Challenge yourself to see how many of these classic movie quotes you can remember.
This might be an iconic line to shout in the middle of an argument nowadays, but it comes from the 1992 film “A Few Good Men” (which actually started out as a stage play written by Aaron Sorkin). If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll remember Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup yelling it at Tom Cruise’s character, Lieutenant Kaffee.
What you may not know is that the line wasn’t in the original script — Nicholson improvised it on set.
If you’re a comic book fan, this one is easy. It’s no secret that this line is in the (Tobey Maguire version) “Spiderman” movie, but it didn’t originate there. Instead, it comes from the comics.
Now used as a taunting challenge, this line came from two 1980s films. Clint Eastwood made the line famous in the 1983 movie “Sudden Impact,” but it was first used a year earlier in “Vice Squad.”
This 1927 line from “The Jazz Singer” is more than just a catchy phrase. It was one of the first lines spoken in film. Al Jolson, the most popular actor of the time, uttered the line.
You only get credit for this quote if you yell it from the bow of a boat. You may remember Leonardo DiCaprio's final, tragic scene in “Titanic,” but this remains a popular phrase to shout during moments of pride or strength. Just watch out for any ominous icebergs.
What’s now used as the epitome of New Yorker speech came from “Midnight Cowboy” in 1969. Like Colonel Jessup’s line, this one was improvised when Dustin Hoffman yelled at a taxi driver. And yes, it was a real New York City taxi driver, not an actor.
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