Greatest Movie Last Lines and Final Quotes 1973 - 2003

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These are many of the best-known curtain call lines, fade-outs, and final words of dialogue in cinematic history - the last lingering words heard before the title ?The End.? In quite a few cases, the memorable final lines are also some of the greatest lines in film history. They often reveal a vital truth about the film, cap off a comedy with a punchline, or help to define what the film was all about. The last phrases or words often help to set a mood or tone as the film concludes, or they can be great one-liners.

Famous Last Line

Film Title

?He wasn't a bad fellow, no worse than most and probably no better than some, and not a bad ball player neither when they gave him the chance, when they laid off him long enough. From here on in, I rag on nobody.?

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

?Yeah, maybe our f--king orders will come through.?

The Last Detail (1973)

?A man?s got to know his limitations.?

Magnum Force (1973)

?Sex and death. Two things that come once in a lifetime. But at least after death you?re not nauseous.?

Sleeper (1973)

?You can tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You?ve got to tell them soylent green is people. We?ve got to stop them somehow.?

Soylent Green (1973)

?You?re not gonna stick around for your share??
?Naah. I?d only blow it.?

The Sting (1973)

?Where ya headed, cowboy??
?Nowhere special.?
?Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there.?
?Come on.?

Blazing Saddles (1974)

?Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown!?
?All right. Come on, clear the area. On the sidewalk. On the sidewalk, get off the street.?

Chinatown (1974)

?No - oh -I don?t believe - oh - ah - oh - oh - oh, sweet mystery of life at last I found you.?

Young Frankenstein (1974)

?I used to hate the water.?
?I can?t imagine why.?

Jaws (1975)

?The, the key here, I think, is to, to not think of death as an end, but, but think of it more as a very effective way of, of cutting down on your expenses. Regarding love, huh, you know, uh, what can you say? It?s, it?s not the, the quantity of your sexual relations that count, it?s the quality. On the other hand, if the quantity drops below once every eight months, I would definitely look into it. Well, that?s about it for me, folks. Good-bye.?

Love and Death (1975)

"And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space...and meaning."

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

?Just wait till next year!?

The Bad News Bears (1976)

?Were we better than the Japanese or just luckier??

Midway (1976)

?This was the story of Howard Beale, the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.?

Network (1976)

?I reckon so. I guess we all died a little in that damn war.?

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

?Where this falls, John, put us close, and leave us there.?

Robin and Marian (1976)

?I love you.?

Rocky (1976)

?...and I thought of that old joke, you know, the, this, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, 'Doc, uh, my brother's crazy, he thinks he's a chicken,' and uh, the doctor says, 'Well why don't you turn him in?' And the guy says, 'I would, but I need the eggs.' Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships. You know, they're totally irrational and crazy and absurd and - but uh, I guess we keep going through it...because...most of us need the eggs.?

Annie Hall (1977)


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

?Never mind that, you're rusting my guitar.?

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

?Okay, I'm there.?

New York, New York (1977)

?Sometimes, now and then, couldn?t we just talk??
?I tell you what. You talk. I?ll listen.?

Oh God! (1977)

?Friends then.?

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

?No prisoners!?

National Lampoon?s Animal House (1978)

?And I'm just telling you there's a choice to be made here.?

Coming Home (1978)

?This girl, she didn't know where she was goin' or what she was goin' to do. She didn't have no money on her. Maybe she'd meet up with a character. I was hopin' things would work out for her. She was a good friend of mine.?

Days of Heaven (1978)

?Here?s to Nick.?

The Deer Hunter (1978)

?[it]...was the boogey-man.?
?As a matter of fact, it was.?

Halloween (1978)

?This country is safe again, Superman. Thanks to you.?
?No, sir! Don?t thank me, Warden. We?re all part of the same team. Good night.?

Superman (1978)

?This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.?

Alien (1979)

?The horror. The horror.?

Apocalypse Now (1979)

?Life is a state of mind.?

Being There (1979)

?Bonjour, Papa.?

Breaking Away (1979)

?Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people.?

Manhattan (1979)

?Go home! Go home! Bye-bye!?

The Muppet Movie (1979)

?Out there. That-a-way.?

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

"I'm a New York City girl. It's a little too quiet around here for me."

Flash Gordon (1980)

?I'm the boss, I'm the boss, I'm the boss, I'm the boss, I'm the boss...(I'm the) boss, boss, boss, boss, boss, boss.?

Raging Bull (1980)

"Bitterman! Do you want to double your salary?"
"Yes sir!"
"Then open that door!"

Arthur (1981)

?Even if we, the gods, are abandoned or forgotten, the stars will never fade, never. They will burn till the end of time.?

Clash of the Titans (1981)


The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

?What are your legs? Springs. Steel springs. What are they going to do? They're going to hold me down the track. How fast can you run? As fast as a leopard. How fast are you going to run? As fast as a leopard. Then let's see you do it.?

