy! I wish I didn't love ya; maybe I can enjoy life again.

Rose, do you know why I like to have you serve me beer? So as I can watch you when you walk away.

Sergeant Milton Warden

Buzz Gunderson: Oh he's real abstract. He's hmm, he's different.
Jim Stark: That's right. That's right. I'm cute too.

Terry: You know, I seen you a lot of times before. Remember parochial school out on Paluski Street? Seven, eight years ago. Your hair, you had your hair uh...
Edie: Braids.
Terry: Looked like a hunk of rope. And you had wires on your teeth and glasses and everything. You was really a mess.

First police officer: Get up, get up. Mixed up in that beating on 12th street, huh?
Second police officer: No. Plain drunkenness.

Plato: I used to lay awake in my crib at night and listen to them fight.
Jim Stark: Can you really remember back that far? I can't even remember what happened yesterday.

Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. Well, they better wise up!

Father Barry

Jim Stark: Now, would you like to rent or are you more in the mood to buy, dear?
Judy: You decide, darling. Remember, our budget.
Plato: Oh, don't give it a second thought, it's, uh, only 3 million dollars a month.
Jim Stark: What?
Judy: Oh, we can afford it. I'll scrimp and I'll save and I'll work my fingers to the bone. You see, we're newlyweds... oh, there's just one more thing... what about...
Plato: Children?
Judy: Yes.
Plato: Right this way, mind you, though, we don't encourage them. They're such a bother.
Judy: Oh I quite agree, I just can't stand it when they cry. What do you do with them when they cry?
Jim Stark: [Magoo voice] Drown 'em like puppies, ha!

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