Saving Private Ryan
written by Robert Rodat

Ryan: This, this one night, two of my brothers came and woke me up in the middle of the night, and they said they had a surprise for me. So they took me to the barn up in the loft and there was my oldest brother, Dan, with Alice, Alice Jardine. (laughing as he speaks) I mean, picture a girl who just took a nosedive from the ugly tree and hit every branch coming down. And...and Dan's got her shirt off and he's working on her bra and he's tryin to get it off and all of a sudden Sean just screams out, Danny you're a young man, don't do it! And so Alice Jardine hears this and she screams and she jumps up and she tries to get running out of the barn but she's still got this shirt over her head. She goes running right into the wall and knocks herself out. So now Danny's just so mad at us. He, he starts coming after us, but...but at the same time Alice is over there unconsious. He's gotta wa-, wake her up. So he grabs her by a leg and he's drag-dragging her. At the same time he picks up a shovel. And he's going after Sean, and Sean's saying, what are you trying to hit me for?, I just did you a favor! And so this makes Dan more angry. He tries to swing this thing, he loses the shovel, goes outta his grasp and hits a kerosene lantern. The thing explodes, the whole barn almost goes up because of this thing. (stops laughing) That was it. That was the last, that was, Dan went off to basic the next day. That was the last night the four of us were together. That was two years ago. Tell me about your wife and those rosebushes?

Kudos and much thanks go to Colin for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.

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