Gallipoli (1981)

?Gaff had been there, and let her live. Four years, he figured. He was wrong. Tyrell had told me Rachael was special: no termination date. I didn't know how long we had together. Who does??
"It's too bad she won't live -- but then again, who does?" (1992 Director's Cut)

Blade Runner (1982)

?I?ll be right here.?

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

?When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always.? (voice-over)

Gandhi (1982)

"As for the Road Warrior... he lives now, only in my memory..."

The Road Warrior (1982)

?You okay, Jim? How do you feel??
?Young. I feel young.?

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

?Greetings, programs!?

Tron (1982)

?That won't be necessary. You see, Sarah, Harold, we took a secret vote. We're not leaving. We're never leaving.?

The Big Chill (1983)

"Look up at the stars."

Brainstorm (1983)

?Rupert Pupkin, ladies and gentlemen. Let?s hear it for Rupert Pupkin. Wonderful. Rupert Pupkin, ladies and gentlemen.?

The King of Comedy (1983)

?Try it with your own feet.?

All of Me (1984)

?Mediocrities everywhere. I absolve you! I absolve you! I absolve you! I absolve you! I absolve you all!?

Amadeus (1984)

?I know the perfect place, you guys will love it. Trust me.?

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)


Ghostbusters (1984)

?Xi was beginning to think he would never find the end of the Earth. And one day, suddenly, there it was.?

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1984)

?Nothing to forgive, Sydney, nothing.?

The Killing Fields (1984)

?Way back, way, way, way back, up high into the right field. That ball is still going. It?s way back, high up in there. He did it. Hobbs did it.?

The Natural (1984)

"I love you."

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

- "What did he just say?"
- "He said there's a storm coming in."
- "I know."

The Terminator (1984)

- "Do you think you'd be happy doing that?"
- "Well, I don't know. What are the hours?"

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Someday the children of the new sun will meet the children of the old. I think they will be our friends. You can tell your children of the day when everyone looked up and realized that we were only tenants of this world. We have been given a new lease -- and a warning -- from the landlord."

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

?Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.?

Back to the Future (1985)

"Still, in all, every night we does the tell so that we 'member who we was and where we came from. But most of all we 'members the man who finded us, him that came the salvage, and we lights the city not just for him but for all of 'em that are still out there, 'cause we knows there'll come a night when they sees the distant light and they'll be comin home."

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

?Denys would like that. I must remember to tell him.?

Out of Africa (1985)

?Good-bye, Bountiful. Bye.?

The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

?You be careful out among them English.?

Witness (1985)

?Sleep tight.?

Aliens (1986)

?It?s a strange world, isn?t it??

Blue Velvet (1986)

?Do you think that we could find a place where we can meet, not in silence and not in sound??

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

?What makes you so sure??
?Hey" I?m back!?

The Color of Money (1986)

?Mickey...I'm pregnant.?

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

?There are times since when I?ve felt like a child born of those two fathers. But be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach others what we know, and to try with what?s left of our lives to find a goodness and meaning to this life.?

Platoon (1986)

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?"

Stand By Me (1986)

?I?m so happy that I am alive, in one piece and short. I?m in a world of shit, yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.?

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

?Oh, these are special. They're ruby slippers, Adrian. Put these on and say there's no place like home, there's no place like home, and you can be there. Ha, ha, ha, I hope, I hope we all could.?

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

?I?m too old for this.?

Lethal Weapon (1987)

"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

The Lost Boys (1987)

?Alla famiglia! Salud!?
(?To family!?)

Moonstruck (1987)

?I never forgot that New Year's Eve, when Aunt Bea awakened me to watch 1944 come in. And I've never forgotten any of those people, or any of the voices we used to hear on the radio. Although the truth is, with the passing of each New Year's Eve, those voices do seem to grow dimmer and dimmer.?

Radio Days (1987)

"If not Arizona, then a land not too far away . . . where all parents are strong and wise and capable, and all children are happy and beloved. I don't know. Maybe it was Utah."

Raising Arizona (1987)

?Nice shooting, son. What's your name??

Robocop (1987)

?They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then??
?I think I'll have a drink.?

The Untouchables (1987)

?I don't know, I'd like to go home and I'd like to play with my dog.?

The Accused (1988)

?Oh, hey, wait a, hey, stop it, hey, you're messing up my hair. Come on, whoa, whoa, stop it. Whoa! Hey, this might be a good look for me.?

Beetlejuice (1988)

?Walt Whitman once said, 'I see great things in baseball. It's our game. The American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us.' You could look it up.?

Bull Durham (1988)


A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

?Let's dance!?

Hairspray (1988)

?It is accomplished! It is accomplished!?

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)


?O-k-k-k, mm-ove along. There's nn-othing else to see. T-t-that's all, folks. Hmm, I l-l-like the sound of that. Eee-ba-da, eee-ba-da,'s all, folks!?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

"Aw, ladies, come on...!"

The Witches of Eastwick (1988)

?Hello, Brigman.?
?Hello, Mrs. Brigman.?

