Saving Private Ryan (1998) Poster

Giovanni Ribisi: T-4 Medic Wade



  • Medic Wade : We stopped the bleeding! We stopped the bleeding!

    [a bullet hits the patient in the head] 

    Medic Wade : Fuck! Just give us a fucking chance you son of a bitch! You son of a fucking cocksucker!

  • Medic Wade : Only thing is, sometimes she'd come home early, and I'd pretend to be asleep

    Mellish : Who, your mom?

    Medic Wade : Yeah. She'd stand in the doorway looking at me... and I'd just keep my eyes shut. And I knew she just wanted to find out about my day - that she came home early... just to talk to me. And I still wouldn't move... I'd still pretend to just be asleep. I don't know why I did that.

  • Private Reiben : You wanna explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense of riskin' the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?

    Captain Miller : Twenty degrees. Anybody wanna answer that?

    Medic Wade : Reiben, think about the poor bastard's mother.

    Private Reiben : Hey, Doc, I got a mother, all right? I mean, you got a mother. Sarge's got a mother. I mean, shit, I bet even the captain's got a mother.

    [he turns and looks at Miller, who has a bemused expression on his face] 

    Private Reiben : Well, maybe not the captain, but the rest of us got mothers.

    Upham : "Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die."

    Mellish : La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la. What the fuck is that supposed to mean, Corporal, huh? We're all supposed to die, is that it?

    Captain Miller : Upham's talking about our duty as soldiers.

    Upham : Yes, sir.

    Captain Miller : We all have orders, and we have to follow 'em. That supersedes everything, including your mothers.

    Upham : Yes, sir. Thank you sir.

    Private Reiben : Even if you think the mission's FUBAR, sir?

    Captain Miller : *Especially* if you think the mission's FUBAR.

  • Medic Wade : Actually, the trick to falling asleep is trying to stay awake.

    Mellish : How is that, Wade?

    Medic Wade : Well, when my mother was an intern, she used to work late through the night... sleep through the day. So the only time we'd ever get to talk about anything is when she'd get home. So what I... I used to do, I used to lie in my bed and try to stay awake as long as I could, but it never worked 'cause... 'cause the harder I'd try, the faster I'd fall asleep.

    Private Reiben : Yeah well, that wouldn't have mattered none in my house. My ma, she would've come home, shook me awake, chatted me up 'til dawn. I swear that woman was never too tired to talk.

    Mellish : That was probably the only time she could get a word in.

  • Corporal Upham : [Wade lying down, shivering with pain and anguish, after being shot through the stomach]  Tell us what to do... tell us how to fix you.

    Captain Miller : What can we do Wade? Tell us what to do.

    Medic Wade : [Wade still shivering]  I could use some... I could use a little Morphine.

    Captain Miller : [Capt. Miller to Sergeant Horvath]  Okay... Give it to him... Give it him!

  • Captain Miller : [shouting]  Bangalores, clear the shingle.

    Private : Fire in the hole.

    Sergeant Horvath : Fire in the hole.

    Private : Fire in the hole.

    Private : [lights his bangalore] 

    Medic Wade : Fire in the hole.

    [Bangalores blow up and the barbed wire is gone] 

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