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  • Almost every Arnold Schwarzenegger movie has him doing a one-liner of this kind. It's probably easier to list the ones where he doesn't do this: Conan the Barbarian (1982) (which he takes kinda seriously), The Terminator (because he barely has any lines), and Junior (which revels in him Playing Against Type). But here goes anyway:
    • From Total Recall:
      • Quaid dispatches Richter with a Literal Disarming and throws him an Ironic Echo as he falls off the elevator:
        Quaid: See you at the party, Richter!
      • Quaid confronts his wife, who tries to distract him while she tries to kill him:
        Lori: Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married. [reaches for gun, but Quaid shoots her first in the head]
        Quaid: Consider that a divorce.
    • From Commando:
      • Matrix impales Bennett with a pipe against a boiler, which starts leaking steam through the pipe:
        Matrix: Let off some steam, Bennett.
      • Matrix drops Sully off a cliff and then is asked what he did to him:
        Matrix: I let him go.
      • Matrix kills the guy next to him on a plane and dresses him as if he's asleep, going out of his way to tell the flight attendant:
        Matrix: Thank you. And do me a favor: Don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.
      • General Kirby arrives at the base, but Matrix has already dealt with everybody:
        Kirby: Leave anything for us?
        Matrix: Just bodies.
    • From Eraser:
    • In Predator, Dutch impales a man by throwing a machete at him:
      Dutch: Stick around!
    • In True Lies, Harry dispatches a mook by smashing his head into a urinal and giving him a swirly:
      Harry: Here, cool off.
    • The Running Man seems to be designed for this:
      • Richards cuts Buzzsaw in half:
        Amber: What happened to Buzzsaw?
        Richards: Uh. He had to split.
      • Richards dispatches Fireball by throwing a road flare at him:
        Richards: What a hothead.
      • Richards strangles Sub-Zero:
        Richards: He was a pain in the neck.
      • Richards later announces Sub-Zero's fate to the audience:
        Richards: Here's Sub-Zero, now plain zero!
      • Richards signs a contract on a man's back, only to stab him instead:
        Richards: Don't forget to send me a copy.
      • Richards sends Killian crashing into a soda billboard:
        Richards: Well, that hit the spot.
    • Last Action Hero, being a parody of your typical action movie with Arnold playing himself (or rather an action hero played by him), naturally turns the Bond One-Liner into an art form:
      • Slater shoots a bad guy who was chasing him in an ice cream truck:
        Slater: Iced that guy... to cone a phrase.
      • Benedict gets in on the action when he enters the real world and realizes how easy it is to kill people there:
        Benedict: Hello! I just shot somebody and I did it on purpose!
    • In Terminator 2: Judgment Day:
      • Arnold has to fudge it a bit because the T-800 had sworn not to kill, so he gives the one-liner after Knee Capping a guard:
        T-800: He'll live.
      • When the T-800 finally dispatches the T-1000, John Connor tries to confirm the termination via this exchange:
        John Connor: Is it dead?
        T-800: Terminated.
    • In The 6th Day, Adam knocks out Drucker and his clone so that they land on top of each other:
      Adam: When I said you should screw yourself, I didn't mean for you to take it literally.
    • In The Last Stand, Owens introduces himself:
      Mook: Who the hell are you?
      Owens: [shoots the mook by the head] I'm the sheriff.
    • He even does it in Jingle All the Way, although he's not nearly as badass and uses it on a reindeer he just punched out:
      Howard: You started it.
    • Sometimes Arnold will hand off the honor to one of his co-stars, typically in his comedies:
    • Arnold even did it in Real Life — when he was running for governor of California in 2003, someone threw an egg at him. He nonchalantly takes his jacket off and responds:
      Arnold: Well, this guy owes me bacon now.

  • In American Gangster, after Frank basically executes a rival who had demanded 20% of his business, he takes his money and puts a few bills in a jar next to the dead body.
    Frank: There you go. Twenty percent.
  • Army of Frankensteins: During the fight between Alan and John Wilkes Booth:
    Alan: You're an actor, right?
    Booth: Yes.
