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Kilbourne (Character)
from The Drowning Pool (1975)

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The Drowning Pool (1975)
J.H. Kilbourne: I ran a check on you, Mr. Harper. You are not stupid.
Lew Harper: I have my moments.

J.H. Kilbourne: You wanna live, don't you? To a ripe old age?
Lew Harper: I'd hate to think that I was making those Social Security payments for nothing.

J.H. Kilbourne: See I'm not like most fols who get their kicks head on, I sort of slide in sideways like. As a matter of fact in High School they used to call me the crab.
Lew Harper: Oh.
J.H. Kilbourne: Now you take the oil businesss, my business, it's never any fun to drill straight down. I'm a slant driller by instinct.
Lew Harper: Are you slant-drilling me?

J.H. Kilbourne: You know what she wants to do with that land, Mr. Harper? She wants to turn it into a Goddam sanctuary for birds!
Lew Harper: I think that's kind of sweet.
J.H. Kilbourne: Well now, look, I'm all for saving wildlife like the next fella, but we gotta think about America's future. Energy sources just aren't that easy to come by.
Lew Harper: Aha! Did you come to that conclusion out of patriotism or just greed?
J.H. Kilbourne: [after a pause] Little of both, Mr Harper, - like most men of wealth.

J.H. Kilbourne: Mavis maybe you should go for a walk.
Candy: How long a walk J. Hugh?
J.H. Kilbourne: Average, just average.

[repeated line]
J.H. Kilbourne: Outstanding!

J.H. Kilbourne: You remember what I told you Mr Harper, about my crab-like ways.