You're absolutely certain Anthony Hopkins's first words to Jodie Foster were 'hello, Clarice'? You've jokingly said 'Luke, I am your father' in a robotic voice? You too are probably a victim of the ‘Mandela effect’, a phenomenon where a large group of people remembers something incorrectly, and that version is the one that becomes commonly accepted. In the entertainment industry, when movies and TV shows often reference one another, the effect has an especially wide reach - and here are some of the most famous examples:
1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Common misquote: "Luke, I am your father."
Actual movie quote: "No, I am your father."
Even though it's become Star Wars' most quotable line, in the actual dialogue Darth Vader contradicts Luke Skywalker, who says Obi-Wan told him Vader killed his father, and to that he replies - 'no'.
2. Field of Dreams (1989)
Common misquote: "If you build it, they will come."
Actual movie quote: "If you build it, he will come."
Kevin Costner plays a farmer troubled by the relationship with his late father. One day, as he wanders through a corn field, he suddenly hears a strange whisper: "If you build it, he will come" (referring to his dad's favorite player) and sees a vision of a baseball diamond.
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Commom misquotes: "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore"; "Looks like we're not in Kansas anymore".
Actual movie quote: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
This line is said with wonder, when Dorothy and Toto first arrive at the Land of Oz. It's been quoted so many times that it's easy to see how it changed over the years.
4. Jaws (1975)
Common misquote: "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
Actual movie quote: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
This is what Roy Schneider tells his buddies the first time he lays eyes on the famous shark. The misquote in this case is pretty natural, as it would make sense for him to tell them ‘we’. This line’s become a catchphrase for anytime anything goes wrong.
5. A Few Good Men (1992)
Common Misquote: "You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!"
Actual movie quote: Col Jessep: "You want answers?".
LTJG Kaffee: "I want the truth."
Col Jessep: "You can’t handle the truth!"
With Jack Nicholson's roaring performance at the famous Courtroom scene, it's no wonder his answers are remembered as a monologue.
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Common misquote: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Actual movie quote: "Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?"
This has become such a common misquote that the 2012 Snow White movie is even called Mirror Mirror.
7. The Graduate (1967)
Common Misquote: "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"
Actual movie quote: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... Aren't you?"
Turns out, Dustin Hoffman's character was a bit more confident than we tend to remember. The second part of line ('Aren't you?') is said in a manner that makes it quite clear that Benjamin is hopeful that he is being seduced.
8. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Common misquote: "Hello, Clarice."
Actual movie quote: "Good morning."
Dr. Lecter does greet Clarice when they meet in prison for the first time, but as he does not know her first name yet, he only bids her a polite 'good morning'.