    Alan: Then break a leg! [kicks Booth in the knee]
  • Austin Powers, being a James Bond parody, naturally has Austin throwing off one-liners. But Austin not only uses lame puns, he uses one after the other in quick succession, until he's told to stop and admits he sometimes goes a little too far.
    [After a henchman has had his head eaten by ill-tempered sea bass]
    Austin: Not a good time to lose one's head!
    Vanessa: Indeed!
    Austin: That's not the way to get ahead in life.
    Vanessa: No.
    Austin: It's a shame he wasn't more headstrong!
    Vanessa: [Nods, losing patience]
    Austin: He'll never be the head of a major corporation.
    Vanessa: Ok, that'll do.
  • Blood Pi: A villainous example, when Amber kills the guy who raped Agnis, she delivers this line.
    Amber: Call ya later, babe.
  • Capps Crossing: David gives one after driving his knife into Kyle's eye.
    David: Damn, dude. You got something in your eye. (removes knife) Thanks. Can you see now?
  • The Fugitive: Richard Kimble encounters Frederick Sykes, the one-armed man that actually murdered Kimble's wife, aboard an elevated train in Chicago. After a struggle in which Sykes shoots a transit cop who was about to intervene, Kimble subdues Sykes, then after checking the vitals of the cop, takes his handcuffs and cuffs Sykes' remaining hand to a pole, saying to Sykes "Missed your stop!" before fleeing.
  • The Funhouse Massacre: After getting into a fight with Bradford "Dr. Suave" Young and defeating him, Laurie gives us this line.
    Laurie: I always hated going to the dentist.
  • Galaxy Quest: After teleporting a rock monster to the ship that starts tearing through Sarris's Mooks, Fred Kwan and Guy are watching contentedly from a safe place.
    Fred Kwan: It's the simple things in life you treasure.
  • Ghostbusters has a non-lethal variant (kinda, he was dead to begin with) when the eponymous Ghostbusters capture the ghost and announce their prowess to the public:
    Venkman: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!
  • Hot Fuzz, being a spoof of the buddy cop movie, would lampshade movie-cops' tendency to do this:
    • Nicholas dispatches of Lurch in a supermarket freezer, and Danny laments a lost opportunity:
      Danny: How's Lurch?
      Nicholas: He's in the freezer.
      Danny: Did you say, "Cool off!"?
      Nicholas: Er, no, I didn't say anything, actually.
      Danny: Shame.
      Nicholas: There was a bit earlier on that you missed when I distracted him with the cuddly monkey. And then I said, "Playtime's over!", then I hit him with the peace lily.
      Danny: You're off the fucking chain! [cocks shotgun]
    • At the end, when the heroes watch the villain escape in his car but crash into a tree less than 100 yards away thanks to judicious use of swan, they let another opportunity pass:
      Nicholas: I feel like I should say something smart.
      Danny: You don't have to say anything at all.
    • As a meta-example, Simon Pegg admits in the DVD Commentary that his Spaced co-star Jessica Stevenson pointed out an even cooler one-liner that he could have used in the scene where Nicholas dispatches Lurch: "Rest in peas."
  • In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
    • Indy's dad Henry Sr. (appropriately played by Sean Connery, the original James Bond) takes down a Nazi fighter plane by startling a bunch of birds with his umbrella:
      Henry: I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne: "Let my armies be the rocks and the trees, and the birds in the sky."
    • When Henry squirts a Nazi with ink from his pen, causing him to fall and knock himself out, Marcus Brody delivers one on his behalf.
      Marcus: Henry! The pen is mightier than the sword!
    • Indy and his dad are trying to escape by zeppelin when a Nazi officer starts questioning the passengers. Indy, disguised as a steward asking for tickets, tosses him out the window, then suddenly has to explain himself to the shocked passengers:
      Indy: No ticket. [passengers frantically start waving their tickets at Indy]
    • Donovan drinks from the fake Grail and instantly ages into a skeletal corpse:
      Grail Knight: He chose... poorly.
  • In Bond parody In Like Flint, Flint knocks a mook onto a Conveyor Belt o' Doom that sends the unlucky bastard into a white-hot document disintegrator, and his boss, after watching him go up in flames, quips to the men beside him, "Let's pay our respects."
