[ Problem with Search Quotes ]

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This is a 'Problem' not 'Idea' with IMDb Search for Quotes
I sent the below text to IMDb Help Desk Email
and got this reply: 
Message from Customer Service - Jaime
Unfortunately we are unable to help if no one on GS is voting or responding to you suggestion
? ?
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."
SO, I posted this here on GS...
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114,338 titles.
IMDb needs to change
have OR to OR be OR carefully OR taught
have AND to AND be AND carefully AND taught
for exact match
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AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes
Quotation -  Character  - Actor/Actress -  Film -  Year 

 1 "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." - Rhett Butler  - Clark Gable - Gone with the Wind - 1939 
  2 "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." - Vito Corleone - Marlon Brando - The Godfather - 1972
 3 "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. - Terry Malloy - Marlon Brando - On the Waterfront - 1954
 4 "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." - Dorothy Gale - Judy Garland - The Wizard of Oz  - 1939
 5 "Here's looking at you, kid."  - Rick Blaine  - Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca - 1942
 6 "Go ahead, make my day." - Harry Callahan - Clint Eastwood - Sudden Impact - 1983
 7 "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." - Norma Desmond - Gloria Swanson - Sunset Boulevard - 1950
 8 "May the Force be with you." - Han Solo - Owen - Star Wars - 1977
 9 "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."- Margo Channing - Bette Davis - All About Eve - 1950
10 "You talkin' to me?" - Travis Bickle - Robert De Niro - Taxi Driver - 1976
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Same message from IMDb Help Desk so I put this here

Now on 'Ideas' page 18 - pushed back by many Lists and Polls

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I don't understand your complaint/idea.
You only want results when all the words appear in the title_text?
But the top results are precisely that. They're listed first.
What difference does it make that you get an extra 100k results that are irrelevant?

And you have to count on 
1) someone submitted the text you seek
2) you've requested the spelling/wording that matches what's on file.
3) you're looking in the right category

2. South Pacific (2001 TV Movie)
129 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Soundtracks (1)
Youve Got To Be Carefully Taught
[Note: "got to" not "have to", and it's a song title, not a quote.]

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I don't understand his complaint/idea either.
But who does. He expects you to figure out what he means.
This is not a problem with the database.
It is a user problem.
The longer the quote.
The more results are returned.
Anyone knows this.

And the reason for this reply.............It's simple. Garbage in.... Garbage out. Basic IO!

Oh....and you have two replies. No one on GS is voting. We however are responding with a what the heck are you complaining about. Please move along.

Message from Customer Service - Jaime
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I found this quote someplace
"have to be carefully taught"
and knew it was from some movie - which one ? ?
May not find this if the words are wrong 

South Pacific (1958)
(You've Got to Be) Carefully Taught 

bderoes, Champion : Not a quote

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If someone is looking for the quote "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Godfather (1972)
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"

Not needed ...
That '70s Show (1998–2006)
"You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna make him tell me."
"I didn't want to insult him by offering him some nothing job."
"I'm gonna punish him the way my parents punish me"
Third Watch (1999–2005)
"I ever catch this guy I'm gonna tie him behind the engine, make him follow behind us all night."
"I'm gonna make sure you go to prison one day."
"He's gonna make it, Faith."
Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
"Okay. It's not a threat, sweetie if someone makes the offer willingly. "
"No. He was making breakfast. "
"OK, so how are you gonna let him down? "
General Hospital (1963– )
"Go ahead. take him down and make sure both of you make it. "
"I'm his aunt, and I'm taking him home. "
My son is teenager. He thinks with his hormones. I was just trying to get him to not make a terrible mistake."
Family Guy (1999– )
"He gonna get it! "
"He, he, he, he! I'm Gene Shalit now. "
"Santa can't be Asian. He doesn't drive 20 miles an hour under the speed limit with his blinker on! "

Do not display 10,000,000 quotes if they are not a match to the request