Battleground Quotes

German Lieutenant: The major thinks General McAuliffle must have misunderstood. We have appealed to the well-known American humanity to save the people of Bastogne from further suffering. We have given you two hours to consider before raining destruction upon you. We do not understand General McAuliffe's answer.
American Colonel: I'd be glad to repeat it. The answer is "nuts".
German Lieutenant: [discusses with German major] Is that a negative or an affirmative reply?
American Colonel: Nuts is strictly negative.
German Lieutenant: [discusses in German with German major] We will kill many Americans.
American Colonel: [studies them contemptuously before replying] On your way, bud.

Movie: Battleground
Holley: What's going on?
Sgt. Kinnie: Me and General McAulliffe decided to move I Company up on the line. That is if you agree.

Movie: Battleground
Pvt. Garby: What time is it, Hanson?
Pvt. Hanson: 11: 30.
Pvt. Garby: What? It can't be that late. We left at two o'clock.
Pvt. Hanson: 11: 30 AM, Garby. Central Standard Time. Pretty near lunchtime in Springfield.
Pvt. Garby: You mean you never changed your watch?
Pvt. Hanson: What's the use of changing your watch?
Pvt. Garby: What's the use? You're here, you're not in Springfield, Illinois.
Pvt. Hanson: I hear you...

Movie: Battleground
The Chaplain: [at an interfaith service for the soldiers] My answer to the sixty-four dollar question is yes, this trip was necessary. As the years go by, a lot of people are going to forget. But you won't. And don't ever let anybody tell you you were a sucker to fight in the war against fascism. And now, Jerry permitting, let us pray. Almighty God... [artillery drowns him out]
The Chaplain: The organist is hitting those bass notes a little too loud for me to be heard. So let each of us pray in his own way, to his own God.

Movie: Battleground
[last lines]
Holley: [as they begin marching from the battlefield, passing their replacements as they enter] Hey, Kinnie - what ever happened to Jody?
Sgt. Kinnie: All right, come on! Come on! What do you want these guys to think, you're a bunch of WACs? Alright, alright pick it up now. Hut, two, three. Hut, two, three, four. Hut, two, three, four. You had a good home but you left...
I Company: You're right!
Sgt. Kinnie: Jody was there when you left...
I Company: You're right!
Sgt. Kinnie: Your Baby was there when you left...
I Company: You're right!
Sgt. Kinnie: Sound off!
I Company: One, two
Sgt. Kinnie: Sound off!
I Company: Three, four.
Sgt. Kinnie: Cadence Count
I Company: One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four!
Sgt. Kinnie: Your baby was lonely - as lonely as could be ...
I Company: Until Jody provided company!
Sgt. Kinnie: Ain't it great to have a pal...
I Company: Who works so hard to keep up morale!
Sgt. Kinnie: You ain't got nothing to worry about...
I Company: He'll keep her happy till I get out!
Sgt. Kinnie: You won't get out until the end of the war...
I Company: In nineteen hundred and seventy-four!
Sgt. Kinnie: Sound off!
I Company: One, two.
Sgt. Kinnie: Sound off!
I Company: Three, four...

Movie: Battleground
The Hunter: [quoting a poem]A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

Movie: Battleground
Dominic: [deserting the rest of the surviving group]What good is the money if none of us will be alive to spend it?
Dominic: [on being hunted down]We're not in charge here

Movie: Battleground