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The Most Commonly Misquoted Film Quotes

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Film quotes are a huge part of everyday conversations, but there a lot of famous movie quotes that aren't actual quotes at all. One of the most famous reveals in movie history, the line, "Luke, I am your father," is a misquote. That's just one of many, many misquoted movie lines. "Play it again Sam," "Do you feel lucky, punk?," and "I want to suck your blood"... All of these are really great lines, and most people could easily identify the films in which they supposedly originated.

The truth is, however, that none of these lines are in any movies; they are misstatements or outright incorrect versions of the actual quotes. Here is a list of the most popular misquoted quotes, along with the REAL quotes that appear in some of the most famous and iconic films of all time.

What are the most commonly misquoted movie quotes? What's the real version of Darth Vader's "I am your father" quote? Which popular movie quotes are the most misquoted? This list will provide the answers.
  • The Wizard of Oz
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    "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto." or "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" or even the very stripped down version of "We're not in Kansas anymore" all of them are wrong. The actual line said by Dorthy is "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
  • Mae West was the original bad girl sex symbol. She's known for some pretty great one that's attributed to her is "Why, don't you come up and see me sometime?" from the movie She Done Him Wrong, you can even hear Steven Tyler doing his best Mae West impression in the song "Rag Doll" but this is another case of flipped wordage. The line actually is "Why don't you come up some time n'see me, I'm home every evening."

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  • Jaws
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    "We're gonna need a bigger boat!" the original line is "You're gonna need a bigger boat." Brody is clearly not the kind of guy to think in "we".

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  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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    Blazing Saddles popularized the phrase "Stinkin Badges" and it was also parodied in the film Troop Beverly Hills but the line is never uttered in John Huston's classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The misquote is usually "Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!" the original is a whole speech: "Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!"

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