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Old 10-28-2016, 09:43 AM
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EVERYTHING ends badly, or else it wouldn't end.
If anyone cares, this was from Tom Cruise's "Cocktail." And I use the line a lot in a sports context.

When a great athlete gets old and goes downhill fast, I remember that line. We always wish great sports careers wouldn't end horribly. But they usually do.
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Old 10-28-2016, 10:30 AM
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If anyone cares, this was from Tom Cruise's "Cocktail." And I use the line a lot in a sports context.

When a great athlete gets old and goes downhill fast, I remember that line. We always wish great sports careers wouldn't end horribly. But they usually do.
I knew it - recognized the line as soon as I read it. There's some great dialogue from "Doug Coglin" in that movie too -

"Bury the dead - they stink up the joint."
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Old 10-28-2016, 08:08 PM
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Lethal Weapon Two" "Because you're blick!"

Cherry 2000: "Can I get you a Pepsi, Honey?"

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Old 10-28-2016, 11:58 PM
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What about "And don't call me Shirley."? Whenever anyone says something beginning with "Surely," I use that line. And they laugh.

What's odd is about half of them have no clue where it comes from
That's the only line you quote from that movie? It's only one of the most quotable movies ever.

"Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?"
"Roger, Roger."
"I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue."
"There's a sale at Penney's!"
"I speak jive."

And on and on...
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:01 AM
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"Hold it between your knees." Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:09 AM
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My wife, I, and even my five-year-old son say "Tight! Tight! Tight!" at least once a week --say, when trying to open a jar of peanut butter.

It was Tuco's reaction to trying out the blue meth in Breaking Bad.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:12 AM
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Movies or TV shows you only quote one line from

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"She fixed it!"
It's a throwaway line in the background after the inlaws befuddle them with a Bundt cake. They "fix" the hole in the cake by sticking a potted plant in the middle.

I don't know why but it's the funniest line in the movie. We use it all the time when we actually fix something or when we're ridiculously proud of something trivial.

A Christmas Story
"I'm not colorblind either"
All purpose line when one of us is annoyed at the other for being stubborn or patronizing.

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Old 10-29-2016, 07:14 AM
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"Serpentine!"
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:38 AM
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"Serpentine!"
But then you have to shout: " I have flames on my car!"
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:49 PM
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I've adopted a line from the 1990s TV show, Herman's Head. The main characters all work in the fact-checking department at a publisher, and the department head is Paul Bracken, a man with a mind like a steel trap. To any trivial, obscure question somebody asks, he instantly has the correct answer. This is always followed by, "Wow! How did you know that?!" And he would always answer:

"I'm Bracken. I know everything!"

My mind works in a similar manner and I also have a tendency to know unexpected facts, so I like to use the line, substituting my own last name.

It's actually my second-favorite line from the show, but my favorite line has rather limited use. There was a scene when one of the female leads asked Herman, "Herman, do you think my skirt is too tight?" And Herman replied:

"Not if you've been shot in the ass and you're trying to stop the bleeding."
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:02 PM
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Oh, there's one line my family uses constantly from "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The

In the movie, David Seville is in traction in a hospital. Alvin causes Dave immense pain, then says, "I'll fix it Dave!" A moment later, he chirps in his high squeaky voice...

"Nope! Made it worse!"

At least once a week, my wife, my son or myself will try to fix something, then squeak, "Nope, made it worse."
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:45 AM
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"Yeah, I know how to read, Rico." (My wife just loooooooves when I use this on her.)

Additionally: "You're a regular Fiorello La Guardia."

ETA: Both from, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." (1974)
One of my favorite movies, and I remain astonished that they cast a perfect Ed Koch mayor years before Ed Koch became mayor (of NYC in '78). How in the holy hell did they do that?


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Once gave my sister an hourslong (yearslong, really) fit of giggles when, after putting my dog's dish down, I grabbed my dog's head and gave him this line - except replacing need with feed. (He wouldn't eat until you showed him some affection.)
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Old 10-30-2016, 09:12 AM
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I've got one:

"I'm on the list. I'm always on the list." John Goodman in Flight.

Definitely the only lines I even remember from that.

Which leads to other Goodman quotes. Getting, inevitably, to

"You want a toe? I can get you a toe, ..."
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Old 10-30-2016, 09:54 AM
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Another thread just brought to mind the one line I quote from A Walk In The Clouds: "Just because I talk with an accent doesn't mean I think with an accent."
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:52 AM
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One just happened in my household. My wife handed me my pocketknife for a task, and said "Here's your knife."

Naturally, I replied in the thickest attempt at an Australian accent I could muster:
"That's not a knife. THAT'S a knife!"

-- Crocodile Dundee
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:07 AM
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One of my favorite movies, and I remain astonished that they cast a perfect Ed Koch mayor years before Ed Koch became mayor (of NYC in '78). How in the holy hell did they do that? <snip>
I'm thinking some kind of dimensional flux that never resolved and if too many people notice/comment on it, it'll become a "jealous phenomenon" and the movie will vanish, never to return, so "mums" the word, please?

Almost every line of dialogue in that film is either a perfect set-up, a perfect punch-line, or excellent follow-through. If you're a daring soul, try reading the original novel sometime--then gasp in horror.



(Forty-Second Street already?)

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Old 10-30-2016, 11:49 AM
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We've watched Blue Bloods through the current season even though its relentlessly righty slant and old-school "cops is always right, even when they's wrong" tone grates occasionally. Tom Selleck just manages to keep delivering - I really hope to see him in a few more Jesse Stone movies and in cameos in the new Magnum.

But the one line I've adopted is his infrequently repeated, "I'm the Police Commissioner Dad. I know everything."
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:51 AM
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From Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: "I love that story," said real smarmy-like. I do a great P-WH voice, which would add a lot, if anyone remembered P-WH.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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I use only one line from No Country For Old Men:

If it ain't, it'll do 'till the mess gets here.
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From The Magnificent Seven: Eli Wallach as the bandit Calvera, explaining his philosophy of plundering the poor villagers:

"If God had not wanted them to be shorn, He would not have made them sheep."
For me, the best line of that movie was (when the poor villagers offer gunman Yul Brynner the pitiful sum they have managed to scrape up by donating everything of value they own):

"I have been offered a lot for my work, but never everything."
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Old 02-13-2017, 01:38 AM
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Or in The Magnificent Seven, when Steve McQueen says to Yul Brynner, "I've never ridden shotgun on a hearse before."
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:35 AM
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The only line I quote from Cast Away is Tom Hanks shouting I HAVE MADE FIRE!

He sounds so elated and triumphant, even though Neanderthals had it down.

So when I find myself struggling do something mundane, and then I succeed...
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I always love the skiing instructions from Better Off Dead: "Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."
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