The Abyss (1989)

"... I know, you did send me back to the future, but I'm back - I'm back FROM the future."
"Great Scott! (he faints)"

Back to the Future, Part II (1989)

?Mr. Wayne told me to tell you that he might be a little late.?
?I'm not a bit surprised.?

Batman (1989)

?Welcome home, Ronnie!?

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

?We're all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points. But we define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices. Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly. Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation. It is only we, with our capacity to love, that give meaning to the indifferent universe. And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying and even to find joy from simple things, like their family, their work, and from the hope that future generations might understand more.?

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

?This is Mr. Senor Love Daddy coming at you from what's last on your dial but first in your hearts, and that's the quintessential truth, Ruth. The next record goes out to Radio Raheem. We love you, brother.?

Do the Right Thing (1989)

?Hey, Dad! You wanna have a catch??
?I'd like that.?

Field of Dreams (1989)

?Think it's gonna rain.?
?It is raining.?

sex, lies, and videotape... (1989)

?Let's begin.?

Awakenings (1990)

"Hey, Doc! Where ya going now? Back to the future?"
"Nope. Already been there."

Back to the Future, Part III (1990)

?You know something, Tracy, I kind of like that dame.?

Dick Tracy (1990)

?I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.?

GoodFellas (1990)

?Kevin, what did you do to my room??

Home Alone (1990)

?There was a crime, there was a victim, and there is punishment.?

Presumed Innocent (1990)

?Welcome to Hollywood! What?s your dream? Everybody comes here. This is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don?t, but keep on dreamin?. This is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin?.?

Pretty Woman (1990)

?Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard??

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

?I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye.?

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

?The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope, because if a machine, a terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can, too.?

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

?Merry Christmas, Alfred. Goodwill toward men - and women.?

Batman Returns (1992)

?Give me peace.?

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

?Great Spirit and the Maker of All Life. A warrior goes to you swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun. Welcome him and let him take his place at the council fire of my people. He is Uncas, my son. Tell them to be patient and ask Death for speed; for they are all there but one - I, Chingachgook - Last of the Mohicans.?

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

?What took you so long??
?Traffic was a bitch.?

The Player (1992)

?You better bury Ned right. You better not cut up nor otherwise harm no whores, or I'll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches.?

Unforgiven (1992)

?Sure, I could have stayed in the past. I could have even been king. But in my own way, I am king. (Ash grabs girl) Hail to the king, baby.?

Army of Darkness (1993)

?Thought you didn't care.?
?I don't. Don't tell anybody, OK??

The Fugitive (1993)

?Let's live here! We'll rent to start.?

Groundhog Day (1993)

?Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your park.?
?So have I.?

Jurassic Park (1993)

(singing) ?For it is plain as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be.?

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

?There is a silence where no sound may be, in the cold grave, under the deep, deep sea.?

The Piano (1993)


The Flintstones (1994)

?And that's the story of how Norville Barnes climbed waaay up to the forty-fourth floor of the Hudsucker Buildling, and then fell all the way down but didn't quite squish hisself. You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...?

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

?I think we oughta leave now.?
?That's probably a good idea.?

Pulp Fiction (1994)

?I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.? (voice-over)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

?I have to warn you. I?ve heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.?
?Okay. We?ll have to base it on sex, then.?
?Whatever you say, ma?am.?

Speed (1994)

(voice-over) "I sometimes catch myself looking up at the moon, remembering the changes of fortune in our long voyage, thinking of the thousands of people who worked to bring the three of us home. I look up at the moon, and wonder: When will we be going back? And who will that be?"

Apollo 13 (1995)

?The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, he's gone.?

The Usual Suspects (1995)

?Two more months.?

 Fargo (1996)

"This is the life, ain't it?"

Secrets & Lies (1996, UK)

"Vanity - definitely my favorite sin."

Devil's Advocate (1997)

?You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry: you will someday."

American Beauty (1999)

?Goodnight, you princes of Maine. You kings of New England.?

The Cider House Rules (1999)

?If you don't have a chicken, where are you going to get the egg??
?From the chicken that comes from the egg.?
?Yeah, but you have to have an egg to have a chicken.?
?Yeah, but you've got to get the chicken first to get the egg, and then you get the egg... to get the chicken out of... ?
?Hang on, let's go over this again??

Chicken Run (2000)

?Now, where was I??

Memento (2000)

"My father once told me we was all born of blood and tribulation; so then, too, was our great city. But for those of us who had lived and died in them furious days... it was like everything we knew was mightily swept away. And no matter what they did to build this city back up again -- for the rest of time -- it would be like nobody even knew we was ever here."

Gangs of New York (2002)

"Let me sleep."

Insomnia (2002)

"What about the person we show it to? What's happens to them?"

The Ring (2002)

"...The Terminator knew; he tried to tell us. But I didn't want to hear it. Maybe the future has been written. I don't know; all I know is what the Terminator taught me - never stop fighting. And I never will. The battle has just begun."

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

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