10 Famous Movie Lines You Didn’t Know Were Improvised

6. Aliens – “Game Over Man!”

Bill Paxton devotes a considerable amount of aliens‘ runtime spouting inane babble, so it’s no surprise it gets a few lines of dialogue ad-libbed. Paxton’s character, Private Hudson, is the consummate prankster on the Marine team sent with series hero Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) to investigate the comms blackout at Colony LV-426 (the Colony is, of course , wiped out by the titular aliens). Hudson is also a huge coward, as evidenced by his panic-inducing off-the-cuff line “Game over, man! Game over!”, which has since become an iconic shorthand for particularly grim situations.

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5. The Warriors – “Warriors, come play!|

The Warriors, a film about a New York gang trying to escape rival gang territory after being framed for murder, has become a cult classic. While the film isn’t exactly known for its sophisticated dialogue, there are a few lines that stand out as particularly memorable, including David Patrick Kelley’s signature taunt, “Warriors, come out to play-ay.” Kelly’s syncopated, whiny delivery became an unofficial catchphrase for the film, all the more impressive because Kelly improvised it, taking inspiration from an intimidating neighbor he lived near.

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4. Blade Runner – “Tears in the Rain”

Closing speech by Rutger Hauer in blade runner is one of the film’s greatest moments, as his character Roy Batty’s analysis of his condition as a doomed android poses deep philosophical questions. When delivering his character’s parting speech, Hauer cut much of the long monologue written in the script and kept only the lines he felt needed to be there. More importantly, Hauer added the last two lines of his speech, which also happen to be the most indelible part: “All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.”

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Andrea G. Henderson