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The most misquoted lines from our favourite films have been revealed.

Top of the list is what many think to be the line from Apollo 13, ‘Houston, we have a problem’. 

While that’s the line Tom Hanks says in the film, the real astronaut said: ‘Ah Houston, we’ve had a problem’.

‘Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all’ from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ is actually incorrect, because the real line is ‘magic mirror on the wall’.

Tom Hanks's immortal line'Houston we have a problem' was actually not what was said on board Apollo 13

Tom Hanks’s immortal line ‘Houston we have a problem’ was actually not what was said on board Apollo 13

Many people think the most famous line in Snow White is'Mirror, mirror on the wall,' however the actual line is'magic mirror'

Many people think the most famous line in Snow White is ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall,’ however the actual line is ‘magic mirror’

Top ten correct movie lines that are often misquoted 

1. ‘Ah Houston, we’ve had a problem’ – Apollo 13, from Universal Pictures

2. ‘If you build it, he will come’ – Field of Dreams, from Universal Pictures

3. ‘Magic mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all’ – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, from Walt Disney Productions

4. ‘Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By’ – Casablanca, from Warner Bros PIctures

5. ‘You’re going to need a bigger boat’ – Jaws, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment

6. ‘Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes, it was Beauty killed the beast’ – King Kong (1933), from RKO Radio PIctures

7. ‘No, I am your father’ – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, from Lucas Film Ltd.

8. ‘You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya punk?’ – Dirty Harry, from Warner Bros Pictures

9. ‘Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night’ – All About Eve, from 20th Century Fox

10. ‘Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape’ – Planet of the Apes, from 20th Century Fox

 

Meanwhile, in a survey of around 2,000 people, many didn’t realise the real quote in Casablanca is ‘Play it Sam, play As Time Goes By’ rather than simply ‘Play it again, Sam’, which is commonly quoted.

Another line often repeated incorrectly is ‘Twas beauty killed the beast’ from the final line of King Kong when it should actually be ‘Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes, it was Beauty killed the beast’.

‘Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night’ from All About Eve is often misquoted as ‘Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride’.

Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (pictured in the film) remains one of the most popular films but many people still think it's famous line is'Play it again Sam' rather than'Play it, Sam'

Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (pictured in the film) remains one of the most popular films but many people still think it’s famous line is ‘Play it again Sam’ rather than ‘Play it, Sam’ 

Many think Darth Vader reaches out towards his son Luke in The Empire Strikes Back and says'Luke, I am your father'. However, the actual line is'No, I am your father'

Many think Darth Vader reaches out towards his son Luke in The Empire Strikes Back and says ‘Luke, I am your father’. However, the actual line is ‘No, I am your father’

One of the most famous scenes with Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is often misquoted.

The real line is ‘No, I am your father’ but many say ‘Luke, I am your father’.

The study also found 29 per cent have fallen into arguments over misheard movie quotes.

A whopping 37 per cent resorting to searching the lines online to check what the actual quote was.

It also emerged 38 per cent of those surveyed by OnePoll use film quotes in real life.

‘Here’s Johnny’ from horror classic The Shining and ‘If you build it, he will come’ from Field of Dreams among the most popular.

Other lines regularly recited include ‘You’re going to need a bigger boat’ from Jaws, ‘Do I feel lucky? Well, do you punk?’ from Dirty Harry and ‘I’m the king of the world!’ from Titanic.

Hit 1970s film Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood created the immortal but often misquoted line 'You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya punk?'

Hit 1970s film Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood created the immortal but often misquoted line ‘You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya punk?’

Paul Williams, Roddy McDowall, Austin Stoker starred in the 1973 classic Planet Of The Apes, which produced the line 'Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape'

Paul Williams, Roddy McDowall, Austin Stoker starred in the 1973 classic Planet Of The Apes, which produced the line ‘Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape’

Film expert Boyd Hilton said: ‘When there are so many brilliant movie quotes to remember, it’s understandable for people to get some muddled up, even some of the classics from the golden era of world cinema. 

‘Even when a line has only been slightly altered, it can change the context of the whole movie.

‘For example, “Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes, it was Beauty killed the beast”‘ is the final line from the King Kong film. 

‘You need to remember the whole sentence to get the full effect.’

Clipology manager David Norman said: ‘There is a whole collection of films that relate to real life scenarios so it’s completely normal for people to use or remember the famous lines during their daily lives.’

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