John Mills Quotes in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
John Mills Quotes:
John Mills: There's no chance for people like us to go back to England, give Bligh a bad name and walk free men ourselves. And anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't got the sense that God gave geese.
Fletcher Christian: [Lying on the beach in Pitcairn] So, it was your work, the burning. Was it? You filth.
John Mills: I had no want in me to harm you. For the love of God, believe I regret what has happened to you. We all do. But each man has to follow his own belief, no matter what. You said this many times after the mutiny. So I did what I thought I had to do. I burned the Bounty for the good of all. It wasn't in bad faith. It was just bad luck.
Fletcher Christian: For the good of all, Mills?
John Mills: Yes, sir.
Fletcher Christian: But why did you have to burn the Bounty? You had no reason to fear me.
John Mills: We were afraid, Mr. Christian. We were afraid that you were going to take us to London by force. We are sick and sorry for what has happened to you. We will never forget what you've done for us.
Fletcher Christian: It's alright, Mills. It wasn't your fault. Bligh left his mark on all of us.
John Mills: Goodbye, Mr. Christian.
John Mills: You're father had that same look in his eyes! I told him about her!
John Mills: I HAD TOO! HE WAS MY PARTNER! YOU TELL YOU'RE PARTNER EVERYTHING... YOU ALWAYS TELL YOU'RE PARTNER THE TRUTH! I TOLD HIM SHE WAS FUCKING THAT HIPPIE SCUM! HE LOST HIS MIND HE RAN IN THE HOUSE I HEARD ARGUING
[Mike comes round behind him]
John Mills: LOOK ALL MY LIFE I WISH I...
[sees Mike bolting out of the door]
John Mills: HEY!
John Mills: [with the fellas] I mean, what kind of a moron tries to flush body parts down a toilet, especially when he's got a perfectly good furnace out back.
John Mills: [his last line aiming his gun at Mike] TEST
Jessica Shepard: NO
[shoots him off the dock]
Jessica Shepard: Step away from Mike
John Mills: Don't you understand?
Jessica Shepard: Understand what?
John Mills: [shouts] I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU!
Jessica Shepard: You killed them all
John Mills: They were scum... they didn't deserve you
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