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I don't know how to categorize this, it's a sort of midway between an idiomuzzle and a connection-finding puzzle... anyway, give it a try, we'll see what happens...

"Chat and distinctive!"
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Chat = informal conversation? online chat? the bird species so named? something to do with computers and/or with Internet? IRC? noun or verb?

Is this a phrase actually spoken?
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Chat = informal conversation? This is closest, but still incorrect online chat? the bird species so named? something to do with computers and/or with Internet? IRC? No to rest noun or verb? Noun

Is this a phrase actually spoken? Yope... explore!
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Is this a common phrase? Do "Chat" and "Distinctive" stand in place of other words? Does "and" = "and"?
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Is this a common phrase? Noish Do "Chat" and "Distinctive" stand in place of other words? Yesish, OTRT Does "and" = "and"? Yes
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Are we trying to make connections from "Chat" and "Distinctive" to other words? Is the phrase typically written down?
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Are we trying to make connections from "Chat" and "Distinctive" to other words? Yes, that's mainly something like this Is the phrase typically written down? No, and beware FA!
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Chat: conversation? Text messaging?
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Chat: conversation? This-ish Text messaging?
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Chat: Talk?
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Chat: Talk? Almost yes! There's something else with it, but "talk" is part of the solution.
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Speak up, and be a gentleman! Something along these lines?
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Speak up, and be a gentleman! Something along these lines? No, wrong track... btw it may be very useful to understand the kind of "phrase" you are looking for.
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Is the phrase an order? A command? A request? A question? An exclamation?
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Is the phrase an order? A command? A request? A question? An exclamation? This, but there's something else much more relevant
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Is it an exclamation of: shock? Terror? Surprise? Excitement? Horror?
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Is it an exclamation of: shock? Terror? Surprise? Excitement? Horror? None of these
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Of disappointment? Happiness? Sadness?
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Of disappointment? This is closest. Still, the relevant part is not the feeling, but something totally different... Happiness? Sadness?
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Is the object of the exclamation relevant? Is the exclamation directed at a thing? A person? At nothing/nobody in particular?
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Is the object of the exclamation relevant? Yesish Is the exclamation directed at a thing? A person? This At nothing/nobody in particular?
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Is the exclamation in anger? At oneself?
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Is the exclamation in anger? Yes At oneself? No, at someone else
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At a relative? Friend? Someone in power? Coworker? Subordinate? Boss? God? Ringing telephone?
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You = the bloke who always forgets to put his name on his puzzles?
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At a relative? Friend? Someone in power? Coworker? Subordinate? Boss? God? None of these Ringing telephone? Ha ha, neither :-)

You = the bloke who always forgets to put his name on his puzzles? Erm... very sorry... first time this happens to me... anyway no, my person is not at all relevant to the puzzle...
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At a complete stranger? A celebrity? Is it a specific person we're looking for? A name?
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At a complete stranger? Neither A celebrity? No, but... Is it a specific person we're looking for? It may definitely help! A name? Not in the "phrase", but again it may help
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Someone famous? Someone alive? Dead? A sports figure?
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Someone famous? Yope Someone alive? Yope again Dead? And yope again... A sports figure? No
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Is this a real person? A fictional character?
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Is this a real person? A fictional character? There you go, this one!
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Does the character make the exclamation? Is the character the object of the exclamation?

Is the character from a book? TV show? Movie? Video game? Magazine? Comic strip? Radio serial?
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Does the character make the exclamation? Is the character the object of the exclamation? Well two characters are involved, one making the exclamation, the other being its object

Is the character from a book? TV show? Movie? This Video game? Magazine? Comic strip? Radio serial?
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Is the movie from [LTPF list of decades]? Is it an action film? Drama? Comedy? Romance? Romantic comedy? Sports? Mystery? Thriller? Horror? Silent? Western? Biography?
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Is the movie from [LTPF list of decades]? 1980s Is it an action film? Drama? This... Comedy? Romance? Romantic comedy? Sports? Mystery? Thriller? ... and this... Horror? Silent? Western? Biography? ... and a little bit of this, too
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The character making the explanation: H? A? M? The character who is the object of the exclamation: H? A? M?
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The character making the explanation: H? A? M? The character who is the object of the exclamation: H? A? M? Both HAM
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Was the film adapted into a TV show? Was it an adaptation of a TV show? A spinoff?
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Was the film adapted into a TV show? Was it an adaptation of a TV show? A spinoff? To the best of my knowledge, there was a TV series in the '50s and another in the '90s with the same name, but as far as I know the film is much more famous
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Ok, 3 days without a questions, that means you're losing interest in it, so let's recap and give a hint:

RECAP: Your objective is to find a quote from a 1980s' drama-thriller movie, which, connected in a certain way, leads to "Chat and distinctive!"
Until now we've found that the word "talk" is part of the solution, and more in detail it is part of the phrase connected to "chat". No progress has been made concerning "distinctive".

