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Kraken's avatar

What is one of your favorite last lines in a movie?

Asked by Kraken (1177points) March 31st, 2009

Just be sure to quote the character & the movie. It doesn’t matter if you have to Wiki it or whatever. This has been one question that I feel shall yield many unique and cool answers.

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Jude's avatar

From the Green Mile (older Paul Edgecomb – Tom Hanks’ character):

“I think about all of us walking our own Green Mile, each in our own time. We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long.”

Kraken's avatar

@jmah I believe that is on FX tonight if I’m not mistaken.

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avalmez's avatar

i may not quote it exactly, but the last line of Eyes Wide Shut – “I think we should f**k as soon as possible.”

btw, does anyone think they understood that movie? maybe i should post as a question.

Jude's avatar

@Kraken It’s one of my favorite movies. :)

avalmez's avatar

@Kraken which one above?

Haroot's avatar

I have to mention the classic, “Rosebud” ala Citizen Kane.

Kraken's avatar

@avalmez That’s OK, you can use the naughty words here since it is a direct quote. My sensitive ears won’t burst upon reading such! I flagged my second comment as a dupe.

Haroot's avatar

Wait, I may have miss-read this. Last lines as in right prior to death or last lines of the film?

Kraken's avatar

@Haroot The very last line said by a character in any movie that you may like.

Jeruba's avatar

“My white plume.” The movie is Cyrano de Bergerac, the character is Cyrano, the translation from the French is Brian Hooker’s, and the version I am thinking of is the 1950 with Jose Ferrer in the title role.

janbb's avatar

“I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.” – Rick in Casablanca

Bluefreedom's avatar

From Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the boy who suddenly got everything he always wanted.

Charlie Bucket: What happened?

Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.

Willy Wonka – Gene Wilder
Charlie Bucket – Peter Ostrum

Benny's avatar

“What was that?”

Mal in Serenity as a piece of his ship comes flying off.

fireside's avatar

“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.”
The Lost Boys

avalmez's avatar

@fireside forgot about that one. not only a great last line, but a last line preceded by a great movie. thanks for reminding me about it…may rent it this weekend!

charliecompany34's avatar

“earn this”

last lines spoken in final scenes of “private ryan.”

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] Duplicate quip removed.

Poser's avatar

Edward Norton’s character (we never learn his name) in Fight Club. “You met me at a very strange time in my life.”

RedPowerLady's avatar

“There’s No Place Like Home” i enjoy the classics

aprilsimnel's avatar

“Forget it, Jake; it’s Chinatown.” – Chinatown, 1974

“They’re not gonna make their money back, you know. I told them. I said to them, ‘Bernie,’ I said, ‘They’ll never make their money back’” – Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979

fireside's avatar

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, he’s gone.”
The Usual Suspects

Mr_M's avatar

“The horror…The horror” – Apocalypse Now (I believe it was the last line).

avalmez's avatar

not exactly the last line…but effectively, the last definitive lines of a great movie. brando, one of the great ones!

fireside's avatar

@Mr_M & @avalmez – It was the last line in the original.
Just not the last line in the remake.

Mr_M's avatar

The did a remake of Apocalypse?

fireside's avatar

Well, re-release, technically.
Apocalypse Now Redux

Mr_M's avatar

They played around with the footage, right? Same actors and movie though?

fireside's avatar

Different ending.
No re-filming, as far as I know.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i think this is the last real spoken line in science of sleep…when stephanie is like, “why me?” and stephane is all
“Because everyone else is boring. And because you’re different. You don’t like me, Stéphanie”.

i just love that line, i don’t know why.

intro24's avatar

I’m on an iPod Touch so I don’t want to take the time to look it up but I’m pretty sure at least one on the Back to the Future movies had a great last qoute in it.

adreamofautumn's avatar

Fortune’s always hiding, I’ve looked everywhere, I’m forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air- The Green Street Hooligans-

It’s like that thing he told me Jon Bon Jovi said: “No man is an island.”-About a Boy

TitsMcGhee's avatar

“How exactly does one suck a fuck?” – Donnie Darko

“Oh, what the fuck ever! If I was that bad, then why were you at my house every night? All I had to do was call and say, “Hey. I’m horny.” And then fucking poof! As if by some form of slut magic, you’d appear. Now why is that?” – Waiting

“Fuck a lot of women, kid. Not just one woman – a lot of women.” – Little Miss Sunshine

“Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.” – Brick

“Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place.” – The Breakfast Club

“Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we’ll all get up. It’ll be anarchy!” – The Breakfast Club

“Quinze.” – Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain (Context is necessary to understand the hilarity of the quote.)

“I didn’t invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella.” – Almost Famous

“How do I define history? Well it’s just one fucking thing after another.” – The History Boys

“Look at me, jerking off in the shower… This will be the high point of my day; it’s all downhill from here. ” – American Beauty

“I feel like I’ve been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I’m just now waking up. ” – American Beauty

“We’re not in infinity; we’re in the suburbs. ” – I Heart Huckabees

“Have you ever transcended space and time?”
“Yes. No. Uh, time, not space… No, I don’t know what you’re talking about.” – I Heart Huckabees

“What are you doing tomorrow?”
“I was thinking about chaining myself to a bulldozer. Do you want to come?”
“What time?”
“Mmm, 1, 1:30.”
“Sounds good. Should I bring my own chains?”
“We always do.”
– I Heart Huckabees

seenmaker's avatar

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.”
-Ferris Buller’s Day Off

Poser's avatar

@TitsMcGhee Those aren’t last lines.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Oh shit. I didn’t read the “last” line part. That takes everything off my list except the last one. I will add this, from The Breakfast Club:

“Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain… and an athlete… and a basket case… a princess… and a criminal… Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.”

Sorry :)

Pol_is_aware's avatar

“Greetings, Programs!” – Tron
“Now, where was I?” – Momento

simonPARASITE's avatar

v for vendetta
No one will ever forget that night and what it meant for this country. But I will never forget the man and what he meant to me.

Jack79's avatar

I can tell you my favourite ending to a movie.

“Four Rooms” (which has 4 different directors, but the last bit is by Q.Tarantino). The abrupt ending where Tim Roth just chops off the finger, grabs the money and gets out of the room, with the music and credits coming up almost instantly. The whole scene takes less than 5 seconds, but is so well edited and unexpected that it is for me the work of a true genius.

Pol_is_aware's avatar

@Jack79 I’ll have to check that one out. Sounds pretty cool

EmpressPixie's avatar

“I’m going home to sleep with my wife.”—Clue.
Edited to add: (IMDB says it is actually: I’m gonna go home and sleep with my wife.)

adreamofautumn's avatar

@Jack79 such a good movie!

ubersiren's avatar

Kill Bill Vol 1.- “Does she know her daughter is still alive?”

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