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'
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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


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

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

  • Apollo 13


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

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

  • Casablanca


    The misquote: "Play it again, Sam."

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

  • Dirty Harry


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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

  • Field of Dreams


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

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

  • Wizard of Oz


    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


    The misquote: "He's alive!"

    The actual quote: "It's alive!"

  • Silence of the Lambs


    The misquote: "Hello, Clarice."

    The actual quote: "Well, Clarice."

  • Planet of the Apes


    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


    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


    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


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

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

  • Cool Hand Luke


    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


    The misquote: "Beam me up, Scotty."

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

  • Wall Street


    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


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

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

  • Gone With the Wind


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

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

  • Tarzan


    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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