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Subject: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Doc Brown on 06/30/05 at 10:05 pm

Last week the AFI broadcast its choices of the 100 greatest lines in film history. And while most of the choices were good, I'm sorry to say that only about a dozen of their choices came from 80's movies. I personally thought of a few others that should've been included, but here are their choices, you'll know what films they're from:

"Here's Johnny!"
"I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."
"No wire hangers!" (there was one that didn't need to be there!  ::) )
"E.T. phone home."
"They're here!"
"Say Hello to my little friend!"
"I'll be back."
"I feel the need, the need for speed!"
"...greed, for lack of a better word, is good."
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
"Sieze the day!" (If they were going to include just one Robin Wiliams line, this was the wrong one!  ??? )
"I'll have what she's having."
"If you build it, he will come."


Now, which ones do YOU think should've been on the list? Personally, I'd nominate these three:

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around sometimes, you could miss it."
"He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way. And that's how you get Capone!"
"Fourteen minutes to Wapner."

So how about you?

Your Pal,
Doc

8)


Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Powerslave on 07/01/05 at 1:46 am

You forgot "Here's Johnny!" from The Shining (1980)

I will admit, that Connery quote from The Untouchables is pretty cool.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: iluvthe80s on 07/01/05 at 7:27 am

My favorite line from any 80's movie has got to be from The Breakfast Club when Bender (Judd Nelson's character) asks Vernon,
"Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?"  ;D

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Doc Brown on 07/01/05 at 9:06 am

Sorry, I keep thinking The Shining is from the 70's. ::). And yeah, that BC line is pretty funny.
Since mentioned it, Dead Poets Society was a crappy film to get a Robin Williams quote from. How could they possibly overlook his classic tagline: "Goooood Morning, Vietnaaaam!" ?
I can't believe I forgot to include one from my own film!  :o So here's my vote for best closing line ever:

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need 'roads'."Any others? I mean, there have to be plenty more we can mention!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/01/05 at 9:32 am

This is my favorite.....  ;D

Mr. Parker: Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.
Mrs. Parker: Uh, I think that says FRAGILE, dear.
Mr. Parker: Oh, yeah.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Chris Fulmer on 07/01/05 at 10:23 am

I would have liked to have seen "It's 106 miles to Chicago..." and "THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!!!!" 

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: iluvthe80s on 07/01/05 at 10:38 am

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" - Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: zcrito on 07/01/05 at 4:31 pm

For the '80s my favorite wouldn't be a single line but a group of them from 1987's "Broadcast News"...

Aaron Altman (Albert Brooks): "What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance... Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen. And he'll get all the great women".

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: TC1970 on 07/01/05 at 8:05 pm

"I I I I I want the knife....pleeeaaassee." ;D The Golden Child
"Snap out of It"- Moonstruck
"As you Wish"- Princess Bride

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/01/05 at 9:03 pm

MOST of the movie "Arthur" from 1981 ;D

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: pell on 07/02/05 at 12:27 am

I was about to say I couldn't believe the AFI forgot:

"Go ahead, make my day." (Sudden Impact)

but Doc Brown just forgot to mention it in the original post. Here are a few more 80s movie quotes that made the AFI Top 100:

"Say 'hello' to my little friend" (Scarface)

"You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!" (On Golden Pond)

"become the Masters champion.  It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole!  It's in the hole!  It's in the hole!" (Caddy Shack)

"Snap out of it!" (Moonstruck)

-----------------------------------

Some of my favorites:

"Shall we play a game?" (War Games)

"Whatever you do, don't fall asleep." (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

"He slimed me." (Ghostbusters)

"Luke, I am your father." (The Empire Strikes Back)

"Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don't look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down." (Full Metal Jacket)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: OliverDK on 07/03/05 at 5:22 pm

How about "That's Not A Knife... That's A Knife", Croocodile Dundee (1986)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: pell on 07/03/05 at 9:25 pm


How about "That's Not A Knife... That's A Knife", Croocodile Dundee (1986)


Awww! I wish I would have thought of that one. :)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: OliverDK on 07/04/05 at 3:03 pm

Just thought of another one: "William H. Bonny, you are not a god... Why don't you pull the trigger and findout?"

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Mullet-Head on 07/04/05 at 7:35 pm

Pretty much anything out of Repo man would qualify
how about these

Have you ever had that feeling your mind was beginning to erode.

