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LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 10:46 AM
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The American Film Institute's list of top 100 quotes from U.S. movies, with film title and year of release:

1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," "Gone With the Wind," 1939.

2. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," "The Godfather," 1972.

3. "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am," "On the Waterfront," 1954.

4. "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

5. "Here's looking at you, kid," "Casablanca," 1942.

6. "Go ahead, make my day," "Sudden Impact," 1983.

7. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up," "Sunset Blvd.," 1950.

8. "May the Force be with you," "Star Wars," 1977.

9. "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night," "All About Eve," 1950.

10. "You talking to me?" "Taxi Driver," 1976.

11. "What we've got here is failure to communicate," "Cool Hand Luke," 1967.

12. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," "Apocalypse Now," 1979.

13. "Love means never having to say you're sorry," "Love Story," 1970.

14. "The stuff that dreams are made of," "The Maltese Falcon," 1941.

15. "E.T. phone home," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," 1982.

16. "They call me Mister Tibbs!", "In the Heat of the Night," 1967.

17. "Rosebud," "Citizen Kane," 1941.

18. "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!", "White Heat," 1949.

19. "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!", "Network," 1976.

20. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," "Casablanca," 1942.

21. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti," "The Silence of the Lambs," 1991.

22. "Bond. James Bond," "Dr. No," 1962.

23. "There's no place like home," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

24. "I am big! It's the pictures that got small," "Sunset Blvd.," 1950.

25. "Show me the money!", "Jerry Maguire," 1996.

26. "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?", "She Done Him Wrong," 1933.

27. "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!", "Midnight Cowboy," 1969.

28. "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By,"' "Casablanca," 1942.

29. "You can't handle the truth!", "A Few Good Men," 1992.

30. "I want to be alone," "Grand Hotel," 1932.

31. "After all, tomorrow is another day!", "Gone With the Wind," 1939.

32. "Round up the usual suspects," "Casablanca," 1942.

33. "I'll have what she's having," "When Harry Met Sally...," 1989.

34. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow," "To Have and Have Not," 1944.

35. "You're gonna need a bigger boat," "Jaws," 1975.

36. "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," 1948.

37. "I'll be back," "The Terminator," 1984.

38. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," "The Pride of the Yankees," 1942.

39. "If you build it, he will come," "Field of Dreams," 1989.

40. "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get," "Forrest Gump," 1994.

41. "We rob banks," "Bonnie and Clyde," 1967.

42. "Plastics," "The Graduate," 1967.

43. "We'll always have Paris," "Casablanca," 1942.

44. "I see dead people," "The Sixth Sense," 1999.

45. "Stella! Hey, Stella!", "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1951.

46. "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars," "Now, Voyager," 1942.

47. "Shane. Shane. Come back!", "Shane," 1953.

48. "Well, nobody's perfect," "Some Like It Hot," 1959.

49. "It's alive! It's alive!", "Frankenstein," 1931.

50. "Houston, we have a problem," "Apollo 13," 1995.

51. "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?", "Dirty Harry," 1971.

52. "You had me at 'hello,"' "Jerry Maguire," 1996.

53. "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know," "Animal Crackers," 1930.

54. "There's no crying in baseball!", "A League of Their Own," 1992.

55. "La-dee-da, la-dee-da," "Annie Hall," 1977.

56. "A boy's best friend is his mother," "Psycho," 1960.

57. "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good," "Wall Street," 1987.

58. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," "The Godfather Part II," 1974.

59. "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again," "Gone With the Wind," 1939.

60. "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!", "Sons of the Desert," 1933.

61. "Say 'hello' to my little friend!", "Scarface," 1983.

62. "What a dump," "Beyond the Forest," 1949.

63. "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?", "The Graduate," 1967.

64. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!", "Dr. Strangelove," 1964.

65. "Elementary, my dear Watson," "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," 1929.

66. "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape," "Planet of the Apes," 1968.

67. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine," "Casablanca," 1942.

68. "Here's Johnny!", "The Shining," 1980.

69. "They're here!", "Poltergeist," 1982.

