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An Officer and a Gentleman Quotes

An Officer and a Gentleman is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . An Officer and a Gentleman stopped airing in 1970.

It features Martin Elfand as producer, Jack Nitzsche in charge of musical score, and Donald E. Thorin as head of cinematography.

An Officer and a Gentleman is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of An Officer and a Gentleman is 124 minutes long. An Officer and a Gentleman is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Louis Gossett Jr. as Foley, Richard Gere as Mayo, Debra Winger as Paula, David Keith as Worley, Tommy Petersen as Young Zack, Lisa Eilbacher as Seeger, Lisa Blount as Lynette, David Caruso as Topper, Harold Sylvester as Perryman, and Richard Gere as Zack Mayo.

An Officer and a Gentleman Quotes

Louis Gossett Jr. as Foley

  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "-- Candidate Mayo's strutting in the dirt; Look at his face, he's starting to hurt; Here he is, thinking he's a great big star; But before too long he's gonna D.O.R.; Seen guys like you a hundred times; I'm telling you, Mayo, I'm one of a kind; Gonna give you more than you can take; I'm gonna watch you crumble and watch you break."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "-- Sergeant Foley, can't you see; A Puget Deb is after me; Please don't let her catch my tail; I'd be better off in the county jail --. My mom was a Deb, my grandma too; That's all them gals know how to do; She'll catch my butt before she's through; Sergeant Foley, it's up to you."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "-- Necessary or not, I am authorized to call you a beaver sandwich; or anything else I see fit; until and unless the day comes when I have to salute you and call YOU "Sir". And that goes for the rest of you, as well. If anyone among you is so God-fearing as to be offended by what I say; and/or how I say it; then, in all likelihood, the Navy is not your fix. So I suggest you D.O.R. here and now, because you will hear a dozen times worse out in the fleet; I bulls*** you not."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Now this is my idea of a ladies' man. Wait till the local girls get a look at you, Skinhead."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "-- I know why most of you are here; we weren't born yesterday. Before you get to join United Airlines and sell them what we teach, you gotta give the Navy six years of your life. Lots of things can happen in six years, including another war. And if any of you are too peace-loving to dump napalm on an enemy village where there MIGHT be women and children, that's what I'm here to discover --. I expect to lose at least half of you before I'm finished. I will use every means necessary, fair and unfair, to trip you up; that is, to expose your weaknesses -- both as a potential aviator, and as a human being. The prize at the other end is a flight education worth $1 million. But first, you gotta get past ME."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "You can forget it. You're out."
  • (Richard Gere) "Don't you do it. Don't. You -- I got nowhere else to go. I got nowhere else to g -- I got nothin' else."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "In every class, there's always one joker who thinks that he's smarter than me. In this class, that happens to be you. Isn't it, Mayonnaise?"
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Wave good-bye to your buddies, Mayonnaise. Oh, I forgot. You don't have any buddies, do you? Only customers."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "You ought to be good at this, Mayo; something you can do ALONE -- You never know when or how this program's gonna trip you up, huh, Mayonnaise? Could be a grade, or some flaw in your character that comes out under stress."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "I don't believe what I'm seeing. Where have you been all your lives, at an orgy? Listening to Mick Jagger"
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "music and bad-mouthing your country, I'll bet --. Better stop eyeballing me, boy; you're not worthy to look your superiors in the eye. Use your peripheral vision, or I'll rip your eyeballs out of their sockets and eat them for breakfast. Understand? Every time I say "Understand," I want the whole group to say "Yes, Sir". UNDERSTAND?"
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Not all the obstacles that can trip you up are on this base. Let me tell you something about the local girls. Ever since there's been an OCS here, there's been what we call the Puget Sound Debs. Poor girls who come over on the ferry every weekend, with just one thing in mind: to marry themselves a naval aviator. A Puget Deb will tell you, "Don't worry about contraceptives. I've got that all taken care of." Don't believe it. A Puget Deb will do anything and say anything to trap you. I know this sounds silly, especially in this so-called modern age. But you scuzzy college pukes better watch out, because they're out there. And YOU are the answer to their dream."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Congratulations Ensign Seeger."
  • (Lisa Eilbacher) "Thank you, Sir."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Gunnery Sgt, Ensign Seeger, Sir."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Mayo, I want your D.O.R."
  • (Richard Gere) "No sir. You can kick me outta here, but I ain't quitting."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Get into your fatigues, Mayo. By the end of this weekend, you'll quit."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Congratulations, Ensign Mayo."
  • (Richard Gere) "I won't ever forget you, sergeant."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "I know."
  • (Richard Gere) "I'm sorry we didn't meet years ago; you're the kind of man I've always needed for a father."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Get the hell out of here."
  • (Richard Gere) "Thank you, sergeant."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "Casey Jones was a son of a bitch; Drove his train through a 30 foot ditch; Came on out with his dick in his hand; Said "Listen ladies, I'm a hell of a man."; Went into town and lined up a hundred; Swore up and down he'd f*** every one; f***ed 98 'til his balls turned blue; Then he backed off, jacked off, and f***ed the other two."

