Congo (1995) Poster


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 : They just blew up the president's car.

    Eddie : That was the president's car? Did they get him?

    Monroe : That's the bad news: no, they didn't.

  • Monroe : Eddie! What happened to your head?

    Eddie : Customs guy, whacked me in the head with a can of peanut oil for stamping visas. I'm never goin back to that country, man. Those people have permanently wigged out!

  • Dr. Peter Elliot : You're some kind of criminal, aren't you?

    Monroe : Aren't we all?

    Dr. Peter Elliot : No. I'm not a criminal, I'm a scientist.

    Monroe : Scientist? I run a few guns. You sons of bitches ruin the world.

  • [last lines] 

    Monroe : [in hot air balloon]  There's a wind.

    Dr. Peter Elliot : I hope it blows us some place good.

    Dr. Karen Ross : Me too.

  • Dr. Peter Elliot : What are they laughing at?

    Monroe : I just told them I am in charge.

    Dr. Peter Elliot : What's so funny about that?

    Monroe : I'm black. I should be carrying luggage on my head.

  • 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.

  • Herkermer Homolka : You've got to get me out of here!

    Monroe : Take a number.

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