February 15, 2009

The Movie quote quiz

Last year I ran a quiz (prompted by Algo over at Wall Shadows) where I gave 25 song lyrics from my collection and you had to guess the song and the artist. (Incidentally Wall Shadows is running another first lines lyric quiz. Check it out)

Well, the time has come for another quiz. This time it's movie based.

Below are 25 quotes from movies in my DVD collection (Just as a warning I have over 300 movies spread across 469 discs. . . . . .All legal and purchased).

All you have to do is name the movie that the quote comes from. For extra bonus points you can name the character saying the quote, and for even more extra movie points you can name the actor playing that character.

The quotes get generally harder as the quiz progresses so if you're having trouble with the first few the last ones are going to be really difficult

Good luck

  1. "Plastics!"
  2. "Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell"
  3. "I think he's attempting re-entry, Sir"
  4. "Ever since I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster "
  5. "Oh, he was a little guy... Kinda funny lookin "
  6. "Your clothes... give them to me, now"
  7. "No you gotta get up like this and, badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit"
  8. "Slow ahead." I can go slow ahead. Come on down here and chum some of this shit.
  9. "I understand you're a man who knows how to get things"
  10. "Wait a minute. If we let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedure. Twenty-four hours for decontamination"
  11. "What are you going to do, charge me with smoking?"
  12. "Fists with your feet? Huh! "
  13. "Back when I was picking beans in Guatemala, we used to make fresh coffee, right off the trees I mean "
  14. "Modern cars - they all look like electric shavers"
  15. "I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do"
  16. "Rather anatomical"
  17. " Not the greatest anecdote, then? "
  18. "Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend"
  19. "California, tell your people to stay away. Stay away now, don't - don't come in here. Whatever you hear, stay away! "
  20. "What are you, an idiot? Do you think they ever asked Cecil B. DeMille if he wasted his time on nudie shots? No! They respected the filmmaker! They showed some class! Not that YOU would know what class is, you cheap lowlife"
  21. "You want a sandwich, Bacon? "
  22. "If anyone was to ask for my opinion, which I note they're not, I'd say we were taking the long way around"
  23. "He'd kill us if he got the chance "
  24. "Ask her if SHE greased the brakes"
  25. "Decaffeinated?"

As usual the lazy folks can probably Google the results but that's not the point. Do it the proper way!


  1. Right, I sense a Gauntlet being thrown down.

    Bear in mind any atrocious errors are because I'm hardcore and don't google answers.

    I think I see (in order)

    2. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (Han Solo played by Harrison Ford)
    3. Is Moonraker. I hate Moonraker. The line is said by the inestimable Desmond Llewellyn as Q.
    4. Goodfellas (It's Ray Liotta but I'm damned if I can remember his character's name)
    5. Fargo (Said by various characters ABOUT Steve Buscemi's character)
    6. Now then... it's Terminator (so it's Arnie) pretty sure the first one since in the second one he says "I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle" but it could be the third one.
    7. Sounds like Joe Pesci in Casino
    8. It's Jaws - the appearance of the plastic Shark (it's Brody who says it - Roy Scheider)
    9. I'm pretty sure this is Shawshank Redemption, the character is Andy Dufresne and the actor was Tim Robbins. Says it to "Red" on their first meeting.
    10. Alien - Ripley says it on the return of her crewmates with the facehugged John Hurt (so Sigourney Weaver)
    12. Is Bruce Willis as John McLane. First Die Hard. He's been told to walk on the rug, making fists with his toes to overcome the aches caused by flying. He soon has other distractions.
    13. Verbal Kint's own Brand of baloney - from The Usual Suspects (Kevin Spacey of course)
    20. Really not sure, but my heart says this is the wonderful Ed Wood (played by Johnny Depp)it smacks of his lovable ego trip.
    22. Is John Rhys Davies as Gimli in The Fellowship of the ring - he's talking about going to Moria.
    23.Is the crucial line in The Conversation. Though god knows what the actress' name is. Since there's no emphasis here it's the first time it's heard.

    That's me done. I look forward to seeing what the others were...


  2. Algo: Have another think about 7. Right genre (obviously), wrong branch of the family tree.

    20: Nope. Completely wrong. You're thinking that it's a movie about film makers and film making whereas it's a movie where film making is just a McGuffin.

    23. I am VERY impressed you got that right. I put that near the end because I thought it was very difficult. (Now if only you could get the first one....:-) )

    Also if it helps, there are 2 Spielberg's a Fincher, a Verhoeven and a Kubrick on the list. Also a film by some guy you did 5 day's work with last year...

  3. 7. Must be er... someone telling Al Pacino what to do in the godfather.


  4. When will the results be published?

  5. The results will be published before the end of this week. Thanks for the comment