Several people sent this site to me this week (including my old co-worker David Laster). It’s called Subzin and it describes itself as a place to “find phrases from movies and series.” Basically you type in a movie quote, and it tells you what quote the movie appears in. They all seemed to think it was the sort of thing I’d get a kick out of. They were right.
The site’s fairly new and it’s far from comprehensive. For example, if you type in the immortal line “I’m a cop, you idiot!” Subzin brings back “The Ring,” but not “Kindergarten Cop.” And let’s face it, with famous quotes, you probably already know what movie they’re from anyway; you don’t need a website to tell you where “Rosebud,” came from. But where Subzin is useful, or at least a lot of fun to waste time with, is in tracking cliches. Type in the classic cop-on-the-edge line “Your gun and badge!” and you get nineteen different movies from “L.A. Confidential” to “Cop” to “Above the Law.” Or try the horror movie chestnut “a little too quiet.” That gets you eight hits like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.” Someone’s told someone else “I believe in you,” 196 times by Subzin’s count, including two times in “What Dreams May Come.” I also like that the homepage displays recent quotes, inviting you to ponder why someone would want to know what movie the line “You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?” is from (It’s “The French Connection II,” by the way).
You can also search by movie or do an advanced search that lets you sort by popularity. So go check it out. And let me know when they add “Kindergarten Cop.” No movie quote archive is complete without “it’s not a tumor.”