The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure quotes

39 total quotes (ID: 460)

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Reverend Frank Scott


Manny Rosen: Belle, be careful.
Belle Rosen: You think I'm planning on being careless? [dives in]
Mike Rogo: What the hell does he think she's doing?!
Manny Rosen: Let her go. She knows what she's doing.


Robin Shelby: Why don't you shove it?
Susan Shelby: [angrily] Don't you ever say that to me again!
Robin Shelby: Shove it! Shove it! Shove it!

Shelley Winters: Belle Rosen

[looking up to God] What more do you want of us? We've come all this way, no thanks to you. We did on our own no help from you. We did ask you to fight for us but damn it, don't fight against us! Leave us alone! How many more sacrifices? How much more blood? How many more lives? Belle wasn't enough. Acres wasn't. Now this girl! You want another life? Then take me! [turns to face the suriviors] You can make it, keep going! Rogo, get them through!

Mr. Linarcos: Your business is to deliver this ship where we want it! When we want it!
Captain Harrison: Running an unstable ship at full ahead is dangerous!
Mr. Linarcos: I'm sure!
Captain Harrison: Especially one as old as this!
Mr. Linarcos: I'm sure I don't have to remind you of my legal right to have you relieved of command. Three other officers here have their Master's License. Now, order Full Ahead!
Captain Harrison: You irresponsible bastard.

Nurse Gina Rowe: [patiently] They're suppositories, Mr. Rogo. You don't swallow them.
Mike Rogo: Then what the hell do you do with them?
Linda Rogo: For Christ's sake, I know what to do with suppositories! Just get them outta here!

Ernest Borgnine: Det. Lt. Mike Rogo

Please, God, not this woman. Not this woman.

So what resolution should we make for the new year? It's to let God know that you have the guts and the will to do it alone. Resolve to fight for yourselves, and for others, for those you love. And that part of God within you will be fighting with you all the way.

[The deck behind the group is flooding rapidly.]
Nonnie Parry: How long will we stay afloat?
James Martin: [gently] Long enough.
Robin Shelby: The Andrea Doria stayed afloat 10 hours before she sank.
James Martin: You see, Nonnie, everything's gonna be alright. We have a long time to go.
Mike Rogo: Come on, keep moving, keep moving.

Mike Rogo: You know what it means to be picked out from all the people aboard to sit at the Captain's table on New Year's Eve? Well, I'll tell ya what it means. It means that all your worries about those other women looking on ya is a lot of bull.
Linda Rogo: He only invited you because you're a Detective Lieutenant. Why don't you just go without me?
Mike Rogo: And what am I supposed to do at midnight? Kiss the Captain?
Linda Rogo: Don't knock it.

Mike Rogo: This is the first trip since we got married.
Linda Rogo: Yeah, and why we didn't fly, I'll never know.
Reverend Frank Scott: Well, since I'm in charge. let's make a toast.
Linda Rogo: Great. What do we drink to?
Reverend Frank Scott: To love.
Linda Rogo: Here here, to love. [to Mike] To love, dummy!
Mike Rogo: Oh.

Mike Rogo: What the hell happened? You didn't pull the rope.
Reverend Frank Scott: I got trapped. Mrs. Rosen freed me.
Mike Rogo: Thanks Mrs. Rogo, if it hadn't been for you, none of us-- [discovers Mrs. Rosen is dead] Aww, Jesus!
Reverend Frank Scott: Go back and tell the others.
Mike Rogo: And what do I tell him?
Reverend Frank Scott: Tell him nothing!
Mike Rogo: Ya had a lotta guts, lady... a lotta guts.

Arthur O'Connell: Chaplain John

Leslie Nielsen: Captain Harrison