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 filmsite.org

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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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