Most people spend their lives trying to avoid tence situations repo Man spends his life trying to get into tence situations.

I must have vended food vended food contains all the neccesary nutrients for life.

You hear the worst things about radiation. I think we could all handle at least ten chest Xrays a year.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/04/05 at 10:22 pm


Pretty much anything out of Repo man would qualify
how about these

Have you ever had that feeling your mind was beginning to erode.

Most people spend their lives trying to avoid tence situations repo Man spends his life trying to get into tence situations.

I must have vended food vended food contains all the neccesary nutrients for life.

You hear the worst things about radiation. I think we could all handle at least ten chest Xrays a year.


I like this one.....

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Mullet-Head on 07/04/05 at 11:05 pm


I like this one.....

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.



We sent all our money to the Church we're sending Bibles To El-Salvatore

I do my best thinking on the bus
I don't drive. Not that I can't drive. I don't want to know how to drive Driving makes you stupid

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: iluvthe80s on 07/05/05 at 12:04 pm

"I'm not going to be ignored, Dan!" - Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/05/05 at 8:59 pm

I am going to you all the edit bleeped version...

Yippee-ki-yay, mother******.

Other favorites from Die Hard...

"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."

Bzzzt. Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change? 
Whoa, these are very bad for you.
Who are you then?
Just a fly in the ointment, Hans. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ***.

Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs...

Welcome to the party pal.

Woah. That guy looks really pissed.
He's still alive.
What?
Only John can drive somebody that crazy.

Touching, Cowboy. Touching. Or should I call you Mr. McClane? Mr Officer John McClane of the New York Police Department?
Sister Teresa called me Mr. McClane in the Third Grade. My friends call me John... and you're neither ****head.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Class of 84 on 07/05/05 at 10:59 pm

anything that Mr. T said in Rocky III. ::)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: pell on 07/05/05 at 11:36 pm


anything that Mr. T said in Rocky III. ::)


I almost included some "Rocky III"/Mr. T quotes, but I couldn't think of any.

Here's a couple more:

"I see that your schwarz is as big as mine. Now let's see how well you handle it." (Spaceballs)

"No, no, light speed is too slow. We'll have to go right to...Ludicrous speed!" (Spaceballs)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: MetalManiac on 07/07/05 at 5:33 pm

What about this one from Sixteen candles

"Ohhhh, No more yanky my wanky, the Donga need food"

Or

*GONG*  "What's happening hot stuff"

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/07/05 at 6:09 pm

Another favorite of mine...

Am I hallucinating here? Just what in the hell do you think you're doing?
Learning about Cuba, and having some food.

;D

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: MetalManiac on 07/08/05 at 8:19 am

There were A LOT of great lines in Linda Blair's Savage Streets but can't be posted on a G rated board  :-X

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: eightieschick53 on 07/08/05 at 10:36 am

I think the best lines were:

Lloyd Dobler: She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen. (Say Anything)

The paper boy: I want my two dollars! (Say Anything)

Buddy: Don't get me wrong. It's not like I've never had sex before. I've had lots of sex. It's just that now I'd like to try it with a partner. (Just One of the Guys)

Johnny: Yeah it takes a real saint to ask Daddy. (Dirty Dancing)

Lumberjack: What's your last name?
Long Duk Dong: Dong.
Lumberjack: What's your first name?
Long Duk Dong: Long.
Lumberjack: What's your middle name?
Long Duk Dong: Duk.
(Sixteen Candles)

John Bender: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe? (The Breakfast Club)

Those are all the ones I am going to post right now.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: eightieschick53 on 07/08/05 at 10:41 am

Sorry I actually got one of the names of the movies wrong, lol. The name of the movie that the line "I want my two dollars" is Better Off Dead not Say Anything. Sorry for the mistake!  ;D

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/08/05 at 10:10 pm

Another film I like that has some great lines is Big Trouble In Little China.

Hey, I'm a reasonable guy. But I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.

What is that stuff?
It is black blood of earth.
You mean oil?
No, I mean black blood of earth.

You know what ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this?
Who?
Jack Burton... ME!

What does that say?
Hell of Boiling Oil.
You're kidding.
Yeah, I am. It says Keep Out.

