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#41 Posted on 26.10.05 0655.20
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Two from Airplane.
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue."

"You ever seen a grown man naked?"
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#42 Posted on 26.10.05 1002.52
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Ever spent time in a Turkish prision?

Ever watch movies about gladiators?
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#43 Posted on 27.10.05 1508.03
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Since most others have more than one, I'm partial to those you don't have to tell the movie of, everyone knows...

"Get your filthy hands off of me you dirty ape"

"We're gonna need a bigger boat"

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"

"Round up the usual suspects"

"He's only mostly dead. If he were dead dead, there'd be only one thing left to do. Go through his pockets for loose change."

but of course, #1 has to be

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
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#44 Posted on 27.10.05 2207.37
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To echo what so many others have said, there are just too many to narrow down to one dozen, let alone just one. A few personal favorites that spring to mind (and that I haven't seen already mentioned):


Captain Renault (Claude Raines): What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick (Humphrey Bogart): My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.


Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt): What is your nationality?
Rick: I'm a drunkard.


Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
Croupier (handing Renault a pile of money): Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: Oh, thank you very much.


Rick: Louie, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.


The Cheap Detective

Marcel (James Coco, walking into Lou's room and seeing Betty (Eileen Brennan): I'm sorry, I thought you were alone.
Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk): I've tried it alone. It's more fun this way.


Men In Black

Kay (Tommy Lee Jones): Here. A new recording device to replace CD's. So now I gotta buy the White Album again?


I've actually been tempted to use the following when being introduced to someone for the first time.

Blazing Saddles

Bart (Cleavon Little): What's your name?
Jim (Gene Wilder): Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.
Bart: What be your pleasure, Jim?
Jim: I don't know... play chess...screw.
Bart: Let's play chess.


And finally, when a line is delivered by John Wayne and inspires one of the greatest Rock and Roll songs of all time, it has to be considered one of the best ever.

The Searchers

Martin (Jeffrey Hunter): I hope you die!
Ethan (John Wayne): That'll be the day.
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#45 Posted on 28.10.05 0258.32
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My favorite line comes from the movie Willow when Willow threatens to turn Madmardigan to stone with his magical acorn.

Madmardigan: Oh no, I'm really scared. Help! Help! There's a peck here with an acorn pointed at me!

Close second is another Val Kilmer quote, "I'm your Huckleberry".
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#46 Posted on 28.10.05 0854.55
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Dr. Peter Venkman: Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon... what've you got left?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.


Kicking and Screaming (not the soccer movie, the OTHER one):

Max: I'm nostalgic for conversations I had yesterday. I've begun reminiscing events before they even occur. I'm reminiscing this right now. I can't go to the bar because I've already looked back on it in my memory... and I didn't have a good time.

Grover: Oh, I've been to Prague. Well, I haven't "been to Prague" been to Prague, but I know that thing, that, "Stop shaving your armpits, read the Unbearable Lightness of Being, date a sculptor, now I know how bad American coffee is thing..."
Jane: They have good beer there.
Grover: " I know how bad American beer is thing."


Nobody's Fool:

Wirf: Sooner or later we'll wear the bastards down. The court is already starting to get pissed. You heard the judge.
Sully: He's pissed at you, Wirf!
Wirf: Only because he knows I won't go away.
Sully: I know how he feels.

Peter: Oh, God. I don't believe this. I'm a member of Greenpeace and I just helped poison a dog.
Sully: Well for one thing, it ain't poison. For another, you didn't help much.

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#47 Posted on 28.10.05 1541.28
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Mine’s from “Wayne’s World”
Wayne Campbell: What is it?
Stacy: It's a gun rack.
Wayne Campbell: A gun rack... a gun rack. I don't even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?

