Jack Burton
Kurt Russell as "Jack Burton" in Big Trouble in Little China (1986):
This is gonna take crackerjack timing, Wang.
Lt. Comm. JoAnne Galloway
Lt. Comm. JoAnne Galloway
Actress: Demi Moore (age 30 in this movie)
Lt. Comm. JoAnne Galloway's Memorable Quotes:
Kaffee
Galloway
And don't wear that perfume in court, it wrecks my concentration.Really.I was talking to Sam.
Galloway
Lt. Weinberg
Why do you hate them so much?They beat up on a weakling; that's all they did. The rest is just smokefilled coffee-house crap. They tortured and tormented a weaker kid. They didn't like him. So, they killed him. And why? Because he couldn't run very fast.
Galloway
Kaffee
Lt. Weinberg
Where is he?Downtown Lodge on North East.I want him guarded.That's probably a good idea. Anyway he also says that...My clearance code is 411527273. Thank you.Clearance code? I don't have a clearance code. Do you have a clearance code?Danny!Anyway, he also says that Jessup's lying about the transportation off the base. Jessup said the 6 was the first flight out Santiago couuld have left on. Markinson says there was a plane that left seven hours earlier.

[to Galloway]

That was impressive. Did you get what I said about the flight?Yes. Sam, when a flight takes off there's got to be some kind of record kept, right?Yeah, you need the tower chief's log from Gitmo.Get it.We're gonna win.Joe, let's not go crazy about this. We don't know who Markinson is we don't know what the log book's going to say. You just concentrate on Downey. I'm going to talk to Ross and tell him where we are.
Kaffee
Capt. Ross
Galloway
Jack? Jack! They were given an order.I'll be right back. I'll be right back.How long have you known about the order?I didn't. Who's this?She's Joe Galloway. She's Downey's attorney. She's very pleased to meet you.What exactly are you accusing me of, Commander?How long have you known about the order?Jack didn't know about the order because if Jack did and he didn't tell us Jack knows he'd be violating about 14 articles of the Code of Ethics. As it is, Jack's got enough to worry about because, God forbid, our clients should decide to plead not guilty and testify for the record that they were given an order.Kendrick specifically told those men not to touch Santiago.That's right and then he went into Dawson and Downey's room and specifically ordered them to give Santiago a code red.That's not what Kendrick says.Kendrick's lying.You have proof?I have the defendants.And I have 23 Marines who aren't accused of murder and a Lieutenant with 4 letters of commendation.Why did Markinson go UA?You'll never know.You think I can't subpoena Markinson?You can try but you won't find him. You know what Markinson did for the first 17 of his 26 years in the Corps? Counter intelligence. Markinson's gone, there is no Markinson. Look, Danny, Jessup's star is on the rise. Division will give me a lot of room on this one to spare Jessup and the Corps any embarrassment.How much room?I'll knock it all down to involuntary manslaughter, two years they'll be home in six months.No deal, we're going to court.No, you're not.Why not?Because you'll lose and Danny knows it. And Danny also knows that if it does go to court then that means I'm going to have to go all the way. His clients are going to get charged with the whole truckload. Murder. Conspiracy. Conduct Unbecoming. And even though he's got me by the balls out here Danny knows that in a court room he loses this case. You see, Danny's an awfully talented lawyer and he's not about to let his clients go to jail for life when he knows that they could be home in six months. That's the end of this negotiation. I'll see you tomorrow morning at the arraignment.
Lt. Weinberg
Galloway
Kaffee
Alright, what do you suggest we do?I say we hit Jessup with the phony transfer order.A transfer order without a witness.We have a witness.A dead witness.And in the hands of a lesser attorney that'd be a problem.Look at this, last night he's swimming in Jack Daniels and now he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.I'm getting my second wind. Sit down, both of you.

[Sees that they are already sitting]

Good. Jessup told Kendrick to order the code red, Kendrick did and our clients followed the order. The cover-up isn't our case - to win Jessup needs to tell the court members that he ordered the code red.And now you think you can get him to just say it?I think he wants to say it. I think he's pissed off that he's gotta hide from this. I think he wants to say that he made a command decision and that's the end of it.

