The First Ever Nateflix "Name that Quote" Contest


Published: Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 1:03 a.m.
Put your movie IQ to the test with this quiz, not only to see what kind of stuff you are made out of, but also for the chance to win fabulous prizes. (Well, maybe not fabulous per se, but it's a chance for a free movie, and what is more fabulous than free movies?) The following list contains 21 quotes of varying difficulty. You get points for naming the movie the quote comes from, and more points for naming the person who said the famous line. (You can use the name of the actor, or the name of the character, either will be acceptable).
Easy Quotes - Let's start with a few easy underhand pitches to get you warmed up. Worth one point apiece. Worth one more point if you can identify who said it.
1. "Go ahead, make my day."
2. "Rosebud."
3. "Toga! Toga! Toga!"
4. "With great power comes great responsibility."
5. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
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Quotes of Moderate Difficulty - All of these quotes are from well-known movie classics, nothing too obscure or art-house. Each answer worth two points, and one more if you can identify the quoted.
6. "I offer you this laurel, and hearty handshake."
7. "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."
8. "I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me."
9. "Charlie don't surf."
10. "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K"
11. "Shop smart. Shop S-Mart."
12. "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."
13. "I wish I knew how to quit you."
14. "As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster."
15. "Say hello to my little friend."
16. "I want you to hit me as hard as you can."
17. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
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Hard Quotes - It's time to separate the men from the boys, and the women from the girls. Five points for every correct answer, and an additional point for naming the speaker.
18. "Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant Mark Twain - !$. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone."
19. "I could dance with you till the cows come home . . . On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home."
20. "Well, it's good that you're fine and . . . and I'm fine . . . I agree with you, it's great to be fine."
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Bonus Super Hard Quote - This one is from a movie that was made long before many of you were alive, indeed, before many of your parents were born. It was originally sent to me by a reader who was trying to figure out what movie it was from. As usual, I proved un-stump-able. If you can name the movie, give yourself 10 points, with the standard additional point available for the extremely astute.
21. "It's worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring."
"You mean like Democrats?"

How to Score Your Quiz

1 to 9 - Remedial. Start boning up on the classics.
10 to 24 - Average. Your knowledge of movie quotes is passable.
25 to 35 - Good. You should be proud. I would give you a gold star if I was giving out gold stars.
36 to 49 - Very Good. Look to your left, then to your right. You know more movie quotes then either of those people.
50 to 59 - Excellent. You deserve to smugly pat yourself on the back. Go on, do it.
60 to 64 - Amazing. You either have an encyclopedic memory or absolutely no social life.
65 to 75 - Magnificent. I am truly awed by your insane mastery of such trivia.
Send your answers to the email address at the end of the column. Scores will be tabulated by yours truly, and prizes sent out to the two highest scorers. Each winner will receive a copy of the movie I selected as the best DVD of 2006, "A History of Violence."
The lowest scorer will receive a VHS copy of "Get Bruce," the documentary about Whoopi Goldberg's obese joke writer, Bruce Valanche.
Everyone who enters will get a complete list of the answers.
Good luck, and may the Schwartz be with you (no additional points for identifying that quote).
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