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You were Santiago, not Dawson... (29.28)

Minchak: On the hazing, the whole Code Red situation, you were the victim, not one of the aggressors. You were Santiago, not Dawson.

Chuck: Boy, they left me black and blue anywhere my shirt would hide.

Minchak: And you told on them?

Chuck: Oh, no. Oh, it had its desired effect. I never breathed a word. Until just now.

Santiago and Dawson are two of the pivotal characters in A Few Good Men, a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh and Kiefer Sutherland in supporting roles. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his play of the same name but includes contributions by William Goldman. The film revolves around the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients.