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Can You Fix These Messed Up Movie Quotes?
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Do you get a little irritated when people mess up iconic movie quotes in your presence? You might even get so annoyed that you take the time to look up the actual quote, correct the mistake and do a vocal impression along with the corrected quote. If you know how James Bond takes his martinis, or you are ready to throw your arms in the air and scream what Jack screamed in "Titanic," you're probably a movie buff ... or you're at least someone who likes to quote them, and who could blame you? Some of the greatest quotes ever spoken have come from the big screen, and whether you're a fan of the classics or you just seem to know every great movie quote of all time, you probably love to correct people when they mess up said quotes. If so, it's your lucky day.
We found 35 of the most famous movie quotes of all time, but we just can't seem to get them right, so come on, movie buffs! It's your chance to correct us dozens of times over ... trust us, we're totally blanking on how these go. Take this quiz to see if you can help us out.
Tom Hanks delivers the memorable "Houston, we're in trouble" line in "Apollo 13." How does that line actually go?
The thing that makes this line so memorable is the fact that it was delivered in a very calm manner, when in fact, the three astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission were in grave danger from the time of the explosion to the time they landed.
Hollywood Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment/The Kennedy/Marshall Company
"The Sixth Sense" was a memorable movie. Which line goes a little like this: "I saw ten people"?
Anyone who claimed to predict the ending of "The Sixth Sense" before seeing it the first time is most likely lying. While there were a few hints here and there, the movie was so focused on the ghosts being scary, no one really thought it was possible.
An ominous voice whispers, "If you call him, he will appear" to the main character in "Field of Dreams" ... wait, not it doesn't. What does the ominous voice actually say?
Loosely based on the true story of an Iowa farmer who built a baseball field in the middle of his cornfield, "Field of Dreams" takes the magic to a new level, and takes the farmer on one heck of a journey.
Castle Rock Entertainment/Nelson Entertainment
In "When Harry Met Sally", there's an iconic scene at a diner. After putting on quite the show, someone says "I'll have what she ordered," or something like that. What do they actually say?
In this very memorable scene of "When Harry Met Sally," we see Meg Ryan give a performance that probably should have stayed in the bedroom. Of course, it's a hilarious moment for adult audiences. Did you know that it's director Rob Reinier's mom who says the iconic line?
Can you fix this line from the 1931 version of "Frankenstein"? "It survived! It survived!"
The original line was "It's alive! It's alive! In the name of God! Now I know what it's like to be God!" This was cut, due to the fact that it could have offended religious groups and others who don't think anyone should be playing God.
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Clint Eastwood delivers a line kind of like this one: "Go ahead, get out of the way." Do you know the right line?
Clint Eastwood has been growing his fan base since he started acting. Although he usually gives a dry delivery, it is perfect in the form of an angry detective. "Dirty Harry" was one of his most memorable roles.
Carolco Pictures/Pacific Western Productions/Lightstorm Entertainment/Le Studio Canal+ S.A.
The "Terminator" movies gave us a lot of great catch phases. Do you think you can fix this one for us? "Have some pasta, baby."
Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably the most popular action star of all time. He hit his peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, showing us that big muscles and one-liners were all you needed for success.
TriStar Pictures/Gracie Films/Vinyl Films
"You're my other half" is NOT the line from "Jerry McGuire" that everyone knows. Do you know the right line?
"Jerry McGuire" delivered some of the best lines that a movie could. From "Show me the money!" to "You complete me," this movie was both exciting and heartwarming ... even if it was a little unrealistic.
Wendy Finerman Productions
"Super is as super loves" is NOT a line from "Forrest Gump." What is the line we're looking for?
The character Forrest Gump not only inspired people to do more and better with what they had, he also gave us some of the best lines that his mama taught him over the years. If anyone called him stupid, he would respond with this line.
Icon Productions/The Ladd Company
The famous line from "Braveheart" that goes kind of like this: "They may take our wives, but they'll never take our liberty!" is actually what?
Historical war movies have been popular for decades, and "Braveheart" shows just how epic they could be. Mel Gibson stars as a man who certainly knew how to deliver excellent and inspiring speeches.
Eon Productions/Danjaq S.A.
How does James Bond take his martini in "Goldfinger"? "Mistaken for words."
Though many actors have played James Bond over the years, it is his signature martini order that people like to remember. Even if you haven't seen the movies, you probably know exactly how to get him the drink he wants.
Do you know what happens every time a bell rings, according to "It's a Wonderful Life"? "Every time a bell rings, a couple falls in love."
"It's a Wonderful Life" is one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time, and this line is the one that sticks with people throughout the year. Of course, in the film, it's mocked, but in the end, the truth is out there ... Great job, Clarence.
Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures
Doc tells Marty "Where we're going, we don't need toads" ... kind of ... in "Back to the Future." Do you know what the real line is?
The "Back To The Future" series has become well-loved over generations of movie watchers. It has excellent characters, fun stories and hilarious moments that you can't forget ... including this line that makes everyone beg for a sequel.
Mike Nichols/Lawrence Turman Productions
"Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?" is NOT the correct question from "The Graduate". Do you know what Dustin Hoffman really asks?
Dustin Hoffman stars in "The Graduate." It's a film about a young man who recently graduated from college and still doesn't know what he wants to do with the rest of his life. The situations he finds himself in aren't very fun, but he ultimately arrives at a resolution.
Zanuck/Brown Company/Universal Pictures
"You're gonna need a billy goat" is NOT the right line from this memorable "Jaws" moment. Do you know the right line?
When you're trying to attract a shark, you have to throw some blood into the ocean. However, when you see the size of that shark, you might be just a little bit stunned. In which case, you will definitely need a bigger boat.
The Producer Circle Company/Peregrine Productions/Hawk Films
In "The Shining" when Jack Nicholson breaks down the door, what does he say? "Here's mommy!"
While the novel "The Shining" shows us the slow fall into madness, the film attempts to do so in a much faster way. Luckily for the film, Jack Nicholson can play one crazy man in the craziest way possible.
Do you think you can help us with this line from "A League of Their Own"? "There's no signing the baseball!"
If you ever played little league, chances are you've heard this line more than once ... whether it was said to you or another player. The best part about this line is that it's true ... you can't be crying, even if your manager is yelling at you.
Paramount Pictures/Alfran Productions
In which famous quote from "The Godfather" do we see people loving on some desserts? "Leave the ziti, take the fresh jelly."
"Leave the gun, take the cannoli" isn't necessarily the most memorable line from "The Godfather" series, but it is one of the most quoted. It's an odd moment where a juxtaposition of a hit and good food come together in a way that isn't awkward, somehow.
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios
Buzz Lightyear's signature line was said in nearly all of the "Toy Story" films. Can you help us fix it: "To the moon and back!"
The "Toy Story" franchise warmed our hearts and our homes with its memorable characters and endearing moments. The most memorable line from the movie comes from Buzz's buttons and what he says before he attempts to fly.
Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment
What does E.T. tell Elliot he needs to do? "E.T. follow moon."
When a boy finds an alien in his shed, things get a little crazy. As any child would, Elliot does his best to keep the alien hidden, but of course curiosity comes into play, and the government gets involved.
Castle Rock Entertainment/Columbia Pictures
Do you think you can help us with this line from "A Few Good Men"? "You can't handle this booth!"
Any movie with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore is going to be excellent, no matter who wrote it. However, Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" was a hit across the board, and this line has been used as a cultural reference dozens of times since it was delivered in 1992.
Touchstone Pictures/Amblin Entertainment
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" taught us that not all cartoons are necessarily for kids. Jessica Rabbit says something like this: "I'm not a rabbit. I just run that way." Do you know the actual line?
Mixing animation and live-action was not unheard of when "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was released. However, giving the tone of the movie a more adult feel was something that most people didn't expect.
Warner Bros. Entertainment
"Casablanca" had some of the most memorable lines in movie history. Can you help us with this one: "Here's a drop of dew, kid"?
The 1942 classic "Casablanca" is an interesting movie all around. A nightclub owner is asked to help his ex-girlfriend and her husband get out of the country quickly, as Germans are after him.
Darth Vader gives a big plot twist and one heck of a reveal when he says something like: "I am your brother" ... do you know the actual line?
People think that Darth Vader says, "Luke, I am your father," but what he actually says is "No, I am your father," in response to Luke accusing Vader of killing his father. Vader later tells Luke to search his feelings, and he will know it to be true.
What does Dorothy have to say three times to get home? "Where's the place where I've grown?"
While it was simple enough to put on magic shoes and say "There's no place like home," the good witch lets Dorothy know that she wasn't told this secret sooner because she wouldn't have believed her. You have to admit, Dorothy would have at least tried if she was told sooner.
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios
Dori is a fan favorite for those who love the "Finding Nemo" movies. What does she say to keep herself going? "Just deep singing."
Dory is a fish who suffers from short-term memory loss. This has posed a lot of problems for her, but after she meets Marlin, she realizes that friendship can remain and be remembered, as long as she just keeps swimming.
"We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto" is a commonly misquoted line. What are the actual words?
While most people think that the phrase is "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto," the actual line is just a little different. You can't blame us for messing this one up, because pretty much everyone else does too.
Fox 2000 Pictures/Regency Enterprises/Linson Films
Can you tell us the first rule of fight club? It goes something like this: "You don't walk around in scrubs."
Both the first and second rule of fight club are that you simply don't talk about fight club. Nearly every member of fight club breaks these two rules after the first meeting, because there seems to be a lot of new faces at the second meeting.
Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Feature Animation
Do you remember what Mufasa tells Simba belongs to the lions? "Everything the sun shines on belongs to us."
At the beginning of "The Lion King," we get to see Mufasa teach his son as much as he can about being a king. Simba takes the lessons a little lightly, and can't wait to rule and own everything. Unfortunately, Mufasa doesn't get to teach Simba everything.
Bill/Phillips Productions/Italo/Judeo Productions
Robert DiNero asks the mirror a simple question in "Taxi Driver." Do you know what that question is? "Are you looking for me?"
Driving a cab in New York City might be an interesting job, but it isn't the most fun job in the world. When Travis Bickle takes the job, he starts a slow decent into insanity, and things just get worse from there.
Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics/Legendary Pictures/Syncopy
When Heath Ledger played the Joker, how did his catchphrase go? "I'm dead serious."
Playing the most terrifying Joker to date was a big role for Heath Ledger, but he nailed it. The line "Why so serious?" was enough to give you chills if you ever heard it outside of the film ... or in the film itself.
Walt Disney Productions
What does the Cheshire Cat tell Alice? "We're all sad here."
As Alice is looking for the white rabbit, she runs into the Cheshire Cat. He's not that great at giving directions, but he does tell Alice that it's impossible to stay away from the crazies in Wonderland.
"The Help" was a hit movie. Can you fix this quote for us? "You has mind. You has heart. You are fortunate."
"The Help" is based on a novel that really brought a lot of things to light. While the upper middle class did their standard deeds, African American women across the country were being taken advantage of.
Walt Disney Productions
The fairy godmother tells Cinderella that "Even barnacles have a little rhyme." ... Wait, that's wrong. Do you know the right line?
Life doesn't happen in an instant, and changes always take time. That's why it's so important to remember that even if you're experiencing a miracle, it doesn't necessarily happen as quickly as you want it to.
The "Star Wars" franchise has many quotable lines. People often say something like "May the force be in you" ... what's the actual line?
"Star Wars" fans are probably cringing a little bit, especially if they see that others may have gotten this question wrong. However, most people do know that "May the force be with you" is one of the most quoted lines from the movie.
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