When you hear one of these lines in a Hollywood-produced piece, you know it ain’t going to work out well.
Based on many years spent watching film and television, here are the top Hollywood TV/motion picture lines and dialog that are usually followed by death or dismemberment.
“Yeah, too quiet.”
“Ah, you must be Count Dracula.”
“I’ll get help.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.”
“Ready, Aim, FIRE!”
“What was that?”
“I didn’t hear anything.”
“Hmm … you’re right … It was probably nothing.”
“Don’t be silly. There’s no such thing as ghosts [vampires] [werewolves][zombies].”
“So, Old Timer, they say you’re quick on the draw.”
“I hear tell that some do.”
“The name is Bond. James Bond.”
“Well sure, the Ultrahumongasaurus, which we grew in the lab and which is now ravaging the city, may seem dangerous. But if we catch him, we can put him on display and make millions. Millions.”
“I just want to see the Cubs win before I die.”
“[Cough cough] So, Doc, what’s wrong with me?”
“Please sit down, Mr. Holliday. I have some bad news.”
“This is my first flight.”
“Yup, Jim. After 40 years on the forc, I retire next week, then move to Boca Raton to live on my pension. I just have one last case to close….”
“Directed by Quentin Tarantino.”
[My thanks to Jim Corrigan for making sure I didn’t miss any obvious ones … ]
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