Most of these quotes are so iconic people use them in normal conversations all the time. They have become an integral part of our culture. Yet not a single one is right.
1. Dirty Harry
Everyone knows the notorious quote from Dirty Harry that shows how brutal but how manly he can be! “Do you feel lucky punk?”
What he actually said was this.
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The line is so iconic it is directly connected to perceived vanity. “Mirror mirror on the wall. Whose the fairest of them all?”
The line is very similar but it’s not quite that.
“Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”
3. Star Trek (The entire original series)
Every time someone who has never seen Star Trek wants to quote Star Trek they’ll say “Beam me up, Scotty!” The line is so iconic literally everyone knows it.
It’s not even a misquote. It just never happened. A lot of beaming up happens but the line “Beam me up, Scotty!” has never been uttered once in the original series. The only way you could argue it’s existence at all is in the new Star Trek movies directed by JJ. Abrams where the quote “Scotty, beam me up” happens exactly once. No one is sure why this misquote is the one that got so popular.
4. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
The moment this line was said it became the most iconic way to insinuate someone was dumb. “Me Tarzan. You Jane”
The real line is an incoherent mess.
“Jane” “You?” “Tarzan. Tarzan.” “Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.”
5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
We all know the iconic line when Luke finally discovers the truth of who the Sith Lord Darth Vader really is “Luke I am your father”
He didn’t say that at all. The actual dialogue goes as follows.
Darth Vader: “Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father.”
Luke: “He told me enough! He told me you killed him.”
Darth Vader: “No… I am your father.”
What are some other movie misquotes we’ve all come to accept? Let me know in the comments!