Movies where the title is said only once, as the last line of dialogue

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Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 04:33 (one year ago) link

this is going to be a very short thread. I will be extremely satisfied if we get ten movies

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 04:34 (one year ago) link

"Because we have to chase him. Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now, so we'll hunt him. Because he can take it, because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight."

Zelda Zonk, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 04:49 (one year ago) link

Clark Gable shocked audiences as Rhett Butler when he delivered the immortal line “Frankly my dear, Gone With the Wind” at the end of Gone With the Wind (1939).

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

"and that was the story of a the boat that they said could never sink, with not enough lifeboats, and a captain who made mistakes but was steadfast til the end. and a night that so cold that the water itself froze, in parts, and split the boat into pieces. a great jewel was lost that night, a symbol of love and youth and betrayal, and maybe a bit of truth as well. we call that boat the "titan"

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 04:54 (one year ago) link

“Forget it, Jake. It’s a wonderful life.”

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:00 (one year ago) link

"You have won all the Star Wars."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:00 (one year ago) link

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

(legit answer, u clowns)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:14 (one year ago) link

"Louis, this could be the end of Casablanca."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:17 (one year ago) link

lmao

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:18 (one year ago) link

I think “My Dinner With Andre” is a real one

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:18 (one year ago) link

Thank you Morbius and Silby

So that's three

This is not a joke thread

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:19 (one year ago) link

It can be both

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:19 (one year ago) link

"Throw that sled in the fire, the one that belonged to Citizen Kane!"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:21 (one year ago) link

alright well let's keep our eyes on the prize, Heaven's Gate

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:26 (one year ago) link

JUDY...I have vertigo

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:28 (one year ago) link

sorry flappy bird, i was kinda going off of silby's theory there.

here's a real one:

Brian Johnson: [closing narration] Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...

Andrew Clark: ...and an athlete...

Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case...

Claire Standish: ...a princess...

John Bender: ...and a criminal...

Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:29 (one year ago) link

hell yeah. Four already. that's already more than 100% certified New Jerseys

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:32 (one year ago) link

"There are a million stories in the naked city. One of them is 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.'"

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:34 (one year ago) link

i still plan on making Titan one day, just the way i want it to be

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:35 (one year ago) link

chinatown counts right?

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:37 (one year ago) link

https://twitter.com/saythetitle?lang=en

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:38 (one year ago) link

ours are much better already

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:40 (one year ago) link

no, "Chinatown" is said several times earlier in the film

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:48 (one year ago) link

i can't remember if "the man who shot Liberty Valance" is

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:49 (one year ago) link

Does "O Lucky Man!" count? I mean theyre SINGING it but still...

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:57 (one year ago) link

Oh wait I missed the "only said once" premise.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:57 (one year ago) link

"I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss... I'm da Raging Bull!"

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 05:59 (one year ago) link

I watched it in January but don't remember, can we confirm that Wallace Shawn only says the phrase "my dinner with André" once?

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:00 (one year ago) link

We’d only need to check the beginning and the end, because surely he doesn’t say it to Andre

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:11 (one year ago) link

Inherent vice might qualify. The crying of lot 49 definitely would except it isn’t a movie

jeremy cmbyn (wins), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:22 (one year ago) link

yeah i was thinking of him on the subway complaining about andre in V.O.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:23 (one year ago) link

the postman always rings twice is sooo fuckin close

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:23 (one year ago) link

"well, we did it. we went around the world...in eighty days."

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 07:54 (one year ago) link

Really want to believe that the Leo version ends "He was, truly, The Great Gatsby".

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:00 (one year ago) link

The last word in the Beatles movie "Help" has Leo McKern shout "Help" but drowned out by the title song.

Obviously the song appears earlier, but I don't recall anyone saying help as dialogue (or monologue, or in a crowd, or whatever)

Mark G, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:11 (one year ago) link

So, I had planned to marry Peter, but I married Jack instead.
Thank goodness my father was right.
Life doesn't always turn out the way you plan.
But Jack, Jack gave me the perfect gift:
a stamp in my passport.
He took me to Florence for our honeymoon.
I guess you might say he gave me the world.
Peter once asked me when it was that I fell in love with Jack,
and I told him, it was while you were sleeping.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:17 (one year ago) link

(I have two more, also from cheating, but will hold off if anyone wants)

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:18 (one year ago) link

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force titled one episode "Last Last One Forever and Ever", and one of the last lines of that episode is Carl commenting that Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad truly were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The creators believed this would be the show's final episode, but then the series was renewed."

