Saving Private Ryan
written by Robert Rodat

Captain John Miller: Delveckio. Yeah. Caparzo. (pause) You see when, when you end up killing one of your men you tell yourself it happened, so you can save the lives of two or three or ten others. Maybe a hundred others. (pause) You know how many men I've lost under my command? Ninety-four. But that means I've saved the lives of ten times that many. Doesn't it? Maybe even twenty? Right? Twenty times as many? (pause) And that's how simple it is. That's how ya, how ya rashionalize for making the choice, between the mishion and the men. (pause) This Ryan better be worth it. He better go home. Cure some disease or invent some longer lasting lightbulb or something. The truth is I wouldn't trade ten Ryans for one Vecki or one Caparzo.

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