Your favorite movie quotes

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by fluteplayer07, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Tombstone
    In Tucson US Marshal Crawley Dake has offered Wyatt Earp a job as Deputy Marshal which Wyatt has turned down.

    Wyatt: "I've done my duty. I'm going to Tombstone. I want to get on with my life."

    Dake: "Ah, to strike it rich. That's fine. But I'll tell you that I've never met a rich man who didn't wind up with a guilty conscience."

    Wyatt: "Already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money too. Good day to you."
  2. Julian Shellhammer

    Julian Shellhammer Practically Family

    Just watched Tombstone last night. Turned on the subtitles because my hearing is getting lousy: was surprised at the amount of... er, ah, well, "rough" language that had gotten past me in previous viewings. The story is loaded quotable lines, and one of them is Doc Holliday's comment, post-shoot with Johnny Ringo, "Poor soul. You were just too high-strung. "
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  3. Not meant as a criticism of the movie because I love the movie and its story. But it is interesting to compare the actual history with its portrayal on the screen.

    -- In the movie Wyatt and Virgil are at first reluctant to put on the badge again. Actually it was partially true with Wyatt but Virgil was already a deputy US Marshal at that time. Wyatt didn't really want to go back to law enforcement unless he had to or it was financially rewarding such as being Sheriff. More on that later.

    -- When the Earps first arrived in Tombstone it was with their brother James who wasn't portrayed in the movie even though he took part in some of the events depicted. Morgan joined them a few months later.

    -- Josephine Marcus, alias Sadie Mansfield, had been Sheriff Johnny Behan's mistress for several years before she met Wyatt Earp.

    -- Town Marshal Fred White (played by Harry Carey, Jr in the movie) was not a grizzled old timer but a 31-year-old carpenter who was very well-liked but had no experience as a lawman!

    -- The notorious Birdcage Theater, seen throughout the movie didn't open until December 26, 1881, two months after the Gunfight. Curly Bill Brocius killed Marshal Fred White on the site of the Birdcage Theater which hadn't been built yet.

    -- During the Vendetta Ride in the movie Wyatt and his posse are killing Cowboys left and right. In the actual Vendetta Ride they only killed four; Frank Stilwell, Florentino Cruz (alias Indian Charlie), Curly Bill Brocius, and Johnny Barnes who killed Morgan Earp. Barnes was actually wounded but died from complications months later. Johnny Ringo is believed to have committed suicide in July 1882. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were hundreds of miles away in Colorado at the time. As they had warrants out on them for the killing of Frank Stilwell it's not very likely that they would return to Arizona to "finish the job."

    -- The assassination attempt on Virgil which left him maimed for life happened on December 28, 1881. Morgan Earp was murdered a few months later on March 19, 1882, not on the same night.

    -- The chain of events that led to the Gunfight stemmed from Wyatt's political ambitions. He planned to run for sheriff against Johnny Behan. It was a very lucrative job because the sheriff also served as tax collector and was entitled to 10% of the tax revenue collected. There had been a stagecoach robbery in which the driver and a passenger were killed. Wyatt saw it as an opportunity to bolster his credentials as a lawman. He envisioned a sting operation to ambush the stage robbers. Toward this end he recruited Ike Clanton as an informer promising him the $3600 reward money in exchange for Wyatt taking credit for the killing or capture of the stage robbers.

    However, the scheme never came to fruition as the wanted men were killed in a gunfight with the Haslett Brothers, local ranchers who were later killed by the Cowboys in retaliation before they could claim the reward. Meanwhile Ike grew increasingly paranoid and antagonistic toward the Earps and their friend Doc Holliday fearing that his fellow Cowboys would find out about his collaboration with Wyatt, no doubt with the fate of the Haslett Brothers weighing heavily on his mind.

    Things came to a head when Wyatt asked Doc Holliday, of all people, to speak to Ike and reassure him that their secret was safe. Unfortunately, given the personalities of the two men, it turned into a heated exchange! Instead of mediation, Doc had most likely interpreted his mission as that of threatening to inflict all manner of mayhem on Ike if the latter didn't stop threatening the Earps!
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  4. william08

    william08 New in Town

    “Here's looking at you, kid.” Casablanca, 1942
  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    New York City
    From Dr. No

    Bond: " "That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six."

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  6. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

    Chicago, IL US
    Connery played that killer inside facet to Bond best.
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  7. "Who dropped a truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the Alumni Dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear! Every spring, the toilets explode! As of this moment... Delta House is on secret double probation!"

    ...Dean Wormer, Animal House
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  8. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Sydney Australia
    As Tombstone is a favourite movie of mine, I have to add:

    Johnny Ringo: "You wretched slugs! Haven't any of you got the guts to play for blood?"

    Doc Holliday: "I'm your huckleberry; that's just my game."
  9. Doc Holliday: "...we started a game we didn't get to finish. 'Play for blood,' remember?"

    Johnny Ringo: "Hell, I was just kidding."

    Doc Holliday: "I wasn't."
  10. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

    Mtns. of SW Virginia
    “I have two guns, one for each of you.” ;)
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  11. In the same scene:
    "I'm not going to fight you, there's no money in it."
    ...Wyatt Earp

    Historically Wyatt said that to Ike Clanton, not Johnny Ringo. The drunken confrontation actually occurred the night before the Gunfight after the altercation between Ike Clanton and Doc Holliday at the Alhambra Saloon in which Wyatt and Morgan had to separate the two. As they were leaving, Ike trailed after them and continued to spew threats and tried to challenge them to a fight.
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    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

    Cheapeake Bay Drainage Basin
    From the original Ghostbusters, Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) to Dana (Sigourney Weaver) on hearing her story about the refrigerator, "You hardly ever see behavior like that in a major appliance."
  13. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    New York City
    It's simple, straightforward and says it all:

    "The Maltese Falcon"
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  14. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

    Great Lakes
    "Just wait 'til you taste her meat pie!"

    -the three young sons of recently widowed Pastor Will Hall (Sterling Hayden), trying to convince him of the merits as a potential mate of their accidental babysitter Vermilion O'Toole (Ann Sheridan)... who also happens to be the new star dancer at the local tavern, and a Bad Girl on the run under a false name.

    From "Take Me to Town," a 1953 Western - remarkable what director Douglas Sirk was able to slip by the censors back then.
  15. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    New York City
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  16. From the movie Wyatt Earp

    "My mama said never put off until tomorrow what you can kill today."
    ...Doc Holliday
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  17. Boomerang

    Boomerang One of the Regulars

    Washington State
    "Gentlemen! You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"

    Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964).
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  18. "Soylent Green is People!

    On an interesting note the plot of the 1973 movie takes place in... 2020!
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  19. Howard the Duck

    "I told you, birdbrain, I'm not Jennings!
  20. South Park

    Stan: "Dad, Mom says stop trying to give yourself cancer."

    Randy: "Stan, it's just a little cancer. Tell Mom it's okay."
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