Virgil 'Bud' Brigman
Ed Harris as "Virgil 'Bud' Brigman" in The Abyss (1989):
Keep your pantyhose on.
A.J. Frost
A.J. Frost
Actor: Ben Affleck (age 25 in this movie)
A.J. Frost's Memorable Quotes:
Grace Stamper
A.J. Frost
Baby, do you think its possible that anyone else in the world is doing this very same thing at this very same moment?I hope so, otherwise, what the hell are we trying to save?
Harry S. Stamper
A.J. Frost
How long you work for me?Five wonderful years.In five years you have *never* apologized to me this quickly. Something's goin' on here, I'm gonna find out what it is.
A.J. Frost
Lev Andropov
Have you ever heard of Evel Knievel?No, I never saw Star Wars.
Harry S. Stamper
Chick
Freddy Noonan
Big Bear
Rockhound
Max
A.J. Frost
None of you have to go. We can all just sit here on Earth, wait for this big rock to crash into it, kill everything and everybody we know. United States government just asked us to save the world. Anybody wanna say no?20 years. Haven't turned you down once. Not about to start now. I'm there.Guess I can't let you go up there alone.I'm with you.[1798]:Man, this is - this is historic. Guys, this is, like, deep blue hero stuff! Of course I'm in.While I don't share *his* enthusiasm, you know me. Beam me up, Scotty!You all right, Max?I-I don't, I-I don't... Whatever you think.[to A.J] How about you?I'm in.All right then. We go.I don't mean to be the materialistic weasel of this group, but do you think we'll get hazard pay out of this?
A.J. Frost
Grace Stamper
You know what I was thinkin'?What?I-I really don't think that the animal cracker qualifies as a cracker.Why?Well cause it's sweet, which to me suggests cookie, and, you know, I mean putting cheese on something is sort of the defining characteristic of what makes a cracker a cracker. I don't know why I thought of that, I just...Baby, you have such sweet pillow talk.
Col. Willie Sharp
Rockhound
A.J. Frost
Harry S. Stamper
Lev Andropov
It takes two people to fly this thing. Either we all stay and die, or you guys draw straws.I say we all stay and die.

[pause, everyone looks at Rockhound]

But that's me.I'll draw. Let's draw.Nobody's gonna draw straws. I'll stay and take care of it.[1795]:Well, I can't live with that sort of thing.Nobody asked you if you could live with it, all right?Bullshit! No way I will let you volunteer for this, so I can go back to my home country like the man who did not volunteer! No way![1799]:Hey man, let's draw, and let's see who's gonna stay up here and dance.Hey guys? I-I know you guys think I'm crazy right now but, I would really like this responsibility.All right. All right.I can do it!Let's just draw straws and get it over with. Come on.[1795]:I ain't drawin' against you, Harry.Well, I'm gonna draw against you Chick, so you better just go ahead and do it.

[They draw straws]

[1795]:Just gimme this thing.

[Lev looks at the straw he has drawn]

Is this good, or bad?

[A.J. has drawn the short straw]

Oh man. Well, we all gotta die right? I'm the guy who gets to do it saving the world.
A.J. Frost
You know it's all funny until somebody gets shot in the leg.
A.J. Frost
Oscar Choice
If anybody's anybody, I'm Han and you're-you're Chewbacca.Chewy? Have you even *seen* Star Wars?
A.J. Frost
Lev Andropov
This is great. We just happen to run into the Grand Canyon on the asteroid.I told you, you took wrong way, wrong road.What? What road? Do you see any roads around here?You know what, I do not have much pleasure being near God's ear, but you think this is looking good or what?Lev, why don't you just do humanity a favor and just shut the hell up?
Harry S. Stamper
A.J. Frost
AJ, I got just five words for you: Damn glad to see you boy!That's six words.
Lev Andropov
A.J. Frost
I'm stepping outside.You're-you're going outside?I am the only certified astronaut. And I'm saving your American ass!
A.J. Frost
[Sharp reaches to cut engines, to return to the asteroid, since Stamper has not blown it yet]Harry'll do it. I know it. He doesn't know how to fail.

[Sharp withdraws his hand]

A.J. Frost
Harry S. Stamper
Just tell Grace that, uh, that I'll always be with her. Okay? Can you do that?Yeah. Okay, kid.

[pulls AJ's air hose out and rips off his own mission badge and hands it to AJ]

Give this to Truman. Make sure Truman gets that! Get in there.

[pushes AJ back into the hatch and closes the door]

It's my turn now.Harry! Harry! You can't do this to me! It's my job!You go take care of my little girl now. That's your job. Always thought of you as a son. Always. But, I'd be damn proud to have you marry Grace.[beginning to cry] Harry.You take care of yourself.

[pushes a button sending the hatch up]

Harry, no!I love you, boy.Harry, I love you! Don't Harry! Wait a minute! Harry, no!Bye, son.
A.J. Frost
Oscar Choice
Big Bear

[as the two shuttles are rounding the Moon pulling Gs]

Is this supposed to be like this?Don't worry! This is normal!How would you know?
Dan Truman
A.J. Frost
[last lines]Welcome back, Cowboy.Uh, Harry wanted you to have this.

[A.J. hands Dan the Shuttle Mission Patch]

He did, huh?
A.J. Frost

[looking at ink blotted pictures]

Here's Harry giving me a hard time. And, uh, this is Harry tellin' me it's not good enough. And, uh, this is Harry tellin' me I can't marry his daughter.

[to himself]

Thanks alot, appreciate it.
Harry S. Stamper
A.J. Frost
You wanna go home? Is that it? You wanna be fired?No, I don't. My crew was doin' the right thing.[Interrupting] Your crew?Yeah.Your crew just blew the whole transmission, A.J.Listen, that NASA computer is just playin' it safe. The machine you built - the rig - can do it.[Interrupting] Shut up! Just shut up! Shut your mouth! Those men in that room have zero tolerence for showin' off, hot doggin', going by your gut instinct or you tryin' to be a hero. You got that? Say the words, A.J.I got it.
A.J. Frost
You know, Harry, there are only, uh, five words, I want to hear from you right now and those words are: you know A.J., I really look up to you, you been a hero of mine for sometime, and I'm really impressed with your work and I'm emotionally closed off...

[pause]

That's like - I dunno, that's like eleven words or something. You know what how bout just: A.J., I'm sorry and I love you?
A.J. Frost
If you had like little animal cracker Discovery Channel thing watch the gazelle as he graze's through the open plains, and now look as the cheetah approachs. Watch as he stalks his prey. Now the gazelle has looked spooked and he could head north, to the mountainous peeks above, or he could go south. The gazelle now faces man's most perilous question, north... Or south...
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