  • Jonah Hex. Anyone unwise enough to taunt Jonah by asking how he got his Facial Horror gets a bullet, followed by the appropriate Bond One-Liner (i.e. "Same way you got yours.") but halfway through the movie Jonah admits he's run out of wiseass responses.
  • Three in one fight in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by none other than the original.
    Allan Quatermain: [shoots a mook in the face after the mook murders his impersonator] Wrong Quatermain!

    Allan Quatermain: [smashes a mook in the face with a whiskey bottle, then glances at the label] Wicked waste.

    Allan Quatermain: [impales a mook on a mounted rhino horn, then a Union Jack flag hanging over it falls down and drapes over him] "ule, Britannia.
  • From the Lethal Weapon series:
    • Played with in Lethal Weapon 2, when Murtaugh is attacked in his home by an assassin and dispatches him with a nail gun — but he doesn't say anything. Then another assassin shows up, Murtaugh dispatches him similarly, and then he quips:
      Murtaugh: Nailed 'em both.
    • At the end of Lethal Weapon 2, when the Big Bad is shooting at him:
      Arjan Rudd: [wielding his credentials] Diplomatic immunity!
      Murtaugh: [shoots him in the head] It's just been revoked!
    • In Lethal Weapon 3, Big Bad Travis deals with a mook who failed him by shoving him into a cement pool in a building foundation:
      Travis: Now we have a relationship we can build on!
    • Also in Lethal Weapon 3, when Riggs turns Travis' "cop-killer" bullets against him:
      Murtaugh: Hey Riggs, cop killers!
      Riggs: [shoots Travis] Ex-cop killers!
  • In The Magnificent Seven, Britt is challenged to a Duel to the Death by a Sore Loser gunslinger who can't believe his gun lost a speed contest to Britt's throwing knife. Britt kills him with the knife before the guy can even grab his gun:
    Britt: You lost.
  • Men in Black:
    • Searching for the Arquilians, a disguised Edgar the Bug pretends to be new waitstaff at a Russian diner and takes two orders of pirogis from the counter. When the chef asks where the normal server Ivan is, Edgar replies that he "gave him a break". The chef seems to buy it and Edgar leaves with the plates, with the camera pulling back to reveal that poor Ivan got folded up in half and his body stuffed into the shelves underneath the counter.
    • Near the end of the movie after Edgar makes one last desperation attack to kill Agents Jay and Kay after his plan for intergalactic war is thwarted while the latter two are recovering, Edgar gets blown up from behind the two agents. Then we cut to Laurel with a smoking atomizer in her hands. "Interesting job you guys have."
  • Mission: Impossible III: After Farris asks Ethan how many rounds he has left as they shoot their way out of a building he replies "Enough." before shooting a mook and saying "Now I'm out."
  • In Redline, after a debadged Porsche Carrera GT crashes during the canyon race:
    Natasha: Have a nice flight.
  • From Rush Hour:
    • In the first movie, Carter is attacked by a villain who tells him, "wipe yourself off, you're bleeding." When Carter kills the guy later in the movie:
      Carter: Wipe yourself off, man. You're dead.
    • In the second movie, when Ricky Tan falls several stories and lands on a taxi:
      Carter: That's okay. We'll just say he tried to catch a cab.
    Or, as it was rendered in the Hilarious Outtakes:
    Carter: Damn! He ain't gonna be in Rush Hour 3!
  • Shoot 'Em Up, which revolves almost entirely around gun battles, has its fair share of Bond One-Liners; in fact, one can say that two-thirds of Smith's lines are of this variety, as he mutters about things he doesn't like.
    • Smith impales a mook through the mouth with a carrot and offers the following advice:
      Smith: Eat your vegetables.
    • Smith uses a a mook's hand he cut off to fire a gun with a thumbprint scanner:
      Smith: That's what I call a hand job.
    • Smith finally gets the drop on the villain and reveals to him what he hates the most:
      Smith: What I really hate... is a pussy with a gun in his hand.
  • In Speed, Jack and Payne are fighting a Traintop Battle and Payne brags that he will win because he's "smarter". He then stands up and gets decapitated by a low-hanging light:
    Jack: Yeah? Well, I'm taller!
    Or, as he later tells his companion when asked where Payne is:
    Jack: He lost his head.
