Darth Vader’s ‘Luke, I am your father’ is the most misquoted film phrase

May 11th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 11 (ANI): Darth Vader’s comment - “Luke, I am your father” - in one of the Star Wars films is the most misquoted phrase by film fans, according to a poll.

Vader’s comment to Luke Skywalker in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has topped the list of the ‘movie misquotes’.

The poll revealed that 17pct of film buffs thought that Darth Vader said: “Luke, I am your father.”

However, he actually says: “No, I am your father.”

The second spot went to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with the evil Queen’s quote: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?”

However, she actually says: “Magic Mirror, on the wall.”

Dirty Harry, played by Clint Eastwood, saying “Do you feel lucky, punk?” came third, while he actually says: “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?”

“Play it again, Sam” in the 1942 film ‘Casablanca’, and “Hello, Clarice” from the 1991 film ‘Silence of the Lambs’ wrapped up the top five.

“Iconic film lines are part of everyone’s vocabulary these days, but it’s interesting how years of quoting have had a Chinese whisper effect on accuracy,” the Telegraph quoted Darren Bignell, Communications Manager for LOVEFiLM, which conducted the survey, as saying.

The Top Ten Movie Misquotes are as follows:

1. “Luke, I am your father” - Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2. “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
3. “Do you feel lucky, punk?” - Dirty Harry (1971)
4. “Play it again, Sam” - Casablanca (1942)
5. “Hello, Clarice” - Silence of the Lambs (1991)
6. “Beam me up, Scotty!” - Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
7. “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn” - Gone with the Wind (1939)
8. “If you build it, they will come” - Field of Dreams (1989)
9. “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto” - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
10. “Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” - The Graduate (1967)


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