Narrator: Cole Phelps and Jack Kelso. With some people, it's as simple as chemistry. Two guys who should have been friends, but their personalities got in the way. Phelps, a good guy, but wound way too tight. And Kelso, a quiet man who could never walk away from a fight.
Dunn: Well, it's a shame you don't like to talk about it, Cole.
Phelps: Ralph, friends who want to stay friends don't discuss religion or politics, and in my case you can add the war to that.
Dunn: I know that bum. Wendell Bowers. I put him away before. He jumped parole. Get after him, Phelps. I'll head him off in the car.
Phelps: Wendell Bowers! Stop! LAPD!
Bowers: You can go screw yourselves.
Phelps: Bowers! Hold it right there!
Dunn: Stop now or I will shoot!
Phelps: I wont tell you again, Wendell! Jesus, Dunn, watch your fire!
Dunn: You don't want to do this, Wendell! Get down from there right now.
Phelps: Give it up, Wendell!
Bowers: Stay the hell away from me!
Phelps: You've got to be kidding!
Bowers: You fucking asked for it! There's no way I'm going back inside! I've done my time!
Phelps: It's over, Bowers! Give it up, Bowers. There's nowhere left to go.
Bowers: Looks like we've got the place to ourselves.
Dunn: How you doing, Wendell? Your parole officer is feeling lonely, he's got a hole in his life for an asshole like you. You can make it up to him in ten years time. Watch your head. This hump will be back in the iron hotel by tomorrow night. Nice work, Cole. You run track in high school?
Captain: Part of the tradition of the Marine Corps and being an officer in the Marine Corps is the ability to make tough decisions. The right decision is not always the popular one, the right decision will get the men you care about killed. These ratings and your ability to give them frankly and truthfully directly affect your chances of successfully becoming a Marine officer. Candidate Phelps, you have the floor.
Phelps: Esprit de Corps: Merrill 10, Franklin 8, Weiss 8, Donahoe 6, Kowolski 6, Hudson 5, Kelso 2. Leadership: Donahoe 8, Franklin 7, Merrill 6, Kowolski 6, Weiss 5, Hudson 5, Kelso 1.
Captain: Candidate Kelso.
Jack: I'm sorry, Captain, but I joined the Marine Corps to fight the enemy, not get involved in this schoolboy chickenshit.
Captain: Kelso, in my office now.