Lone Survivor Movie Quotes

"Lone Survivor" movie quotes provide the dialogue to the based on a true story of four Navy SEAL team members tasked with taking down a Taliban leader in 2005. The action film was written and directed by Peter Berg using the memoir of the same title written by survivor Marcus Luttrell, who also served as a consultant on the film. "Lone Survivor" opened in theaters on January 10, 2014.

In "Lone Survivor," four members of the US Navy SEAL Team 10, SO1 Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), LT Michael P. Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), SO2 Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and SO2 Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster) are tasked with Operation Red Wings in June 2005. As part of the War in Afghanistan, the team heads into the Kunar Province to gather intelligence to help capture or kill Ahmad Shah, a Taliban leader.

The team soon learns that the mission is going to be more difficult than expected as the 10 men in Shah's crew that they anticipated are more like a small army. Additionally, they are forced to capture a child, leading them to a life-changing decision. Killing the kid isn't the most moral option but if they let him go, he's sure to tell the rest of his Taliban men of the SEAL team's location in the trees. This leads them into an unimaginable situation where against all odds they must persevere for their own survival.

"Lone Survivor" is one of the first big movies of 2014 after a 2013 packed full of hits such as "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, "The Wolf of Wall Street, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" "Her," "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks," August: Osage County, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Philomena, "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Grudge Match, "Out of the Furnace," "12 Years a Slave," "Frozen," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Don Jon," "Rush, and "Prisoners".

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    I'm a UDT Navy SEAL Diver

    I'm a UDT Navy SEAL Diver
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    Shane Patton: "I'm petty officer Shane Patton."
    Michael Murphy: "Can he say it?"
    Marcus Luttrell: "Can you say it?"
    Danny Dietz: "Mr. Patton, please"
    Shane Patton: "Been around the world twice. Talked to everyone once. There ain't nothin' I can't do, no sky too high, no sea too rough. Learned a lot of lessons in my life. Never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. I'm a lover, I'm a fighter, I'm a UDT Navy SEAL diver. I'll wine, dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when the refueling is done. So if you're feeling froggy, then you better jump, because this frogman's been there, done that and is going back for more. I'm a hard-bodied, hairy-chested, rootin'-tootin' shootin,' parachutin' demolition double-cap crimpin' frogman."

    In the process of introducing himself to his new crew, Shane Patton recites (a watered-down-for-the-TV-trailer version of) the Ballad of the Frogmen, a saying embraced by members of the Navy SEAL dive team.
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    You're Never Out of the Fight

    You're Never Out of the Fight
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    Marcus Luttrell: "There's a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive. You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight."

    Marcus explains what it's like being a Navy SEAL in that they are trained to never give up, always feed that drive to succeed. This state of mind helps them in battle, this one especially.
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    We're Going in With a Four-Man Team

    We're Going in With a Four-Man Team
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    Michael Murphy: "Shah killed 20 Marines last week, 20. We let him go, 40 more will die next week. We're going in with a four-man team, Axelson, myself, Dietz, Marcus."

    The men gather together prior to the mission to discuss what they are destined to do. The four of them, Murphy, Alexson, Dietz and Marcus seek to capture or kill Shah before he kills more Americans.
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    We Wanted That Fight

    We Wanted That Fight
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    Marcus Luttrell: "We wanted that fight at the highest volume. The loud fight. The loudest, coldest, hottest, most unpleasant of the unpleasant fights."

    Many join the military for the heat of battle. They want that fight. They yearn for it and prepare for it. In this operation, the men get that and then some.
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    We've Got Two Options

    We've Got Two Options
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    Marcus Luttrell: "This op is compromised."
    Matt Axelson: "This is Spartan Zero-One, radio check."
    Michael Murphy: "Danny, your radio working?"
    [Danny Dietz shakes his head]
    Michael Murphy: "The way I see it, we've got two options. One: We let him go. Roll the dice."
    Danny Dietz: "The second that they run down there we've got two hundred Taliban on our backs."
    Michael Murphy: "Two: We terminate the compromise."
    Marcus Luttrell: "We cannot do that."
    Danny Dietz: "We do what we have to do."
    Michael Murphy: "I don't care. I care about you. I care about you. I care about you."
    Marcus Luttrell: "Not killing kids. Not feeling it. They are unarmed!"
    Michael Murphy: "This is not a vote. We're going to cut them loose and we're going home."
    Marcus Luttrell: "Roger that, sir."
    Matt Axelson: "Roger"

    The crew is put in a very tricky position when they take a child captive and must decide between releasing him, which means that his people will certainly know of their location and come after them, or killing him, which is morally wrong. This decision could change their lives for good.
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    Shah Killed 14 Marines

    Shah Killed 14 Marines
    Video: YouTube

    Erik Kristensen: "We know Shah killed 14 Marines last Tuesday in Kandahar. We just pulled this video off three different Tali web sites. It will in fact be a glorious day when Ahmad Shah and his good friend Taraq are no longer members of our human community."

    To give his men some background on their target, plus reinforce what they are fighting for, LCDR Kristensen explains that the Shah killed 14 of their own last Tuesday alone. If that's not enough to want him captured or dead, good luck finding something that is.
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