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An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman quotes

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GySgt. Emil Foley

Sid Worley: Look, Zack. It's them. Holy shit. Look at them bodacious set of ta's ta's.

[After a trainee at attention tells him he comes from Tucson, Arizona] There are only two things come out of Arizona. they are steers and queers."

[upon graduation]
GySgt. Emil Foley: Congratulations, Ensign Mayo.
Zack Mayo: Thank you, sir.
GySgt. Emil Foley: Gunnery Sgt, Ensign Mayo, sir. [salutes]
Zack Mayo: I'll never forget you.
GySgt. Emil Foley: [with a straight face] Get the hell out of here.

[referring to Della Serra's haircut] Now this is my idea of an ass bandit. Wait till some of the local girls get a look at you, Scrotum Head.

I don't believe what I'm seein'. Where've you been all your lives? At an orgy? Listening to Mick Jagger and bad-mouthin' our country, I'll bet!

There's not gonna be any liberty for you boys, 'cause you'll be going home by then.

In every class, there's always one joker who thinks that he's smarter than me. In that class, that happens to be you. Isn't it, Mayo-naise?

[his first cadence, for Zack and the other OC's] Sergeant Foley, can't you see; A Puget Deb is after me; Please don't let me catch my tail; I'd be better off in the country jail...! My mom was a Deb, my grandma too; That's all them gals know how to do; She'll catch my butt before she's through; Sergeant Foley, it's up to you!

[his second cadence, for Zack alone] Candidate Mayo's strutting in the dirt; Look at his face, he's starting to hurt; Here he is, thinking he's a great big star; But before too long, he's gonna D.O.R.; Seen guys like you a hundred times; I'm telling you, Mayo, I'm one of a kind; Gonna give you more than you can take; I'm gonna watch you crumble and watch you break!

[when cadet Seeger fails to climb wall] You're one of those girls who couldn't get enough of daddy's attention because he really wanted a son...That's right, walk around, Sugar Britches!

Paula Porkrifki: You know something, you ain't nothing special. You got no manners, you treat women like whores, and if you ask me, you got ne chance of being no officer.

Lynette Pomeroy: [last lines] Way to go, Paula! Way to go!

[first lines]
Zack Mayo: [whispered to his sleeping father] Hey.
[flashback to Manila]
Byron Mayo: Hey, kid. Are you Zack?
Young Zack Mayo: Yes, sir.
Byron Mayo: I'm Byron; nice to meet you.
Young Zack Mayo: Yes, sir.

Byron Mayo: I'm out at sea three weeks out of every month, and when I'm back at port, I don't have time for this daddy stuff, 'cause that's not who I am.
Young Zack Mayo: That's okay, sir.
Byron: Wait a second, kid, you don't understand. I'm too old for this. I don't care what the Navy says. This is no place to bring up a kid like I told you on the telephone. You're better of at that state school back at Virginia.
Young Zack: I'm never going back there. They treat me like shit.
Byron: Maybe that's not for you to say. Goddamnit, don't look at me that way. What happened to your mother had nothing to do with me.
Young Zack: It did. You said you were gonna come back. You promised.
Byron: Is that what she said? That's a female lie. That's bullshit! That a lie!
Young Zack: I found your letters. I read them right after she did it. You said you were gonna come back for us. You said you loved her, and she believed you. You're a liar!

Subic Street Thug: Akin na pera mo! ["Give me your money!" in Tagalog]
Young Zack Mayo: But I have no money!
Subic Street Thug: Bullshit! [punches Mayo in the face. Thugs take Mayo's wallet]