70. "Is it safe?", "Marathon Man," 1976.

71. "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!", "The Jazz Singer," 1927.

72. "No wire hangers, ever!", "Mommie Dearest," 1981.

73. "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?", "Little Caesar," 1930.

74. "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown," "Chinatown," 1974.

75. "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers," "A Streetcar Named Desire," 1951.

76. "Hasta la vista, baby," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," 1991.

77. "Soylent Green is people!", "Soylent Green," 1973.

78. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL," "2001: A Space Odyssey," 1968.

79. Striker: "Surely you can't be serious." Rumack: "I am serious ... and don't call me Shirley," "Airplane!", 1980.

80. "Yo, Adrian!", "Rocky," 1976.

81. "Hello, gorgeous," "Funny Girl," 1968.

82. "Toga! Toga!", "National Lampoon's Animal House," 1978.

83. "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make," "Dracula," 1931.

84. "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast," "King Kong," 1933.

85. "My precious," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," 2002.

86. "Attica! Attica!", "Dog Day Afternoon," 1975.

87. "Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!", "42nd Street," 1933.

88. "Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!", "On Golden Pond," 1981.

89. "Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper," "Knute Rockne, All American," 1940.

90. "A martini. Shaken, not stirred," "Goldfinger," 1964.

91. "Who's on first," "The Naughty Nineties," 1945.

92. "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac ... It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!", "Caddyshack," 1980.

93. "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!", "Auntie Mame," 1958.

94. "I feel the need -- the need for speed!", "Top Gun," 1986.

95. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary," "Dead Poets Society," 1989.

96. "Snap out of it!", "Moonstruck," 1987.

97. "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," 1942.

98. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," "Dirty Dancing," 1987.

99. "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!", "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.

100. "I'm king of the world!", "Titanic," 1997.

I never really understood #13 and unless #26 is the first time people got it on in a movie then why would it be on here.

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:00 AM
I never really understood #13 and unless #26 is the first time people got it on in a movie then why would it be on here.

Well, its famous quotes and that is a most famous one from Mae West (#26). As for #13, I've never seen Love Story, but the quote has become part of culture (like Mae West's) and that was what they were going for.

My question is how could Its a Wonderful Life not be mentioned even once? Come on!!

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:04 AM
Also, they have two from The Graduate (another movie I have never seen) and they have "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me" rated lower than "Plastics" - what the heck is "Plastics?"

They showed a short clip, and I understand its probably funny and in context of the movie, but no way is that a better movie quote than the Mrs. Robinson line.

TRF
06-22-2005, 11:06 AM
And how does this gem not make?

"And for my next impression... Jesse Owens." Blazing Saddles.

zombie-a-go-go
06-22-2005, 11:11 AM
56. "A boy's best friend is his mother," "Psycho," 1960.

:thumbup:

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:11 AM
And how does this gem not make?

"And for my next impression... Jesse Owens." Blazing Saddles.

"Where all the white women at?"

KronoRed
06-22-2005, 11:13 AM
Never seen Casablanca but I guess I should see it, it's a non stop quoting machine ;)

zombie-a-go-go
06-22-2005, 11:13 AM
Never seen Casablanca but I guess I should see it, it's a non stop quoting machine ;)

And as a film it doesn't quite suck, either. :cool:

LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 11:14 AM
How about this one for anyone in college after 1995:

"Principal: Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." Billy Madison

zombie-a-go-go
06-22-2005, 11:18 AM
Of course, my favorite film isn't on there...

"They're coming to get you, Barbara!"

or

"Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up."

:evil:

Joseph
06-22-2005, 11:22 AM
How did "Luke, I am your father" not make it?

Red Leader
06-22-2005, 11:24 AM
How about this one for anyone in college after 1995:

"Principal: Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul." Billy Madison

True classic. I had that as my sig at one time.

