Al Giordino: Hey, you know how it is when you see someone that you haven't seen since high school, and they got some dead-end job, and they're married to some woman that hates them, they got, like, three kids who think he's a joke? Wasn't there some point where he stood back and said, "Bob, don't take that job! Bob, don't marry that harpy!" You know?
Dirk Pitt: Your point?
Al Giordino: Well, we're in the desert, looking for the source of a river pollutant, using as our map a cave drawing of a Civil War gunship, which is also in the desert. So I was just wondering when we're gonna have to sit down and re-evaluate our decision-making paradigm?
Dirk Pitt: [coming up on the fortress seen in the cave painting] I don't know - it seems to be working so far.
Al Giordino: Hi! How are ya?
Al Giordino: I am so tired of being shot at!
Al Giordino: Hey, you ever been after marlins, doctor?
Dirk Pitt: Oh, no, not the marlin story again, Al.
Al Giordino: Seven hundred and thirty-three pounds. Five and a half hours in the fighting chair.
Dirk Pitt: I thought it was 600 pounds.
Al Giordino: Hey! What did you catch that day? I can't remember anything at all.
Al Giordino: [points at Dirks coin clue] Hey, you know my dad collected ancient coins, from Rome, China, Siam, Persia... somehow they all ended up in a shoe box in New Jersey.
Dirk Pitt: Meaning?
Al Giordino: Coins travel, Dirk. I mean, even if that poor guy was still alive, it could have been nothing.
Dirk Pitt: Yeah, but the coin traveled from somewhere Al. Unless it hitched a ride on the back of a dolphin, I'm gonna guess it's jumping off point was a little closer to where we're sitting.
Al Giordino: Ah, how do you put this thing on, anyway?
Dirk Pitt: What? Just wrap it around your noggin.
Al Giordino: Which part, this?
[Holds up end of turban fabric]
Al Giordino: .
Dirk Pitt: Yeah.
Al Giordino: [Pulls the fabric from his head] well, how come yours stays on?
Dirk Pitt: Maybe you have a small head.
Al Giordino: I don't think so. Someone would have told me.
Al Giordino: [in Kazim's stolen car, being chased by a chopper] It's Kazim! Hey, maybe he wants his car back?
Al Giordino: [after an explosion that ripped down an interior wall to reveal confederate gold] Jefferson Davis had how many samples made?
Al Giordino: [after the boat blows up] I lost my hat!
Eva Rojas: [as Kazim's troops lay down their weapons in surrender] Looks like you killed the snake.
Dirk Pitt: [after he and Al crashed down the sand dunes on the truck bed and find the skeleton] No way!
Al Giordino: Why "no way"?
Dirk Pitt: [clearing the sand from the jacket] Kitty Mannock. She flew from London to Cape Town in 1931. They never found her or her plane. This must be where she crash.
Al Giordino: [pointing off to the wreckage] Nope. "That's" where she crashed.
Al Giordino: [after going outside and being shot at] Next time, *you* go!
Dirk Pitt: What the hell took you so long?
Al Giordino: What? I stopped for coffee.
Dirk Pitt: Get a receipt?
Al Giordino: Yeah, I got a receipt, and I got you one, too!
Dirk Pitt: You're the best, Al!
Al Giordino: You know what? I'll even get you the money from Sandecker!
Admiral James Sandecker: You've got 72 hours, and not a nanosecond more.
[on the phone, after they pulled a Panama]
Admiral James Sandecker: He pulled a Panama!
Dirk Pitt: [to Eva] You, me, and the bay at Monterey
[first title card]
Title card: Richmond, Virginia 1865 / The end of the Civil War
Title card: The last ironclad ship to run the Union blockade
Yves Massarde: [to Dirk as he's trying to stop Massarde while holding a gun to Ava's head before the helicopter is about to take off] I apologize, Mr. Pitt. This is not what it appears.
Dirk Pitt: [dropping weapon and holding his hands up] Did I miss something? I've seen your toxic dump. I've seen sick Tuareg women and children and I saw the dead in Asselar. Did I leave something out?
General Zateb Kazim: Don't worry. It's Africa. Nobody cares about Africa.
Dirk Pitt: [to Eva as Al, Dirk and Eva are being pursued in Kazim's car] I hope you don't throw like a girl!