History Film / AFewGoodMen

15th Aug '16 5:05:58 PM ironballs16
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'''Kaffee''': [[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?

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'''Kaffee''': [[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put call Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. Rodriguez. If you ''you'' gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, followed... then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?
15th Aug '16 5:03:38 PM ironballs16
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'''Kaffee''': Crystal. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?

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'''Kaffee''': Crystal.[[BatmanGambit Crystal]]. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If you gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?


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** This also plays into the final scene at court, where Kaffee uses Jessup's hard-nosed reputation against him to set him up for the ArmorPiercingQuestion.
15th Aug '16 4:57:28 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Jessup''': We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It's that simple. Are we clear?\\

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-->'''Jessup''': We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. [[JustFollowingOrders It's that simple.simple]]. Are we clear?\\
15th Aug '16 4:55:54 PM ironballs16
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--> '''Kaffee''': "If you ordered that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger?"

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--> -->'''Jessup''': We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It's that simple. Are we clear?\\
'''Kaffee''': "If Yes, sir.\\
'''Jessup''': Are we clear?!\\
'''Kaffee''': Crystal. Colonel, I just have one more question before I put Airman O'Malley and Airman Rodriguez on the stand. If
you ordered gave an order that Santiago wasn't to be touched, and your orders are always followed, then why would Santiago be in danger?"danger? Why would it be necessary to transfer him off the base?
15th Aug '16 2:49:03 PM Gitman
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* NoodleIncident: The Curtis Bell incident is mentioned several times throughout the film but never explained.
-->'''Kendrick''': That won't be necessary, Colonel, I'll handle the situation.
-->'''Markinson''': The same way you handled the Curtis Bell incident?
** Turns out to be a ChekhovsGun. The trial discusses details about the incident[[note]](a Marine named Curtis Bell being confined to barracks and being given only water and vitamin supplements)[[/note]] driving the point home to Dawson to never disobey an order[[note]](after he tried to provide Bell with food)[[/note]].



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Kaffee grills Jessup in court over the Code Red, Ross breaks his PunchClockVillain persona shouting "DAMMIT KAFFEE!!!", in a tone that shows more worry than anger. He broke character because he was afraid Kaffee was going too far and was trying to snap him out of it.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Kaffee grills Jessup in court over the Code Red, Ross breaks his PunchClockVillain persona shouting "DAMMIT KAFFEE!!!", in a tone that shows more worry than anger. He broke character because he was afraid Kaffee was going too far and was trying to snap him out of it.



* NoodleIncident: The Curtis Bell incident is mentioned several times throughout the film but never explained.
-->'''Kendrick''': That won't be necessary, Colonel, I'll handle the situation.
-->'''Markinson''': The same way you handled the Curtis Bell incident?
** Turns out to be a ChekhovsGun. The trial discusses details about the incident[[note]](a Marine named Curtis Bell being confined to barracks and being given only water and vitamin supplements)[[/note]] driving the point home to Dawson to never disobey an order[[note]](after he tried to provide Bell with food)[[/note]].
15th Aug '16 2:09:18 PM Gitman
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-->"Why does a Lieutenant Junior Grade with 8 months' experience and a track record for plea bargains get assigned a murder case? Would it be so it never sees the inside of a courtroom?"

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-->"Why does a Lieutenant Junior Grade with 8 9 months' experience and a track record for plea bargains bargaining get assigned a murder case? Would it be so it never sees the inside of a courtroom?"
15th Aug '16 2:06:44 PM Gitman
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** Ross even reveals he doesn't think Downey and Dawson should go to jail but he still has a job to do. He also seems to really dislike Kendrick and Jessup as much as Kaffee does. He even seems happy to be [[spoiler: heading off to arrest Kendrick at the end.]]

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** Ross even reveals he doesn't think Downey and Dawson should go to jail but he still has a job to do. He also seems to really dislike Kendrick and Jessup as much as Kaffee does. does, as at one point he tells Kaffee, "Don't you dare lump me in with them just because we wear the same uniform." He even seems happy to be [[spoiler: heading off to arrest Kendrick at the end.]]
15th Aug '16 1:56:57 PM Gitman
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--> '''Kendrick:''' I like all you Navy boys. Every time we have to go somewhere to fight, you give us a ride.

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--> '''Kaffee:''' Jon - Can I call you Jon?
--> '''Kendrick:''' No, you may not.
--> '''Kaffee:''' Have I done something to offend you?
--> '''Kendrick:''' No,
I like all you Navy boys. Every time we have to go somewhere to fight, you give us a ride.
1st Aug '16 12:27:45 PM Gitman
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* BrilliantButLazy: Kaffee is a brilliant attorney with a fantastic mind and charisma. But he'd much rather practice getting his softball swing perfect.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Kaffee is a brilliant attorney with a fantastic mind and charisma.charisma, and natural oratory skill that would give William Jennings Bryan pause. But he'd much rather practice getting his softball swing perfect.



* ShutUpHannibal: After Jessup was [[spoiler: placed under arrest]], Kaffee delivers this line:
-->'''Kaffee''': "Don't call me son. I'm a lawyer, and an officer in the United States Navy, and you're [[spoiler: under arrest]], you son of a bitch."



* ShutUpHannibal: After Jessup was [[spoiler: placed under arrest]], Kaffee delivers this line:
-->'''Kaffee''': "Don't call me son. I'm a lawyer, and an officer in the United States Navy, and you're [[spoiler: under arrest]], you son of a bitch."

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* ShutUpHannibal: After Jessup was [[spoiler: placed under arrest]], SpottingTheThread: A downplayed example when Kaffee delivers this line:
-->'''Kaffee''': "Don't call me son. I'm
explains why he decided to stay on as lead counsel:
-->"Why does
a lawyer, Lieutenant Junior Grade with 8 months' experience and an officer in a track record for plea bargains get assigned a murder case? Would it be so it never sees the United States Navy, and you're [[spoiler: under arrest]], you son inside of a bitch." courtroom?"
29th Jul '16 12:13:10 AM Boggs
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* {{Manchild}}: Jessup is remarkably childish for a full bird colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Not only is he a HeManWomanHater, a {{Narcissist}}, and an imperious, contemptuous asshole in just casual conversation, he also seems to actively undermine his superior officers out of sheer egotism and acts more like an arrogant, callous, power-mad, self-absorbed, self-important school-yard bully than an actual commanding officer.

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* {{Manchild}}: Jessup is remarkably childish for a full bird colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Not only is he a HeManWomanHater, a {{Narcissist}}, and an imperious, contemptuous asshole in just casual conversation, he also seems to actively undermine his superior officers out of sheer egotism and acts more like an arrogant, callous, power-mad, self-absorbed, self-important school-yard bully than an actual commanding officer. Becomes most painfully obvious during [[spoiler: his VillainousBreakdown at the end of the film, where he actually to tries to ''physically assault'' Kaffee in a courtroom filled with people the moment it sinks in that for once things aren't going to go his way.]]
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