Weekly 10 Best Movie Quotes #2
This is a weekly posting of ten movie quotes that have made a lasting, memorable impression with audiences. In no particular order, here is this week’s best movie quotes. There are links to earlier and later installments at the bottom.
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Beatrix Kiddo or "The Bride" (Uma Thurman) - Kill Bill Volume 2
“Bitch, you don’t have a future.”
This prediction is in response to Elle’s (Daryl Hannah) claim that Beatrix’s weapon of death is going to be hers in the immediate future. In an awesome display of hand-to-hand combat, the fight between the two assassins is dirty (chewing tobacco to the face and dipped in the toilet) and brutal. After crossing blades at the battle’s conclusion, "The Bride" tears her former associates only remaining eye from its socket and squishes it between her toes.
Forest (Tom Hanks) - Forest Gump
“Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates.”
The renowned line from the timeless movie is our introduction to the pure-hearted Forest. The memorable phrase owes its effectiveness to the impeccable performance of Tom Hanks. However, this only marks the beginning of Forest’s remarkable journey and experiences through the history-rich story, which will forever be present in our hearts.
Happy (Adam Sandler) – Happy Gilmore
“The price is wrong bitch.”
Prone to anger, Happy Gilmore is unable to keep his cool as a tantalizing member of the crowd continues to provoke him. As his game suffers because of his frustration, his tournament partner, Bob Barker begins to comment on his performance. This in turn leads to an altercation between Happy and the Price is Right host. Surprisingly strong for his age, the game show host pummels Gilmore, as he responds with, “I don't want a piece of you. I want the whole thing!”
E.T. - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
“E.T. phone home.”
Steven Spielberg’s short, brown, plant-loving, extra-terrestrial utters this famous line in the unforgettable scene, while indicating his place of origin with the oversized finger. This marks the transition point in the film of the alien getting an SOS out to his fellow space explorers. As we all know, not only did he successfully transmit the pickup request, but the message was received.
Mike Eruzione (Patrick O'Brien Demsey) - Miracle
Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell): “Who do you play for?”
Mike Eruzione: "I play for the United States of America!"
Miracle is the retelling of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice,” where the United States triumphed over the Soviet Union’s hockey team and went on to obtain the gold. Although the film is riddled with memorable quotes and lines of inspiration, this one certainly stands out. Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) forces the team to perform seemingly endless line drills and only stops after Mike Eruzione’s response. As the team is comprised of young men from all across the country, this scene and line are symbolic for the team coming together as the historic United States Hockey Team. This inspirational moment is one of many that distinguish the miraculous story from others in the genre.
Carol Anne (Heather O’Rourke) - Poltergeist
Steven Spielberg’s paranormal story is arguably one of the best modern haunted house movies. With that said, it’s hard not to associate this infamous line with the horror classic. Young Carol Anne, who is the central focus of the supernatural attacks on the Freeling’s family, introduces us to the otherworldly beings that she dubs “TV People.”
King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) - 300
“This is Sparta!”
Parodied countless times in pop culture, this declaration has become synonymous with Frank Miller’s exaggerated, but stylish movie adaptation of the brave 300 Spartans. King Leonidas is not a man to be disrespected on the battlefield, let alone in his own house. The powerful warrior makes this perfectly clear while yelling this phrase as he sends the Persian Ambassadors plummeting to their deaths.
Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) - Rocky II
“Yo Adrian, I did it!”
Although Rocky Balboa lost his initial matchup with Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), the original Rocky was about going the distance, as opposed to achieving victory. However, the second installment in the series says the hell with that and Mickey (Burgess Meredith) pushes Rocky to the limit with his unconventional training techniques (epic montages). The Italian Stallion’s second showdown with the heavy weight champion results in a win and the uttering of this famous line. A follow up to the underdog story, Rocky II is a solid sequel to the masterpiece that was the original.
Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) - Toy Story
Buzz: “One minute you're defending the whole galaxy, and, suddenly, you find yourself sucking down darjeeling with Marie Antoinette... and her little sister.”
Woody (Tom Hanks): "I think you've had enough tea for today, let's get you out of here Buzz."
Buzz: “Don't you get it? You see the hat? I am Mrs. Nesbitt!”
Toy Story was one of the first Disney films to demonstrate Pixar’s computerized, realistic animating styles. While the story is solid, it’s the exceptional cast’s performance and the rich characters that make this movie so memorable. This scene in particular is simply hilarious. After discovering he’s not a real space ranger, Buzz is having trouble accepting that he’s a toy. Everyone has different ways of coping with the undesirable truth and Buzz’s gender confusion is comically ingenious.
Johnny - Home Alone (Angels With Filthy Souls)
Johnny: “Hey, I tell you what I’m going to give you Snakes. I’m going to give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yellow, no good keister off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead.”
Snakes: "Alright Johnny I'm sorry. I'm going."
Johnny: “1, 2, 10 (sinister, maniacal laughing). Keep the change you filthy animal.”
This one comes from a fictional film within a movie. Besides the comical shenanigans of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), I don’t think anyone would argue that the scene with this black and white classic is the most memorable part of the film. Johnny is truly ruthless as he guns down unsuspecting Snakes, who had just stopped by to collect. The fictional gangster would make a second cameo in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
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