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The BBHQ Boomer Movie Quiz

Can you identify a movie title, if given just a single, memorable line? Let’s find out.

The Rules:

Our quiz includes memorable lines from U.S. movies released in the late 50s, 60s, 70s and very early 80s. We’re looking for the movie title, not the actor or character name.

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Answer as many questions as you can; use the TAB key or mouse to move from one question to another. We’ll grade you, one question at a time. If you get it wrong, we’ll give you the right answer. You cannot find the answer without taking a stab at it.

When you’re done, we’ll add up your score and see how you compare to others.

Spacing and capitalization do not matter; spelling does.

Many questions offer a hint; a few offer more than one hint. But if you take the hint; you only get half-credit if you get it right; you lose half a point if you get it wrong.

OK... let’s go to the movies:

1. 1974: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
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2. 1967: “Ben, I just want to say one word to you – just one word...”
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3. 1967 “My boy says he can eat 50 eggs... he can eat 50 eggs!”    

4. 1970: “America loves a winner; and will not tolerate a loser.”  

5. 1970: “What do you say about a 25 year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles.”

6. 1976: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more.”  

7. 1969: “Este is un robo!”  

8. 1958 & 1974: “Life is a banquet; and most poor slobs are starving to death.”  

9. 1975: “You’re gonna’ need a bigger boat.”

10. 1961: “Hey; I’m depraved on account of I’m deprived!”    

11. 1970: “Yeah, now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven’t broken any rules.”  

12. 1970 “The instruction book said that was impossible!” Patroni: ”That’s one nice thing about the 707. She can do everything but read.”  

13. 1969: “What, are you crazy??? The fall’ll probably kill you!”  

14. 1979: “I like to watch.”  

15. 1963: “Look under the big ’W’.”    

16. 1980: “Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit smoking.”    

17. 1973: “Stand by for justice!”    

18. 1979: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”  

19. 1965: “How do you handle a problem like Maria?”  

20. 1973: Henry: “You not gonna stick around for your share?” Johnny: "Nah. I’d only blow it.”  

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21. 1981: “You are my knight in shining armor.”    

22. 1962: “Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.”    

23. 1978: “Look at me; I’m Sandra Dee!”    

24. 1974: “Men! You are about to embark on a great crusade .. to stamp out run-away decency in the West. Now you will only be risking your lives, whilst I... will be risking an almost certain Academy award nomination for best supporting actor.”    

25. 1959: “But you don’t understand. I’m a man!”    

26. 1980: “Jus’ hang loose blooood. She goonna catch up on the rebound a de medcide.”      

27. 1977: “There’s an old joke: Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of ’em says: ’Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ’Yeah, I know, and such... small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life.”    

28. 1972: “It’s not personal; it’s strictly business.”  

29. 1963-78: “I suspect everyone... I suspect no one.”    

30. 1976: “Adrieeeeeene!”

31. 1973: “The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you!”

32. 1975: “This was no boating accident.”  

33. 1970: Schuyler Schultz: [pointing out the window] “Before, Virgo and Leo were right there, sir. Now I’m beginning to see Ursa Minor and Cassiopeia. We MUST be turning around.” Capt. Vernon Demerest: “You have a young navigator here! Well, I’ll tell you son... Due to a Cecil wind, Dystor has vectored us into a 360-tossen of slor traffic. Now we’ll maintain this Borden hold until we get the Forta Magnus clearance from Meldings.”  

34. 1977: Court Reporter: “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?" Witness: “So help me, Me.”

35. 1967: “They call me MISTER Tibbs!”  

36. 1973: “You come in here with a head full of mush and you leave thinking like a lawyer.”  

37. 1967: “Now... don’t you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That’s the law talkin’ there.... Shoot, if we’d done half that stuff they said we’d done in that paper, we’d be millionaires by now, wouldn’t we?”  

38. 1977: “I play the guitar whenever I cannot sleep, and I meditate every morning, complete with chanting and burning incense, so if you have to walk around I’d appreciate a little tiptoeing. Also: I sleep in the nude. ’Au buffo.’ Winter and summer, rain or snow, with the windows open. And because I may have to go to the potty or to the fridge in the middle of the night, and because I do not want to put on jammies which I do not own in the first place, unless you’re looking for a quick thrill or your daughter an advanced education... I’d keep my door closed.”  

39. 1973: “Luther said I could learn some things from you. I already know how to drink.”  

40. 1964: “Do you expect me to talk?”       “No, Mr. ????! I expect you to die!”  

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