The Great Santini
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Bull Meechum: I'd like to propose a toast, to my son. He is eighteen today. He has just ordered his first drink. Before he drinks it, I'd like to wish him a long life, a wife as fine as his mother, and a son as fine as he's been. To my son.

Ben Meechum: Would you like to die in action, Dad?
Bull Meechum: It's better than dying of piles.

Coach Spinks: I want us to win and win big. I want us to make our school proud, I want us to make our parents proud, our grandparents proud, our first and second cousins proud, our poontang proud and ourselves proud.

Mary Anne Meechum: I hate this place.
Lillian Meechum: Now sugar, you've got to open yourself to a town. You've been in the corps long enough to know that.
Mary Anne Meechum: I am not in the corps.
Matthew Meechum: Says you.
Bull Meechum: Shut your little yaps! Now here it is sports fans, Beaufort S.C..

Ben Meechum: You know what Toomer? This is terrific. There's a shooting star.
Toomer: There's no star boy. That's the tear of infant Jesus falling on such a sinful, hateful world. This is sure one fine night, isn't it buddy boy?
Ben Meechum: Yep, this is one fine night Toomer.

Bull Meechum: I am Santini, the Great Santini.
Bull Meechum: I come from behind the moon, out of the dark, unannounced.
Bull Meechum: Watch out.

Mary Anne Meechum: He does remind me someone from the movies, but it's not Rhett Butler.
Karen Meechum: Who's that?
Mary Anne Meechum: Godzilla.

Deliberate mistake: After having wrestled with Santini in his office, Col. Virgil Hedgepath tells Santini, "And no more assaulting corporals in the latrine." Marines use the naval term "head" in refering to the restroom, and would never call it "the latrine." However, since "latrine" is better known to civilians, this could be a deliberate mistake by the film makers.

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Trivia: Although Blythe Danner plays Michael O'Keefe and Lisa Jane Persky's mother in the film, she is only 12 years older than them.

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