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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Famous lines from the movies

Before you get to engrossed, ha ha, in this post I have a recommendation to
make, for one of the funniest posts you will ever find go to this link and read
Steve's post about roping a deer.

http://looking-for-a-publisher.blogspot.com/



That's Not A Knife....


Famous lines from the movies.

Some of you will recall I posted about a television show which listed the top twenty Australian movies, as selected by their panel, now they have expanded on this with the top FIFTY lines from movies.

There are a few Australian movies featured which the rest of the world may not agree with and as with all these sort of things there will always be differences of opinion.

So in the order they used from 50 to 1 here they are;


50 Apollo 13, from Tom Hanks, “Houston we have a problem.”
(I believe the line actually used was, Houston we had a problem.)

49 Wall Street, Michael Douglas, “Greed is good.”

48 Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman, and Strother Martin, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”

47 Austin Powers, Mike Myers, two lines quoted, “Yeah Baby” and “Do I make you horny Baby?”

46 Scarface, Al Pacino, “Say hello to my little friend.”

45 Blues Brothers, Jon Belushi, “We’re on a mission from God.”

44 Jaws, Roy Schneider, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
and their wonderful promo, 'Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water.'

43 Ghostbusters, this line was never used in the movie but has become part of folk lore,
“Who you gonna call.”

42 The Truman Show, Jim Carey, “Oh and in case I don’t see you , good afternoon, good evening and goodnight.”

41 Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze, “Nobody puts baby in the corner.”

40 Batman, Jack Nicholson, “Ever dance with the devil?”

39 The Gladiator, Russell Crowe, “On my signal, unleash hell.”

38 On The Waterfront, Marlon Brando, “I coulda had class, I coulda been a contender, I could have been somebody.”

37 Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio, “I am the king of the world.”

36 Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams, “Sieze the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary.”

35 The Mask, Jim Carey, “I figured you’d have a sense of humor, after all you married her.”

34 Pulp Fiction, Harvey Keitel (I think) “Bring out the gimp”

33 Oliver, (1968), Mark Lester, “Please sir, I want some more.”

32 Rocky, Sylvester Stallone, “Yo Adrian, It’s me Rocky.”

31 Psycho, (1960), No words just that “Yeak, Yeak, Yeak,” screech.

30 Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Cianti.”

29 Good Morning Vietnam, Robin Williams, “Good Morning Vietnam.”

28 She Done Him Wrong, Mae West, two from this one, “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime” and, “Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?”

27 Poltergeist, Beatrice Straight?? “They’re here.”

26 Top Gun, Tom Cruise, “I feel the need, the need for speed.”

25 Muriel’s Wedding, (Australian) Rachel Griffiths, “You’re terrible Muriel.”

24 The Elephant Man, John Hurt, “I am not an animal, I am a human being.”

23 Fight Club, Brad Pitt, “The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.”

22 The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back.”

21 Karate Kid, Noriyuki (Pat) Morita, “Wax on, wax off.”

20 What an Adventure, (Australian) Steve Irwin, “Crickey” and “Yes, I’m really like that.”

19 ET... The Extra-Terrestrial, Sound Effects, “ET phone home.”

18 Crocodile Dundee, (Australian, but deserves it’s place), Paul Hogan, “That’s not a knife, That’s a knife.”

17 The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland, “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

16 The Sixth Sense, Hayley Joel Osment, “I see dead people.”

15 Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”

14 Taxi Driver, Robert DeNiro, “You talkin’ to me?”

13 Star Wars, Alec Guinness, “May the force be with you.”

12 Braveheart, Mel Gibson, “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom.”

11 The Shining, Jack Nicholson, “Here’s Johnny.”

10 All The Bond Movies, All the stars who have been James Bond,
“The name is Bond, James Bond” and, A vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.”

09 Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood, “You’ve gotta ask yourself one question, do I fell lucky? well do you …. Punk.”

08 The Enforcer, Clint Eastwood, “Go ahead, make my day” and,
“The three of us, Smith Weston and me.”

07 Jerry McGuire, Tom Cruise, “Show me the money.”

06 Casablanca, Ingrid Bergman, the most misquoted phrase from any movie, “Play it once Sam, for old times sake.” NOT play it again Sam. Humfrey Bogart also has some gems in this movie, “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she had to walk into mine” and, “Here’s lookin’ at you kid.”

