Ernie Hudson: Captain Monroe Kelly
Monroe : When the moon is like that, every monkey for 200 miles thinks he's Elvis Presley.
Monroe : So why'd you quit the CIA?
Dr. Karen Ross : I never worked for the CIA.
Monroe : Of course you didn't. But if you HAD worked for the CIA, why would you quit?
Dr. Karen Ross : 'Cause they're a loveless bunch of sons of bitches.
Monroe : And you're not?
Dr. Karen Ross : And I'm not.
Monroe : Glad to hear it.
Monroe : And this is your cover?
Dr. Karen Ross : Yes
Dr. Peter Elliot : I'm nobody's cover. Cover for what?
Monroe : ...find yourself in the middle of something.
Dr. Peter Elliot : Cover for what?
Monroe : I don't know and she won't tell you. But the kind of money her company's throwing around... they don't spend that on any gorilla. Relax. You're in better hands than you *should* be.
Monroe : I'm your great white hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black.
Monroe : Quite frankly, the twentieth century sucks. Maybe the twenty-first will be better.
Monroe : The ghost tribe has several levels of "dead." Someone's not dead until they're completely "dead."
Monroe : That region of the Congo's uninhabited.
Dr. Karen Ross : Well, something inhabits it.
Dr. Peter Elliot : What exactly did you see on that tape?
Dr. Karen Ross : A camp destroyed. People dead. A grey gorilla...
Dr. Peter Elliot : There's no such thing as a grey gorilla.
Dr. Karen Ross : Well, I saw one.
Dr. Peter Elliot : It's hard to believe at this late date...
Monroe : Why are you going in there?
Dr. Karen Ross : Two men are unaccounted for: Geoffrey Weams, and Charles Travis, my fiance... My FORMER fiance.
Monroe : Your former?
Dr. Peter Elliot : Well, we better get to him then.
Dr. Peter Elliot : [as everyone on the plane prepares to jump] Why are they putting on parachutes?
Dr. Karen Ross : Figure it out!
Dr. Peter Elliot : [the crew members begin jumping out of the plane. Monroe hands Peter a parachure] This isn't going to work!
Monroe : Oh, yes, it is. I'll take Amy.
Dr. Peter Elliot : She might get hurt. I can't risk it!
Monroe : Do you know how to fly this plane?
Dr. Peter Elliot : No.
Monroe : [nods toward the cockpit, where no one is at the controls] Well, the pilot and co-pilot are already gone, so what are you going to do?
Monroe : When these little African countries get into a dispute, they tend to just murder everybody. They live for the opportunity to settle scores... and they have a lot of scores to settle.