R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) at one point says: "I ain't a planner. I ain't a thinker. I never wanted to be". Writer-director David Mamet explained: "Scott has been told, 'If you stop thinking and simply follow these tasks, you will be rewarded, and you will be accepted into this elite warrior class, but you must never question the rectitude of your superiors or the worth of the tasks'. Then he's put in a position where he has to question his assignment and redefine himself as a warrior".
You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren't you ready?
In the bar scene, when the newscast plays, Scott and another soldier talk about Scott's knife as he uses it to cut an apple. He lifts the apple to his mouth, and immediately on a reverse shot, we see the knife at his mouth as he bites a piece of apple.
Bicycle Boy - Camden Munson
English, Russian, Swedish
$2,011,435 14 March 2004