Sam Elliott: Ross
Betty Ross : We're buried out here in the middle of nowhere. How long are you going to keep him sedated?
Ross : For the rest of his natural life, if I have to.
Betty Ross : You said I could trust you.
Ross : I'm your father. You can trust me to do what I think is right, not what you think you want.
Betty Ross : He is a human being.
Ross : Well, he is also something else. Suppose he gets out, has one of his little mood swings in a populated area.
Betty Ross : Yes, I'm aware of the potential danger. I'm also aware that he saved my life.
Ross : Yeah, from a mutant French poodle. I'm indebted to him for that. He also put three men in a hospital and Talbot's barely walking! I mean, what do you want me to do?
Betty Ross : I want you to help him! Why is he such a threat to you?
Ross : Because I know what he comes from! He is his father's son, every last molecule of him! He says he doesn't know his father, but he's working in the same exact goddamn field his father did! So, either he's lying or it's something worse, that he's...
Betty Ross : What? Predestined to follow on his father's footsteps?
Ross : I was going to say damned.
Betty Ross : Of course you were, but I'm a scientist. As a scientist, I believe we can figure this out and he can be helped.
Ross : I know you do. Whether you know or care, I've got a lot of pride in what you've done, but this is too big for you.
Betty Ross : Look, I know the government thinks they have a weapon on their hands, otherwise he'd be dead by now. They can probe and prod all they want. In the meanwhile, just let me try to help him. Nobody knows him better than I do. What did David Banner do to him?
Ross : [about Dr. David Banner] He gets released, and a month later your lab is destroyed. What a coincidence. So you're just not going to tell me where he is, are you?
Bruce Banner : How many times do I have to tell you? I'd like to help you, but I just don't know.
Ross : You know who I am, right, Banner?
Bruce Banner : You're Betty's father. You're a high-ranking general.
Ross : Let's cut the crap. I'm the guy who had your father tossed away, and a lot more like him, and I'll do the same with you if I feel so disposed. You understand?
Bruce Banner : If you had him tossed away, then why are you asking me? I don't remember! I was always told my father was dead.
Ross : Don't play with me! You were four years old when you saw it.
Bruce Banner : When I saw what?
Ross : You were right there! How could anyone forget a thing like that?
Bruce Banner : [whispers] What?
Ross : Oh, some more repressed memories.
Bruce Banner : Just tell me.
Ross : I'm sorry, son. You're an even more screwed up mess than I thought you'd be. Until we get to the bottom of this, your lab has been declared a top secret military site and you're not going to get a security clearance to get back into it. Or any other lab that's doing anything more interesting than trying to figure out the next generation of herbal hair gel.
[He leans forward threateningly]
Ross : And one more thing: If you ever come within a thousand yards of my daughter again, I'll put you away for the rest of your natural life.
Ross : Okay, you've got him now. Take him on a ride to the top of the world. Let's see what the thin air will do for him.
Ross : You are cleared to fire on target, Legend.
Ross : Look, I'm gonna get right to it.
Betty Ross : It's about Glenn, isn't it? He's been snooping around my lab.
Ross : Glenn noticed some things, asked me to make some inquiries.
Betty Ross : Are you here to question me?
Ross : No. We've turned up some surprising things. This Krenzler you work with - you know who he really is? How much do you actually know about him?
Betty Ross : I think the question is, what is it that you know about him?
Ross : Well, right now, I'm not at...
Betty Ross : Not at liberty to disclose it to me. Right, right. You know, I think I was hoping that... maybe this time you just... honestly wanted to see me again.
Ross : You've got this all wrong, Betty.
Betty Ross : Do I?
Ross : Yes. I do want to see you.
Betty Ross : I really wish that I could believe you.
Betty Ross : What do you mean, I don't have access to him?
Ross : NSA has decided to turn over study of the, uh - the threat to Atheon.
Betty Ross : But, you're head of the base. I thought you were in charge.
Ross : But I don't set policy, and I still take orders. GRRRAH! I can't believe Talbot would go around me like this! Oh, there's a lot of powerful people that want in on this. And money to be made - lots of it. You know the worst part about all this? When I had David Banner locked up and sent that kid away, I didn't give that bow a second thought; he was just collateral damage. Well, he isn't anymore, is he?
Betty Ross : What can I do?
Ross : You can go home now. I'd tell you to go and say goodbye, but I've already been informed that for now, all further contact is out of the question.
Betty Ross : Right.