Jack Prescott
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Jack Prescott (Character)
from King Kong (1976)

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King Kong (1976)
Jack Prescott: There is a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.

Jack Prescott: Even an environmental rapist like you wouldn't be asshole enough to destroy a unique new species of animal.
Fred Wilson: Bet me.

Fred Wilson: Jack, let me straighten you out on a couple of points. One, that wall is an ancient ruin. Two, this island is uninhabited.
[Loud drumming begins, coming from the direction of the wall]
Jack Prescott: And three, there's an uninhabited German beer hall down there with a mechanical band.

Jack Prescott: Kong! Kong! Kong! Kong! you heard them chant that! He exists. You saw the wall, right? Now who the hell do you think they're planning to give that girl to?
Fred Wilson: It's some nutty religion. A priest gets dressed up like an ape and gets laid.

Dwan: God it's scary it's like there's a curse on all of us.
Fred Wilson: Damn it! I'm tired of you trying to confuse this girl's mind! This is her big chance and yours too! You know there are stars in Princeton the same way there are in Hollywood Jack. You want out, you want me to cable Harvard or Yale and get Kong another keeper?
Jack Prescott: Coast to coast tours, beauty and the beast, that's a grotesque farce!

Dwan: How can I become a star because of... because of someone who was stolen off that gorgeous island and locked up in that lousy oil tank?
Fred Wilson: Its not *someone*! Its an animal, a beast who tried to rape you.
Dwan: Thats not true. He risked his life to save me.
Fred Wilson: He tried to rape you honey. And before you cry a lot, you should ask the natives on that island what they thought of losing Kong.
Jack Prescott: Actually, they'll miss him a lot.
Fred Wilson: Like leprosy.
Jack Prescott: No, you're dead wrong. He was the terror, the mystery of their lives, and the magic. A year from now that will be an island full of burnt-out drunks. When we took Kong we kidnapped their god.

Carnahan: If he's not gonna eat her, why did he take her?
Jack Prescott: Apes are highly territorial. He's probably gonna take her back to his turf.
Carnahan: What for? Joe and the guys, uh, said that you said the ape was gonna marry her. Is that some kinda joke or did you really mean his huge...
Jack Prescott: I don't know, Carnahan! Look, I'm just as ignorant about this as you are, so quit askin' me so many dumb questions, will ya?

Fred Wilson: [as the "Petrox Explorer" comes in sight of Skull Island] ... Did you ever wonder how Hernando Cortez felt when he discovered the Lost Treasure of the Incas?
Jack Prescott: That wasn't Cortez; it was Pizarro. And he died flat broke.

Fred Wilson: Jack, you want to talk for us?
Jack Prescott: I'll try.

Jack Prescott: Fred, the kids would burn every Petrox gas station from Maine to California.

Jack Prescott: The ape had the right idea.

Jack Prescott: [interrupts the briefing aboard the Petrox Explorer] And I'm not so sure human feet have never walked on that island before. You see, in 1605, Piero Fernandez DeQuerez was blown south from Timetang. He wrote in his log of piercing the white veil. That's obviously the cloud bank - And landing on the beach of the skull... Where he heard the roar of the greatest beast. The rest of that log entry unfortunately was suppressed by the Holy Office in Rome.
Fred Wilson: Who are you?
Jack Prescott: In 1749, a waterlogged lifeboat was found in the same area, it was empty, but drawn in blood on the thwart was the likeness of some huge, slouchy humanoid thing. And this strange warning... "From the wedding with the creature who touches Heaven, lady, God preserve thee." I also heard of a note in a bottle written by a dying Japanese submariner in 1944. I haven't been able to track that one down.