Sam Royce: Barbara, take off your pantyhose, damnit! You too, c'mon, take off your pantyhose!
Sgt. Lew Slade: Earthquakes bring out the worst in some people.
Chief Inspector, L.A. Dept. of Water & Power: Find anything?
Diver at Hollywood Reservoir: [surfaces] All OK as far as I can tell! I'll check again!
Chief Inspector, L.A. Dept. of Water & Power: I guess we won't find anything until after the shaft is pumped out, but everything looks fine.
Max, Assistant Dam Caretaker: Right. People drown in elevators every damn day of the week!
Sgt. Lew Slade: [to the citizens bombarding him for help] Shut up! You're all going to have to help yourselves! Most of the police in this district were killed in that station house. And the guys that were on patrol when the quake hit, well they probably got more to do than they can handle. Now look you, get as many volunteers as you can, go to that hardware store over there. Now if it's locked, break in, find as many picks and shovels as you can, and start looking for people who are buried alive, there are plenty of them believe me. Give him a hand. MOVE YOUR ASS!
Mayor Lewis: The governor and I aren't even in the same party. If this turns out to be a false alarm, he'll make me out to be the biggest fool west of the Mississippi.
Dr. Stockle: Second biggest. I'll top the list.
Remy Royce-Graff: You know, if it wasn't 7:30 in the morning I would have a drink.
Remy Royce-Graff: [shouting] God damn it!
Stewart Graff: Your last words to me last night; your first words this morning. Ever thought about expanding your vocabulary?
Dr. James Vance: This used to be a helluva town, officer.
Sgt. Lew Slade: [on the edge of tears] Yeah...
Stewart Graff: I didn't know you were a clock watcher.
Remy Royce-Graff: What did you say?
Stewart Graff: [quietly] I said I didn't know you were a clock watcher.
Remy Royce-Graff: Don't you lower your voice to me!
Jody: You've got to forget about the way it used to be. Your brother could be dead! Nobody left but me to take care of you.
Rosa: Well, I have another brother in San Francisco... and he's in the Mafia.
Rosa: [to Lew] My brother told me you were a strange kind of cop.
Sgt. Lew Slade: I'm sorry I ever arrested you two, I've been paying for it ever since.
Stewart Graff: I think there are still people alive down there and I want to get them out.
Brawny Foreman: Well, nobody else is... and you can't do it alone.
Stewart Graff: Yeah, well I won't be alone.
[points to Lew]
Stewart Graff: He's coming with me.
Barbara: [hysterically] Mr. Cameron threw me out of the elevator, and then I heard all those people screaming!
Sam Royce: [trying to ease the panic] Probably the first time the old bastard ever did anybody a favor!
Denise: I'm not a nympho. Mind you, I'm not Mary Poppins either but I'm far from being, what's the male equivalent of a nympho?
Denise: Oh, and the character I'm playing is also supposed to be a nymphomaniac. And the director of the picture is a strong believer in type casting. But, anyway, I'll cope with that.
Sgt. Lew Slade: Some pecker-wood, rich man's whore, in cop's uniform...
Sal: Now, Rosa, would you listen to me. Daredevil motorcyclists always have to have beautiful, sexy broads hangin' around.
Miles: Rosa, I'm your best friend. What do you want us to look like? Phonies or what?
Rosa: Sal, I'm your sister! What about Maureen? She's your girlfriend.
Miles: Come on, Rosa. Maureen is too flat-chested!
Loudspeaker Voice: Please keep moving. More doctors are waiting in the first garage level. All cars must leave the garage area after dropping off patients. Hot coffee and food is available in basement shopping levels 2 and 3.
Loudspeaker Voice: This is a precautionary evacuation. We repeat. There is no present danger of the dam collapsing. Move to high ground west of Highland Avenue and north of Franklin. It is a precautionary evacuation. We repeat. This is a precautionary evacuation.
Dr. Stockle: No one was sure the atom bomb would work, but they dropped it. It worked.
Sgt. Lew Slade: Women first!
Stewart Graff: Come on! Come on! Come on! Come on! Relax! There's lots of time!
Sgt. Lew Slade: Take it easy! Take it easy! One at a time! Women first! Take it easy! Take it easy!
Stewart Graff: Don't panic! Go on Remy!