Darth Vader Dialogue in "Coming to America"

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  1. Ray Suarez

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    I was watching Coming to America and in the last part of the film when Akeem's (Eddie Murhpy) father (James Earl Jones) is looking for him at McDowell's restaurant; Mr. McDowell tells him that if he sees Akeem he will let him know that his father is in America. James Earl Jones replies:
    "No...do not alert him to my presence. I will deal with him myself"
    Now, I've seen this movie several times but this struck me as a line straight out of the trilogy. The problem is...which one? I looked it up at imdb and they verify that James Earl Jones spoke this same line as Darth Vader but they did not specify whether it was from ESB or ROTJ. Can anyone point me to the right movie because I've been looking through my laserdiscs and I can't find it. I know it's silly but it will drive me crazy until I locate the line.
    Ray
     
  2. Bill Gato

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    Ray,
    If I'm not mistaken, the line comes from Return of the Jedi, when Luke has been captured by the Imperial troopers and is being brought to Darth Vader.
    But...something in the back of my mind is telling me that it comes from Star Wars, when Obi Wan is prowling about the Death Star, looking to shut down the tractor beam and Vader is made aware of his presence.
    If I had a Star Wars Trilogy DVD set, it'd make it a lot easier to find out, wouldn't it?
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  3. Ray Suarez

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    Thanks Bill!
    My first thought was that it came from ROTJ as well. I thought I remembered it from the scene where Luke was caught/gave himself up on Endor. However I can't seem to find the line. Then, I thought it might be from ESB where Darth Vader was waiting to suprise the rebel troops/Luke at Cloud City. Again...no luck. I will try ANH as well.
    Ray
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  4. Wayne Bundrick

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    I thought the line was "Leave it to me, I will deal with it myself", and Darth Vader said it in ANH in reference to Obi Wan's presence on the Death Star.
     
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    quote: No...do not alert him to my presence[/quote]
    That's very similar to a line from The Empire Strikes Back that was spoken by Darth Vader.
    "The Rebels are alerted to our presence. Admiral Ozzel came out of lightspeed to close to the system."
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    [Edited last by Neil S. Bulk on September 23, 2001 at 01:21 PM]
     
  6. Ray Suarez

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    I guess I'll have to sit through all three movies before I give up. But I'm beginning to think that the line 'sounds' like something Darth Vader said but in fact combines lines of dialogue from a few of the movies. I guess it's James Earl Jones' delivery that rattled my memory and sorta sent a chill up my spine.
    Thanks Wayne and Neil for the help!
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  7. Greg_S_H

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    An approximation of this quote is definitely in the Return of the Jedi arcade game. It's poor quality, but it's something close to, "Leave them to me. I will deal with them myself." The only words I'm not sure about are the two "them"s. It could be "that" and "him." It's been a long time since I've watched Jedi.
    One would assume they wouldn't take dialog from another movie for the game, so it's almost certainly from Jedi.
    Also, on this page, the quote is attributed to Return of the Jedi, and it is worded as I have it above.
    [Edited last by Greg_S_H on September 23, 2001 at 08:56 PM]
     
  8. Wayne Bundrick

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    Okay, I did some research.
    In "Coming to America", the line is:
    "No. Do not alert him to my presence. I shall deal with him myself."
    In "Return of the Jedi", the line is:
    "No. Leave them to me. I will deal with them myself."
    Vader says this in the scene where Han is trying to get security clearance for the stolen shuttle, and he senses Luke is on board.
     
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    James Earl Jones ALWAYS sounds like Lord Vader when he speaks! He could say good morning to me, and i'd probably shit my pants! You have no idea how unnerving it was the first time I got a collect call and to hear Darth Vader say "You have a collect call from..." or to hear him say "Welcome to Bell Atlantic."!
    But your right, that line is a combination of things he said in a couple of the films.
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  10. Gruson

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    The line is from ROTJ.
    Captain Piet says something like "It's an older code, but I was about to clear them." ......"Shall I hold".
    Then Vader says, "No, leave them to me, I will deal with them myself."
    Referencing to the shuttle asking for permission to land on the forrest moon. Luke is scared he gave them away because Vader can sense him.
    Hope this helps.
     

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