11 famous movie quotes we get wrong every time

11 famous movie quotes we get wrong every time

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To me, a good pop culture reference is golden. When done right, it can be an immediate indicator of whether I'll be friends with someone. When done wrong, well... you end up with that one guy who never got the memo that quoting "Napoleon Dynamite" fell by the wayside in 2003. And the movie came out in 2004. (Sorry.)

Try as we might, here are some movie quotes we just can't get right, no matter how many times we hear "Uh, that's not actually what they say."

#1 Star Wars

Quoted line: "Luke, I am your father."

Actual line: This is arguably the most frequent, and most famous, misquote of all time. How many times have you heard someone say "Luke, I am your father," either in real life or in other forms of pop culture? What Darth Vader really said was less of a dramatic declaration and more of a simple response to a question. Luke says, "[Obi] told me you killed [my father]." And Darth's all, "No, I am your father."

#2 Star Trek

Quoted line: "Beam me up, Scotty."

Actual line: Some argue that the closest thing Captain Kirk uttered was, "Scotty, beam us up," while others claim he said, "Beam us up, Scotty." Whatever the case, he definitely misquoted.

#3 Snow White

Quoted line: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"

Actual line: Disney’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" movie showed the wicked Queen actually asking, "Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?" While it makes sense that she'd call a living, talking, future-predicting mirror by its proper name, it does sound weird.

#4 Dracula

Quoted line: "I want to suck your blood!"

Actual line: Typically, this is attributed to the 1931 "Dracula" movie, only it was never actually in it. Tim Burton did use the line, though, in his 1994 movie "Ed Wood."

#5 Silence of the Lambs

Quoted line: "Hello, Clarice"

Actual line: "Good evening, Clarice." Not as creepy, which bums me out.

#6 Tarzan

Quoted line: "Me Tarzan, you Jane!"

Actual line: This line was actually a summary of a scene where Jane and Tarzan take turns pointing at themselves while saying their names. Finally, Tarzan says (while pointing to each of them), "Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan."

#7 The Wizard of Oz

Quoted line: "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" or "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto" or "We're not in Kansas anymore."

Actual line: We say this quote many different ways, and all of those ways are wrong. Dorothy actually said, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

#8 Dirty Harry

Quoted line: "Do you feel lucky, punk?"

Actual line: I can totally see why everyone shortens this, since it's part of a longer monologue. However, this particular line was truncated from this: "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

#9 A Few Good Men

Quoted line: "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!"

Actual line: Again, the quoted line is a more succinct version of what's actually said. "You want answers?" - "I want the truth." - "You can't handle the truth!" Close enough.

#10 Star Wars (again)

Quoted line: "May the force be with you."

Actual line: Man, "Star Wars" misquotes are rampant. It's not so much that this quote wasn't said, but that it's almost always wrongly attributed to Obi-Wan Kenobi. He said, "The force will be with you... always," "Luke, the force will be with you," and "Use the force, Luke. Let go, Luke. Luke, trust me." But he never actually said "May the force be with you." It was Han Solo who said the famous line. #NerdKnowledge

#11 Anchorman

Quoted line: "Well, that escalated quickly."

Actual line: I'm not sure how frequently this is quoted in real life, but I've seen it on the internet a bunch. It's a misquote of a line said by Ron Burgundy following a fight with local anchormen (that turns super violent, grenades and all). Ron Burdundy actually says, "Boy, that escalated quickly."

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