Captain Haddock: I thought you were an optimist.

Tintin: You were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.

Captain Haddock: Ah, it's just another name for a quitter.

Tintin: You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.

Captain Haddock: Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Captain Haddock: My memory isn't the way it used to be.

Tintin: How was it?

Captain Haddock: I've forgotten.

Captain Haddock: What is this peculiar beverage? It had no bouquet, it's completely transparent.

Tintin: It's water.

Captain Haddock: Nobody takes my ship!

Tintin: They've already taken it.

Captain Haddock: But nobody takes my ship twice!

Tintin: We've got bad news. We've only got one bullet.

Captain Haddock: What's the good news?

Tintin: We've got ONE bullet.

Thomson: [looks at the newspaper] Great Scotland Yard! That's extraordinary!

Tintin: What is?

Thomson: Worthington's having a half-price sale on bowler hats!

Inspector Thompson: [snatches the newspaper] Really, Thomson! This is hardly the time...

[looks at the newspaper]

Inspector Thompson: Great Scotland Yard!

ThomsonTintin: What is it?

Inspector Thompson: Canes are half-price too!

[from trailer]

[in a plane]

Captain Haddock: You do know what you're doing, right?

Tintin: Relax. I interviewed a pilot once!

Tintin: How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock: Unquenchable, Tintin.

Nestor: Good evening, sir. I trust you had a pleasant voyage.

Ivanovich Sakharine: Do I pay you to talk?

Nestor: You don't pay me at all.

Captain Haddock: Blistering treasure! It's Red Rackham's barnacles!

Captain Haddock: So you thought you'd sneak in an' catch me with me trousers down, eh?

Tintin: I'd rather you keep your trousers on if it's all the same to you!

Tintin: What have you done?

Captain Haddock: I lit a wee fire...

Tintin: *In a boat?*


Tintin: Well, this is a fine mess.

Silk: I'm not a bad person. I'm a kleptomaniac.

Thomson: A what?

Inspector Thompson: It's fear of open spaces.

Thomson: Poor man. No wonder he keeps his wallets in the living room.

Tintin: Captain, can you get us to Bagghar?

Captain Haddock: What sort of a stupid question is that?

[gets up]

Captain Haddock: Give me those oars! I'll show you some real seamanship, laddie! I'll not be doubted by some pipsqueak tuft of ginger and his irritating dog. I am master and commander of the seas!

Tintin: To think, all it took was one day in the Sahara! Congratulations, Captain, you're sober!

Captain Haddock: [Haddock is chasing Sakharine's Bird] 10,000 Thundering Typhoons! Come here you pilfering parakeet!

Ivanovich Sakharine: You may kill the boy, but NOT Haddock!

Allan: Oh, come on, sir, he's a rum soak! We should have killed him long ago...

Ivanovich Sakharine: [draws his blade] Do you think it was an accident I took Haddock's ship, Haddock's crew, Haddock's treacherous first mate? Nothing I do is an accident!

Captain Haddock: [seeing Snowy for the first time] A giant rat of Sumatra!

[Closeup on Tintin, who is slowly waking up]

Captain Haddock: [echoing] Tintin? Tintin? Warm yourself, lad...

[Tintin wakes up to find that Captain Haddock has lit a fire out of the wooden oars, in the boat and is trying to warm himself]

Tintin: [horrified] Captain! What have you done?

Captain Haddock: [laze faire] Oh, no need to thank me. You were lookin' a little cold so I lit a wee fire.

Tintin: *IN A BOAT*? Those are our oars, we need them to reach to Baggdar!

Captain Haddock: [snapping an oar in two and throwing it into the fire; merrily] We don't need them any longer.

Tintin: [frantically splashing salt water at the fire, trying to douse it out] Have you gone MAD? Help me, Captain! Help me put it out!

Captain Haddock: [realizing] He's right! What have I done? What have I done?

[grabs the whiskey bottle he was preparing to drink, opens it and pours it on the fire]

Tintin: No, Captain! No, Not that...


Captain Haddock: [from the distance; moaning] Thundering Typhoons!

Ivanovich Sakharine: The legend says only a Haddock is able to find the treasure... but it took a Rackham to get the job done!

[from trailer]

Tintin: Are you going to take charge of this evidence?

Inspector Thompson: Never fear, Tintin! The evidence is safe with us!

