11 Misquoted Movie Lines
It's not: 'Luke, I am your father'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2012 11:15 AM CST
An original Darth Vader costume from the Star Wars films on display in Christie's auction house on October 27, 2010.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sam Greenspan's 11 Points blog runs down some of most commonly misquoted lines in movie history, including:

  • Wrong: If you build it, they will come (Field of Dreams)
  • Right: If you build it, he will come
  • Wrong: Luke, I am your father (Empire Strikes Back)
  • Right: Darth Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. Luke: He told me enough. He told me you killed him. Darth Vader: No. I am your father.
  • Wrong: Hello, Clarice (Silence of the Lambs)
  • Right: Good evening, Clarice
  • Wrong: Play it again, Sam (Casablanca)
  • Right: Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake, play As Time Goes
  • By
Click here for the full list, including the misquoted "greed is good" line from Wall Street.

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ThaSupernova
Jan 22, 2012 4:53 AM CST
I swear they had a story just like this one a couple of months ago...
finkster
Jan 21, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Wrong Chorus: There's no business like show business If you tell me it's so Right Chorus: There's no nepotism in business like show business If you tell me it's so
Observer
Jan 21, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Tip 'o the hat to Ingrid Bergman. Great line, great scene. When the Free French Moroccans outsing the Nazis in Rick's American - it may be the most emotional scene ever filmed. Casablanca remains the best American movie of all time (among many exceptional peers).