Billy Covington Quotes in Air America (1990)


Billy Covington Quotes:

  • Billy Covington: [Gene is loading a machine gun] Excuse me, is that an Uzi?

    Gene Ryack: (glances at Babo & Billy) You know, that would make a great TV commercial? 'Excuse me, is that an Uzi?' 'Why, yes it is. Hey, self-defense is no laughing matter! That why when I want number one I pack an Uzi... accept no substitutes.'

  • Billy Covington: I don't wanna crash twice in one day!

    Gene Ryack: Don't worry, I crash better that anyone I know.

  • Billy Covington: Gene, you cant sell the plane! It's government property!

    Gene Ryack: The U.S. Government doesn't exist in Laos and neither does this plane!

    Billy Covington: Good point!

  • [their plane is in trouble]

    Babo: We're VSF!

    Billy Covington: What!

    Babo: Very Severely Fucked

  • [Gene has to make a decision about his cargo]

    Billy Covington: Come on, You gotta do it, or you're just another version of Major Lemond, with a slightly hipper rap!

  • Billy Covington: What the f*** are you doing here, man? Do you believe in this war?

    Gene Ryack: I used to believe in all these wars.


    Gene Ryack: See, I had this theory once. I believed in the politics of Saturday night.

    Billy Covington: And...?

    Gene Ryack: I rated all governments and countries by how good or bad their Saturday nights were... and... I KNEW that Moscow and Peking had to be a stone DRAG at that time of the week. So I was flying for a cause. I was fighting to defend... chicken BBQs and weinee roasts, and Ray Charles songs and drinkin' Southern Comfort till you passed out behind the bar.

    Billy Covington: Politics of Saturday Night. I can relate to that theory.

    Gene Ryack: Yeah, it's not bad, is it? Just not particularly true, that's all. I hear they party pretty hard in Moscow.

    Billy Covington: No need to give up a good theory just because it isn't true.

  • Billy Covington: Pilot hijinks? This is psychotic behavior.

    Gene Ryack: Well, here at Air America, what is considered psychotic behavior anywhere else is just company policy.

  • Billy Covington: How often do you guys go on a bender like this?

    Babo: Bender? This isn't a bender, this is night-time!

  • Billy Covington: Jesus! Who the hell is shooting at us?

    Jack Neely: Over here, everybody shots at us.

  • Billy Covington: Alright, I'm not gonna die dropping pigs from the sky! Not gonna happen!

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