Jack Burton
Kurt Russell as "Jack Burton" in Big Trouble in Little China (1986):
What does that mean? Huh? "China is here." I don't even know what the hell that means.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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Apocalypse Now - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: The horror...the horror.
Genres: Drama | Epic | War
Released: 10 May 1979 (Cannes Film Festival)
Length: 153 min (202 min Redux version)
Rating: 10 out of 10 10 /10
Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) receives orders to seek out a renegade military outpost led by the mysterious Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Willard's mission: "Terminate with extreme prejudice." One of the most powerful films of all time, Apocalypse Now was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won Two for Best Sound and Best Cinematography. Based on the novel, 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad. Includes early performances by Harrison Ford and Laurence Fishburne.
Col. Walter E. Kurtz
[last lines] [voiceover] The horror... the horror...
Capt. Benjamin L. Willard
Oh man... the bullshit piled up so fast in Vietnam, you needed wings to stay above it.
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
You can either surf, or you can fight!
Col. Lucas
Capt. Benjamin L. Willard
Gen. Corman
Jerry, Civilian
Your mission is to proceed up the Nung River in a Navy patrol boat. Pick up Colonel Kurtz's path at Nu Mung Ba, follow it and learn what you can along the way. When you find the Colonel, infiltrate his team by whatever means available and terminate the Colonel's command.Terminate the Colonel?He's out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. And he is still in the field commanding troops.Terminate with extreme prejudice.You understand, Captain, that this mission does not exist, nor will it ever exist...
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
Lance B. Johnson
Smell that? You smell that?What?Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.


I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like ...

[sniffing, pondering]

...victory. Someday this war's gonna end...

[suddenly walks off]

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