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Opening Lines of Movies

Guess the movie, based on its opening line.
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First submittedAugust 25, 2013
Last updatedOctober 14, 2015
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Opening Line
Movie
(scrolling text) A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...
Star Wars
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster
Goodfellas
The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Please, sir, can I have some more?
Oliver
I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being
Stand by Me
I believe in America. America has made my fortune
The Godfather
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space!
BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away
WALL-E
I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, dear Father
It's A Wonderful Life
I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I'm about to become a farmer.
But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life
Field of Dreams
Three billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The survivors of the
nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family
Trainspotting
Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about
Reservoir Dogs
I was born a poor black child
The Jerk
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert
when the drugs began to take hold
Fear and Loathing
in Las Vegas
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie Boy and Dim
A Clockwork Orange
It was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby
and it didn't occur to me to mind
Dirty Dancing
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level 77
Dec 11, 2013
Excellent quiz! Good mix of movies.
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level 48
Dec 12, 2013
Great quiz!
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level 53
Jun 15, 2014
I don't think the field of dreams line is actually the *first* line of the movie.
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level 76
Jul 14, 2014
The script has it as, "My father's name was John Kinsella." (according to Imsdb.com.)
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level 74
Jan 15, 2019
This is correct.
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level 43
Jul 14, 2014
I got only four but was surprised the only 37 % recognised the Godfather.
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level 80
Jul 14, 2014
Great quiz! Can't believe I missed the "I believe in America." one. Going to have to watch that again as penance.
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level 77
Jul 16, 2014
It took me a few minutes. The key is that it is spoken by Bonasera in his plea to the Godfather, instead of by one of the major characters.
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level 58
Jul 14, 2014
I thought I wasn't a movie buff any more, but 19/20 has restored my faith!
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level 58
Nov 4, 2015
I've never seen the Jerk, but I knew the quote. Seen the clip so many times I could hear Steve Martin saying it in my head as I read it!!
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level 54
Feb 28, 2016
Same here! :-P
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level 70
Nov 4, 2015
one day i will learn to actually read the clues properly. no idea what movie "there was me, that is alex, and my three dogs" was from, but would of know what "there was me, that is alex, and my three droogs" is from
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level 64
Feb 29, 2016
I did the exact same thing.
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level 50
Nov 14, 2015
So glad Stand by Me was mentioned - I think the voiceovers are some of the most powerful parts of the movie!
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level 71
Dec 14, 2015
This was surprisingly difficult. I love it when a quiz challenges me! Thank you.
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level 44
Jan 22, 2016
It certainly didn't stop me from getting the right answer so it's not a big deal, but "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" doesn't scroll
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level 61
Apr 23, 2019
Hahaha, it scrolled in my mind :D
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level 68
Feb 27, 2016
The one film ("Wonderful Life") that has been televised 4,782 times and in which the protagonist is George Bailey merits only 36% !?
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level 69
Feb 27, 2016
"I was born a poor black child" is my favourite start to a movie
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level 80
Mar 10, 2017
One of the greatest "quotable" movies ever!
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level 57
Feb 28, 2016
If the category is movies, always try "Star Wars," "The Godfather," "Goodfellas," and/or "Reservoir Dogs." "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is also frequently one of the answers.
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level 76
Feb 18, 2017
The Big Lebowski also used to be one, but after I finally remembered to try it, it seems to have fallen from favor. Monty Python is another good one to try.
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level 56
Feb 28, 2016
knew 2, saw only 1...
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level 49
Mar 22, 2016
Same. But I didn't know the one I saw.
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level 77
May 7, 2017
Have seen all but one of these (all but two all the way through), and I only missed one but not the one I haven't seen.
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level 28
Feb 28, 2016
Great quiz! I've just made my first movies quiz if you wouldn't mind checking it out http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/180804/directors-that-work-with-the-same-actors :-)
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level 76
Jun 2, 2016
Nobody else has commented on the inclusion of Trainspotting. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I had paid to see it in the theater, it would have been the first movie I ever walked out of. I was too tired to change the channel and regretted not sleeping through it. Maybe if I was a heroin addict I could have related?
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
Wow, thanks for the heads-up. Sounds dreadful.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2017
Don, please don't listen to Packer. Trainspotting is a fantastic film, one of the best of 1996, and is universally considered to be as such. Definitely check it out.
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level 63
Apr 5, 2017
Have to disagree Packers, Trainspotting was one of the best black comedies ever produced. It made stars of all the cast and the director, was Oscar nominated and was voted the best Scottish film of all time and the 10th best UK made film ever. The sequel was released earlier this year with the updated opening lines... "Choose life, Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently. And choose watching history repeat itself. Choose your future. Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn..." Look up the trailer for the rest. It's probably a cultural thing that the US doesn't get it quite like the rest of the world. Making a comedy about heroin is always going to be edgy.
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level 37
Jun 11, 2016
I some how didn't see the Star Wars question... The one percent.
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level 61
Apr 23, 2019
It had probably scrolled out of view....
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level 45
Feb 1, 2017
please sir can I have some more is not the first line of Oliver there is an entire song before that is said
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level 67
May 7, 2017
I think Oliver is the musical, the best film is 'Oliver Twist' 1948, with Alec Guinness as Fagin and Robert Newton as Bill Sykes ...... great film. (Robert Newton also made pirates say AhAAAH when he played Long John Silver in the old 'Treasure Island'.
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level 42
Feb 22, 2017
Actually mate, the scrolling text is after 'long time ago...', might want to change that.
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level 63
Jun 17, 2018
"In episode 2F09, when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes that same rib twice in succession yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we, to believe that this is some sort of a, a magic xylophone or something? Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder."
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." - A Tale of Two Cities.
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level 33
Apr 5, 2017
Thought "Field of Dreams" was "Moneyball" for a sec but then it came to me. Good quiz tho!
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level 67
May 7, 2017
I've seen 10 of these movies but could only think of 3 Titles. If you liked the movie 'Burn after Reading' try ... .... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/burn-after-reading-the-movie