Frank Corvin
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Frank Corvin (Character)
from Space Cowboys (2000)

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Space Cowboys (2000)
Frank Corvin: Clock's ticking, Bob. And I'm only getting older.

Frank Corvin: Well, what do you say, Reverend? You think a prayer's in order?
Tank Sullivan: I was just reciting the Shepard's Prayer. Alan Shepard's prayer. Oh Lord, please don't let us screw up. Amen.

Tiny, Bar Bouncer: I'll put you in the hospital, old man.
Frank Corvin: Yeah? Well, I've got MediCare. Go ahead and shoot your best shot!

Barbara Corvin: Would you like me to read the instructions to you again?
Frank Corvin: Let me tell you something, my dear. Those instructions were written by a fellow in Japan when they made this damn thing. They were probably translated by some gringo who was an expatriate American that couldn't get a job in this country. And then the Japanese guy probably translated him just to double check on him. You don't need these instructions. Not at all. Tear them up.

[Frank and Hawk are asking a waitress who she would prefer to 'take home']
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Would you prefer this man, with his asymmetrical sagging ass-cheeks, his love-handles the size of Nebraska, and his oh-so-ugly in-grown toenail...?
Frank Corvin: [interrupting] Or this son of a bitch with the chicken-gizzard neck and the face that looks like thirty miles of Death Valley fire trail?

Frank Corvin: This is Jerry O'Neill.
Sara Holland: No nickname for you?
Jerry O'Neill: You can call me
[kisses her hand]
Jerry O'Neill: anytime.

Frank Corvin: You know what the worst day of my life was? The day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. I was probably the only person in America who wanted to commit suicide that day.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Well, thanks a lot Frank. We haven't spoken in twelve years and that's basically been the big question on my mind, what could make you commit suicide.

Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: What are you doing here?
Frank Corvin: Keeping a promise I made years ago.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Was that the promise you made to kill me or the promise you made to have both my legs broke?

Frank Corvin: You sent us up to this bastard, have us put it back into orbit, fully armed, just to save your own ass?

Frank Corvin: My only hope is that whatever doesn't burn up lands on Gerson's house.

Frank Corvin: [after hes told Tank and Jerry to bail out] I thought i told you to bail out!
Tank Sullivan: We're staying! If you don't mind!

Frank Corvin: [after Hawk crashes the shuttle during a simulation] Hawk, this isn't a stripped-down showplane. You've got to do it their way.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: I don't need a damn computer to tell me how to land an aircraft.
Roger Hines: It's not an aircraft, Colonel. It's a flying brick, and you've GOT to use the computer's protocols.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: What if the on-board computer fails?
Ethan Glance: It never has.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [to the simulator supervisor] Houston, Horizon
Mission Control Tech: Go ahead
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Request second landing please.
[pause]
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Houston - Horizon, request on board computer FAILURE on second landing.
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: Run it again. Sock it to 'em.

Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [Frank and Hawk are inside the centrifuge/spinning machine, which is about to be started] The first one to pass out buys the beers tonight...
Frank Corvin: [machine start spinning] You're on...
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine speed increases and it's moving really fast] This thing's moving?...
Frank Corvin: I don't know... Doesn't seems to be moving to me...
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine speed continues to increase] Say, fellas, is y'all's equipment broke down? Fellas?
[everybody's watching the show]
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: You're a pushover, Frank!.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: [machine is now spinning at top speed] I do believe it's moving now...
Tank Sullivan: That sure will take the wrinkles out
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: [walking into the control room] WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?
[crowd disappears]
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: [really pissed, hits the emergency stop on the centrifuge] I'm sure you think you're putting on a great show, but this is not a toy! Now which one of you assholes wants to explain this?
Frank Corvin: Gene?
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: WHAT?
Frank Corvin: Which one of us passed out first?
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: I'm getting too old for this shit...

Ethan Glance: I'm your backup, okay? I'm on a need to know basis!
Frank Corvin: You don't need to know dick, and I don't need a backup.

[Last Lines]
[Frank and Barbara Corvin are standing by their home and staring at the Moon]
Barbara Corvin: Do you think he
[Hawkins]
Barbara Corvin: made it?
Frank Corvin: Yeah, I think he made it.

Bob Gerson: How old are ya, Frank?
Frank Corvin: Old enough to know your ass is in a sling.

Frank Corvin: Put a sock in it, sonny.

Eugene 'Gene' Davis: Morning, Hawk.
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: Good morning.
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: What happened to your eye?
Col. William 'Hawk' Hawkins: l fell in the shower. Tell maintenance to put some no-slip adhesives on that slippery floor.
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: How's it going, Frank?
Frank Corvin: Fine, fine.
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: Whats with the eye? Slip in the shower?
Frank Corvin: How would you know that?
Eugene 'Gene' Davis: l think I'll have a chat with the janitor.