MrCinatit
06-22-2005, 11:26 AM
"She's my daughter...she's my sister...she's my daughter...she's my sister."
"Lord, bless this Jeep."
"I'm out of order...you're out of order...this whole courts out of order!"
"Don't ask me about my business, Kay."
"Mother! No! Blood!"
"Luke...I am your father."
"... .... .... This one goes to eleven."
"Frank and beans!"
"Ahm yer Huckleberry."
"Yippe Kay-yah, M------------."
"Madness! Madness! Madness!" (that may be an U.K. film)
"Lighten up, Francis."


those are just off the top of my head...

Johnny Footstool
06-22-2005, 11:30 AM
96. "Snap out of it!", "Moonstruck," 1987.

???

KronoRed
06-22-2005, 11:31 AM
What about KHAN! from Star Trek II? ;)
http://www.khaaan.com/

Red Leader
06-22-2005, 11:32 AM
What about

"Dude, that was my skull.....I'm so wasted"

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Red Leader
06-22-2005, 11:33 AM
Or:

"Way to go, Hamilton"

Roy Tucker
06-22-2005, 11:33 AM
Never seen Casablanca but I guess I should see it, it's a non stop quoting machine ;)
Krono, can you lean in a little closer so I can smack you...

Make it a double header. Watch Casablanca and then Woody Allen's "Play It Again Sam" (saw that as a double feature once at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs). I think you'd like early Woody Allen.

MrCinatit
06-22-2005, 11:34 AM
What about KHAN! from Star Trek II? ;)
http://www.khaaan.com/

i was actually about to put that one on my list - even before seeing your post, Krono.
however, after having visited the site, i have no choice but to burn the DVD. no...not make a copy of it. catch it on fire.

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:35 AM
""I'm out of order...you're out of order...this whole courts out of order!"


How that one didn't make it I'll never know.

LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 11:36 AM
Long Duk Dong: No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.
Long Duk Dong: What's a happenin' hot stuff?

Sixteen Candles for those that haven't seen it

KronoRed
06-22-2005, 11:37 AM
i was actually about to put that one on my list - even before seeing your post, Krono.
however, after having visited the site, i have no choice but to burn the DVD. no...not make a copy of it. catch it on fire.

:laugh: :laugh:

Come on..who doesn't love some Shatner overacting? :D

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:39 AM
I have never seen Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane, On the Waterfront, any Bogart movie ever.

Puffy
06-22-2005, 11:39 AM
How bout "Me love you long time"

zombie-a-go-go
06-22-2005, 11:42 AM
"Charlie don't surf."

KronoRed
06-22-2005, 11:44 AM
Bueller? Bueller??

LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 12:08 PM
Steve McCroskey:" Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue"

Airplane

RedsBaron
06-22-2005, 12:16 PM
Never seen Casablanca but I guess I should see it, it's a non stop quoting machine ;)
I counted six separate quotes from the film, and there are several others they could have included, such as:
"I stick my neck out for nobody."
"I gave them the best table. Knowing they were Germans, they would have taken it anyway."
"I came to Casablanca for the waters. What waters?-this is a desert. I was misinformed."
"Can you see us in London? Get there and I'll tell you. Can you see us in New York City? Major, there are some sections of New York I'd advise you to stay out of."
"You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!"
"Save me Rick!"
These quotes are from memory, so there are not verbatim.

Chip R
06-22-2005, 12:27 PM
Whither: "Hello Peter, what's happening? Listen, are you gonna have those TPS reports for us this afternoon?"

guttle11
06-22-2005, 12:29 PM
92. "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac ... It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!", "Caddyshack," 1980.

for that to be 92 is a crime. But it wasnt even the best line from caddyshack.

"its easy to grin when you ship has come in
and you've got the stock market beat.

But the man worth while is the man who can smile,
when his pants are too tight in the seat.

ha ha ha Ok pookie"

guttle11
06-22-2005, 12:32 PM
Whither: "Hello Peter, what's happening? Listen, are you gonna have those TPS reports for us this afternoon?"

That'd be great.

guttle11
06-22-2005, 12:36 PM
how bout this doosy from that classic Not Another Teen Movie

DAD-" If this Jake fella is only dating you to get in your pants, then I'd say.... go out with him. I mean, you certainly could use the popularity points, and if he likes you, maybe those kids will stop throwing bags of sh :censored: on the porch"

Chip R
06-22-2005, 12:37 PM
for that to be 92 is a crime. But it wasnt even the best line from caddyshack.

