Top Ten Lasting Movie (Mis)Quotes

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Some of the most quintessential frequently recited movie lines of all time were never even said. Here are ten of the most misquoted movie lines of all time (as compiled by

    10. "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"
    The Graduate (1967) - The quote in the actual movie was not a question at all. Instead, Benjamin simply stated, "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

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    9. "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto"
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) - The real movie line is slightly different, and less certain. When Dorothy arrived in Oz she said, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."

    8. "If you build it, they will come"
    Field of Dreams (1989) - There's a slight variance from the popular line that is constantly quoted. Instead, the real quote is, "If you build it, he will come."

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    7. "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn"
    Gone With the Wind (1939) - Rhett Butler is often misquoted in one of the most popular movie lines of all time. He never says "Scarlett" in the famous line and instead stated, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    6. "Beam me up, Scotty"
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - The most well known "Star Trek" line, "Beam me up, Scotty" was never actually said in any of the Star Trek films. Instead Kirk said, "Scotty, beam us up."

    5. "Hello, Clarice"
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - The creepy line uttered by Dr. Hannibal Lecter was quite different than it is remembered. He, in fact, said, "Good evening, Clarice."

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    4. "Play it again, Sam."
    Casablanca (1942) - Turns out that Humphrey Bogart never said these famous four words. Instead, the closest he came was, "You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can. Play it!"

    3. "Do you feel lucky, punk?"
    Dirty Harry (1971) - The actual line in this movie is far less catchy: "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"

    2. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) - Every day the queen consulted her mirror on the wall, however, instead of the famous quote we remember, she called, "Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

    1. "Luke, I am your father"
    The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - This commonly quoted line, which Darth Vader was known to utter to young Luke Skywalker, was never said at all. The real movie line was "No, I am your father."
  2. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I would have put "Play it again, Sam" as #1... it's the biggest misquote of a truly classic line of the bunch, and people constantly get it wrong.

    #7 -- I don't think I've ever heard anyone misquote that. Everyone knows he says "my dear." It's one of the things that makes that line so cool.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I can't believe "Play it again Sam" isn't #1. This list sucks.

  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly.

    And no one was ever quoting the Star Trek movies with the "beam me up, scotty" line. That has been quoted before the first movie ever came out.
  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    40's movies... lol
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    "Mirror, Mirror" on the wall could fight for number one contention, I've NEVER heard anyone quote it as "Magic Mirror".
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Clint and Gene Hackman are two of the only reasons I will watch a Westerns. Unforgiven had both! :)
  8. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Are those mis-quotes?

    I'm pretty sure he said "I'll be back."
  9. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    I got it wrong , lol, sorry .. I just thought it was most quoted. guess I better read better next time

    I deleted my post

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