Ron Kovic: I've been laying in my own shit for the last three hours. I've been pushing my call button and nobody comes. Why can't I have a bath? Why can't the sheets be changed in this goddamn place? Why can't the vomit be wiped off the goddamn floor once in a while?
Nurse Washington: Don't you raise your voice to me Mr. Kovic, you watch your mouth.
Ron Kovic: Look at my leg. It's twice as big as it ever was. When are you people gonna help me? I wanna see the doctor now!
Nurse Washington: He's not available now. He's too busy.
Ron Kovic: He's always too busy.
Marvin: What's eating you now, Kovic? You going off the deep end?
Ron Kovic: [grabbing Marvin] ****ing shit! What do I have to do to make you people listen to me? I wanna be treated like a ****ing human being! [slaps the valium hypodermic out of the nurse's hand] I don't want this ****ing shit! You wann keep me drugged all the time so I don't know what's going on. This place is a ****in' slum!
Marvin: You want out of here, man? Fine. We take that leg of yours, and we can get you out of here in two weeks!
Ron Kovic: I want my leg.
Marvin: Why?
Ron Kovic: I want my leg!
Marvin: Why? You can't feel it no how!
Ron Kovic: [incredulous and angry] It's my leg! I want my leg, you understand? Can't you understand that? All's I'm sayin' is that I want to be treated like a human being! I fought for my country! I am a Vietnam veteran! I fought for my country!
Patient: [off-camera] Shut the **** up!
Ron Kovic: And I think that I deserve to be treated... decent!
Marvin: Vietnam? Vietnam don't mean nothing to me man, or any of these other people. You can take your Vietnam and shove it up your ass.
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