Your movie and television references might not be as accurate as you’d think they are. There are plenty of quotes people love to utter, but they’re not exactly correct. However, no one ever notices when someone says the wrong thing, because everyone else has been tricked into believing the wrong line is actually the right line. In order to stop yourself from making those mistakes again in the future, here are some famous lines that are always said wrong:
Even if you’ve never seen Star Wars, you’ve probably heard this quote before. When Luke and Darth Vader are fighting, a huge plot twist is revealed that lets the audience know the two are actually related. However, Darth Vader never actually says, “Luke, I am your father.” After Luke explains Obi Wan claims Darth Vader killed his father, Darth Vader actually says, “No. I am your father.” It’s only a one word difference, but it’s definitely not the same quote.
In the children’s movie, Snow White, the Evil Queen always consults her mirror for information. There’s a famous scene when she asks it to show her the most beautiful woman in the world, and she is shown an image of Snow White instead of herself. However, most kids and adults believe the exact line is, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” In reality, the line was, “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”
Although the Star Trek television series lasted for four years, the line, “Beam me up, Scotty,” was never uttered on set. There were plenty of times when the actors came close to saying the words, but they were never said in that particular order. However, Kirk did once say, “Scotty, beam me up.”
Al Pacino made movie history during his performance in And Justice For All. However, his famous line is commonly misquoted. He never says, “I’m out of order? You’re out of order! This whole courtroom’s out of order!” Instead, he says, “You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They’re out of order!”
Sam is the piano player in the classic movie, Casablanca. Even though you’ve probably heard people say, “Play it again, Sam,” to a musician, it’s not a correctly quoted reference. The line in the film that comes the closest is when Ingrid Bergman says, “Play it, Sam.” Then, later on in the film, Humphrey Bogart’s character simply says, “Play it.”
The famous quote from Field of Dreams is only slightly different from the version people commonly use. While most people say, “If you build it, they will come,” the real line is, “If you build it, he will come.” If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ll understand the quote is referencing the main character’s father, and not the entire baseball team.
Clint Eastwood has uttered plenty of memorable lines. However, one of his most famous scenes, from Dirty Harry, is commonly misquoted. He never says, “Do you feel lucky, punk?” He actually says, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?” It has the same meaning as the misquoted line does, but it’s said in a completely different way.
What other movie quotes have you heard people say wrong?