Willem Dafoe: Klaus Daimler
Jane Winslett-Richardson : Are we - are we safe in here?
Steve Zissou : I doubt it.
Klaus Daimler : Do you still want to blow him up?
Steve Zissou : No, we're out of dynamite anyway.
Eleanor Zissou : It is beautiful Steve.
Steve Zissou : Yea, it's pretty good isn't it... I wonder if it remembers me...
[Steve bursts to the surface from an underwater dive, shouting hysterically]
Klaus Daimler : Steve!
Steve Zissou : Vikram, is that thing rolling?
Klaus Daimler : Where's Esteban?
[Written text of what Steve is shouting rolls onto the screen as he speaks]
Steve Zissou : Encounter with highly abnormal shark-like fish! Ten meters in length! Unfamiliar dorsal features! Spots all over it! I shot it dorsally with a homing dart!
Steve Zissou : Esteban was eaten!
Klaus Daimler : Is he dead?
Steve Zissou : Esteban was eaten! Check the scanning monitor before it dives too deep!
Klaus Daimler : He was bitten?
Steve Zissou : Eaten!
Klaus Daimler : [shocked] He was swallowed whole?
Steve Zissou : No! *Chewed*!
Klaus Daimler : [to the camera] He's got hydrogen psychosis, the crazy-eye!
[camera zooms in on Steve's face - his eyes are dilated ridiculously large]
Klaus Daimler : Steve! They say you've got crazy-eye!
[to the camera]
Klaus Daimler : Get him out of the fucking water!
Steve Zissou : [shouting] Check the scanning monitor!
Klaus Daimler : Steve!
[Klaus jumps into the water to get Steve, still wearing all of his normal clothes and not bothering to take his shoes off]
Steve Zissou : [shouting] Esteban! Esteban! Esteban!
Steve Zissou : We're in the middle of a lightning strike rescue op, Klaus. What's the deal?
Klaus Daimler : I'm sick of being on "B" squad.
Steve Zissou : You might be on "B" Squad, But you're the "B" Squad leader. Don't you know me and Esteban always thought of you as our baby brother?
Klaus Daimler : I've always thought of you two as my dads. Please don't let any one make fun of me for saying so.
Steve Zissou : I can't guarantee that, Klausie, but I'll try. Can we get on with the maneuvers now?
Klaus Daimler : Who the shit is Kingsley Zissou?
Steve Zissou : Are you sure?
Klaus Daimler : Yes, I am.
Steve Zissou : I don't understand. Why?
Klaus Daimler : What do you mean?... Wait a second. What are we doing? You said cross the line if.
Steve Zissou : Cross the line if you're going to quit.
Klaus Daimler : Oh... Do it again. I misunderstood.
Klaus Daimler : So, you really think you're a Zissou.
Ned Plimpton : I don't know.
Klaus Daimler : Well, you traveled a long way for "I don't know," sonny.
Ned Plimpton : That's true. But it's important to me.
Klaus Daimler : Yeah? Well, there are a lot of things that are important to some people around here, sonny.
Ned Plimpton : Klaus, don't call me "sonny."
Klaus Daimler : And one more thing: It's the Steve Zissou show, not the Ned show.
[Klaus slaps Ned in the face]
Klaus Daimler : You hear me?
Ned Plimpton : Yes, I do.
[Klaus starts walking away]
Ned Plimpton : Klaus?
Klaus Daimler : Ja?
Ned Plimpton : If you ever touch me again, I will kick your goddamn teeth out. Is *that* understood?
Klaus Daimler : Not if I don't see you first, sonny.
Steve Zissou : [after pirates have boarded his ship, being bound and blindfolded]
[starts chewing through the rope binding his hands together]
Steve Zissou : Here we go.
Klaus Daimler : Steve, what are you doing?
Steve Zissou : [stands up and turns toward the nearest pirate] I said get your ass the hell off of my boat!