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Quiz about Movie Quotes Across The Decades
Quiz about Movie Quotes Across The Decades

Movie Quotes Across The Decades Quiz


Interesting and thought provoking quotes from movies made across the decades. I give you the quote and you guess who made it. Some answers include a combination of the actor, their screen name in the movie, and/or the title.

A multiple-choice quiz by krazykritik. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
krazykritik
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
322,197
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which actor, who says in the movie that he is a distant cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, makes the following statement?
"Some are born to fail. Others have it thrust upon them."
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Question 2 of 10
2. In the 1967 film, "Cool Hand Luke", which actor(s) makes this statement?
"What we've got here...is failure to communicate!"
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Question 3 of 10
3. Which actor, doing an excellent job of playing a former patient from a mental institution, calls 911 and makes the harrowing statement shown here?
"Yes, ma'am. I've killed Doyle Hargraves with a lawnmower blade. Yes, ma'am, I'm right sure of it. I hit him two good whacks in the head with it. That second one just plum near cut his head in two."
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Question 4 of 10
4. In this movie, based on a true story, about a man who is seeking a cure for a terminal disease, who asks the following questions?
"And that would tell you what is obvious right now? That avoiding apple skins and pizza has no effect on this brutal disease?"
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Question 5 of 10
5. Which actress, from which movie terrifies a group of young boys when she shouts the following threat?
"Listen up, you little spazoids. I know where you live and I've seen where you sleep. I swear to everything holy that your mothers will cry when they see what I've done to you!"
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Question 6 of 10
6. The actor making this statement is attempting to force the man he's talking with into retiring. Who was the actor?
"Corporate society takes care of everything. And all it asks of anyone, all it's ever asked of anyone ever, is not to interfere with management decisions."
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Question 7 of 10
7. In this 1994 prison movie, the character with the nickname "Red" thinks his friend "Andy" is losing his grip on reality. So he offers the following opinion. Who was the actor?
"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."
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Question 8 of 10
8. In a movie about a fight for justice, this actor angrily makes the following statement, when he determines that the law is serving the wrong people. Who is the actor and the movie where the statement is made?
"These people are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!"
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Question 9 of 10
9. This comedy gives us a lot of laughs and the following quote is from the movie's star comic. Who's the comedian who says this?
"Thanks. Hey, I guess they're right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I'll be right back. Don't you go dying on me!"
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Question 10 of 10
10. This powerful war movie gives us the following quote. Who makes the quote and in which war picture is it made?
"I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving."
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1. Which actor, who says in the movie that he is a distant cousin of Edgar Allan Poe, makes the following statement? "Some are born to fail. Others have it thrust upon them."

Answer: Strother Martin

In the 1975 movie "Hard Times", Martin plays Poe, a former student who was expelled from medical school for opium addiction. Poe makes the statement to Bronson, while trying to land a job as his cutman, after James Coburn declares that Martin is "a bonafide hophead" and Bronson has commented, "That's a habit that's hard to quit." So Poe makes this comment as a way to say that he had no control over becoming an addict. Bronson plays a streetfighter named Chaney, while Coburn stars as Speed, his manager.
2. In the 1967 film, "Cool Hand Luke", which actor(s) makes this statement? "What we've got here...is failure to communicate!"

Answer: Strother Martin and Paul Newman

This quote comes from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke", filmed in 1967. Martin stars as a warden and Newman as the rebellious, but lovable inmate, Lucas Jackson. He backtalks the warden and gets knocked down by Martin. Then the warden makes the statement for the first time in the movie to all the inmates who are watching.

He wants them to know that he is a fair warden, albeit in a tough manner, yet he wants to show them he is the man in control. BUT, later in the movie, after another escape attempt, Newman also makes the statement as a gesture of mocking the warden and his guards, to which the response is a bullet in the throat.
3. Which actor, doing an excellent job of playing a former patient from a mental institution, calls 911 and makes the harrowing statement shown here? "Yes, ma'am. I've killed Doyle Hargraves with a lawnmower blade. Yes, ma'am, I'm right sure of it. I hit him two good whacks in the head with it. That second one just plum near cut his head in two."

Answer: Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob plays Karl Childers in the 1996 production "Sling Blade". Karl is released from the state mental hospital after serving time for killing his mother and her lover. He befriends a young boy and his mother. After witnessing constant abuse upon them by her boyfriend (Dwight Yoakam as Doyle Hargreaves), Karl's own 'logic' convinces him that killing Doyle is the only way to save the mother and son from a life of violence.

After committing the deed, he dials 911 and makes the comments to the dispatcher.
4. In this movie, based on a true story, about a man who is seeking a cure for a terminal disease, who asks the following questions? "And that would tell you what is obvious right now? That avoiding apple skins and pizza has no effect on this brutal disease?"

