Quotes from films are now a usual part of everyday conversations, but there are many popular movie quotes that aren’t the original quotes. One of the most popular reveals in Hollywood history, the line, “Luke, I am your father,” is misquoted. That’s just a pin in a haystack. “Play it again Sam,” “Do you feel lucky, punk?,” and “I want to suck your blood”… All of them are iconic lines, and people could very easily identify the movies in which they were supposedly said.
Truth be told, none of these lines are correct; they are incorrect or the wrong versions of the actual quotes. Here is a list of the most famously misstated quotes, compared to the REAL quotes that were said in some of the most iconic movies of all time.
Which are the most commonly misstated movie quotes? What’s the original version of Star War’s “I am your father” quote? Which popular movies were these quotes said in? This list will surely give you the answers.
1. “Play it again Sam” – Casablanca
There are numerous iconic lines from the movie, Casablanca, but there is this one quote that has emerged as a part of pop culture “Play it again Sam”. You get to hear it in films, in casual conversations, in songs, all over… the only problem seems to be that they never used it in the movie. They do say something identical when Ingrid Bergman’s character Ilsa visits Rick’s bar she immediately recognizes the piano player Sam. She calls him and says “Play it once Sam, for old times sake.” Adding to that she says “Play it, Sam, play as time goes by.” The line is mostly referenced towards Bogart but he never says anything like it, his only line regarding the song is when he yells, “You played it for her, you can play it for me…If she can stand it, I can. Play it!” But actually never once does anyone use the famous “Play it again Sam” line.
2. “Luke, I am your father” – Star Wars
“Luke, I am your father” is popularly believed to have been said by Darth Vader in Star Wars, this quote was not actually spoken at all. The real quote was “No, I am your father” and it was initially not even there on camera – it had to be dubbed in later on; what was initially said on camera was “Obi-Wan killed your father”.
3. “Beam Me Up Scotty!” – Star Trek
“Beam Me Up Scotty!” Nah, this never happened, Kirk didn’t say this. The nearest he ever came to the line was “Scotty, beam me up”.
4. “Mirror, mirror on the wall…who is the fairest of them all?” – Snow White
“Mirror, mirror on the wall…who is the fairest of them all?” the Iconic Snow White quote; it’s totally not the quote that’s spoken in the movie, originally the line was “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”. That has changed, as there was an influx of Snow White remakes in 2012, all of which to planned to capitalize on the original’s most iconic line. One was even called “Mirror Mirror!”
5. “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” – Jaws
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” the actual line was “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Brody was evidently not the type of guy who’d think in “we”.