Elliott
Henry Thomas as "Elliott" in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982):
You must be dead, because I don't know how to feel. I can't feel anything anymore.
Rockhound
Rockhound
Actor: Steve Buscemi (age 40 in this movie)
Rockhound's Memorable Quotes:
Chick
Rockhound
I never told anybody this before, but I hate flyin'. So it would be an awful shame to die now.That's easy for you to say. I owe 100 grand to a fat-ass loan shark which I spent on a stripper named Molly Mounds.Boy, that's bad.
Rockhound
Guess what guys, it's time to embrace the horror! Look, we've got front row tickets to the end of the earth!
FBI Agent #1
Rockhound
We have a national security matter.Good for you.
Rockhound
This is so much fun, it's freaky!
Rockhound
Well it's about time, I haven't thrown up in about an hour.
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?
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.
Grace Stamper
Rockhound
First time I got my period, Rock had to take me into Tai-Pei for Tampax. And then he had to show me how to use them, Harry.

[off Harry's stern look]

Ho-ho. I ju- No I-I told her how to use it. I didn't show her, Harry.
Rockhound
You wanna compare brainpans? I won the Westinghouse prize when I was 12, big deal. Published at 19, so what. I got a double doctorate from MIT at 22, Chemistry and Geology. I taught at Princton for two and a half years.
Col. Willie Sharp
Rockhound

[In response to Rockhound riding the nuclear warhead]

Get off... the nuclear... warhead.I was doing that guy from that movie, you know, Slim Pickens, where he rides it all the way in, the nuclear warhead.Now.Oh, you didn't see that one, huh?
Rockhound
Harry S. Stamper

[after getting off the nuclear warhead]

Hey Sharp! No nukes! No nukes! No nukes!

[Harry turns to Sharp]

You got any more bullets in that gun, Sharp?
Rockhound
You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?
Max
Rockhound
Something's wrong.Yeah, it's all wrong, man. We shouldn't even be up here.
Rockhound
Wow. Got a great view of the Earth from here. Too bad we'll never set foot on her again.
Dan Truman
Harry S. Stamper
Oscar Choice
Big Bear
Rockhound
So what's the verdict?They'll do it. They've made a few requests though. Such as?

[riffles through sheets of paper]

Well, there's uh, few things here, uh... nothin' really big, uh, just- Well, as an example, uh, uh, Oscar here, he's got some outstanding parking tickets. Wants them wiped off his record.

[shouting from balcony]

Fifty-six tickets in seven states...[to Oscar] I'll-I'll tell 'em Oscar, you got it.Okay.Uh, Noonan's got two women friends that he'd like to see made American citizens no questions asked. Max would like you to... bring back eight-track tapes. Not sure if that's gonna work, but, uh, let's see what else. Um, Chick wants a full week's Emperor's Package at Caesar's Palace. Um - hey, you guys wouldn't be able to tell us who actually killed Kennedy, would ya?

[pause, turns and shakes his head]

Um, Bear would like to stay at the...

[tries to read writing]

"White horse"?

[looks up at Bear]

White, *House*. White House.White House. Yeah, he'd like to stay in the Lincoln bedroom of the White House for the summer. Stuff like that. Sure, I think we can, uh, take care of... some of that.[shouting from balcony] Harry!

[motions back at Rockhound]

Yeah one more thing, um... none of them wanna pay taxes again.

[pauses]

Ever.
Vinnie the Loanshark
Rockhound
This is a pretty big loan. Why don't you count the cash?Nah, this feels like a hundred grand to me.I'm giving you this for 60%, I hope you know what you're doing, because I'll bust your head with a sledgehammer.[grinning] You'll get your money back!You don't look too healthy, you're not gonna die on me are you?Let's just say no more than you are.

[laughs]

Thanks Vic!
Rockhound

[leafing through the Rorschach inkblots]

Woman with large breasts... woman with medium breasts...
Rockhound
Wow, this is a goddamn Greek tragedy.
Rockhound

[after stepping onto the asteroid]

This place is like Dr. Seuss's worst nightmare!
Rockhound
Col. Willie Sharp
What does that mean?It means we've got a busted ship.A busted ship? And I'm strapped in here? I had a great spot picked out there!
Rockhound
Harry S. Stamper
[military guys are talking to Harry]Harry!What?Man, I swear to God, she never told me her age.It's all right, relax. It's about me.Oh.

[to military guys]

Forget it!
Rockhound
Harry S. Stamper
Harry, this is illegal man.I'm temporarily insane, Rock, it's all right.
Rockhound
Okay, Cyclops Lady's starting to bug me.
Rockhound
[getting arrested by a policeman after a strip club brawl]You are SO messin' with national security right now, man! You are FIRED tomorrow morning, I'm tellin' ya! I'll get the CIA and the FBI, you'll be workin' security at Toys R' Us!
Rockhound
Harry S. Stamper
Dan Truman
Yeah, I remember this one. It's where the, uh, the coyote sat his ass down in a slingshot then he strapped himself to an Acme rocket. Is that - is that what we're doin' here?

[under his breath]

Rockhound.No, no, really, because it didn't work out too well for the coyote, Harry.[talking over him] Hey, Rock. Knock it off. Well, actually, we have a lot better rockets than the coyote.
Rockhound
[Rockhound is duct taped down inside the spaceship to keep him out of trouble]Just tryin' to have some fun before I died!
Rockhound
Col. Willie Sharp
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts
Gruber
We're in segment 202, lateral grid 9, site 15H32 - give or take a few yards. Captain American here blew the landing by 26 miles!How the hell do you know that?Because I'm a genius.The gauges will not read; they're all peaked like we're plugged into some magnetic field.[sarcastically] Well, who on the spaceship wants to know why?By all means.The reason we were shooting for grid 8 was because thermographics indicated that grid 9 was compressed iron ferrite. Which means you landed us on a goddamn iron plate!
Rockhound
We're staying, we're going, we're staying, we're going, make up your mind!
Rockhound
Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?
Rockhound

[still looking through Rorschach inkblots; to the male psychologist]

This one looks like you... *with* breasts.
Rockhound
Just wanted to feel the power between my legs, brother.
Roughneck #1
Freddy Noonan
Rockhound

[Seeing Rockhound and the rest of the gang with all of the women]

Who the hell do you think you guys are? You're hoggin' all the action.Hey pinhead, why don't you go find your own party.Why don't you share the wealth, pal.

[Tosses the biker a 100 dollar bill]

Here, you can buy yourself a neck.[1801]:Hey, Mr. Clean.

[the Biker grabs Rockhound by the shirt and Max hits the biker over the head with a glass bottle and a fight ensues]

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