Richard Gere as Zack Mayo

  • (Richard Gere) "Sit. Adjust. Pray. Attack."
  • (Richard Gere) "Hey."
  • (Byron) "Hey, kid. Are you Zack?"
  • (Tommy Petersen) "Yes, sir."
  • (Byron) "I'm Byron; nice to meet you. Come on, let's get your bags, OK?"
  • (Tommy Petersen) "Yes, sir."
  • (Richard Gere) "-- You didn't kick him out, did you? Wait, sir. Didn't he tell you what he's been going through?"
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "It doesn't matter what he's been going through; that's what bartenders are for. What DOES matter is that he freaked out for SOME reason at twenty-five thousand feet, and that can't happen. Period."
  • (Richard Gere) "There's this girl he's gotten pregnant, and she's putting him through hell, sir."
  • (David Keith) "He's right, Zack. It doesn't matter."
  • (Richard Gere) "Just like that? It's all over? With less than two weeks to go, you're out?"
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "It can still happen to you too, Mayonnaise."
  • (Richard Gere) "Hey. I'm talking to you, Emil."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "What did you call me?"
  • (Richard Gere) "-- Sir, this officer candidate requests permission to see you in private -- Sir."
  • (Louis Gossett Jr.) "-- Mayo, the whole class already knows about Candidate Worley, and we're sorry."
  • (Richard Gere) "Oh, I'm sure you are."

Debra Winger as Paula

  • (Debra Winger) "You know something, you ain't nothing special. You got no manners, you treat woman like whores and if you ask me you got no chance of being no officer."
  • (Bunny) "Comes a time, right after survival training, they start to believe they can make it without you."
  • (Debra Winger) "They said he'd already left, didn't know when he'd be back."
  • (Bunny) "If he ain't called by now Paula, he ain't gonna call."
  • (Lisa Blount) "Bunny."
  • (Bunny) "May they all crash and burn."

Tommy Petersen as Young Zack

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Lisa Blount as Lynette

  • (Lisa Blount) "Way to go, Paula. Way to go."
  • (Lisa Blount) "I don't want no Okie from Muskogee. I can get that right here, in Port Angeles; a dime a dozen, they are."
  • (Richard Gere) "You little bitch. Who the HELL do you think you are? Playing with people like that. He LOVES you. And you just s*** on him."
  • (Richard Gere) "You made this whole thing up, didn't you? There was never any baby, was there?"
  • (Lisa Blount) "Of course there was a baby. I would never lie about something like that. Would I, Paula?"
  • (Richard Gere) "You selfish tramp."
  • (Debra Winger) "God help you."
  • (Lisa Blount) "You're no different than I am, Paula."
  • (Debra Winger) "We both know that isn't true."
  • (Lisa Blount) "Oh, yes it IS."
  • (Lisa Blount) "Oh, Sid. Let's do it right now. I wonder where we'll get stationed? I've always wanted to go to Hawaii."
  • (David Keith) "Honey, we're not being stationed anywhere. I D.O.R.'d."
  • (Lisa Blount) "You what?"
  • (David Keith) "I D.O.R.'d. I wasn't cut out to be a pilot. I was faking it. I've been faking everything up to now."
  • (Lisa Blount) "But -- What'll we do? Where would we go?"
  • (David Keith) "Oklahoma. I'll get my old job back at JC Penney's. Hell, in two years, I'll be floor manager. You're going to love Oklahoma. You and mama will get along great. Money might be tight, so we'll live at home. It's going to work out."
  • (Lisa Blount) "Sid -- There's no baby."
  • (David Keith) "What?"
  • (Lisa Blount) "I'm not pregnant. I got my period this morning. There's no baby, Sid."
  • (David Keith) "I'll be god****ed. What do you say we get married anyway? I love you. I don't think I really knew that till just now, just this second. I have never been happier in my life than I have in the last seven weeks. I've never felt so relaxed, and I've never felt so loved for who I really am. Lynette, marry me. Make me the happiest man in the whole world."
  • (Lisa Blount) "I'm sorry, Sid. But I don't want to marry you. I really like you, and we've had ourselves some really great times, but I thought you understood. I want to marry a pilot. I want to live my life overseas -- the wife of an aviator."
  • (Lisa Blount) "Damn you. god**** you. Nobody D.O.R.'s after 11 weeks. NOBODY."

David Caruso as Topper

  • (David Caruso) "Who the hell is that guy?"
  • (Harold Sylvester) "That's your momma and daddy for the next thirteen weeks."

David Keith as Worley

  • (David Keith) "Did you see that bodacious set of tatas?"

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