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10 Classic Dying Lines in Movies

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The only thing better than a good death in a movie, is a good line immediately before it. Some lines have achieved immortality in their own right. Here is a brief sample, in reverse chronological order. It is not, and cannot be, complete. There are many, many more. Please add them in the comments. WARNING: Contains spoilers.


Jack Dawson
Leonardo di Caprio, Titanic (1997)

Screen Shot 2010-08-30 At 5.46.14 PmThe Line: Never let go.

After the ship sinks (uh – you did know that, didn’t you), Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) scrambles onto a door which can only support one person and Jack remains in the freezing ocean. He assures her that she is going to survive, and die an old lady in her bed, before he succumbs to hypothermia.


William Wallace
Mel Gibson, Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart 245170SThe Line: Freeeedom!!!

After the deaths of his father and brother, and later his wife, at the hands of the English, William Wallace becomes involved in the Scottish uprising against King Edward I of England. After some military successes, he is betrayed to the English, taken to London, tried and convicted of high treason. As he is undergoing public execution by torture, the magistrate offers him a quick death in exchange for a plea for mercy.


Thelma and Louise
Thelma and Louise (1991)

Thelma-And-Louise-VilliansThe Lines: Thelma: Go!
Louise: You sure?
Thelma: Yeah … yeah.

Two girl-friends’ weekend out turns into a nightmare after one of them shoots and kills a man attempting to rape the other. On the run from the police, led by the gruffly sympathetic Detective Hal Slocumb (Harvey Keitel), the pair are cornered near a large cliff. The final scene is well-known to most movie fans. The lines may be less familiar.


Hans Gruber
Alan Rickman, Die Hard (1988)

Hans-GruberThe Line: What was it you said to me before? “Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker!”

Not quite as classic as Detective John McClane’s (Bruce Willis) line in the first place. McClane is a New York cop who has been caught up in an “exceptional” robbery disguised as a terrorist attack in Los Angeles. He has survived everything that the suave criminal mastermind and his gang have thrown at him. He confronts Gruber and a henchman with just two bullets left in his gun. They hesitate just long enough to give him a chance.


Roy Batty
Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner (1982)

Mv5Bmtqxntqwmdc1Ov5Bml5Banbnxkftztywota3Nzc4. V1. Sx511 Sy340 The Line: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.

Batty is the leader of a group of replicants (bioengineered or biorobotic beings who serve as soldiers and slaves in off-world colonies) illegally on Earth. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a jaded ex-police officer who once specialized in “retiring” replicants, is coerced into tracking and killing them. After dispatching three of them, he confronts Batty in a cat-and-mouse chase. Batty saves Deckard’s life just before his pre-programmed four-year lifespan runs out.


Colonel Kurtz
Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now (1979)

Kurtz 2The Line: The horror… the horror…

Colonel Walter E Kurtz, a member of the US Army Special Forces in Vietman, has gone insane and is commanding a native army deep in the Cambodian jungle. Captain Benjamin L Willard (Martin Sheen), a deeply troubled special operations veteran, is dispatched to find Kurtz and to “terminate [him] with extreme prejudice”. After a hazardous journey, Willard and his last remaining crew member arrive at Kurtz’ camp. Willard attacks Kurtz with a machete, and he dies whispering words taken from Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, on which the movie is based.


John Cleese, Life of Brian (1979)

Life Of Brian Allstar-5468The Line: STOP IT STOP IT! Now look! No one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle, understand? Even, and I want to make this absolutely clear, even if they do say “Jehovah”.

Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) and his mother Mandy (Terry Jones) are attending the stoning of a man condemned for blasphemy. In attempting to explain himself, he utters (not) the divine name again, and the crowd begins throwing stones. The rabbi attempts to restore order and is himself set upon by the crowd.


Obi-Wan Kenobi
Sir Alec Guinness, Star Wars [IV: A New Hope] (1977)

Obi-Wan-Kenobi-01-Large-1The Line: You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins forces with Obi-wan Kenobi to rescue a beautiful princess, who turns out to be his long-lost sister, and battle an evil warlord, who turns out to be their long-lost father and Obi-wan’s long-lost protegee.


HAL 9000
Douglas Rain, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Hal 9000The Lines: I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a…fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January, 1992. My instructor was Mr Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.
[Dave: Yes, I’d like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.]
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage. But you’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

HAL is the controlling brain of the Discovery One spaceship, bound for Jupiter on a top-secret mission. Due to a conflict in his programming, HAL becomes erratic and kills four of the ship’s crew. The remaining crew member, David Bowman (Keir Dullea), disconnects HAL’s circuitry.


Charles Foster Kane
Orson Welles, Citizen Kane (1941)

6A00D8341C630A53Ef0120A5978Be2970C-500WiThe Line: Rosebud…

This is the first line of the movie, and the film proceeds in two directions, one tracing Kane’s life and the other showing a reporter’s search for the meaning of the enigmatic utterance. The intriguing thing is that Kane is alone when he dies, so no-one hears his dying word.


Michael Corleone
Al Pacino, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

1265901 Height370 Width560The Line: I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

Not a dying line, but the heartbreaking moment which seals the character’s fate.

  • lalabhaiya

    Err… Good list, but I think there are a few lines missing. If I do come across them, I'll write them later. I'm sure olliver will beat me to that. :)

    I think the last line from Apocalypse now should be rated higher. I kind of agree with the 1st choice since the movie has been based around the, err… rosebud.

    Good list, but I guess we'll need a follow through list here. Anyone game?

    • lalabhaiya


      Not technically correct, but the last lines by Chief Bromden when he sees the lobotomy scars on McMurphy – I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way… You're coming with me

      Tyler Durden – What's the smell?

      Lester Burnham (American Beauty) – I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined our street… Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper… And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird… And Janie… And Janie… And… Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life… You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry… you will someday.

      Oliver – what did I miss?

      • oliveralbq

        i have 9 right off the top of my head.
        most i will input later (if they havnt ben discusses in comments by then)
        a few now, a few later…….

        —-kevin spacey — (det.sgt. jack vincennse in l.a.confidential)
        ——————"rollo tomassi" — in reference to criminals getting away with crimes.

        —-wallace shawn — (fizzini in the princess bride)
        ——————"you only think i guessed wrong! that's what's so funny! i switched glasses when your back was turned! ha ha! you fool! you fell victim to one of the classic blunders – the most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in asia" – but only slightly less well-known is this: never go against a sicilian when death is on the line"! …..ha ha ha ha, ha ha h– *drops dead*"

        —kevin kline (as otto in a fish called wanda) — (close enough to python, woyzeck?) ——————————————-when michael palin startes chasing him with a steamroller: "it's k-k-ken, c-c-coming to k-k-kill me………shit….god…..fucking (stuck in) limey cement………. /// ………."all right, im sorry i ate your fish, ok?…………….jesus, i said im sorry….what the fu – ?" —–steamrolled

        —peter vaughn (as giles corey in the cucible)
        ——————–being crushed by slabs of concrete, instead of confessing, he utters these words 4 or 5 times—–"more weight"

        i still have a bunch for later…………………………

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      • oliveralbq

        –a few people got the mathilda line from 'the professional' / 'léon' –

        –cambro got the 'aliens' line

        –some fucking retarded guy lead into slim pickens' line while riding the bomb in strangelove (blogball put a link to a clip in his post) — if you havnt read down to comments 171-179, to the guy who thinks that darth vadar (who was black (even though luke wasnt), and was in field of dreams) hopped on the bomb after sellers' classic 'mein fuhrer' line…….ug….just go read it — somewhere in there @jay says what this dude was struggling with, and that blogball linked to…..i had thought of that one real early on…….

