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  • Captain William Bligh: What's your name?

    Seaman Thomas Ellison: Thomas Ellison, sir. Pressed into service. I've got a wife, a baby!

    Captain William Bligh: I asked your name, not the history of your misfortunes.

  • Lt. Fletcher Christian: But the prisoner is dead sir!

    Captain William Bligh: Never mind, continue with the punishment!

  • Captain William Bligh: I'll live to see you - all of you - hanging from the highest yardarm in the British fleet.

  • Captain William Bligh: Can you understand this, Mr. Byam? Discipline is the thing. A seaman's a seaman. A captain's a captain. And a midshipman, Sir Joseph or no Sir Joseph, is the lowest form of animal life in the British Navy.

  • Captain William Bligh: Mr. Christian!

  • Captain William Bligh: [pointing at three sailors] You, you, you, step forward! You three are a disgrace to salt water! Ten days half rations.

  • Captain William Bligh: [before being set adrift] Mr. Christian, I give you your last chance to return to duty.

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: I'll take my chance against the law. You'll take yours against the sea.

    Captain William Bligh: But you're taking my ship. My ship!

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: Your ship? The King's ship, you mean! And you're not fit to command it! Into the boat!

  • Captain William Bligh: During the recent heavy weather, I've had the opportunity to watch all of you at work on deck and aloft. You don't know wood from canvas! And it seems you don't want to learn! Well, I'll have to give you a lesson

  • Captain William Bligh: [in the boat] Casting me adrift 3,500 miles from a port of call. You're sending me to my doom, eh? Well, you're wrong, Christian! I'll take this boat as she floats to England, if I must! I'll live to see you, all of you, hanging from the highest yardarm in the British Fleet!

  • Lt. Fletcher Christian: [after looking at the book with the supplies] Mr. Bligh, I can't sign this book. No such amounts have been issued to the men.

    Captain William Bligh: You've signed with extra kegs the ship never carried.

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: I have, sir.

    Captain William Bligh: Then, why not? We all do it. We'd be fools if we didn't do it on a lieutenant's pay. I want to stow away enough to keep me out of the gutter when I'm too old for service.

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: I understand. A captain's prerogative. Ordinarily, I wouldn't mind.

    Captain William Bligh: Why is this case different?

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: Because the captains I've served with before didn't starve their men. They didn't save money by buying up the stinking meat that you put aboard in Tenerife. They didn't buy yams that would sicken a pig

    Captain William Bligh: [shouts] Silence!

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: They didn't call their men thieves and flog them in the bone because they've complained about it.

    Captain William Bligh: You impudent scoundrel! Sign that book!

    Lt. Fletcher Christian: I refuse! And you have no authority that can make me.

    Captain William Bligh: I haven't? I'll show you authority. Lay all hands aft! All hands aft!

  • Captain William Bligh: [to Byam] Discipline's the thing. A seaman's a seaman, a captain's a captain. And a midshipman is the lowest form of animal life in the British navy.

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