Top 6 Misquoted Movie Lines

By July 15, 2009Culture

Do you know the top 6 misquoted movie lines?  I did not do so well.

Thanks to Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine we have the list.  I saw it in their July 2009 edition.  (Their source was a survey from lovefilm.com) Below is a listing of the movie, the wrong line people most often say, and the correct line from the movie.

Number One
Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Wrong: “Luke, I am your father.”
Correct: “No, I am your father.”

Number Two
Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Wrong: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
Correct:  “Magic, Mirror on the wall…”

Number Three
Movie: Dirty Harry
Wrong: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
Correct: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question.  ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

Number Four
Movie: Casablanca
Wrong: “Play it again, Sam.”
Correct: “Play it, Sam.”

Number Five
Movie:  Silence of the Lambs
Wrong:  “Hello, Clarice.”
Correct: “Good evening, Clarice.”

Number Six
Movie: Star Trek Franchise
Wrong:  “Beam me up, Scotty!”
Correct:  Never used in any film or TV series

How many would you have gotten wrong?  There are a couple I want to argue with they seem so real to me.  I thought there was one line from “Gone With the Wind” that is often misquoted, but it didn’t make the list.

I think it is interesting though how things get repeated and before long they are the “new truth”.  It’s a good reminder to consider carefully what we do repeat.

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