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    Best Movie One Liners

    Some of these are cliches for good reason.

    "I like crotchety old men. I hope to live long enough to be one some day." John Wayne as Rocklin. Tall in the Saddle.

    "Anyone else want to negotiate?" Bruce Willis as Corbin Dallas. The Fifth Element.

    "Go ahead. Make my day." Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in Sudden Impact.

    "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Robert Duvall as Lt.Col. Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now.
    I love the smell of Hoppes #9 in the morning.

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    "Nobody's perfect". Joe E.Brown Some Like It Hot 1959

    "Round up the usual suspects". Claude Raines Casablanca 1942

    "Fasten your seat belts,it's gonna be a bumpy night." Bette Davis All About Eve 1950

    "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" Alfonso Bedoya Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948

    "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz 1939

    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Clark Gable Gone With the Wind 1939

    "You talkin' to me?" Robert De Niro Taxi Driver 1976

    "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." Marlon Brando On the Waterfront 1954

    "What we've got here is failure to communicate." Strother Martin Cool Hand Luke 1967

    "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Ali McGraw Love Story 1970

    "May the Force be with you." Harrison Ford Star Wars 1977

    "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." Marlon Brando The Godfather 1972

    That's a dozen. Want more?
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    ^ Heck, no, you used up most of the good ones already.

    Some of my favorites:

    "A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool... an axe, a shovel, or anything." (Alan Ladd)

    And then there's Rhett to Scarlett (not the obvious quote you're thinking of):

    "A good lashing with a buggy-whip would benefit you immensely." (It's in the book; I'm not 100% sure it made it into the movie, though.)

    Others:

    "I coulda been a contender!" (On The Waterfront.)

    "We fellas have our offices high up in these buildings so we can catch the wind and go wherever it blows." (Obscure, Martin Balsam in "A Thousand Clowns.")

    "Zippedy-dooh-dah, zippedy-yay, my, oh, my, what a wonderful day!" (Song of the South.)

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    "Gun control is not about public safety, crime reduction, or 'the children.' Gun control is about power. The people have it, and the government would rather they didn't." (An internet poster, not myself.)

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    Sorry.Terry! DJ started a good one. Being a movie freak,once started, it is hard for me to stop. You added some good ones.
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    "I don't want to kill you and you don't want to be dead."

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    "Major, you're beginning to bore the hell out of me...."

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    Just so you know, .....we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas

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    From my favorite James Cagney movie, White Heat,1949, as Jimmy goes out with an explosive bang!

    "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" Edmond O'Brien,later Johnny Dollar,does the honors!

    "A man's got to know his limitations."

    'Harry Callahan' Magnum Force 1973

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    "I think he got the point."
    --James Bond (Sean Connery), Thunderball,after killing Vargas (Philip Locke) with a speargun

    I'll toss others up as I remember 'em...

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    Very good Six. You know, I really believe this OT sub forum is gonna become the coolest spot on the Web.

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    "Have you got your revolver, Watson?" (Holmes in one of the Basil Rathbone movies. I can't forget that baritone nasally twang.)
    "Gun control is not about public safety, crime reduction, or 'the children.' Gun control is about power. The people have it, and the government would rather they didn't." (An internet poster, not myself.)

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    "Nobody, I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog!" - Dirty Harry Callahan, "The Enforcer."


    "Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?" - Josie Wales, "The Outlaw Josie Wales"

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    The one old guy movie line I remember is- When policemen break the law there is no law only a fight for survival. - Unfortunately I don't remember which movie it is.

    The second old guy movie line comes from my late uncle's favorite called "Ruckus." When the leading lady said "they are all hunters, they will kill you." The star replied simply- "I can handle that."

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    "You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass. " Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.

    "Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino.

    "He not only plays. He can shoot too." Jason Robards as Cheyenne in Once Upon a Time in the West.

    "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk." Eli Wallach as Tuco in The Good The Bad and The Ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Selena View Post
    The one old guy movie line I remember is- When policemen break the law there is no law only a fight for survival. - Unfortunately I don't remember which movie it is.
    "When policemen break the law, then there isn't any law - just a fight for survival." Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack in Billy Jack.
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    From "Texas Across the River:
    "Why couldn't you be a Comanche?" - Dean Martin
    "Mother run too fast." - Joey Bishop



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    "Few of the great tragedies of history were created by the village idiot, and many by the village genius." Thomas Sowell
    "Sometimes absurdity is worth it for its own sake." Andrew Breitbart
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    "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Peter Finch Network 1976

    "Rosebud". Orson Welles Citizen Kane 1941

    "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Anthony Hopkins Silence of the Lambs 1991

    "Bond. James Bond." Sean Connery Dr. No 1962

    " I am big! It's the pictures that got small!" Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard 1950

    "Why don't you come up and see me?" Mae West She Done Him Wrong 1933

    "Here's looking at you, kid." Humphrey Bogart Casablanca 1942

    "You can't handle the truth!" Jack Nicholson A Few Good Men 1992

    "After all, tomorrow is another day!" Vivian Leigh Gone With the Wind 1939

    "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." Grouch Marx Animal Crackers 1930

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    this one just tickled me when I first heard it, and never left the back of mind

    Main Force Patrolman Charlie to MFP Roop in Mad Max: "You're blaspheming again. I don't have to work with a blasphemer."

    Charlton Heston as Robert Neville in The Omega Man, the last man on earth, wrecks his car: "There's never a cop around when you need one."
    Cogito me cogitare; ergo, cogito me esse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selena View Post
    The one old guy movie line I remember is- When policemen break the law there is no law only a fight for survival. - Unfortunately I don't remember which movie it is.
    Billy Jack
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    Most of the Governator's lines from T2

    "Yippee kay aye" Die Hard

    "They can our lives, but they will never take our freedom" Mel Gibson Braveheart

    "Charlie don't surf" Robert Duvall Apocypse Now

    "Rule 1 be nice" Swayze Roadhouse

    "Gentleman prepare to defend yourselves" Sam Shepherd We Were Soldiers

    "Frackin' toasters" BSG
    When the going gets tough the tough get cyclic!
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    Not movie but TV...

    "IF I decide to kill you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing me, and you'll be armed."--Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), Firefly

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    "They call me Mister Tibbs!" Sidney Poitier In the Heat of the Night 1967

    "We rob banks." Warren Beatty Bonnie and Clyde 1967
    "A man's got to know his limitations."

    'Harry Callahan' Magnum Force 1973

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    Not Really A One Liner But...

    They aren't forgotten because they haven't died. They're living right out there, Collingwood and the rest. And they'll keep on living as long as the regiment lives. The pay is $13 a month and their diet is beans and hay. It may be horsemeat before this campaign is over. They fight over cards or rotgut whiskey but share the last drop in their canteens. Their faces may change, the names. But they're there. They're the regiment, the regular army--now and fifty years from now.
    LTC Kirby York in Ft. Apache
    It is your dissatisfaction with what IS that is the source of all of your unhappiness. Matthew Scudder

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    "Sometimes absurdity is worth it for its own sake." Andrew Breitbart
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