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"It's Only a Flesh Wound" Classic Understatements
Quotes from Movies
"My interpretation of Terry's challenge is to pay tribute to a few films with some great "Ya Think?" understatements written into the script. I'll give you the actor(s), the quote, the film scenario, or a little of all three. Have fun!"
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In 1969's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", Butch (Paul Newman), Sundance (Robert Redford), and the "Hole in the Wall" Gang have just blown up the safe during the second train robbery, completely destroying not only the safe but most of the boxcar as well. With cash blowing around in the air, what is Sundance's comment to Butch?
"You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at."
"Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch? "
"What's your idea this time? "
"Well we're back in business boys and girls, just like the old days. "
One of Bill Murray's (as Dr. Peter Venkman) wonderful tongue-in-cheek understatements in 1984's "Ghostbusters" was "Well, there's something you don't see every day." What was the 'something' he was referring to?
Gozer the Gozerian
The giant Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man
One scene in 1984's "Starman" had the title character (Jeff Bridges), on his journey to Winslow, Arizona, hitching a ride with a diner cook (George 'Buck' Flower). After a short conversation regarding mapmaking, what was the fairly obvious statement made by the cook?
"You're not from around here, are you? "
"You are at your very best when things are worst. "
"Cried when you saw Bambi? "
"Oh, for your information pal, that was a *yellow* light back there! "
"Juuust a bit outside" was the observation by sportscaster Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker), after a pitch thrown by Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), in which 1989 baseball comedy?
"The Bad News Bears"
"Little Big League"
In the 1975 film "Jaws", what was Police Chief Martin Brody's (Roy Scheider) comment after first seeing the great white shark?
"I can do anything; I'm the chief of police. "
"Hooper ya idiot. Starboard. Ain't you watchin' it? "
"Come on into the water! "
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Houston, we have a problem." A definite understatement, quoted by which actor, in which movie?
Clint Eastwood, "Space Cowboys"
John Wayne, "The Alamo"
Tom Hanks, "Apollo 13"
Bruce Willis, "Armageddon"
Another baseball film, 1988's "Bull Durham", has team manager Joe 'Skip' Riggins (Trey Wilson) ranting to his team regarding their on-field performance:
"You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry!"
What was Larry's (Robert Wuhl) reply?
"Charlie, here comes the deuce."
"You just got lesson number one: don't think; it can only hurt the ball club."
"What you need is a curveball! "
One of the ultimate understatements in film came from a young Judy Garland, making an observation to her pet dog. The movie: "The Wizard of Oz". What was her line?
"Unusual weather we're having, ain't it? "
"Ohhhhh... What a world! What a world!"
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
"He chose..poorly."; a 'most excellent' understatement from the "Indiana Jones" film series. What installment was it featured in?
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"
"The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
"The Temple of Doom"
"The Last Crusade"
And now, a nod to the film that inspired the challenge that inspired this quiz. In 1975's "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", what is King Arthur's (Graham Chapman) comment after the Knights of the Round Table singing and dancing sketch?
"A brave retreat by brave Sir Robin."
"Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes. "
"Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?"
"On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place."
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Compiled Jun 28 12