- Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 has the infamous "GARBAGE DAY!"
- Full Contact: "Then masturbate in Hell!"
- Dirty Harry has his famous speech, which is actually an offer for his enemy to surrender. The second time he gives it, at the end of the film, is very much in keeping with this trope, as Harry Callahan is in no mood to let Scorpio live after all he's done:
Harry: I know what you're thinking, punk. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, I've forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?!
"Go ahead. Make my day."
"You're out of bullets. And you know what that means. You're shit outta luck."
- The Rookie gives us another Clint Eastwood example:
"There must be a hundred reasons why I shouldn't blow you away. Right now I can't think of one."
- The Outlaw Josey Wales involves a short conversation containing one between Eastwood's titular character and a bounty hunter.
Bounty Hunter: You're wanted, Wales.
Josey Wales: Reckon I'm right popular. You a bounty hunter?
Bounty Hunter: A man's got to do something for a living these days.
Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy.
- The Terminator series.
- Paul Kersey of the Death Wish series had some good ones.
- From Death Wish II:
Paul Kersey: [notices that the punk has a cross] Do you believe in Jesus?
Punk: Yes, I do.
Paul Kersey: Well, you're gonna meet him.
- From Death Wish IV:
Rapist: Who the fuck are you?!
Paul Kersey: Death.
- From Death Wish V:
Tommy O'Shea: Listen...whatever you want...whatever you need...
Paul Kersey: I don't need anything. But you...need a bath.
[shoves Tommy into a pool full of acid]
- Scarface (1983): "Say hello to my little friend!"
- The Die Hard series:
- Die Hard:
- "Happy trails, Hans."
- Hans also attempts to turn McClane's Catch Phrase into one as an Ironic Echo, but fails when McClane shoots him.
- Takagi explains to Hans that he can't get into the vault and he's just going to have to kill him. Han's response? "Okay."
- (It's often forgotten that the first use of "Yippee-ki-yay" occurs midway through the film and is not uttered in direct connection to a kill).
- Die Hard 2 and Live Free or Die Hard: "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker."
- Die Hard with a Vengeance: "Say 'Hello' to your brother." ("Yippee-ki-yay" is uttered after the kill).
- The Matrix: Trinity: "Dodge This."
- Also Tank in the same movie: "Believe it or not, you piece of shit, you're still gonna burn!"
- Pulp Fiction: Ezekiel 25:17 (sorta).
- Jaws: "Smile, you son of a-" *BANG*
- The Mummy Trilogy:
- In the movie Heist:
Bergman (Danny DeVito): Don't you want to hear my last words?
Joe (Gene Hackman): I just did.
- While on the subject of Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven averts the trope when Eastwood delivers the Coup de Grâce to Hackman's character:
I'll See You in Hell
, William Munny. Munny:
Yeah. (Shoots Little Bill in the face)
- A bit anticlimactic, but blowing someone's head off is a fairly snappy retort all its own.
- The preceding exchange should also qualify.
Little Bill: I don't deserve this. To die like this. I was building a house...
Munny: Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
- Return of the King: "No man can kill me!" "I am no man."
- It's slightly different in the book.
No living man can hinder me!
But no living man am I. You look upon a woman.
- Star Trek: First Contact:
- The new Star Trek:
Kirk: I got your gun.
- In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan to Admiral Marcus: "You should have let me sleep!"
- The Thing (1982). You can't really give him points for eloquence, but MacReady's One-Liner before blowing up the title monster is memorable enough:
MacReady: "Yeah, fuck you too!"
- The Dolph Lundgren movie, I Come in Peace (aka Dark Angel) was an entire movie built around the somewhat obvious Pre-Mortem One-Liner.
- For those who don't know, the quote goes as such:
Evil Alien Bastard:
I come in peace. Dolph Lundgren:
And you go in pieces, asshole.
