In my mind I can remember Han Solo or Lando saying "he made us an offer we couldn't refuse" in reference to Darth Vader. Did I imagine it?


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Here's the script for The Empire Strikes Back and there's no quote that's same or similar to what you have mentioned.

You probably did imagine it.

The actual quote by Lando is:

I had no choice. They arrived right before you did. I'm sorry.

taken from comment by nicolallias

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    Precisely, the actual quote is "I had no choice. They arrived right before you did. I'm sorry." Feb 28, 2018 at 8:22
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    Also, just to be pedantic, the Godfather quote is, "He made him an offer he couldn't refuse", so it still wouldn't be directly quoting which the OP asks...
    – komodosp
    Feb 28, 2018 at 12:27
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    "Leave the Blaster, take the cannoli."
    – Helbent IV
    Feb 28, 2018 at 13:24
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    "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further." also has a mobster-ish vibe to the wording.
    – LarsTech
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:03
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    OP might have also been thinking of "That's always been a danger looming like a shadow over everything we've built here. But things have developed that will insure security. I've just made a deal that will keep the Empire out of here forever."
    – Belgabad
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:03

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