Alejandro Sosa
Paul Shenar as "Alejandro Sosa" in Scarface (1983):
I only tell you once. Don't fuck me, Tony. Don't you ever try to fuck me.
Chief Martin Brody
Chief Martin Brody
Actor: Roy Scheider (age 42 in this movie)
Chief Martin Brody's Memorable Quotes:
Chief Brody
Hooper
[last lines]What day is this?It's Wednesday... eh, it's Tuesday, I think.Think the tide's with us?Keep kicking.I used to hate the water...I can't imagine why.
Hooper
Quint
Chief Brody
[singing] Show me the way to go home / I'm tired and I want to go to bed...[all singing together] I had a little drink about an hour ago and it got right to my head / Wherever I may roam / by land or sea or foam...
Ellen Brody
Chief Brody
What am I going to tell the kids?Tell them I'm going fishing.
Hooper
Chief Brody
[Hooper is examining the remains of the first victim - describes the post-mortem into his tape recorder]The height and weight of the victim can only be estimated from the partial remains. The torso has been severed in mid-thorax; there are no major organs remaining...

Right arm has been severed above the elbow with massive tissue loss in the upper musculature... partially denuded bone remaining...

[to the m.e. and Brody]

This was no boat accident!

[to Brody]

Did you notify the Coast Guard about this?No. It was only local jurisdiction.

[continues post-mortem]

The left arm, head, shoulders, sternum and portions of the rib cage are intact...

[to Brody]

Do not smoke in here, thank you very much.

[lifts up the severed arm]

This is what happens. It indicates the non-frenzied feeding of a large squalus - possibly Longimanus or Isurus glauca. Now... the enormous amount of tissue loss prevents any detailed analysis; however the attacking squalus must be considerably larger than any normal squalus found in these waters. Didn't you get on a boat and check out these waters?No.Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller; and it wasn't any coral reef; and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark.
Chief Brody
Hooper
Ellen Brody
Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach?Yeah.And that... and that before people started to swim for recreation - I mean before sharks knew what they were missing - that a lot of these attacks weren't reported?That's right.Now this shark that... that... that swims alone...Rogue.What's it called?[together] Rogue.Rogue, yeah. Now this guy, he... he keeps swimmin' around in a place where the feeding is good until the food supply is gone, right?It's called "territoriality". It's just a theory that I happen to... agree with.Then why don't we have one more drink and go down and cut that shark open?Martin? Can you do that?I can do anything; I'm the chief of police.
Hooper
Chief Brody
Quint
You were on the Indianapolis?What happened?Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
Hooper
Chief Brody

[motioning to Brody to get closer to the barrels]

Come on Martin! Move, move, move!I'm not going out there!Beyond the edge of the barrels, go to the end of the barrels! Further out!What?Further out!Why?Go further out!What for?Will you go to the end of the pulpit, please?What?Will you just please go to the end of the pulpit!What for?I need to have something in the foreground to give it some scale.Foreground, my ass!
Chief Brody
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Chief Brody
Hooper
It doesn't make any sense when you pay a guy like you to watch sharks.Well, uh, it doesn't make much sense for a guy who hates the water to live on an island either.It's only an island if you look at it from the water.That makes a lot of sense.
Chief Brody
"Slow ahead." I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.
Chief Brody
Jaws
Smile you son of a BITCH.

[shoots at the air tank]

[Jaws blows up][Brody laughs manaically]
Ellen Brody
Chief Brody
Martin hates boats. Martin hates water. Martin... Martin sits in his car when we go on the ferry to the mainland. I guess it's a childhood thing. It's a... there's a clinical name for it isn't there?Drowning.
Chief Brody
That's some bad hat, Harry.
Hooper
Chief Brody
Ah. Just like I thought... He came up with the Gulf Stream - from southern waters.

[he pulls a Louisiana license plate from the shark. Brody examines it]