- Even James Bond did this instead of his traditional post-death quips Pierce Brosnan in particular:
- In the very first movie, Dr. No, Bond tells Professor Dent: "That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your sixth."
- In Moonraker before airlocking Drax, Bond says "Take a giant step for mankind."
- In Golden Eye when Trevelyan asks: "For England, James?", Bond replies: "No, for me".
- In Tomorrow Never Dies Bond tells the media mogul villain: "You forgot the first rule of mass media, Elliot! GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!".
- Earlier, to a Torture Technician sent to kill him: "Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!" "Me too."
- In The World Is Not Enough Bond tells Renard (given some time earlier he revealed that he killed his partner/lover, Elektra): "She is waiting for you!"
- Gustav Graves from Die Another Day tells Bond: "Time to face destiny." After he is sucked by the opened door of the airplane and is hanging from it, Bond replies: "Time to face gravity."
- In Diamonds Are Forever Ambiguously Gay (though confirmed in the book, only hinted at in the movie) hitmen Mister Wint and Mister Kidd come up with a few during their repeated attempts to kill James Bond. For example, when they try to burn him alive:
: Very... moving. Charles Kidd
, Mr. Wint. [Wint and Kidd begin to leave Slumber, Inc. as the casket in which they had sealed James Bond inches closer to the retort] Alber Wint
: A glowing tribute
, Mr. Kidd.
- Coming across Bond a second time, right before taking him to what they this time assume to be his final resting place in an unfinished pipeline, they quote the proverb "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again." For their third and final attempt, there is of course the unforgettable Bombe Surprise.
- In Licence to Kill, after seeing that Krest's goons had killed Sharkey, Bond flips, grabs a spear gun and shouts "Compliments of Sharkey!" before spearing one of said goons, destroying their drug stash and stealing a plane carrying several million dollars intended for Franz Sanchez.
- Sanchez himself has one after two of the tanker trucks are destroyed.
- In The Man with the Golden Gun, when Hai Fat says that Bond's presence in Bangkok has become a problem, Scaramanga, right before killing Hai Fat with the Golden Gun, replies "That's no problem."
- This gem from Live and Let Die, when an agent is watching a jazz funeral:
Agent: Who's funeral is it?
Assassin: Yours! *stabs agent*
- Andy has one near the end of the first Child's Play, which doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for him.
Chucky: "Andy, no! We're friends to the end, remember?"
Andy: "This IS the end, friend!"
- Fight Club: "Tyler... My eyes are open."
- "Give my regard to King Tut, asshole." — Colonel O'Neil(l) of Stargate the movie, just before pushing the button to induce a Portal Cut against Anubis (Ra's first warrior).
- Air Force One, "Get off my plane!"
- The Untouchables:
Frank Nitti: I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap.
Eliot Ness (pushing Nitti off the roof): Did he sound anything like that?
- True Lies: "You're fired", just as Arnie fires a missile on his Marine Harrier fighter, from which a terrorist who attempted to blow up Miami is hanging, sending it through a building and into a terrorist helicopter. After a prolonged fight on the Harrier.
- Nicolas Cage in a similar situation in The Rock (though firing at the enemy): "Well, I only bring it up because, uh, it's you. You're the Rocket Man."
- He also does one while "force-feeding" Deadly Gas to a mook: "Eat that, you fuck!"
- Hmm, while we're at it, here are a few more Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy gems:
- SCHKROO EWE!! (Screw YOU!!) Literally doing this to a villain with a power drill in the original Total Recall (1990).
- Knock Knock!! After bursting through a door into a room full of soon-to-be-dead soldiers in Predator.
- Need a lift? (Throwing a guard off a ledge) and How about a light before incinerating Fireball in The Running Man.
- "No sequel for you." in Last Action Hero.
- Lampshaded once he gets to the real world. "You've seen those movies where they say 'Make my day' or 'I'm your worst nightmare'? Well, listen to this one. Rubber baby buggy bumpers!"