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:23 (one year ago) link

Jaws

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:55 (one year ago) link

From Russia With Love

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:55 (one year ago) link

Return of the Jedi

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:55 (one year ago) link

Vertigo

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:56 (one year ago) link

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:56 (one year ago) link

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:56 (one year ago) link

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:58 (one year ago) link

The Dark Knight is legit, by the way.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 12:09 (one year ago) link

Oh no it's a dark knight vs the dark knight, ignore me.

The Dark Knight is still legit, though.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 12:18 (one year ago) link

The last word in the Beatles movie "Help" has Leo McKern shout "Help" but drowned out by the title song.

Obviously the song appears earlier, but I don't recall anyone saying help as dialogue (or monologue, or in a crowd, or whatever)

― Mark G, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 4:11 AM (nine hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

will have to double check this but if it's not said as a line of dialogue this would work

we're halfway there!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

My wife's parents watched the whole of "No Country for Old Men" which ends with two old men sat discussing events.

"B-but they didn't say it!"

(it was definitely implied, though)

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:50 (seven months ago) link

Abre Los Ojos also begins with someone saying the title iirc.

chap, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:58 (seven months ago) link

Spotlight does it, do they say it beforehand though? I'm assuming they.. must but can't remember.

piscesx, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:00 (seven months ago) link

But what we found out is that each one of us is
Violent J
and Shaggy 2 Dope
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Insane Clown Posse

I was thinking of this one too, but someone yells "Faygo!" after that so I don't think it counts.

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:06 (seven months ago) link

When I finally came in, Debbie was home from work, and I told her everything about baby's day out.

jmm, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:38 (seven months ago) link

My wife's parents watched the whole of "No Country for Old Men" which ends with two old men sat discussing events.

― Mark G, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:50 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

actually it ends with Tommy Lee Jones' character describing a dream to his wife, the old men discussing the condition of the country is a couple scenes earlier </sic>

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:27 (seven months ago) link

XPs They say "Spotlight" alot, since it's the name of their department.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:33 (seven months ago) link

yeah but that is a good example, I liked Spotlight but remember laughing really hard at that last line bc Michael Keaton picked up the phone and said "Spotlight!" like Batman

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:37 (seven months ago) link

I haven't seen the movie but I thought his character's name was Bob Spotlight?

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:48 (seven months ago) link

close, he goes by Robert

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:53 (seven months ago) link

Robert Anthony Spotlight, of the Amherst Spotlights.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

Hard To Be A God comes very close to this actually

imago, Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:57 (seven months ago) link

My wife's parents watched the whole of "No Country for Old Men" which ends with two old men sat discussing events.

― Mark G, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:50 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

actually it ends with Tommy Lee Jones' character describing a dream to his wife, the old men discussing the condition of the country is a couple scenes earlier </sic>

― don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:27 PM (yesterday)

I worked at a movie theater when this was out and lots of old people came out of it different levels of furious and confused at the ending, my favorite being the baffled lady who approached me shaking her head saying "I don't get it... so it was all just a DREAM??"

One Eye Open, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:02 (seven months ago) link

What did that demo think of the end of There Will Be Blood?

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:48 (seven months ago) link

Not enough bowling iirc

One Eye Open, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:52 (seven months ago) link

otm tbh

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:53 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

5. Permanent Vacation (1980)

― flappy bird, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^ especially noteworthy as jarmusch goes out of his way to have "my boyfriend's back" playing from a car stereo earlier in the film, then cut it off just before it gets to the title phrase.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:25 (five months ago) link

ah good catch!

flappy bird, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:48 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

How Green Was My Valley (1941) just barely misses, final line: "How green was my valley then..."

flappy bird, Sunday, 14 July 2019 02:53 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

need confirmation on these:

9. The Hours (2002)
10. That's the Way of the World (1975)
11. I, Frankenstein (2014)

found a new one tonight:

12. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:44 (two months ago) link

Leave it Jake, it's 17 Dresses

a wagging to the furious (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:27 (two months ago) link

xpost posted way upthread already

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:46 (two months ago) link

Ha, I searched text but didn't scan for images. Well no harm in allowing ol' Moe to tug our heartstrings once a year or so

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:53 (two months ago) link

9. The Hours (2002)

Have to withdraw this one as it isn't only said once.

jmm, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:06 (two months ago) link

"Come on, I'll buy you a drink. You know, a drink?" / "Why, yes, I suppose we deserve it, given that we are the RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK".