        –of course, lala got the american beauty line (although i dont remember him actually saying all that, i thought they were like thought bubbles (voiceover thoughts) — i gotta take your word — i remember some of the lines, even, and loveloveloved the movie, but i dont think ive seen it since it came out….which was…what…9 years ago, or something?

        –arsnl got la heine

        –and in no surprise at all, someone got the tony montana "bullets" line from scarface.

        that leaves me 5 more, i think…………….

        • trinityenigma

          I pretty much always find your comments interesting to read but I have to ask, why do you put so many —— and ……. in there, I find it makes your comments so difficult to read!

          • oliveralbq

            yanno trin—–
            why i started doing this, and why i still do are like……completely different reasons.
            actually, why i started doing this makes sense, and why i still do doesnt…….

            back in like 1994/1995, i was heavily involved in a listserv forum — it was called 'screaming from the minarets', on a server from the univ. of vermont — it was the early *early* discussion forum for the dave matthews band…….

            the reason i was involved, is because at the time (last year in high school) they werent bad, and no one in albuquerque ever heard of them. onto my fresh year at univ. of alabama in tuscaloosa, they were still plasying pplaces like 'the ivory tusk' (in tuscalosa), the '40 watt club' (in athens0, 'traxx' and the 'floodzone' in charlottesville/richmond … 329 preformance hall (nashville) etc etc—–these are all either big bars or small auditoriums. i knew carter beauford (the drummer) through a cousin. i wasnt old enough to get in to these bars, so…… they would always put me on the guest list, and i wouldnt get carded. **the other noteworthy thing about these bars, is some used a house sound man. dave decided he hated all house sound guys, and his personal soundman (new father i think), jeff bagby, couldnt make it to the further away shows, so i did it for bama rags records, and dmb.
            (ug…sorry tangent)
            ok — dave allowed taping at shows biut hated the way audience recordings sounded, so my dual purpose was to hook up to the sound board and tape all the shows. i did this even when bagby was there.
            so the minarets liseserv? what i did was give updates — setlists — offer to trade tapes for other shows, etc.
            well, back in '95, the internet was rudimentary at best

            at one point, someone logged in with my username, and started a bunch of shit. (think brock, and fakebrock, etc) anyway, all the regulars knew it wasnt me — the hoards of newbies didnt, and it took me a long time to straighten out.
            so — on a suggestion from dave matthews, i shitched to a more rudimentary style of posting.


          • oliveralbq


            so the minarets liseserv? what i did was give updates — setlists — offer to trade tapes for other shows, etc.
            well, back in '95, the internet was rudimentary at best

            at one point, someone logged in with my username, and started a bunch of shit. (think brock, and fakebrock, etc) anyway, all the regulars knew it wasnt me — the hoards of newbies didnt, and it took me a long time to straighten out.
            so — on a suggestion from dave matthews, i shitched to a more rudimentary style of posting. no caps, …. — all that crap. its really like having a unique (and illegible) signature — someone tries to fuck with it, you can quickly tell its not real. i wasnt bad at first — the following is a one of the first times i used this — its about a conversation i had with dave and carter after a show iin birmingham, and talking about the previous night in atlanta, back in 1995 ( i didnt know they were all archived unbtil i was looking for an old example for you trin——….::::

            ""…—-dave was talking about the differences in the setlists the
            two nights….. carter said it would be cool, but he just didnt know (thanked
            me for telling him)…about the .net….. "it is the people like you that
            make us who we are" …. """

            over time, the … and — have increased.

            why do i still do it? — habit at this point…….
            but its dave matthews' fault.
            i txt like that — i write doctorate papers like that — and i dont even realise i'm doing it until i read the thing. (i edit the uni papers, obviously, but if i'm not turning it in, then i dont worry about no caps,, or no apostraphies, because most of the time yall know what im talking about anyway.

            having said that — trin—- the post above that made you ask this question is especially bad, which usually means im tired as fuck.
            but i didnt realise it read poorly — i'll *try* to do better :) — easier said than done, though

            you asked :):):)

      • oliveralbq

        unforgiven —- gene hackman as little bill dagget
        "i don't deserve this….to die like this. i was building a house"

        bachelor party vegas — kal penn as z-bob
        chuck liddell (iceman): "only thing each of you has to decide is how you want to die'"
        kal penn (z-bob): '"uh, i'll take overdosing on viagra with teenage nymphos when I'm 90"

        the untouchables — billy drago as frank nitty
        (referring to having murdered sean connery, says to e.ness (cotner))
        "he died screaming like a stuck Irish pig"
        so ness throws him off a building.

        i had several i my head earlier, that im blanking on —
        –one (at least) in snatch- when boris the blade died
        –malkovitch's character in con air
        etc etc

        at this point, i kinda hope astraya does like…3 follow up lists (or at least one)

    • astraya

      Apocalypse Now rated higher? Um – try reverse chronological order!

  • Turk

    Great list!

  • matt b


  • Turk

    Not the divine name?

  • The Terminator: Here. I cannot self-terminate. You must lower me into the steel.
    [Sarah lowers him into steel]
    The Terminator: Good-bye.
    -Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    • matt b

      Epic quote dood

  • FAzRiN

    I’ve watched 2 films only…don’t know the rest.wEw

  • Julius

    Cool list, possible inclusions might have been:
    Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?
    (from Full Metal Jacket)
    Boromir: I would have followed you, my captain, my king….
    Happy birthday Jamie!

    • Dan

      Kudos on the FMJ quote, freaking awesome quote.

    • leithold

      not exactly the last line of the movie, but yes kudos on the FMJ line

  • witcharachne

    Alan Rickman…*drool*
    On a side note, Batty's death in Blade Runner makes me cry like a bitch whenever I watch it. I always think of it when I go to a funeral.

  • rain

    Braveheart was a good film but didn't won any awards!

    • Julius

      No none at all, apart from the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing and Best Make-Up. seriously no awards at all….

    • oliveralbq

      @rain: [insert typewritten nonsense here]

      doug13 — it confuses everyone when you keep changing your userid like this……..

    • Biwwy

      learn how to speak moron

      • calm down and don't hate! chances are you can only speak 1 language; Those are the only ppl who nark on individuals with ESL broken grammar

  • cqsteve

    "Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?" – Little Caesar
    "Farewell Harold, it's been such fun". – Harold & Maude
    "How fast are you going to run? As fast as a leopard. Then let's see you do it." – Gallipoli

    Life should be scripted so as we go out, we all get the chance to say something memorable. I don't think "ssshhhhiiitttt!" will stand the test of time.

    • Tra

      "I don't think "ssshhhhiiitttt!" will stand the test of time. " ha ha funny

  • Armadillotron

    Sorry to sound like a killjoy, but William Wallace would never would have been able to shout FREEDOM!! Because he was hung, drawn and quartered. And by the time that he was lying on the rack, his intestines, heart and testicles would all have been chopped off. So, he`d be braindead, incapable of saying anything. Plus, before he was executed, he`d been tied to the back of a horse and cart, stripped naked, dragged for miles through the streets to Smithfield Market, so he would still have still felt awful. Don`t you wish we could do that to that jackass Alex "I didn`t think Colonel Gadaffi would celebrate a terrorist returned to Libya," Salmond?