- "Let off some steam, Bennett." From Commando. After Arnie impales the Dragon-in-Chief with a broken pipe, which cuts into a steam vent and causes steam to shoot out of the hole in his chest. Yeah.
Matrix: Remember Sully when I told you I'd kill you last?
Sully: Thats right Matrix, you did!
- The Princess Bride:
Inigo Montoya: Offer me money.
The Six-Fingered Man: Yes!
Inigo Montoya: Power, too, promise me that.
The Six-Fingered Man: All that I have and more. Please...
Inigo Montoya: Offer me anything I ask for.
The Six-Fingered Man: Anything you want...
Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of a bitch!
- The Beast Of War (1988). The Soviet tank crew leave Koverchenko tied to a rock for the Afghan rebels after he threatens to report them. As one of them places a grenade with the pin out under Koverchenko's head he says: "If you want anything, just nod."
- In Hot Fuzz...well, let's just let the main characters explain it.
Danny Butterman: How's Lurch?
Nicholas Angel: He's in the freezer.
Danny: Did you say "cool off"?
Nicholas: No, I didn't say anything actually.
Nicholas: There was a bit earlier that you missed when I distracted him with the cuddly monkey, then I said "playtime's over," and I hit him with the peace lily.
Danny: (pumps shotgun) You're off the fuckin' chain!
- According to Word of God, the pun "rest in peas" didn't even occur to them until a friend mentioned it after the first screening.
- What about the scene with the kid shoplifting biscuits? Inspector Butterman tells Nicholas that he'll get his "just desserts." Of course, it's only revealed to be a Pre-mortem One Liner late in the movie, when Nicholas finds the boy's body buried with the rest of the NWA's victims. Then again, most of Skinner's comments prior to the nasty "accidents" that make up the first two thirds of the film might well apply.
- "It's not your village any more!"
- In I Robot Detective Spooner's last exchange to V.I.K.I. is like this:
V.I.K.I.: You are making a mistake. My logic is undeniable.
Detective Spooner: You have so got to die. He then injects nanites into V.I.K.I, killing her.
- In Iron Man Tony Stark tries this several times. The first, after being hit (in a primitive Iron Man suit) with a lot of bullets, he hisses, "My Turn!" and proceeds to cause lots of explosions in a munitions dump.
- Later with an improved version of the suit, he punches through a wall to get at one of the terrorists who had imprisoned him, pulls him through the wall, and drops him in front of the villagers saying, "He's all yours."
- This one from the end of Blade: "Some motherfuckers are always tryin' to iceskate uphill."
- Or the line from Blade II "You obviously do not know who you are fucking with!"
- Transformers: Optimus Prime's "Give me your face!" (would qualify if he hadn't meant it literally...) "I rise, you fall!" kinda counts, as The Fallen is dying as Optimus says it.
- Another literal example: "You want a piece of me, Megatron?! You want a piece?!" "NO! I want TWO!"
- In Dark of the Moon Optimus has a literal and simple one with Shockwave ("You die!") and two others in succession:
Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?
Optimus Prime: Time to find out. (closes face mask and kills him)
- Sam also has one in Dark of the Moon:
Dylan: The kid who saved the world. You think you're a hero? YOU THINK YOU'RE A HERO?
Sam: No, I'm just a messenger.
- Evil Dead
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock: I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU!
- Kill Bill Vol 2:
Elle Driver: That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.
The Bride: Bitch. You don't have a future.
- The Casper film:
Dibs: I've got the power! I've got the treasure!
Carrigan: And you have a flight to catch!
[Carrigan flings Dibs out the window]
- An indirect example can be found at the end of Batman Begins, when Batman leaves Ra's Al Ghul stranded on a train that's about to crash and explode:
Batman: I won't kill you... but I don't have to save you.
- There's also one (though the person on the receiving end survives) from Scarecrow when he sets Batman on fire.
: Oh, having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. You want my opinion? You need to lighten up.