  • In Speed Racer, when Pops takes down a ninja:
    Trixie: Oh my God, was that a ninja?
    Pops: More like a non-ja. Terrible what passes for a ninja these days.
  • Steven Seagal, in true Action Hero fashion.
    • Above the Law, Toscani challenges a half-dozen mooks at once:
      Mook: I don't think you can drop us all, badass.
      Toscani: [shoots him] You're right. But I'll get an A for effort.
    • In Hard to Kill, Storm stabs the villain with a broken pool cue and isn't particularly subtle:
      Storm: That's for my wife. Fuck you and die.
    • Marked for Death, after Hatcher kills the Backup Twin of the bad guy:
      Hatcher: I hope they weren't triplets.
    • In Under Siege, after Ryback kills Strannix:
      Ryback: Keep the faith, Strannix.
  • In Dragonheart, Brother Gilbert gets off a few Bible-based quips:
    • Brother Gilbert shoots a bad guy with an arrow:
      Brother Gilbert: Pride goes before a fall.
    • Brother Gilbert shoots a bad guy in the ass:
      Brother Gilbert: Turn the other cheek, brother.
  • Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo is most likely to use this, to the occasional dismay of his teammates.
    • In TMNT, when a character takes a fall:
      April: Winters?
      Michelangelo: Looks more like fall. Get it?
      Leonardo: Mikey, remember our talk?
    • In the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Michelangelo and Donatello crush a Foot Ninja between their shells, and Michelangelo tries to come up with a good one-liner:
      Michelangelo: Donnie, looks like this one's suffering from shell shock.
      Donatello: Too derivative.
      Michelangelo: Boy, I guess we can really shell it out.
      Donatello: Too cliché.
      Michelangelo: Well, it was a shell of a good hit!
      Donatello: ...I like it!
  • In Hudson Hawk:
    • Alfred the butler responds to the Corrupt Cop's request for a bribe by shanking him:
    Alfred: So much for his cut.
    • When Eddie decapitates Alfred later in the film:
    Eddie: You won't be attending that hat convention in July!
  • Hellboy, after killing the first Sammael in the New York Subway with the electrified third rail:
    Hellboy: I'm fireproof. [lights a cigar with his still-burning hand] You're not.
  • In The Two Towers, a throwaway Uruk-Hai captain, Ugluk, gets a surprisingly great one. When the Orcs are complaining about not having eaten meat in days, one of them tries to grab Merry and Pippin (who, per Saruman's orders, are not to be harmed). Ugluk decapitates the disobedient Orc, then grins.
    Ugluk: Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys! [all the Orcs cheer and then begin tearing the corpse to shreds]
  • Dogma naturally parodied the phenomenon.
    • Bartleby and Loki are intimidating a group of Corrupt Corporate Executives, and one of them reaches for the phone to call security. Loki impales the phone with a switchblade:
      Loki: [heavily] All lines... are currently down.
      Bartleby: Will you please cut that outó
      Loki: Oh, come on! That was great!
    • The normally Silent Bob gets one in as a parody of a similar scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when he throws the angels off the train:
      Silent Bob: No ticket!
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Holden gets one after Jay shoots a mook to hit the flag of the United States.
  • In the Transformers film series:
    • Several in Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen:
      • Sideswipe dispatches of Sideways in a single stroke and can't help but revel in his awesomeness:
      Sideswipe: Damn, I'm good!
      • Optimus Prime splits the head of a Decepticon and can't help but share his disgust:
      Optimus Prime: Piece of tin!
      • At the end, when Optimus Prime thoroughly wrecks the Fallen and drops his corpse to the ground:
      Optimus Prime: I rise... you fall.
    • In Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bumblebee destroys a man-made Transformer:
      Bumblebee: I hate cheap knockoffs!
  • Star Wars:
  • Chocolat has a non-lethal variation when Josephine, after hitting her abusive husband in the head with a frying pan, utters:
    Josephine: Who says I can't use a skillet?
  • The final scene of the action movie The Last Boy Scout has the two leads discussing future use of Bond One Liners.