05 When Harry Met Sally, Director Rob Reiner’s mother who had a bit part with only one line to say, but it’s one nobody forgets, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

04 A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise, “I just want the truth.” Jack Nicholson, “You can’t handle the truth.”

03 The Godfather, Marlon Brando, “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” and “either his brains or his signature will be on that contract.”

02 Apocalypse Now, Robert Duvall, “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.”

01 Gone With The Wind, Clark Gable, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn” (which , believe it or not, was a bit risqué in 1939)








18 comments:

Cliff Morrow said...

Frankly Peter, a great blog but I need to see about 40 of these movies to make sense of the entire post.

kenju said...

Reading about roping the deer was fun, Peter. I enjoyed reading about the great movie lines, although I have not seen all of them.

Steve G said...

Peter, great lines and I have almost all of the movies. Thanks for the mention.

Meow said...

Hey, Peter ... I've seen most of those movies !! Great lines, aren't they !!
I'd add a line from The Castle (with Michael Caton) ... "Tell him he's dreamin' !)
Have a great week.
Take care, Meow

wazza said...

Gdday Peter,
One missed from one of my favourite films, "Aliens" (the sequel to "Alien") said by Ripley to the Alien Queen:- "Get away from her you bitch"
No doubt there would/could be many more such quotes.

Anonymous said...

Re: Cool Hand Luke: Personally think Strother Martin's delivery of the line is more top 50 than Paul Newman's... but what the hey...

Katherine said...

Oh, that was so interesting! I recognized almost all the quotes but didn't always know what movies they were from...

Lee said...

All very familiar sayings, Peter...you used a bit of poetic/blogger license on "Dead Poet's Society" though...it should read "Seize the day"...not "cease the day"...unless he said it at the end of the day! ;)

Suzz said...

You’re right, Steve’s deer story is hilarious. Now to appropriate a line from Raiders of the Lost Ark, with apologies to Indiana Jones, “Deer, why did it have to be deer. I hate deer.”

Lucy said...

I know most of these movies -- and isn't it odd how some of the most popular lines are from more recent movies (like Jerry Maquire).

That deer story was hysterical...did you see the you tube video he posted? What a riot.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter Ive seen a few of these movies, my number1 saying is.. Forrest Gump. Life is like a box of chocolates.

Karen said...

That story was a hoot! I'm not a hunter but I appreciated the humor.

Great movie quotes too. There was a discussion in my Language class about the famous Gone With the Wind quote and how it was a shocker for everyone and Hollywood and beyond was abuzz about the "damn" word. We all found it amusing, although now, it's not even horrifying to use the "f" word in a movie. It lead to the discussion of "Has society changed because of language" or "has language changed because of society," which is pretty much, the "chicken and the egg" concept.

I hope you're having a great week!

Love & hugs,
Karen

Walker said...

All great quotes from great movies.
It's funny how we use them in our daily conversations to well except #3 well maybe Don King woudl say something like that lol

Have a nice day

Jamie Dawn said...

I read every one of them and recognized nearly all of them. I wouldn't have been able to tell you what movie they were from, but they are sure reognizable quotes.
I've seen Muriel's Wedding a couple of times. It's a good flick.
Casablance has so many great lines. I think my favorite is "I was misinformed." It is just the humor of it in the film that makes it so memorable for me.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a fig! (That's Jamie Dawn's edited version.)

Miss Cellania said...

Frankly my dear, that was still a bit risque in the 60s when I first saw GWTW. And here's my favorite (of many) Casablanca quotes: The problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Pamela said...

MY favorite Mae West quote is after she asks the guy "How Tall are YOU?' He says 6'6''
then she says, "


(I'm going to leave what she said to your imagination.... or maybe you know what she said)

Puss-in-Boots said...

My comment on this post seems to have mysteriously disappeared. Oh, well. It was a good post and a lot of those quotes you hear in everyday conversation, now.

BTW you've been tagged, have a look at my latest post.

Marcus said...

Thanks for the tip-off on the Deer Roping post, sheer brilliance!
Dangerous reading in my current condition too!