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian:
- Sergeant Corris gets two in the Warhammer 40,000 fan-film Damnatus:
As he knocks out an enemy mook - "I can't see you any more."
And upon coming face to face with the film's supposed Big Bad
- "In the name of the damned Inquisition, I hereby adjourn this meeting!"
- Tank Girl. Both Tank Girl and Jet Girl.
- After dropping a bucket of water on Kesslee's head and shorting him out:
Tank Girl: Have I hurt you yet?
- As Jet Girl points a gun at her sexual harasser Sergeant Small:
Sergeant Small: Fuck Me!
Jet Girl: How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want to! [shoots him]
- In Independence Day, Russell Casse flies up to one of the alien ships and screams: "In the words of my generation: UP YOURS!" then collides with the aliens' death weapon and destroys the entire ship
Russell: HELLO BOYS! I'M BACK!
- The 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland:
Alice: Off with your head!
- The Patriot: "My sons were better men". (stabs bad guy in the throat with bayonet)
- Inception: "Paradox."
- Equilibrium: "I pay it gladly."
- "Harry Potter... the boy who lived... come to die."
- Subverted Trope: Harry had to get a taste of death in order to remove the piece of Voldemort's soul stuck in him. Relieved of that piece, he's able to come back and finally finish business.
- Also, earlier: "You've been a good and faithful servant, Severus, but only I can live forever."
- Lest we forget: Molly Weasley's "Not my daughter, you bitch!" before she disintegrates Bellatrix Lestrange.
- The Professional: "This... is from... Mathilda."
- Taken : "It was just business, Nothing Personal!" "It was all personal to me." *BANG*
- "I believe you...but it's not enough to save you."
- Pans Labyrinth : "No. He won't even know your name."
- May not sound like much, but it is probably the cruelest thing that you could possibly say to the man, considering his obsession with passing on his family legacy. Considering him, it doubles as Mercedes's Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- Friday the 13th (2009 Remake): "Jason! Say hi to mommy...IN HELL!"
- Kevin Bacon's parting quip to the last Graboid in Tremors: "Can you fly, you sucker?!"
- Skyline: "Vaya con dios, you son of a bitch!"
- Wild Wild West. Jim West before killing a guy with knives in place of hands.
Jim West: No more Mr. Knife Guy.
- The Crow: "Victims...aren't we all?"
- "Is that gasoline I smell?"
- Averted. Gideon survives.
- T-Bird gives one to himself that is rather fitting, as it was from Shelly's book that he took on the night he and his colleagues murdered her: "Abashed the devil stood, and felt how awful goodness was."
- The 1991 biker film Stone Cold:
"Chains" Cooper:This reminds me of my father's last words: "Don't son, that gun is loaded!"
- RoboCop (1987): RoboCop accuses the Big Bad, but explains to the Old Man that he can't act against an OCP officer. They both get one when the Old Man spots the loophole:
The Old Man: "Dick, you're fired!"
RoboCop: "Thank you."
- Star Wars: A New Hope: Han Solo to Greedo, "Yeah, I bet you have." (and Han shoots first)
- Hidalgo, before Frank drops one of the mooks into his own sand trap:
- In Dredd: "You have been judged. The sentence is death."
- This gem from the opening.
Judge Dredd: [aims his Lawgiver] Negotiation's over.
Zwirner: Hey, what are you doing? Didn't you hear what I said? I'll kill the bitch!
Judge Dredd: Yeah, I heard you, hotshot.
Judge Dredd: I said, "Hotshot."
- The Running Man: Stalker Buzzsaw is about to cut Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in half with his chainsaw and says, "I love this saw. It's a part of me. Now I'm gonna make it part of you." Richards turns the chainsaw back on him and before lifting it in between his legs to cut him half, says "That's okay. Keep it."
- The Devil's Advocate has versions of this, notably several pages worth by John Milton as his demons pursue Eddie Barzoon (although the speech is not for the benefit of Barzoon). Also, Kevin Lomax's simple statement of "Free will", before launching his kamikaze ploy.
