Al Giordino Quotes in Sahara (2005)
Al Giordino Quotes:
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: Hi! How are ya?
Al Giordino: I am so tired of being shot at!
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.
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: [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!
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!
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!
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: 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: 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 the boat blows up] I lost my hat!
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: 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.
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!
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?
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.
Dirk Pitt: He is going to blow it up.
Al Giordino: That isn't very subtle.
Al Giordino: [in Kazim's stolen car, being chased by a chopper] It's Kazim! Hey, maybe he wants his car back?
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?
Al Giordino: [after an explosion that ripped down an interior wall to reveal confederate gold] Jefferson Davis had how many samples made?
Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino: [at the same time] There's no way that should've worked!
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?
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