Ensign Covey
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Ensign Covey (Character)
from Amistad (1997)

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Amistad (1997)
John Quincy Adams: Now, you understand you're going to the Supreme Court. Do you know why?
Ens. Covey: [translating for Cinque] It is the place where they finally kill us.

Baldwin: Our president, our big, big man has appealed the decision to our Supreme Court.
Ens. Covey: [translating for Cinque to John Quincy Adams] What does that mean?
Baldwin: We have to try the case again.

Ens. Covey: [translating for Cinque to John Quincy Adams] I will call to the past, far back to the beginning of time, and beg them to come and help me at the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me, and they must come, for at this moment, I am the whole reason they have existed at all.

Ens. Covey: [Translating for Cinque after he has been set free] What did you say to them?
John Quincy Adams: Huh?
Ens. Covey: [translates again] What words did you use to persuade them?
John Quincy Adams: [looks at Cinque] Yours.