Best film quotes of all-time: Toy Story's 'To Infinity and beyond' tops Radio Times poll

Lines from The Italian Job and Scarface came a close second and third

Jess Denham
Tuesday 04 November 2014 01:01 GMT
'To infinity...and beyond' is the UK's favourite movie quote, according to a Radio Times poll
'To infinity...and beyond' is the UK's favourite movie quote, according to a Radio Times poll (IMDB/Disney/Pixar)

Buzz Lightyear's trademark cry of "To infinity…and beyond!" from Toy Story has topped a poll to find the UK’s favourite movie quote of all time.

In close second, by just one vote, was Michael Caine's "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" as Charlie Croker in 1969 British comedy, The Italian Job.

More than 2,500 film fans sent their suggestions in to Radio Times, where editors collated the top ten.

Al Pacino's "Say hello to my little friend" as Tony Montana in Scarface came third on the list, with lines from Roy Schneider in Jaws and Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind placing fourth and fifth respectively.

"That, surely, reflects the continuing popularity of films as emotional and intellectual entertainment.

"Therein, perhaps, lies a message for television programmers: the audience – or at least the thinking part of it, which I believe is greater than most programmers seem to acknowledge – is just as interested in the content and quality of the films themselves as they are in interviews with the stars."

A range of film genres were represented in readers' contributions, with quotes such as Sean Connery's "Bond. James Bond" and Humphrey Bogart's "Here's looking at you, kid" in Casablanca narrowly missing out on top spots.

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