Writing dialog is an art. The spoken word you hear on the big screen is the result of several read-throughs and multiple rewrites -the final product is flawless. So let’s take a peek behind the finished product and see your favorite lines before they’ve been cleaned up, improved or cut altogether….


“Well Igor, I wouldn’t exactly call it a sex toy, but it IS anatomically correct, you old perv.”



“Call me Ishmael again and I will cut you!”

-Moby Dick


“Live long, and prosper.”


-Star Wars


“Harry, keep your wand in your pants. This isn’t Slytherin.”


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


“I’m sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drug store, but in 1955 it’s a little hard to come by. Let’s check the Sears catalog.”

-Back to the Future


“Come with me if you wanna live! Dinner. Dancing. The whole schmear. It’ll be fun!”

-The Terminator


“I find your lack of faith disturbing.  And who wears white shoes after Labor Day?”

-Star Wars, A New Hope


“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. I’ve blue screened again.”

2001: A Space Odyssey


“Get away from her, you bitch, and take Richard Simmons with you!”



“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! Golly, I feel like Lindsay Lohan!”

-Planet of the Apes


“Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?  Dude, you need to lay off the weed.”

-Back to the Future


“I’ll be back. Have you seen the housekeeper?”

-The Terminator


“Rosebud. Cambodian Red. Maui Wowie. I’m not picky.”

-Citizen Kane


“Frankly, my dear, I don’t care to discuss it right now. Perhaps tomorrow.”

-Gone with the Wind


“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Let’s head over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Are you a top or a bottom?”



“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Two days later I was a Republican Presidential nominee.”

-The Silence of the Lambs


“Yippee kay yay, mother-fucker!”

-Die Hard

(used with kind permission of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Written by stevemargolis


Glass Half Full

Hilarious! These are great…thanks for the laughs. Can’t decide which one I like best. 😆


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