- An Enforced Trope in movies rated PG-13; according to film production codes, they can only use one "fuck" or variation thereof per movie. PG-13-rated movies with two of the same are not all that uncommon, however.
- In Step Brothers, Mary Steenburgen, of all people, gets one in when she comes home to find Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (the former plays her son) fighting.
- Both double subverted and played for drama in A Christmas Story. In the former case, Ralphie as a child nearly drops the F-bomb only to replace it with "fudge", but then the narrator (Ralphie as an adult) states that he actually said "the word; the 'F-dash-dash-dash' word; the queen-mother of dirty words." In the latter case, Ralphie is worried (and rightfully so) about what his punishment will be ("The guillotine? Hanging?"). An Exaggerated Trope in its own right. He gets soap in his mouth, and although he'd heard the word from his father, he goes on to tell his mother that he heard it from his friend Schwartz.
- Later, when Ralphie decodes Little Orphan Annies message, which turns out to be Be sure to drink your Ovaltine, he lets slip Son of a bitch!
- The trope is Older Than They Think, since it was done in Gone with the Wind with Clark Gable's memorable line: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" Back in The '40s, this was a pretty scandalous line, though it was permitted due to a loophole in The Hays Code where some lines taken directly from original sources could be allowed.
- The first actual F-bomb in a movie is variously attributed to The Graduate, Ulysses, and I'll Never Forget What's'isname, all released in 1967 after the Production Code was formally abolished, with the modern ratings system eventually becoming a permanent replacement.
- Scarface has the little-known claim to fame of being one of few pre-Code Hollywood films to drop an F-bomb (all the other examples on this page came during or after the era of the Production Code), as one character tells another to "fuck off" over the phone. It's also rated PG by the MPAA (and there will be a few more examples of that on this page).
- Sonny Liston, having had enough of Muhammad Ali's incessant trash-talking in the film Ali, says, "Keep talkin'... I'ma FUCK you up!" This brings Ali up short for a moment.
- In Marathon Man when Szell asks Doc about his safety. Doc (played by Roy Scheider) asks if he can be candid and then proceeds to say "I couldn't give a FUCK about your [safety]".
- Performed calmly and elegantly by arguably the most revered Shakespeare actor of the past century, Sir John Gielgud, as Hobson the butler in Arthur (the 1981 movie):Executive: He gets all that money. Pays his family back by bein' a stinkin' drunk. It's enough ta make ya sick.
Hobson: I really wouldn't know, sir. I'm just a servant. On the other hand... go screw yourself.
- Pirates of the Caribbean:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Props for slipping that into a Disney movie. Oh, and also using the word "strumpet". And "eunuch". And... just the way that Jack is, feels like it shouldn't be in a Disney movie.Will: Barbossa, you lying bastard!
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: "You bastard" is used again by Angelica after Jack just killed her father to save her life.
- From a deleted scene: "You blew me hat off, ya bitch!" (The final word is censored, even in the outtake.)
- After someone flubs a line and curses in one outtake: "You can't curse in a Disney film, mate. See? I told him."
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Props for slipping that into a Disney movie. Oh, and also using the word "strumpet". And "eunuch". And... just the way that Jack is, feels like it shouldn't be in a Disney movie.
- In Johnny English, when Pascal Sauvage is about to be crowned king of England, he delivers one in French:Archbishop: And so, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, I crown you—
[Johnny does a Tarzan-like swing from a cable, snatching the royal crown]
Pascal: Give it back!
Pascal: That is my crown!
Pascal: Give it back!
Johnny: Never in a million years, Sauvage!
Pascal: Give it to me!
Johnny: Get off!
Pascal: Merde! note
Man in crowd [after Pascal pulls out a gun]: Pascal!
Pascal: Shut up! All this stupid little country had to do was stand in line and do what it's told for one miserable day! But can it do that? My fragrant French ass, it can!
- The Dark Knight:
- Gordon saying "We've got you, you son of a bitch" upon capturing The Joker, is a good example.
- Earlier in that scene, after Batman doesn't hit him with the Batpod, the Joker mouths the F-word, though it isn't audible. Blink and you'll miss it.
