A Few Good Men

Start: Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re righ

Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep

A Few Good Men

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Act One
Time & Place
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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Monologue Context

Colonel Nathan Jessep is the commanding officer of the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is

Monologue Text

Start: Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re right. I suppose that’s the thing to do. Wait. Wait! I got a better idea. Let’s transfer the whole squad off the base.

[... ...]

End: I’m younger than you are, Matthew, and if that’s a source of embarrassment for you, well, I don’t give a shit. I’m in the business of saving lives, Captain Markinson. Don’t ever question my orders in front of another officer.

For full, extended monologue see:
Sorkin, Aaron. A Few Good Men. Samuel French, 1989, pp. 29-31

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