  • In The Toxic Avenger, Toxie likes doing this sort of thing, although he specializes more in the Pre-Mortem One-Liner
    • In the first movie, he shoves an old lady into a washing mashine:
    • In the second movie, he rolls a mook into a ball:
      Toxie: After a long day of crime-fighting, I like to play a little basketball.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger loves to do this.
  • Evil Dead protagonist Ash Williams is good at these.
    • In Evil Dead 2, he does this to his own hand, which he cuts off when it becomes possessed and replaces with a chainsaw:
      Ash: Groovy.
    • In Army of Darkness, after Good Ash fires a shotgun up Evil Ash's nose:
      Good Ash: Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.
    Or, as the Director's Cut has it:
    Good Ash: I ain't that good.
  • In Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Alex dispatches the Big Bad, former Angel Madison Lee, in a sea of flames:
    Alex: She is so fired.
  • In The Long Kiss Goodnight, Sam kills an intruder and gets a chance to do an Ironic Echo as well:
    Sam: Chefs do that.
  • The film of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, derided as it often is, still pulled off this zinger:
    Grueller: Now, I'm a god!
    Pike: [stakes Grueller from behind] And now, you're a coat-rack.
  • In The Fifth Element, Dallas' idea of negotiating with the Mangalores is to shoot their leader:
    Dallas: Anyone else want to negotiate?
  • In the Home Alone series, these quips are used by the gangster villain of the 1930s-era movie-within-a-movie Angels with Filthy Souls.
    • In the first film, someone demands money from the gangster, and the gangster runs him down:
      Gangster: Keep the change, ya filthy animal!
    • In the second film, we see the sequel Angels with Even Filthier Souls, which apparently also has a Christmas theme:
      Gangster: Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! [more gunshots] And a Happy New Year!
  • In Kuffs, after a mook gets shot in front of his companions:
    Mook: 12-gauge pump, boys. They only got three shots. They can't get us all! [pulls out his gun, Ted shoots him first]
    George: Well, now we know he can add and he can subtract, so... who wants to be next, here?
  • A non-lethal variant from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Will is fighting another pirate:
    Pirate: Say goodbye!
    [shop sign falls on the pirate and knocks him out]
    Will: Goodbye!
  • Discussed in Bowfinger: Kit Ramsay is an action movie star going through a film script where his character throws a guy off a cliff and says, "I enjoyed meeting you, Cliff." Kit thinks the line is too cerebral for his audience.
  • In Saving Private Ryan, American GIs gun down surrendering conscripts on Omaha Beach begging for mercynote . One GI jokingly asks what they might be saying, and another goes:
    GI: Look! I washed for supper!
  • Judge Dredd is fond of this trope:
    • In Judge Dredd, Dredd mows down a room full of gangsters but leaves a sole survivor, whom he taunts while listing his own crimes during the action sequence and the various penalties that go with them, ending with "killing of a Street Judge":
      Gangster: Let me guess. Life! [tries to shoot Dredd, Dredd kills him first]
      Dredd: Death. Court's adjourned.
    • In Dredd:
      • While in a close-quanters grapple with a mook:
      Mook: Choke on it, Dredd!
      Dredd: [pistol-whips the mook] Choke on that.
      • When a corrupt Judge looks to have Dredd on the ropes, Dredd tells him to wait. The man starts in on some incredulous Evil Gloating about how Dredd is asking for mercy, then Anderson shows up and riddles him with bullets:
      Dredd: Wait for her to shoot you.
  • In Pineapple Express:
    • Budlofsky doesn't want to go with Matheson to kill Saul; he just wants to go home and have dinner with his wife. An annoyed Matheson kills Budlofsky instead:
      Matheson: I knew you'd gone soft. Dinner's gonna be cold tonight, asshole!
    • Dale has a line that he likes to give when he delivers subpoenas, and he hangs out outside Ted's house to say the line to him. But when he finally gets to say it to Ted, it's Ted's mangled corpse instead:
      Dale: Sorry, Ted. You've been served.
  • Die Hard's protagonist John McClane loves his Bond One-Liners. But a few villains get in on the action as well.
    • In the first movie, John fights a mook and has this exchange:
      Mook: Next time you have a chance to kill someone, don't hesitate.
      John: [shoots mook] Thanks for the advice.
