The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Poster

Michael Gambon: Oseary Drakoulias



  • Oseary Drakoulias : The wire transfer came straight through from Kentucky, and the bank has agreed to gap-finance the rest. But there are a few hooks on it, so take a pew for a spell. Number One, the bank want a drug screen for everybody on the boat, before they'll forward the money.

    Steve Zissou : A piss test?

    Oseary Drakoulias : Yes, a piss test. Two, a stooge from the bond company will be riding along during the whole shoot, to keep you on budget.

    Steve Zissou : Who's the stooge?

    Oseary Drakoulias : A chap by the name of Bill Ubell, and there's not a damn thing you can do about that, Steve. Three, you must swear - legally swear - that you will not kill that shark, or whatever it is, if it actually exists.

    Steve Zissou : I'm going to fight it, but I'll let it live. What about my dynamite?

    Oseary Drakoulias : [to assistant]  Phillip, dynamite.

  • Steve Zissou : We were pretty good while we lasted, weren't we?

    Oseary Drakoulias : Oh, we were like glory's gate, my darling. We were like that bloody shark of yours, we swam with the... oh, damn it, I had it on the plane.

  • [on a speaker-phone] 

    Oseary Drakoulias : I spoke with Larry Amin, and it's a pass.

    Steve Zissou : In other words, you fucked us!

    Oseary Drakoulias : Let's not cast stones at one another, my dear.

    [suddenly mad] 

    Oseary Drakoulias : Do you hear me, damn it? Do you?

    Steve Zissou : No, I don't! I told you how to play it!

    Oseary Drakoulias : Oh, bloody hell! You listen here, mate!

    Ned Plimpton : Can I interrupt for a second?

    Oseary Drakoulias : Who the blazes is that?

    Ned Plimpton : It's me, Ned. Maybe this is nothing, maybe it's something. I don't know what your problems are, I don't know... but I just inherited $275,000. Would that amount make any difference?


    Oseary Drakoulias : What sort of expression is the lad wearing on his face?

  • Oseary Drakoulias : Good lord. God protect that poor little stooge.

  • [On the phone, Oseary tells Steve that he has to flee the country] 

    Steve Zissou : Wait a second. They ripped off my film, my boat's broken, you're ditching me down the river... what am I supposed to do?

    Oseary Drakoulias : Well, I must say, nothing's leaping to mind. Phillip, any ideas?


    Oseary Drakoulias : No, he's shaking his head.

  • Oseary Drakoulias : By the way, who knocked up the journalist?

    Steve Zissou : [Deadpan]  I'm not sure...

  • Oseary Drakoulias : We're a dying breed.

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