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Movie Quotes – Reel Spoilers

Reel Spoilers May 30, 2023


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Here are some notable quotes from movies with spoilers! Do not continue reading if you want to avoid spoilers. You’ve been warned.

Citizen Kane

Charles Foster Kane: “Rosebud…”

Spoilers – The dying word of Charles Foster Kane, “Rosebud,” is revealed at the end of the film to be the name of the sled from his childhood, symbolizing the innocence and happiness he lost on his path to power and wealth.

Back to the Future

Marty McFly: “This is heavy”

Spoilers – This is one of Marty’s catchphrases, often exclaimed in moments of surprise or revelation, as he navigates the complex and often unpredictable outcomes of time travel with Doc Brown.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Darth Vader: “No, I am your father.”

Spoilers – After a fierce lightsaber duel, Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is not Luke’s enemy but his father, a central twist in the series.

Fight Club

Tyler Durden: “We’re the same person.”

Spoilers – Tyler Durden is revealed to be the split personality of the unnamed protagonist, who’s been fighting himself all along.

Heavy Metal (1981)

Loc-Nar: “Do not try to escape. You are in my control. Look at me: I am the sum of all evils.”

Spoilers – The Loc-Nar, an evil sentient orb, is the embodiment of all evil in the universe. It narrates its influence throughout various stories across space and time, eventually being destroyed in the end.

The Sixth Sense

Cole Sear: “I see dead people.”

Spoilers – This quote gives a hint at the major twist of the movie that Bruce Willis’ character, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, has been dead the entire time.

The Usual Suspects

Verbal Kint: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

Spoilers – Verbal Kint, who appears to be a harmless con man, is revealed to be the feared criminal mastermind Keyser Söze.

Psycho

Norman Bates: “A boy’s best friend is his mother.”

Spoilers – Norman Bates has been impersonating his dead mother, the one supposedly committing the murders throughout the movie.

Planet of the Apes (1968)

George Taylor: “You maniacs! You blew it up!”

Spoilers – Taylor realizes that the planet he has been on, ruled by apes, is actually a future Earth destroyed by nuclear war.

Heavyweights (1995)

Gerry Garner: “Lunch has been canceled today, due to lack of hustle.”

Spoilers – This quote comes after the takeover of a fat camp by a fitness guru, Tony Perkis, who introduces drastic and dangerous weight loss measures. In the end, the campers revolt, and the original owners regain control, restoring the fun and supportive atmosphere.

The Prestige

Alfred Borden: “We were both Fallon.”

Spoilers – Borden and Fallon are actually twin brothers living as one person to pull off their magic tricks.

Oldboy (2003)

Oh Dae-Su: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone.”

Spoilers – Dae-Su discovers he was hypnotized into falling in love with his daughter, a revenge plot crafted by the villain Woo-jin.

Inception

Dom Cobb: “We’re still together, in my dreams. And we’re growing old together.”

Spoilers – Cobb is unable to distinguish dreams from reality, and his wife Mal is just a projection of his guilt.

Blade Runner

Roy Batty: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.”

Spoilers – This quote reveals that Replicants, despite being artificial, have the capacity for memories and emotions, challenging our idea of humanity.

Memento

Leonard Shelby: “We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are.”

Spoilers – Leonard, who suffers from anterograde amnesia, has been manipulated by Teddy into killing people who are not his wife’s killer.

The Truman Show

Truman Burbank: “In case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”

Spoilers – Truman lives in a reality TV show, and everyone in his life is an actor. He says this line before exiting the constructed world.

Primal Fear

Aaron Stampler: “There never was an Aaron, counselor.”

Spoilers – Aaron, seemingly innocent, has Dissociative Identity Disorder, and his other personality is the true murderer.

Shutter Island

Teddy Daniels: “Which would be worse – to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?”

Spoilers – Teddy is actually Andrew Laeddis, a mental patient who murdered his wife and created an elaborate delusion to escape his guilt.

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