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Hedley Lamarr: Qualifications?
Applicant: Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
Hedley Lamarr: You said rape twice.
Applicant: I like rape.
Saddam: Now I will kill you until you die from it, you imperialist yankee doodle dork of a pig!
Nick: There are lots of things worse than movies: politicians, wars, forest fires, famine, plague, sickness, pain, warts, politicians...
Jack Slater: You already mentioned them.
Nick: I know I did. They are twice as bad as anything else.
Malcolm: Now eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, RIGHT ?
Rocky: You see, flying takes three things: hard work, perseverance and... hard work.
Fowler: You said "hard work" twice!
Rocky: That's because it takes twice as much work as perseverance.
- Cannonball Run II:
Don Canneloni: In the past, the Canneloni family was the most powerful of the families. We controlled drugs, prostitution, extortion, prostitution, gambling...
Slim: Uh, you said "prostitution" twice.
Don Canneloni: Well, I like it.
- Used twice in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story. First with the ADAA, the American Dodgeball Association of America, and then with Patches O'Houlihan's Five D's of Dodgeball: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and... Dodge.
White Goodman: Get off of me, don't you touch me! It is over between us, Kate. Nobody makes me bleed my own blood - nobody!
- "The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. Second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club."
- "The third rule of Fight Club, is that mixing orange juice and concrete makes anything but the world's third worst screwdriver."
- "The first rule of Robot Club is: You do not talk about Robot Club. The second rule of Robot Club is: You do not talk about... no, wait, I got that wrong. The second rule is: No smoking."
- Why can't we smoke?
- Shh! We're not supposed to talk about it!
- "The first rule of Punch Club, is that you do not talk about Punch Club."
- The first rule of Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club.
- "The first rule of dodge ball is-" "Do not talk about dodge ball?"
- Subversion: "The first rule of Film Club is we don't talk about Film Club. The second rule of Film Club is--" "We don't talk about Film Club?" "No! That's the first rule, don't you listen?"
- Another subversion, from the "I've Never Seen Star Wars" episode with Jan Ravens, uttered by host Marcus Brigstocke: "The first rule of Women's Fight Club is that EVERYONE talks about Women's Fight Club!"
- Lost in Translation has the airport announcer right at the beginning: "Welcome to Tokyo International Airport. Welcome."
- Monty Python and The Holy Grail used this in the famous "Holy Hand Grenade" scene. "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceedest on to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
- The "Five is right out" line is referenced in another example of redundant repetition; see The Powerpuff Girls, below, on this page.
- Manos: The Hands of Fate: "There is no way out of here. It will be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
- In Disney's animated version of The Sword in the Stone, during the Wizards' Duel, one of the rules is that there's no disobeying the rules. That's already a redundancy, but then another one comes along - the next rule is "no cheating".
- Used in Charity's monologue from Sweet Charity:
"You know what I did today? I looked at furniture. Bedroom sets, kitchen sets, bedroom sets, living room sets, bedroom sets."
- The Power Rangers Turbo movie features this exchange near the beginning:
Lt. Stone: Boys, listen up, because you know how I hate to repeat myself. I HATE to repeat myself.
Bulk: You just did, sir!
- John Cusack's character in High Fidelity says his favorite book is "Johnny Cash's autobiography 'Cash' by Johnny Cash".
- It seems Lampy seems to do this sometimes:
Lampy: And exactly how do you propose we do that, uh, exactly?
Dory: I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine. And he shall be my Squishy.
- Possibly justified in that she has short-term memory loss.
- Possibly justified in that she has short-term memory loss.
- She also forgets things quickly.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:
Indy: Their treasure wasn't gold; it was knowledge. Knowledge was their treasure.
- In the Turkish translation of Star Wars (not to be confused with "The Man Who Saves the World", aka Turkish Star Wars), the line "The Jedi's strength comes from the Force." turns into "Jedi'ın gücü Güç'ten gelir." which in Turkish roughly means "The Jedi's power comes from the Power.", roughly. That translation has now become a minor Turkish meme.
- In spanish that turns in "La fuerza del jedi proviene de la Fuerza"
- If you want to get technical, the word ending -ling means young/beginner. So Youngling means young-young. Sorta made the line "He killed the younglings" lose all drama, as well as just making most people crack up.
- An MGM short from 1935 called La Fiesta de Santa Barbara uses this for humorous effect during one of its narrator's helpful translations: "You may be asking, what is a 'fiesta'? Well, 'fiesta' comes from the Spanish word 'fiesta', which means... 'fiesta'."
