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Quotes for
Celeste Whitman (Character)
from Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Celeste Whitman: That prayer you did up there... what religion would that be?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Greek Orthodox.
Celeste Whitman: No kidding? I'm Greek Orthodox... suddenly!

Celeste Whitman: Are you going to kiss me now?
Captain Mike Turner: No.
Celeste Whitman: Well then let's get the hell out of here.

Celeste Whitman: [having to jump over a hole that's 6 feet long] You know... I have the shortest legs of anybody here.
Captain Mike Turner: Do it!
Celeste Whitman: Okay!

Nurse Gina Rowe: [about the exit the Poseidon through an underwater side door] None of us are experienced divers Captain.
Captain Mike Turner: It's our only way out. I'm going to turn you all into frogmen. No one has a choice.
[puts down 2 scuba tanks]
Captain Mike Turner: There should be 2 more Wilbur. I counted 4.
Wilbur Hubbard: One's empty. The one I'm getting is half full.
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Who's going in the scuba?
Captain Mike Turner: Everyone.
Celeste Whitman: Last time I went to school, 3 didn't go into 8.
Larry Simpson: What you say?
Celeste Whitman: 3 doesn't go into 8.
Wilbur Hubbard: With him, it's possible.
[meaning Mike]
Captain Mike Turner: You mean Jack Custo never taught buddy breathing?
Celeste Whitman: What's buddy...?
Captain Mike Turner: That's more than one diver on a single tank. Wilbur and I have done it before so we'll use the least air.

[an explosion causes the safe in the Purser's office to fall through the floor and open]
Captain Mike Turner: [looking at the gold coins and cash] Well what do you know?
Celeste Whitman: Well that's one way to crack a safe.
[Celeste starts climb down into the room below]
Captain Mike Turner: Where do you think you're going?
Celeste Whitman: Let's not wait around for the cash arrive.
[Mike and Wilbur climd down into the room below with Celeste and look at the contents of the safe]
Captain Mike Turner: [picks up a gold coin] 1796.
Wilbur Hubbard: How much do you think they're worth?
Captain Mike Turner: 100 times its weight in gold.
Celeste Whitman: Bort?
Captain Mike Turner: What?
Wilbur Hubbard: Bort.
Captain Mike Turner: What's that?
Celeste Whitman: Industrial diamonds.
Captain Mike Turner: How much are they worth?
Celeste Whitman: Oh I think, 3 or $400,000 worth.
[Mike looks amazed]
Celeste Whitman: Now wait a minute, tell me the truth, is this really ours?
Captain Mike Turner: Yeah it's Salvage. Pack up and let's get out of here.
Wilbur Hubbard: [excited] Can see it now Mike? Along the Riviera? We're rich! You know what? We don't need a bank anymore do we?

[the tugboat Jenny is sailing into the Sunset with the survivors]
Celeste Whitman: [joins Mike on the bridge] Poor Wilbur. Why did he do it?
Captain Mike Turner: We only had 2 air tanks. He knew we never had a chance so, gave whatever life he had left.
Celeste Whitman: I really loved that old man.
Captain Mike Turner: What are you going to do now? Go back to your chateau?
Celeste Whitman: There is no chateau.
Captain Mike Turner: Some place must be home.
Celeste Whitman: I'm open to suggestions.
Captain Mike Turner: Well I... I'll sign you on the journey, but the bank's going to take boat away as soon as we reach port.
Celeste Whitman: Maybe not.
[Celeste takes out an industrial diamond which she salvaged from the Poseidon]
Celeste Whitman: Gonna to kiss me now?
Captain Mike Turner: I was gonna kiss you anyway.
[they kiss and the tugboat Jenny sails into the Sunset]

Frank Mazzetti: [looking at the cargo of plutonium] There's enough here to start a war!
Captain Stefan Svevo: [appearing with his men behind a stack of crates] Well that's a slight exaggeration. I'm sorry about this Captain. I had hoped that we would never meet again.
Harold Meredith: Who is that? What's he want?
Celeste Whitman: It's your basic guard variety terroist. I think he wants to kill us.
Captain Stefan Svevo: Well however accurate the second part of your statement may be, please don't confuse me with some politically... impotent bomb thrower. The truth is I came aboard this ship with a purer motive than Captain Turner: to recover a piece of property which was *already* mine.
Captain Mike Turner: You can take *whatever* you want from this ship. I'm welcome to it, but these people have come a long way, and all they want right now is get the hell out of here alive!
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: As one man says this to another...
[Svevo's men point their guns at Tex]
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Now hold on just hear me out son.
[They lower their rifles slightly]
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Tell you what, I'll, I'll write a check for the whole shabbang here. If you just lay down your little rifles, we'll all haul ass out of here together. What do you say?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Take a look at that open crate behind me Captain. I sincerly doubt that your friend over there reimburse me for *that*.
Captain Mike Turner: OK. Open it. Let's see.
Captain Stefan Svevo: You open that barrel Captain and we all die. And I have every reasonable hope of wanting to watch the sunset tonight.
Frank Mazzetti: [annoyed] This crap you're dishing out here, you trying to tell us you've got some kind of doomsday machine in there or something?
Captain Stefan Svevo: With the information commonly available today, any enterprising... science student could build a nuclear device.
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Uranium?
Captain Stefan Svevo: [proudly] Plutonium. And as the American Govenment is painfully aware, this isn't the first shipment to go astray.
Dewey 'Tex' Hopkins: Ah, son? Now listen to me. If I was to tell you that I've got certain connections at the Peenee Gon...
Captain Stefan Svevo: Then I would have to tell you that my connection are more powerful than yours. I never intended to harm anyone Captain. But as you must realize... I can't let you go now.
[another explosion occurs]