Movies Quiz

Can You Fix These Misquoted Movie Lines?

What is it that Darth Vader says to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back? When classic films and television shows contribute to popular culture, famous lines can take on a life of their own. However, sometimes the oft-repeated lines that arise from movies and TV aren’t actually what was said in the first place, and for some reason – from mishearing, to shortening a longer line, to popular parodies – a misquote becomes synonymous with the original film or characters.

In this quiz, you will be given a famous “misquote” (that is, the line that is commonly said or repeated as a popular culture reference) and then you will have to pick out the real quote from the four multiple choice quiz options. You will always be able to select, “The line never appeared in the film or TV series” as an option, because there are examples of quotes that are completely misattributed to films and television. Since sometimes the misquote became reappropriated by movies or television series in later sequels, be mindful of the date provided for the film or television series. For instance, while Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson!” in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels, his film counterparts have in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939).

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