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post #101 of 326
Last year, this became one of my all-time favorite closers:

"You bastard."
"Yes sir. In my case, an accident of birth. But you sir, you're a self-made man."

The Professionals. See it.
post #102 of 326
I won't post the whole thing but I've always loved the monologue at the end of CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

I guess Allen got more cynical/nihilistic with old age since MATCH POINT leaves us on the same realization that Landau's character from CRIMES has, and nothing more, but CRIMES goes a little further and gives us that final voiceover and montage that are about hope in spite of that realization. Then again, the voiceover comes from a character who killed himself, possibly from a similar realization, so I guess it's not so cut and dried.
post #103 of 326
More De Palma. It's not the line itself but the oh-so-gloriously dramatic way it's delivered . . . and its awesome aftermath.

"You go to Hell!"

-The Fury
post #104 of 326
One of the best endings to a monster movie ever, from Deep Rising:

"Now what?"
post #105 of 326
"Way of the future Way of the future Way of the future..."
post #106 of 326
The ending exchange for Burn After Reading has become one of my favorites.

"What did we learn, Palmer?"
"I don't know, sir."
"I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again."
"Yes, sir."
"I'm fucked if I know what we did."
"Yes, sir, it's, uh, hard to say"
"Jesus Fucking Christ."
post #107 of 326
Malloy: For God sakes, don't do it, Snake!
Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken. Welcome to the human race.
post #108 of 326
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The ending exchange for Burn After Reading has become one of my favorites.

"What did we learn, Palmer?"
"I don't know, sir."
"I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again."
"Yes, sir."
"I'm fucked if I know what we did."
"Yes, sir, it's, uh, hard to say"
"Jesus Fucking Christ."
Just the very fact that the last words uttered in that movie are "Jesus fucking Christ" is awesome. I love the Coens.
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Malloy: For God sakes, don't do it, Snake!
Snake Plissken: The name's Plissken. Welcome to the human race.
A great ending to an otherwise botched film, too.
post #109 of 326
Oops. Nevermind.
post #110 of 326
"They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching. They'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly."
post #111 of 326
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Originally Posted by Greg David View Post
Last year, this became one of my all-time favorite closers:

"You bastard."
"Yes sir. In my case, an accident of birth. But you sir, you're a self-made man."

The Professionals. See it.
Oh yeah! Now we're talking. I'll take that exchange over most endings. The power of Lee Marvin cannot be underestimated.
post #112 of 326
I've always been fond of this one:

"My father told me we was all born of blood and tribulation, and so then too was our great city. But for those of us what 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 up again... for the rest of time... it would be like no one even knew we was ever here."
post #113 of 326
SPARTAN:

"Time to go home."

-"Lucky Man"

BATMAN BEGINS (the best part of the movie)

Gordon: I never said thank you.

Batman: And you'll never have to.

SNAKE EYES-

"At least I got to be on TV."
post #114 of 326
I cheated so I could get the words right, but goddamn it's a beautiful ending to one of my favorite movies in years.

"There's a Christmas tree somewhere in London with a bunch of presents underneath it that'll never be opened. And I thought, if I survive all of this, I'd go to that house, apologize to the mother there, and accept whatever punishment she chose for me. Prison... death... didn't matter. Because at least in prison and at least in death, you know, I wouldn't be in fuckin' Bruges. But then, like a flash, it came to me. And I realized, fuck man, maybe that's what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in fuckin' Bruges. And I really really hoped I wouldn't die. I really really hoped I wouldn't die."
post #115 of 326
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"You're a much stronger player than I was at your age."
I love you.

Although I like the whole bit that follows about "I'm going to tell you a secret..." too.

Other favorites:

"Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your park."
"So have I."
--Jurassic Park

I can't seem to find a place for the quotes, but the last exchange between Dix and Hallenbeck about being witty, Satan Claus, and "that's my motto: be prepared" at the end of The Last Boy Scout is definitely top ten for me.
post #116 of 326
"I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook."
post #117 of 326
"I'm going home to sleep with my wife."
-Clue

love the trainspotting love. and Jack Burton.
post #118 of 326
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"I'm going home to sleep with my wife."
-Clue
Of course, originally, that was but one of many.
post #119 of 326
yeah but thats my favorite of the endings
post #120 of 326
"Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow."
"As you wish."
post #121 of 326
Detective Tom Polhaus: [picks up the falcon] Heavy. What is it?
Sam Spade: The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.
Detective Tom Polhaus: Huh?
post #122 of 326
I'm very glad I got to post this one. No matter what came after, we always have this.

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you. "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXtaX...eature=related
post #123 of 326
“They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then?”
“I think I'll have a drink.”
post #124 of 326
"I dunno. Maybe it was Utah."
post #125 of 326
This is good, it'll keep people from having to go and read the thread from the beginning.
post #126 of 326
Some good ones in here. Here's one of my favorites:
"So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it."
post #127 of 326
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“They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then?”
“I think I'll have a drink.”
Do people just not read before posting?
post #128 of 326
Hey Max. A guy gets on the MTA here in LA and dies. Think anybody will notice?
post #129 of 326
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post #130 of 326
Don't know why this one has always stuck with me, but:

"Wait a minute. Connie Swail? Don't you mean the virgin Connie Swail?"
post #131 of 326
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Originally Posted by Beageal View Post
Don't know why this one has always stuck with me, but:

"Wait a minute. Connie Swail? Don't you mean the virgin Connie Swail?"
Duuun da DUN dun!
post #132 of 326
"Like, you hit him with a
surfboard and say something like...",

"'Surf's up, pal!' What else?"