- Listen closely during the IMAX prologue and you can hear Grumpy let out a muffled "What the fuck!?" after getting tagged in the shoulder by the bank manager.
- Listen to Gordon when he tries to stop a poisoned Commissioner Loeb from falling. You can hear him yell "Oh shit!"
- The novelization has Gordon yell "Goddammit!" after it's brought to his attention that the Joker had escaped from the police station and destroyed it.
- From The Dark Knight Rises: "You idiots... you sons of bitches!"
- During the stock exchange attack, someone says the F word in shock.
- The Rite: When Michael enters his room, and finds it filled with frogs (which the movie shows as a sign of demonic possession), he utters, "You gotta be fucking kidding me!"
- Day of the Dead (1985): Captain Rhodes wants to know what the fuck you're doing with his time.
- (500) Days of Summer is rated PG-13, so it has to keep its language relatively friendly. When Tom is in the throes of depression after Summer leaves him, he tends to take his anger out via "poetry"
- The film Be Cool (which was rated PG-13) used a Precision F Strike in the very beginning to lampshade the ratings system. After telling a friend that a movie can't have more than one F-bomb or else it gets an R rating (contrary to popular belief, this is not exactly true), John Travolta's character gives his opinion of that rule: "Fuck that."
- The UK's BBFC ratings had/have a similar rule, in that the F word can be used twice and qualify for a 12 certificate, but any more gets a 15. In 2012 it was changed to four uses.
- Donnie Darko was rated R and therefore made few attempts to limit its "fuck"-ing, however it still features two prime examples of precisely-used F bombs.
- The first occurs early in the film, while the Darko family is eating dinner. Donnie and Elizabeth engage in a heated argument, in which they use remarks like "fuck-ass" and "suck a fuck." Even more comical than the fact that this is all taking place at the dinner table is the youngest Darko's response.Samantha: What's a fuck-ass?
- The second incident happens during a school assembly featuring the motivational speaker Jim Cunningham. After Cunningham's presentation, he takes questions from audience members, whom he repeatedly insists are troubled only by their own fear. Finding these suggestions preposterous, Donnie stands up as if he plans to ask a question, but instead gives his own take on Jim's advice. Jim Cunningham then calls Donnie a "troubled and confused young man."Donnie: You're right, actually. I am pretty— I'm, I'm pretty troubled and I'm— I'm pretty confused. But I— ...And I'm afraid. Really, really afraid. Really afraid. But I... I... I think you're the fucking Antichrist.
- The first occurs early in the film, while the Darko family is eating dinner. Donnie and Elizabeth engage in a heated argument, in which they use remarks like "fuck-ass" and "suck a fuck." Even more comical than the fact that this is all taking place at the dinner table is the youngest Darko's response.
- Night of the Comet: When the delirious gang leader Willie ices one of his own in a shopping mall standoff:Regina: You're CRAZY!
Willie: I'm not crazy, I just don't give a fuck!
- In Coneheads, the usually eloquently sesquipedalian Beldar casually lets one slip:Beldar: Take my car, its re-enforced alloy superstructure is far superior to that of your broken-down, rusted-out shit box.
- In Freedom Writers, the teacher sees that one of her Troubled, but Cute inner city students has given himself an F on his self-graded story. The normally clean and preppy teacher's reaction? "You know what I see with this F? A big FUCK YOU."
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: "Go fuck yourself, San Diego." Hilariously, the TV edit censors it to another F-strike, mainly because the F-strike was plot-relevant in the first place: "You're a dirty bitch, San Diego." The unrated version has a Cluster F-Bomb in the following scene for contrasting humor.
- Mal Reynolds' line of "I will shoot you down," was written in the script as "I will fucking shoot you."
- Though unusually, when Mal talks about how Simon knew River might go "apeshit" at any moment, it passes very quickly.
- Watch the out-takes. There's a particularly startling one at Book's village. There's another outtake where Gina Torres, realizing she just flubbed her line, mutters "shit." Nathan Fillion starts mugging for the camera with a look of shock at her language.
