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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Platoon'

Updated January 28, 2020 371 votes 59 voters 1.4k 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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    Welcome to the Nam

    Pvt. Gardner: Oh, man. Is that what I think it is?

    Sergeant: All right, you cheese-d*cks, welcome to the Nam. Follow me!

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    Excuses

    Sgt. O'Neill: Excuses are like a**holes, Taylor, everybodies got one.

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    Hell

    Chris Taylor: Somebody once wrote, "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.

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    D-E-R-E

    Francis: It ain't D-E-R-E, it's D-E-A-R. And "Sarah" ain't got no two R's, King. Damn, you dumb!

    King: It don't make no difference. She know what I mean. She don't read too good nohow.

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