[falls down stairs]

Thomson: Thompson? Where are you?

Inspector Thompson: Well, I'm already downstairs! You'd better keep up!

[from trailer]

[a shipwrecked Haddock spots a plane]

Captain Haddock: We're saved! A savior from above!

[the plane opens fire]

[last lines]

Tintin: There's a clue to another treasure. How's your thirst for adventure, Captain?

Captain Haddock: Unquenchable, Tintin.

[Snowy winks at us]

[Thomson and Thompson plan a trap for the wallet thief]

Inspector Thompson: It's childishly simple!

Thomson: To be precise: it's simply childish!

Captain Haddock: It was Allan, he nobbled me... and there was a bottle...

Tintin: There always is!

Captain Haddock: No, it's not like that...

Tintin: I can smell it on you!

Allan: Mr Tintin?

Tintin: Yes, that's me.

Allan: There's a crate here for you, sir.

Tintin: But I didn't order anything.

Allan: [knocks out Tintin] That's 'cause *you're* in it!

[stuffs him into the crate]

Captain Haddock: Ten thousand thundering typhoons!

Captain Haddock: Billions of blistering barnacles!

Captain Haddock: Red Rackham!

Ivanovich Sakharine: That's right! An ancestor of mine, just as Sir Francis was yours!

Captain Haddock: Unfinished business...

Ivanovich Sakharine: Oh, it's good you remember, Haddock - killing you drunk wouldn't have been as much fun!

Inspector Thompson: You are under arrest!

Thomson: To be precise: you are under arrest!

[from trailer]

Ivanovich Sakharine: Find them, find them BOTH!

Tintin: Great snakes!

[Tintin and his friends have discovered that the "Milanese Nightengale" is none other than Opera singer, Bianca Castafiore by seeing a poster of her in the entrance of the sheik's palace]

Thomson: [amazed] My!

Inspector Thompson: [equally amazed] My!

Captain Haddock: [thickly] What a *dish.*

Captain Haddock: Sir Francis Haddock was the greatest captain of the seven seas! Why do you think I drink? It's because I know I'll never be like him!

[Tintin, Haddock and Snowy are in the lifeboat; Tintin rows]

Tintin: We have to get to Bagghar ahead of Sakharine.

Captain Haddock: I know, I know. Why?

Tintin: Because he has the third model ship.

Captain Haddock: How do you know?

Tintin: The Sheik collects old ships, and this...

[shows a photo of the model to Haddock]

Tintin: ... is the prize of his collection.

Captain Haddock: Blistering blue barnacles, that is the Unicorn!

Tintin: Captain, do you see the distortion around the model?

Captain Haddock: Uh-huh, aye.

Tintin: It means that Ben Salaad exhibits it in a bulletproof glass case in his palace.

Captain Haddock: And Sakharine is going there to steal it.

Tintin: Yes, he has a secret weapon. The Milanese Nightingale, but that won't be enough to solve the mystery, and that is why Sakharine needs you. That's why he made you his prisoner. There is something he needs you to remember.

Captain Haddock: I don't follow you.

Tintin: I read it in a book.

[sits down]

Tintin: That only a true Haddock can discover the serect of the Unicorn.

[Haddock gasps and smiles as if he remembers something; Tintin smiles back]

Captain Haddock: I don't remember anything about anything.

Tintin: But you must know about your ancestors, Sir Francis-- It's your family legacy.

Captain Haddock: My memory is not what it used to be.

Tintin: Well, what did it used to be?

Captain Haddock: I've forgotten.

[Snowy whines]

Tintin: Captain... can you get us to Bagghar?

Captain Haddock: [offended] What sort of a stupid question is that?

[stands up]

Captain Haddock: Give me those oars! I'll show you some real seamanship, laddie.

[from trailer]

Tintin: We can't go back, not now!... Not now.

[from trailer]

Captain Haddock: Nobody takes MY ship!

[from trailer]

Tintin: [inspecting the model Unicorn] What secrets do you hold...?

[a roll of parchment slips out]

[Haddock hurls bottles at Sakharine]

Ivanovich Sakharine: Go ahead, have a drink. It's all you've got left!

Bianca Castafiore: I am most grateful to Professor Sweetie Pie, for bringing me here to Bagghar!

[Sakharine winces]

Tintin: Bad news, Captain. We've only got one bullet.

