In a nice little R/Movies thread that should have come with obligatory handkerchiefs, u/JediTigger asked movie fans for lines from the movie that still bring them to tears. After everyone got emotional, it was decided that Morgan Freeman’s final lines as Red in the classic prison picture would top the tear quote chart: “I hope I can make it across the border.” I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as in my dreams. I hope.”
Many people agreed on how much of an impact the quote had on them, with u/NerdSupreme75 saying, “I’ve seen that movie a dozen times and I know that line is coming and it still gets me every time.” Others expressed , how uplifting the moment is and u/DJFreddie10 said: “This brings me tears of joy. When that ‘Brooks Was Here’ scene happens, I always lose my composure.” What’s particularly interesting about icing on this masterpiece-of-a-movie cake is that this standout sequence almost never happened.