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A.F.I.'s Top 100 Quotes (2005), Part 3
"This quiz presents you with quotes from the list that come from movies released in the 1970s. There were 16 of these quotes in total. I'll give you the plot, and you tell me the name of these winners."
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(1972) Honour and loyalty to the Family were more important than anything else ... end of discussion. The Don handed out favours to his friends and allies with a generous hand, dealt with his enemies with a ruthless brutality, and kept a tight rein on his entire operation.
(1977) Woody Allen was at his neurotic best in his role of Alvy Singer. While trying to figure out why his relationship failed, Singer treated us to reflections and reminiscences of times with his equally neurotic, and somewhat ditzy girlfriend.
Hannah and Her Sisters
Broadway Danny Rose
(1976) He was a small time boxer, who had never amounted to much of anything. He was given a chance to fight the champ because his nickname, The Italian Stallion, caught the champ's eye. Everyone thought it would be over in a matter of minutes, but he shocked them all by going the distance.
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(1975) It was supposed to be a simple bank robbery, a way to get some money so that he could pay for his lover's sex change operation. But something went wrong, and it turned into a two-day standoff, and a complete media circus.
Dog Day Afternoon
...And Justice For All
Any Given Sunday
(1976) Working as a cab driver in New York City, a disturbed and alienated Vietnam vet was certainly exposed to the scum of humanity. Nothing he tried to do seemed to succeed, including his efforts to get a young, underage hooker to go back to her family. His simultaneous attraction to, and disgust of pornography, coupled with his increasing insomnia, made him become more and more volatile as time progressed.
New York, New York
(1970) He came from a family of old money, while she came from one rich in love. When they married, against his father's wishes, daddy refused to have anything more to do with him. That didn't matter though, because life was good ... at least it was until her inability to conceive led to some tests, which revealed just how ill she really was.
Terms of Endearment
(1971) Hard-bitten cop, Harry Callahan, had little patience for the fine points of the law ... especially when those fine points allowed a sniper to go free because of the way the murder weapon was obtained. Sick of a system that seemed to care more about the rights of the killer than the victims, Harry found it was easier to take things into his own hands.
(1977) Determined to resist the evils of the powerful Empire, a small band of freedom fighters stole the technical readouts for the Emperor's new weapon, the Death Star. With the odds stacked against them, they recruited the assistance of an old friend, a former Jedi Master. Fortunately for the rebellion, when he responded to their call for help, he brought a new, powerful, young friend along with him.
(1978) Set in the 60s, this heavy-handed comedy told the tale of the carrying-on at a fairly disreputable frat house at Faber College. The dean wasn't too happy with these heavy-drinking, party animals who ran around with nicknames like Bluto, and whose sole purpose in being at college seemed to be to party. He did his best to have them removed but, unfortunately for him, his best wasn't good enough.
Revenge of the Nerds
(1974) Seedy Los Angeles detective Jake Gittes uncovered more than he bargained for, when he took on what he thought was a straight-forward job of chronicling Hollis Mulwray's infidelities. However when Hollis turned up dead, and Jake was warned off by the widow, he couldn't bring himself to back down. He soon found himself investigating a whole lot more than a case of adultery, and almost lost his nose for his efforts.
(1976) TV anchorman, Howard Beale, did not take the news of his impending lay-off well at all. He ranted and raved, and threatened to commit suicide on the air. This turned him into an instant darling among the people, and earned him his own television program where his ranting was encouraged ... at first. However when he started revealing truths that the network executives didn't want revealed, he became a bit of an albatross around their necks.
Up Close and Personal
(1979) Colonel Walter Kurtz was enjoying the Vietnamese War far too much. He and his men had become renegades, and had set themselves up as an army unto themselves, deep in the jungle. It was up to Captain Benjamin Willard to eliminate Kurtz, a mission that would never be officially sanctioned by the United States of America. Francis Ford Coppola gave us a dark film about a dark time.
Full Metal Jacket
The Thin Red Line
The Deer Hunter
(1973) This futuristic film presented us with a world that had become so over-populated and devoid of arable farm land, that they had become dependent on an entirely new, government-provided source of food for survival. When an official from the corporation that produced that food was murdered, the investigation revealed more about the source of that food than anyone wanted to know.
Planet of the Apes
(1976) Thomas Levy, or Babe, as he was known to his friends, was a student and a marathon runner in New York. After his brother was killed, along with most of his colleagues, Babe found himself being dragged into a situation that involved diamonds, a Nazi war criminal, and dental torture.
The Running Man
The Boys From Brazil
The Long Walk
(1975) Amity, a small town on an island off the coast of New England, relied heavily on tourism to stay alive. So when the island's swimming water became the hunting ground for a Great White Shark, something had to be done.
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