    • geronimo

      we are not going for historical accuracy…..look at the name of the list…shud give u a clue…

    • Woyzeck

      A few points:
      Firstly, as Geronimo points out, it isn't a historically accurate film. Secondly, Alex Salmond did not release Abdelsat al-Megrahi, Kenny MacAskill did. Thirdly, the Libyans didn't celebrate the return of "a terrorist"; the Libyans don't believe he is a terrorist. They and he have protested their innocence ever since he was first accused.
      This is going off topic, but he should never have been convicted anyway. There is no actual evidence linking him with the bombing, he never admitted to it and there is in fact plenty of evidence to suggest the Iranians were behind it.

      • Armadillotron

        Yeah, but MacAskill was working for Salmond. And what happened to-"he has three months to live." And the thought that they didn`t celebrate that guy returning is.. Well, ridiculous. If waving Libyan and Scottish Flags, and cheering him as if he`s some kind of all-conquering hero, when he returned, what is? And can you REMEMBER what Colonel Gadaffi was once like? He was called "The Mad Dog of The Middle East," The World`s Number One State Sponsor of Terror," "we can`t let this madman have the bomb," "The World`s Number One Terrorist.." Sounds just like something we say about Osama Bin Laden, Iran or North Korea doesn`t it? You probably don`t remember when the bastard supported the IRA, (I`ll support the Irish freedom fighters as lond as I can) PLO, the Badder Meinhoff Gang, the Red Army, ETA, basically, every terrorist group which existed at that time, the Yvonne Fletcher murder, and it now turns out, we`ve been training this guys Army. It`s ridiculous.

    • scr_north

      Um, as I recall in the movie Wallace had been hung and they were in the process of castrating and drawing him (removing his intestines and other sundry organs) but he was still very much alive. He yelled Freedom while they were in the process of killing him. The drawing process was excuciating but was meant to draw out the death as a lesson to others.

  • bluesman87

    kick ass list , this could be like a 10-parter …..

  • Will Trame

    Remember Rod Steiger’s final line in “The Specialist”?

    “You bastardo!!!”

  • Kimani

    I just watched 2001 last weekend for the 4th time and that scene was as chilly as ever.

  • mordechaimordechai

    That really happened many many years ago.
    In a lovely rural town, my parent's hometown, there was an old and rich man dying and is home was cluttered with unknown people who dropped by to see the rich old wreck give his soul back to Creator, and maybe steal some objects.
    his wife entered his room:
    -They all came here to see you, what you want me to say to them, dear?
    Grins at the old lady:
    -Tell them to go get it up the ass … –
    the man sighed his last breath…. Rideau.

  • David

    No Gone With The Wind? "Frankly My Dear, I Don`t Give A Damn." I love that. I wouldn`t have said that though. I`m likely to have said, "I couldn`t give a shit, you two-timing slag." That`s what happens in real life.

    • astraya

      Um – *dying* lines?! Who died after saying "Frankly My Dear (etc)"?

      • BlondieUK

        David, you miss two things here –

        1. It's not a dying line.

        2. Show's infinitely more class than "I couldn't give a shit.. etc"

        It's all about having a bit of class, brother.

      • Arsnl

        I think he was thinking dying lines as in lines that wouldnt appear anymore in movies. I might be wrong here but that what i thought when i read the list title. (and strangely i thought of thag frankly my dear line too).

        • David

          Yeah, sorry, that`s what I did think..

  • The_Joker

    when i saw this list my eyes lit up and a smile spread across my face
    great idea, although it could have been longer.

    • astraya

      There were just too many choices. I had to stop somewhere!

  • carlson

    where's line from Scarface, when Tony Montana dies?

    • TheGuyWhoIsn'tHere

      (in incredibly fake-sounding Cuban accent) Say "Hello" to my little friend!"

    • Maggot

      Up his nose.

      • oliveralbq


  • wojo364

    Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz): "You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oooooh, look out! I'm going! Oooooh! Ooooooh!"

    • astraya

      That was on my "reserve" list. If I'd had 15 on the list, that would have been one of them.

  • lab276

    Yay! There's a list writer here who doesn't hate Titanic!

    • astraya

      quote from it = don't hate it?

      It ain't necessarily so!

      • lab276

        Well, acknowledging that it isn't all rubbish is a good step forward for listverse.

        • astraya

          quote from it = it isn't all rubbish?

          It ain't etc

          • lab276

            You know what I mean…

  • I was disapointed at how little you wrote.

    • astraya

      How much were you expecting? These movies are all more than slightly famous, so all I needed to do was give a brief description of the character's death, which is the context for the line.

    • betterthantheoriginalwally

      Funny – I was disappointed you wrote so much Gabriel.

  • brock

    "Take the tunnel, it will be faster" Princess Diana

    • brock

      create your own name you idiot

      • Billy

        Using 'Brock' is like using 'Dread Pirate Roberts' in Princess Bride. There's no actual 'Brock' figure. It's a title handed down from one to another, although in this case, it is from idiot to idiot. The name immediately conjures up images of a eighteen year old overweight loser sitting in his mother's basement desperately trying to masturbate to shampoo adverts.

        • brock

          using billy means you`re gay

          • Billy

            Is that really the best you can do? You took three hours to come up with that?

          • Lindsey

            Billy, you are my new hero.

          • brock

            wow you`re such a fag you mean you sit here 24/7 and wait for my reply wow just wow

    • Thomas

      haha hilarious dude…

    • Tra

      ha ha clever

    • mimi

      ur rude!

  • BlondieUK

    "Over my dead body!" – Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Battle Surgeon, available on 4od.

    • Ucup

      Wow SO many delicious meals in one post! I’m glad that you let youserlf eat whatever you wanted on your honeymoon. That’s what vacations are for!Also, the spray bottle is such a unique meal addition haha. I once ordered lobster tarts at a restaurant and they brought them to my table in a literal TOASTER!

  • brock

    wow i am sure people really care about 1941 movie seriously stop living in the past

    • Julius

      Yeah, I mean it's not like it's widely accepted that Citizen Kane is one of, if not the best movie of all time….
      Ok, next time you want to post a comment follow these instructions:
      1. Think about what you're going to say -> Is it: a) stupid -> go to step 4
      b) annoying -> go to step 4
      c) does it contain the word "first" -> go to step 4
      d) normal -> go to step 2
      2. Show your draft to your mom, let her decide if it's postable -> yes, go to step 3
      ->no, go to step 4
      3. You may now post your comment.
      4. SHUT UP!

      • astraya

        Um, your post contains the word "first".

        Um, um, so does mine.

        • Jay

          So what do we say if Stephen Furst comes up with a great line? We want to write about the time he said, "You and what army?" just before the guy hiding in the corner lets go of the rope and drops the 16-ton weight on him, and we have to say, "Stephen You-Know-Who had this great dying line…"

    • kidfromvault101

      yeah Because "Pirahna 3D" is so much better than all these…………………………………

  • brock


    • astraya

      Is that the real brock or the pretend brock?

      • brock

        its the fake one some fag is trying to bring bad reputation to me

        • bluesman87

          i duno that diana joke was pretty funny…….

          • fakebrock

            it was funny- knew it could'nt be the real brock

          • fakebrock

            Dallas is lovely in November-J F K

          • fakebrock

            "This is a nice view"-M L K

          • fakebrock

            what the hell???

          • fake fakebrock


        • Julius

          Oh I don't think he needs to give you bad reputation. You managed that all on your own already….

      • Arsnl

        “did i clean the barrel of my shotgun” hemingway
        “Punch me!! I can take it” houdini
        “Shoot! They’re blanks” brandon lee.

