War Dogs movie quotes provide the dialogue for the comedy-drama film based on a true story of two young arms dealers in Afghanistan. Todd Phillips directed the film using a screenplay he, Stephen Chin and Jason Smilovic adapted from the book Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson. War Dogs opened in theaters on August 19, 2016.
In War Dogs, David Packouz (Miles Teller) learns that he's expecting a baby with girlfriend Iz (Ana de Armas). David knows he needs to support them so he hooks up with junior high friend Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) who thinks they can make a bunch of money as international arms dealers.
One $300 million US government contract later, David and Efraim find themselves in business with some increasingly shady people (including Bradley Cooper) and driving arms through what's called the Triangle of Death in Baghdad. And while the rewards of the job are great, the trouble the men face, including from terrorists with assault weapons and that pesky FBI, the risks they have to take might just be greater.
When you're done checking out these War Dogs movie quotes, read more from other great summer 2016 movies such as Kubo and the Two Strings, Sausage Party, Hell or High Water, and Florence Foster Jenkins.
War is an Economy
David Packouz: What do you know about war? They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy or some s*** about the other guy hating our freedom. But you wanna know what it's really about? What do you see? A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country? I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor and an M16. I see $17,500. That's what it costs to outfit one American soldier. Over two million soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. It cost the American taxpayer $4.5 billion each year just to pay the air conditioning bills for those wars, and that's what war is really about. War is an economy. Anybody who tells you otherwise is either in on it or stupid.
This War Dogs movie quote monologue features David explaining the economy of war. It costs an insane amount to go to war and a lot of people get rich from that all care of the US Government.Should this be higher or lower?
The Triangle of Death
David Packouz: You seriously want to drive to Baghdad?
Efraim Diveroli: David, we're gun runners. Let's go run some guns!
Captain Philip Santos: You drove these, through the Triangle of Death?
David Packouz: The triangle of death, bro!
Efraim Diveroli: We drive through all triangles, including your mom's.
As part of their contract, David and Efraim need to deliver guns to military officials in Baghdad. They decide to drive there, which isn't the safest decision, especially when they learn that they traveled through the Triangle of Death along the way.Should this be higher or lower?
Do Business with the People the US Government Can't
Efraim Diveroli: 100 million rounds of AK ammo, you can fill the whole order.
Henry Girard: I'm barred from doing business with the US Government. I'm on a watch list.
David Packouz: You're on a terrorist watch list?
Efraim Diveroli: Do you work for Homeland Security? Relax, bro!
Henry Girard: I'm not a bad man but in certain situations I have to ask myself, what would a bad man do?
Efraim Diveroli: This is the job, to do business with the people the US Government can't do business with directly.
This series of War Dogs movie quotes show the interaction with blacklisted arms dealer Henry Girard. As Efraim explains it, their job is to deal with those that the US Government can't, and profit from those sales.Should this be higher or lower?
I'm an International Arms Dealer
David Packouz: My name is David Packouz. I'm 22 years old and I'm an international arms dealer. Six months ago, I was a massage therapist in Miami Beach and now here I was with my friend with junior high.
Efraim Diveroli: I think you should come work for me.
David Packouz: I'm against this war.
Efraim Diveroli: This isn't about being pro-war. This is about being pro-money.
In a voiceover War Dogs movie quote, David explains how a short time ago he was working as a massage therapist and now he's an international arms dealer at the age of 22. While he opposes the war, he does want to earn a bunch of money, especially as he has a child on the way.Should this be higher or lower?