The Rock

The Rock quotes

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


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.


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

"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!

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

Goodspeed: You broke out, let me see if I can get this straight. You went down the incinerator chute, on the mine car, through the tunnels to the power plant, under the steam engine–that was really cool by the way–and into the cistern through the intake pipe. But--ahem-hem!--how, in the name of Zeus's butthole, did you get out of your cell?! I only ask because in our current situation, well, it could prove to be useful information. Maybe!
[Mason opens Goodspeed's cell door and non-chalantly walks past him]
Mason: Trade secrets, my son.

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

(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.

Goodspeed: [Holding VX Poison Nerve Gas] Do you know how this shit works?
Capt. Darrow: [Holding his knife] Do you know how this shit works?! (flashes his knife) Come on, come on, I don't need the gun. I'll put it down, come on. Let's play! Come on, come on!
Goodspeed: Listen, I think we got off on the wrong foot. Stan Goodspeed, FBI. Uh, let's talk music. Do you like the Elton John song "Rocket Man"?
Capt. Darrow: I don't like soft-ass shit!
Goodspeed: Oh, oh you don't, ok. Well, I only ask because it's you. You're the rocket man! [he fires the rocket out the window, taking Darrow with it] How do you like how that shit works?!

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.

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.

I'm a chemical superfreak actually, but, I still need a gun.

For Major Baxter and I, this is the last campaign dating back to Tet '68. Likewise for Captain Hendrix and Gunnery Sergeant Crisp, who cut their teeth under my command in Desert Storm. Captain Frye, Captain Darrow, this is my first operational situation with you and your men and I have to say thus far and your conduct here reflects your reputation.

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?

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?

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.