- Subverted in Accepted: Ben Lewis uses Shit many times during the meeting, and he also says "Fucking A!" Because Accepted is rated PG-13, he's not allowed to say Fuck anymore, but, when he delivers the Movies Aesop, it's beeped out. This arguably makes it even funnier.
- Agent Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can has one complete with perfect deadpan deliver."Wanna hear a joke?"
"Uhh... sure. Yeah."
(eagerly) "Who's there?"
(beat) "Go fuck yourself."
- The Last King of Scotland is filled with lusty Scottish swearing, but one f-bomb near the climax hits particularly hard.Dr. Garrigan: You're a child. You have the mind and ego of an angry, spoiled, uneducated child. And that's what makes you so fucking scary.
- Angela's use of one in American Beauty marks the point where we first start to see her true nature.
- Aliens actually has a few of these, all from different characters.Ripley: Get away from her, you bitch!
- AVP: Alien vs. Predator has this line: "It's a bomb. Well, I hope it blows up every fucking one of them!"
- Predator has its fair deal of foul language, yet still manages a Precision F-Strike when the hunter reveals his face.Dutch: You are one ugly motherfucker!
- Die Hard:
- Live Free or Die Hard almost had McClane's catchphrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker", but like the above, it was censored by a gunshot. The Director's Cut left it in, and it's hugely satisfying.
- A beautiful precision strike amid a cluster of F-bombs: Suppose you're carjacked. Suppose you're standing in the rain, watching the two carjackers drive off in your Mercedes. Suppose the Mercedes suddenly stops and one of the carjackers rolls down the window. Now, what in the world could he possibly have to say to you? Oh, I don't know, how about ...Zeus Carver: Hey, who was the twenty-first president?
Carjack victim: Go fuck yourself!
- The TV edit? A quite hilariously dubbed-in "Go take a hike!"
- The Sum of All Fears attempts to avoid the R rating and ends up giving its one Fuck to the U.S. President.
- The Amazing Yen speaks nothing but Chinese for the entirety of Ocean's Eleven until, in a fit of frustration at Danny and Linus's late arrival he screams out "Where the FUCK you been?!"
- In an attempt to Avoid the Dreaded G Rating, Sneakers has one of these.
- Star Trek movies:
- Lampshaded in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home with the line "Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?".
- In Star Trek: Generations, when the Enterprise is about to make a crash landing, Data (who has recently acquired his emotion chip) sums up the situation very concisely: "Oh, shit!" If any other character had delivered this line, it would have lost most if not all of its impact.
- Also used in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, where Spock's response to the news of the Enterprise's decommissioning is: "If I were human, I believe my response would be... Go to Hell."
- Homaged in Star Trek: First Contact; the Enterprise is ordered to stay out of a battle with the Borg. As the battle goes badly, Picard tells the crew he's about to violate that order and notes that any crew objections will be noted. Data (the logical android who had no emotions until the previous movie) responds with a crowning moment of awesome: "I believe I speak for everyone here, sir, when I say... to Hell with our orders."
- Also, Picard's "DAMN IT" during his Ahab speech.
- Spock's efforts at swearing, when the Enterprise crew traveled the hell back in time to 1986, in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, demonstrated why his not using curse words is a good idea.
Spock: Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?
- Kirk's "Double dumbass on you, too!" is another example of why not to try.
- An implied swear is present, when the local whale biologist is getting wise to time-travelling Kirk and Spock's true intentions with the whales.
- Although he did figure out swearing by the end of the film. "One damn minute, Admiral."
- And the 2009 reboot features this exchange (which deconstructs a Call-Back to make a point about the Alternate Universe):Spock Prime: I have been, and always shall be, your friend.Kirk: ... Bullshit.
Kirk: Let's go get this son of a bitch.
- The theatrical trailer for its sequel may have started an alarming trend for the word "bitch" appearing in green-band trailers:
- Bones almost swears in Star Trek Beyond when he's forced to team up with Spock to go on one of Krall's swarm ships:
Spock: The forced optimism in your voice suggests that you are trying to elicit a sense of calm in order to—Bones: Cut the horseshit.
- And earlier in the film, when examining Spock's wound:
Bones: They say it hurts less if it's a surprise.Spock: If I may adopt a parlance with which you are familiar, I can confirm your theory to be...horseshit.
