“Popeye” quotes

Movie Popeye
Robert Bernard Altman directed this movie in 1980
Title Popeye
Year 1980
Director Robert Altman
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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Plot – To search his father Poopdeck Pappy, Popeye arrives to Sweethaven, a seaside village surrounded by strange wooden houses and inhabited by weird people who eat only sandwiches. Here he meets Olive Oyl, who's engaged to the county squire Brutus yet. Nevertheless, between them arises a feeling thanks to Pee too, a baby who can predict the future. Brutus wants to take revenge over Popeye and exploits Pee to find a treasure, but Popeye eats a box of spinach and finds back little Pee and his father, then he saves Olivia by a giant octopus and expels Brutus from Sweethaven.
All actors – Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Richard Libertini, Donald Moffat, MacIntyre Dixon, Roberta Maxwell, Donovan Scott, Allan F. Nicholls, Wesley Ivan Hurt
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  • “- Poopdeck Pappy: You wouldn't eat your spinach. Spinach what kept our family strong for thousands of years. And what does me only oxspring do with it?
    - Popeye, Poopdeck Pappy: He spits it up!”

    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    Robin Williams - Popeye
  • “- Olive Oyl: What kind of name is that anyway? Popeye? Pretty strange.
    - Popeye: What kind name is Olive Oyl? Its sounds like some kind of lubricants.”

    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
    Robin Williams - Popeye
    [Tag:name, originality]
  • “- Popeye: How much is the broccoli?
    - Geezil: Nickel, maybe dime.
    - Popeye: And the spinach?
    - Geezil: Dime, maybe quarter.
    - Popeye: Then how come carrots is a dollar?
    - Geezil: Dollar fifty. You buy what I don't feel like selling will cost you two dollars.”

    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Richard Libertini - Geezil
  • “It's me own fault, Swee'Pea's been kidnapped. Olive was right. Even an orphan needs a mutter and a father. If I was gonna be Swee'Pea's mutter, I should've at least let Olive be his father. Or viska versa. I ain't man enough to his mutter.”

    Robin Williams - Popeye
  • “- Popeye: What are you doing, Pappy? You can't fire that thing. There's women and infinks on that boat!
    - Poopdeck Pappy: Would you stop worrying? All I'm gonna do is fire a warning shot right across the bow. Don't you think I knows what I'm doing?”

    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    [Tag:danger, faith]
  • “Gentlemen, you know the rules - there are no rules. This is a fight to the finish. The first man who's dead loses.”

    Paul Dooley - Wimpy
    [Tag:death, fighting, rules]
  • “- Poopdeck Pappy: Ugh, you idiot.
    - Popeye: You said cut you down.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: I didn't say cut me down. I said get me down, get me down. And don't you ever pick up another knife, if you do, I'll make you eat it. You'll be known as the Sword Swallowin' Sailor.”

    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    Robin Williams - Popeye
  • “I'm a very tolerant man, except when it comes to holding a grudge.”
    Robin Williams - Popeye
  • “- Popeye: Look at there Olive, he's got my eye.
    - Olive Oyl: He does not have your eyes. He's got my eyes. He's got your mouth!
    - Popeye: Does he? One day, Swee'Peas, he's gonna go to school and bust bigger kids in the mush. Yeah, you like that, don't you? Yes.
    - Olive Oyl: And we'll move into a vine covered cottage on a shady lane. And we'll...” (continue)
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    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
  • “I hates sentiment. I is disgustipated.”

    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    [Tag:hatred, sentiment]
  • “Children, phooey. You give them everything they want, and what do you get back in return? You get nothing! Why they're just smaller versions of us you know, but I'm not so crazy about me in the first place, so why would I want one of them? I'm asking ya. Children. Ah, children. Little children. You'll pour your heart to them, you give them...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
  • “- Olive Oyl: I'm not a child.
    - Castor Oyl: I'll say you're not a child!
    - Olive Oyl: Who says I'm not a child?
    - Castor Oyl: You said you're not a child and I agreed with you. That's who.
    - Olive Oyl: Who asked you to agree with me?
    - Castor Oyl: Well, no one can stop me from agreeing with you if I want to!
    - Olive Oyl: I can.”

