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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Platoon'

Updated January 28, 2020 401 votes 63 voters 1.6k 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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    Politics

    Crawford: That O'Neill's got his nose so far up Top's a** he's gotta be Pinocchio. Why do WE always get f*ckin' ambush?

    Francis: 'Cause it's politics, man, politics.

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    The Stars

    Sgt. Elias: I love this place at night, the stars. There's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.

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    Lock and Load

    Sgt. Barnes: Yo! Saddle up! Lock and load!

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    We Fought Ourselves

    Chris Taylor: I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days as I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called possession of my soul. There are times since, I've felt like the child born of those two fathers. But, be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.

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