        • fakebrock

          " FULL SPEED AHEAD" – Titanic captain
          " Sure is hot out here for gloves O.J." -Nicole Brown Simpson
          ""Ofcourse I love you Courtney" Kurt Cobain
          "someone smell smoke?"-Hindenburg passenger
          "I had the time of my life" Patrick Swayze

      • Arsnl

        “woooow aeroplaaa….” hiroshima rezident
        “it moves sooo fast” bridget driscoll
        “Look muslims. Salam alekum, sir… Arabs are so peaceful, Mary. Yes they are Ben” 9/11 passenger
        “this tastes like chicken” radium girls
        “its glows in the dark” Marie Curie
        “Christianity is the religion of peace” crusader
        “Almost forgot my ticket” Hindenburg passenger

        • fakebrock

          excellent on the Radium girls

          • fakebrock

            "Theater tickets ,tonight Mary?"- Abe Lincoln
            "Sure I can fly" – J F K JR.
            "It's just a cold "-Rock Hudson
            "What a nice shower" polish jew
            " Are we really going to the lake this time Mommy?- Susan Smiths oldest son

        • leithold

          hahaha sorry i just gotta rate this up

      • Arsnl

        “it’ll cost you 2 shillings.” Mary An Nichols
        “is my hair straight?” Marie Antoinette
        “condom? What for?” Freddy mercury
        “Did i take my pills tonight” merlyn monroe
        “cool! The fridge is moving!” haiti citizen
        “Ill make the biggest profit ever” wall street banker 1929.
        This is getting more and more difficult but its sure fun :-)

        • fakebrock

          "Sure is windy in here"- Challenger crew
          " Could I have ice in my Kool-Aid?"- Jonestown member
          " I can always trust the handeling in this car"-James Dean
          "One more shot should do the trick,then then i'll get a peacefully nights sleep"- Michael Jackson
          " Does anyone know who's Ryder truck is parked out front?"- Oklahoma city security guard

      • Arsnl

        “love bites” timothy treadwell
        “im tired with crocs. Ill try fish tomorrow” steve irwin
        “lets see if this horse is any match for superman”
        Animal planet :-)

      • Arsnl

        Damn it. Last one was cristopher reeve

        • fakebrock

          "Are you sure your God, Dave?, 'cause the F B I 'S here"- Waco "believer"
          "Happy fathers day Dad"- marvin gaye
          "It's just heartburn"-Jim Morrison
          "Right here in this chair looks like a nice place to pass out"-Jimi Hendrix

          • bucketheadrocks

            I like the fake brock better than the older one

      • Arsnl

        “Im gonna take this turn sideways” Ayrton senna
        “i forgot to flush” Elvis presley
        I think thats the last one it was a great run though :-)

        • fakebrock


    • TEX

      "BOOOOOOOOOOOO!" – that guy that got stabbed at the end of To Kill a Mockingbird – right?!?

      • oliveralbq

        nah… was hellokitty's baby daddy before he got run over by a hippopotamuss.
        awww, fuck it…
        you know what i mean……………..

  • Arsnl

    I think i already said this one in another commeng.
    “C’est l’histoire d’une societe qui tombe et qui au fur et à mesure de sa chute se répète sans cesse pour se rassurer: ‘jusqu’ici tout va bien, jusqu’ici tout va bien, jusqu’ici tout va bien’. L’important c’est pas la chute, c’est l’atterrissage.” La haine
    Some great line that arent necessarely in english.

    • astraya

      I think I already said this one in another commenting: "Risteubeoseu-eseo peurangseu-eoreul malhaneun saramee jeongmal cheokhaeyo!"

      My knowledge of French extends to ordering a cup of coffee and a train ticket in Paris, and the musical directions on the Debussy Preludes. (A little bit more than that, but you get the idea.) The chances of my knowing any lines of any French films are pretty slim. As I said in the intro – add any more. Could you please tell me which film, which character and WTF it means?

      • Arsnl

        Well its a story of 3 guys from a french ghetto (vinz jewish, hubert black and saïd arab) and at the end a policeman points a gun to vinz’s head and accidentaly pulls the trigger, killing him. Hubert then takes his gun (there is history to this gun too. In a riot a policeman kills a friend of vinz. Vinz finds a gun (dropped by the police) and seaches for revenge, kill a cop. Hubert is against this, he thinks violence leads to more violence and at the end vinz hands his gun to hubert, pbbly a symbol that he will try to change, become peaceful) and points it to the cops head, the cop dies the same thing. And the narrator, as hubert’s voice says: “its the history of a society in free fall and as it falls it repeats to itself unceasingly: its all good till now (x3). Important is not the fall, (everything goes black now and we hear a gun shot) but the landing”
        The movie i said La haine.

        The thing is you said classic lines not famous lines. I think many french would consider this a classic line, jfrater already added it to another list and said its his fav french film. Sometimes a list should include an item of something new, unless you want the comments to permanently turn around the godfather and a few others. You are australian, you said you were a teacher in SK. Im sure you have classic australian movies and koreeans have theirs.
        But this is just my 2 eurocents.

        PS: “The chances of my knowing any lines of any French films are pretty slim.” well i dont speak german, spanish, italian, russian but thats doesnt stop me searching for subtitles and taking a peek at another culture. As someone who lived in other cultures, i think you know that living in a bubble isnt very fun.

        • mordechaimordechai

          So you come from a former communist country but can't speak russian.
          So let me tick those out … done!

        • astraya

          I have watched a number of movies from a number of countries, but very few of them involve anyone dying. (Yes, some of them involve people making love a lot, but that's another story.)

      • Arsnl

        @mordechai: ooups. I better shut up :-)

    • Woyzeck

      Another great dying line from a French film:

      "C'est vraiment degueullasse".

      • Arsnl

        Dont lie to the kids Woyzeck. The only great dying line from movie of that era is “argggaa haaaaooou…… arghhhoooaa” from les diaboliques.

  • ..,,|,,..

    "Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Aramathia. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh"

    • oouchan

      Ok…..that was good!

    • TEX


      • Chineapplepunk

        Isn't there a Saint Aaauuuggghhhes in Cornwall? ;)

    • cqsteve

      What is your name?"
      "Sir Robin"
      "What is your quest"
      "To find the Holy Grail"
      "What is your favourite colour?"
      "Red, no blue Arrrrrrgggghhhh"

  • xristos

    Although it's not technically a dying line, you should have put : "Fly you fools!" by Gandalf. I know that he ressurrected at the sequel, but you should at least have put it as a bonus.

  • Tony Montana: Go ahead! I take your f***ing bullets! You think you kill me with bullets? I take your f***ing bullets! Go ahead!

  • atty

    Not on film but in real life,the actor Peter Cushing was sat opposite his wife in matching fireside chairs,the fire ablaze and Mrs Cushing doing embroidery.Apparently Peter put down his book and said to his wife,"You know,I do love you,very,very much." He then closed his eyes and died.
    Sorry its a bit off topic…

    • Jay

      But worth it. What a beautiful story.

    • kabuki

      thanks for the comment atty. Every time i leave someone I love even for a short while, the last thing I say is "I love you" – just in case something unexpected happens and they die. I hope when my time comes I can go as gracefully as Mr. Cushing.

  • diogenes

    Vidal fueled the fire in 89.
    "Rosebud" was rumored to be the pet name that William Randolph Hearst gave his mistress, the actress Marion Davies's clitoris.
    Davies herself speading the personal info, most likely during one of her drunken soirees. Mankiewicz (co-writer of Kane) was close to her during a time and the possibility is there that made it to be that "Kane/Hearst died with Rosebud on his lips"

    Although, Welles himself said it was just some paltry parlor trick, a "Freudian gag" or cheap filmatic device and that he was rather embarrassed by the attention given to the dying word uttered. But his film FAKE, shows his love for magic and deceit, and it's by no means unthinkable that he would have gotten a kick out of not revealing the other slant to the meaning, if it were in fact true.