He didn't eat a car, did he?Naw, a tiger shark's like a garbage can, it'll eat anything. Someone probably threw that in a river.
Chief Brody
Deputy Lenny Hendricks
What are you doing out there? These are your people - go and talk to them.Those aren't my people. They're from all over the place. Did you see all the license plates out in the parking lot? Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey... I'm all by myself out there.
Hooper
Chief Brody
Quint
[as Brody sends the air tanks flying]Dammit, Martin! This is compressed air!Well, what the hell kind of a knot was that?You pulled the wrong one. You screw around with these tanks, and they're gonna blow up!Yeah, that's real fine expensive gear you brought out here, Mr. Hooper. 'Course I don't know what that bastard shark's gonna do with it, might eat it I suppose. Seen one eat a rockin' chair one time. Hey chieffy, next time you just ask me which line to pull, right?
Chief Brody
Deputy Lenny Hendricks
Take this stuff back to the office and get to work on those signs. "Beaches Closed - No Swimming. By the Order of the Amity PD". And let Polly do the printing.What's the matter with my printing?Let Polly do the printing.
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Chief Brody
I'm only trying to say that Amity is a summer town. We need summer dollars. Now, if the people can't swim here, they'll be glad to swim at the beaches of Cape Cod, the Hamptons, Long Island...That doesn't mean we have to serve them up as smörgåsbord!
Deputy Lenny Hendricks
Chief Brody
So then Denherder and Charlie sat there trying to catch their breath - and to figure out how to tell Charlie's wife what happened to her freezer full of meat.That's not funny. That's not funny at all.
Chief Brody
Hooper
[Drunk] I'm tellin' ya, the crime rate in New York'll kill you. There's so many problems, you never feel like you're accomplishing anything. Violence, rip-offs, muggings... kids can't leave the house - you gotta walk them to school. But in Amity one man can make a difference. In twenty-five years, there's never been a shooting or a murder in this town.Fascinating. Want a pretzel?Where are we?
Chief Brody
Hooper
Yeah, but I'm not drunk enough to go out on a boat.Yes, you are.No, I'm not.Yes, you are.I can't do that.Yes, you can.
Ellen Brody
Chief Brody
Wanna get drunk and fool around?Oh Yeah.
Chief Brody
Hooper
[about to go looking for the shark]On the water?Well, if we're looking for a shark we're not gonna find him on the land.
Hooper
Quint
Chief Brody

[trying to get the fishing line secure]

It may be a marlin or a stingray... but it's definitely a game fish.

[Hooper pulls as the lines snaps and he crashes his head into the wall]

[picking up the line] Gamin' fish, eh? Marlin? Stingray? Bit through this piano wire? Don't you tell me my business again! You get back on the bridge...Quint, that doesn't prove a damn thing!Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.

[Quint enters the cabin as Hooper makes faces at him]

[following Quint inside the boat]

What's the point? Hooks and lines...

[slams on the roof at Hooper]

Hooper! 12 minutes south south east now, full throttle!

[Mocking Pirate Voice]

Aye, aye, sir! AYE JIMBOY ARAGHHH![to Brody] See what I do, Chief, is I trick 'em to the surface. And I jab at 'em. I'm not gonna haul 'em up like a lot of catfish.

[slams on the roof]

Hooper, full throttle!

[voice imitating W. C. Fields]

I don't have to take this abuse much longer!
Ellen Brody
Chief Brody
You see the kids?

[looking out the window]

They must be in the back yard.In Amity, you say "yahd".

[starting out of the bedroom, speaking with a bad New-England accent]

They're in the "yahd", not too "fah" from the "cah".

[looks back at Ellen]

How's that?Like you're from New York.
Chief Brody
Quint
You're certifiable, Quint! You know that?Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Mrs. Kintner
Chief Brody
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Chief Brody?Yes?

[Mrs. Kintner slaps Brody and sobs]

I just found out, that a girl got killed here last week, and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! You knew it was dangerous! But you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things! But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that.

[Mrs. Kintner walks away]

I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.No, she's not.
Chief Brody

[to Mayor Vaughn, after the shark attack on July Fourth]

Larry, the summer is over. You're the mayor of "shark city". These people think you want the beaches open.
Ellen Brody
Chief Brody
[Brody sees his son sitting in a small skiff, and yells for him to get out of it]Martin, it's his birthday tomorrow!I don't want him out on the water!He is not out on the water, he is in a boat! He's not going to go in the water! I don't think he'll ever go in again after what happened yesterday.Now don't say that. You know I don't want that. I just want him to read the boating regulations, make sure he understands before he takes it out...

[while he talks, Ellen flips through the book on sharks he has been reading, and sees an old painting of a shark ramming a hole into the bottom of rowboat's hull]

[slams the book shut]

Michael! Did you hear your father? Out of the water now! NOW!
Hooper
Chief Brody
I got the creme de la creme. Right here. Hold on. Yeah, you see that?

[takes off his t-shirt, showing a very hairy chest]

You're wearing a sweater!
Chief Brody
I don't believe it! Two barrels, and he's going down again!
Chief Brody
Ben Meadows
Mrs. Taft
I just- I just want to tell you what we're planning so far...What about the beaches, Chief?We're going to put on the extra- the extra summer deputies as quickly as possible, and then we're going to try and use, uh, shark-spotters on the beach.[cuts him off] Are you going to close the beaches?[after brief pause] Yes, we are.

[townspeople erupt into dismayed argument]

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