Samuel Quotes in Man on Fire (2004)


Samuel Quotes:

  • Samuel: [in his car] Your resume is quite impressive. 16 years of miltary experience, extensive counter-terrorism work. I'm surprised anyone could afford you, what's the catch?

    Creasy: I drink.

    Samuel: How does that affect you?

    Creasy: Coordination, reaction time. Top professionals try to kidnap your daughter I'll do the best I can but the service will be on par with the pay.

    Samuel: What if amateurs try?

    Creasy: I'd probably kill 'em. That likely?

    Samuel: No. No one is to know about your drinking. That includes my wife.

  • Lisa: [talking privately, referring to Creasy] She likes him

    Samuel: Hm?

    Lisa: Creasy, Pita likes him.

    Samuel: Pita loves school. She'd like Count Dracula if he took her back there.

  • Lisa: [while leaving for a business trip] I'll call you from Detroit, baby.

    Pita: You're going to miss Mexican Halloween. The day of the dead.

    Samuel: You enjoy it for us, Pita.

  • [Jordan finishes a story of a recent kidnapping]

    Samuel: [while having dinner at a fancy restaurant] So what happened?

    Jordan: Family paid the ransom. And they sent the kid home after a couple of days... minus an ear, of course.

  • Jordan: [while having dinner at a fancy restaurant] Look, Sammy, all my clients have, uh, kidnap and ransom insurance.

    Samuel: I have a policy. A.I.G. My dad gave it to me.

    Jordan: Yeah, I know. I got it for your dad. But what are you gonna do in sixty days when you can't renew it? You can't, because you don't have a bodyguard.

    Samuel: I know, I had to let Emilio go.

    Jordan: You gotta please Lisa. I mean, hey, ass like that's hard to find.

  • Charles Remington: Well, I'm a very considerate man. My mother taught me that.

    [Samuel laughs]

    Charles Remington: Now, what the hell you laughing about? You don't think I'm considerate?

    Samuel: I don't believe you had a mother.

  • [Samuel hands John a letter from his wife]

    Samuel: You like her?

    John Patterson: Very much.

    Samuel: I don't like any of mine.

  • Samuel: Mzee! John! Where do you think you're going?

    John Patterson: [John cocks his rifle] I'm going to sort it out.

    [He fires a shot]

    John Patterson: I'm going...

    [He fires again]

    John Patterson: to sort it out.

    [He shoots into the air, again, walks onto the bridge, and continues firing]

  • [last lines]

    Samuel: If you want to see the lions today, you must go to America. They are at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Even now, if you dare lock eyes with them, you *will* be afraid.

  • [first lines]

    Samuel: This is the most famous and true African adventure.

  • Samuel: I didn't kill anyone! I said I didn't kill anyone! I am looking for my grand-daughter!

    Lieutenant: Then tell me her damn name!

    Samuel: I don't *know* her damn name!

  • Samuel: [Puts beads around his granddaughter on discovering Wittick dead] Here put these on

    Dot Gilkeson: [Confused] What are these for

    Samuel: Protection... the man who did this was a BRUJO

    Dot Gilkeson: [Confused] What's that

    Samuel: That's a witch

  • Kayitah: [speaking Chiricahua] Forget the hides. Give us your horses and your guns and we'll call it even.

    Samuel: They want our horses and guns.

    Maggie: I am not giving over my horses!

    [to Kayitah]

    Maggie: You understand? You'll have to kill me first!

    [turns to Samuel]

    Maggie: You tell em... You, you tell em what I said.

    Samuel: [speaking Chiricahua] Now look. You pissed her off.

  • Maggie: Why didn't you stay?

    Samuel: [long pause] There's an Apache story about a man that woke up one morning and saw a hawk on the wind. Walked outside and never returned. After he died he met his wife in the spirit world. She asked him why he never came home, he said "Well, the hawk kept flying".


    Samuel: There's always the next something, Maggie. And that will take a man away.

  • Samuel: [about owl watching over a dead man] Some people say that's a sign.

    Dot Gilkeson: A good sign or a bad sign?

    Samuel: It wasn't too good for that fellow.

  • Samuel: I believe in what I see girl... snakes belong on the ground... this one hangs them in the air. A man's heart lies in his chest... this one digs it out and buries it in the ground. I know a Brujo who can put an arrow in you from a mile away, I saw a Brujo lay his hand on a child's head one time... ONE TIME... and that child doubled up cramped up and spewed/spat up white beads... TILL SHE DIED!

  • The Pirate King: Away to the ship and hoist up that chain doodad!

    Samuel: Anchor, sir?

    The Pirate King: No, Sam. Just disappointment.

  • Samuel: [doorbell rings] Avon calling!

  • [first lines]

    Saul's guard: The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state.

    Samuel: Since when have the affairs of state taken precedence over the affairs of God?

    [shoves his way past and enters Saul's throne room]

    Saul: ...Samuel. We welcome you. With God's blessing, our victory is complete.

    Samuel: Is THIS how you show Him your gratitude... by robbing the Amalekites of their women and cattle? By holding their king in chains?

    Saul: We were discussing a possible treaty. The king is to be ransomed...

    Samuel: A *treaty?* *Ransom?* Saul, for this you have betrayed your own soul in the sight of God. His instructions were plain enough: "... Spare nothing from the sword."

