Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down quotes

75 total quotes (ID: 78)

Captain Mike Steele
General William Garrison
Hoot
Lieutenant Colonel Danny McKnight
Multiple Characters
Sergeant Matt Eversmann


"Make no mistake: once you're in Bakara Market you're in an entirely hostile district. Don't underestimate their capabilities. We'll be going through friendly districts before hitting the market, so remember the rules of engagement: nobody fires unless fired upon. Now, Let's go get this thing done. Good luck, gentlemen."


"If I ever see you undermine me again, I'll have you cleaning latrines with your tongue until you can't taste the difference between shit and french fries. Are we clear?"

(Super Six One, Wolcott's Black Hawk helicopter, has taken an RPG hit; radio exchange follows.)
CWO Wolcott: This is Super Six One, I'm hit. I'm hit. Bull, you wanna pull those PCL's off-line, or what?
CWO "Bull" Briley: Right, babe.
CWO Wolcott: Six-one going down, Six-one going down. Hold on! Ah... (he breaks off on impact with the ground)
Col. Harrell: We got a Black Hawk down. We got a Black Hawk down.
Col. Matthews: Super 6-1 is down. We got a bird down in the city.
Unidentified Voice: Super 6-1 is on the deck now.
Gen. Garrison: Get an MH-6 on site, check for survivors. Send in the S.A.R. bird. I want ground forces to move and secure a new perimeter around that crash site. Can you guide the convoy in there?
Matthews: Roger that.
Garrison: Well, move quick. The whole damn city will be coming down on top of them. (Off radio, to executive officer) We just lost the initiative.

"You wanna know what I think? It don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit, just goes right out the window."

"Look, we have stirred up a hornet's nest here. We're fighting the entire city. I want every vehicle possible that's got four wheels and armor. Get it — get everything."

"You know, a friend of mine asked me before I got here... it was when we were all shipping out. He asked me, 'Why are you going to fight somebody else's war? What, do y'all think you're heroes?' I didn't know what to say at the time, but if he asked me again, I'd say no. I'd say there's no way in hell. Nobody asks to be a hero. It just sometimes turns out that way."

"Good luck, boys! Be careful. No one gets left behind."

"Ground personnel will have to mark target positions with infrared strobes. Get Little Birds on strafing runs and keep 'em going all night long. If we don't hold back this city... we're gonna have a hundred caskets to fill by morning."

"Just watch your corner and get all your men back here alive."

"Look, you guys, I know it's my first time as chalk leader, but, uh, this isn't our first time out together. This is serious. We're Rangers, not some sorry-ass JROTC. We're elite. Let's act like it out there."

"It'd probably help to wash the blood out of the humvees."

"You Delta boys are bunch of undisciplined cowboys. Let me tell you something, Sergeant. When we get on the five yard line, you're gonna need my Rangers. So y'all better learn to be team players."

Tech. Sgt. Wilkinson (SAR medic): " After I'm done with this I'll whip you boys up some margaritas. The usual, blended, no salt."

(CWO Mike Durant's helicopter has taken an RPG hit.)
Col. Matthews: Super Six-Four, you all right?
Durant: This is Super Six-Four. We're good.
Matthews: You sure? You look like you got clipped pretty good.
Durant: Instrument panels are okay. No, we're good. Got a slight vibration in the pedals, but we're good.
Matthews: All right, put her down on the airfield, Super Six-Four. Have it checked out just to be safe.
Durant: Roger. (To copilot) Ray, I'm getting a lot of movement in these pedals. Check the systems again.
(En route to the airfield, tail rotor assembly disintegrates.)
Durant: We lost the tail rotor, it's gone. Six-four is going down! Six-four is going in hard! Six-four is going down! We're going down! RAY!
[...]
Gen. Garrison: Get Struecker's column back out there. They need to get to Durant's crash site fast. I want 'em out of there. All of them.

"Home in an hour, okay? Now, there will be some shooting. Bakara Market is the wild west. But be careful what you shoot at, because people do live there."