- Later, after Bones cauterizes the wound, Spock uses said word.
- The Live-action parody movie of the above, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, has one engineer, whose name actually qualifies: Fukov. The way it's pronounced, it often sounds like "fuck off".
- In Source Code when Colter finds out he's dead and Goodwin tries to calm him, Colter, who up to this point has been nothing but polite and patient, simply stands up and screams "FUCK YOU!"
- Minority Report:
- When John Anderton finds out that a man named Crowe supposedly killed his son, he begins beating and interrogating him. Crowe then makes Anderton assume that his son is somehow still alive, although this turns out not to be true, and John Anderton blurts out the words "He's alive? He's alive! Where have you got him? Is he alright?!" When Crowe doesn't respond, he yells, "Tell me you FUCK! Where is he?!!"
- In Patriot Games, after Jack Ryan's daughter is seriously injured by IRA agents Jack confronts Paddy O'Neil in a rage and tells him that "I will FUCKING destroy you! I will make it my mission in life."
- A well-timed cuss word is used when Tsu'tey figures out that Jake and Neytiri have had sex in the middle of an already-volatile situation, Dr. Augustine responds in the following fashion:Tsu'tey: You mated with this woman?!Dr. Augustine: Oh, shit.
- This one's made even more effective because everyone present in the scene is using Na'vi mannerisms by this point, but Augustine "breaks character" to deliver her curse with a very noticeably human tone and gesture.
- When Jake scares off the giant... rhino... thing.Jake: Yeah that's right bitch, run back on to mommy.
- Turns around to subsequently see a giant... leopard... thing behind him. One wonders why he didn't swear in the presence of Quaritch considering how much of a badass Quaritch is.
- A well-timed cuss word is used when Tsu'tey figures out that Jake and Neytiri have had sex in the middle of an already-volatile situation, Dr. Augustine responds in the following fashion:
- The F-bomb is dropped somewhat early in Hancock, and an earlier (foreign) swear had been censored in the subtitles, presumably to take advantage of the rule mentioned above.
- The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line:
- Cash generally sticks only to the mild, old-school country boy stuff like "damn" and "hell". But in the scene where he performs on stage drunk/high, he acts very strange, playing the guitar with a dazed smile on his face and making an unusually harsh aside to his drummer: "Just play the fucking thing." Moments later, he collapses. This surprising usage of the word catches the viewer off-guard and lets them know something bad is about to go down.
- Later, he lampshades this trope while performing at Folsom Prison: "Now, we're recording live, so don't say 'hell' or 'shit' or anything like that."
- In Changeling, this is important: Saying "Fuck you and the horse you rode in on" shows her decision to fight for her son whatever the cost.
- Falling Down:Captain Yardley: (To Sgt. Prendergast, the protagonist) I never liked you. You know why? You don't curse. I don't trust a man who doesn't curse. Not a "fuck" or a "shit" in all these years. Real men curse.(Much later at the ending, when Yardley tries to get Prendergast to say a few words and help him look good on camera:)Sgt. Martin Prendergast: Fuck you, Captain Yardley. Fuck you very much.
- Inverted in Goodfellas: Hair-Trigger Temper Tommy, whose dialogue throughout the movie was littered with Cluster F Bombs, says "Oh no" just before his surprise execution.
- Bruce Almighty gets in its "one F-word to avoid the dreaded R rating" when Bruce shouts "back to you, fuckers!" during a live newscast.
- "Oh, fuck off, grasshopper!"
- There is a slightly better example; Early on, we are introduced to the "swear box," into which one must put money if they swear. This is called back later when Nick Angel tosses in a coin and yells "Leslie Tiller was FUCKING murdered!" Up 'til then, he was shown not even to swear ever on police time.
- From Spaceballs: "'Out of order'?! FUCK! Even in the future, nothing works!" Interestingly, the MPAA actually rated the film PG despite this F strike, making it one of VERY FEW PG-rated films where someone audibly says "fuck".note Even more interestingly, this was also after the PG-13 rating was introduced.