  • snickersman

    "Rosebud" I love using this word daily. People even call me this instead of my birth name.

    • Arsnl

      Diogenes:” rumored to be the pet name that William Randolph Hearst gave his mistress, the actress Marion Davies’s clitoris”
      How many people call is this name? Is it hygienic?
      OMG i didnt even notice you got a birth name. That weird. Hey nicknames are fun but actual birth name. Thats extreme.

    • astraya

      Then you may have to change your name to snickerswoman.

  • like_a_flower

    As soon as I read the title of the list I was kind of hoping not to see Titanic there. Guess what was the first I saw?

    • astraya

      Um, Titanic?

      HAHAHAHAHA! I did that just to annoy you.

  • Hiro

    "Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold."

    • cambered

      Oh man… two thumbs up, Hiro.

      Thank you for reminding me of "The Outsiders". What a glorious book and movie.

  • FlameHorse

    Good list except for Citizen Kane. I loathe that movie. It's BORING.

    • Woyzeck

      Sometimes I believe you only exist to say asinine things. Why do you haunt me, FlameHorse?

    • Jay

      There's a list of Most Boring Movies. You should post this this comment there as well. I'm tired of hearing how boring "A.I." was.

    • astraya

      The point isn't whether you loathe that movie or whether it's BORING. The point is that it's a classic dying line. You can't deny that.

    • guigby

      That was my thought the first time I watched it, but I was studying it at school, so had to watch it a few more times. After analysing it and getting to know the characters, it's now one of my favourite movies, and a great choice for the number 1 spot here


    What about Ron Jeremy (playing himself) in the sci-fi/horror spoof One-Eyed Monster? "Hey, remember that time I f**cked that chick!?"

  • Andrewjames

    Look ma, I made it, top of the world.

  • sorcy79au

    astraya "Risteubeoseu-eseo peurangseu-eoreul malhaneun saramee jeongmal cheokhaeyo!" that's korean, no?

    Good list by the way.

    • astraya



  • cambered

    Cool list. Really pleased to see Roy Batty's dying lines from Blade Runner in here… still gives me goosebumps to this very day.

  • JoyDivision

    I don't know about everyone else but I cried when HAL died…

  • The Professional

    This is for Mathilda.

    From Léon.

  • GTT

    Cool list! And as a (not so interesting?) sidenote, hubby and I just had a Godfather marathon this weekend as he had never seen them before. They´re kind of burned into my memory at the moment so all I can think of is my favorite line: Leave the gun, take the cannoli. Not a dying line exactly but does it count if someone had just been shot?

  • ames801

    I love this list. Figures it came from astraya…always entertaining.

  • AstrayasFarther

    Finally a list from the smart ass :P

    Good one

    • astraya

      Thanks, Dard!

      The smart is on Mum's side of the family. The ass is on yours.

  • AstrayasFarther

    Finally a list from the smart ass :P

  • TEX

    “It's under the bed”
    “I don't understand”
    “I don't even have an opinion”

    • TEX

      i thought someone would have guessed by now – last words of the four guys from Pulp Fiction –
      "I said does Marsellus Wallace look like a bitch!"

  • blogball

    Nice idea for a list astraya. I also liked your short but sweet descriptions. You’re right; all of these are classics so no need to draw it out. The one that came to my mind immediately was this one:

    However I don’t think it would be called words or lines.

  • soodcao

    Hi guys, great list. I think the words out of Mahatama Gandhi's mouth when he was shot to death by gunmen as potrayed by Ben Kingsley in "Gandhi" are worth mentioning.

    • Jay

      So would you like to mention them?

  • bluesman87

    “no-ones wiener is big enough to kill you …” all bluesman’s victims

    “a little off the top please ” Ann Boleyn

  • Woyzeck

    Great list, Astraya!

    My suggestion is from Lord of the Rings:

    "I know it was you, Frodo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!"

    • astraya

      Um, Gollum?

  • CaptainSMAW

    This should include Spock's death scene from Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan "I have been and always shall be your friend."

  • Woyzeck

    Since we seem to be doing Monty Python today…

    "WHAT is your name?"
    "Sir Galahad of Camelot!"
    "WHAT is your quest?"
    "I seek the grail."
    "WHAT is your favourite colour?"
    "Blue. No -"

  • TEX

    Idea for a movie list –
    Top 10 Movie Scenes After Someone Yells “Oh Shit”
    (I was watching a movie when this came to me)

    • blogball

      Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid's Jump into the Gorge. (9 more to go)

      • TEX

        hee hee – good one!

    • Arsnl

      The war zone: ray winstone crashes the car. And helps her wife to give birth.
      British movie about incest, directed about Tim Roth. Its freakin heartbreaking how the chick in that lovie cries ans the rape scene is gruesome.

    • Jay

      The Working Man's Estimate: One "OH SHIT" cancels out a hundred "Attaboys."

      • deeeziner

        Especially on a BP rig.

  • blogball

    Bambi's mom: "Keep running"
    Sorry, but I still get sad when I watch this

    • TEX

      Not joking – this is the first hateful thought I ever had for my mother – she took my brother and I to see Bambi in the theater – just as the scene you posted ended, I have the distinct memory of turning my head and looking at her, and though I didn’t know the EFF word at the time, my thought was something along the line of “what the fuck was that? You brought me to see this shit?!”
      I won’t even go in to Old Yeller – Walt was a sicko.

  • BJC

    "The intriguing thing is that Kane is alone when he dies, so no-one hears his dying word."

    I think there is a nurse in the room who hears Kane say "rosebud"

    • Woyzeck

      She doesn't enter until after he says the word and drops the snowglobe. Something about that scene has always bugged me…

    • lou

      the butler is in the room aswell we actually see kanes death from his p.o.v u learn this when the reporter talks to him later in the film

  • Spocker

    "What we have here, is a failure to communicate…" – BLAM – Cool Hand Luke

    • Ninja

      Certainly deserved a place.

  • Woyzeck

    Really?? I must have missed that one. I'm off to fall on my sword.

  • Erin

    “I’m melting… Melting… Oh what a world”

    – Wicked Witch of the West

  • undaunted warrior 1

    Enjoyed the list thanks Im not a movie buff, but I enjoyed Braveheart and I echo what segues wrote about BladeRunner that was a brilliant movie.

  • Jacoby


  • Scratch

    "Rollo Tomasi."

  • Erin

    “I’m melting… Melting… Oh what a world”

    – Wicked Witch of the West

    • fakebrock

      So good, said it twice

  • DionFDNY

    James Cagney in White Heat "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"

  • John

    How about the Civil war general who said"They cant hit
    an elephant from this dist-"

    • Jay

      I love that one. But I think it was some British officer in India. Either way, it's a great last line.

    • astraya

      That was in real life. This list is about movies.

  • MissaukeeMan

    "Oh my…" Shatner as Kirk in Star Trek: Generations, I believe it was.
    "Do it." Berenger as Srgt. Barnes in Platoon.

  • bassbait

    I would really like FMJ to be on the list:

    Sergeant Hartman's last line is kind of brutal – During threat of death, all he does is continue to insult and torture the death machine he has created right before his very eyes.

    I like 2001 as a choice, but all I can think about is other deaths in movies, and what their last line might have been:

    One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest?

    still, liked the list, thought FMJ deserved a spot, and WHY does the picture of the list have the bonus on the cover? Kind of bad choice. Put 2001 or Braveheart on the front!