"its easy to grin when you ship has come in
and you've got the stock market beat.

But the man worth while is the man who can smile,
when his pants are too tight in the seat.

ha ha ha Ok pookie"
:lol:

guttle11
06-22-2005, 12:38 PM
Tweeter- "those are some nice mount me hats you got there."

Cop-" Mount me?"

Tweeter- " Well maybe after a few drinks."

Puffy
06-22-2005, 01:20 PM
Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life son.

LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 01:35 PM
Tweeter- "those are some nice mount me hats you got there."

Cop-" Mount me?"

Tweeter- " Well maybe after a few drinks."

Ah but you missed the point of the list it is all qoutes from one person not conversations between actors. Not to nit pick.

Blimpie
06-22-2005, 03:59 PM
Best....Ever.....

L. Nielsen: "Niiiiice beaver!"
P. Presley: "Why, thank you. I just had it stuffed!"

'Nuff said.

guttle11
06-22-2005, 04:27 PM
Ah but you missed the point of the list it is all qoutes from one person not conversations between actors. Not to nit pick.


good point. Yes, I did miss it

LincolnparkRed
06-22-2005, 04:30 PM
good point. Yes, I did miss it

I was thinking of all these cool Tommy Boy exchanges or things from the Blues Brothers but normally the best lines in those movies are embedded in a conversation with another character.

Red Leader
06-22-2005, 04:42 PM
"Hi, I'm looking for Ray Finkle......and a clean pair of shorts."

Jeremy Piergallini
06-22-2005, 05:12 PM
A few from a great film:


Gunnery Sergeant Hartman:
Today... is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few marines! God has a hard-on for marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?

Crazy Earl: These are great days we're living, bros. We are jolly green giants, walking the Earth with guns. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we're gonna miss not having anyone around that's worth shooting.

Door Gunner: Anyone who runs is a V.C.! Anyone who stands still... is a well-disciplined V.C.!

Da Nang Hooker: Hey, you got girlfriend Vietnam? Me so horny. Me love you long time.

Falls City Beer
06-22-2005, 05:16 PM
"Bo Derek's ****, I like sex." Spicoli

Jeremy Piergallini
06-22-2005, 05:21 PM
Peter Gibbons: Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.

This is a quote from Office Space that says it all, as I sit in my cubicle typing this.

Johnny Footstool
06-22-2005, 05:32 PM
"Bo Derek's ****, I like sex." Spicoli

Actually, that was Jefferson's little brother talking to Spicoli right before the wreck.

Falls City Beer
06-22-2005, 06:08 PM
Actually, that was Jefferson's little brother talking to Spicoli right before the wreck.

Right you are!

Larkin411
06-22-2005, 07:40 PM
My question is how could Its a Wonderful Life not be mentioned even once? Come on!!

Yeah that's ridiculous, almost every quote in that movie is part of the pop culture lexicon but then I don't know what criteria the AFI was using. I personally always liked the "Now you listen to me. I don't want any plastics and I don't want any ground floors, and I don't want to get married ever to anyone!"

Yachtzee
06-22-2005, 08:16 PM
"It's good to be the King."

"Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia...and a cup of hot fat."

MrCinatit
06-22-2005, 08:28 PM
"We're on a mission from Gahd."

RBA
06-22-2005, 08:31 PM
Capt. Clarence Oveur: Joey, you like movies about gladiators?

redsfanmia
06-22-2005, 08:45 PM
My personal favorite movie quote is from Hardcore starring George C. Scott " Man im Big Dick Black, Im every womans dream, I knew this was a scam you didnt want to hire a brother!".

Falls City Beer
06-22-2005, 08:45 PM
Team America: "America...**** Yeah!"

