Saving Private Ryan (1998) Poster

Vin Diesel: Private Caparzo



  • 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] 

  • Captain Miller : Caparzo, get that kid back up there!

    Private Caparzo : Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.

    Captain Miller : We're not here to do the decent thing, we're here to follow fucking orders!

  • Captain Miller : [on Omaha Beach]  Bangalores up the line! Bagalores up the line!

    Sergeant Horvath : Heads up, bangers comin' your way.

    Private Caparzo : [a soldier's helmet is struck by a bullet and he then takes it off]  Jesus, lucky bastard.

    [the other soldier is then shot in the head and falls dead] 

  • [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!

  • Captain Miller : You and I are taking a squad over to Neuville on a public relations mission.

    Sergeant Horvath : What, you leading a squad?

    Captain Miller : Some private in the 101st lost three brothers and he's got a ticket home.

    Sergeant Horvath : How come Neuville?

    Captain Miller : Eh, they think he's up there somewhere, part of all those airborne misdrops.

    Sergeant Horvath : It's not gonna be easy finding one particular soldier in the middle of this whole goddamn war.

    Captain Miller : Like finding a needle in a stack of needles.

    Sergeant Horvath : But what about the company?

    Captain Miller : We take the pick of the litter and the rest get folded into Baker.

    Sergeant Horvath : Jesus Christ. They took away your company?

    Captain Miller : Wasn't my company, it was the Army's. So they told me, anyway. Give me Reiben on BAR, Jackson, Wade, Beasley, and Caparzo.

    Sergeant Horvath : Beasley's dead.

    Captain Miller : All right, Mellish then. We got anybody speaks French?

    Sergeant Horvath : Not that I know of.

    Captain Miller : What about Talbot?

    Sergeant Horvath : This morning.

    Captain Miller : Oh... all right. I'm gonna try to dig up another interpreter. Assemble at battalion motor pool on the beach.

    Sergeant Horvath : Yes, sir. Listen up...

    Private Caparzo : What are we gonna do?

    Sergeant Horvath : What?

    Private Caparzo : What are we gonna do?

    Sergeant Horvath : You're goin' home wrapped in an American flag with a hunk of cheese in your ass, Caparzo, you smart-ass! Now listen up...

    Private Reiben : I thought you liked it in the ass.

    Sergeant Horvath : What?

    Private Reiben : I thought you liked it in the ass!

  • Corporal Upham : Caparzo, is it?

    Private Caparzo : Hey Corporal, drop dead!

    Corporal Upham : Got you.

    Private Caparzo : And another thing, every time you salute the Captain, you make him a target for the Germans. Do us a favor. Don't do it. Especially when I'm standing next to him, capisci?

    Corporal Upham : Uh, capisci.

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