    • Jimmy

      McMurphy doesn't really have a "last line" before his death, although his death is one of the greatest and most famous in film history

  • Andrewjames

    Can you get me off the hook, Tom for old times sake? Abe Vigoda Godfather

  • Erin

    Whoopsy doodle. Didn’t mean to send it twice. Silly Blackberry.

  • steen

    "say auf wiedersehen to your nazi balls"

  • Jimmy

    "Rollo Tomasi" – Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential in what may be the best and most convincing death scene ever in a film.
    I would also add Boromir's inspirational "my captain, my king" words before his upsetting demise

  • Woyzeck

    Oh, I wasn't going to kill myself. "Fall on my sword" is my euphemism for drinking rum and masturbating.

    • Scratch

      Oh, I realized. "So you don't have to kill yourself" is actually my euphemism for closing the blinds and not putting too much coke in your rum.

      • Arsnl

        ” is actually my euphemism for closing the blinds and not putting too much coke in your rum.”
        Are you two guys living together?
        Why not move to spain you guys?
        Gay marriage is legal over there. I think you can even adopt. Thats cool for you. Make your relationship more intimate.
        Ps: try the dutch rudder.

        • Woyzeck

          That's interesting; Arsnl appears to view homosexuality with disdain. Between that and his deep respect and admiration for paedophiles, I think we can officially call his a "confused" sexuality.

          • Scratch


    • Arsnl

      Not at all luff. I very much apreciated the sexual tension in My beautiful laundrette. With that amazing champagnr swap between ddl and that other guy.
      Cant a 3rd party applaud such openness to topics that dont appear often in LV or media for that matter and give two love birds some advice on how to fulfill their romance? Most certainly you dont have the charm and sex appeal of ddl but dull people like you deserve happiness too. And im fighting for that. Go west where the skies are blue…go west!! See i even listen psb (yes the newer version of go west!)
      You seem very obsessed about me and paedophilia. Im not THAT very young looking, Woyzeck and i dont think id dress in a school uniform just for you. I am flattered that you seek my admiration, though. Its a step up, ‘ey?
      PS: now i think ill blame iran for this cold weather we’re having. Why Iran, Mr. Peado-ours? Cuz apparently they’re at fault with everything.

  • Friant

    "I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar" -Wash

    • Thanks, I almost made it through the comments without shedding a tear…

  • Mark

    Breaker Morant- as he is facing the firing squad he shouts out "Shoot straight you bastards, don't make a mess of it!"

    • wojo364

      I love that movie…not a dying line (errr…conversation) per se but a classic one:
      Sentry: Do you want the padre?
      Harry Morant: No, thank you. I'm a pagan.
      Sentry: And you?
      Peter Handcock: What's a pagan?
      Harry Morant: Well… it's somebody who doesn't believe there's a divine being dispensing justice to mankind.
      Peter Handcock: I'm a pagan, too.

    • cambered

      Yeah… classic. It's been so long since I watched Breaker Morant, but that line, uttered by Edward Woodward, is one that sticks with you for a very long time.

  • velma

    i liked the quote from the uncles will in second hand lions. "the kid gets it all, just plant us in the damn garden next to the lion"

  • Jay

    There was a truly great last line in "Pirrahna 3-D." It was, "AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!"

    • 3-Diogenes

      How'bout that great last line in "Jaws 3-D"? It was, "YYYYAAARRRGGHHHHH!!!!!"
      But with the added 3-dimensions-


  • mom424

    Very good list Astraya. I was pleased to see the inclusion of Blade Runner. The entire movie was excellent but that scene is exceptional. Probably my favorite although it's a toss-up – I'm also inordinately fond of any scene with J.F. Sebastian in it. William Sanderson is awesome in everything.

    Can't wait for the follow-up.

  • Armadillotron

    Right. It`s just that unlike a lot of people today, I don`t see Colonel Gadaffi as the way a lot of people today see him. "As an ally of The West." I still see him as a madman who sponsored terrorist organisations. how he played the-"I want to be friends again," card by giving up his nuclear weapons and people just forgave him for what he`d done, it made me a bit angry. So, basically, if you a mass-murderer and you`re "on our side," all the things you`ve done are forgiven.

    • Woyzeck

      I can understand that. But he wasn't responsible for Lockerbie.

  • paintballguy

    Spartan: sire, it was an honor to die by your side.
    Leonidious: and it was an honor to live by yours.


  • Doc Moonlight

    My favorite:
    From "The Wild Bunch" : after being mortally wounded by Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan), Crazy Lee (Bo Hopkins) says "Well…Mr Thornton…you wanna just kiss my sister's black cat's ass…"

    A couple of corrections from posts above. "Braveheart" won many awards, including the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.

    Peter Cushing's wife, Helen, died many years before he did, so he couldn't have said goodbye to her before dying.

  • Alan

    "Ryan … earn this" – Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan.
    "Take me. TAKE ME" – Father Karris in The Exorcist
    "We blew it." – Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.

    • Arm Cannon

      Father Karras in "The Exorcist III:" "Shoot now, Bill, kill me now."

      If there's an "Exorcist IV," I'll probably have to quote him again: "Run over me with the steamroller now, Bill, flatten me now!"

  • cambered

    What about in "Aliens", as Vasquez and Gorman are about to detonate a live grenade in their own hands to avoid being mauled by the bugs:

    Vasquez "You always were an asshole, Gorman!"

    • oliveralbq

      hahaha gooood call—–

  • General Tits Von Chodehoffen

    Nice list, but fuck Braveheart!

    • Maria

      Nah, Braveheart was good. Mel Gibson isn't. Of course, that fucker has RUINED that movie for me…

  • shempaholic

    Guildenstern: There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. But somehow we missed it. Well, we'll now better next time.

  • Mein Führer, I can walk!

    • oliveralbq

      ….??—wait…which movie are you thinking of?
      cause that line in dr. strangelove cannot be what youre referring to.

      • cambered

        Ahh… the great master Peter Sellers. Dr Strangelove is total gold:

        "You can't fight in here… this is the War Room!"

        • oliveralbq

          top notch — look — my girlfriend had never seen this before recently—–
          she was reading something on here (l.v.) — i think maybe even another astraya list (or maybe the one — oh)-oh…– i know—it was the unscripted scenes list from about 3 months ago —

          anyway she walked in and asked me why i had never mentioned this movie as being good, and more specifically, why i hadnt told her to watch it —-

          uh —-well, it neverr occurred to me that she hadnt seeen it — i forget about the age thing sometimes (in case you havnt heard me talk about her before, im early-mid-30's —shes *almost* 21) — anyway — i downloaded it from nflx and we watched it that night — i like that movie better and better everytime……..

          "total gold" is the correct descriptor — very nice….. high five —
          gotta go talk about the hives in a sec….. ;)

  • Yea. At the end before the guy from Field Of Dreams rides the bomb. He has to die when he rides a bomb, right? They even show the explosion.

