The Rock

The Rock quotes

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General Francis X. Hummel
John Patrick Mason
Multiple Characters
Stanley Goodspeed


"I'd take pleasure in guttin' you, boy. I'd take pleasure in guttin' you... boy." What is wrong with these people, huh? Mason? Don't you think there's a lot of, uh, a lot of anger flowing around this island? Kind of a pubescent volatility? Don't you think? A lotta angst, a lot of "I'm sixteen, I'm angry at my father" syndrome? I mean, grow up! We're stuck on an island with a bunch of violence-for-pleasure-seeking psycopathic marines, shame on them!


(To Carla) I really believe that anyone who's even thinking of having a child in this world is coldly considering an act of cruelty.

Commander Anderson: We're in the fight of our lives, against maybe the greatest battalion commander in the Vietnam War, I shit you not.

FBI Agent: He is my age now, for Christ's sake. I have to get up three times a night to take a piss!

Marvin: Look how big this is. You want me to stick this into my heart, are you ****ing nuts?

Ranger Bob: I, Ranger Bob, cordially invite you to become inmates of Alcatraz. Temporarily of course.

Stylist: Oh, who did this to you? This is just not right, in fact it's nasty!

Stylist: Okay, I don't wanna know nothing. I never saw you throw that gentleman off the balcony. All I care about is, are you happy with your haircut?

Carla: You didn't really mean what you said about bringing a child into this world...being an act of cruelty, did you?
Goodspeed: I meant it at the time.
Carla: Stanley, you said it seven and a half seconds ago!
Goodspeed: Well, gosh, kind of a lot's happened since then.

Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair: Three tours in Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Desert Storm, three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and the Congressional Medal of–Jesus. This man is a hero.
General Al Kramer: Well, I think "legend" might be a better description, Mr. Sinclair.
Sinclair: Yeah, well, now we can add kidnapping and extortion to his list of accolades.
Gen. Kramer: [mildly indignant] Mr. Sinclair, General Hummel is a man of honor.

Commander Andersson: Have you ever been in a combat situation?
Goodspeed: Define combat, Sir.
Shep: An incursion underwater to re-take an impregnable fortress held by an elite team of US Marines in possession of 81 hostages and 15 guided rockets armed with VX poison gas.
Goodspeed: Oh. In that case, no, Sir.

Gen. Hummel I'm not about to kill 80,000 innocent people! Do you think I'm out of my ****ing mind? We bluffed, they called it.The mission is over.
Capt. Frye Who said anything about bluffing, General?

Gen. Hummel: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.
Mason: Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious, according to Oscar Wilde. [Hummel strikes him in the back of the neck] Thank you for making my point.

Goodspeed: Hi, I'm an agent with the Federal, FBI, I'm Stanley Goodspeed!
Mason: But of course you are.
Goodspeed: Of course.
Mason: And you have an emergency?
Goodspeed: Right.
Mason: And you need my help?
Goodspeed: Exactly right.
Mason: Coffee?
Goodspeed: No, I'm fine, thank you.
Mason: Offer me coffee!

Goodspeed: The mission is not complete!
Mason: It is. When this is over, you'll go back home, driving Carla and the baby insane, in your beige Volvo. And I'll be dead, or back in prison which is the same thing.
Goodspeed: You're not leaving--arrgh! (Mason punches him and walks off) All right, I'll do it myself! I got three weeks weapons training. I'll kick the...hell out of a platoon full of Marines! No problem.