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Not Sydney Schanberg: Well, it's just too goddamn late, Alan, this country's split apart. We put this ship to sea and it breaks my heart not to help it back to a port, any port.


Mass grave in Choeung Ek. [listening to BBC reporter Hugh Elder's broadcast on the radio]
Jon Swain: Where do they get this crap?
Al Rockoff: That guy across the gate there. The little guy. Could we all not look at once, please? I have it on reliable sources that that's none other than Hugh Elder.
Jon Swain: You're kidding . . .
Al Rockoff: He's disguised, but I got a little suspicious about it, you know what I mean?
Dith Pran: How does he get his copy out?
Al Rockoff: How does he get his copy out? Specially trained hens. Yeah, the BBC has commissioned them to walk past the Khmer Rouge like they're regular fowl, and then they've been crossing the border into Thailand every day and every night.

Major Reeves: [to reporters visiting bombed city] Get in the chopper now. [to Sydney] No, Schanberg, you came on a boat you go back on a boat.
Sydney: That won't stop my story! [to Consul] What the hell is this, Donald?
Consul: Now listen Sydney, if you weren't down here, I wouldn't be down here, and I don't want to be down here. What good is it doing?
Sydney: Because if anybody ever gets to read about this you won't be able to look 'em in the face.

Morgan: [referring to Dith Pran leaving the French Embassy] Now does Sid know how ****ing serious this is?
Jon Swain: Of course he bloody well knows
Morgan: Because we can't just let him ****ing walk out of here.

[Dith Pran is forced to leave the French Embassy]
Morgan: For chrissakes, Sydney, why didn't you get him out then you had the chance? You had no right to keep him here! Funny sense of priorities.
Dith Pran: I'm a reporter too, Morgan! I know his heart. I love him like my brother, and I'd do anything for him! Anything!

Al Rockoff: It bothers me that you let Pran stay in Cambodia because you wanted to win that ****ing award and you knew you needed him.
Sydney Schanberg: I had no idea that-
Al Rockoff: The **** you didn't! The **** you didn't!

[at their reunion, with warm smiles]
Sydney Schanberg: You forgive me?
Dith Pran: Nothing to forgive Sydney. Nothing.

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