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Rallying Cries

Hollywood's football coaches and army generals -- We review the heroes from ''Patton,'' ''Troy,'' and ''Any Given Sunday''

Invincible (2006)
Greg Kinnear
''People of Philadelphia have suffered. You are what they turn to in times like these. You are what gives them hope. Let's win one for them.''

The Longest Day (1962)
Peter Lawford
''There's no time for any sob stuff about England, home, and beauty...our people have had a rough time...they've earned the final victory. Let's give it to them.''

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Al Pacino
''You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows... you're gonna do the same for him! That's a team, gentlemen! And either we heal now, as a team, or we will die as individuals.''

Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
John Wayne
''Before I'm through with you, you're going to move like one man and think like one man.... If I can't teach you one way, I'll teach you another. But I'm going to get the job done.''

The Longest Yard (1974)
Burt Reynolds
''We've come too far together to stop now. For Granny. For Nate. For Caretaker. Let's do it.''

Troy (2004)
Brad Pitt
''Do you know what's there, waiting, beyond that beach? Immortality! Take it! It's yours!''

Grease (1978)
Sid Caesar
''We're gonna yank 'em and tear 'em and rip 'em. We're gonna take 'em and roll 'em around and rip 'em up to pieces. And then we're gonna slaughter 'em.''

Patton (1970)
George C. Scott
''We're going to hold on to [the enemy] by the nose, and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him...and go through him like crap through a goose.''

Originally posted Dec 15, 2006 Published in issue #912 Dec 22, 2006 Order article reprints
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