Film quotations meme

Here are some rules
1. Pick 20 of your favourite films.
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each film.
3. Post them for passing internet traffic to guess.
4. When somebody someone guesses correctly, I’ll cross out the quote and cite the name of the guesser, and of the film.
5. No Googling, Yahooing, or (God help you) Windows Live! Searching, or otherwise using search functions for the source of the quotes; that’s cheating and it ruins what little fun can be had.

Good luck!

I reckon this is very hard, but I’ve tried to go with a range of films and a variety of quotes from the obvious to the, uh, not anyway. We’ll see how you do, shall we?

Here are some quotes from films
1. Sorry, guys. It takes more than going down to your local video store and renting ‘Easy Rider’ to be a rebel. — Flashback / Ruth

2. You’re not seriously gonna believe this man, are you? Are you? He isn’t even from round here! — Hot fuzz / Heather

3. You didn’t just call to say ‘Merry Christmas,’ did you?! Hah. You have no-one else to call! — Catch me if you can / Matt in the Hat

4. Come on you miserable fat-head, get that fat-ass truck outta my way! [I’ve made that as easy as I possibly can, btw, but it’s still a hard nut to crack…] — Duel / Ruth

5. Goddammit, I’d piss on a spark plug if I thought it’d do any good! — Wargames / Pacifist

6. It leads everywhere. Get out your notebook. There’s more.

7. Character #1: I’ll kill him! I’ll kill him!
Character #2: (Calmly) You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you.
— Twelve angry men / MitH

8. His bath was tepid? Poor [Female Lead]! I’m afraid her married life will be the same! — Mark of Zorro (1940) / Anne

9. You swine! My regimental tie!

10. Character #1: I was Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.
Character #2: So was Hitler.
Character #1: Ah, not twice.
— My fellow Americans / Ruth.

11. Character #1: Just because you’re English doesn’t mean you have to hide your emotions.
Character #2: I’m Irish, we let people know how we feel. Now fuck off.
— After the sunset / Pacifist

12. You call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all these kids? — It’s a wonderful life / Claire

13. Character #1: I know I gave him four THREES. He had to make a SWITCH. We can’t let him get away with that.
Character #2: What was I supposed to do – call him for cheating better than me, in front of the others?
— The sting / MitH

14. The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me! — Animal house / BenL

15. Since you’re new here, I’m gonna cut you a break… today. So, why don’t you make like a tree and get outta here? — Back to the future / MitH

16. Well, I’ve been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that’s the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones! You sure you got today’s codes? — Dr. Strangelove / Statto

17. Here’s to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning.

18. (Having caused the drowning of two people): I was sorry about the girl, but found some relief in the reflection that she had presumably during the weekend already undergone a fate worse than death. — Kind hearts and coronets / Ruth

19. Character #1: I didn’t know you could fly a plane.
Character #2: Fly, yes. Land, no.
— Indiana Jones and the last crusade / Anne

20. I’m afraid Communism was just a red herring — Clue / MitH

Happy Super Bonus Question!
These are the assignment desks, one for each of the lines. This is the BMT, the IRT. Here’s the IND. There’s our artist in residence. And right through here’s our operations lieutenant, Enrico Patrone, who on weekends works for the mafia. — Taking of Pelham one two three / Pacifist

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  1. On January 05, 2009 Statto says:

    This is mad impossible, like.

    16: Doctor Strangelove ??
    19: pissed me off so much I had to Google it. But that’s cheating.
    The rest: no idea. Like actually none. Have I seen any of these films?

  2. On January 05, 2009 Matt In The Hat says:

    3. Catch Me If You Can
    7. Twelve Angry Men
    13. The Sting
    15. Back To The Future
    20. Clue

  3. On January 06, 2009 The Pacifist says:

    Heh. I can get about a dozen of these but I’ll just leave a couple:

    5. Wargames
    11: After the Sunset

    Bonus: Taking of Pelham 123

  4. On January 06, 2009 Scatman Dan says:

    All of the once I could have guessed have already gone. Grr.

  5. On January 06, 2009 Scatman Dan says:


    I think I meant “ones”.

    I think I need sleep.

  6. On January 06, 2009 Anne says:

    8: Basil Rathbone for President. Zorro.

    19: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Though I need to watch them all again – I wouldn’t have remembered which one that was from if I hadn’t done my own meme the other day. :)

    I knew Back to the Future and wish I’d been around earlier to beat everyone to it (though how much earlier than 5am anyone can expect me to be up on a normal day I don’t know). I’m also convinced I know at least one of 9, 10 and 11 but my innate lawfulness prevents me from looking them up.

  7. On January 06, 2009 Ruth says:

    I can add a fair few but, like pacifist, I shall just do a couple:

    1. Flashback
    10. My fellow Americans

    I know I’ve seen 2, but I just can’t place it. Ah, well, it’ll come to me I’ve no doubt.

  8. On January 06, 2009 Mister JTA says:

    People are doing better than I expected!

    Dan, there’s at least another four in there that you’ve seen.

    Anne: you do indeed know 10 and 11; you may know 9, but I’ve no way of knowing… (11’s gone now, of course)

    Nuts. I have to sort myself out for work in Lending…

  9. On January 06, 2009 Claire Q says:

    12 is “It’s a Wonderful life”

  10. On January 06, 2009 Anne says:

    I remember now. I saw each of those films once only, and during one of them I was being distracted by someone nameless, so I don’t feel too bad at only recognising the quotes. I don’t think I know any of the others.

  11. On January 06, 2009 Ruth says:

    I’ve given everyone else many hours to have a go, so here’s a couple more:

    4. Duel
    18. Kind Hearts and Coronets

  12. On January 07, 2009 Heather says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Is 2 Hot Fuzz?!

  13. On January 07, 2009 Statto says:

    That’s humiliating, I actually watched Hot Fuzz on December 30th. Just goes to show how little the words contribute to the content of speech, really, dunnit?

  14. On January 09, 2009 BenL says:

    No. 14 is “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and its spoken by Dean…Wormer?