Death Becomes Her
Movie Quote Quiz

Madeleine: Do you know that they do to soft, bald, overweight Republicans in prison, Ernest?

Lisle: You are like Don Quixote, tilting at Nature's windmills.

Lisle Von Rhuman: This is life's ultimate cruelty. It offers us a taste of youth and vitality, and then it makes us witness our own decay.

Helen: I want you to know something. I have never blamed you for leaving me. I always knew it was her. She's a woman. A woman, Ernest. From Newark, for God's sake.

Madeleine: You should learn not to compete with me. I always win.
Helen: You may have always won, but you never played fair.
Madeleine: Who cares how I played? I won.

Madeline Ashton: Oh, for Christ's sake, at least lie quickly.
Dakota: I'm trying to.

Madeline Ashton: Wrinkled, wrinkled little star... hope they never see the scars.

Helen: Ernest, ask me to go. Ask me to leave this house immediately.
Ernest: You just got here.

Anna: I am sorry, but the plasma separation is a very traumatic process to the body! Our policy prohibits more than one in a six-month period.
Madeline: So? It's been nearly that long already.
Anna: Miss Ashton, you had one three weeks ago.

Ernest: Is this an angel I see before me?

Lisle: He won't get far. Not at his age.

Ernest Menville: 'Til death do us part! Well, you girls are dead. And I'm parting.

Helen: She married a brilliant surgeon, and turned him into an undertaker.

Helen: She was a homebreaker. She was a man-eater. And she was a bad actress.

Ernest Menville: Where did you put my wife?
Second Doctor: She's dead, sir. They took her to the morgue.
Ernest Menville: The morgue? She'll be furious.

Lisle: We are creatures of the spring, you and I.

Helen: Oh ok! Well if she's not dead, you tell her to come down here, come right up to me and kiss me on the.
Madeline: Kiss you on the what?
Helen: Mad?
Madeline: Hel.

Madeleine: You're dressed. Special occasion?

Helen: I will not speak to you 'til you put your head on straight.

Continuity mistake: Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep are fighting over Bruce Willis. Goldie Hawn is wearing a tight shirt and tight pants. Meryl is wearing a shirt with a skirt thingy attached and tight pants. Goldie has a hole through the middle of her abdomen where Streep has shot her earlier. They both grab shovels and start fighting. Bruce Willis starts to walk upstairs and he looks over the side and sees the shadows of the two women fighting. The hole is supposed to be on the shadow with the tight pants which is Goldie. Instead, the hole is shown on the body with the skirt attached to the shirt, which is Meryl. (01:10:20)

More mistakes in Death Becomes Her
More trivia for Death Becomes Her

Question: In the scene where Goldie Hawn nearly gets her head run over by the car, how do they get that effect? It just looks far too dangerous to be an actual stunt, but it looks too real to be a bluescreen / split screen effect either.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: It is a composite shot, with the actor's head added to the scene. They just did a particularly good job on the scene.

More questions & answers from Death Becomes Her
More movie quotes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.