- The infamous Plan 9 from Outer Space features this prediction from the opening narrator Criswell:
Future events such as these will affect you in the future.
- Disney's animated Robin Hood:
Prince John: I sentence you to sudden, instant, and even immediate death!
- And then again not a minute later when he stops the execution (because Little John has a knife at his back)
Prince John: Stop! Executioner stop! Hold your axe!
- A Night at the Opera: "The party of the first part shall hereafter be known in this contract as the party of the first part..."
- Also, from Horsefeathers: "Members of the faculty and faculty members, students of Huxley and Huxley students. That about covers everyone."
- Dug from Up does this a lot:
Dug: My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may speak-SQUIRREL!
[looks to distance for a few seconds]
Dug: My master is good and smart.
Carl Fredricksen: It's not possible!
Dug: Oh it is because my master is smart!
- The url of Fear Dot Com's titular website is feardotcom.com. It so happened that fear.com was already owned.
- Austin Powers: "Allow myself to introduce... [awkward pause] myself."
- "What do you know about... my father's where... about... s?"
- Little-known movie My Life's In Turnaround has a scene where the two main characters (roommates) are fighting, and one tells the other:
"Go ahead and leave! Just leave me here. Then I'll die alone and, and, and dead and ... alone."
- Roger Ebert, in his review of Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo made the observation that the movie's title is redundant.
- In Mickey Blue Eyes, the name of Hugh Grant's father-in-law's restaurant is "The La Trattoria," which roughly translates into "The The Restaurant."
- One of the many Narmy lines from The Last Airbender.
Yue: This time we show the fire nation that we believe in our beliefs as much as they believe in theirs.
- Also, "There is a spiritual place. The city was built around this place." And, "We have to find teachers, teachers to teach you bending!" Although it has been pointed out that the latter actually sounds like a line that Sokka from the original series would say, being such a Deadpan Snarker. In the movie, though, Sokka says the line completely seriously.
- The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra when The Skeleton explains it's plan.
The Skeleton: Once I am bought back to life, together you and I will rule the World together.
- The advertising tagline that appears on the movie poster for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film: "An epic of epic epicness."
- Also, about halfway through the movie, the evil ex-girlfriend ninja delivers this gem: "Next time, I'll be deadly serious next time."
- Let's not forget Scott introducing his teenage girlfriend to his roommate: "Hey, Knives, this is Wallace Wells, my cool, gay roommate. He's gay."
- From What Happens in Vegas: "She is a wily temptress [...] and what do wily temptresses do, Jack? They tempt, in a wily fashion."
- Cranked Up to Eleven from Zoolander:
Derek: Maybe you don't understand that the world doesn't revolve around you and your 'Do whatever it takes, ruin as many people's lives, just so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory journalist, no matter how many friends you lose, or people you leave dead and bloodied along the way, just so long as you can make a name for yourself as an investigatory journalist, no matter how many friends you lose, or people you leave dead and bloodied and dying along the way?'
Chekov: I don't understand. If there was another ship, surely the assassins beamed aboard from that vessel, not Enterprise.
Spock: You're forgetting something, Mr. Chekov. According to our databanks, this ship fired those torpedoes. If we did, the killers are here. If we did not, whoever altered the databanks is here. In either case, what we are looking for is here.
- That's not so much 'redundancy' as Spock meticulously completing the syllogism.
- Lampshaded in Robin Hood: Men in Tights:
Prince John: Send word to one and all, and all and one... it's a little redundant, isn't it?
Prince John: SHUT UP!!
- From Mean Girls, after Regina has gotten back together with Aaron despite knowing that Cady likes him:
Cady: Why would she do that?
Janis: Because she's a life ruiner. She ruins peoples' lives.
Charlie: And THIS is the LUMBERYARD!
- The Evil Dead movies lift Lovecraft's Necronomicon as a major plotpoint, adding the Latin suffix "ex mortis." Since "Necronomicon" is already derived from the Greek "book of the dead," the full name is basically "The Book of the Dead of the Dead."
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:
There is a girl. A female. Of the opposite sex.
- From Bad Teacher:
"You can explain it tomorrow to the principal and the superintendent at the meeting you have with the principal and the superintendent tomorrow at the meeting. Tomorrow!"
Leo: You are supposed to keep healing me!
Gary: Which brings me to my lack of powers which I didn't have after I lost them! Did I mention losing my powers?"
- Lampshaded and justified in Get Smart:
The Mole: It's over, Max. I'll be taking that briefcase now.
Max: If you want it, you'll have to take it.
The Mole: That's... what I just said.
Max: I know; I was just trying to annoy you.