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'Luke, I am your father'

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Darth Vader's "Luke, I am your father" has topped a poll of movie misquotes - classic lines now stamped on the common conciousness but which are not actually as they were originally spoken.

In fact, Vader told Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back "No, I am your father", as our Star Wars-savvy readers are doubtless aware.

The runner-up in the LOVEFiLM.com poll comes from from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: "Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?", which should begin "Magic Mirror, on the wall..."

Third up is Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry who didn't demand at gunpoint "Do you feel lucky, punk?" but rather "Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

LOVEFiLM's Darren Bignell noted: "Iconic film lines are part of everyone's vocabulary these days, but it's interesting how years of quoting have had a Chinese whisper effect on accuracy."

The top ten misquotes are as follows. Movie buffs can impress their friends and family by providing the correct original:

  1. "Luke, I am your father" - Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  2. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  3. "Do you feel lucky, punk?" - Dirty Harry (1971)
  4. "Play it again, Sam" - Casablanca (1942)
  5. "Hello, Clarice" - Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  6. "Beam me up, Scotty!" - Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  7. "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn" - Gone with the Wind (1939)
  8. "If you build it, they will come" - Field of Dreams (1989)
  9. "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto" - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  10. "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?" - The Graduate (1967)

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We're surprised to see The Treasure of the Sierra Madre didn't make the top ten. Indeed, who can forget the immortal "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!", properly rendered as: "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

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