    • Also in the first movie, Hans coolly brags about dispatching Takagi (a line famously improvised by Alan Rickman):
      Hans: I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Unfortunately, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way, so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life.
    • In Die Hard with a Vengeance, after John dispatches the enemy he goes "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!" In a previous scene, there's also him searches the ship and finds a mook. He thinks he's got the one-liner down, but Targo gets the drop on him:
      Mook: Nicht schließen!
      John: [shoots him anyway] What was that?
      Targo: [kicks John in the head from off-screen] He said, "Don't shoot."
    • In Live Free or Die Hard, John wrecks a helicopter full of mooks by flinging a car at it. In the PG-13 version, he says this:
      John: I was out of bullets.
    But in the unrated version, he says this:
    John: Hundreds of thousands of people get killed by cars every year. That's just, like, four more.
    • After a mook who had been beating John with Le Parkour is shredded by a fan system, "OHHHHOHOHO NOOO!"
  • In The Rock:
    • Mason (played by Sean Connery, the original James Bond) throws a knife at a Marine. The Marine starts screaming in terror until the knife lands right in his throat:
      Mason: You must never hesitate.
    • Goodspeed dispatches Darrow with a rocket:
      Goodspeed: How do you like how that shit works?
  • In In Old Arizona — a Best Picture nominee in 1929 — the Cisco Kid arranges for his cheating mistress to be killed:
    Cisco Kid: Her flirtin' days are over... and she's ready to settle down.
  • In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a vengeful bounty hunter tracks down Tuco and catches him in his bathtub. He starts ranting about his revenge when Tuco shoots him with a gun he had hidden under the bubbles:
    Tuco: When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
  • In The Golden Compass, Ragnar Sturlusson thinks he's got Iorek Byrnison on the ropes:
    Ragnar: Is that all, worthless cub?!
    Iorek: [punches him out and bites his throat] Yes, that is all.
  • In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane has Batman on the ropes, but Batman still won't shoot him despite the threat he presents. Selina Kyle has no such reservations:
    Selina: About that whole "no guns" thing... I'm not sure I feel as strongly about it as you do.
  • In Mortal Kombat: The Movie, Liu Kang delivers a devastating combo attack on Shang Tsung, knocking him into a pit of spikes intended for Liu himself. As Shang Tsung dies, Liu Kang utters a famous line from the video game:
    • This doubles as an Ironic Echo since Shang Tsung said it first upon seeing Sub-Zero kill a hopeless kombatant by freezing and hurling him onto Shang Tsung's throne platform.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
  • In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, after getting Blackout run over, Ghost Rider says, "Roadkill."
  • Riddick from The Chronicles of Riddick likes these:
    • In Pitch Black, Riddick throws a mook to the monsters in the dark:
      Riddick: One rule: Stay in the light.
    • Also in Pitch Black, Riddick disembowels an alien:
      Riddick: Did not know what he was fucking with.
    • In The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick abandons a Bounty Hunter in the frigid wilderness:
      Riddick: Biggest mistake: Empty gun rack.
  • In Rush, a reporter callously asks Niki Lauda after his accident if his wife could possibly love him now the way he looks now. Lauda's rival James Hunt tracks the reporter down and beats the crap out of him, then delivers this line:
    Hunt: Now go home to your wife and ask her how you look.
  • In TRON: Legacy, Sam shoots a jet fighter into the water:
    Sam: Have a nice swim!
  • In Stargate: Continuum, Ba'al drops one when Apophis is brought in to be executed and, Defiant to the End, gives his executioner a thorough tongue-lashing.
    Ba'al: That's actually rather good, isn't it? [draws his sword] Did you plan to say that when you walked in? [slices off the top of Apophis' head] Or was it just off the top of your head?
  • In Kick-Ass 2, Hit Girl kills Mother Russia by stabbing her all over her body with glass shards and tells her in Russian:
    Hit Girl: I thought a cunt like you could handle all those little pricks.
  • Invoked and defied in Kingsman: The Secret Service. As Valentine is dying from his wound, he expresses his disgust at having to listen to a lame death-related pun. Eggsy tries to spare him that:
    Eggsy: This ain't that kind of movie, bruv.
    Valentine: ...Perfect.
  • In Django Unchained, Django's first kill is topped off by a quip that doubles as an Ironic Echo.
