As long as we're posting dialogue bits that we enjoy, I thought that this fine Monday evening I'd share my favorite line from Speed. Which is saying something!


I don't know why, but my sister, friends and I would repeat this line—Cans! It was cans!—over and over and over again, laughing and laughing. Evidently we weren't the other ones, as the line is good enough to have its own YouTube clip.


It's like a meme that evolved before there was the internet! Amazing.

What are some of your favorite out-of-context movie lines to quote? Why does Keanu Reeves have such a disproportionate number of them? Did you know that Joss Whedon wrote part of the screenplay for Speed? I didn't, until pretty recently. Explains some of the better jokes, I'd think.

Feel free to discuss to talk movie quotes or anything else here or over in the Talk Amongst Yourselves forum. Have good chats, and may the Shark Week be with you.

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