“May the Force be with you.”
> Movie: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977)
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> Writer(s): George Lucas
Several characters say the famous line in the Star Wars movies. It was first uttered in the first installment of the franchise “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” by General Dodonna, a minor character, as he dismisses Rebel troops after a briefing.
“Say hello to my little friend!”
> Movie: Scarface (1983)
> Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer
> Writer(s): Oliver Stone
Al Pacino’s little friend in the movie is an M16 automatic machine gun complete with an M203 grenade launcher attachment. The weapon was custom-made for the movie. The attachment was later used in the 1987 movie “Predator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The prop sold at an auction in 2015 for $54,400.
“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”
> Movie: Back to the Future Part II (1989)
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
> Writer(s): Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
The Back to the Future movies were very popular and had many fans in high places, including former President Ronald Reagan. He used the famous line in his State of the Union address in 1986,” saying: “Never has there been a more exciting time to be alive, a time of rousing wonder and heroic achievement. As they said in the film ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.'”
“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
> Movie: Dead Poets Society (1989)
> Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
> Writer(s): Tom Schulman
The hit film, which won an Oscar for best writing, has many memorable moments, especially lines spoken by Robin Williams’ character, English teacher John Keating. The “Carpe Diem” speech is considered one of Williams’ best film moments. Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Keating.
“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
> Movie: The Godfather: Part III (1990)
> Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia
> Writer(s): Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
The line is spoken by Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), who has been the head of the Corleone crime family for about three decades and is trying to become a legitimate businessman. The line is in response to him finding out he is being double-crossed by others in the mafia determined to spoil his move to legitimacy.