FAMOUS MOVIE-TV QUOTES - Remember these famous lines?

Sometimes a line from a TV show or movie just grabs the public's fancy and becomes entrenched in our Pop Culture. Phrases like these were once only lines of dialogue in a script writer's head:

Show Me The Money
A Martini, Shaken Not Stirred
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
We'll always have Paris.
What we've got here is a failure to communicate.
Stupid is as stupid does.

There's a million of them that pop up in our lives every day in one form or another. We quote them, paraphrase them and often misquote them. Here are some misquoted movie lines where the incorrect quote has become more pop culture than the original line:

For Instance - the line above from Cool Hand Luke was actually spoken without the "a" in front of the word "failure"!

MISQUOTE: Play it again, Sam.
The actual line: You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can.

MISQUOTE: Do you feel lucky, punk?
The actual line: ....you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?

MISQUOTE: Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
The actual line: Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

MISQUOTE: Beam me up, Scotty
Nope, Not once did Captain Kirk utter those exact words. Oh, please, Captain Picard? Scotty was long retired by then remember?

MISQUOTE: Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!
The actual line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!
HOWEVER: Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges was a parody of the line in Blazing Saddles!

MISQUOTE: I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille
The actual line: All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Here's a few of my favorites sound bytes that have become part of today's pop culture:

From the A-Team

Robert DiNero's famous line from Taxi Driver:

Tom Hank's famous line from A League of Their Own:

The classic line from The Godfather:

And Ricardo Montalban's great line about Revenge in The Wrath of Khan:

My all time favorite Mae West quote:

And one of the best lines I've ever heard uttered, spoken by Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects:

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  1. This was cool. I really loved Tom Hanks speech in "A League of Their Own". I know a line that was never uttered, Cary Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy". Thanks for sharing these. It's always fun over here at your site. By the way, how are things in the Golden State? You should be settled in by now.

  2. Pjazzy - Yup, you're right, Grant never said that exact phrase. In the movie Only Angels Have Wings Grant's girlfriend was named Judy and this might have been the start of the famous misquote. Mr. Grant was always quite gracious about the whole thing and often quite funny:

    "Where is this 'Juday, Juday, Juday' coming from? I don't know anybody named Juday-Juday-Juday. The only Judy I knew was Judy Garland. And when I saw her, there weren't three of 'em!"

    BTW, did you know that Ian Fleming based the character of James Bond partially on Cary Grant??

    Once, when in interviewer said, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," Grant replied humorously "So would I."

    I loved Cary Grant.

  3. Cary Grant was the epitome of sexy too me. Always a gentleman. I miss male and female actors of that era.

  4. Pjazzy - I do too! There was a lot of glamour to Hollywood in those days.

  5. Wow! You should have played our Monday Movie Meme this week! And yes - we misquoted Cool Hand Luke.

  6. To The Bumbles - I shall pop over and check out your Monday Movie Theme.

    Most people do get that quote wrong - the actual quote is somewhat less grammatical than the misquote!

  7. Good work,
    Thanks for sharing such a nice information about to these lines,Its create a very good impression on the viewers and especially on me.


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