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Quotes for
Captain Stefan Svevo (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!

Captain Stefan Svevo: [to Captain Turner] As you must realize... I can't let you go now!

Castorp: Why is Crate 16 so important?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Only one other person knew the answer to that, and that's why she had to die.

Captain Stefan Svevo: [as the crews are inspecting the upside-down stern] I hope you are a religilous man, Captain. I've taken the liberty of saying a small prayer for us.
Captain Mike Turner: All of us?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Well, it is my feeling that... from this time on, our faiths are necessarily intertwined.
Captain Mike Turner: Good. Then you won't be offended if I remind you of that from time to time.

Captain Mike Turner: [after discovering Svevo and his men gathering plutonium] You can take whatever you want from this ship, but these people have come a long way and all they want to do right now is get the hell out of here alive!
Captain Stefan Svevo: I never intended to harm anyone Captain, as you must realize, I can't let you go now.

Suzanne Constantine: Please can we just get out of here as quickly as possible?
Captain Stefan Svevo: It took two years to put this thing together. You really believe I can get off, *without* it?
Suzanne Constantine: I've done everything you wanted. Now I just want to get out!
Captain Stefan Svevo: I understand, but I've got the bullet, if I could've avoided it. But since I'm here, since we're *both* here, we've got to see this thing through!

Captain Mike Turner: [after jumping over a hole that's 6 feet long] Coming Doctor?
Captain Stefan Svevo: [on the other side of the hole with his men] Well I've been thinking Captain, we're separated at two cabins. We'll go left, and you and your folly continue forward.
Captain Mike Turner: Is that an order?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Hopefully it's a constructive suggestion.
Captain Mike Turner: All right Doctor. We'll play it your way.

Captain Stefan Svevo: [as his boat moves alongside Mike's boat] I'm Doctor Stefan Svevo and this the Medical Rescue Ship Irene. That must be the Poseidon. We heard her S.O.S. last night.
Captain Mike Turner: Clear off. I have the salvage rights here. Captain Michael Turner.
Captain Stefan Svevo: A capsized ship is like a giant air bubble Captain and there may be survivors. My paramedics and I could be instrumental and try and get them off, give medical attention if needed.
Captain Mike Turner: I think the survivors have been taken out, but you can look and take out any you find. But only survivors. I will take out anything else that I find. Is that understood.?
Captain Stefan Svevo: Well that was my original proposition to you Captain.
Captain Mike Turner: Good. Then we will start getting our gear together, and I suggest you do the same.
Captain Stefan Svevo: We're prepared to go aboard right now but don't worry Captain, we'll wait.

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]