    [beheads the Amalekite king]

    Samuel: ... When our tribes clamored for a king, to make us like other nations, I answered them: "We are not like other nations. The Lord of Hosts is both our God and our King." The people said, "We want a king we can see. We want a king of our own flesh and blood."

    [holds up the severed head]

    Samuel: Here are your kings of flesh and blood. Here is a king you can see.

    [throws the head at Saul's feet]

  • Samuel: God is not a man that He should deceive you... The Lord does not see as man sees. Men judge by outward appearances, but the Lord judges by the heart alone.

    [to David]

    Samuel: You kneel before me as the shepherd of your father's flock, but God has chosen you... to be the shepherd of His people Israel, to unite His scattered tribes into one nation... and to send the heathen from His promised land.

    Young David: My brothers are all soldiers. Why not choose one of them?

    Samuel: It was not I who chose you. It was the Lord God of Israel.

    Young David: I am the least in my father's house.

    Samuel: You are a child after God's own heart.

    Young David: If I stand so well in His sight, why not let Him command me face to face?

    Jesse: Because no man may see God face to face and live. God speaks to man through the mouths of His prophets.

    Samuel: So be it. When I have gone the way of all flesh, you shall be brought before the king by one of his sons. Then shall the Lord challenge you, even as you have challenged Him, to defend His name and His honor. Have no fear, David. The Lord shall not forsake you so long as you keep His laws and obey His prophets without question.

  • Samuel: I can explain in two words: we propose to marry your daughters.

  • [as Major-General Stanley has just entered the scene, all except the Pirate King sing to the tune of "Pirate King"]

    Samuel: For he is a Major General!

    Daughters: He is, hurrah for the Major General!

    Major General Stanley: And it is, it is a GLORIOUS thing to be a Major General.

    All: IT IS! Hurrah for the Major General, hurrah for the Major General!

    The Pirate King: That's the same as the "Pirate King" tune!

  • Samuel: Whispered: "I love you, Mummy."

  • Samuel: I have to wear a fake fuckin' ass over my ass!

  • Eddie: Hey! What's going on back there? (pats Samuel's ass)

    Samuel: It's nothing.

    Eddie: I could feel it, back there. (beat)

    Samuel: If you had to deal with, like, half the shit I've been through this past year, you would strap on one of these fuckers. Just like me, you'd strap it on.

  • Eddie: It's a long time to work without getting anything in return.

    [Server sets down bottle of mustard on table]


    Samuel: [to server] He's not talking to you.

  • Samuel: [from trailer] You can't get rid of the Babadook

  • Samuel: [from trailer] DON'T LET IT IN!

  • Amelia: I'm sick, Sam. I need help. I just spoke with Mrs. Roach. We're gonna stay there tonight. You want that? I wanna make it up for you, Sam. I want you to meet your dad. It's beautiful there. You'll be happy.

    Samuel: [Sam stabs her] Sorry, Mommy!

  • Prue: I'm Prue and this is Warren. How are you?

    Samuel: I'm a bit tired from the drugs Mom gave me...

  • Amelia: [Samuel comes out from hiding and Amelia shrieks like a banshee. Amelia starts approaching Samuel, but he starts wetting himself. ] You little pig. Six years old and you're still wetting yourself. You don't know how many times I wished it was you, not him, that died.

    Samuel: I just wanted you to be happy.

    Amelia: [mocking Samuel] I just want you to be happy. Sometimes I just want to smash your head against the brick wall, until your fucking brains pop out.

    Samuel: [softly] You're not my mother.

    Amelia: What did you say?

    Samuel: I said you're not my mother!

    Amelia: I AM YOUR MOTHER!

  • Amelia: [Amelia is driving Sam home from his aunt's house] Where did you get those firecrackers?

    Samuel: You got them for me on the internet!

    Amelia: [livid] Well, that's the end of the internet.

  • Samuel: It wasn't me, Mum! The Babadook did it!

  • Amelia: [after Sam has snooped around in his father's crawlspace] All your father's things are down there!

    Samuel: He's my FATHER! You don't own him!

  • Amelia: [about the Babadook] Well, I'm not scared.

    Samuel: You will be when it eats your insides!

  • Tristan: Samuel, God bless you. You are good at everything you try to do. I'm sure it'll be the same with fucking.

    Samuel: Tristan, really. We're talking about my future wife.

    Tristan: Oh, you're not gonna fuck her?

    Samuel: No!

    Tristan: No?

    Samuel: No! I'm planning to be with her.

    Tristan: I recommend fucking.

  • Samuel: Still hung over?

    Tristan: Still drunk!

  • Samuel: Nice shiner.

    Tristan: Yeah, well, I hit her back.

  • [going off to war]

    Samuel: I'll bring you back the kaiser's helmet.

    Colonel Ludlow: Bring yourself back. That'd please me more.

  • Samuel: Tristan! Get back to your unit!

    Tristan: Those boys are boring. I'd rather have you watching my back.

  • [Last lines]

    Samuel: [to Leah] I remember you.

    [They kiss]

  • Samuel: Uh-uh, one question a piece. My turn. That is how you two do this, correct? Each person in the room gets to ask one question, until everyone's motives are out in the open. Aren't you curious how I knew that?

    Margaret: Is that your question?

    Samuel: Is that yours?

    Sara: How did you know that?

  • Samuel: [writing on blackboard after blowing up zombies] I'm Samuel. Hello.

  • Samuel: You wanna play against me? You have no chance. Your gift is not strong enough!

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