- Used in So I Married an Axe Murderer, when an axe thuds into the dresser right in front of Mike Myers and he shouts "What the Fuck?!" It's possibly a Funny Moment.
- The Drover in Australia sticks to the fairly mild "crikey" for most of the film. After Darwin is bombed by the Japanese and he's told his lover is dead, he goes into the ruin of a bar for a drink. When the barkeep refuses to let the Drover's aborigine friend in he snaps "Just serve the fucking drink."
- James Bond:
- In Quantum of Solace, Judi Dench of all people drops a spectacular one when she snaps, "I don't give a shit what the CIA thinks!" This, after 22 Bond films where the strongest swear word heard is "bastard".
- She manages to have three "hells" in her rant about Bond in Casino Royale (2006)Who the hell do they think they are? I report to the Prime Minister and even he's smart enough not to ask me what we do. Have you ever seen such a bunch of self-righteous, ass-covering prigs? They don't care what we do; they care what we get photographed doing. And how the hell could Bond be so stupid? I give him double-O status and he celebrates by shooting up an embassy. Is the man deranged? And where the hell is he?
- There's also Pam Bouvier in Licence to Kill, one of the series' most notable attempts to go Darker and Edgier. Her response to Q telling her Bond's just doing his usual thing in sleeping around on her is "Bullshit!"
- It's not the first time either; when Bond hijacks an airplane in Live and Let Die, one passenger's response is to say "shit".
- His "son of a bitch" in a crucial scene in Licence to Kill. That movie was the closest any Bond movie came to getting an R rating — they had to cut some of the more violent scenes in order for the movie to make PG-13. And then, the film got a 15 in the UK—the only Bond film to do so. Only recently has the uncut version, officially rated R by the MPAA, been released on home video in the States—and that one's always packaged with the PG-13 cut.
- From Diamonds Are Forever: "You dirty double-crossing limey fink, those Goddam diamonds are phonies!"
- In "Skyfall", M utters the first F word ever spoken in the Eon series:M: I fucked this up, didn't I?
Q: Oh, shit... oh, shit, shit, shit, he hacked us!
- Earlier, when Q's invention is turned against him by Silva, he lets out one "shit" followed by a trio of them in quick succession.
- Monty Python's Life of Brian:
- In a book full of interviews with the Pythons, one of them acknowledges this trope with regards to this exchange.Brian: I'm not the Messiah! Will you please listen? I am not the Messiah, do you understand? Honestly!
Girl: Only the true Messiah denies His divinity.
Brian: What? Well, what sort of chance does that give me? All right! I am the Messiah!
Followers: He is! He is the Messiah!
Brian: Now, fuck off!
- ...How shall we fuck off, oh Lord?
- This trope is also invoked during the amphitheater scene:Brian: Excuse me, are you the Judean Peoples' Front?
Reg: Fuck off!
Reg: Judean Peoples' Front? We're the Peoples' Front of Judea!
- And during the Sermon on the Mount, when Mr. Bignose is offended by someone else's remark:Mr. Bignose: One more time, mate, I'lll take you to the fucking cleaners!
Mrs. Bignose: LANGUAGE!
- In a book full of interviews with the Pythons, one of them acknowledges this trope with regards to this exchange.
- Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
- John Cleese gives us three of these in three different sketches: First, in "Why Michaelangelo Didn't Paint The Last Supper"...His Holiness Pope Cleese I: Look, I'm the head of the fucking Catholic Church, I am, so watch it!
- ...Again in "Crunchy Frog"...Inspector Cleese: Fuck your sales; we have to protect the general public.
- ... And, finally, in "Albatross".Vendor Cleese: 'Course you don't get fucking wafers with it! It's an albatross!
- John Cleese gives us three of these in three different sketches: First, in "Why Michaelangelo Didn't Paint The Last Supper"...
- Dwayne of Little Miss Sunshine, who has been an Elective Mute Emo Teen for the first half of the movie, lets out a very loud "FUCK!" when he learns that he's color-blind and thus can't fulfill his dream of flying airplanes. On the other hand, his speech after that incident is more of a Cluster F-Bomb.