    Django: I like the way you die, boy.
  • R.O.T.O.R., being a cheesy sci-fi movie, doesn't pull this off as well as it could have — when the psychotic robot kills someone, his odd quip is:
    Robot: Justice delivered. C.O.D.note 
  • Tenet, has The Protagonist drop one of these in the final scene, when he kills Priya, and echoes her earlier words to him.
    The Protagonist: Mission accomplished.
  • In Darkmanís climax, Darkman is holding the villain Strack by one leg over the building's scaffolding:
    Strack: Go ahead, do it, do it, Westlake. But think of this: you let me die, and you become as bad as me -- worse! Haha, you canít. I know you too well. Dropping me, itís not really an option for you. Itís not something you could live with.
    [Darkman closes his eyes, lets him go]
    Darkman: Iím learning to live with a lot of things.
  • In Eve of Destruction, after Dr. Simmons and McQuade finally disable EVE right she detonates the nuke inside her:
    McQuade: Guess you finally found the fucking off-switch on her.
  • In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the Sheriff of Nottingham kills Guy of Gisborne for failing him by stabbing him in the heart with a freshly-forged sword, and he calls back to his previous threat:
    Nottingham: Well, at least I didn't use a spoon. [holds up the sword to comment to the smiths] It's good steel.
  • In Southland Tales, Officer Bart Bookman (Jon Lovitz Playing Against Type) has a couple when he shoots the neo-Marxists, first Dream:
    Bookman: Dream over.
    And then Dion:
    Bookman: Flow my tears.
  • Kung Fury has several, all of them incredibly cheesy:
  • Batman Begins has a surprisingly cheesy one when Scarecrow sets Batman on fire:
    Scarecrow: You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. Do you want my opinion? You need to lighten up.
  • In xXx, after Xander Cage takes out a cigarette-smoking Mook with a laser missile:
    Xander: I told him that cigarette would kill him one day!
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle has Eggsy commenting on Whiskey being thrown in the meat grinder with "Put Alpha Gel on that... dickhead."
  • Done by proxy in My Favorite Martian. Lizzie uses some alien Applied Phlebotinum to turn into an alien monster and dispose of two Mooks beating up Ted, tossing one into a computer bank and eating another. Ted's reaction is priceless:
    Alien!Lizzie: Glad you noticed!
  • In the original RoboCop, after Clarence Boddicker and his thugs kill Alex Murphy (would later go on to become the eponymous RoboCop), one of the thugs quotes Hamlet of all things:
    "Good night, sweet prince!"
  • In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, during the Eggdicator scene, Willy Wonka gets to do this twice. After the Eggdicator drops Veruca down the chute with the actual bad eggs:
    Wonka: She was a bad egg.
And then her father dives right in after her to try to get her out:
Wonka: There's gonna be a lot of garbage today!
  • In Cloud Atlas, the Mexican woman gets her revenge on the assassin who shot her dog and threw her a racial slur:
    "And don't call me a fucking wetback!"
  • In The Grand Budapest Hotel after one of Gustave's co-escapees takes out five guards only to be killed by the last one at the same time that he's killing him, Gustave opts to comment:
    Gustave: I guess we'll call that a draw.
  • In Watchmen, after killing a mook by electrocuting him inside a flooded toilet, Rorschach quips the following:
    Rorschach: Never disposed of sewage with a toilet before. Obvious, really.
  • White Heat ends the film this way. After Cody blows up a gas tank along with himself, Evans and Fallon confer about Cody's fate.
    Evans: Cody Jarrett...
    Fallon: He finally got to the top of the world. And it blew right up in his face.
  • After Imhotep dies in The Mummy, Evey does an Ironic Echo: "Death is just the beginning."
  • Once Upon a Spy:
    Marcus Valorium: Rudy, Greta. Mister Chenault is just leaving. Please take him to his grave.
  • Rio Lobo: During the capturing of Ketchum, Old Man Phillips is assigned to take care of a man guarding the gate. When they ask him how that went:
    Old Man Phillips: Now he's at another Gate, looking for Saint Peter.
  • In Beastmaster 2 Lyranna sarcastically quips a man "got the point" after being shot in the head by an arrow.