Okay, I get the picture White Tigers, Lords of Death, guys in funny suits throwing plastic explosives while poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake, huh? Sure, okay, I see Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and a hundred howlin' monkey temples, and that's just for starters, right? Fine! I'm back! I'm ready, goddammit let me at 'em!

I'm gonna tell you about my truck, and I DON'T wanna hear "act of God"!

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Doc Brown on 07/18/05 at 6:52 pm


"No, no, light speed is too slow. We'll have to go right to...Ludicrous speed!" (Spaceballs)

Very good that you included Spaceballs, Class. I want to know what idiot put that "Plastics" line from The Graduate on the AFI list, that's so dumb. They want a one-word line, I'll give'em the best one from the 80's:

"MERCHANDISING!"
Sorry, I couldn't resist. :D And now we'll all be back in theaters for Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money!
Meanwhile, I have to think of some more lines!


Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/18/05 at 6:56 pm

Speaking of Mr. T and Rocky III....

What's your prediction for the fight?
My prediction?
Yes, your prediction.
Pain!

What did you say, Paper Champion? I'll beat you like a dog, a dog, you hear?

Dead meat!

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/18/05 at 6:59 pm

Another favorite film quote of mine:

The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects. They're called books. They require a little effort on your part, and make no bee-bee-bee-bee-beeps. On your way please.

By the way... there is irony in that quote, recentlly a bookstore was closed down in a nearby mall where I live, in it's place... a clothing store.

::)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Cafe80s on 07/19/05 at 11:13 am

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was loaded with great lines. My favourite is this long speech he makes as he's having a shower:
"I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsheesh. It was on European socialism. I mean What's the point? I'm not European, i don't plan on being European, so who gives a crap if they're socialists. They could be facist anarchists, it still doesn't change the fact that i don't own a car. It's not that i condone facism or any ism for that matter, isms are not good in my opinion. People should not believe in an ism he should believe in himself. I quote John Lenon, i don't belive in Beatles, i just believe in me. Good point there, after all he was the warlrus. I could be the warlrus, i'd still have to bum rides off of people."
Or another great one is where there's an intruder in the house (Mr. Rooney) & she anounces to the intruder over the intercom:
Excuse me, who ever's in the house that is still in the house, i'd just like you to know that i've just called the police. So if you have any brains whatsoever you'll get your arse out of my house real quick. I'd also like to add that i have my father's gun & a scorching case of herpies."
These are a couple of the tonnes of classic lines in that movie that are overlooked.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/19/05 at 12:17 pm

My favorite quotes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off..

The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.
It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.

What's he doing?
He's licking the glass and making obscene gestures with his hands.

There's someone you should talk to.
If you say Ferris Bueller, you lose a testicle.
Oh, you know him?

I just picked up Jeannie at the police station! She got a speeding ticket, another speeding ticket, and I lost the Vermont deal because of her!
I think we should shoot her.

I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?

The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh... you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Cafe80s on 07/19/05 at 4:45 pm

"No wimps, no false metal" - Sammi Curr in Trick Or Treak

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/19/05 at 6:53 pm

I got beat up once by three kids. They took my lunch money. Maybe they got hit by a truck, and they're upstairs right now.

Poltergeist

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: smurfette 101 on 07/20/05 at 5:35 pm

romancing the stone, danny devito says,
ira, i had it, but no im going to break every bone in your body, later''
danny devito says, stupid americonos a spit onam  pthlllllllllaeeee, pthllllllaeeeeee stupid americonos
          scumo scumo'''
put the goods in the bag!

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/20/05 at 5:49 pm

Another film that has some of my favorite quotes is This Is Spinal Tap.

It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever.

It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.

The review for "Shark Sandwich" was merely a two word review which simply read "**** Sandwich".

We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.

The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Exactly.
Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
I don't know.
Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Put it up to eleven.
Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
These go to eleven.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Doc Brown on 08/08/06 at 1:41 pm

Three more from the thread's originator:

"I'm gettin'out of here right now and you guys are invited!"  Flynn(Jeff Bridges), TRON
"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."  Joshua the computer, Wargames
"Life is not a malfunction."  Stephanie Speck, Short Circuit

Come on guys, there must be more!

Your Pal,
Doc

8)

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/08/06 at 3:40 pm

Back To The Future has some great ones too...

Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain.

