Saving Private Ryan (1998) Poster

Barry Pepper: Private Jackson



  • Parker : [firing machine gun]  I'm out of .30 Caliber!

    Private Jackson : [lining shots]  Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

    [Fires rifle twice] 

    Private Jackson : My goodness and my fortress... my high tower and my Deliverer.

    [Fires rifle] 

    Private Jackson : My shield, and he in whom I trust.

    [Fires rifle, then to his rifle] 

    Private Jackson : Here you go baby.

    [Fires rifle few more times. Notices a tank has spotted them] 

    Private Jackson : Parker, get down!

  • Private Jackson : Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.

    Captain Miller : Well, by all means, share it with the squad.

    Private Jackson : Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.

    Captain Miller : Yeah. Go on.

    Private Jackson : Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.

    Captain Miller : Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.

    Private Jackson : Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.

    Private Reiben : Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?

    Captain Miller : I don't gripe to *you*, Reiben. I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down. Always up. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer, so on, so on, and so on. I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that as a Ranger.

    Private Reiben : I'm sorry, sir, but uh... let's say you weren't a captain, or maybe I was a major. What would you say then?

    Captain Miller : Well, in that case... I'd say, "This is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir, worthy of my best efforts, sir. Moreover... I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down my life and the lives of my men - especially you, Reiben - to ease her suffering."

    Mellish : [chuckles]  He's good.

    Private Caparzo : I love him.

    [they make mocking kissy-faces at each other] 

  • Lieutenant Dewindt : FUBAR.

    Private Reiben : FUBAR.

    Sergeant Horvath : FUBAR.

    Captain Miller : FUBAR

    Private Jackson : Y'all got that right.

    Corporal Upham : I looked up "fubar" in the German dictionary and there's no fubar in here.

  • [lining up a rifle shot] 

    Private Jackson : O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.

  • Private Jackson : I wouldn't venture out there fellas. This sniper's got talent.

  • [talking about Capt. Miller] 

    Corporal Upham : Reiben, so you even know where he went to school?

    Private Reiben : Cap'n didn't go to school, they assembled him at OSC outta spare body parts of dead GIs.

    Private Caparzo : You gotta pay attention to detail, I know exactly where he's from and I know exactly what he did 'cuz I pay attention to detail.

    Private Jackson : Hey, Upham, careful you don't step in the bullshit!

  • [lining up a rifle shot] 

    Private Jackson : Be not Thou far from me, O Lord.

  • Captain Miller : Whose goin' left?

    Private Jackson : I'll do it. I'll go left.

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