- This trope is most definitely prevalent in Finding Forrester after Jamal calls out Forrester for being too scared to help him out. And this is to a character played by Sean Connery, nonetheless.
- In The Towering Inferno, after Steve McQueen realizes that the only way to put out the fire will probably kill both him and Paul Newman: "Oh, Shit!"
- The Good Son has one of the actor-side variant; those who saw the film for the first time were caught completely off guard when Macaulay Culkin, best known for appearing in the first two Home Alone films, cursed at Elijah Wood.Henry Evans: Hey, Mark... don't fuck with me.
- Lucky Number Slevin drops the F-bomb from time to time, but The Boss (played by Morgan Freeman) rarely swears up until the film's climax. His calling the Rabbi a "fucking Philistine" face-to-face—er... back-to-back? is pretty intense.
- Additionally, Slevin only drops the F-bomb when he's repeating something his neighbour Lindsay said.
- And when he takes the precision F-shot after revealing himself not as Slevin or Nick Fisher, but as Henry, the child whose family was killed in the first flashback of the film.
- "The two of you killed everything I ever loved. Fuck you both."
- The Austin Powers series doesn't have a whole lot of swearing, making it more effective in Goldmember when Dr. Evil responds to his unexpected capture in the first act with a simple "...shit."
- This was a Call-Back to a similar situation in the first film. Dr. Evil outlines an elaborate plan to blackmail the Royal Family, but Number Two shoots it down. Dr. Evil, not to be deterred, follows up with a second even more elaborate plan involving lasers and cancer the world over... but Number Two shoots it down. Dr. Evil's response? "Shit."
- Alec Baldwin uses a perfectly-timed F bomb in The Aviator.
- Inverted in Once Upon a Time in Mexico; aside from when he's deliberately being polite, Sands curses like a sailor throughout the movie. When he is truly, truly scared, he starts using G-rated euphemisms. For example, to Barillo and Dr. Guevara immediately before they take away his eyes:Sands: I feel it's only fair to warn you that killing me is crossing the line, and you will have every single Marine from here to Guantanamo Bay up your keester, mister, so just know that.
- The Sandlot (a PG-rated movie, by the way), right after Benny tries to get back the Babe Ruth autographed baseball from the neighbor's yard, the dog, Hercules, jumps over the fence and chases him all over town. His "Oh, shit!" is a perfect Oh, Crap! moment, too.
- Indiana Jones:
Indy: Oh, shit.
- In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy, with Willie and Short Round with him, are on a rope bridge over a huge gorge with a rock-strewn and alligator-infested river beneath them...and mad cultists at either end of the bridge. Oh, and he's lost his gun.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark did it first, with Indy saying "holy shit" when the Nazi submarine arrives.
- When Belloq leaves him trapped in the Well of Souls and jokes: "Who knows? In a thousand years even you may be worth something!" Indy laughs and mutters "Son of a bitch!"
- In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy swipes the MP-40 away from one of the German officers as he's trying to rescue his dad, the officer says shit in German.
- In Sixteen Candles (rated PG) the word is used one time, when Samantha realizes that her family forgot her birthday.
- Stargate Continuum. None of the characters swear that much in the series and then, it's fairly mild. But when SG-1 find themselves in Antarctica and Daniel has to be left alone in the freezing cold, with frost bite in his left leg, he calmly watches his friends walk away before muttering to himself: "Aw shit."
Daniel Jackson: I mean, seriously, who would make this shit up?!
- And later, during the interrogation montage:
- The recent Get Smart film made excellent use of this trope, especially with Alan Arkin's character. Right after driving through a snack bar with a swordfish on it.Max: Chief, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
The Chief: I don't know, are you thinking "Holy shit, holy shit, a swordfish almost went through my head?" If so, yes.
- Annoyingly averted in Galaxy Quest. Originally, when being told to go through the garbage chompers, Gwen's reaction was supposed to be "Well fuck that!", which would have been the film's only profanity, and would have been highly effective. The line is instead dubbed to "Well screw that!", although the actor can clearly be seen saying the original line.
