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early_apex
Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 6:22:48 PM
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Here is an invitation to contribute a line from a movie that stuck with you for some reason. Rather than repeat the entire script of The Princess Bride or Airplane!, I am thinking of quotes that have made their way into your daily speech -- something that touched you in some profound way.

Extra points for remembering who spoke the line and the movie's name (will not add to your point total on the left).

I will start with one of my favorites, and I do use this all the time:
"Man's got to know his limitations." -- Dirty Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Magnum Force

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2JnCXvm_Qc
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"She worships the quicksand I walk on." Steel Magnolias
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"You're gonna' need a bigger boat." -- Brody (Roy Schieder) Jaws
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Dustin Hoffman's father, in the Graduate, asks Dustin's character if his plan is "half-baked?" Dustin replies, No sir, "it's fully baked."
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This is more for comedic awkwardness, but I am forever in love with the lines from Anchorman.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0357413/quotes

I started to type some here, but I would just go on forever, and I'm not sure that people would appreciate it if they didn't already appreciate the film. So if you like the movie or are interested in seeing it, feel free to check out the link for the quotes.
Luftmarque
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Off the top of my head (now there's an idiom that might be worth investigating) I know a couple from Lawrence of Arabia: "I don't want to be part of your big push" and "The trick is in not caring that it hurts"
risadr
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"Your mom goes to college." -Kip, Napoleon Dynamite

Of course, Napoleon Dynamite is one of the most quotable movies I've ever seen, and it's fun to quote, even if the quotes don't mean anything.
Raparee
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 10:48:26 AM

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You know, oddly, I can only think of "Goddamn prarie dog burrows!" from Tremors (every time we step in a hole unexpectedly) and "Game over, man, game over!" from Aliens. My family tends to movie-quote all the time that being put on the spot, I'm drawing blanks! Eep!
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"Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." - The Princess Bride.

Saved by the Bell
Mr. Belding: Screech, you can't elope!
Screech: Who you calling a cantaloupe you melon head?!

"And stop calling me Shirley!"
fred
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 12:21:28 PM
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[Kinder has just finished a psychiatric evaluation of Reisman's troops]

Major John Reisman: So what does that give you?
Capt. Stuart Kinder: Doesn't give me anything. But along with these other results, it gives YOU just about the most twisted, anti-social bunch of psychopathic deformities I have ever run into! And the worst, the most dangerous of the bunch, is Maggott. You've got one religious maniac, one malignant dwarf, two near-idiots... and the rest I don't even wanna think about!
Major John Reisman: Well, I can't think of a better way to fight a war.
kaliedel
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 3:13:43 PM
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Always liked this quote from Schindler's List:

Oskar Schindler: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't.
Amon Goeth: You think that's power?
Oskar Schindler: That's what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he's brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he's going to die. And the Emperor... pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.
Amon Goeth: I think you are drunk.
Oskar Schindler: That's power, Amon. That is power.
Ian Pean
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:13:47 AM
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some of the quotes i remeber are from the army of darkness movie like

This is my boomstick!

Shop smart shop S mart!

Hail to the king baby!

good bad i'm still the one with the gun.


all said by Bruce Campbell as ash.
Raparee
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Ian Pean wrote:
some of the quotes i remeber are from the army of darkness movie like

This is my boomstick!

Shop smart shop S mart!

Hail to the king baby!

good bad i'm still the one with the gun.


all said by Bruce Campbell as ash.

Bruce Campbell is campy lurrrrrve. *grins* I'll watch him in anything. He's so much fun and seems to enjoy every role I've seen him in. I bet he'd be a blast to know.
risadr
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:32:43 PM
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Another good one, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dingo: You must spank her well, and after you are done with her, you may deal with her as you like... and then... spank me.
All: And me. And me too. And me.
Dingo: Yes. Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.
kaliedel
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:03:37 PM
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risadr wrote:
Another good one, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dingo: You must spank her well, and after you are done with her, you may deal with her as you like... and then... spank me.
All: And me. And me too. And me.
Dingo: Yes. Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.