  • Mortal Kombat has many, mostly Mythology Gags:
    • Bi-Han: "For the Lin Kuei."
    • "Kano wins!" (while doing his most famous fatality, no less)
    • Kung Lao: "Flawless Victory!"
    • Liu Kang: "Fatality. For Kung Lao!"
    • Sonya, impaling Kano's head after he put her in a chokehold and asked how it felt: "It was fucking amazing...mate."
  • In the 1967 film Deadlier Than The Male, Elke Sommer, playing a sexy assassin, seduces a man and then kills him by throwing him off his own balcony, then quips: "Well, I have had men fall for me before, but never like this!"
  • In the climax of Congo, a group of scientists are under attack by wild, violent gorillas. Dr. Karen Ross arms her laser gun, and before she slices them apart exclaims:
    Dr. Ross: Put them on the endangered species list.

  • Scream:
    • At the end of Scream, as Sidney, Randy, and Gale look down at the killer's dead body, Randy warns them that slasher movies often end on a Not Quite Dead twist. Sure enough, Ghostface gets back up for one last scare, only for Sidney to immediately put a bullet in his head and say "not in my movie."
    • In Scream 4, the killer is an Attention Whore attempting to pose as the Sole Survivor of a massacre in order to imitate how Sidney became famous as a three-time Final Girl in the previous films. After Sidney takes down the killer with a defibrillator to the head, she drops the line "you forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill. Don't fuck with the original." She then gets off a Pre-Mortem One-Liner when she goes to finish the job; when the killer once again gets up as Sidney tends to an injured Dewey, who says that the killer was "standing right behind me", Sidney replies "they always are" as she grabs Dewey's gun and puts one in Ghostface's heart.
    • Scream (2022) opens, as per series tradition, with a Harassing Phone Call where Ghostface asks Tara what her favorite scary movie is, to which Tara replies that she prefers "elevated horror" like The Babadook and It Follows over old-school slashers. At the end, Tara is ultimately the one who lands the killing blow on Ghostface, causing her to remark "I still prefer The Babadook".
  • Sugar Hill: After a gangster is Fed to Pigs on Sugar's orders, Sugar says, "I hope they're into white trash."
  • The Suicide Squad: Bloodsport gives one to Peacemaker after shooting through his exploding compression round and nailing him in the throat (even though The Stinger confirms he survived):
    Peacemaker: How?
    Bloodsport: Smaller bullets.
  • In Undefeatable, two characters get in on the same action when Stingray suffers an Eye Scream:
    Kristy: We'll keep an eye out for you, Stingray.
    Nick: Yeah, see ya!
  • Unforgiven is a very, very dark and serious movie that basically takes a weedwacker to every Western trope you can think of. This doesn't stop Will Munny from dropping one of the best lines in cinema history after blowing away the saloon owner who made a window display out of Ned Logan.
    "Little Bill" Daggett: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!
    William Munny: Well he should've armed himself, if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend.
    • Also Zig-Zagged at the end of the same scene - Munny technically doesn't bother with one, but Eastwood's delivery has so much gravitas that it comes across cooler than an actual one-liner would.
      "Little Bill" Daggett: I'll see you in hell, William Munny.
      William Munny: Yeah. [shoots him]
  • In Universal Soldier, Devereaux dispatches of Scott by shoving him into a wood chipper. When asked where Scott is, Devereaux replies:
    Devereaux: Around.
  • In The Untouchables (1987), after Eliot Ness throws Frank Nitti off a rooftop and onto a car:
    George Stone: Where is Nitti?
    Ness: He's in the car.
  • Jonah Hex. A thug in a bar tries taunting Jonah about his notorious Facial Horror.
    Thug: Hey Jonah, what happened to your face—(Jonah blows his head off)
    Jonah: Cut mine shaving, what you do to yours?
    • Averted later in the movie when Jonah kills another man for doing this, only to admit he's run out of wiseass comebacks.
  • In The School for Good and Evil (2022), Agatha gets a very fitting one after she kills Rafal.
    Agatha: The. End.
  • Redwood Massacre Annihilation: Laura delivers one after decapitating the Redwood killer.
    Laura: Try coming back from that, motherfucker.

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