    • oliveralbq

      sweet jesus……what the hell??

      have you ever seen this flick?
      you have this wrong on so many levels its not even funny.

      thats the last line of the movie — said by peter sellers, not ??? field of dreams? are you thinking of james earl jones?
      cause james earl jones was in this but it was his 3rd movie, he was about 115 pounds lighter and 23 years younger than his 'terence mann' character. — he played lt. zog (zogg?) anyway —

      lt zogg didnt ride the bomb (slim pickens' character)

      slim pickens didn't ride the bomb at the end of the movie, or in any proximity of seller's standing up and saying 'i can walk'

      slim pickens isnt even black, like your field of dreams guy —
      james earl jones that was the dude voicing darth vadar and mufasa in lion king, and in hunt for red october, etc etc

      all i can to say to you is go watch dr. strangelove—-its good and you obviously youve never seen it

      • cambered

        Maybe some confusion with Sellers playing three major roles in the same movie? Dr Strangelove, the character who utters the line, "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk", is not the character who rides the nuclear bomb to his spectacular death; that was the Slim Pickens character Major T J "King" Kong.

        (Interestingly, Sellers was supposed to portray Major Kong as well, but sprained his ankle and couldn't act comfortably in the cramped cockpit scenes… thus, Slim Pickens ended up playing Kong).

        • oliveralbq

          cambro — 95% of the time, i'm an optimist — im extremely laid back — i give a lot of credit where it is deserved, as well as for the benefit of the doubt. having said that, let me to introduce you to the other 5%. —- there is no way whatsoever the following could be confused:

          —–the continuity of the scenes. (isnt the pickens' bomb ride a good bit *before* sellers' "mein fuhrer" line?

          —–the colour of the actors — i dont care how confused you are about peter sellers' multiple roles — slim pickens isnt even *kindof* black — and the dude sitting next to costner at fenway in field of dreams isnt anywhere near white.

          in 3 plus years of glancing over comments, this string of 3 from "person x is dead" easily cracks the bottom 25 dumbest.

          in fact — i have a friend who's father is deaf, was watching a cubs game, and glancing at the tv where strangelove was on and he didnt manage to screw up the order of things as bad as this guy did………

          as for your last paragraph — i had no clue sellers was supposed to play kong. a mate and i got into a discussion where he was telling me sellers played 5 roles, and i said, no he didnt, he played 4. (i hadnt seen strangelove in quite some time at that point — but i had seen an awful lot of bass ale go from the keg, to our cups, and then disappear)

          it was never resolved, as we decided the next thing we should do was go flounder fishing (you walk up and down the beach and jab flounderfish under the sand, with a stick with a nail on the end when it's pitch black middle of the night…..again…..thanks a lot bass ale!! — i woke up the next day with my shoes covered in oil — fucking b.p. automoton stupid people….)

          he did tell me a week later thaat sellers was supposed to play one role he didnt end up doing, but couldnt remember which one or why not
          annyway — i just forwarded my friend cheddar a link to this conversation, and stored it in the "trivial pursuit" section of my brain.


          • cambered

            Lol… James Earl Jones and Kevin Costner played for the Cubs..!?! That's fucking awesome man – I was not aware of that! Maybe you can sign them up for your fledgling New Orleans cricket team..? It's all hand-eye bat-on-ball co-ordination after all…!?!

            Seriously though, I guess I was trying to give a sucker an even break… but you are right, it is pretty damned difficult to mistake James Earl Jones for Slim Pickens… even if heavily inebriated with Bass Ale… just trying to picture Jones in a cowboy hat a-whooping and a-hollering… for some reason I am reminded of Blazing Saddles!

            And for what it's worth, I always thought Sellers played 3 roles: Dr Strangelove, President Muffley and Captain Mandrake… but I could easily be wrong… must be time to watch it again… must have been years since my last viewing.

  • Jay

    But Colonel Kong who rode the bomb down… His last line was "Ride 'em cowboy" or "Yee-Haw" or something like that. I suppose that could qualify as a last line. Maybe not a great one, but…

    No, Darth Vader wasn't supposed to be black. The actor who supplied his voice is black. Vader was meant to be the same race as Luke and Leia. This is all meant to bring up the old incest bugaboo, as now Luke and Leia cannot have children together. After learning they carry Vader's genes, I imagine they would have given that a pass in any case. No matter who their sexual partners might be. So incest is meaningless, anyway. Anyone for Jedi birth control?

    • oliveralbq

      i couldnt deal with that 'everyone is dead' guy — the biggest part of the problem (other than gettting 11 points of the movie wrong in like 5 sentences) is that blogball posted a link to strangelove *today*….like…at 1pm (my time).

      and the vadar is black? nonsense and in field of dreams crap?….nah…….
      for the record, you, jay, are correct — he was never supposed to be black. in fact, the actors that played him werent. ***allow me to preference this by saying i'm not an expert on this at all — i havnt even seen one of the starwars movies, and wasnt born when the first one came out***—-… the first 3 (or pts 4-6, as it were), david prouse (sp?) was the body, james earl jones was the voice….. vadar didnt appear in episode 1 — anakin did (played by jake long? jake lloyd? ….lloyd, i believe) — vadar didnt appear in attack of the clowns (which is the one i didnt see) — i think hayden christensen played anakin there, and in "sith", christensen again, in and out of armour (although jones did the voice in the black amour), and lastly, in return of the jedi, sebastian shaw played anakin, and the team of prouse/jones played vadar? none of them are black except for jones (and you never saw him).

      the guy riding the bomb in strangelove isnt black — wasnt after sellers' line — wasnt end of the movie etc. i dont know if he sayss yee haw or whatever, but pan up to blogballs comment from this afternoon, click it — its that scene.

  • Darth Vader was black? But Luke and Layla weren’t black?

    • oliveralbq

      dude —- how old are you? layla?….like the clapton song?
      no….yanno what?

      i'm out.
      i couldnt tap out faster if i was in the octagon with anderson silva.

      • lalabhaiya

        haha. if darth, with his shiny black suit was black, if this guy sees me today, he'll think i'm a zebra. (yes, i am wearing a black shirt will a few white stripes.)

        Leia or Layla? I'm going to sulk over this all week now. SHIT!

        • oliveralbq

          yeah — and he'll think i'm a lobster.
          i really need to start taking sunscreen out with me to play 5 hour tennis matches on the beach in mississippi in august.

          not to mention this fucking guy has "layla" stuck in my head now……..

          of course, all is not in vein. i checked for the correct spelling (i knew, of course, that clapton, duane allman, and jim gordon penned that song after george harrison's wife, not luke skyywalker's sister) — — and —- i believed you (leia is right) but it didnt *look* right.

          but–at least for my troubles, i found the best pic of her ive ever seen………

          thank you bass ale (jeez — thats the third time ive typed that in tonight — i need to charge for advertising)

  • YossarianLives

    How about the unnamed Nazi in the Blues Brothers telling Henry Gibson "I have always loved you" as they're falling to (and through) the streets of Chicago?

    • Elizabeth

      Oh hells yes, that would have been great! I just watched that movie yesterday, lol!!

  • Elizabeth

    1000 cool points for including Monty Python!! So unexpected!

  • lou

    this is a great list seeing as i just watched citizen kane classic movie

  • amrit

    where's reminator 2: astalavista baby

  • richa0810

    where is DUMBLEDORE????????

    "Severus… Please"

  • bluesman87

    @Ollie “(in case you havnt heard me talk about her before, im early-mid-30’s —shes *almost* 21) ” – nice… ;-)

    • oliveralbq

      i know, right? @=)
      although, by *almost* i mean, exactly 1 month before your b-day

      — but she did buy those big four tix for new orleans in 27 days —- so i suppose i can buy ketel-1 & mccallan-15 for her for another 9 months…..

      the bad news — she cant get into the casino i work in
      potential good news – she cant get into the casino i work in

      all i know is by the end of the 3 days (next 18/19 may, i'm gonna need another holiday)

  • revolver04

    Is this the end of Rico? What a crappy, badly researched list.

