From 'Star Wars' to 'Jaws': 22 Films That Are Famously Misquoted

7:00 AM 6/30/2017

by Lexy Perez

Although many films are established in the cinematic world, infamous lines of Hollywood’s most famous films are mistakenly misquoted.

'The Empire Strikes Back,' left, and 'Jaws'
'The Empire Strikes Back,' left, and 'Jaws'
Lucasfilm Ltd./20th Century Fox/Photofest; Universal Pictures/Photofest

While there numerous film lines that have made cinematic history, many moviegoers have suffered from the Mandela effect — remembering something in a particular way, when it is in fact incorrect. Although there are famous lines in some of cinema's most recognized films, several noteworthy one-liners have been flubbed by fans over time.

Whether it's the moment Darth Vader revealed to Luke that he was his father or when Tarzan introduces himself to Jane, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at 22 famous movie lines that are often quoted incorrectly.

  • Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

    1980

    The misquote: "Luke, I am your Father."

    The actual quote: "No, I am your Father."

  • Apollo 13

    1995

    The misquote: "Houston, we have a problem."

    The actual quote: "… Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem."

  • Casablanca

    1942

    The misquote: "Play it again, Sam."

    The actual quote: "Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’ '"

  • Dirty Harry

    1971

    The misquote: "Do you feel lucky, punk?"

    The actual quote: "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"

  • The Graduate

    1967

    The misquote: "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"

    The actual quote: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"

  • All About Eve

    1950

    The misquote: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride."

    The actual quote: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937

    The misquote: "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"

    The actual quote: "Magic mirror o the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"

  • Jaws

    1975

    The misquote: "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"

    The actual quote: "You're gonna need a bigger boat!"

  • Field of Dreams

    1989

    The misquote: "If you build it, they will come."

    The actual quote: "If you build it, he will come."

  • Wizard of Oz

    1939

    The misquote: "Toto, I don't think we’re in Kansas anymore."

    The actual quote: "Toto, I've a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore."

  • Frankenstein

    1931

    The misquote: "He's alive!"

    The actual quote: "It's alive!"

  • Silence of the Lambs

    1991

    The misquote: "Hello, Clarice."

    The actual quote: "Well, Clarice."

  • Planet of the Apes

    1968

    The misquote: "Get your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"

    The actual quote: "Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"

  • The Godfather

    1972

    The misquote: "I wanna make him an offer he can't refuse."

    The actual quote: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

  • Sunset Boulevard

    1950

    The misquote: "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille."

    The actual quote: "All right, Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up."

  • Mommie Dearest

    1981

    The misquote: "No more wire hangers, ever!"

    The actual quote: "No wire hangers! No wire hangers ever!"

  • Cool Hand Luke

    1967

    The misquote: "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

    The actual quote: "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

  • Star Trek

    1979

    The misquote: "Beam me up, Scotty."

    The actual quote: "Beam us up, Scotty."

  • Wall Street

    1987

    The misquote: "Greed is good."

    The actual quote: "The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works."

  • Titanic

    1997

    The misquote: "I'm king of the world!"

    The actual quote: "I'm the king of the world!"

  • Gone With the Wind

    1939

    The misquote: "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn."

    The actual quote: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

  • Tarzan

    1999

    The misquote: "Me, Tarzan. You, Jane."

    The actual quote:

    Tarzan (stabbing himself proudly in the chest): "Tarzan, Tarzan."

    Jane (emphasizing his correct response): "Tarzan."

    Jane (pointing at herself): "I'm Jane."

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