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Added by badwolf on 2 Jul 2010 06:53
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"I'll be back"

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- I'm a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she's here. Could I see her, please?
- No, you can't see her. She's making a statement.
- Where is she?
- Look, it may take a while. If you want to wait, there's a bench over there.
- [after a pause] I'll be back.

When not allowed not enter a police station, the terminator delivers the catchphrase, and rest is history. It's not really what happens after or his often mocked accent that makes this line iconic; it's that you know something bad will happen soon, and all the small things with which the scene is constructed.

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People who added this item 1282 Average listal rating (905 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Commando (1985)
Being taken to airport, talking to his ex-colleague, who has switched sides:

- How much are they paying you, Bennett?
- They offered me a hundred grand. You want to know something? When I found out I could get my hands on you, I said I'd do it for nothing.
- I'll be back, Bennett.
- John... I'll be ready, John.
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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (249 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
Raw Deal (1986)
An undercover police officer sees a woman he wants to talk to, and leaves the criminal he was with for a while:

- I'll be right back.
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People who added this item 1103 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Forced to participate a reality show, where players are hunted down by professional killers. Talking to the show host:

- Killian, I'll be back.
- Only in a rerun.
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People who added this item 1947 Average listal rating (1307 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
Twins (1988)
Arnold's character, a super human created with the loving aid of science, talking to his "creator":

- If you're lying to me, I'll be back.
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Total Recall (1990)
Being taken back to Rekall:

- I'll be back!
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Returning to kindergarten in the end:

- I'm back!
People who added this item 5332 Average listal rating (3772 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The terminator to Sarah and John Connor, escaping the Cyberdyne building:

- Stay here, I'll be back.

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People who added this item 1547 Average listal rating (1096 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Spoofed three times.

1) Arnold plays a cop in a film within a film, and is not aware of being a movie character or having a notable career as an action hero, unlike a boy who's sucked into the film:

- Where are you going?
- "I'll be back." Ha! You didn't know I was gonna say that, did you?
- That's what you always say.
- I do?
- Everybody keeps waiting for you to say it. It's like your calling card.

2) The kid overtaking Schwarzenegger:

- "I'll be back." I know, I know.

3) A character who killed Arnold's character's son says this, so that this time Arnold is the one who must react to it:

- I'll be back.
- The hell you will!
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People who added this item 1403 Average listal rating (966 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Making a promise to her wife, about a toy their kid wants:

- I'll be back with the doll later.
People who added this item 1119 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
The 6th Day (1994)
Leaving a store, half-interested:

- I might be back.
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1) About the T-X, the antagonist:

- She'll be back.

2) Emerging from the wreckage of the military helicopter he just crashed into the antechamber of a bunker:

- I'm back!
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People who added this item 1174 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
- I'm back!

It was hardly surprising that Arnold would say this exact variation of the line in his first major movie role after the governance of California. Somewhat surprising was, however, that they already spoiled it in the trailer. It's not even a big reveal in the end or anything, it's just in middle of the theatrical trailer.

Also, it's probably going to be more gigantic web of references to everyone's careers than the first one was.

Crews: - You're terminated.
Arnold: - In your dreams.

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"I'll be back" is a line from James Cameron's 1984 classic science fiction thriller The Terminator. Not only did the film launch bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzengger into action hero stardom, it also introduced this catchphrase, which would follow him for eternity. In years to come he would use the line or some variant of it over and over again.

In American Film Institute's 2005 list "100 Movie Quotes" (top 100 movie quotations in American cinema) "I'll be back" was chosen as #37.

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