Few Good Men, A

Few Good Men, A quotes

86 total quotes (ID: 209)

Capt. Jack Ross
Col. Nathan R. Jessep
Lt. Cdr. JoAnne Galloway
Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson
Lt. Daniel Kaffee
Lt. Sam Weinberg


Take caution in your tone, Commander. I'm a fair guy, but this ****ing heat is making me absolutely crazy.


[Rehearsing her request to represent the Marines] I'd like to request that it be I am who assigned . . . that it be I who am assigned? That's great. That's confidence-inspiring. Good grammar there.

In short, Captain, I'd like to suggest that I be the one who that... that it be me who is assigned to represent them... myself.

One thing, though. When you ask the judge for new counsel, Danny... be sure and ask nicely.

Look at this! Last night he's swimming in Jack Daniels, and now he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.

He does think better with that bat.

I don't think your clients belong in jail, but I don't get to make that decision! I represent the government of the United States without passion or prejudice, and my client has a case.

[Making his opening statement] Lt. Kaffee is gonna try to put on a little magic act here. He's gonna try a little misdirection. He'll astound you with stories of rituals and dazzle you with official-sounding terms like Code Red. He might even try to cut into a few officers for you. He'll have no evidence, mind you, none . . . but it will be entertaining.

Your boys are going down, Danny. I can't stop it anymore.

I don't want a deal, and I don't want immunity. I want you to know that I'm proud neither of what I have done or of what I am doing.

Spradling: We were supposed to meet in your office 15 minutes ago to discuss the McDermott case. You're stalling on this thing! Now, either we get it done, and I mean now, or no kidding, Kaffee, I'm going to hang your boy from a ****ing yardarm!
Kaffee: Yardarm? [to guy playing 2nd base] Sherby, does the Navy still hang people from yardarms?
Sherby: I don't think so.
Kaffee: Dave, Sherby said he doesn't think the Navy hangs people from yardarms anymore.
Spradling: I'm going to charge him with possession and being under the influence while on duty. You plead guilty, I'll recommend thirty days in the brig with loss of rank and pay.
Kaffee: It was oregano, Dave. It was ten dollars' worth of oregano.
Spradling: Yeah, well, your client thought it was marijuana.
Kaffee: My client's a moron. That's not against the law.
Spradling: Kaffee, I've got people to answer to, just like you. I'm gonna charge him.
Kaffee: With what? Possession of a condiment?

Capt. West: Commander Galloway, why don't you get yourself a cup of coffee?
Galloway: Thank you, sir, I'm fine.
Capt. West: Commander, I'd like you to leave the room so we can talk about you behind your back.
Galloway: Certainly, sir.

C.O.: It seems important to Division that this one be handled by the book, so I'm assigning co-counsel. Any volunteers? [Stares at Weinberg]
Weinberg: No! Sir, I've got a pile of papers on my desk about a mile high!
C.O.: Work with Kaffee on this.
Weinberg: Doing what? Kaffee will have this done in about four days.
C.O.: Doing various administrative things. Backup. Whatever.
Weinberg: In other words, I have no responsibilities here whatsoever.
C.O.: Right.
Weinberg: My kind of case.

Kaffee: Hi, I'm Daniel Kaffee. I was told to meet with, ah, Lieutenant Commander Galloway about a briefing?
Galloway: You're the attorney Division assigned?
Kaffee: I'm lead counsel. This is Sam Weinberg.
Weinberg: I have no responsibilities here whatsoever.

Galloway: Lieutenant, how long have you been in the Navy?
Kaffee: Going on nine months now.
Galloway: And how long have you been out of law school?
Kaffee: A little over a year.
Galloway: I see.
Kaffee: Have I done something wrong?
Galloway: No, it's just that when I petitioned Division to have counsel assigned, I was hoping to be taken seriously.
Kaffee: No offense taken, in case you were wondering.
Weinberg: Commander, Lieutenant Kaffee is generally considered the best litigator in our office. He's successfully plea-bargained forty-four cases in nine months.
Kaffee: One more and I get a set of steak knives.