[Starts imitating Jessup]

He eats breakfast 300 yards away from 4000 Cubans that are trained to kill him. And nobody's going to tell him how to run his unit least of all the Harvard mouth in his faggoty white uniform. I need to shake him, put him on the defensive and lead him right where he's dying to go.That's it? That's the plan?That's the plan.And how are you going to that?I have no idea. I need my bat.What?I need my bat. I think better with my bat. Where's my bat?I put it in the closet.You put it in the closet?I was tripping on it.Don't ever put that bat in the closet.
Kaffee
Downey
Capt. Ross
Galloway
Private, I want you to tell us one last time, why did you go into Santiago's barracks room on the night of September 6th?A code red was ordered by my platoon commander Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick.Thank you. Your witness.Private, on the week of 2 September the switch log has you down at post 39 until 1600, is that correct?I'm sure it is, sir, they keep that log pretty good.How far is it from Post 39 to the Windward barracks?It's a ways, sir. It's a hike.About how far by jeep?Ten, fifteen minutes.Ever have to walk it?Yes, sir. That day, sir. Friday. The pick up private. That's like what we call the guy who drops us off at our post and picks us up, also because he can get girls in New York City. The pick up private got a flat sir, right at 39, he pulled up and bam, a blow out with no spare so we had to double time it back to the barracks.And if it's ten, fifteen minutes by jeep I'm guessing it must be a good hour by foot, is that right?Pick up and me did it in 45 flat, sir.Not bad. Now, you've said that your assault on Private Santiago was the result of an order that you received in your barracks room at 1620, am I right?Yes, sir.But you just said that you didn't make it back to the Windward barracks until 1645.Sir?Well, if you didn't make it back to the barracks room until 1645, how could you be in your room at 1620?Well, you see, sir, there was a blow out.Private, did you ever actually hear Lieutenant Kendrick order a code red?Well, Hal said that...Private, did you ever actually hear Lieutenant Kendrick order a code red?No, sir.Please the court, I'd like to request a recess in order to confer with my client.
Capt. Ross
Galloway
Judge Randolph
Downey
Why did you go into Santiago's room that night?The witness has rights!The witness has been read his rights, Commander!The question will be repeated.Why did you go into Santiago's room that night?Hal?Did Lance Corporal Dawson tell you to give Santiago a code red?Hal?Don't look at him!Hal?[1626]:Private, answer the captain's question!Yes, captain, I was given an order by my squad leader Lance Corporal Harold W. Dawson, United States Marine Corps and I followed it!
Galloway
Kaffee
Hi there.Having any luck in getting me replaced?Is there anyone in this command that you don't eat or drink or play softball with?Commander, I...Listen, I came to make peace. We got off on the wrong foot. What do you say? Friends?I don't think...By the way, I brought Downey some comic books he was asking for. The kid, Kaffee, I swear, he doesn't know where he is. He doesn't even know why he's been arrested.Commander?You can call me Joanne.Joanne?Or Joe.Joe?Yes?If you speak to a client of mine again without my permission, I'll have you disbarred. Friends?I had authorization.From where?Downey's closest living relative, Ginny Miller, his aunt on his mother's side.You got authorization from Aunt Ginny?I gave her a call like you asked. Very nice woman we spoke for about an hour.You got authorization from Aunt Ginny.Perfectly within my province.Does Aunt Ginny have a barn? We can hold the trial there. I can sew the costumes. Maybe his Uncle Goober can be the judge.I'm going to Cuba with you tomorrow.And the hits just keep on coming.
Kaffee
Galloway
You and Dawson, you both live in the same dreamworld. It doesn't matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove! So please, don't tell me what I know, or don't know; I know the LAW.You know nothing about the law. You're a used-car salesman, Daniel. You're an ambulance chaser with a rank. You're nothing. Live with that.
Galloway
Kaffee
I'm sorry to bother you, I should have called first.No, no, I was just watching a ball game. Come on in.I was wondering if... how'd you would feel about my taking you to dinner tonight.Are you asking me out on a date?No...It sounded like you were asking me out on a date.I wasn't.I've been asked out on dates before, and that's what it sounded like.Do you like seafood? I know a good seafood place.
Galloway
Kaffee
But my feeling is that if this case is handled in the same fast-food, slick-ass ' Persian Bazaar manner with which you seem to handle everything else, something's gonna get missed. And I wouldn't be doing my job if I allowed Dawson and Downey to spend any more time in prison than absolutely necessary, because their attorney had pre-determined the path of least resistance.Wow... I'm sexually aroused, Commander.
Kaffee
Barnes
Galloway
Whoa. Hold it. We gotta take a boat?Yes, sir. To get to the other side of the bay.Nobody said anything about a boat.Is there a problem, sir?No, no problem. I'm just not that crazy about boats, that's all.Jesus Christ, Kaffee, you're in the Navy for crying out loud.Nobody likes her very much.Yes, sir!
Kaffee
Galloway
Anyway, since we seem to be out of witnesses, I thought I'd drink a little.I still think we can win.Maybe you should drink a little.
Galloway
Kaffee
Lt. Weinberg
You put him on the stand and you get it from him!Oh, we get it from him! Yes! No problem! We get it from him.

