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The Guardian (2006 film) Quotes

The Guardian (2006 film) is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Guardian stopped airing in 1970.

It features Armyan Bernstein, Lowell D. Blank, Zanne Devine, and Beau Flynn as producer, Trevor Rabin in charge of musical score, and Stephen St. John as head of cinematography.

The Guardian (2006 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Guardian (2006 film) is 139 minutes long. The Guardian (2006 film) is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The cast includes: Sela Ward as Ben Randall, Bonnie Bramlett as Maggie McGlone, Melissa Sagemiller as Emily Thomas, Andrew Schanno as Pilot Mitchell, Peter Gail as Danny Doran, Dulé Hill as Ken Weatherly, Shelby Fenner as Cate Lindsey, and Ashton Kutcher as Jailer.

The Guardian (2006 film) Quotes

Sela Ward as Ben Randall

  • (Jake Fischer) "I thought you were going fishing."
  • (Sela Ward) "What do you call this?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "What are you doing? Don't even think about it."
  • (Sela Ward) "It's not gonna hold us both."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Hey, there was a question I wanted to ask you back as school, but I didn't. When you can't save 'em all, how do you choose who lives?"
  • (Sela Ward) "It's probably different for everybody Jake. Its kind of simple for me though. I just, I take the first one I come to or the weakest one in the group and then I swim as fast and as hard as I can for as long as I can. And the sea takes the rest."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Do you think I'm ready?"
  • (Sela Ward) "I'm not your teacher anymore Jake. I'm just your fellow swimmer."
  • (Jake Fischer) "That's not exactly the answer I was looking for there."
  • (Sela Ward) "If I did not think you were ready, I would not put you in the Bering Sea"
  • (Jake Fischer) "You gotta be kidding me."
  • (Sela Ward) "What was it they called you?"
  • (Jake Fischer) ""Puddle pirates", but it's not; I'm way over it."
  • (Sela Ward) "Ya know, there never was anyone else Mag's."
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "Like hell, Ben, you're a bigamist. You've been married to the coast guard all along. Now gimme that shoulder. Prolly swum it out of socket tryin to prove you was still nineteen."
  • (Sela Ward) "When the heck did we get old?"
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "Hell, I've always been old Ben. Ya' know what though, I don't mind. I mean if my muscles ache, it's because I've used 'em. It's hard for me to walk up them steps now, its 'cuz I walked up 'em every night to lay next to a man who loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I've layed under thousands of skies with sunny days. I look and feel this way, well cuz I drank and I smoked. I lived and I loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way thorough a pretty damn good life if you ask me. Getting old ain't bad Ben. Getting old, that's earned."
  • (Sela Ward) "I've read the report Jake. Your blood alcohol level was zip that night. I'm guessing there was a flip for designated driver, you lost."
  • (Jake Fischer) "I guess that just makes it all go away, huh?"
  • (Sela Ward) "No, it doesn't make it all right, it just makes it an accident. At least that's how it reads. You were 16 years old Jake. I'm not your priest, but if I was I think maybe you deserve a pass."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You're giving me a pass. You think you know everything, with your psychobabble bulls***. Why am I here? Why are you here, huh? Your too old to be doing this, you washed up here. You don't want to be teaching a bunch of kids in a pool, am I right? I don't give an eff what you read or who you talked to. You don't know about me."
  • (Jake Fischer) "I have me under control."
  • (Sela Ward) "I can see that. The only difference between you and me is that I don't wear the ones I lost on my arm. I know where your at Jake. I'm there myself. I ask myself everyday why I was the one who survived."
  • (Jake Fischer) "And?"
  • (Sela Ward) "And if I can't answer that for me, I'm certainly not going to try to answer that for you. Have a seat. I want you to start being a member of this team. The team you have now. You have a gift Jake. You're the best swimmer to come through this program, hands down, by far, and you've got a whole record board to prove it. But you know what I see when I look at it? I see someone fast enough who's going to get there first. I see someone strong enough who's going to last. I see someone who can save a life maybe no one else could. You really want to honor then initials on your arm? Then honor your gift. Save the ones you can Jake. The rest, you've got to let go."
  • (Sela Ward) "Class 5506, will you come find me if I am lost?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, Senior Chief."
  • (Sela Ward) "Will you come save me if I am drowning?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, Senior Chief."
  • (Sela Ward) "I believe you would."
  • (Sela Ward) "I don't know about you but I could use a f***ing drink."
  • (Sela Ward) "Oops."
  • (Sela Ward) "I can't sleep."
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "Of course you can't. Your wife left you, your best friend died; you sound like a damn country song. If you had a dog, he'd be run over by now."
  • (Capt. Frank Larson) "Ben, come in. You work fast. Lyons? He was one of our top candidates."
  • (Sela Ward) "Sometimes you gotta shoot a hostage."