Answer: Nick Nolte - "Lorenzo's Oil"

"Lorenzo's Oil", from 1992 and based on a true story, stars Nick Nolte as Augusto Odone and Susan Sarandon as Michaela, his wife. After being told their son, Lorenzo, has an incurable, degenerative brain disorder, Nolte, with no medical background whatsoever, sets out on a seemingly futile journey to find a cure for his son's disorder.

After much research, his findings suggest the doctors are way off the mark and he angrily asks these questions, after having his findings brushed aside by the doctor who is also researching his son's disease.

A real tearjerker with a powerfully hopeful outcome!
5. Which actress, from which movie terrifies a group of young boys when she shouts the following threat? "Listen up, you little spazoids. I know where you live and I've seen where you sleep. I swear to everything holy that your mothers will cry when they see what I've done to you!"

Answer: Julie Warner - "Tommy Boy"

Chris Farley starred in the hilarious 1995 comedy "Tommy Boy". He and his friend Michelle, played by Julie Warner, are sitting in his sailboat in the middle of a lake while kids on shore hurl insults at him because of his weight. Despite his angry outbursts at them, they continue until Michelle reaches her own breaking point and lets fly with the above statement, after which the kids take off running and terrified!
6. The actor making this statement is attempting to force the man he's talking with into retiring. Who was the actor? "Corporate society takes care of everything. And all it asks of anyone, all it's ever asked of anyone ever, is not to interfere with management decisions."

Answer: John Houseman

In 1975, Norman Jewison directed "Rollerball", a movie about future society where the world is run by corporations and Rollerball is the world's equivalent to war. Head of the Houston Corporation, Mr. Bartholomew, played by Houseman, has become afraid of the popularity of the Houston Rollerball team's star player, Jonathan E., played by James Caan. Houseman is trying to get Caan to willingly retire by trying to convince him that the corporations look after its' own, so he makes the statement in an attempt to ease Jonathan's worries over leaving the team.

He tries in desperation to force Jonathan to quit, but in vain.
7. In this 1994 prison movie, the character with the nickname "Red" thinks his friend "Andy" is losing his grip on reality. So he offers the following opinion. Who was the actor? "Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."

Answer: Morgan Freeman

"The Shawshank Redemption" came out in 1994 and was based upon a short story by horror writer Stephen King. Morgan Freeman plays Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding, a lifer who befriends Andy Dufresne(Tim Robbins), an inmate who is innocent of murder charges. Just when it seems Andy can take no more of prison life, he starts talking to Freeman about hope and receives Red's personal advice on the subject, because Freeman seems to think that Robbins is 'losing his grip on reality'.
8. In a movie about a fight for justice, this actor angrily makes the following statement, when he determines that the law is serving the wrong people. Who is the actor and the movie where the statement is made? "These people are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!"

Answer: Gene Hackman - "Mississippi Burning"

In 1988, Gene Hackman plays Agent Rupert Anderson, alongside Willem Dafoe as Agent Alan Ward, in "Mississippi Burning", a movie based on a true story about three missing civil rights workers in 1960's Mississippi. Hackman, desperate to find them, is trying to convince the straight shooting FBI agent, Dafoe, that they need to use methods other than what the law allows. Dafoe, who thinks that Hackman's desired methods are outside of of the law, tells Hackman, "Don't drag me into your gutter", to which Hackman responds with the quoted statement.
9. This comedy gives us a lot of laughs and the following quote is from the movie's star comic. Who's the comedian who says this? "Thanks. Hey, I guess they're right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I'll be right back. Don't you go dying on me!"

Answer: Jim Carrey - "Dumb and Dumber"

1994 gave us Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, starring as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in "Dumb and Dumber", two of the DUMBEST friends ever conjured up on the big screen! After Carrey and his friend Daniels lose their jobs Carrey, as Lloyd, takes the last of their cash and spends it all on beer, junk food and novelties at the corner store.

Then he stupidly loses his wallet in a paper machine and leaves all his purchases with an elderly lady on a scooter so he can go get change to retrieve his wallet from the newspaper box.

He makes this comment to her and when he comes back she's gone leaving Lloyd and Harry broke and beerless!
10. This powerful war movie gives us the following quote. Who makes the quote and in which war picture is it made? "I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving."

Answer: Marlon Brando - "Apocalypse Now"

In 1979, Francis Ford Coppola, brought us the powerful "Apocalypse Now". Captain Willard(Martin Sheen) is given a classified mission to "terminate the command" of Colonol Walter E. Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando. While receiving information on his mission, which is one that "doesn't exist and never will exist", a recording is played for Capt.Willard which includes the above quote.

It is from Colonol Kurtz and helps 'convince' Sheen that Kurtz' has 'lost his mind' and needs to be liquidated. So he accepts the covert mission in which he is to "terminate the Colonol's command with extreme predjudice", which simply means "kill Colonol Kurtz."
Source: Author krazykritik

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