Also “Austin Powers”
“Allow myself to introduce… myself”

I like pretty much anything Mike Myers is involved with (except “Cat in the Hat” which I didn’t see but heard sucked)

Cameron Crowe writes great quotable movies (Obviously Jerry Maguire’s “You had me at hello”)
From “Singles”:
Kyra Sedgwick opens her door to find Campbell Scott standing there “I was nowhere near your neighborhood…..”
“Don’t come yet, Steve” Sonics’ Xavier McDaniel to Campbell Scott while he’s “thinking about sports” while involved with a certain other activity.

From “Say Anything”
Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack)
“I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.” is a great source for quotes….

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#48 Posted on 28.10.05 1655.51
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I don't know about greatest, but there's a couple of quotes that I use regularly in daily life:

From "The Princess Bride" - Vezzini: "You'd like to think that, wouldn't you!"

From "The Karate Kid," during the scene where Mr. Miyagi is trying to catch a fly with chopsticks; Daniel asks if he's ever caught one. - "Not yet." (It has to be said in that Miyagi voice to be funny, though.)

I also like:

"You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?"

"Remember that time you tried to drill a hole in your head?" "That would have worked if you hadn't stopped me."

"Ray, when someone asks if you are a god, you say YES!"

"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'. That's goddamn right."

"You idiots! These are not them! You've captured their STUNT DOUBLES!"
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#49 Posted on 28.10.05 1732.52
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A few:

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Andy Dufresne; The Shawshank Redemption

"To my big brother George, the richest man in town..." Harry Bailey; It's A Wonderful Life

"Now...where was I?" Leonard Shelby; Memento

"Rolo Tomasi" "Is there more to that, or am I supposed to guess?" Edmund Exley & Jack Vincennes; L.A. Confidential

"I didn't invent the rainy day, I just own the best umbrella" Dennis Hope; Almost Famous

"Hey... I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my life. I love my wife. And I wish you my kind of success." Dickie Fox; Jerry Maguire

"The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don't be a guy." Corey Flood; Say Anything
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#50 Posted on 29.10.05 0624.39
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"It's Beer O'Clock and I'm buying!" -Teddy (Joe Pantoliano), Memento

"Lennnnnnyyyyyyyyyy!!" -Teddy, Memento

"See you at the party, Richter!" Quaid (Ah-nold), Total Recall

"Life comes at you pretty fast. If you blink, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), Ferris Bueller's Day Off

"Get ready for a surprise!" - Total Recall

"No, Zeus, like 'shove a lightning bolt up your ass'!" - Bruce Willis (John McClane) and Samuel L. Jackson (Zeus), Die Hard with a Vengeance

...this just reminds me that I need to watch Memento again...
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#51 Posted on 29.10.05 0905.20
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Mr. Blonde (after a great exchange) 'Are you going to bark all day little doggy, or are you going to bite?'
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#52 Posted on 29.10.05 1304.41
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"You smoke this shit so to escape from reality? Me, I don't need this shit, I am reality. There's the way it ought to be and there's the way it is." - Sgt. Barnes, "Platoon"
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#53 Posted on 29.10.05 1942.29
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Jesse Ventura from Predator:

"Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here! This stuff will make you a goddamned sexual tyrannasaurus... just like me.
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#54 Posted on 29.10.05 2102.13
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My ultimate favorites are everything from Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and this one from Animal House

Katy: Is this really what you're gonna do for the rest of your life?
Boon: What do you mean?
Katy: I mean hanging around with a bunch of animals getting drunk every weekend.
Boon: No! After I graduate, I'm gonna get drunk every night.
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#55 Posted on 30.10.05 0154.47
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"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."

-- David St. Hubbins This is Spinal Tap

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 30.10.05 0055)
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#56 Posted on 1.11.05 0858.56
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What a great thread - I think it totally is what this forum is about, because it was a lot of fun, for me, to read through all of these and remember so many of these lines. I tried to think of my favorites from movies that hadn't been mentioned yet (unless I missed them)...

