History YMMV / AFewGoodMen

17th Oct '15 8:27:58 PM Tork
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*{{Narm}}: Kaffee has a tendency to explosively swear at people out of nowhere when slighted. ** "FUCK YOU HAROLD!!!!" ** "YOU'RE A LOUSY FUCKING SOFTBALL PLAYER JACK!!!!" (Bonus points for having no bearing on the conversation whatsoever.)
1st Oct '15 8:06:36 PM neoYTPism
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Though on second thought that statement was clearly in the context of discussing the USMC in particular...
* MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's meant to have depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain, but when he implies that the military shouldn't be accountable to the law, you're not supposed to ''agree'' with him.
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* MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's meant to have depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain, but when he implies that the military marines shouldn't be accountable to the law, you're not supposed to ''agree'' with him.
1st Oct '15 8:04:43 PM neoYTPism
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They're marines, not soldiers. That said, he never implied only marines were above the law, so perhaps it's better to use a more general term.
* MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's meant to have depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain, but when he says soldiers shouldn't be accountable to the law, you're not supposed to ''agree'' with him.
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* MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's meant to have depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain, but when he says soldiers implies that the military shouldn't be accountable to the law, you're not supposed to ''agree'' with him.
21st May '15 2:29:34 AM Terrialstrasz
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** '''YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!'''
26th Feb '15 8:42:39 AM AdelePotter
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* SignatureScene: "You can't ''handle'' the truth!"
8th Jan '15 5:46:54 PM SuperSauce
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Not many people know that the movie is based off of a play written by Sorkin himself.
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Not many people know that the movie is based off of a play written by Sorkin himself.himself -- even when it's stated during the early credits.
23rd Nov '14 10:20:23 PM creader
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Moving to its own page.
* FridgeLogic: If Santiago were really as sickly as we're led to believe, he would never have gotten through ''Marine Corps'' basic training!
3rd Nov '14 4:35:03 AM Sorantheman
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* MemeticMutation: "You fucking people..."
15th Oct '14 4:17:21 PM IchigoMontoya
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some people take Jessep's courtroom rant as a TakeThat and a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech towards the kind of [[StrawCharacter limousine liberals]] (who would never dream of joining the military themselves) who sit back and criticize armed might and the use of violence against while living their lives under the guard of those same people who they disdain. This really only works when extracted from its context, as Jessep is arguably just as much of a hypocrite as they are. ** A line from the little-known stage production drives this home: Many people miss the point of this scene: Yes, Jessep thinks heís justified in doing what he does - ''Except'' for the '''fact''' that ''he isnít''. -->'''Kaffee:''' You trashed the law! But hey, we understand, youíre permitted. You have a greater responsibility than we can possibly fathom. You provide us with a blanket of freedom. We live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns, and nothing is going to stand in your way of doing it. Not Willie Santiago, not Dawson and Downey, not Markinson, not 1,000 armies, not the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and not the Constitution of the United States! Thatís the truth isnít it Colonel? I can handle it.
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some people take Jessep's Jessup's courtroom rant as a TakeThat and a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech towards the kind of [[StrawCharacter limousine liberals]] (who would never dream of joining the military themselves) who sit back and criticize armed might and the use of violence against while living their lives under the guard of those same people who they disdain. This really only works when extracted from its context, as Jessep Jessup is arguably just as much of a hypocrite as they are. ** A line from the little-known stage production drives this home: Many people miss the point of this scene: Yes, Jessep thinks heís justified in doing what he does - ''Except'' for the '''fact''' that ''he isnít''. -->'''Kaffee:''' You trashed the law! But hey, we understand, youíre permitted. You have a greater responsibility than we can possibly fathom. You provide us with a blanket of freedom. We live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns, and nothing is going to stand in your way of doing it. Not Willie Santiago, not Dawson and Downey, not Markinson, not 1,000 armies, not the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and not the Constitution of the United States! Thatís the truth isnít it Colonel? I can handle it.are.

* HoYay: Between Kaffee and Ross. They seem to know each other pretty well, and then there's the whole scene with Cruise sucking on his doughnut-dust-covered finger while Bacon stares him down. And then some of the final lines:
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* HoYay: Between Kaffee and Ross. They seem to know each other pretty well, well and then there's the whole scene with Cruise the former sucking on his doughnut-dust-covered finger while Bacon the latter stares him down. And then some of the final lines:

* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:Colonel Jessep ordered the hazing that led to Santiago's death]]. * MisaimedFandom: The number of viewers who admire Jessep's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's supposed to have depth, and isn't a CardCarryingVillain but when he says soldiers shouldn't be accountable to the law, ''you're not supposed to agree with him''. ** At heart, what he was doing was ''[[KickTheMoralityPet sanctioning assaults against his own Marines]] and then [[DirtyCoward trying to cover it up.]]'' ** The worst part is that Jessup's breakdown isn't supposed to be the center of the movie - it's supposed to be about the duty of the strong to protect the weak, and how Jessup betrayed that duty when he had a kid brutalized and accidentally killed him for being weak. Nicholson should have been cast as Weinburg, not Jessup, so that he could have put his personality behind it. As is, everybody remembers Jessup talking about necessary evil. --->'''Lt. Weinberg''': ''They beat up on a weakling, and 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''': ''They stand upon a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."'' --->'''Dawson''': ''We were supposed to fight for the people who couldn't fight for themselves. We were supposed to fight for Willie.'' ** These few sentences from the MotiveRant are key: "Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? ... Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post." The idea of either Kaffee or Weinberg doing that is laughable. Had there been even a hint that either man had ever been placed in harm's way, it would've negated this. (It's significant that Jessup doesn't say this about Galloway; partly because he's sexist, but also because one can imagine her doing so.) ** Also, people in the military are told that civilians have every right to question the way their freedom is defended. To do otherwise would be to imply that fighting for one's country guarantees an automatic right to ignore common morality, regulations and the laws and customs of war, which it simply does not. America wants proud soldiers, not arrogant ones. * OneSceneWonder: Colonel Jessup is such an electrifying character and his presence in the film is so strong that it's easy to forget he only appears in a handful of scenes. But each one is pretty astonishing and he is the originator of the film's famous monologue. * RetroactiveRecognition: Percy from ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' is Kaffey's supervisor in one scene. [[HilariousInHindsight He even mentions something called "Division".]]
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* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:Colonel Jessep Jessup ordered the hazing that led to Santiago's death]]. death.]] * MisaimedFandom: MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessep's Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's supposed meant to have depth, depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain CardCarryingVillain, but when he says soldiers shouldn't be accountable to the law, ''you're you're not supposed to agree ''agree'' with him''. ** At heart, what he was doing was ''[[KickTheMoralityPet sanctioning assaults against his own Marines]] and then [[DirtyCoward trying to cover it up.]]'' ** The worst part is that Jessup's breakdown isn't supposed to be the center of the movie - it's supposed to be about the duty of the strong to protect the weak, and how Jessup betrayed that duty when he had a kid brutalized and accidentally killed him for being weak. Nicholson should have been cast as Weinburg, not Jessup, so that he could have put his personality behind it. As is, everybody remembers Jessup talking about necessary evil. --->'''Lt. Weinberg''': ''They beat up on a weakling, and 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''': ''They stand upon a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."'' --->'''Dawson''': ''We were supposed to fight for the people who couldn't fight for themselves. We were supposed to fight for Willie.'' ** These few sentences from the MotiveRant are key: "Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? ... Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post." The idea of either Kaffee or Weinberg doing that is laughable. Had there been even a hint that either man had ever been placed in harm's way, it would've negated this. (It's significant that Jessup doesn't say this about Galloway; partly because he's sexist, but also because one can imagine her doing so.) ** Also, people in the military are told that civilians have every right to question the way their freedom is defended. To do otherwise would be to imply that fighting for one's country guarantees an automatic right to ignore common morality, regulations and the laws and customs of war, which it simply does not. America wants proud soldiers, not arrogant ones. him. * OneSceneWonder: Colonel Jessup is such an electrifying character and his presence in the film is so strong that it's easy to forget he only appears in a handful few scenes, but he makes the most of scenes. But each one is pretty astonishing and he is the originator of the film's famous monologue. them. * RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition: ** Percy from ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' is Kaffey's supervisor in one scene. [[HilariousInHindsight He even mentions something called "Division".]]

* StrawmanHasAPoint: See the above MisaimedFandom; many viewers side with Colonel Jessep and see his "you need me on that wall" argument as true.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: See the above MisaimedFandom; many viewers side with Colonel Jessep and see his Jessup's "you need me on that wall" argument as true.
2nd Aug '14 5:05:43 PM StevieC
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** A line from the little-known stage production drives this home: -->'''Kaffee:''' You trashed the law! But hey, we understand, youíre permitted. You have a greater responsibility than we can possibly fathom. You provide us with a blanket of freedom. We live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns, and nothing is going to stand in your way of doing it. Not Willie Santiago, not Dawson and Downey, not Markinson, not 1,000 armies, not the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and not the Constitution of the United States! Thatís the truth isnít it Colonel? I can handle it.\\ \\Many people miss the point of this scene: Yes, Jessep thinks heís justified in doing what he does - ''Except'' for the '''fact''' that ''he isnít''.
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** A line from the little-known stage production drives this home: home: Many people miss the point of this scene: Yes, Jessep thinks heís justified in doing what he does - ''Except'' for the '''fact''' that ''he isnít''. -->'''Kaffee:''' You trashed the law! But hey, we understand, youíre permitted. You have a greater responsibility than we can possibly fathom. You provide us with a blanket of freedom. We live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns, and nothing is going to stand in your way of doing it. Not Willie Santiago, not Dawson and Downey, not Markinson, not 1,000 armies, not the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and not the Constitution of the United States! Thatís the truth isnít it Colonel? I can handle it.\\ \\Many people miss the point of this scene: Yes, Jessep thinks heís justified in doing what he does - ''Except'' for the '''fact''' that ''he isnít''.
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