Osbourne Quotes in Basic (2003)


Osbourne Quotes:

  • [last lines]

    Hardy: So, what are you gonna do?

    Osbourne: I think I need a beer.

    Hardy: Un cerveza por senorita!

    Castro: Here you go, colonel.

    Osbourne: Colonel?

    [he winks]

  • Styles: Osbourne's the closest thing we have to an in-house investigator.

    Hardy: And here you are going out of house... now, how does that make you feel, Jules?

    Osbourne: Hostile and uncooperative, sir.

    Hardy: Fantastic.

  • Osbourne: I questioned him for two hours; he didn't make a sound.

    Hardy: You try pokin' him with a stick?

  • [first lines]

    Osbourne: [narration] The French tried to build a canal here before the Americans. At the height of their effort, 500 workers were dyin' a week from malaria and yellow fever. They couldn't come up with cemetary space fast enough. Not to mention the morale problem all those crosses would have made. So they bought shiploads of vinegar in Cuba, and in each barrel, they sealed one corpse, and then they sold them as medical cadavers all over Europe. And for a while, that was their principal source of profit. You see, this place has always had a special way of dealin' with profit and death.

  • Hardy: And I wasn't looking at your ass.

    Osbourne: [gives Hardy a skeptical look]

    Hardy: Maybe a little bit, but it was strictly in a professional way.

  • Vilmer: Guess I'm on the same transport as Pike. Hey Julie-bird, you bitch? Why don't you go and get me something to eat? I'm starving. Christ...

    Hardy: What did you say?

    Vilmer: I didn't mean to call her a bitch. I...

    Hardy: No no no no, before. What did you say?

    Vilmer: What, that me and Pike are going on a transport plane going to DC together?

    Hardy: You mean Dunbar.

    Vilmer: [sigh] No. Pike... The one that they just hauled out of here. The guy that they brought in with Kendall on the chopper.

    Osbourne: That was Dunbar.

    Vilmer: [complacent] No, that's not right.

    Hardy: What do you mean? Why not?

    Vilmer: Tom, Ray Dunbar is black.

    [flashback to Sgt. West's browbeating of Pike with Dunbar in his place]

  • Hardy: [looks at Kendall's record] Levi? Who names their kid Levi?

    Osbourne: General Jonathan Kendall. Of the Joint Chiefs.

  • Osbourne: [abruptly slugs Vilmer in the face with a phone book]

    Hardy: Whoa-ho! How about them Yankees?

    Osbourne: Now see, what I just did is considered illegal. Which means I'll be discharged from the army. Which means no law school. So I really have nothing to lose...

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