This famous line is spoken (er, shouted) by Col. Nathan R. Jessup , played by Jack Nicholson , in A Few Good Men (directed by Rob Reiner, 1992).
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Col. Jessep : You want answers ? Kaffee : I WANT THE TRUTH !
Jessup Addresses the Court on Code Red . LTJG Kaffee: Colonel Jessep! Did you order the Code Red ?! Judge Randolph: You don’t have to answer that question!
Turns out Jack Nicholson’s now-famous line, which he shouted at Tom Cruise’s character in one of the film’s final scenes, was ad-libbed. The movie’s original screenplay boasted the line ” You already have the truth ,” which Nicholson trimmed to ” You can’t handle the truth .”
A Few Good Men Quotes . Lieutenant J.G. Daniel Kaffe: You can ‘t handle the truth !
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A ” code red ” is how they refer to hazing a Marine and is strictly against Marine Corps policy.
Why do you like them so much ? Galloway: Because they stand upon a wall and say, “Nothing’s going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch.”
However, the defense then suffer two major setbacks: Downey, under cross-examination, reveals he was not actually present when Dawson received the supposed “code red” order, and Markinson , after he tells Kaffee that Jessup never ordered the transfer, but, ashamed that he failed to protect a Marine under his command,
Stone (Christopher Guest), stated that Santiago died as a result of poisons on the rag used to gag him. These caused a condition called lactic acidosis which led to his death. Kaffee, however, is still unable to get the doctor to admit that he falsified his report of Santiago’s death to cover for Jessup and Kendrick.