- Equilibrium has little swearing, only three times by my count. The most effective one is when Preston is cornered, DuPont tells him how he walked right into his trap "entirely without incident". All seems lost, and then the empathy-measuring polygraph Preston is hooked up to flatlines. As the attendant voices "Oh... Shit." Preston answers "Not without incident." and starts a Gun Kata asskicking spree that does not end until he kills DuPont.
- X-Men Film Series:
- X2: X-Men United: Wolverine gives a rather effective "Holy shit" upon seeing Lady Deathstrike's claws.
- X-Men: The Last Stand: As the DVD's deleted scenes reveal, it was originally poised to have one of these: "Mr. President, shut the fuck up!" The final cut of the film is actually the least profane of the trilogy, with not even a "shit" making it through. The most TV-unfriendly word in the movie is "dickhead."
- X-Men: First Class: During a montage of Charles and Erik finding and recruiting other mutants, their search brings them into a small, dingy bar where Wolverine has no interest in their offer: "Go fuck yourself." Doubles as a Funny Moment. Not only the actor himself said he mostly accepted because of his line, but Rebecca Romijn said she wanted it in her cameo, too.
- The Wolverine: All are spoken by Logan.
- "Go fuck yourself, pretty boy."
- The extended cut adds two more: "Too many fucking wars," and later when interrogating the corrupt Minister of Justice:Wolverine: You have ten words—TEN. WORDS.—to explain to me why you, the Minister of Justice, would want to have your fiancée killed by the Yakuza, and if I don't like what you say, you are going through that fucking window.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past:
- Charles Xavier, of all people, tells Wolverine to "Fuck off" in a Call-Back to their first encounter.
- The Rogue Cut has President Nixon grumpily utter, "Fuck me" after watching news footage of the Paris Peace Accords.
- X-Men: Apocalypse: Magneto has the honour this time around when he comes face-to-face with Apocalypse and his then-three Horsemen. ("Who the fuck are you?")
- Done by, of all people, Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate.
- She's All That: Rachael Leigh Cook delivers the line "Am I a bet; am I a fucking bet?" This is done with the camera on a silent Freddie Prinze, Jr., making it trivial to edit for network television.
- Oddly used in Outlander. The film is already rated R for violence, yet the only harsh profanity comes at the beginning of the film: After getting the Norse language beamed into his brain through his eyes, which is apparently rather painful, Kainan can only mutter, "Ooooooooooh fuck."
- Normally eloquent scientist Dr. Emmett Brown chimes in with probably the funniest line from Back to the Future:Dr. Emmett Brown: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
- Public Enemies makes good use of this trope, partly due to taking place in a time when swearing had yet to be as cheapened as it is today. The "bomb" itself is dropped under appropriate duress.
- Billy Bob Thornton's character in Armageddon is a calm, subdued NASA director. During the mission, when the drillers are having trouble drilling to the necessary distance in order to plant their bomb, the president orders the bomb to be remote detonated from mission control, which would essentially waste the bomb and doom the Earth to destruction. As one of the military generals the president has sent in prepares to detonate the bomb, Thornton's character lets his disapproval be known: "This is one order you shouldn't follow and you FUCKING know it!"
- Nicolas Cage's character in The Rock starts out as a nerdy scientist type who's obviously way in over his head participating in the Alcatraz mission, and who makes conscious efforts to avoid the use of cuss words. By the time the mission is nearly complete, he has become so affected by his experiences that he gives both his partner and the enemy soldiers a mouthful of F-bombs.
- In Orphan, Isabelle Fuhrman's character, a 9-year-old girl named Esther or so we are led to believe, delivers the first "Fuck" of the movie. It's the first foul word in the film and it's reasonably far in; all that combined with her absolutely calm, matter-of-fact, deadpan delivery makes the whole audience jump.
- Near the end of Shall We Dance? after Link's co-workers discover that he is a ballroom dancer and begin to mock him, he says "Fuck you all."
- While A Fish Called Wanda is hardly short swear words, it's still a great precision strike when the proper and polite Archie finally snaps:George: Tell those pigs to fuck off.
Archie: Fuck off, pigs.
[police officers are dumbfounded]
Archie: Did you hear what I said? Fuck off.
