You may think you know some of the most iconic lines from classic movies, but your ears or memory may be deceiving you.
If you’ve been going around quoting Darth Vader as saying, “Luke, I am your father,” you’ve been doing it all wrong. And if you think Clint Eastwood asked a robber if the punk felt lucky, that’s not the case at all.
INSIDER rounded up some of the most common movie quotes everyone gets incorrect with help from AMC’s invaluable filmsite.org, which has an extensive list of film misquotes.
Some of them are minor confusions of one of two tiny words. Others, like in “Silence of the Lambs,” are slightly more jarring and flat out incorrect.
Why do we remember some of the biggest quotes in movie history incorrectly?
Keep reading to see some of the biggest movie misquotes of all time. You can check out a more thorough list at AMC’s filmsite here.
Misquote: 'I want to suck your blood!'
Actual movie quote: Nothing. The line was never said.
'I want to suck your blood' was said in 1994's 'Ed Wood' when Dr. Tom Mason was practicing an impersonation of Bela Lugosi.
Misquote: 'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?'
Actual movie quote: 'Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?'
Versions of the incorrect line have been said in countless movies afterward including Disney's '101 Dalmatians' which may make people remember the original movie differently.
Misquote: 'Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore' or 'I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto.'
Actual movie quote: 'Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
A version of the misquote can be heard in 1989's 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' when the siblings are shrunk down in size.
Misquote: 'Luke, I am your father.'
Actual movie quote: 'No, I am your father.'
It didn't help that two subsequent films used similar lines to the misquote. In 'Tommy Boy,' Chris Farley jokes around saying 'Luke, I am your father.'
'Toy Story 2' parodies the iconic 'Star Wars' scene and has Emperor Zurg tell Buzz Lightyear, 'No, Buzz, I am your father.'
Misquote: 'Play it again, Sam.'
Actual movie quote: It's never said. This is what Ingrid Bergman says, 'Play it once, Sam, for old time's sake...Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.''
Misquote: 'Beam me up, Scotty'
Actual movie quote: 'Scotty, beam me up!'
The phrase is never said to Montgomery Scott in the television series or movies. The only time it comes close is when Kirk says the above line in 1986's 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.' The misquote can be heard in several other unrelated movies, which may account for why it became popular. Steve Buscemi's character says it in 'Armageddon' and it's also said in 1984's 'Night of the Comet.'
Misquote: 'Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?'
Actual movie quote: 'Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?'
A play on the incorrect quote was used in Ryan Reynolds' 2002 movie 'Van Wilder' when his character was asked, 'Mr. Wilder, are you trying to seduce me?' The misquote was also used in 2000's 'The Ladies Man.'
Misquote: 'Do you feel lucky, punk?'
Actual movie quote: 'I know what you're thinkin'. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?'
Misquote: 'If you build it, they will come.'
Actual movie quote: 'If you build it, he will come.'
There's no mistaking this one. It's clearly, 'he will come.' So, how did the misquote spread around? It didn't help that it was said in a number of movies that were all released around the same time including 2001's 'How High,' 2002's 'Eight Legged Freaks,' and 2005's 'Racing Stripes' with Jeff Foxworthy.
Misquote: 'Hello, Clarice.'
Actual movie quote:'Good evening, Clarice.'
There is a point later in the film where Hannibal is on the phone with Clarice and says hello, but it's not in the iconic moment that may come to mind. One reason you may mix the two up is because Jim Carrey's character in 'The Cable Guy' says the incorrect line after putting chicken on his face at Medieval Times.
Misquote: 'I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.'
Actual movie quote: 'All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up.
If you do recall hearing the line, it's probably because you heard it in Robin Williams' 'Mrs. Doubtfire.' When he's getting transformed into a woman he tells his brother, 'I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille.'
Misquote: 'My mama always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates.''
Actual movie quote: 'My mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates.''
This is a simple misquote people often swear they heard the other way around. It's one of many examples people attribute to the Mandela Effect, an idea where a large group of people misremember something in history.
Misquote: 'I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.'
Actual movie quote: 'I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.'
The misquote is a line Don Corleone says in the actual book.
Misquote: 'You want the truth? You can't handle the truth.'
Actual movie quote: Jack Nicholson: 'You want answers?'
Tom Cruise: 'I want the truth.'
Nicholson: 'You can't handle the truth!'
You can listen to the original dialogue here.
Misquote: 'Houston we've got a problem.'
Actual movie quote: 'Houston, we have a problem.'
People often combine together astronaut Jack Swigert's (Kevin Bacon) line with that of Jim Lovell's (Tom Hanks). Shortly before Lovell informs mission control they have a problem, Swigert says, 'Hey, we've got a problem here.'
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