  • (Jack Skinner) "Look, we all know that you're a -- legend and all, but our program has been proven to work."
  • (Sela Ward) "There will come a time when you have to decide who lives and who dies."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Hey, I wanted to apologize for what I said earlier about you being old and washed up."
  • (Jake Fischer) "-- Is there anything you'd like to say to me?"
  • (Sela Ward) "Like what?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "I don't know, I apologized to you, I just thought that, you know, there might be something you've said or done that you'd like to apologize to me for --"
  • (Sela Ward) "Why?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "Cause -- that's how's it's done, I -- you suck at apologizes."
  • (Sela Ward) "Fischer. Why are you here, Fischer?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "I'm here to exceed your expectations, Senior Chief. I'm a rescue swimmer at heart, born, bred, and water-fed. Hoorah."
  • (Sela Ward) "Wow. I bet you practiced that all morning."
  • (Sela Ward) "I don't care who you are, where you're from, or where your going. I care about one thing, and one thing only. That is the future victims that you will be asked to save. If i think that you will fail them. Then i will fail you. Understood?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yes Senior Chief."
  • (Sela Ward) "I've been trying to peel the layers back for a while now and I, I just don't get it. I mean this kind of work seems a little remedial for someone like yourself. A big swim champ offered to every Ivy League, you give it up to be here with us. Why?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "I'm here to save lives Senior Chief."
  • (Sela Ward) "I spoke to your coach Jake."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You spoke to my coach?"
  • (Sela Ward) "Yeah I spoke with your coach. Something in your file just kept hanging me up. You will the state championship your freshman and sophomore years then you don't swim the next two. I'm just a public school guy, so uh pardon me, but it didn't add up until now."
  • (Sela Ward) "Kick Holloway, 100 medley winner, thrown through the passenger window. Abe Ikeman, first team All-American, lungs crushed. Carl Sandables, 50 meter freestyle champ, made it all the way to the hospital, died of internal bleeding."
  • (Jake Fischer) "I guess you just know everything then."
  • (Sela Ward) "I know what it's like to lose a team."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Yeah, what about living in a small town where everyone thinks you killed their brother, or their son, or their best friend? You know about that?"
  • (Sela Ward) "The kind of small town where everyone waves at each other, just not to you."
  • (Jack Skinner) "Mr. Fischer is our high school swim champ. He's had scholarships to every Ivy League."
  • (Sela Ward) "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize that he was so qualified. I mean, you set records in a pool? That's amazing. I'll bet it was like, what, eight feet deep in the deep end? What if your nose plug didn't work? What if another swimmer had cut into your lane? For the love of God, you could've been killed."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You're going to kick me out for defending the Coast Guard?"
  • (Sela Ward) "The Coast Guard has been around for 200 years. I doubt a couple of knuckleheads like yourself are going to defend it."
  • (Sela Ward) "Save the ones you can Jake. The rest, you've got to let go."
  • (Capt. Frank Larson) "Out of the 39 000 men and women that make up the United States Coast Guard there are only 280 rescue swimmers. This is because we are the Coast Guard's elite. We are the best of the best. When storms shut down entire ports, we go out. When hurricanes ground the United States Navy, we go out. And when the holy Lord himself reaches down from heaven and destroys his good work with winds that rip houses off the ground, We. Go. Out."
  • (Sela Ward) ""When God rips houses off the ground?""
  • (Capt. Frank Larson) "I was rollin'."
  • (Sela Ward) "There will come a time when you might have to decide who lives and dies out there. It's a terrible responsibility but it's one you will have to make as a rescue swimmer. The bigger reality is, its also something you are going to have to live with as a human being. There will come a time when you will have to say no. The most important person to keep alive is yourself. You'll be facing crews from 5 to 20 all saying 'save me, save me.' They're looking for a miracle. How old are you Hodge?"
  • (Billy Hodge) "24."
  • (Sela Ward) "At 24 years old you have to become that miracle. You have to find a way to be that miracle."
  • (Jake Fischer) "I won't let go."
  • (Sela Ward) "I know."
  • (Sela Ward) "We are going to consider everything tonight off-duty and off-record --"
  • (Sela Ward) "That was an invite."
  • (Jake Fischer) "oh."
  • (Sela Ward) "Can someone tell me the Rescue Swimmer's Motto?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "So others may live, Senior Chief."
  • (Sela Ward) "Ooohhh, I feel safer already."
  • (Jake Fischer) "How do you choose who to save?"
  • (Sela Ward) "I swim as fast and as hard as I can, for as long as I can. And the sea takes the rest."
  • (Sela Ward) "I had a case a while back, a couple was drowning. By the time I got there, the husband was dragging his wife under, just trying to stay afloat. Pure survival instinct. It took me a long time to understand that that man was me."

