This week, the DVD Club’s Twitter hounds are tackling Dirty Harry.
One of Clint Eastwood’s most famous lines in the movie frequently gets misquoted (see below).
And that got us to thinking of the most famous film dialogue that people get wrong. And how we could suggest an alternative.
So check out the lines and don’t forget to show up tonight at 8pm (GMT) for some brutal cop action at DVD Club.
Dirty Harry (1971)
What People Say: “Do you feel lucky, punk?"
What The Film Really Said: "Ah, I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking, 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"
If We’re Going To Get It Wrong, Why Not: “Excuse me, sir, but current police guidelines mean I am required to inform you of the still-loaded nature of my weapon. I would also warn you that it is statistically likely that you will face a life-terminating situation should I discharge it.”
Wall Street (1987)
What People Say: "Greed is good!"
What The Film Really Said: "The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
If We’re Going To Get It Wrong, Why Not: “Loadsamoneeeeey!”