Roll credits. Technically the Nazis were raiders of the lost ark (they're the ones who raided it) but in a broader sense what's the difference between archaeology and raiding anyway, you know?

Are there any silent films were the title is read out at the end of the opening credits? Does narration count as dialogue? Are there any films that only have one line of dialogue?

Goodbye Mr Chips almost counts (the last line has an extra "goodbye" at the end).

Ashley Pomeroy, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:23 (two months ago) link

Are there any films that only have one line of dialogue?

Mel Brooks's Silent Movie iirc

a wagging to the furious (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

i'll be disappointed if the upcoming little women remake doesn't end with

and that's when they realized...they were no longer little girls...they were little women.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:30 (two months ago) link

A Bridge Too Far

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

^ real suggestion

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

"i can't wait to get out of africa"

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:35 (two months ago) link

Re: The Breakfast Club example mentioned upthread, while the movie does end with those words, I'm pretty sure the name "Breakfast Club" is mentioned earlier in the movie too, since that's what they call the detention the protagonists are attending.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:44 (two months ago) link

Not according to this - https://www.raindance.org/scripts/old-library/Breakfast-Club.pdf

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:52 (two months ago) link

Ok, I guess I misremembered it then... For some reason I thought "the Breakfast Club" was an established name for the Saturday morning detention instead of something they came up with at the end.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:56 (two months ago) link

Scripts are not always to be trusted, even officially published ones often differ from the finished film. Unless that’s a direct transcript of the movie.

Been meaning to rewatch Vanilla Sky, it’s been years but I do remember the phrase “obre los ojos” opening it and “open your eyes” closing it.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:26 (two months ago) link

Ashley, I count narration. Like I said a few months ago, How Green Was My Valley ends with the phrase “how green was my valley then” in V.O.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:27 (two months ago) link

Doubt

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:46 (two months ago) link

well it's the last word, not the last line

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:46 (two months ago) link

i wish i could bet money that Joker does this

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:49 (two months ago) link

Talk Dirty to Me III

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 23:02 (two months ago) link

i wish i could bet money that Joker does this

― Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili)

new trailer (full of explicit King of Comedy references) has Joaq asking talk show host DeNiro (assuming Jerry Lewis' role) to call him "Joker" when he's introduced. so no

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:14 (two months ago) link

Doubt

― brimstead, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:46 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

well it's the last word, not the last line

― brimstead, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:46 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

Like the printed word?

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:14 (two months ago) link

I don't think that counts, because it's effectively a diegetic title card, like the opening of Mon Oncle or Heaven Can Wait.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:16 (two months ago) link

I was going to suggest Phase IV. The film doesn't have traditional opening credits, and it's divided into phases, with title cards. My memory tells me that the title card for the final phase is technically the last bit of language within the film, because it's followed by one of those wordless post-2001 montage endings that were fashionable at the time.

But having just watched the film again I'm completely wrong. There's only a title card for Phase I - the second and third phases are implied - and the wordless post-2001 montage actually has dialogue in it (as does the awesome extended original ending). The film's title appears in the credits, but after the director, so it's just part of the end credits.

It's one of those films where the central conflict wouldn't work nowadays because of the existence of mobile phones. If the film had been made today the scientists could have simply phoned up the ants and sorted out their differences instead of spending several days trying to kill them all.

Also, for the record, the last piece of dialogue in Themroc is shrieking and wolf-like howling and a banging noise as a man smashes a car with a hammer.

Ashley Pomeroy, Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link

xposts flappy it’s the last word of the last line, “I have doubts”. Plural I guess so doesn’t really count. Somebody probable says “doubt” at some point earlier in a less noteworthy context

Frances Ha does the printed thing you mentioned, really effectively I might add

brimstead, Saturday, 5 October 2019 05:28 (two months ago) link

"and that's how i became Dr Strangelove, or...how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb"

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 5 October 2019 13:29 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

flappy bird, Friday, 15 November 2019 06:57 (three weeks ago) link

how many is that now?

flappy bird, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:36 (three weeks ago) link

Godard's Hail Mary qualifies going by the thread title but not against the rules I stated upthread (the title is the last line of dialogue, but there is an additional sentence read in voiceover)

flappy bird, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

i can't remember if "the man who shot Liberty Valance" is

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:49 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

It is!

flappy bird, Monday, 2 December 2019 00:25 (six days ago) link


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