Big Donkey
06-23-2005, 12:54 AM
(frown slowly turns into a cheesy grin): So you're tellin' me there's a chance....

pedro
06-23-2005, 01:04 AM
Team America: "America...**** Yeah!"

baka laka daka

pedro
06-23-2005, 01:05 AM
List seems pretty lite on comedy, which is where most of my favorite movie quotes come from.

"bring me a bucket" - The Meaning of Life

MrCinatit
06-23-2005, 07:32 AM
i've noticed that even the list is supposed to be quotes from U.S. movies, there are a few U.K. movie quotes in there (the original Bond, for instance).
heck, if we are to accept U.K. movie quotes in there then:

"It's only a flesh wound."
"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

of course, we also have from the states:
"Yeah, baby!"
"We're on a mission from Gahd."
"Party on, dudes!" (i believe this is literally the cinematic moment which gave the word "dude" a higher meaning, for want of a better phrase.)
"Ah, but he tasks me. He tasks me" (a nod to Krono)


i STILL can't figure out how "Luke...I am your father" didn't make it. i mean...come on! am i missing something here?

RBA
06-23-2005, 08:53 AM
Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Jeremy Piergallini
06-23-2005, 04:28 PM
Mayor Vaughn: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.

Quint: You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water, our shark.


(THIS ONE WAS IMPROVISED, ACCORDING TO SPIELBERG, HE THOUGHT IT WAS SO GOOD, HE LEFT IT IN)
Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol' fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Brody: Smile you son of a *****.

Puffy
06-23-2005, 04:30 PM
"You're gonna need a bigger boat" was on the list.

M2
06-23-2005, 04:35 PM
"Just remember, wherever you go ... they you are."

westofyou
06-23-2005, 04:42 PM
Betty Finn was a true friend and I sold her out for a bunch of swatchdogs and diet cokeheads. Killing Heather would be like offing the Wicked Witch of the West..wait east..west, God I sound like a physco.

RedsBaron
06-23-2005, 04:42 PM
(THIS ONE WAS IMPROVISED, ACCORDING TO SPIELBERG, HE THOUGHT IT WAS SO GOOD, HE LEFT IT IN)
Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol' fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


That was improvised? Wow! If that's correct, I am so impressed by Robert Shaw, whom I always thought was a good actor anyway.

Jeremy Piergallini
06-23-2005, 04:43 PM
A few from one of my favs. Great series, WWII series and movies should pick up as this generation is starting to diminish due to age.

Bill Guarnere: "Crazy Joe" McKlosky was f---ing nuts... that's why they called him "Crazy Joe".

Lt. Speirs explains to Pvt. Blithe how to cope with fear]
Ronald Speirs: We're all scared. You hid in that ditch because you think there's still hope. But Blithe, the only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it.

Richard D. Winters: [real life interview with Winters where he quotes Mike Ranney on how he answered a question his grandson once asked him] I treasure my remark to a grandson who asked, "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?" "No", I answered, "But I served in a company of heroes".

Carwood Lipton: [real life interview with Lipton where he recites a quote from William Shakespeare] From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

Col. Sink: Kids, I just had a conversation with General LeClerc. He told me he was first into Paris, and by God, he wanted to be first into Berchtesgaden. I told him I understood his point. Now you fire up Second Battalion and out flank that French son of a *****!

Carwood Lipton: [narrating as Captain Speirs runs across the battlefield] They didn't shoot, probably because they couldn't believe their eyes from what they saw. But the most amazing thing was, after he made contact with I company, he came back.

Jeremy Piergallini
06-23-2005, 04:45 PM
Baron,
Benchley and another screenwriter could not agree on what Quint was to say, so Quint made it up, ran it by them, and they loved it. He wrote it himself, except The Indianapolis didn't go down on the 29th of June, it was the 30th of July 1945.

Puffy
06-23-2005, 04:47 PM
From Spaceballs:

"What's the matter Colonel Sanders.....chicken?????"

And from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut:

"I once farted on the set of Blue Lagoon."

classics!

westofyou
06-23-2005, 04:49 PM
Baron,
Benchley and another screenwriter could not agree on what Quint was to say, so Quint made it up, ran it by them, and they loved it. He wrote it himself, except The Indianapolis didn't go down on the 29th of June, it was the 30th of July 1945.

