Captain Phillips – Quotes
Muse: Next time, bring me something if you want to work.
Captain Rich Phillips: I mean, we are going around the horn of Africa, right? Tighten up security…I want everything locked, even in port.
Shane: There’s no answer at the US Maritime emergency line.
Emergency Dispatch Operator: Chances are, they’re just fishermen.
Rich: They’re not here to fish.
Muse: Brothers, we are going to make a lot of money.
Crew man: Why doesn’t the ship’s company give us armed guards?
Rich: Remember: you know the ship; they don’t. Keep them away from important things, like the generators…
Rich: No hostages.
Muse: Captain, relax. Nobody get hurt. No Al Qaeda here. We just want money. It’s business.
Muse: You? Yankee?
Rich: Yeah. Yankee Irish.
Muse: From now on we call him Irish.
Muse: Thirty thousand dollars? What am I? Do I look like a beggar?
Muse: Captain, Captain, no one get hurt if you don’t play no game.
Rich: You said this was just business. Is this business? Is this how you do business?
Muse: Look at me. Look at me! I’m the Captain now.
Muse: You’re bad luck, Irish.
Muse: $30,000 is nothing. Millions.
Muse: Stop whining. You sound like a little girl.
Muse: You wanted to come with us. You asked for this.
Muse: You have to be ready for anything.
Muse: Irish, it’s money. Taxes. You come through our waters, you pay.
Rich: We were coming through international waters, bringing food for poor in Africa, even Somalia.
Muse: You come through our waters with big ships and take all the fish. What is left for us?
Rich: You’re fishermen?
Rich: You’re too young to be out here, doing this.
Pirate: No talking! No talking!
Command: Whatever happens, Captain Phillips does not reach Somalia.
Muse: We’re alone out here and we need you to pick us up.
Muse’s elder: You messed up getting the ship…[so you’re on your own].
Rich about a pirate using a loaded gun to break a window: You want to tell him not to do that? The clip’s still in there.
Muse: Last year I took a Greek ship. 6 million dollars.
Rich: 6 million dollars? So what are you doing here?
Muse: Shut up, Irish. Too much talking.
Rich: The problem is not me talking. The problem is you not listening.
Muse: No military action. NO military action. We are just fishermen.
Rich: The navy’s not here to protect you. They’re not here to negotiate either.
Muse: I want 10 million dollars.
Muse: Don’t worry. Everything’s gon’ be fine. After this, I go to America. I always want to go to America.
Muse: I can’t stop, Irish.
Rich: The navy is not going to let you win. They can’t let you win. They’d rather sink this boat than let you win.
Muse: No, I come too far, Irish. I can’t give up.
Pirate: They [American military] have no respect for us. They think we’re playing games.
Rich: You’re not just a fisherman. You’re not just a fisherman.
SEAL commander: I’m the negotiator.
Muse: Insurance man?
Muse: Everything good, Irish. Everything gon’ be OK. Get navy ship. Get dollars. You go home.
Muse: It was supposed to be easy. I take ship. Ransom. Everybody go home.
Rich: You had $30,000, a boat back; it wasn’t enough.
Muse: I got bosses. They got rules.
Rich: We all got bosses.
Rich: Fishermen. Pirating. There’s got to be more.
Muse: Maybe in America. Maybe in America.
Rich: Tell my family, “I love you. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I’m not there with you.”
American Military to Muse: Captain Phillips is free. All of your friends are dead. You’re going to America.
Doctor: Did all of this blood come from your eyebrow?
Rich: No, not all of it!