The Best Black Hawk Down Movie Quotes  

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The best Black Hawk Down quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Black Hawk Down, with the help of your votes. Starring Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, and Sam Shepard, Black Hawk Down was directed by Ridley Scott and released in 2001.

What is your favorite Black Hawk Down quote? One memorable line was when Garrison said, "Three hundred thousand dead and counting. That's not a war, Mr. Atto. That's genocide." Another great line from Black Hawk Down is, "I'm not a Ranger. I'm a pilot," spoken by Durant.

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That's Not A War

Osman Ali Atto: I see not catching Aidid is becoming routine.
General William Garrison: We're not leaving Somalia until we find him. And we will find him.
Atto: You've been here, what, six weeks. Six weeks, you tried to catch the General. You put up reward posters. $25,000. What's this, gunfight at K.O. Corral?
Garrison: It's O.K. Corral
Atto: Don't make the mistake of thinking because I grew up without running water I am simple, General. I do know something about history. See all this? It's simply shaping tomorrow. A tomorrow without a lot of Arkansas white-boys' ideas in it.
Garrison: Well, I wouldn't know about that. I'm from Texas.
Atto: Mr. Garrison, I think you should not have come here. This is civil war. This is our war, not yours.
Garrison: Three hundred thousand dead and counting. That's not a war, Mr. Atto. That's genocide.

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I Can Barely Hear

Nelson: The Humvees ain't coming back, dude.
Twombly: What? Were we supposed to go to them?
Nelson: I thought they were supposed to come to us.
Twombly: I think we're supposed to go to them.
Nelson: Sh*t.
Twombly: Okay, let's go to the crash site.
Nelson: Okay. Just don't fire that thing so close to my head. I can barely hear as it is.
Twombly: Sh*t! Get down!
Nelson: What did I just tell you? I swear to God if you do that again...Ahhh
Twombly: You okay? Nelson, you all right?
Nelson: WHAT?

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We're It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Hawk Down Movie Quotes
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We're It

SFC. Shughart: C-2, we're at the Six-Four crash site. Securing a perimeter. You all right?
CWO Durant: Yeah, I'm good.
Shughart: You're locked and loaded. Any Skinnies come around these corners, you watch our backs. Durant: Hey - where's the rescue squad?
Shughart: We're it. 


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It Don't Matter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Hawk Down Movie Quotes
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It Don't Matter

Sgt. Eversmann: What are you doing?
Hoot: We need the ammo. You did all you could here.
Eversmann: They should've sent a medevac.
Hoot: Well, right now we'd be out there defending another crashed chopper, and more men would get torn up.
Eversmann: Maybe.
Hoot: See, you're thinking. Don't. Because, Sergeant, you can't control who gets hit or who doesn't. Who falls out of a chopper, or why. It ain't up to you. It's just war.
Eversmann: Yeah, well, Smith's still dead. If Blackburn hadn't fallen, none of this would've happened.
Hoot: Would have, could have, should have - it don't matter. You'll have plenty of time to think about that later. Believe me.


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