Date: 11th June 2001

Classic Movie One-Liners Unveiled

"The name's Bond, JAMES BOND" - not only the secret agent's calling card, but now Britain's most memorable movie one-liner of all time. 007's classic catchphrase topped a British poll among cinemagoers asked to name the best big screen lines.

Bond's immortal uttering beat off ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's "I'll Be Back", TOM CRUISE's "Show Me The Money", JACK NICHOLSON screaming "Here's Johnny" and MARLON BRANDO's "I COULD'VE BEEN A CONTENDER" to pole position.

Over 2,000 movie-goers were polled across the UK's local cinemas and multiplexes to establish the most memorable catchphrases.

Mostly modern films featured in the top 20 - but there were several classics, including CASABLANCA (1942), LAUREL AND HARDY's WAY OUT WEST (1937) and 1933's SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933), starring MAE WEST.

While 99 per cent of the catchphrases were remembered word for word, viewers had a problem recollecting HUMPHREY BOGART's line to his piano player in Casablanca (1942). Most remember the number three all time favourite as "Play It Again Sam," when in fact Bogie delivered the lines "You played it for her, you can play for me, play it Sam!"

The top 20, compiled by LONDON CITY UNIVERSITY students and WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK, is as follows:
1) The name's Bond, James Bond - DR. NO (1962)
2) I'll be back - Terminator, The (1984)
3) Play it Sam - CASABLANCA (1942)
4) Frankly My Dear I don't give a damn - GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5) You were only supposed to blow the bloody the doors off! - ITALIAN JOB, the (1969)
6) Here's Johnny - SHINING, the (1980)
7) You can take our lives, but you'll never take our freedom - BRAVEHEART (1996)
8) Life is like a box of chocolates - FORREST GUMP (1994)
9) Show me the money! - JERRY MAGUIRE (1996)
10) Phone Home - e.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
11) I'm the King of the world - TITANIC (1997)
12) To infinity and beyond - TOY STORY (1995)
13) May the force be with you -STAR WARS (1977)
14) Go ahead punk, make my day - DIRTY HARRY (1971)
15) You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? - TAXI DRIVER (1976) 16) I made him an offer he couldn't refuse - GODFATHER, the (1972)
17) That's another fine mess you got me into - WAY OUT WEST (1937)
18) Why don't you come up some time and see me - SHE DONE HIM WRONG (1933)
19) Look at me Ma, I'm on top of the world! - WHITE HEAT (1949)
20) I coulda been a contender, I coulda been somebody - ON THE WATERFRONT (1954). (JD/WN/MCM)

Source: WENN



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