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Grant Sykes (Character)
from The Kingdom (2007)

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The Kingdom (2007)
Adam Leavitt: We're going to Riyadh? Is that right?
Ronald Fleury: Yep.
Grant Sykes: State Department said yes?
Ronald Fleury: Nope.
Adam Leavitt: White House?
Ronald Fleury: Nope.
Adam Leavitt: We bringing security?
Ronald Fleury: No.
Adam Leavitt: This is really going to suck, I think.

Adam Leavitt: What are four people supposed to do over there in five days, anyways?
Grant Sykes: Weren't you the one that practically demanded we go this morning?
Adam Leavitt: Yeah, I didn't say I. I said FBI.

Grant Sykes: Look, you want to go? We go. I got you. But you have to check yourself.
Ronald Fleury: I'm checked.
Grant Sykes: Okay. I'm just checking that you're checked.

Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: You're not safe at night.
Grant Sykes: [sarcastically] Oh, we're safe during the day, huh?

Grant Sykes: This whole trip is gonna be like deep sea fishing in Florida. You pay seven-hundred bucks for a boat, sit on your can out in the ocean. Crew jumps around, screams, points, throws out fish bait, you catch nothing.

Grant Sykes: [upon seeing a video of a terrorist attack] They so love to flaunt their work.

Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: You cannot touch evidence. Please leave it. You cannot question anyone without me present, touch a dead Muslim, or leave my sight at any time. Your safety is my primary concern.
Ronald Fleury: I thought your primary concern would be the investigation.
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: And you would be mistaken.
Grant Sykes: I think this is one of those something happens to us, his head comes off kind of deals. You're our babysitter, right?
Adam Leavitt: We call that a babysitter.

Grant Sykes: This hole is the case. Your men are contaminating this. You understand evidence? Little things that are clues? Clues can be very helpful to a fellow trying to solve a crime.
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: You want to go into the hole?
Grant Sykes: Yeah! Absolutely.
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: No.

Adam Leavitt: How many princes are there?
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: Over five thousand.
Ronald Fleury: Does every prince get a palace this big?
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: Some get bigger.
Adam Leavitt: And who pays for all this?
Grant Sykes: Exxon. Chevron. Shell.

Grant Sykes: [upon seeing Al Ghazi inspecting hands of dead bodies] Fingerprints are on the other side.
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: I'm not looking for fingerprints.
Grant Sykes: Then what are you doing?
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: Fingers.

Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: [noticing mob gathering nearby] This is not a good neighborhood.
Grant Sykes: Yeah, no shit.

Adam Leavitt: [Asking about Saudi Arabia] What's it like there on the ground?
Grant Sykes: A bit... like... Mars.
Adam Leavitt: Mars? Sounds like I didn't pack right.