That film is just one great quote after another. "I'm being oppressed!"
fred
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:21:49 PM
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King Arthur: Old woman.
Dennis: Man.
King Arthur: Man, sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?
Dennis: I'm 37.
King Arthur: What?
Dennis: I'm 37. I'm not old.
King Arthur: Well I can't just call you "man".
Dennis: Well you could say "Dennis".
King Arthur: I didn't know you were called Dennis.
Dennis: Well you didn't bother to find out did you?
King Arthur: I did say sorry about the "old woman", but from behind you looked...
Dennis: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior.
King Arthur: Well I am king.
Dennis: Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.


King Arthur: I am your king.
Woman: Well I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Woman: Well how'd you become king then?
[Angelic music plays... ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.



prolixitysquared
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:10:09 PM
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risadr wrote:
"Your mom goes to college." -Kip, Napoleon Dynamite

Of course, Napoleon Dynamite is one of the most quotable movies I've ever seen, and it's fun to quote, even if the quotes don't mean anything.


So true ! Such good stuff.

Don: Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?
Napoleon Dynamite: I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!
Don: Did you shoot any?
Napoleon Dynamite: Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?
Don: What kind of gun did you use?
Napoleon Dynamite: A freakin' 12-gauge, what do you think?

Kip:
Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
Napoleon Dynamite: Since when, Kip? You have the worst reflexes of all time.

Napoleon Dynamite: Last week, Japanese scientists explaced...placed explosive detonators at the bottom of Lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water. Sir Cort Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its local residents and all those who seek for the peaceful existence of our underwater ally.

Napoleon Dynamite: [drinks glass of milk] The defect in that one is bleach.
FFA Judge No. 1: That's right.
Napoleon Dynamite: Yessssssssss.
Napoleon Dynamite: [drinks second glass of milk] This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.
FFA Judge No. 2: Correct.
Napoleon Dynamite: Yessssssssss.
early_apex
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Nick Rivers: Hillary. That's an unusual name.
Hillary Flammond: It's a German name. It means 'she whose bosoms defy gravity'.
Nick Rivers: I'm pleased to meet you. My name's Nick.
Hillary Flammond: Nick? What does that mean?
Nick Rivers: Oh, nothing. My dad thought of it while he was shaving.

(Top Secret!)
early_apex
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Lili Von Shtupp: Hello, cowboy. What's your name?
Tex: Tex, ma'am!
Lili Von Shtupp: "Texmam"? Tell me, Texmam, are you in show business?
Tex: Well, no...
Lilly von Schtupp: Then why don't you get your fwiggin' feet off the stage?

(Blazing Saddles)
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Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Colonel... that Coca-Cola machine. I want you to shoot the lock off it. There may be some change in there.
Colonel "Bat" Guano: That's private property.
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Colonel! Can you possibly imagine what is going to happen to you, your frame, outlook, way of life, and everything, when they learn that you have obstructed a telephone call to the President of the United States? Can you imagine? Shoot it off! Shoot! With a gun! That's what the bullets are for, you twit!
Colonel "Bat" Guano: Okay. I'm gonna get your money for ya. But if you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what's gonna happen to you?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: What?
Colonel "Bat" Guano: You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.

(Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
risadr
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:30:47 AM
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kaliedel wrote:
risadr wrote:
Another good one, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dingo: You must spank her well, and after you are done with her, you may deal with her as you like... and then... spank me.
All: And me. And me too. And me.
Dingo: Yes. Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.


That film is just one great quote after another. "I'm being oppressed!"


How about the ever classic "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!"
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I've always liked the exchange in Fight Club when the two are discussing who, of anyone, they would want to fight:

Tyler Durden: OK - any historic figure.
Narrator: I'd fight Gandhi.
Tyler Durden: Good answer.
Narrator: How about you?
Tyler Durden: Lincoln.
Narrator: Lincoln?
Tyler Durden: Big guy, big reach. Skinny guys fight 'til they're burger.
kaliedel
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:27:23 PM
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risadr wrote:
kaliedel wrote:


That film is just one great quote after another. "I'm being oppressed!"


How about the ever classic "BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!"


