Jarhead (2005)


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Jarhead is a 2005 biographical drama military film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir of the same name, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford with Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Cooper. The title comes from the slang term used to refer to United States Marines. Wikipedia


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Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: (Swoff and Fergus are disassembling and reassembling their rifles in their tent. Cortez is sitting a few bunks down, messing with his radio) What would you say if I told you I was gonna kill you for fucking me over like that? Fergus: I already told you, it was an accident. Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: An accident. Right. Like when the trigger slips. Of course, your nice little mom and dad are where? Fergus: Cottonwood Falls. Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: Cottonwood Falls. They'll be sad. THey won't have their little boy to send fucking cookies to. I'll say it was an accidental discharge. I might spend some time in the brig... but it'll end this fucking waiting. And I don't knwo what it's like to kill a man. (loads rifle and points it at Fergus) Fergus: What are you doing? Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: I'm in the firing position known as the sitting position. After the prone position, it is the platform most likely to enable a Marine to effectivley kill his target. His target being a human, generally an enemy but sometimes a friend or friendly. We call this frinedly fire, or friendly fucking or getting friendly fucked. Fergus: Come on Swoff, it was your watch! It was Christmans Eve, and I was just thinking about home. That's it. Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: What do you think Cortez? You think I'll accidentally kill your homeboy from boot camp? Cortez: Sure you'll kill him. Accidents happen. Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford: You don't see shit right? Cortez: I don't see shit. This ain't even my tent. Matter of fact, I ain't even here, Swoff. (exits tent)


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