Albert Gibson
Tom Arnold as "Albert Gibson" in True Lies (1994):
Women. Can't live with 'em. Can't kill 'em!
R.J. MacReady
R.J. MacReady
Actor: Kurt Russell (age 31 in this movie)
R.J. MacReady's Memorable Quotes:
Childs
R.J. MacReady
Temperature's up all over the camp. Won't last long though.Neither will we.How will we make it?Maybe we shouldn't.If you're worried about me...If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think either one of us is in much shape to do anything about it.
Childs
R.J. MacReady
[last lines]What do we do now?Why don't we just wait here for a little while... see what happens...
R.J. MacReady
I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won.
R.J. MacReady
Dr. Blair
How you doin', old boy?I don't know who to trust.

[swallows, sighs]

I know what you mean, Blair. Trust's a tough thing to come by these days. Tell you what - Why don't you just trust in the Lord?
R.J. MacReady
First goddamn week of winter.
R.J. MacReady
[Thing roars and screams] Yeah, fuck you too!
Garry
R.J. MacReady
The generator's gone.Any way we can we fix it?It's "gone", MacReady.
R.J. MacReady
Hey, Sweden!
Childs
R.J. MacReady
You're gonna have to sleep sometime, MacReady.I'm a real light sleeper, Childs.
R.J. MacReady
Childs
Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us.So, how do we know who's human? If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know it was really me?
Garry
R.J. MacReady
This is pure nonsense. It doesn't prove a thing.I thought you'd feel that way, Garry. You were the only one who could've gotten to that blood. We'll do you last.
R.J. MacReady
Now I'm gonna show you what I already know.
R.J. MacReady
Childs, we're going out to give Blair the test. If you see him trying to make his way back here and we're not with him... burn him.
Garry
R.J. MacReady
My God, what was happening to him?If it had any more time to finish... just a few minutes more, it would have looked and sounded and acted just like Bennings!I don't know what you're saying.That was one of those things out there, trying to imitate him, Garry. Come on.MacReady, I know Bennings, I've known him for ten years. He's my friend.We've gotta burn the rest of him.
Fuchs
R.J. MacReady
Mac, I need to talk to you.I'm tired, Fuchs. I just wanna get up to my shack and get drunk.
R.J. MacReady
Garry
George Bennings
I dunno, it's like this: thousands of years ago this spaceship crashes, and this thing, whatever it is, gets thrown out or crawls out and it ends up freezing in the ice.So, the Norwegians find it, and they dig it out of the ice...That's right, Garry. They dig it up, they cart it back to their base. It gets thawed out, it wakes up, probaly not the best of moods, and... I don't know, I wasn't there![606]:How could this thig wake up after thousands of years frozen in the ice? And how can it make itself look like a dog?I don't know. Because it's different then us. Because it's from outer space. What more do you want from me? Ask Blair!
Fuchs
R.J. MacReady
I need to talk to you. Meet me outside in five minutes.It's 40 below zero outside.
R.J. MacReady

[talking into tape recorder]

I'm going to hide this tape when I'm finished. If none of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. The storm's been hitting us hard now for 48 hours. We still have nothing to go on.

[MacReady briefly turns of tape recorder and takes a drink of whisky. He looks at the torn longjohns and turns it back on]

One other thing: I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over. Windows found Bennings' torn and bloody clothes in the storage room after he was taken over. Earlier, Nauls found a pair of shredded and dirty longjohns in the kitchen trash can, but the nametag was missing. They could be anybody's. Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired... There's nothing more I can do, just wait... This is R.J. MacReady, helicopter pilot, US outpost #31.

[turns off recorder]

Dr. Copper
R.J. MacReady

[viewing the ruined Norwegian camp]

My God, what the hell happened here?C'mon, Doc.
Cromwell
R.J. MacReady

[moves its chess piece]

Checkmate. Checkmate.

[MacReady pours his drink into the computer tower, frying it]

Cheating bitch.
R.J. MacReady

[Holding TNT in one hand, and a lit flare in the other]

Anybody touches me, and we go!
Fuchs
R.J. MacReady
There's something wrong with Blair. He's locked himself in his room and he won't answer the door to me or anyone. So I took one of his notebooks from the lab.Yeah... and?Listen: "It could have imitated a million life forms on a million planets. It could change into any one of them at any time. Now, it wants life forms on Earth."It's getting cold in here Fuchs, and I haven't slept for two days.Wait, there's more.

[reads from the book]

"It needs to be alone and in close proximity to a life form in order for it to be absorbed. The chameleon strikes in the dark."So is Blair cracking up or what?Damn it, MacReady! Listen!

[reading from the notebook]

"There is still cellular activity in these burned remains. They're not dead yet!"
R.J. MacReady
Nauls
Childs
Anybody seen Fuchs? Someone tampered with the main circut box and blew out a fuse in the lab. The lights where out in there for over an hour. We were all asleep in our rooms during that time. Any one of us could have gotten to him.So, what do we do?We need to find him. Nauls, you come with me and we'll check the outside. Windows, you and Palmer check the inside.[605]:I ain't going with Windows! I'll go with Childs.[613]:Hey, fuck you man! Where were you when the lights went out?[605]:I ain't goin' with you! I don't trust you! You freaked out with that gun...I ain't goin' with Palmer! Who says that I will go with...[interrupting] All right, cut the bullshit! Knock it off!

[pause]

Fine! Windows, you come with us. You, me and Nauls will check the outside. Palmer, you and Childs check the inside. Norris, you stay here and watch Gary, Clark, and the Doc. Any one of them moves or tries to break free, you fry 'em. If you see or hear anything... anything at all, you cut loose on the sirens. We all meet back here in 20 minutes... regardless! And everybody watch who ever you're with... real close.
Palmer
R.J. MacReady

[complaining about getting rid of Clark and Dr. Cooper corpses]

This is bullshit!Finish it.They're dead, Mac!
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