Melissa Sagemiller as Emily Thomas

  • (Jake Fischer) "You do not want to hear about my day."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "Yeah, I do."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Man, this guy Randall, you know, it doesn't matter what I do. It's just not good enough."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "Maybe he's just trying to push you to be better. We teachers do that to the ones we believe in."
  • (Jake Fischer) "No, it's personal with me. He's knows that I'm better then he was. I mean, today I broke every one of his records. I owned them all."
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "Not all of them. There's one record you won't break."
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "This is 'The Aegis'. Medical ship. Caught on fire. It was a nightmare; people burning in their beds. And Ben Randall got every one of those people out of there, except for this one guy. And right when the ship started to go down, he reaches down and grabs this guy. He's hanging from the cable with this man's life in his hands, and the winch jams. It's twenty minutes to the base. The man's screaming, but Ben looks him dead in the eye, and do you know what he said? He said "I won't let go.""
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "What happened?"
  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "Dislocated his shoulder, tore every tendon in his hand, but he didn't let go. Twenty minutes, just fingertips. You break that record, and you give me a call."
  • (Jake Fischer) "-- My day was alright."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "What do you have, an art gallery over here? What is this "2"?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "It's so the guy behind me knows what place he's coming in."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "What are you doing here?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "I lied to you. I can't do casual."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Evening, ma'am. Can I buy you a drink?"
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "I don't think so."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You don't know what you're missing."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "You sure you wanna go with that one? That's, like, your top-of-the-line, A-game material? See, the way I see it, you've got two choices here. Walk away from me, or walk out of here with me and split the cash."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Cash? What cash?"
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "The money you bet your friends you could pick me up."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "Hey, Mags, can I have a beer?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "Well, well. So you are gonna have a drink with me."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "No, I'm having a drink near you. Entirely different thing."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You're a real little lightening-rod, aren't you? What's your name?"
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "Daisy Buchanan."
  • (Jake Fischer) "You're lying, Daisy Buchanan."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "There is that possibility."
  • (Jake Fischer) "No, that was a sure-fire lie."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "So I take it you've read 'The Great Gatsby'. Where's my money?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "It's not on me, but it is close, if a very safe place. Now, I've drawn a map with a complex set of clues. Each one is more fiendishly clever then the last --"
  • (Jake Fischer) "-- That works too."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "This is just a picture of your pants."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Yeah, but it's a bad picture, which is what makes it so fiendishly clever."
  • (Jake Fischer) "So do you have a name?"
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "Yes, "Don't forget my money" --"
  • (Jake Fischer) "OK -- Do you have middle name?"
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "How does Jake Fischer become a guy who wants to jump out of helicopters?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "I killed a couple guys and had to get out of Dodge."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "You're lying."
  • (Jake Fischer) "There is that possibility."
  • (Melissa Sagemiller) "The truth?"
  • (Jake Fischer) "My bull riding career was going down the drain."

Peter Gail as Danny Doran

  • (Peter Gail) "Can you die from chlorine poisoning?"
  • (Billy Hodge) "I can't feel my legs. I'm serious."
  • (Jake Fischer) "I don't know about you guys, but I feel good."
  • (Dulé Hill) "This Randall guy, he's operating on some whole other cylinder. What is it, two weeks, and he's failed half the class already?"
  • (Dulé Hill) "He's a legend. They say he's got something like 200 saves."
  • (Peter Gail) "I heard it was 300."
  • (Jake Fischer) "Who cares what his number is? If he's such a stud, what's he doing here?"

Ashton Kutcher as Jailer

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Bonnie Bramlett as Maggie McGlone

  • (Bonnie Bramlett) "If my muscles hurt, it just means I've used them. If it hurts to walk up the stairs, it's just cause I've done it a hundred times to lay down next to a man who loved me. My face may have wrinkles, but I have laid under hundreds of skies on sunny days. I look like this, well, because I drank and I smoked and I lived and I loved and I screwed my way through a pretty damn good life. Getting old isn't bad. It's earned."

Andrew Schanno as Pilot Mitchell

  • (Andrew Schanno) "We're low on fuel. The rulebook says we cut our losses. What do you think, Ben?"
  • (Sela Ward) "When we go home, they die."

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