Captain Steven Hiller
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Captain Steven Hiller (Character)
from Independence Day (1996)

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Independence Day (1996)
David Levinson: We're hit! We took a hit!
Captain Steven Hiller: [yelling] We're not hit! We're not hit! Stop side-seat driving!
David Levinson: [trying to make a break for the exit] Left! Left! Tunnel! Tunnel! Exit! Exit! Left!
Captain Steven Hiller: Where the hell do you think I'm going?
David Levinson: Ok, ok. We're we're we're uh...
[indicating they were communicating]
David Levinson: Uh oh, they're closing up on us... they're closing...
Captain Steven Hiller: Shut up, shut up, shut up!
David Levinson: Must go faster. Must go faster! Must go faster! Go, go, go, go!
[escapes from the alien ship]
David Levinson: [screaming]
Captain Steven Hiller: Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!
Captain Steven Hiller: Oh! Elvis has left the building!
David Levinson: [in Elvis voice] Oh, thank you very much.
[in his own voice]
David Levinson: Oh, I love you man!

Captain Steven Hiller: [walking toward crashed alien plane] THAT'S RIGHT! THAT'S RIGHT! That's what you get! Look at you, ship all *banged* up! Who's the man? Huh? Who's the man? Wait till I get another plane! I'm-a line all your friends up right beside you!
Captain Steven Hiller: [climbs on top of alien plane] Where you at, huh? Huh? Where you at?
Captain Steven Hiller: [Hiller opens the spaceship. An alien pops up, and Hiller punches it in the head, knocking it back into the ship]
Captain Steven Hiller: Welcome to earth!
Captain Steven Hiller: [sits on alien plane and puts cigar in mouth] Now that's what *I* call a close encounter.

Captain Steven Hiller: [after reversing into the rear wall] Oops.
David Levinson: W-what do you mean, oops?
Captain Steven Hiller: Some jerk put this...
[Turns the piece of paper round]
Captain Steven Hiller: the wrong way round.
David Levinson: Don't say "oops".
Captain Steven Hiller: What do you say we try that again?
David Levinson: Yes, yes. Yes. Without the "oops". Thataway.
[Points forward]

Captain Steven Hiller: I ain't heard no fat lady!
David Levinson: Forget the fat lady. You're obsessed with fat lady. Just get us out of here!

David Levinson: You really think you can fly that thing?
Captain Steven Hiller: You really think you can do all that bullshit you just said?

David Levinson: They're chasing us!
Captain Steven Hiller: Really, YOU THINK?

Captain Steven Hiller: No, you did NOT shoot that green shit at me!

Captain Steven Hiller: Is that an earthquake?
Jasmine Dubrow: Not even a four pointer. Go back to sleep.

Capt. Jimmy Wilder: You scared, man?
Captain Steven Hiller: No. You?
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: No. Hold me.
Captain Steven Hiller: Hey, pay attention!
Lt. Colonel Watson: Something you want to add to this briefing, Captain Hiller?
Captain Steven Hiller: No, sir, just a little anxious to get up there and whoop E.T.'s ass, that's all!

Captain Steven Hiller: [taking a leak] A little shake and they all runnin...

Captain Steven Hiller: [talking to the unconscious alien he's dragging] Y'know, this was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooo. You got me out here draggin' your heavy ass through the burnin' desert with your dreadlocks stickin' out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin' all big and bad...
[yells]
Captain Steven Hiller: and what the hell is that smell?
[starts kicking the alien, yelling]
Captain Steven Hiller: I could've been at a barbecue!
[kicks the alien one last time and calms down]
Captain Steven Hiller: But I ain't mad.

Captain Steven Hiller: Look, I really don't think they flew 90 billion light years to come down here and start a fight. Get all rowdy.

Jasmine Dubrow: There you go, thinking you're all that. But you are not as charming as you think you are, sir.
Captain Steven Hiller: Yes, I am.

David Levinson: They're bringing us in.
Captain Steven Hiller: When the hell was you gonna tell me?
David Levinson: Oops.
Captain Steven Hiller: We're gonna have to work on our communication.

[after starting up alien ship]
Captain Steven Hiller: I have got to get me one of these!

[Hiller and Levinson are about to launch the bomb, knowing they can't escape. They both wave to the alien watching them]
David Levinson: Hey, take a look at the Earthlings. Goodbye!
Captain Steven Hiller: Y'all take care, all right? Nothing but love for ya. Nothing but love for ya.
Captain Steven Hiller: [to David] You think they have any idea what's about to happen to them?
David Levinson: Not a chance in hell. Goodnight!
Captain Steven Hiller: PEACE!
[launches the bomb]

Area 51 Guard: I'm sorry, Captain. This is a restricted area. I can't let you pass without clearance.
Captain Steven Hiller: Okay. Come here. You wanna see my clearance?
[shows the guard the alien wrapped up in a parachute. Guard jumps back]
Captain Steven Hiller: Maybe I'll just leave this here with you.
Area 51 Guard: [to other guard blocking entrance] Let them pass! Let them pass!
Captain Steven Hiller: [to other guard blocking entrance] Get the hell out the way!
Area 51 Guard: [to the other guard, freaked out] Did you see that?

[last lines]
Captain Steven Hiller: Didn't I promise you fireworks?
Dylan Dubrow: Yeah.

Captain Steven Hiller: [holds out cigar] This is our victory dance. Not until the fat lady sings.
David Levinson: Oh. Yes, OK.
[takes cigar]
Captain Steven Hiller: [holds onto cigar] This is important.
David Levinson: Mm. Fat lady. I gotcha.

Captain Steven Hiller: [Anxious about receiving an envelope from NASA] Ohhh, you're gonna have to do this one...
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: You're a wuss.
Captain Steven Hiller: Yeah, whatever, just shut up and read it.
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: [reading] TO: Captain Steven Hiller, Loser...

[the refugee convoy arrives outside Area 51]
Captain Steven Hiller: [salutes] Captain Steven Hiller, United States Marine Corps.
Area 51 Guard: [returns the salute] I'm sorry, Captain, this is a restricted area. I can't let you pass without clearance.
Captain Steven Hiller: Okay. Come here. You want to see my clearance?
[He lifts the tarp in the bed of the pickup truck, revealing the body of the alien pilot he downed. The guard gasps and leaps back]
Captain Steven Hiller: Maybe I'll just leave this here with you?
Area 51 Guard: [to other guard] Let 'em pass! Let 'em pass!
Captain Steven Hiller: Get the hell out of the way!

David Levinson: [after explaining how to set up the virus in the mothership] Do you really think you can fly that thing?
Captain Steven Hiller: Do you really think you can do all that bullshit you just said?... Hoo!