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POLL: Favorite Opening Line in a Movie? (Round 1A)


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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I voted for one line that I have no idea where it is from, have not seen the movie or any book it may be drawn from, simply because it is a terrific first line, in any context, for any work. (It's the one about asking for a mission and receiving one according to sins.) That's scripting!


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VOTING RESULTS
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A beginning is a very delicate time. Know then that it is the year 10191…
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
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All right, Curly. Enough's enough.
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Any one o' you lily livered, bow-legged varmints care to slap leather with me?!
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Apaches, Captain! The hills are swarmin' with 'em.
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Are we still shooting people?
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As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
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Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of.
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Call me Ishmael.
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Emily, I have a little confession to make. I really am a horse doctor.
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Goes by the name of Jeff Lebowski.
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He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.
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Hey baby. Lets go upstairs.
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I'm Statler.
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I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor.
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I am packing my belongings in the shawl my mother used to wear when she went to the market.
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I asked for a mission, and for my sins they gave me one.
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I believe in America. America has made my fortune.
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I don't believe in God but I fear him.
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I had known Betty for a week.
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I never knew the old Vienna before the war with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm.
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I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, Dear Father.
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I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
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I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead body.
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I was born a poor black child.
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If they move, kill them.
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In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent.
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In the First World War and for the first time in the history of man…
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Klytus, I'm bored.
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Lean and hungry. Still Nothing?
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Long ago, the Duke of Milan commissioned a little known artist to erect a mammoth statue of a horse.
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Marley was dead to begin with.
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other (explain)
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no opinion
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Buff Orpington Inactive Member asks...

What's your favourite opening line in a movie? Please note, it isn't What's the opening line for your favourite movie. Nothing to stop it coming from a really bad film.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.