They were drunk too IIRC (the actors)

M2
06-23-2005, 04:50 PM
BTW, Theo Epstein's grandfather is responsible for 6% of the AFI list.

westofyou
06-23-2005, 04:51 PM
BTW, Theo Epstein's grandfather is responsible for 6% of the AFI list.

And David Crosbys father is responsible for the long upward shot of Gary Cooper in the climax of High Noon.

pedro
06-23-2005, 04:57 PM
"Just remember, wherever you go ... they you are."

Buckaroo Banzai. Nice.

Quoted it underneath my senior year book picture along with "when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

westofyou
06-23-2005, 05:04 PM
Slater: George Washington was in a cult, and the cult was into aliens, man.

Slater: Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.


Tony: [describing his dream] So there I am, getting it on with this perfect female body and...
Mike: What?
Tony: I can't, I'm too embarrassed.
Mike: No, you can't give a build up like that and not deliver.
Tony: Well, it had the head of Abraham Lincoln. Top hat, beard, everything.

Ms. Ginny Stroud: Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.

Wooderson: The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin', man. L-I-V-I-N.

M2
06-23-2005, 05:10 PM
Slater: George Washington was in a cult, and the cult was into aliens, man.

Slater: Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.


Tony: [describing his dream] So there I am, getting it on with this perfect female body and...
Mike: What?
Tony: I can't, I'm too embarrassed.
Mike: No, you can't give a build up like that and not deliver.
Tony: Well, it had the head of Abraham Lincoln. Top hat, beard, everything.

Ms. Ginny Stroud: Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you're being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July brouhaha, don't forget what you're celebrating, and that's the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn't want to pay their taxes.

Wooderson: The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin', man. L-I-V-I-N.

Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

Mike: I'm just trying to be honest about being a misanthrope.

redsfanmia
06-23-2005, 05:41 PM
[QUOTE=M2]Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

You beat me too it! I love that line.

M2
06-23-2005, 05:43 PM
Buckaroo Banzai. Nice.

Quoted it underneath my senior year book picture along with "when the going gets wird, the weird turn pro"

I've come to believe we've led parallel lives.

I had three quotes tossed from yearbook consideration. Finally they told me right before the thing went to press I could get a quote in, but I had to choose something in the next two minutes, so I wrote a nonsense poem:

TRUTH AND SALIVATION
Give me a dolphin that plays the kettle drums
The moon is a bawdy thing
I have but one pan-dimensional, walrus-slaying teeter-totter to give
For whom the toast tolls, it tolls for hypersensitive kinkajous

They actually had to check on kinkajous to make sure I wasn't being subversively offensive.

M2
06-23-2005, 05:44 PM
Wooderson: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.

You beat me too it! I love that line.

I thought Matthew McConaughey deserved an Oscar for his deliverance of that line alone.

pedro
06-23-2005, 05:51 PM
I've come to believe we've led parallel lives.

I had three quotes tossed from yearbook consideration. Finally they told me right before the thing went to press I could get a quote in, but I had to choose something in the next two minutes, so I wrote a nonsense poem:

[i]
I have but one pan-dimensional, walrus-slaying teeter-totter to give


that line itself is truly brilliant.

I'm going to use it when the Rumsfeld has me executed at Gitmo.

westofyou
06-23-2005, 06:02 PM
I'm going to use it when the Rumsfeld has me executed at Gitmo.

Did you get the invitations for that printed yet?

pedro
06-23-2005, 06:05 PM
Did you get the invitations for that printed yet?

nope. jen's doing them.

TRF
06-23-2005, 07:23 PM
The quote that launched 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.

And my favorite Kurt Russell lines:

When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

What does that mean? Huh? "China is here." I don't even know what the hell that means.

Okay, I get the picture White Tigers, Lords of Death, guys in funny suits throwing plastic explosives while poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake, huh? Sure, okay, I see Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and a hundred howlin' monkey temples, and that's just for starters, right? Fine! I'm back! I'm ready, goddammit let me at 'em!