Then tell me, "Future Boy", who's President in the United States in 1985?
Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan? The actor?
Then who's VICE-President? Jerry Lewis?
I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady!
Whoa! Wait! Doc!
And Jack Benny, the Secretary of the Treasury.

There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

You gonna order something, kid?
Ah, yeah... Give me a Tab.
Tab? I can't give you a tab unless you order something.
All right, give me a Pepsi Free.
You want a Pepsi, PAL, you're gonna pay for it

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: whistledog on 08/08/06 at 8:51 pm

Funniest line ever was from "Ruthless People"

Sam Stone: Hello? Debbie? Yeah, Debbie's here, who's this? Well, Ralph, uh, Debbie can't talk right now, my dick's in her mouth. How about if I have her call you back later when I'm done?

Sam Stone: I love wrong numbers.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/08/06 at 9:43 pm

Other good lines from Ruthless People

Crockett and Tubbs... they're floatin'!

Did you just shoot at me?
No, there's police men everywhere.
Do you think that I look that stupid?
Yes, you do.

GIVE THE BAG TO BOZO, DROP THE GUN, AND PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR.
Who said that?
This could very well be the stupidest person on the face of the earth. Perhaps we should shoot him.
IT'S THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Really?
NO! WE'RE THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION!

Check it out! Thirty feet of thigh-slapping, blood-pumping nuclear brain damage! If you can't afford it, FINANCE IT! And here's the best part: when you die, they can BURY you in it!


Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/09/06 at 9:48 am

Robocop has some good lines too...

Murphy... I'm a mess...
They'll fix you. They fix everything.

Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.

See, I got this problem. Cops don't like me. So I don't like cops.

Robo, excuse me, Robo, any special message for all the kids watching at home?
Stay out of trouble.

Hey, no problem, Miller. Let the Mayor go, we'll even throw in a Blaupunkt.

Ooh, guns, guns, guns! Tigers are playing ... tonight! I never miss a game.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: Mushroom on 08/09/06 at 10:28 am

I can't believe none of these has made the list yet:

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on... formaldehyde-face!  They Live

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.  They Live

There's going to be sex, drugs, rock'n'roll. Chips, dips, chains, whips.  Weird Science

Ray, when someone asks if you're a God, you say "Yes"!  Ghost Busters

I will kill you!  I will kill him!  Dune

I am not an animal!  I am a human being!  The Elephant Man

Jen: Wings? I don't have wings!
Kira: Of course not. You're a boy.  The Dark Crystal

There was no way I was gonna walk around this place with my dork hanging out!  Heavy Metal

The U.N. Building. What a joke! They turned it into low rent housing. It's a dump.  Heavy Metal

He's nothing but a low-down, double-dealing, backstabbing, larcenous perverted worm! Hanging's too good for him. Burning's too good for him! He should be torn into little bitsy pieces and buried alive!  Heavy Metal

Hey man, do we have any of that Plutonium Niborg left?  Heavy Metal

Oh, him? He's harmless. Part of the free speech movement at Berkeley in the sixties. I think he did a little too much LDS.  Star Trek IV

Your use of language has altered since our arrival. It is currently laced with, shall we say, more colorful metaphors, "double dumb-ass on you" and so forth.
  Star Trek IV

*I had somebody send me a message asking what movies these were from.  The person recognized a few of them, but could not remember the movies.

Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/09/06 at 11:59 am

I am really surprised no one mentioned History of the World, Part 1. Just about EVERY line from that movie.


It's good to be the king!

Count De Money!  DeMonet, DeMonet.

Empress Nympho: Say Bob, do I have any openings that this man might fit?
Crowd: Whooooaaaaaaa!
Bob: Well, we could use another wine steward.
Josephus: Hey, I got a great corkscrew.
Crowd: Whoooaaaaaaa!
Josephus: Damn, this a hip crowd!

Marcus Vindictus: Don't you know your right flank from your left flank?
Captain Mucus: I'm sorry sir, I flunked flank.
Marcus Vindictus: You flunked flank? Get the flunk out of here!


We are so poor, we don't even have a language! Only this stupid accent.


So many more.



Cat


Subject: Re: The Great Movie Lines Of The 80's

Written By: OliverDK on 08/21/06 at 7:17 am

Bad Guy: I've killed you before, and I'll kill you again
Good Guy: You can't kill me, I've been rejected by death

From "The Gyver"

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