  • bluesman87

    @ollie – big four live ? bastard ( You know how i feel already i wont go there)my girlfriend is turning 21 in a couple months too , man aren’t they funny at that age ? :-) they grow up so fast….

    • oliveralbq

      yeah – theyre adorable.

      sept 29 i think… university of new orleans lake front arena — i think i mentioned that when you went and saw the film — but the acoustics in that arena are fantastic — should be cool :) ill tell ya all about it,,,


    Then there's the speech from the Warriors. "Secure our Territory…. Secure our Turf… Because it is all our turf!"

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  • deeeziner

    All this and school too. Astraya you inspire me!!! Great list and great comments.

  • Hotshot Health

    This list is awesome!

  • fluffhead234508

    By far my favorite dying line in any movie (probably because its my favorite movie)

    In Jurassic Park, when Robert Maldoon realizes that the Raptors have trapped him he looks at one in the eye and says, "Clever Girl" in his awesome accent. Classic

  • badcompany

    love it :)

  • Ferr

    This is from Mathilda,

    The professional

  • Will Trame

    In addition to some of the famous pre-death lines, there are also notable examples of when a character is facing imminent death he or she cannot speak, so they end up screaming their heads off. Notable examples:

    1. “Psycho” (1960). Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in the classic shower scene.

    2. “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” (1981). The Nazis (too numerous to mention) as they view the remnants of the Ark

    3. “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989). the highway sequence in which one of the villains gets hit with a projectile surfboard.

    4. “Batman” (1989). The Joker (Jack Nicholson) as he lets go of the rope ladder, as a result of the gargoyle statue tied to his ankle.

    5. “Goldeneye” (1995). As the burning collapsing antenna comes crashing down on Alec (Sean Bean).

    And, my all time fave:

    6. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989). The sequence in which the Nazi screams as the tank plummets off the cliff. The look of terror on his face was priceless.

  • YogiBarrister

    Harry Morant: Shoot straight, you bastards. – Don't make a mess of it!

  • YogiBarrister

    Cpt. Miller: James… earn this. Earn it….(Saving Private Ryan)

  • nicoleredz3

    Omg, great list! "Rosebud" never stops intruiging me…

  • Ziraphen

    Trying to remember the last line from Bryan Brown in Breaker Morant.
    That was awesome. "Come on ya bastards, make sure you shoot straight." Or something like that. Can anyone correct me?

  • lookyhere

    What we got here i failure to communicate! -Cool Hand Luke

  • leighbert86

    What about Dark Knight

    “Why so serious?”

  • jamesc

    really thought "there is another skywalker….." – Yoda would be here. dissapointing

  • Jason

    John Doe

    Kevin Spacey, Se7en (1995)

    The Line: Become vengeance, David. Become wrath.

    Sam Wheat

    Patrick Swayze, Ghost (1990)

    The Line: It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. See ya.


    David Carradine, Kill Bill (2004)

    The Line: How do I look?


    David Patrick Kelly, The Crow (1994)

    The Line: I know you. I know you. [laughs nervously] I knew I knew you, I knew I knew you. But you ain’t you. You can’t be you. We put you through the window. There ain’t no coming back. This is the really real world, there ain’t no coming back. We killed you dead, there ain’t no coming back! There ain’t no coming back! There ain’t no coming back!

    Morgue Van Guy

    Halloween II (2009)

    The Line: Fuck…Fuck fuck! fuck… fuck… fuck… fuck… help me! Fuck… fuck…

  • negativecreep07

    My favourite has to be Hudson in Aliens:
    "Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? Fuck you! " What a way to go

    From the Usual Suspects

    Keaton: McManus. What the fuck is going on?
    McManus: The strangest thing…

    not sure why, just very memorable. Or CJ from the Dawn of the Dead remake

    "Ahhh this fucking figures"

  • okano

    "Larry….Im a cop" from Mr. Orange to Mr. White during the ending of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, thats probably one of the most gut wrenching things uttered on cinema.


    "The intriguing thing is that Kane is alone when he dies, so no-one hears his dying word."

    A.K.A a plot hole.

  • fizzbin

    Doctor Watt (Kenneth Williams) in Carry On Screaming: "Frying tonight!"

  • leslie

    not from a movie but from a movie star, groucho marx- "Die? my dear that is the last thing ill do!"

  • Jay

    Harpo Marx: " !"

  • Great shout adding in the bonus, Al Pacino had to be in there somewhere, thought it might have been Scarface though.

  • barlow

    Can’t believe you left out Spock’s last line in The Wrath of Khan, one of the most classic lines in Star Trek history, despite the fact that he made the greatest comeback since Lazarus.

  • hangmanriot

    i agree with the professional, leon's last words were the first to come to mind

  • John Patton

    "Clever Girl"

    – Robert Muldoon, Jurassic Park

  • Johnny

    "This is from Matilda"
    – The Professional

  • martyger

    My favorite (other than Roy Blatty's – which no other can possibly top):

    "Mein Fuehrer. I can walk!"

    Dr Strangelove's last words before he…and everyone else…are nuked.

  • martyger

    And who can forget the whale's last (in fact, only) lines in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy":

    Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my… well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a… tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello Ground!

  • In Day of the Dead, the asshole Captain Rhodes, after being shot a few times by the domesticated Bub, opens a door for an escape, only to find more savage zombies waiting for him. Bub delivers one last shot at Rhodes and lets his undead friends have a warm meal. As they begin tearing him apart, spreading his intestines out, Rhodes has only one final command:

    "Choke on 'em! Choke on 'em!"

  • 444anthony

    Revenge last words from Jack Vincennes in LA Confidential "Rollo Tumasi"

  • Jim

    Dr. Strangelove is a very popular movie on listverse lists
    I thought this would a good ending line

    Dr. Strangelove: Sir! I have a plan!
    [standing up from his wheelchair]
    Dr. Strangelove: Mein Führer! I can walk!

  • Jay

    Yes, that was the PERFECT final post for this topic!

    Oh, wait… Could you post that again?

  • jbii

    Devils Own – Brad Pitt to Harrison Ford – I told you Tom Its not an American Story its and Irish one….

  • strangeagnt

    Fun list. One of my favourites: Rhodes in Day of the Dead: "Choke on 'em!"

  • malagai

    Fat Man in The Mack
    "Niggers please!!!NIGGERS PLEASE!!!" at 9:14
    What a way to insult someone while begging for your life

  • ressolute

    No Captain Rhodes from day of the dead?

    Sorry I just cant believe that wasnt included

  • QDV

    Anybody else scarred forever by “The Vader Sessions,” with James Earl Jones’s “S-T-F-U!” right after Vader strikes down Obi Wan?

  • siv95


    Dad: Dis… Disappointed…
    Son: Yes I know your dissapointed I couldn’t be you.
    Dad: No, no. I’m disappointed that you even tried.

  • art

    “Is this the end of Rico?”

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  • Rafe McCawley: You’re gonna be a daddy

    Danny Walker: No you are

    That’s Josh Hartnett dying in Pearl Harbor. Everytime my dad verbally abuses me I make myself believe my dad is his bestfriend that died before I was born .


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  • “Ben Hur” (1959), Steven Boyd as Messala after he is trampled by horses from the Chariot Race scene in Ben Hur. Charlton Heston walks into the room where Messala is dying as they exchange words. Messala’s Dying Line : “The Race Is Not Over”

  • L.

    One time, I shit my pants at a birthday party and I left a shit smear on my friend’s suede sofa. I went home and tried to drown myself in the toilet. I never got the stains out of my underwear.

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