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(Guardian)   Top ten misquoted lines from the movies. Frankly, my dear, I don't play it again   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2009-05-11 10:32:36 AM  
Then there's that line from Tom Cruise in Risky Business "Porsche... there is no substitue" was actually "I'm a closet homosexual, please don't tell anyone."

It's a subtle difference, but Tom is really anal about it.
 
2009-05-11 10:36:06 AM  
"Get busy living, or get busy dying wool to sell on the black maret as textiles."
 
2009-05-11 10:42:08 AM  
it's interesting how years of quoting have had a Chinese whisper effect on accuracy

Is that like a kind of quiet Chinese fire drill?

/was saying "Luke, I am your father" the day after the film came out
//to my friend Luke, of course
 
2009-05-11 10:48:25 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Is that like a kind of quiet Chinese fire drill?

/was saying "Luke, I am your father" the day after the film came out
//to my friend Luke, of course


"Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaaaah, ra ra ra rahhhh" (in a Chinese whisper)
 
2009-05-11 11:00:27 AM  
Do you see this watch? This watch costs more than a set of f*cking steak knives! Coffee is for good fathers!
 
2009-05-11 11:04:00 AM  
Does Vito Corleone actually say "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"? I know Al Pacino says "My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse," but I don't think Marlon Brando said it.
 
2009-05-11 11:06:11 AM  

ne2d: Does Vito Corleone actually say "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"? I know Al Pacino says "My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse," but I don't think Marlon Brando said it.


I believe he does. And according to IMDB, he does.

Don Corleone: You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Hollywood big shot's gonna give you what you want.
Johnny Fontane: Too late. They start shooting in a week.
Don Corleone: I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.
 
2009-05-11 11:08:15 AM  
Shirley you can't be serious?
 
2009-05-11 11:09:40 AM  

ne2d: Does Vito Corleone actually say "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"? I know Al Pacino says "My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse," but I don't think Marlon Brando said it.


VITO CORLEONE (to Johnny, after glancing to see Sonny enter)

You spend time with your family?

JOHNNY

Sure I do.

VITO CORLEONE (to Johnny, but toward and about Sonny)

Good. 'Cause a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.

(then, to Johnny)

Come're.

(then)

You look terrible. I want you to eat. I want you to rest a while. And in a month from now,

this -- Hollywood bigshot's gonna give you what you want.

JOHNNY

It's too late, they start shooting in a week

VITO CORLEONE

I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.

(then)

Now you just go outside and enjoy yourself, and ah, forget about all this nonsense. I want

you to leave it all to me.

JOHNNY (exiting)

All right
 
2009-05-11 11:19:39 AM  
"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.
 
2009-05-11 11:38:52 AM  
List is useless without "you dirty rat".
 
2009-05-11 11:40:33 AM  
I'm "that guy", I hate to say. You know, the one that corrects you when you misquote the film line. I've tried fighting it for years, but it's a reflex. I just can't stop it!
 
2009-05-11 11:54:33 AM  
Do? It doesn't do anything. That's the beauty of it.
 
2009-05-11 11:54:54 AM  
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges. "

Nobody ever gets this one just right.
 
2009-05-11 11:55:49 AM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?
 
2009-05-11 11:56:10 AM  
Not a movie, but...

icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-05-11 11:57:36 AM  
People always say "Live Long, Ann Foster." Not sure why.
 
2009-05-11 11:57:37 AM  
what we've got here is a failure to communicate
 
2009-05-11 11:57:45 AM  
Heineken?fark that shiat, Pabst Blue Ribbon.

/filter will make it a misquote.
 
2009-05-11 11:58:44 AM  
I'm Sick of These Monkey Fighting Snakes on This Monday to Friday Plane!!!
 
2009-05-11 11:59:18 AM  

yogaFLAME: "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.


It's "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." My theory on that misquote and the "Luke, I am your father" misquote is that people add the character names in to give additional clues as to what they're referencing.
 
2009-05-11 11:59:23 AM  
www.freeimagehosting.net

You know who I am? In the field of local-live-home entertainment, I'M A GOD!
 
2009-05-11 11:59:39 AM  
revved up like a douche

oh, movies. nm
 
2009-05-11 11:59:39 AM  
Shiiaaat, maaaaan. That honky muf' be messin' mah old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head, you know?

It took me awhile to get that one right... especially in 2nd grade.
 
2009-05-11 11:59:40 AM  
The correct line is:

"Luke, I am your father, I take care of the place while the Master is away."
 
2009-05-11 12:00:19 PM  

yogaFLAME


"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.


I think people usually say "my dear" instead of "Scarlett".
 
