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Autumn and New Talk: Fall Film Catchphrases

From ‘Nurse Betty’ to ‘Unbreakable,’ the movie quotes we think might catch on

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Hollywood has us terribly vexed. This summer’s crop of movies failed to provide us with a single bona fide catchphrase of ”I see dead people” proportions (though Gladiator‘s ”I’m terribly vexed” gave it a valiant try). Maybe this fall will finally show us the money, catchphrase-wise. Here, the early line on the most promising lines.

ALMOST FAMOUS
”I am a golden god!”
— Acid-addled rocker Billy Crudup on a rooftop
Catchability (out of 10): 3

NURSE BETTY
”Boom, boom, boom. Three in the head, you know they’re dead.”
— Hitman Morgan Freeman
Catchability: 8

UNBREAKABLE
”Are you ready for the truth?”
— All-knowing Samuel L. Jackson to Bruce Willis
Catchability: 6

MEET THE PARENTS
”You can milk anything with nipples.”
— Ben Stiller, trying to impress his girlfriend’s dad
Catchability: 6

GET CARTER
”My name is Jack Carter, and you don’t want to know me.”
— Sylvester Stallone, waxing badass
Catchability: 7

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
”I am the damn paterfamilias!”
— George Clooney, asserting authority
Catchability: 4

CHARLIE’S ANGELS
”You can just feel free to stick things in my slot.”
— Ditsy Cameron Diaz to a mailman
Catchability: 5

BILLY ELLIOT
”Just because I like ballet doesn’t mean I’m a poof.”
— Macho terpsichorean Jamie Bell
Catchability: 3