Movie quote haunts me
August 9, 2010 4:27 AM   Subscribe

A quote from a movie is haunting me - help

Long shot I know, but anyone know where this line comes from

"Tell them we are coming"

The best context I can give is that I associate it with one person speaking to another about an army coming to the rescue and I hear it in my head said in slightly accented English.

I wondered Lord of the Rings, but not sure.
posted by A189Nut to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Could it be Lawrence of Arabia? That line is in there; here's a transcript.
posted by tractorfeed at 4:41 AM on August 9, 2010

Children of Earth, Torchwood?
posted by Dipsomaniac at 5:19 AM on August 9, 2010

There's a vaguely similar LotR quote, which you may conceivably be misremembering - Gandalf in the mines of Moria, reading from the journal that the dwarves kept. The last line in the journal, tailing off into a scrawl, is simply "They are coming."

Obviously that's the reverse of the situation you describe (it's one army coming to finish off another, not rescue it), but it ticks all the other boxes.
posted by ZsigE at 5:27 AM on August 9, 2010

Tom Jackman says it in the BBC miniseries Jekyll, heavily accenting the WE. He's not talking about an army though.
posted by cali59 at 6:18 AM on August 9, 2010

Variations are in Tombstone and The Limey (NSFW language) but there's no army.

There's some more here.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:22 AM on August 9, 2010

Terence Stamp does a good 'Tell him I'm coming' in this totally awesome scene from The Limey.
posted by permafrost at 6:38 AM on August 9, 2010

Response by poster: None of those provoke an Oh Yes. I began to wonder about A Bridge Too Far though - must go check it.
posted by A189Nut at 8:11 AM on August 9, 2010

Response by poster: It IS A Bridge Too Far, when the Polish General tells the paratrooper who has swum the river that reinforcements are coming.
posted by A189Nut at 12:53 PM on August 9, 2010

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