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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Platoon'

Updated January 28, 2020 386 votes 62 voters 1.5k views15 items

The best Platoon quotes show why it is such a great movie even if you haven't seen it in a while. Platoon holds a special significance in American film history. It was the first Hollywood movie written and directed by a Vietnam War veteran. It portrays the story of a U.S. Army volunteer and his two sergeants, who bicker over who holds leadership over the platoon. With noteworthy one-liners, memorable lines, and outstanding Platoon movie quotes, this film has earned a spot among the best war films of all time.

Vote up the best Platoon quotes that still resonate with you today.

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    Everybody Got to Die Sometime

    Sgt. O'Neill: Bob, I got a bad feeling on this one, all right? I mean, I got a bad feeling. I don't think I'm gonna make it out of here. You understand what I'm saying to you?

    Sgt. Barnes: Everybody got to die sometime, Red.

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    We're Gonna Lose This War

    Sgt. Elias: What happened today was just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.

    Chris Taylor: Come on. You really think so? Us?

    Sgt. Elias: We been kicking other peoples a**es for so long, I figured it's time we got ours kicked.

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    A Fake Human Being

    Chris Taylor: Maybe I finally found it, way down here in the mud. Maybe from down here I can start up again. Be something I can be proud of without having to fake it, be a fake human being.

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    Take the Pain

    Sgt. Barnes: Shut up! Shut up and take the pain! Take the pain!

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