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From the Movie…

Do you speak 'Caddyshack'? I do. I've had this conversation with several women friends, typically after quoting a movie that they didn't see or don't recall. "… and some Funions, man…" is from Half-Baked. "Hello, Clarice" is a bit easier - most women usually get that one. All sorts of movies. I quote quite a few from my favorite movie, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, for my own amusement.

I quote frequently from Austin Powers. James Bond films. Pop culture movies. Fight Club. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Cheesy corny girl flicks (even Stepmom - "I let the string break once…"). It really depends on the situation.

Movies I don't quote from? The English Patient. Movies my ex-girlfriend forced me to watch, and movies I fell asleep watching: The English Patient. The only quote I've got from that movie is "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz."

I prefer the off-quotes. Everyone knows "It's a Cinderella story!" People don't know "and some Funions, man." People don't know "right, because happiness is a violin-playing goat" (Notting Hill). Everyone knows "No, Mr. Bond, I want you to die" but nobody knows "I'm on this tine, and you're over here on this tine" (28 Days kinda - gotta mold it to fit the situation).

What are your favorite off-quotes? Blog and TrackBack on it, comment on it, whatever. Just curious.

10 Responses to "From the Movie…"

  1. "I think he took your wallet! ... I think he took that guys wallet." ~ Back to the Future II

  2. "Don't worry, it's not a threat to you." - Fight Club

    "I thought that corpse was my dead brother. The spleen looked identical." - Fletch

    "Get your patchouli stink out of my store!" - High Fidelity

    More later.

  3. "Nuke it from orbit...It's the only way to be sure." -- Aliens

    "What does 'BAFFLED' mean? What does 'INCOMPETENT' mean?" -- Highlander

    "Help! Help! I'm being repressed! Come see the violence inherent in the system!" -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    I have just realised these are WAY too close to being politically appropos right now.

    I used to be able to do entire spiels of Bill Cosby stand-up routines but have fallen out of practise due to being surrounded by people that don't have English as a first language.

  4. "Lets take him around back and beat the shit out of him." - The American President

  5. "I was the star of the Will Show. And the Will Show isn't an ensemble drama. Guest came and went, but I was the regular. It came down to me, and me alone."

    "Me, I didn't mean anything. About anything. To anyone. And I knew that guaranteed me a long, depression free life."

    Both from About a Boy

  6. "Did he just say 'making fuck'?"

    "She said she did all the work"

    and one I use daily, "This job would be great if it wasn't for the fucking customers." - all 3 from the same movie, take a guess.

    Then there's the references to movies, not full quotes. Like refering to things going to 11.

  7. My favorite movie derived comments come from Office Space. Working in an office, I can really relate...

    Yeah, ... right.

    Can I get you TPS report...

    I just don't feel like it...


  8. Not really a movie, but: "You see at the end of this wormhole lies? A ROOM WITH A MOOSE!!!!" - Zim and also, Gir: Yeah! Zim: No Gir, that's bad

    Spaceballs: "Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb." - Dark Helmet

    Ski Patrol: "Shut up, Myron!"

  9. Get used to disappointment.

    Sleep well and dream of large women.

    Have fun storming the castle!

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Anybody want a peanut?

    Ever heard of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle?


    Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

    We are men of action. Lies do not become us.

    -- All from The Princess Bride.

  10. "It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."

    "Hit it." what my brother and i say whenever we get into a car together. From The Blues Brothers.