April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Some people loved it and some people hated it – here some quotes from the film!
Wardaddy: Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: Here’s a Bible verse I think about sometimes. Manytimes. It goes: And I heard the voice of Lord saying: Whom shall I send and who will go for Us? And… I said: Here am I , send me!
Norman Ellison: [Mumbling] Send me.
Wardaddy: Book of Isaiah, Chapter six.
Wardaddy: I started this war killing Germans in Africa. Then France. Then Belgium. Now I’m killing Germans in Germany. It will end, soon. But before it does, a lot more people gotta die.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: Wait until you see it.
Norman Ellison: See what?
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: What a man can do to another man.
Wardaddy: Best job I ever had.
Wardaddy: If a man loves the world, the love of the Father ain’t in him. For all in the eyes, the pride of life, is not of the Father. But of the world.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: The world and its desires pass away. But he who does God’s will lives forever.
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: Vamonos, cabron, vamonos.
Wardaddy: Hey, you want to talk Mexican? Join another tank, a Mexican tank. This is an American tank, we talk American.
Wardaddy: [Referring to Fury] It’s my home.
Sergeant Davis: Thought you were dead, Collier.
Wardaddy: The Devil watches over his own.
Wardaddy: Shut up and send me more pigs to kill!
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: In France, we hit the beach right after D-Day and fought through all those ******* hedgerows. We finally broke out into open country. And bypassed all these Kraut divisions. We linked up with the Canadians and British and trapped an entire Kraut Army pulling back to Germany. We ******* them up. With planes and artillery. Dead Krauts and horses and busted up tanks and cars for miles. Miles. Your eyes see it but your head can’t make no sense of it. We go in there. And for three whole days we shot wounded horses. All day long. Sun up to sundown. Putting down horses. Hot summer days. Ain’t smelled nothing like it. The sound of it. Those ****** horses screaming. Black clouds of flies buzzing. Like being in a giant bee hive.
Norman Ellison: You see this right here? That is your heart line. You’re gonna have one great love in your life.
Wardaddy: Next German you see with a weapon you rake the dog s**t outta him, I don’t care if it’s a baby with a butter knife in one hand and momma’s left titty in the other.
Norman Ellison: Sergeant Collier? I think I want to surrender.
Wardaddy: Please don’t. They’ll hurt you real bad. And kill you real bad.
Wardaddy: War’s not going anywhere, Sir.
Wardaddy: I’ll question him. What’s your favorite color? You like chicken or beef? You a good dancer? You like fat girls?
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: Hey! Hey, start shooting!
Norman Ellison: But what do I shoot at?
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: The Nazis, dumb ****!
Norman Ellison: You’re wounded.
Wardaddy: Sure am.
Norman Ellison: Sergeant Collier?
Wardaddy: My name’s Don.
Norman Ellison: Sorry. Don?
Wardaddy: Yeah kid?
Norman Ellison: I’m scared.
Wardaddy: I’m scared too, son.
Wardaddy: That’s home. Do what you’re told. And don’t get too close to no one.
Wardaddy: I had the best Assistant Driver in the entire Ninth Army in that seat. Now I got you. I promised my crew a long time ago I’d keep them alive. You’re getting in the way of that. It ain’t like the newsreels up front.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: You from Missouri?
Norman Ellison: No.
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: You from Chicago?
Grady Travis: Nah, you’re from Arkansas, ain’t you?
Norman Ellison: No, I’m from Pittsburgh…
Grady Travis: Hey, hush up, man, nobody gives a ****** where you’re from.
Norman Ellison: Best job I’ve ever had.
Grady Travis: Keep ridin’ me.
Wardaddy: I’m not riding you. If I was, you’d know it.
Wardaddy: We ain’t never run before. Why we gonna run now?
Grady Travis: Norman, I’m sorry. You know? I think… I think you’re a good man. That’s what I think. I think maybe we ain’t, but… I think you are. So, just… I wanted to tell you that.
Wardaddy: You think it can’t get worse? It can. And it will.
Grady Travis: Well, we do get $1.35 a day, right? Best job I ever had!
Wardaddy: I know what I did. He’s an SS. They’re real a******s. I kill every SS I can. You’d seen what I seen you would too.
Wardaddy: You’re an animal. A dog. All you understand is the fist and boot.
Wardaddy: Bulls**t! It’s not ours. It’s a Kraut high velocity gun. I can hear it whistling!
Irma: Where are you going?
Wardaddy: To take the next town. And the next one. Until you people quit.
Wardaddy: We’re still in this fight! WE’RE STILL IN THIS FIGHT!
Wardaddy: [Wardaddy throws Norman a gun] Boys, take him through that gun.
Grady Travis: Alright.
[Wardaddy turns and leaves]
Norman Ellison: What… what do I do with this?
[Travis smacks him across the head]
Grady Travis: Sit up. See that cover?
Norman Ellison: Yeah.
Grady Travis: Open it.
[Norman opens the cover]
Grady Travis: Now you killin. Close it up.
[Norman closes the cover]
Grady Travis: Now you ain’t.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: Best job I’ve ever had.
Wardaddy: See that? That’s a whole city on fire. I bet that’s where those bombers were heading. The dying’s not done. The killing’s not done.
Medic #2: [to a dazed Norman] Hey, you’re a hero, buddy. You know that?
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: Best job I’ve ever had.
Wardaddy: Button up!
Sergeant Dillard: Auf Wiedersehen, a*****e.
Wardaddy: Keep walking. American lines are that way. Keep moving. Hands up high. There you go. Move.
Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan: On the way!
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: Do what you’re here for!
Wardaddy: We ain’t here to ask them questions.
Trini ‘Gordo’ Garcia: It’s five against three hundred!