The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
[Samuel hands John a letter from his wife]
Samuel: You like her?
John Patterson: Very much.
Samuel: I don't like any of mine.
Mahina: You know, I also have killed a lion.
Angus Starling: How many shots did you need?
Mahina: I used my hands.
Charles Remington: Well, I'm a very considerate man. My mother taught me that.
Charles Remington: Now, what the hell you laughing about? You don't think I'm considerate?
Samuel: I don't believe you had a mother.
Helena Patterson: You build bridges, John. You have to go where the rivers are.
John Patterson: You don't enjoy killing, do you?
[Remington ignores the question by taking a swig from his flask]
Hawthorne: Then why do it?
Charles Remington: Because I've got a gift.
Narrator: Remember this... even the most impossible parts of this story really happened.
Charles Remington: We have an expression in prize fighting: "Everyone has a plan until they've been hit." Well my friend, you've just been hit. The getting up is up to you.
John Patterson: Well then you go too, you lack the courage to lead. Go! Tell all your men to go. But I will kill the lions and I will build the bridge. And you? You must go home and tell the wives of the men who died here that you fled with the others because you could not master your fear.
John Patterson: I will sort this out. I will kill the lion, and I will build he bridge.
Abdullah: Of course you will.
[as he walks away]
Abdullah: You're white, you can do anything.
Hawthorne: I wouldn't have thought bravery would be a problem for you.
Charles Remington: Well, you hope each time it won't be... But you never really know.
Charles Remington: Oh, you're right. The devil has come to Tsavo. Look at me! I am the devil.
Samuel: Mzee! John! Where do you think you're going?
John Patterson: [John cocks his rifle] I'm going to sort it out.
[He fires a shot]
John Patterson: I'm going...
[He fires again]
John Patterson: to sort it out.
[He shoots into the air, again, walks onto the bridge, and continues firing]
John Patterson: Darling... you know how God invented liquor so the Irish wouldn't rule the world. Well, I think he may have invented being stubborn so we can be the best at something.
John Patterson: What better job in all the world than build a bridge? Bring land over water. Bring worlds together.
Samuel: If you want to see the lions today, you must go to America. They are at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Even now, if you dare lock eyes with them, you *will* be afraid.
Samuel: This is the most famous and true African adventure.
Abdullah: [gun to his head] I am a man of peace!
Charles Remington: You sound like a man who wants to live.
Charles Remington: [melancholy] My life was shaped because someone invented gunpowder, and that's what took me around the world. But the memory that I wanted, that was the family that I lost.
John Patterson: You know Charles, you're a rather cheerful fellow when you get to know you.
[all start laughing]
Nigel: Patterson the lion killer. I do wish I had been here for the hunt.
John Patterson: No, you don't.
Angus Starling: Well, we all worked together. Worthy deeds were accomplished.
[after they discover the Lion's Den filled with skeletons, and are terrified]
Charles Remington: Lions don't do this. Lions... never had a lair like this. They're doing it for the pleasure.
John Patterson: They'll know we've been here.
John Beaumont: I'm a monster. My only pleasure is tormenting those people who work for me.
John Beaumont: I don't care about the thirty dead. I care about my knighthood.
John Patterson: The females of the species are larger. All the animals here are like that. they have to be to survive.
Angus Starling: Their suffering is merely transitory. It ends once they accept God into their hearts.
John Beaumont: I've made you with this assignment, don't make me break you.
John Patterson: You won't have the opportunity. Any other words of encouragement?