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What is the best closing line of a movie or TV series?

Had originally written this post on Quora as the answer to the question ,”What is the best closing line of a movie or TV series?”

You can read the Quora answer here.

Edit:

Breaking Bad

Season 5 Episode 16

After the carnage unleashed by Walter White, resulting in the destruction of the  supremacist gang, we see Walt handing the power to Jesse, who refuses to kill him. When Lydia calls Todd’s phone, Walter answers, telling her that she has been poisoned with ricin.

We then see Jesse head towards Jack’s car. Before getting into the car, he looks at Walt for one last time. Walt nods towards him. Jesse, contemplating for a moment, nods back.

Although this particular exchange didn’t contain any dialogue, it seemed as if the characters were nodding in acknowledgement of the ordeal, the drama, the hatred, and other unsaid emotions they had shared, all of which made Breaking Bad one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Definitely one of the deepest and most gut-wrenching moments of Breaking Bad.

Here are some great closing lines from films:

Memento (2000)

Leonard Shelby: I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can’t remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still here. Do I believe the world’s still here? Is it still out there?…Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I’m no different.Now…where was I?

Rocky Balboa(2006)

“Yo Adrian!We did it.”

The Wolf of Wall Street(2013)

“Sell me this pen.”

Dead Poets Society(1989)

“O Captain!My Captain!”

Mr Keating:”Thank you boys.Thank you.”

Movie Recommendations: #76

Rocky(1976)

Director: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire,Carl Weathers,Burt Young.

rocky

 

Rocky is an inspiring sports drama film, and arguably the greatest sports film of all time. It is the first in a series of six films which follow Rocky “The Italian Stallion” Balboa, a gritty boxer for whom ,”It ain’t over till it’s over.”

If you’re ever down-on-your-luck and looking for inspiration, Rocky is all the motivation you need. Sylvester Stallone’s  memorable performance as the small-time boxer who is pitted against World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed(Carl Weathers) is legendary. There’s no other word for it.

Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Editing, with Stallone being nominated for Best Actor.

An interesting story behind the making of Rocky:

On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Muhammad Ali–Chuck Wepner fight. He went home, and after 20 straight hours he had finished writing the script.Stallone then pitched the script to multiple studios, wanting to star in the film. He was offered $350,000 for the rights, but Stallone refused to sell unless he played the lead character and eventually, after a substantial budget cuts, it was agreed he could play the lead role.