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Old 01-28-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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There is a movie from the late 90's or early 2000s. At the end of the movie, a text box appears before the credits, and the quote in the box paraphrases Edmund Burke's quote. It goes something like this: "Evil will prevail when good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke's quote is: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")


Can anyone tell me the name of the movie and the exact quote from the ending? (This has been driving me crazy all day.)
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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Thank you, now it will drive me nuts as well!

I somehow recall that line, I think that I might had watched that movie recently, but I can remember which one it is....

I'll get back to you if I'll remember.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Google says "The Kingdom"
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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No, it's not "The Kingdom." That one may use a similar quote, but it's not the movie I have in my head. But thanks anyway! And the more I think about it, I think it was early 2000's, maybe a 2004 movie?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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Is that the exact quote?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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Lord Of War is also on google with the same quote.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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It's probably not the exact quote, but it's very similar. That's what I'm looking for, the exact quote and movie title. I googled on a lot of variations, but I just can't find it.

I'm not sure the word "evil" is in the quote...but "when good men do" or "a good man does" "nothing" is definitely part of the quote. I keep thinking it's "evil will prevail when good men do nothing..." The movie's theme is you must stand up and take action when unacceptable acts occur vs participating in the easier path of passive acceptance. But for the life of me I can't think of any more details or who stars in the movie.

I'll definitely know it when I hear it.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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Found it! Tears of the Sun with Bruce Willis. The quote is: 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'.

Now I can sleep tonight! :-)
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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thought it was schindler's list but do remember seeing that quote at the end of several older 40s and 50s war and crime movies.
tears of the sun was a really good intense actioner and monica bellucci doesn't just look good.
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:43 AM
 
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Yuri Orlov: [Narrating] They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."

War lord, nick cage 2005
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