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Sky Captain (Character)
from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Polly Perkins: [after Joe wouldn't let her go back to get her case of film that was in cave that was about to explode] You should've let me go back for my film.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You're right, I should've.

[after Dex unplugs the Telsa coils that previously electrocuted Dr. Kessler]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Is it safe?
Dex Dearborn: Well, there's only one way to find out.
[Sky Captain and Polly cross the threshold together and are relieved to be unharmed]
Dex Dearborn: I meant throw something.

Dex Dearborn: I thought you said this thing was big? Can I have it?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You find out where it came from and I'll buy you one for Christmas.

Polly Perkins: It's been three years, Joe. You're not still mad at me, are you? Can't even remember what we were fighting about.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You sabotaged my plane.
Polly Perkins: Right.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: I spent six months in a Manchurian slave camp because of you. They were gonna cut off my fingers.
Polly Perkins: Joe, for the last time, I didn't sabotage your damn airplane!

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Come in, Dex.
Dex Dearborn: Look, whatever you do, don't shoot!
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Er... OK!
Dex Dearborn: You shot it, didn't you?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Yes.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: It's a mobile airstrip. Dex had a hand in designing it. It's kind of a secret. You can keep a secret, can't you, Polly?
Polly Perkins: [raising her camera to photograph it] Yeah. I can keep a secret.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: It's a dead end. Some short cut!
Polly Perkins: That's... not supposed to be there.

Polly Perkins: You mean you knew this the whole time and you let me think we were going to crash? I thought we were gonna die! You should have said something!
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Look, Polly, it was your idea to tag along, not mine. If you can't take it, that's not my fault.

Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: Joseph Sullivan, I was sure you'd be dead by now.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: It's good to see you too, Franky.
Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: This had better be important or one of us is in trouble.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: It's important.
Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: *What* is *that*?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: You be nice. Commander Cook, meet Polly Perkins.
Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: Polly Perkins. I've heard so much about you. It's a pleasure to finally meet the competition.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Polly, this may be our last moment together. There's something I need to ask you.
Polly Perkins: Yes, Joe?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Did you cut my fuel line?
Polly Perkins: Damn it! I didn't sabotage your lousy airplane!
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Fine.
Polly Perkins: Our last moments on earth and this is all you have to say to me?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Could we just for once die without all this bickering?

[Sky Captain flies over the sidewalk where Polly is standing]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Polly.
[Polly snaps a picture of Sky Captain flying overhead]
Polly Perkins: Joe.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: This is Sky Captain. I'm on my way.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Is it safe?

Polly Perkins: Joe, I wanna ask you something and I want you to tell me the truth. I don't care one way or the other, I swear. I just need to know. The girl in Nanjing was Franky, wasn't it?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Polly...
Polly Perkins: How long were you seeing her?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Look me in the eyes. I never fooled around on you. Never.
Polly Perkins: I sabotaged your plane.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Three months.

[after Polly's faulty directions nearly crash them into a building]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: "Shortcut.' Heh!
Polly Perkins: I got us here, didn't I?

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Naked... you can say it, Polly.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: What are you doing? You honestly think you're gonna find something more important than every single creature on Earth being led two by two inside a giant rocket ship?
Polly Perkins: I might.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Like what?
Polly Perkins: I'll know when I see it!

[last lines]
[instead of taking a picture of the pods falling to Earth, Polly turns and snaps a shot of Joe]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Polly... you...
Polly Perkins: It's all right. You don't have to say anything.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Lens cap.

Polly Perkins: [after Joe marked Totenkopf's location on a map] There's nothing there. Are you sure you did it right?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: I'm sure. If the old man was right, that's where Totenkopf is now. Dead center in the middle of nowhere.
[marks another spot on the map]
Polly Perkins: What's that point there?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: That's where we run out of fuel.

[repeated line]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Good boy, Dex.

Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: What have you gotten me into this time, Joseph?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Nothing you can't handle, Franky.

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: [Polly laughs] What?
Polly Perkins: I missed you. Thanks for saving my life today, by the way.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Oh, were you down there?
Polly Perkins: You missed me, too! How nice.

Polly Perkins: [on Franky Cook] She's some kind of girl.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Yes, I know.

[Joe and Polly are preparing to take off along with Franky. Polly looks annoyed with Joe]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: What?
Polly Perkins: 'Nanjing'?
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: [shouts] I can't hear you, Polly! You'll have to speak up!
[they take off]
Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: [over the radio] Keep your nose up, Joseph. You always were bad at the short takeoff.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Keep up, Franky. I don't wanna have to come back for you.
Polly Perkins: I thought your takeoff was just fine.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Thank you, Polly.
Polly Perkins: So you heard that, did you?

[to the Mysterious Woman]
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Why won't you die?

Dr. Totenkopf: Who dares come before me? Who dares enter this place? What has begun cannot be stopped. The time for this world is over.
Polly Perkins: Totenkopf.
Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan: Hello, doctor. Why are you doing this?
Dr. Totenkopf: I have been witness to a world consumed by hatred and bent on self-destruction, watched as we have taken what was to be a paradise and failed in our responsibilites as its steward. I know now that the course of human race has set for itself cannot be changed. I am the last desperate chance for a doomed planet. Now, leave this place or die!

Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan, Capt. Francesca 'Franky' Cook: Protect the rabbits! Protect the rabbits!