Basic (2003) Poster


Samuel L. Jackson: West



  • Sgt. Nathan West : Those of you I find lacking will quit. And those of you who refuse to quit will have a training accident. This base suffers three training accidents a year. Unfortunate accidents that I will not hesitate to repeat if you cross me!

  • Sgt. Nathan West : So pretty. So dead.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : Pike, surrender your sidearm for inspection.

    [Pike reaches to give West his gun] 

    Sgt. Nathan West : What the fuck are you doing? Have you lost your fucking mind?

    Pike : Sargent, you told me to...

    Sgt. Nathan West : Are you talking? Did you speak to me? Who the fuck told you to speak? A ranger never relinquishes his weapon. If George S. mother fucking Patton rises from his holy grave, and asks you for your weapon, you will not surrender your weapon.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : Now son, there are people in this world that will kill you for no god damn reason other than something passing through their mind. I hail from Biloxi, Mississippi where vanilla mother fuckers like that used to hang us from trees by our necks on a whim. Now, does that sound like the kind of fucking place you want to god damn grow up?

    Pike : Sargent. No, Sargent.

    Sgt. Nathan West : [chocking Pike]  Are you saying something negative about the Great state of Mississippi?

  • Sgt. Nathan West : I just transferred to Arlington Cemetery.

    Hardy : Keep talking shit, and you're liable to make roll call.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : What is your weapon... your weapon, man, your weapon? What keeps you alive and makes the other guy die? What- is- your- weapon? It's your brain Mr Pike, your noggin your noodle, your smarts, your gray matter, your poise under fire, your wits, when all about you are losing theirs. I think you came to this party unarmed Mr Pike.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : Tom, why did this woman have a weapon pointed at your head?

    Hardy : This is Captain Osbourne, and she has had a long day.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : As some of you may have heard, there is a hurricane warning tonight. Well, Rangers do not wait on good weather. Rangers do not wait for bright sun shiny days. Oh, no. Rangers are trained to operate in the worst possible conditions, and takes those conditions and turns them against their enemies. You each have one rifle, one side arm, and one white phosphorous grenade. This is a live E&E, so please keep those weapons safetied, so you are not to shoot off your nonexistent dicks.

  • Sgt. Nathan West : I do not care that you are triple volunteers. I do not care that you think you are hard. And I especially don't give a rat's fuck what 4-star general's dick you sucked to get the privilege of being able to stand before me today.

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