Kentucky Fried Movie
"Guard number one is a senior on Klahn's mountain, and aspires to be a research chemist. Welcome, please, Hung Well! Guard number two is a real skating buff. A warm welcome for Long Wang! Traveling comes naturally to guard number three, as he's a licensed airplane pilot. Welcome, please, Enormous Genitals!"

Amazon Women on the Moon
"There ain't no f-ckin Thelma! The b-tch don't live here!"

The Jerk
"Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it."

History of the World, Part I
"Oh you are nuts. N-V-T-S - nuts!"
"But we Romans are rich. We've got a lot of gods. We've got a god for everything. The only thing we don't have a god for is premature ejaculation... but I hear that's coming quickly."
"It's good to be the king!"

Strange Brew
"I am your father, Luke. Give in to the dark side of the force, you knob."
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#57 Posted on 1.11.05 1821.18
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    Originally posted by Bob C
    My ultimate favorites are everything from Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and this one from Animal House

    Katy: Is this really what you're gonna do for the rest of your life?
    Boon: What do you mean?
    Katy: I mean hanging around with a bunch of animals getting drunk every weekend.
    Boon: No! After I graduate, I'm gonna get drunk every night.

A better one from Animal House:

Katie: "I'm in love with an idiot."
Boon: "Is he bigger than me?"
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#58 Posted on 1.11.05 1916.15
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#59 Posted on 1.11.05 2142.32
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There's just too many great quotes to list from "Not Another Teen Movie" -

But out of all of them, my absolute favorite is the announcer at the end of the football game saying over the PA system:

"That has got to be the worst past I have ever seen............ever."
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#60 Posted on 2.11.05 1725.59
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Shocked! Shocked, I say, not to see any Midnight Run quotes.

Jonathan Mardukas: Jack, you're a grown man, you have control over your words.
Jack Walsh: You're God Damn right I do, so here come two words for you: Shut the fuck up!

Jimmy Serrano: You and that other dummy better start getting more personally involved in your work, or I'm gonna stab you through the heart with a fuckin' pencil.

Jack Walsh: I never took a payoff in my life and I'm not gonna start with someone like you.
Jonathan Mardukas: Why not?
Jack Walsh: Because you're a fucking criminal and you deserve to go where you're going and I'm gonna take you there and if hear any more shit outta you: I'm gonna fucking bust your head and I'll put you back in that fucking hole and I'm gonna stick your head in the fucking toilet bowl and I'm gonna make it stay there.

**great scene in the Midnight Run drinking game - that's a whole can of Old Style right there.

Also, none from Swingers?

Trent: I'm gonna find me two waitresses here and I'm gonna pull me a Fredo.
Mike: Yeah, well they're all skanks.
Trent: What are talking about? Look at all the beautiful babies here.
Mike: The beautiful babies don't work the midnights-to-six on a Wednesday. This is the skank shift.

Trent: I'm the asshole? I'm the asshole in the place yeah? Yeah, well I'm outta here. I would never eat here, I would never eat here anyway.

And none from Bull Durham?

Crash: Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. ... Good Night.

Crash: You don't want a ballplayer; you want a stable pony.
Skip: Nah.
Crash: Well, my triple-A contract gets bought out so I can hold some flavor-of-the-month's dick in the bus leagues, is that it? Well, fuck this fucking game! I quit, all right? I fucking quit.
Crash: Who we play tomorrow?
Skip: Winston-Salem. Batting practice at 11:30.

And I think I only saw 1 Tombstone quote.

Doc Holliday: And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?
Kate: You don't even know him.
Doc Holliday: Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him.

Ike Clanton: What is that Holiday? Twelve hands in a row? Ain't nobody that lucky.
Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

Okay, I'll stop. But none from Slapshot? Roadhouse?

Also, am I the only anal-retentive-movie-quote bastard who wanted to correct every misquote on the list?

After looking back on mine, I suppose most of mine are exchanges, not quotes. Oh well.
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