Quotes (51)

Rudi Gunn: [Dirk wants Al to pull a "Panama"] What's a Panama?

Al Giordino: It's a Navy thing.

Rudi Gunn: I didn't know you were in Panama.

Al Giordino: We weren't in Panama, we were in Nicaragua.

Rudi Gunn: So why do you call it a Panama?

Al Giordino: Because we thought we were in Panama!

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?

[two of Zatib's gunboats have just intercepted the NUMA team]

Dirk Pitt: I'm sorry, I don't speak English.

Gunboat Officer: You are speaking English right now.

Dirk Pitt: No, I only know how to say, "I don't speak English" in English.

Al Giordino: I am so tired of being shot at!

Dirk Pitt: I'll meet you at the boat.

[Slaps Al in the arm then leaves the bar]

Al Giordino: [acts like Dirk is still there] Ow. No, I got the check. Don't worry about it. I'm serious. I know, I get it all the time. Sit down, I'll get the check. L'addition.

Dirk Pitt: Al, did you bring the explosives from Massardes?

Al Giordino: Couldn't find them...

Dirk Pitt: Al...

Al Giordino: I didn't have time...

Dirk Pitt: Al!

Al Giordino: [yells] Of course I brought the explosives!

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: Hey Dirk! Where are we headed?

Dirk Pitt: Hell if I know... but we're making great time!

Dirk Pitt: [after they come across a wrecked plane in the middle of the Sahara] I'll bet you a hundred there's a tool kit in there.

Al Giordino: [looking at the tattered remnants of the plane] I don't wanna rain on your crazy parade, buddy, but I don't think we can fix this thing.

Rudi Gunn: But I was hoping to meet a girl on the Australian trip!

Al Giordino: No, African war zone; ship of death!

Dirk Pitt: [Dirk and Al are chained to each other and the bed of a pickup truck. They detach the bed and push it off the frame of the truck] Well, that's a new one.

Al Giordino: [Looking at the still attached chains] Yeah. We're home free now.

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, Dirk and Rudi are being chased in the Admiral's boat]

Al Giordino: What do you think, Dirk?

Dirk Pitt: Uh... I think we need to pull a Panama!

Al Giordino: A Panama... a *Panama*?

Admiral James Sandecker: [on the phone] A Panama? No! No Panama!

Dirk Pitt: We need to find that bomb.

Al Giordino: No. I'll find the bomb. You get the girl.

Dirk Pitt: ...Deal!

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.

Dirk Pitt: [while digging to find a way into the CSS Texas] How's it looking, Al?

Al Giordino: You're good!

Al Giordino: [Helicopter appears from behind sand dunes] DIG FASTER!

Al Giordino: Man, the Admiral's gonna be mad when he hears you lost his satellite phone.

Dirk Pitt: Not as mad as when Rudi tells him it was attached to the boat.

Dirk Pitt: Hey, Al. Do remember that time when we were in Morocco?

Al Giordino: Ya, when you made me ride that damn camel, that bit my ass.

Dirk Pitt: Yeah, that's the time.

Al Giordino: [pauses, confused] Why?

Rudi Gunn: [answers the phone] Uh... Hello, Admiral, you still there? I shot a guy with a flare gun.

Admiral James Sandecker: [on the phone] What? You shot a guy with a flare gun? Who?

[no answer]

Admiral James Sandecker: [sees Rudi on a couch] Rudi?

Rudi Gunn: [sits up] Admiral, I have news about your boat. Boom.

[makes a hand gesture that implies blowing up]

Admiral James Sandecker: [after his boat has been shot up]

[over the phone]

Admiral James Sandecker: Don't you hurt my boat.

Rudi Gunn: [after they pulled a Panama] Is that how it worked the first time?

Dirk Pitt: Well, it didn't really work the first time.

Admiral James Sandecker: [after being ignored on the phone] They're ignoring me. I can't believe they are ignoring me.

[turns around to see that no one is listening to him on his ship]

Admiral James Sandecker: Everyone's ignoring me.

Yves Massarde: Your death would look pretty bad in the papers.

Eva Rojas: So does the word "plague".

Al Giordino: [in Kazim's stolen car, being chased by a chopper] It's Kazim! Hey, maybe he wants his car back?

Admiral James Sandecker: [tracking Dirk and Al] Where would they go? Where are they headed?

Carl: Well, based on their behavior so far... I have no idea.

Dirk Pitt: We could use some serious muscle out here.

Admiral James Sandecker: Well, you're not gonna get it. I'm getting the D.C. two-step, big time!

Admiral James Sandecker: I can't ask you boys to do this alone.

Dirk Pitt: That's the great part about it, sir. You know you never have to.

Yves Massarde: I understand you believe there is some sort of plague coming out of Mali.

Dr. Frank Hopper: We don't like to say "plague".

Yves Massarde: What do you think it is, then?

Eva Rojas: A plague.

Dr. Frank Hopper: How long have you two be together, anyway?

Al Giordino: Kindergarden, college, Navy, NUMA. Poor guy's always been in my shadow.

Dr. Frank Hopper: That is long time.

Al Giordino: Yep. Always the Al's maid, never the Al.

Al Giordino: Hey, I cant remember how this works... something about a fox and a rabbit... its really bugging me

Dirk Pitt: The fox chases the rabbit around the tree and down the hole. Thats how the tie works buddy.

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.

Dirk PittAl Giordino: [at the same time] There's no way that should've worked!

[on the phone, after they pulled a Panama]

Admiral James Sandecker: He pulled a Panama!

Dirk Pitt: He is going to blow it up.

Al Giordino: That isn't very subtle.

Dirk Pitt: [on a phone] Admiral?

Admiral James Sandecker: Dirk! Oh, thank God! Where the *hell* are you?

Dirk Pitt: Well, that's a damn good question, sir...

Dirk Pitt: [to Eva] You, me, and the bay at Monterey

[last lines]

Dirk Pitt: There's something I wanted to say to you that I never got a chance to.

Eva Rojas: What's that?

Dirk Pitt: You DO throw like a girl! Hey! You do!

Eva Rojas: You're late. I was told an 8:00 departure.

Dirk Pitt: What?

Al Giordino: I never said 8.

Dirk Pitt: I said 9.

Eva Rojas: Well, it's after 10.

Dirk Pitt: Well who said 8?

[first lines]

Sailor Who Drops Gold: Sorry, captain.

Pilot, Ironclad: It's all right son, just keep moving. That's the future in your hands.

[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?

Dirk Pitt: What do you do if you're about to be exposed as the biggest polluter in modern history?

Al Giordino: I don't know, run for president?

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!