12 Most Famous Misquoted Movie Lines

Some lines from famous films have been re-told the wrong way by the general public, people hardly remember what the original quote sounded like.

In movies like The Empire Strikes Back, Casablanca, Jaws, Planet of the Apes and others with a few iconic lines of script in them, there are often a mistake or two being made when repeating those quotes after watching the film.

The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

Misquote: Luke, I am your father. Actual Quote: No, I am your father.

Jaws

Jaws

Misquote: We’re gonna need a bigger boat! Actual Quote: You’re gonna need a bigger boat!

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Misquote: Get your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn dirty ape! Actual Quote: Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damn dirty ape!

The Godfather

The Godfather

Misquote: I wanna make him an offer he can’t refuse. Actual Quote: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Misquote: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest of them all? Actual Quote: Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all?

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Misquote: Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. Actual Quote: Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

Misquote: Hello, Clarice. Actual Quote: Good evening, Clarice.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Misquote: If you build it, they will come. Actual quote: If you build it, he will come.

Apollo 13

Apollo 13

Misquote:  “Houston, we have a problem”. Actual Quote:  ”… Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Misquote: Do you feel lucky, punk? Actual Quote: You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?

The Graduate

The Graduate

Misquote: Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me? Actual Quote: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you? 

Casablanca

Casablanca

Misquote: Play it again, Sam. Actual Quote: You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can. Play it!

For a few more quotes, this time of the geeky kind, you should familiarlize yourself with, check out 15 Quotes Every Geek Should Know.

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