Of all the great ones, I love the "shrubbery" scenes the most, especially in reference to cutting down the largest tree in the wood with...a herring.
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I believe that in the movie Coffee & Cigarettes, there is a scene where two men are sitting at a table chatting, and one is talking about 'tree huggers.' The other responds by saying something like, "Oh, but really, they don't like that term. They prefer to be called 'leaf people.'"

I always laugh about this one and love sharing it with others.
early_apex
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Humphrey Bogart taunting mobster/bully Edward G. Robinson:

"Why don't ya show it your gun?"

When Robinson's character is suddenly terrified by a hurricane.

-Key Largo
Betsy D.
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 12:42:34 AM
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LOL - great topic - it could go on forever...

One of my favorites, from Moonstruck: "Ya give those *dogs* another plate of my food, old man, I'm gonna *kick* ya till yer *dead*." (Olympia Dukakis) cracks me up every time.
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From "Young Frankenstein"...well, there are so many but:

Dr Frankenstien,(Gene Wilder)says, Igor will you help me with the bags?"
Igor,(Marty Feldman) says, "you take the blond...I'll take the one in the turban".
early_apex
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Kat wrote:
From "Young Frankenstein"...well, there are so many but:

Dr Frankenstien,(Gene Wilder)says, Igor will you help me with the bags?"
Igor,(Marty Feldman) says, "you take the blond...I'll take the one in the turban".


"Oh boy, pardon me boy, is this the Transylvania station?"

"Ja, Ja, track 29; can I give you a shine?"
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Kat wrote:
From "Young Frankenstein"...well, there are so many but:

Dr Frankenstien,(Gene Wilder)says, Igor will you help me with the bags?"
Igor,(Marty Feldman) says, "you take the blond...I'll take the one in the turban".


"Wait, Master, it might be dangerous ... You go first."

And, I always enjoyed this exchange:

Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him ... the things he'd say to me.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?

Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"

Ian Pean wrote:
some of the quotes i remeber are from the army of darkness movie like

This is my boomstick!

Shop smart shop S mart!

Hail to the king baby!

good bad i'm still the one with the gun.


all said by Bruce Campbell as ash.


"Groovy!"

"Gimme some sugar, baby."

"I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things, right now: Jack and shit ... And Jack left town."

risadr wrote:
Another good one, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dingo: You must spank her well, and after you are done with her, you may deal with her as you like... and then... spank me.
All: And me. And me too. And me.
Dingo: Yes. Yes, you must give us all a good spanking.


There's barely a line in that movie that isn't quotable.

"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

And, here's one I always liked from Peter Jackson's Dead Alive, a.k.a. Braindead.

"You mother ate my dog!"

"... Not all of it."
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Clint Eastwood in "The Outlaw Josie Wales:" "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining."
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From Galaxy Quest - as the pod heads to the planets' surface -

Guy: I changed my mind. I want to go back.
Alexander: After all the fuss you made about not getting left behind on the ship?
Guy: Yeah, but that's when I thought maybe I was the crewman that stays on the ship and something is up there and it kills me, but now I'm thinking I'm the guy who gets killed by some monster five minutes after we land on the planet...
Jason: You’re not gonna die on the planet, Guy.
Guy: Oh, I'm not? I'm not? Then what's my last name?
Jason: It's... I don't know.
Guy: No. Nobody does. Do you know WHY? Because my character isn't IMPORTANT enough for a last name. Because I'm going to DIE five minutes in.
Gwen: Guy, you HAVE a last name.
Guy: Do I? DO I? For all you know I'm just "CREWMAN #6"! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! (hysterical)
Alexander: (sighs) Are we there yet?
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from "The Professionals"

At the end of the movie when one of the characters refers to Lee Marvin's character as a 'bastard', Marvin replies with:
“Yes sir. In my case, an accident of birth. But you, sir, you’re a self-made man.”
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:41:27 AM

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Nothing to contribute, just wanted to thank everybody (esp. the Monty Python and Nap Dynamite posters) for making me and my 13-yr-old son laugh hysterically for the last half-hour. Applause
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"Pie iesu domine, dona eis requiem" followed by a resounding whack from the wooden planks they carry.

I've always loved the monks from "the holy grail"
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Frasier, the beginning of one episode, when obviously desperate rich man called having a problem how to name his yacht.

"Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as The Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem."
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