Greatest Film Misquotes

I knew it. The whole time, I knew it and I tried to tell all my friends that they were wrong, but they didn’t believe me. My claim is that, in Star Wars, Darth Vader never said, “Luke, I am your father,” – he never said it, guaranteed. Finally something to prove me right. Check this out, and dozens of others at AMC’s new


The startling revelation of fatherhood by Darth Vader (David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones) to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was not: “Luke, I am your father”, but: “No. I am your father.” [However, the trilogy’s most famous line was never actually delivered by Vader – on the set, he really said: “Obi-Wan killed your father,” but the line was secretly re-dubbed later.] Luke responds in horror: “No! No! That’s not true. That’s impossible.” [The misquoted line: “Luke, Luke, I am your father” was stated in the film Tommy Boy (1995), by the title character Tommy (Chris Farley) as he goofed off in front of an electric fan.]

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