The Film: Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Line: “Saigon. S**t! I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle...”
The Film: Escape From New York (1981)
The Line: "In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once-great city of New York becomes the one maximum-security prison for the entire country.
“A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem River, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It completely surrounds Manhattan Island. All bridges and waterways are mined. The United States Police Force, like an army, is encamped around the island.
“There are no guards inside the prison. Only prisoners and the worlds they have made. The rules are simple. Once you go in, you don't come out."
The Film: Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Line: “I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on, you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be 'Sir!' Do you maggots understand this?”