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
Misquote: Luke, I am your father. Actual Quote: No, I am your father.
Misquote: We’re gonna need a bigger boat! Actual Quote: You’re gonna need a bigger boat!
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!
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
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
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
Misquote: Hello, Clarice. Actual Quote: Good evening, Clarice.
Field of Dreams
Misquote: If you build it, they will come. Actual quote: If you build it, he will come.
Misquote: “Houston, we have a problem”. Actual Quote: “… Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem.”
Misquote: Do you feel lucky, punk? Actual Quote: You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?
Misquote: Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me? Actual Quote: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?
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.