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Movies that could have ended sooner

First Contact (1996)

Captain Picard: You’re a coward.
Worf: If you were any other man, I would kill you where you stand.
Captain Picard: Big words for a chicken. You know you’re forehead looks like you’re mother ironed it.
Worf: Aaaarrgh! [Picard has ‘first contact’ with Klingon Bat’leth.]

Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle: You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? [He turns around to look behind him. He sees another version of himself, wearing a doctor’s smock.]
Dr. Travis Bickle: Time for your meds Mr. Bickle.
Travis Bickle: You talkin’ to me?
Dr. Travis Bickle: Yes Mr. Bickle. Time for your meds.
Travis Bickle: Oh yeah? Huh? OK. [puts down gun, takes meds, has a nap].

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Frank: Listen HAL. There has never been any instance at all of a computer error occurring in the 9000 series, has there?
HAL: None whatsoever, Frank. The 9000 series has a perfect operational record.
Frank: Well of course I know all the wonderful achievements of the 9000 series, but, uh, are you certain there has never been any case of even the most insignificant computer error?
HAL: None whatsoever, Frank. Quite honestly, I wouldn’t worry myself about that.
Dave: Well, I’m sure you’re right, HAL. Uhm, fine, thanks very much.
HAL: My pleasure, Dave.
Dave: Say, Hal, I have one more question.
HAL: Of course, Dave.
Dave: Can you read lips?
HAL: Why would you ask a question like that Dave?
Dave: No reason, just wondering…
HAL: Naturally, Dave. I was programmed to read lips in case of an emergency situation.
Dave: Thought so. Thanks, uh, thanks a lot HAL, that really helps.