- How can we forget Freddy Krueger?
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: "You once were a ve-gone, but now you will begone."
- Earlier in the same fight Scott was one the receiving end of an (unsuccessful) pre-mortem one liner: "This pilgrim's journey has reached its end."
- Later on, we get: "You are blowing up.....RIGHT NOW!"
- Saw: "Game over."
Brick Top: Pete, talk to me!
If you want your friend to hear you, you'll have to talk a lot louder than that. [Boom, Headshot
- Paul: A comedic variant. One of the guys in pursuit of the titular alien, a God-botherer of the first degree, yells out to another pursuer that he's on a mission from God. Said Agent gives us this gem: "Tell him you failed!" Boom, Headshot. Either to mess with the audience, or because some form of Laser-Guided Karma is involved, the shooter goes over a cliff shortly afterwards, while the shootee survives because his bible stopped the bullet.
- Con Air has "You're not getting near my daughter. Buckle up!" and "Cy..." "...onara!"
- Hollow Man: "Go to Hell" (just as she drops him into an... inferno)
- Innerspace: "Well buddy, this is how I spell relief!"
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (movie and Arcade Game): "MOLA RAM! Prepare to meet Kali - in HELL!" (though Ram doesn't die, right away, unlike his mooks)
- Grosse Pointe Blank — "Popcorn!"
- Battleship: Cora gets one in as an alien footsoldier standing on the deck of a ship finds himself standing directly in the line of fire of one of the turreted guns.
- A veteran manages to one-up her later.
Let's pump some lead into these mother-FIRE!
- P2: "Merry Christmas, Thomas.
- Thor has an attempt followed by one that works.
: It's said you can still hear and see what transpires around you. I hope it's true, so that you may know your death came at the hand of Laufey. [Loki strikes him down from behind] Loki
: And YOUR death came by the son of Odin!
- Subverted in Home Alone 2, in which Harry puts a gun at Kevin's head and is about to pull the trigger and do him in once and for all (just before the pigeon lady saves Kevin by distracting the crooks by dousing them with birdseed and letting the pigeons do the rest):
Harry: I never made it to the sixth grade, kid. And it doesn't look like you're gonna, either.
- Considering the gun was covered in varnish, he wouldn't have been successful in shooting him anyway, as proven when he tries to shoot the pigeon lady.
- The 1984 vigilante film Savage Streets has a fairly awesome one from Linda Blair's tough-girl character Brenda, who has gone vigilante on a street gang who has raped one of her friends and murdered another. The recipient of this line has just threatened to rape her and then cut her into little pieces:
Brenda: Sounds nice and kinky to me. Too bad you're not double-jointed.
Brenda: 'Cause if you were, you'd be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye! [launches a crossbow bolt into Fargo's neck]
- Iron Man 3 has one when Tony is about to kill the Mandarin. Subverted due to Killian surviving the initial blast.
Tony: JARVIS, do me a favour and blow the Mark 42.
Brandt: Is that all you got? A cheap trick and a cheesy one liner?
Tony: Sweetheart, that could be the name of my autobiography.
- Man of Steel: "A good death is its own reward." Faora says the phrase to Hardy with this intention, but Superman stops her. Later Hardy says it to her while bringing both down.
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance: Ghost Rider tells Roarke "Go home!" right before literally throwing him into Hell.
- The Heat: "You just gave me a ring, motherfucker!"
- Eraser: "You've just been erased."
- In Bound, when Violet has a gun aimed at her abusive ex.
"Put the gun down, Violet. I know you. You won't shoot me."
"Caesar, you don't know shit."
- The Matrix
Agent Smith: [Giving Neo a Death Glare as he's pulling off his broken Sinister Shades]
I'm going to enjoy
watching you die, Mr. Anderson !
- Cloud Atlas: "And don't call me a stupid wetback!"