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Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann (Character)
from "NCIS" (2003)

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"NCIS: Sandblast (#4.7)" (2006)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Eighteen holes on a golf course.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Yep. You want to divide them up?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Sure. We'll take the crime scene. You and your people can take the other seventeen.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [as Gibbs approaches Abraham] What the hell is he doing?
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: What he always does.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Four marriages. Negotiating's probably not his thing.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: You'd be surprised.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: I have been so far.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: You're not hacking C.I.A.?
Special Agent Timothy McGee: No. No. No. No. Homeland Security. They post a redundant C.I.A. archive.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: All right my - my superiors aren't going to like this.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Don't tell them.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [Chuckles] Smart and devious. That's a dangerous combination.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You forgot... charming.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: [they just look at each other until-] I'm in.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [walking towards McGee] No I didn't.

Mamoun Sharif: Who am I talking to?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [simultaneously] Me.

Abby Sciuto: [holding a cell phone retrieved from a terrorist's hideout] Remember the cell phone that was never used? Well, it was used. Only all the data was hard-erased.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [confused] *Hard-erased*?
Abby Sciuto: What part of "hard-erased" do you not understand?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: All of it.
Abby Sciuto: Well, then, you've come to the right place.

[Ducky is "talking" with the body of Col. Cooper, killed by a bomb in a golf course sand trap]
Dr. Donald Mallard: Myself, I have trouble getting out of the sand. But I suppose it's because I don't practice enough. You know, I dig my feet in, I open the club face, but then I forget to follow through, and the ball only goes a couple of feet.
[Gibbs and Col. Mann enter behind him]
Dr. Donald Mallard: Not nearly as far as you traveled, my friend.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Is he talking to himself?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: No, the body.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Do all your people talk to themselves?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Don't yours?


"NCIS: Ex-File (#5.3)" (2007)
Stephanie Flynn: [speaking of Gibbs as he's standing nearby] That the look you're talking about?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Yeah, that's it.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Hmmm. Yep we've all seen that look.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [Gibbs is trying to get the name of Marsden's date] Name.
Army Major Eric Sweigart: Stephanie Flynn.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: The woman who was with Jill Reynolds?
Army Major Eric Sweigart: That's right.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Stephanie Bronwyn Flynn?
Army Major Eric Sweigart: Yeah.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [quietly to Gibbs] You know her?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah. I was married to her.

NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Do you have a *problem* with Colonel Mann interviewing your ex-wife?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Do I have a choice?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard, Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: No!
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Problem solved!

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: We - we have a - a little issue?
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: We?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Do you want to tell her, Agent Gibbs?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Not particularly.
NCIS Director Jenny Shepard: Is this issue going to involve *lawyers*?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: It already did. It's his ex-wife, she's a material witness.

Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: They weren't married long.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Fourteen months. Top of my class in interrogation.
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Well remind me to ask for a highly qualified lawyer should I ever be interrogated by you.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: I don't want to be another one of his mistakes, Ducky. I know he's been married three times.
[awkward pause]
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: *More* than three times?
Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard: Perhaps I should get that lawyer now.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [about Stephanie] Bring her in for another interview.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [Tony and Ziva start to leave] Wait.
[Tony and Ziva stop]
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: I said bring her in!
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: And I said wait!
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: This never turns out well for the kids.


"NCIS: Sharif Returns (#4.13)" (2007)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: People get older, realize that they want something different
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: And you can tell this just by looking into someone's eyes?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay, what do you see in my eyes?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: That you want me to kiss you.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: So are you going to?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: When?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: After we catch Sharif.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: That's probably a good idea.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Really? 'Cause I was hoping you wouldn't think that.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: No, no it's a good idea and I better go before I change my mind. You know we're a distraction to your team. We can't have anything interfering with finding Sharif.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Yeah, and we're gonna find him, then what?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Interfere.

Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Ziva, you and Tony...
Officer Ziva David: [interrupting] Run down a list of the Major's deliveries starting with the most recent.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: And find out...
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: [inturrupting] If any of them were BZ gas. On it, boss.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Do they always finish your sentences for you?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I teach them to anticipate.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Well, they do it well. You must be a good teacher.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Well, thank you, thank you very much.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Funny us running into each other like that.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Funny?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: You have a better word?
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [chuckles] A few come to mind.

[Gibbs and Mann kiss]
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Okay, before we do this I just need to know one thing. How did you get that damn boat out of your basement?


"NCIS: Kill Chain (#11.12)" (2014)
Timothy McGee: Boss, I had no idea. If I did, I would've warned you.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Warned me about what?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: About me. Hey, Jethro.
Leon Vance: It's not another one of your ex-wives, is it?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Close enough.

Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Don't make me go above your head.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Hollis, my boss is right here.
Leon Vance: Keep me out of it.


"NCIS: Skeletons (#4.17)" (2007)
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: The last thing I recall you saying as you were slinking out...
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: I don't slink.


"NCIS: We Build, We Fight (#12.13)" (2015)
Admiral Xavier Meade: I'd watch your tone, Agent Gibbs. I don't think Sec Nav would appreciate NCIS treating an admiral like a criminal.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: Oh, we already talked to Sec Nav.
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Uh hmm.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: How did she phrase it?
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: Uh, "Nail the son-of-a-bitch."


"NCIS: In the Dark (#4.22)" (2007)
Army Lt. Col. Hollis Mann: [to Gibbs] No, don't... don't say it. Don't say anything. Not that you ever do anyway, but you know what, I am gonna say something. You're making a mistake. You're gonna wake up in a week or a month and you're gonna realise that you threw away something good, and it's gonna be too late. You know, I realise that there are three billion men in the world and they don't all have to want me, but you should want me. The fact that you don't, it just makes me wonder why I ever wanted you in the first place.