HINT: we're talking about a very famous quote, at least in Italy, though the movie is american; nonetheless, I was quite surprised to find out that it is not part of the AFI list of 100 most famous film quotes.
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Ooh, and I watched that list!

Sorry for the no-questions: I couldn't figure out the movie, and then forgot about the puzzle. My bad.

Still can't figure out the movie though....


Is the quote said by Sylvester Stallone?
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Is the quote said by Sylvester Stallone? No
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Is it from The Untouchables?
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Is it from The Untouchables? There you go!

Now you'll immediately got the quote, but still as a bonus I think it would be challenging to discover the exact connection that I made... :-P

PS Funnily enough, you found the movie at the same moment that I found the Stones song in your puzzle ;-)
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So the quote would be "You're nothing but a lot of talk and a badge", correct? And the badge would be "distinctive" because it gives the wearer a position of authority, distinguishing him/her from the masses....something like that?
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So the quote would be "You're nothing but a lot of talk and a badge", correct? Exactly so! Doesn't it deserve a place in that list btw? And the badge would be "distinctive" because it gives the wearer a position of authority, distinguishing him/her from the masses....something like that? Your reasoning is globally correct, but there is a more direct connection between the word "badge" and the word "distinctive". A very lateral one, I'd say... let's see if you find it before I give some other hint...
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Is that other famous line "We don't need no stinking badges" relevant?
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Is that other famous line "We don't need no stinking badges" relevant? Erm... I don't know this one... which movies is it taken from? Anyway, no, not relevant to this puzzle
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Anything to do with awards? There is a badge of distinction which is a military medal i believe.


The line "We don't need no stinking badges" has been adapted over the years. It first appeared in the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" although not quite as quoted here. It actually qoes "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"
. The more commonly known version which I quoted appears in Mel Brook's classic western spoof "Blazing Saddles" . If you've not seen that movie then that should be high on your to do list
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Anything to do with awards? There is a badge of distinction which is a military medal i believe. No, and on the wrong track... do not look for an unusual meaning of the word... the connection is more literal, and lateral, and literally lateral... :-P

And thanks for the movie suggestion!
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Is another quote involved in the connection?

And I second Peter's movie recommendation. That actually made AFI's 100 Laughs list - at #6.
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Is another quote involved in the connection? No, with a tiny tiny tiny -ish... let's say you're on a slightly righter track now...
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Is any other part of The Untouchables relevant? Any other movie?
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Is any other part of The Untouchables relevant? Any other movie? No. Getting farther now... focus on the quote...
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Badge: cop's badge? Sheriff's badge? Any specific type of badge relevant?
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Badge: cop's badge? Sheriff's badge? Any specific type of badge relevant? The word "badge" does not mean nothing else than what it is used for in the movie quote. And the same thing is valid for the rest of the used words.
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Does the badge make an important distinction in the movie?
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Does the badge make an important distinction in the movie? No, wrong track...

Let's try another HINT: on LPTF, probably only myself and maybe one other particular member would have seen this connection...
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Relevant that you're Italian? Is the Italian word for "badge" relevant? For "distinctive"?
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Relevant that you're Italian? YES!!! Is the Italian word for "badge" relevant? Exactly! For "distinctive"? So not this, but still I think you've worked it out enough to declare the

***************** SPOILER *****************

In the Italian version of The Untouchables the famous quote "You're nothing but a lot of talk and a badge!" has been translated as "Sei solo chiacchiere e distintivo!"; now, "chiacchiere" is simply translated as "chat", but "distintivo" may both mean "badge" if it's used as a noun and "distinctive" if used as an adjective.
While watching that movie again last week I was wondering how it would sound in english to "literally" translate the two words, of course with the objective of making a puzzle out of it :-)

Good job everybody, hope you enjoyed it, and special mention to Balin for sticking with this till the end!
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Great puzzle!

I've actually never seen The Untouchables - had to Google "80s drama thriller" and hunt for a while, and that one stood out, so I made that my guess. I assume you'd recommend it?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 1:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well even just De Niro starring Al Capone is worth the movie... then if you consider Sean Connery, Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia (I guess it was the first major roles for the two latter), well... yes, I recommend it :-)

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