Pitch Black (film)

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For other films in this series, see The Chronicles of Riddick (franchise).

Pitch Black is a 2000 science-fiction film about a group of travellers who find themselves stuck on a hostile planet after their ship crashes.

Directed by David Twohy. Written by David Twohy, Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat.
Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what's in the dark.  (taglines)

Richard B. Riddick[edit]

  • They say most of your brain shuts down in cryosleep. All but the primitive side...the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake. Transporting me with civilians. Sounded like 40, 40-plus. Heard an Arab voice. Some hoodoo holy man, probably on his way to New Mecca. But what route? What route? Smelled a woman. Sweat, boots, tool belt, leather. Prospector type. Free settlers. And they only take the back roads. And here's my real problem: Mr. Johns, blue-eyed devil. Planning on taking me back to slam...only this time he picked a ghost lane. A long time between stops. A long time for something to go wrong.
  • All you people are so scared of me. Most days, I take that as a compliment. But it ain't me you got to worry about now.
  • Did I kill a few people? Sure. Did I kill Zeke? No. You got the wrong killer.
  • Finally found something worse than me?
  • These people didn't leave. Come on. Whoever got Zeke got them. They're all dead. You don't really think they left with their clothes on hooks...photos on the shelves?
  • You're not afraid of the dark, are you?
  • [to Fry] I guess if it were "trickeration," he'd just "X" me out. He'd kill me. Then again...I am worth twice as much alive. You didn't know that? Your Johns ain't a cop. He's got that nickel-slick badge. And that blue uniform. But he's just a merc. And I'm just a payday. That's why he won't kill me, see? - The creed is greed.
  • I don't truly know what's gonna happen when the lights go out. But I do know once the dying starts...this little psycho-fuck family of ours is gonna rip itself apart.

Carolyn Fry[edit]

  • [about the passengers] I'm not gonna die for them!
  • Is this whole planet dead?

William J. Johns[edit]

  • Why don't you shut up for two seconds and let me come up with a plan that doesn't involve mass suicide?
  • What's to be afraid of? My life's just a steaming pile of meaningless shit anyhow. So I say, "Mush on."
  • The verdict's in. The light moves forward.

Abu "Imam" al-Walid[edit]

  • I had the impression from the model...the two planets were moving as one...and there would be a lasting darkness.
  • They're afraid of our light. That means we don't have to be afraid of them.

Paris P. Ogilvie[edit]

  • You can do without the necessities provided you have the little luxuries.
  • People, just a suggestion. Perhaps you should flee!
  • I was supposed to die in France. I never ever saw France.


Jack: [sneaking up on Ogilvie] He'd probably get you right here...under the jaw, and you'd never even hear him coming. Because that's how good he is.
Paris P. Ogilvie: Did you run away from your parents or did they run away from you?

Jack: Where the hell can I get eyes like that?
Richard B. Riddick: Gotta kill a few people.
Jack: Okay. I can do it.
Richard B. Riddick: Then you gotta get sent to a slam where they say you'll never see daylight again. You dig up a doctor and you pay him 20 menthol Kools...to do a surgical shine job on your eyeballs.
Jack: So you can see who's sneaking up on you in the dark?
Richard B. Riddick: Exactly.

William J. Johns: [freeing Riddick] I want you to remember this moment. The way it could have gone and didn't. Here.
[Riddick suddenly grabs Johns' shotgun off him and aims it]
William J. Johns: Take it easy...
Richard B. Riddick: Fuck you!
William J. Johns: Do we have a deal?
Richard B. Riddick: [after a pause, Riddick hands the shotgun back] "I want you to remember this moment."

[Ogilvie drops a bottle of wine. He runs to fetch it, but just as he reaches out, it is picked up by Riddick].
Paris P. Ogilvie: [extending his hand] Paris P. Ogilvie. Antiquities dealer. Entrepreneur.
Richard B. Riddick: [grinning, taking his hand] Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer.

Hassan: Captain? Captain?!
Carolyn Fry: I'm not your fucking captain.

Richard B. Riddick: Looks clear.
[A creature lunges out and almost decapitates Johns before taking flight into the dark]
William J. Johns: I thought you said it was CLEAR!
Richard B. Riddick: I said, it looks clear!
William J. Johns: Well what does it look like now?
Richard B. Riddick: … Looks clear.

Riddick: [Riddick shuts off the ship's engines] We can't leave.
Jack: [panicked as creatures approach the ship] Why not?!
Riddick: Without saying "goodnight". [fires the ship's engines, incinerating the creatures behind it as it takes off]

Imam: Just because you do not believe in God, Mr. Riddick, does not mean God does not believe in you–
Riddick: You think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? You think he could start out in some … liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe in God? You got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God … and I absolutely hate the fucker.

[A creature is heard invading the shipwreck]
Riddick: Come on, Johns. You've got the big gauge.
Johns: I'd rather piss glass. Why don't you go in and check?

Johns: Doctors decide who lives and dies on the battlefield. It's called Triage.
Riddick: Kept calling it murder when I did it.

Jack: We're gonna lose everybody out here. We should've stayed at the ship.
Riddick: He died fast, and if we have any choice about it, that's the way we should all go out. Don't you cry for Johns. Don't you dare.

[Caroline came back to the ship where Riddick already was]
Riddick: Strong survival instinct. I admire that in a woman.
Caroline: I promised them that we would go back with more light.
Riddick: Did you?
Caroline: What? Are you afraid?
Riddick: (laughs) Me afraid?
Caroline: Come on, Riddick. There's gotta be some part of you that wants to rejoin the human race.
Riddick: Truthfully, I wouldn't know how.
Caroline: Well, then just give me more light for them, and I'll go back by myself.
Riddick: Okay.
[Riddick gives her light]
Riddick: There you go.
Caroline: Please, just come with me.
Riddick: I got a better idea. Come with me.
Caroline: You're fucking with me! I know you are!
Riddick: You know I am? You don't know anything about me. I will leave you here. Step inside.
Caroline: I can't.
Riddick: Sure, you can.
Caroline: I can't.
Riddick: Here. I'll make it easy on you. [he lends her his hand] Take my hand. Come on. Come on … look. No one's gonna blame you. Save yourself, Caroline.
Caroline: I …
Riddick: Come on … come on … [she's getting to the ship] That's it. That's it. Good girl.
[She suddenly hears a creature, bringing back memories of the people she leaves, and changes her mind]
Caroline: Now, you! You listen to me! I am the captain of this ship. And I am not leaving anyone on this rock with those fucking things, even if it means –
[Riddick brings the knife to her throat]
Caroline: Get that thing off my neck.
Riddick: Shut up! You'd die for them?
Caroline: I would try for them.
Riddick: You didn't answer me.
Caroline: Yes, I would Riddick. I would – I would die for them.
Riddick: (pauses) .........Interesting.

[Caroline is taken by a creature when she was helping Riddick]
Riddick: Not for me! [weakly] Not for me!

Imam: Where's Johns?
Riddick: Which half?

About Pitch Black (film)[edit]

  • The script called for a hot arid desolate world; and there aren't many places in the world where you can find a place with 360 degrees of no tree's no telephone poles phones, no power lines; and we found that nothingness in the the middle of your outback.


  • Fight Evil With Evil
  • There's A New Reason To Be Afraid Of The Dark.
  • Don't be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what's in the dark.
  • Are you afraid of the dark? You will be …
  • It's getting Dark
  • There's only one rule: Stay in the light
  • A new species of terror


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