Captain Stefan Svevo Quotes in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)


Captain Stefan Svevo Quotes:

  • Castorp: Why is Crate 16 so important?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Only one other person knew the answer to that, and that's why she had to die.

  • Captain Mike Turner: [after discovering Svevo and his men gathering plutonium] You can take whatever you want from this ship, but these people have come a long way and all they want to do right now is get the hell out of here alive!

    Captain Stefan Svevo: I never intended to harm anyone Captain, as you must realize, I can't let you go now.

  • Captain Stefan Svevo: [to Captain Turner] As you must realize... I can't let you go now!

  • Captain Stefan Svevo: [as the crews are inspecting the upside-down stern] I hope you are a religilous man, Captain. I've taken the liberty of saying a small prayer for us.

    Captain Mike Turner: All of us?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Well, it is my feeling that... from this time on, our faiths are necessarily intertwined.

    Captain Mike Turner: Good. Then you won't be offended if I remind you of that from time to time.

  • Celeste Whitman: That prayer you did up there... what religion would that be?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Greek Orthodox.

    Celeste Whitman: No kidding? I'm Greek Orthodox... suddenly!

  • Suzanne Constantine: Please can we just get out of here as quickly as possible?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: It took two years to put this thing together. You really believe I can get off, *without* it?

    Suzanne Constantine: I've done everything you wanted. Now I just want to get out!

    Captain Stefan Svevo: I understand, but I've got the bullet, if I could've avoided it. But since I'm here, since we're *both* here, we've got to see this thing through!

  • Captain Mike Turner: [after jumping over a hole that's 6 feet long] Coming Doctor?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: [on the other side of the hole with his men] Well I've been thinking Captain, we're separated at two cabins. We'll go left, and you and your folly continue forward.

    Captain Mike Turner: Is that an order?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Hopefully it's a constructive suggestion.

    Captain Mike Turner: All right Doctor. We'll play it your way.

  • Captain Stefan Svevo: [as his boat moves alongside Mike's boat] I'm Doctor Stefan Svevo and this the Medical Rescue Ship Irene. That must be the Poseidon. We heard her S.O.S. last night.

    Captain Mike Turner: Clear off. I have the salvage rights here. Captain Michael Turner.

    Captain Stefan Svevo: A capsized ship is like a giant air bubble Captain and there may be survivors. My paramedics and I could be instrumental and try and get them off, give medical attention if needed.

    Captain Mike Turner: I think the survivors have been taken out, but you can look and take out any you find. But only survivors. I will take out anything else that I find. Is that understood.?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Well that was my original proposition to you Captain.

    Captain Mike Turner: Good. Then we will start getting our gear together, and I suggest you do the same.

    Captain Stefan Svevo: We're prepared to go aboard right now but don't worry Captain, we'll wait.

  • Frank Mazzetti: [looking at the cargo of plutonium] There's enough here to start a war!

    Captain Stefan Svevo: [appearing with his men behind a stack of crates] Well that's a slight exaggeration. I'm sorry about this Captain. I had hoped that we would never meet again.

    Harold Meredith: Who is that? What's he want?

    Celeste Whitman: It's your basic guard variety terroist. I think he wants to kill us.

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Well however accurate the second part of your statement may be, please don't confuse me with some politically... impotent bomb thrower. The truth is I came aboard this ship with a purer motive than Captain Turner: to recover a piece of property which was *already* mine.

    Captain Mike Turner: You can take *whatever* you want from this ship. I'm welcome to it, but these people have come a long way, and all they want right now is get the hell out of here alive!

    Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: As one man says this to another...

    [Svevo's men point their guns at Tex]

    Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Now hold on just hear me out son.

    [They lower their rifles slightly]

    Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Tell you what, I'll, I'll write a check for the whole shabbang here. If you just lay down your little rifles, we'll all haul ass out of here together. What do you say?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Take a look at that open crate behind me Captain. I sincerly doubt that your friend over there reimburse me for *that*.

    Captain Mike Turner: OK. Open it. Let's see.

    Captain Stefan Svevo: You open that barrel Captain and we all die. And I have every reasonable hope of wanting to watch the sunset tonight.

    Frank Mazzetti: [annoyed] This crap you're dishing out here, you trying to tell us you've got some kind of doomsday machine in there or something?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: With the information commonly available today, any enterprising... science student could build a nuclear device.

    Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Uranium?

    Captain Stefan Svevo: [proudly] Plutonium. And as the American Govenment is painfully aware, this isn't the first shipment to go astray.

    Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Ah, son? Now listen to me. If I was to tell you that I've got certain connections at the Peenee Gon...

    Captain Stefan Svevo: Then I would have to tell you that my connection are more powerful than yours. I never intended to harm anyone Captain. But as you must realize... I can't let you go now.

    [another explosion occurs]

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