Michael Caine film quote
October 13, 2019 11:49 AM   Subscribe

This is a long shot but I'm hoping some Michael Caine aficionados on the green can help me out.

There's a movie Caine made in the late seventies or maybe the eighties that begins with him looking at the camera and saying, "In my family there was never a bad word spoken. In fact there was never a good word spoken. My parent's didn't speak to each other at all."

I'm looking for the name of the movie. It was a comedy and I thought it might be a scene from Hannah and Her Sisters. I just re-watched the entire two hours of it, and didn't find the line.

Thanks for any ideas!
posted by cartoonella to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Alfie? The imdb page doesn't have the exact quote but there is straight to camera stuff in that film and the quote fits. The film is late 60s though.
posted by slimepuppy at 11:55 AM on October 13, 2019

What does the character look like, i.e. which Michael Caine?
posted by Morpeth at 12:03 PM on October 13, 2019

Interiors? (I’ve never seen it.)
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 12:20 PM on October 13, 2019

“My folks were married almost 50 years. Never said a harsh word. Never said a kind word. They just didn’t speak is what it was.”

This is Michael Caine addressing camera about five and a half minutes into BLAME IT ON RIO (1984), the middle-aged-man-sex-with-teenaged-girl comedy directed by (checks notes, cleans spectacles, checks notes again) Stanley Donen. It’s on Amazon Prime.
posted by Mothlight at 1:00 PM on October 13, 2019 [18 favorites]

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