Captain Haddock: What's the good news?

Tintin: We've got one bullet.

Tintin: If you'll excuse me, I need to find a way off this drunken tub.

[Tintin leaves Captain Haddock's cellar with a bang of the door]

Captain Haddock: [taken aback] Tu-*TUB?*

Captain Haddock: [turns the handle of a locked door] Barnacles! Someone's locked the door!

Tintin: Well, is there a key?

Captain Haddock: A key? Ah.

[Haddock's breath makes Tintin gag]

Captain Haddock: Yes, now, that would be the problem.

[Tintin struggles to keep his balance; follows Haddock who opens the door to the crew's sleeping quarters]

Captain Haddock: Mr. Jaggerman, top bunk in the centre, keeper of the keys. Careful, mate. He's a restless sleeper on account of the tragic loss of his eyelids.

Tintin: He lost his eyelids?

Captain Haddock: Aye. Now, that was a card game to remember.


Captain Haddock: Oh, you really had to be there.

[from trailer]

Tintin: Snowy, look at this...

[points to a model ship]

[from trailer]

Captain Haddock: I SWEAR to find that treasure before 'im!

[from trailer]

Tintin: If Sakharine gets to that ship before us, it's over!

Red Rackham: Kill his men!

Sir Francis Haddock: Nooooo!

[Tintin has escaped and stumbled into a room on the second deck of the ship, where he meets the eternally intoxicated Captain Haddock for the first time]

Captain Haddock: [brandashing a bent pipe; thinking Tintin is an intruder] So... you were trying' to catch me wi' my trousers down, huh?

Tintin: [dodging Haddock's blows] I would keep your trousers up, all the same to you.

Captain Haddock: [about Shakarine] He was planning all of this, trying to bump me off! He sent you here to kill me, huh?

Tintin: What are you talking about?

Captain Haddock: I knew he was going send someone to do th' job! Me murdered in bed by a baby-faced assassin!

[Snowy grabs a hold of Haddock's pants with his teeth]

Captain Haddock: [trying to shake Snowy off] Arrgh!

Tintin: No, No! You've got it all wrong! I'm not an assassin.

[Captain Haddock stops fighting]

Tintin: I was captured by a gang of thugs!

[There is a pause; Haddock begins to cry comically]

Captain Haddock: [tearfully] Oh, the filthy swine! He's turned the whole crew against me!

Tintin: Who did?

Captain Haddock: [still blubbering] Ah, the sour-faced man with the sugary name. He has bumped 'em off. Every last one of 'em!

Tintin: You mean, Sakharine?

Captain Haddock: [vehemently] NOBODY takes MY ship!

Tintin: You're the captain?

Captain Haddock: [sardonically] Of course, I am. WHO else would I be?

Captain Haddock: [During the Port of Bagghar chase;Captain Haddock is trying to grab one of the scrolls before Sakharine's peregrine falcon can] Oh no, not again! Come here, my beauty!

Sakharine: [grabs Tom after the ship sinks a lifeboat] You idiots! What have you done?

Tom: We killed them, boss, like you wanted.

Sakharine: No! NOT like I wanted! I needed Haddock alive!

Allan: Wait a minute, boss! There are two boats missing!

Tom: So, that one must have been a decoy.

[Sakharine grabs the searchlight, then spots a note Tintin dropped lying on the deck; picks it up; it says, "Bagghar"]

Sakharine: They're on to us and our destination.

[turns to Tom]

Sakharine: Find them!

[points his cane]

Sakharine: Make absolutely certain they never reach Bagghar!

Tom: Yes, boss.

Sakharine: [slams Allan against the wall] How could you let them escape? Find them. Find them both.

Allan: Don't worry. We'll kill them, sir.

Sakharine: No! You can kill the boy, not Haddock.

Tom: [groans] What? He's just a hopeless old soak! We should've killed him long since.

Sakharine: [yanks Tom up close with his cane] You think it's an accident that I chose Haddock's ship, Haddock's crew, Haddock's...

[yanks Allan up close]

Sakharine: ... treacherous first mate? Nothing is an accident.

[a hawk flies over and pearches on Sakharine's left arm]

Sakharine: We go back a long way, Captain Haddock and I. We've unfinished business.

[feeds the hawk]

Sakharine: And this time, I'm going to make him... pay.