[turns to Sam as if he were Jessup on the stand]

Colonel Jessup, isn't it true that you ordered the Code Red on Santiago?Listen, we're all a little...[interrupts with game-show buzzer sound] eeehhhhh! I'm sorry, your time's run out! What do we have for the losers, judge? Well, for our defendants, it's a life time at exotic Fort Leavenworth! And, for defense counsel Kaffee, that's right, it's a court martial! Yes, Johnny! After falsely accusing a highly decorated Marine officer of conspiracy and perjury, Lieutenant Kaffee will have a long and prosperous career teaching... typewriter maintenance at the Rocco Globbo School for Women! Thank you for playing "Should we or should we not follow the advice of the galactically stupid!"
Capt. West
Galloway
Commander Galloway, why don't you get yourself a cup of coffee.Thank you, sir, I'm fine.Commander, I'd like you to leave the room so we can talk about you behind your back.Certainly, sir.
Lt. Weinberg
Galloway
Why do you like them so much?Because they stand on a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."
Galloway
Lt. Weinberg
Tell your friend not to get cute down there, the Marines at Gitmo are fanatical.Fanatical about what?About being Marines.
Galloway
Kaffee
Are you planning on doing any investigating, or are you just gonna take the guided tour?I'm pacing myself.
Galloway
Kaffee
I don't think you're fit to handle the defense.You don't even *know* me. Ordinarily it takes someone *hours* to discover I'm not fit to handle a defense.
Galloway
Kaffee
Lieutenant, how long have you been in the Navy?Going on nine months now.And how long have you been out of law school?A little over a year.I see.Have I done something wrong?No, it's just that when I petitioned division to have counsel assigned, I was hoping that I'd be taken seriously.No offense taken, in case you were wondering.
Galloway
Kaffee
Lt. Weinberg
[upon first meeting]You're the attorney division assigned?I'm lead counsel, and this is Sam Weinberg.I have no responsibilities here whatsoever.
Kaffee
Galloway
Why are you always giving me your resume?[pauses] Because I want you to think that I'm a good lawyer.
Kaffee
Galloway

[when Galloway insists on investigation instead of an instant uninformed plea-bargain]

Commander, do you have some sort of jurisdiction here that I should know about?My job is to make sure that you do your job. I'm Special Counsel for Internal Affairs, so jurisdiction's pretty much in your face.
Galloway
Kaffee

[crisply, after Kaffee's risen prematurely to leave]

You're dismissed.[pause] I always forget that part.
Galloway
Kaffee
Hey, Kaffee...I know what you're going to say - You don't have to. We've had our differences. I said some things I didn't mean; you said some things you didn't mean, but you're happy I stuck with the case. And if you've gained a certain respect for me over the last three weeks... well, of course, I'm happy about that. But we don't have to make a whole big deal outta that - you like me? I won't make you say it.I was just going to tell you to wear matching socks tomorrow.OK! Good tip!
Kaffee
Lt. Weinberg
Galloway
Were you able to speak to your friend at the NIS?Yeah, she said that if Markinson doesn't want to be found, we're not gonna find him. She said I could be Markinson and you wouldn't know it.Are you Markinson?No.I'm not Markinson... that's two down. What?I'm just wondering, now that Joanne's in on this, you know, I was just wondering if you still needed me.They were following orders, Sam.An illegal order.You think Dawson and Downey knew it was an illegal order?It doesn't matter what they knew. Any decent human being would have refused.They're not permitted to question orders.Then what's the secret? Huh, what are the magic words? I give orders every day nobody follows them.Sam, we have softball games and marching bands. They work at a place where you have to wear camouflage or they might get shot! I need you. You're better at research than I am and you know how to prepare a witness.[Galloway arrives] I have medical reports and Chinese food. I say we eat first.

[pause, Weinberg is pondering]

What?You got any Kung Pao chicken?Alright, here's our defense. Intent, no one can prove there was poison on the rag. Code reds, they're common and accepted in Guantanimo Bay. The order, A, Kendrick gave it, B they had no choice but to follow it. That's it.What about motive?We're a little weak on motive they had one.Just because a person's got a motive doesn't mean they're guilty.Relax, we'll deal with the fence line shooting when it comes up. For now, let's start with intent. I don't know what made Santiago die, I don't want to know. I just want to show that it could have been something other than poison. Joe, talk to doctors find out everything there is to know about lactic acidosis. Sam, find out who else was in the emergency room that night...
Galloway
Kaffee
Lieutenant, this letter makes it look like your client had a motive to kill Santiago.Gotcha, and Santiago is, who?The victim.Write that down.
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