All I know is that this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of a goddamn alley while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds while he just STANDS there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him with LIGHT coming out of his mouth!

and finally....


Ok, you people! Sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn... call the president.

RBA
06-23-2005, 07:37 PM
I heard this quote recently. I don't know if it is an actual quote or not. ;)

From the movie "Deep Throat" "Do you mind if I smoke while you are eating?"

Yachtzee
06-23-2005, 08:25 PM
"Warriors...come out and PLAAAEEEAAAY!"

A few from "The Princess Bride"

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

"Have fun storming the castle"

"INCONCEIVABLE!"

"Ha-ha, you fool. You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia', but only slightly less well known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line.' Hahahahahah."

"Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work. But I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped."

"As you wish"

"Wrong. Your ears you keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear God! What is that thing," will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever."

Vizini - "No more rhymes. I mean it!"
Fezzik - "Anybody want a peanut?"

M2
06-23-2005, 08:29 PM
"Stacy, I gotta go."

"My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

"You know Brad, I always thought you were cute."

"Doesn't anybody knock?"

redsfanmia
06-23-2005, 09:31 PM
"You maniacs!!! You blew it up!!!!! Damn you damn you all to HELL!!!!!!!!"

redsfanmia
06-23-2005, 09:39 PM
[QUOTE=TRF]The quote that launched 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.
Got to love Lloyd Dobler.

TRF
06-23-2005, 10:50 PM
Lloyd, Lloyd all null and void...

Dude! she ditched you in the Malibu? that's like your castle!

Yachtzee
06-23-2005, 11:05 PM
"The Dude abides"

Redsfaithful
06-23-2005, 11:47 PM
"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold."

"What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country."

RedsBaron
06-24-2005, 06:16 AM
A few quotes from John Wayne westerns that could have been included:
"That'll be the day." Wayne's oft-repeated line in "The Seachers" inspired the Buddy Holly song of the same name.
"Fill your hand, you son of a *****"-Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit," his Oscar winning role.
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence."

There were a ton of lines from George C. Scott's opening speech in "Patton" that could have made the list.
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" had the lines: "Who are those guys"; "Can I move? I shoot better when I move"; and "You keep thinking Butch, that's what you're good at." Larry Csonka used the "who are those guys" comment to Jim Kiick in a game played by the Dolphins while he and Kiick were being called Butch and Sundance by the media.
There's also the signature line I have here from "Field of Dreams," to say nothing of "If you build it he will come" and "go the distance."

MrCinatit
06-24-2005, 07:00 AM
"Warriors...come out and PLAAAEEEAAAY!"



GREAT quote, great movie...one which i actually do believe should be on the list, or at least on the outskirts.

RedsBaron, i agree with your two field of dreams quotes (especially "Hey...Dad..."). i would also make a very strong argument for James Earl Jones' speach...as well as Annie's speach in Bull Durham.
also gotta agree with "Who are those guys?" I think i gave that a nod early on...if i did not, i did mean to.

RedsBaron
06-24-2005, 09:16 PM
GREAT quote, great movie...one which i actually do believe should be on the list, or at least on the outskirts.

RedsBaron, i agree with your two field of dreams quotes (especially "Hey...Dad..."). i would also make a very strong argument for James Earl Jones' speach...as well as Annie's speach in Bull Durham.
also gotta agree with "Who are those guys?" I think i gave that a nod early on...if i did not, i did mean to.
Kevin Costner also had a great speech in "Bull Durham," the one he concluded with the comment about deep wet kisses or something like that.
I liked Mel Gibson's speech as William Wallace before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in "Braveheart": "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." He then says something about how if they don't stand and fight, they will later be willing to give up every day between then and that just to have the chance to come back to tell the English that they can "never take away our FREEDOM!" Everytime I hear that speech I want to go hit Prince Charles. :p:

Yachtzee
06-24-2005, 11:58 PM
A couple of my favorites from "The Karate Kid"

"Get him a body bag!"

"Sweep the leg Johnny"

And here's a classic from "Billy Madison"

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."