2009-05-11 12:00:28 PM  

sab6300: I'm Sick of These Monkey Fighting Snakes on This Monday to Friday Plane!!!


Win.
I simply love that.
 
TJT
2009-05-11 12:00:31 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Shirley you can't be serious?


Yes I'm serious but please stop calling me Sherley.
 
2009-05-11 12:00:39 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: it's interesting how years of quoting have had a Chinese whisper effect on accuracy

Is that like a kind of quiet Chinese fire drill?


You say you'd kind of like to try a Chinese fire-grill?
 
2009-05-11 12:00:49 PM  
"I am your father" wouldn't have made sense as a memorable quote. It has no context.

There wasn't any situation where Kirk would have said "Beam me up, Scotty" in the first movie. I don't think anyone ever alleged this. The first movie was just people staring at visual effects.
 
2009-05-11 12:01:46 PM  
You know, for kids.
 
2009-05-11 12:02:10 PM  
This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps.
 
2009-05-11 12:02:18 PM  
seriously - no one ever says "if you build it, they will come?"

i need some independent verification on that.
 
2009-05-11 12:02:44 PM  
"I milk your drink shake!"
 
2009-05-11 12:02:44 PM  

Mugato: "I am your father" wouldn't have made sense as a memorable quote. It has no context.

There wasn't any situation where Kirk would have said "Beam me up, Scotty" in the first movie. I don't think anyone ever alleged this. The first movie was just people staring at visual effects.


But pardon me if I'm wrong. Wasn't there a television version prior to any movie?
 
2009-05-11 12:02:47 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: yogaFLAME

"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.


I think people usually say "my dear" instead of "Scarlett".


Check out the link -- it is "my dear", and that is how everyone says it. I have never heard anyone mess that one up, either.
 
2009-05-11 12:03:07 PM  

Impasse: The correct line is:

"Luke, I am your father, I take care of the place while the Master is away."


Torgo?
 
2009-05-11 12:03:13 PM  
I'm pretty sure that the origin of the misquote "Play it again, Sam," is the title of the play/movie "Play It Again, Sam." Woody Allen knew that the real line is "Play it." He titled the work "Play It Again, Sam," because the plot of "Casablanca" was repeating in the life of his character.
 
2009-05-11 12:03:33 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: yogaFLAME

"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.


I think people usually say "my dear" instead of "Scarlett".


"My dear" is correct, "Scarlett" is not.

Mugato: "I am your father" wouldn't have made sense as a memorable quote. It has no context.

There wasn't any situation where Kirk would have said "Beam me up, Scotty" in the first movie. I don't think anyone ever alleged this. The first movie was just people staring at visual effects.


It didn't happen in ANY of the movies OR the show.
 
2009-05-11 12:03:36 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: yogaFLAME

"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"

What? Agreed with the rest, but I've never heard anyone mess this one up.


I think people usually say "my dear" instead of "Scarlett".


If you want to get REALLY nit-picky, in the book he doesn't say "frankly". It's just, "my dear, I don't give a damn."

//just saying
 
2009-05-11 12:03:40 PM  

sab6300: I'm Sick of These Monkey Fighting Snakes on This Monday to Friday Plane!!!


This is what you get when you find a stranger in the Alps!

/oblig
 
2009-05-11 12:03:55 PM  
9 year-olds, dude. 9 year-olds.
 
2009-05-11 12:04:06 PM  
of course. the repetition in the movie is "if you build it, he will come"
 
2009-05-11 12:04:43 PM  
Porkins never said "they're coming at me from behind!"
 
2009-05-11 12:04:47 PM  
Leave the canoli, take the gun.
 
2009-05-11 12:04:52 PM  
I think it's Tommy Boy that made "Luke, I am your father" memorable rather than the original quote. At least for me it did.
 
TJT
2009-05-11 12:04:56 PM  
How about the line in the Pretender's song:

I'm standing in the middle of life with my pants behind me.
 
2009-05-11 12:05:05 PM  
My name is Diego Montoya...
 
2009-05-11 12:05:21 PM  

tuna fingers: Mugato: "I am your father" wouldn't have made sense as a memorable quote. It has no context.

There wasn't any situation where Kirk would have said "Beam me up, Scotty" in the first movie. I don't think anyone ever alleged this. The first movie was just people staring at visual effects.

But pardon me if I'm wrong. Wasn't there a television version prior to any movie?


There was, but it was never said in that manner in the series either.
 
2009-05-11 12:05:29 PM  

blazemongr: Marcus Aurelius: it's interesting how years of quoting have had a Chinese whisper effect on accuracy

Is that like a kind of quiet Chinese fire drill?

You say you'd kind of like to try a Chinese fire-grill?



Who wants to set the Chinese on fire for a thrill?
 
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