"That's about it. Water's wet, the sky is blue...and old Satan Claus is out there,
just getting stronger."

"What do we do about that?"

"Be prepared, son. That's my motto. Be prepared."
post #133 of 326
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Duuun da DUN dun!
post #134 of 326
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Do people just not read before posting?
I did, I missed it. Sorry about that.
post #135 of 326
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Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! - Rollerball
I was hoping someone would remember that one. Awesome.
post #136 of 326
2 of my faves.
"Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning." - ST: TUC.

"Let there be light." - Dark Star.
post #137 of 326
“That's what makes us tough. Rich fellas come up an' they die an' their kids ain't no good, an' they die out. But we keep a-comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. And we'll go on forever, Pa... 'cause... we're the people.”
post #138 of 326
Here's some more.

“They abide and they endure.”

“A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning that all glory is fleeting.”

“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.”

“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.”
post #139 of 326
"I live in the weak and the wounded."
post #140 of 326
"Go get 'em Tiger!"
post #141 of 326
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"And so I married James Tyrone, and I was happy, for a while."
- Long Days Journey into Night.

Hepburn sells the SHIT out of that line.
That's actually the line I came in here to post. I really wish O'Neill got adapted more in this age of remakes and adaptations. Most of his work has never been adapted for the screen and his two masterpieces have only been shot for the screen once each and only one of those--The Iceman Cometh--does more than just basically film a production of the play.

I'd love to see All God's Chillun Got Wings adapted. It would show the fuckers who think Precious and Crash are quality films what an actually decent exploration of race and class issues looks like.

Now, for my contribution, from The Last Temptation of Christ:
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Originally Posted by Jesus of Nazareth
It is accomplished!
post #142 of 326
"Nice shootin' son, what's your name?"

"Murphy"
Robocop


"We'll get him when he comes back in!"

"He's not coming back."
Point Break

While not exactly the last line, it's the last significant line of dialogue in Cronenberg's first film Shivers, and sums up his modus operandi for his entire career:

"Roger I had a very disturbing dream last night. In this dream I found myself making love to a strange man...only I'm having trouble you see, because...he's old...and dying. And he smells bad and I find him repulsive. But then he tells me that...everything is erotic...that everything is sexual. He tells me that even old flesh is erotic flesh. That disease is the love of two alien kinds of creatures for each other. That even dying...is an act eroticism...that even to physically exist is sexual. And I believe him...and we make love beautifully." /chills
post #143 of 326
FRITH: Hazel. Hazel. You know me, don't you?
HAZEL: I don't. Yes, my Lord. I know you.
FRITH: I've come to ask if you would like to join my Owsla. We shall be glad to have you, and I know you'd like it. You've been feeling tired, haven't you? If you're ready, we might go along now. You needn't worry about them. They'll be all right... ...and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean.

"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies.
"Whenever they catch you, they will kill you.
"But first, they must catch you...
"...digger, listener, runner.
"Prince with the swift warren.
"Be cunning...
"...and your people will never be destroyed."
post #144 of 326
I read through them all but I'm not going to remember everything I saw. I'll just apologize in advance if I repeat.

"So here we go" - Punch Drunk Love

"In time every sad ending will become happy. The sad ending is only because the author stops telling the story. But it still goes on. It's just untold." - Twin Falls Idaho

"When all was said and done... I was nothing more than a goddamn trendy-ass poser." - SLC Punk

"...and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes, Ted. Neither they man servant, nor they maid servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass." - Airplane
post #145 of 326
I could post the entire monolgue, but this will do:

"All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!" -- The Incredible Shrinking Man
post #146 of 326
Kilmer's line reading on this one transcends the movie it came from:

"So who is this guy? Tell you the truth, I still don't know. But I like his chances. I really like his chances"
post #147 of 326
Came in here to post the Matrix dialogue and was instead made sad by the Watership Down dialogue. To cheer me up, I'll add this classic:
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"Look, Daddy. Teacher says, 'Everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings"
"That's right. That's right. Atta boy, Clarence."
post #148 of 326
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"We'll get him when he comes back in!"

"He's not coming back."
Point Break"
Goddammit, I've made two posts in this thread and forgot that one. I'm so disappointed in myself.

I'd also like to second the closing speech of To Kill A Mockingbird. One of my all-time favorite endings.
post #149 of 326
"You got me, Charlie. What are you going to do now?"

THE PROPOSITION

"So what's going to happen now?"
"I don't know. Do you know what's going to happen now?"
"No...I don't."
"I guess I don't either."

PLEASANTVILLE
post #150 of 326
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If Phil ain't gonna do it, i will.

"I feel...young"
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