    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
    Donovan Scott - Castor Oyl
  • “Don't talk to me about the future. I hate the future, and I hate the past, and I hate the present. Especially you.”

    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
  • “- Wimpy: One genuine hamburger for the gentleman. I'm buying.
    - Rough House: Who's paying?
    - Wimpy: I'm buying. He's paying.”

    Paul Dooley - Wimpy
    Allan F. Nicholls - Rough House
    [Tag:food, payment]
  • “- Nana Oyl: Mr. Wimpy, my son Castor, Mr. Geezil, my husband Cole. We're all one big happy family here. Although, not really. I mean, um, well, Mr. Geezil and Mr. Wimpy are...
    - Cole Oyl: Me, I'm family!
    - Nana Oyl: Well, you're my husband!
    - Cole Oyl: You owe me an apology.”

    Roberta Maxwell - Nana Oyl
    MacIntyre Dixon - Cole Oyl
  • “- Popeye: I'm your one and only exspring. See, we got the same bulgy arms.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: No resemblance.
    - Popeye: We-we got the same squinky eye.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: What squinky eye?
    - Popeye: That's going to be hard for you to see. Oh, we even got the same pipe, Pap.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: You idiot, you can't inherit a pipe! Ooh, I am poppa to...” (continue)
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    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    [Tag:father, son]
  • “I think it's a conspiracy. Why would they manufacture deliberate ugliness unless they wanted me to look ugly? We find that out, we find out everything.”
    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
  • Kids, dadblast 'em! They're gonna lead you to ruin. That's what they're gonna do, lead you to ruin. They cry at you when they're young, they yell at you when they're older, they borrow from you when they're middle-aged and they leave you alone to die.”
    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
  • “Even though you're bigger than me, you can't win, 'cause you're bad, and the good always wins over the bad.”

    Robin Williams - Popeye
    [Tag:badness, good, victory]
  • “- Bluto: Commodore.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: Don't keep calling me commodore inside this here harbor. I got millions'o emenies. And you is 10 or 12 of 'em.”

    Paul L. Smith - Bluto
    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    [Tag:bothering, enemy]
  • “Poppa. Pretty soon, you and me are going to be together again, huh? Yeah. Thirty years ain't that long. Besides, next Wednesday's our annual-versity. Yeah? Yeah. Stay alive. That's all I'm askin' you. Good night, Poppa.”
    Robin Williams - Popeye
    [Tag:father, meeting]
  • “Wrong is wrong, even when it helps you.”
    Robin Williams - Popeye
    [Tag:mistake, truth]
  • “- Popeye: None of that baby talk around me son. Me son is gonna be a man infink, not a baby infink. Come to poppa, me little Swee'Pea. You're me little Swee'Pea.
    - Olive Oyl: Swee'Pea? You're bats.
    - Popeye: I found him in Sweethaven, that's why he is me Swee'Pea. I am calling him Swee'Pea and that is his name. Ain't that the truth?
    - Olive Oyl:...” (continue)
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    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
    [Tag:name, son]
  • “- Poopdeck Pappy: Is that any way to talk to your father?
    - Popeye: You ain't my father. My father was tall and kind and looks like Abraham Lincoln.
    - Poopdeck Pappy: Yeah, don't tell me what I am. Where are you going? I say I am your father.”

    Ray Walston - Poopdeck Pappy
    Robin Williams - Popeye
  • “- Popeye: You're just a landlubber, ain't you?
    - Olive Oyl: Oh yeah? Well, I am a woman.
    - Popeye: Oh yeah? Well, I am a mutter.”

    Robin Williams - Popeye
    Shelley Duvall - Olive Oyl
    [Tag:mother, sailors]