- From DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, "Spare me... I won that tournament... fuckin' Chuck Norris!"
- In Red Eye, Psycho for Hire Jackson Rippner spends the majority of the film suave, calm, and in control of himself. His voice even borders on a Creepy Monotone at times. However, when he catches Lisa attempting to foil his plan, again, in the airplane bathroom, not only does he get seriously violent, but he finally starts to swear. (The rest of the swearing in the movie is from mostly heroic characters.) In a callback to his earlier misjudged drink order—"You know what I think? I think you're not such an honest person. Because I've been following you for eight weeks now, and I never once saw you order anything but a fucking Sea Breeze!"
- While Jay is pretty potty-mouthed himself, Silent Bob gets one in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay's monkey is kidnapped and driven away in a van with a poster on the back that clearly shows its destination. After about 3 minutes of stupidity, Silent Bob is forced to set his friend straight.Silent Bob: The sign! On the back of the car! Said "Critters...Of Hollywood!!" YOU DUMB FUCK!!!
- In 28 Days, the writers had to deliberate over the best place for Sandra Bullock to use the F word, it being a PG-13 movie an' all. In the end, they struck "Fuck Mr. Rogers" and went with the more perfunctory scene in which Bullock's character defends herself in a group circle. "Would you please just BACK THE FUCK OFF?!"
- Steve Martin's character launches a Cluster F-Bomb at an unsuspecting rental car agent in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but the rental car agent wins the battle with one solidly placed Precision F-Strike. Funny Moment for the film.
- An extremely creative usage in Raising Arizona, one of The Coen Brothers' few PG-13 rated movies:So, he's got the sandwich in one hand, and the fucking head in the other!
- In another PG-13 rated Coen Brothers' film, Intolerable Cruelty, the one f-bomb is used really well.Wrigley: Do you have any baby field greens?
Diner Waitress: What did you call me?
Wrigley: Uh — do you have a green salad?
Waitress: What the fuck color would it be?
- Val Kilmer delivers the sole F bomb in Tombstone while playing Chopin on the piano. The saloon's resident music critic/drunken gunfighter apparently had never heard of "Frederic fucking Chopin".
- Questionably employed in The Italian Job. Apparently following the "one and only one use in a PG-13 movie" rule, the writers gave it to the villain when his truck full of gold vanishes on him ("Where the fuck is my TRUCK!!") Which is a good place for it, but meant that another character (with no in-character reason to self-censor) got to shout the laughable "mother-freaking Ukrainians!" in another scene.
- The original film, from 1969, happens to be the only G-rated motion picture to drop an F-bomb through a single, barely audible "motherfucker" (keep in mind that at the time, the G rating was used on a lot of stuff that could be considered more adult today, though under the circumstances it's more a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar than anything even by the G rating's standards in the early days).
- Beetlejuice (Which was only rated PG by the way): "Nice fucking model!"
- In Jennifer's Body, after she realizes she's making out with Jennifer, Needy screams "What the fuck!?!" Jennifer tells her that it's the first time she's heard her say "fuck".
- Friday: "You got knocked the fuck out!"
- On the director's commentary for Shattered Glass, which was a PG-13 movie, director Billy Ray notes that they specifically saved up their allotted uses of the word "shit" for Chuck Lane's furious "World of Cardboard" Speech against Stephen Glass. Considering that Lane had been portrayed as a sensible, no-dramatics kind of guy, when he finally loses his temper the accompanying swearing is very effective.
- In The Brothers Bloom, Bang Bang, a character who says almost nothing throughout the entire film, uses one of her few lines to simply say "Fuck me" when the gang accidentally causes a huge explosion.
- Harry Potter
- In The Philosopher's Stone, Draco, when taking Neville's Remembrall after his fall during the broomstick lesson, comments that if Neville had held on to it any tighter, "he would've remembered to fall on his fat ass."
- In The Goblet of Fire, Harry says "I don't give a DAMN what your father thinks, Malfoy!"
- From Deathly Hallows Part 2: "Not my daughter, you bitch. AVADA KEDAVRA!"
- As with the book counterpart, Hermione finally gets one of her own in Deathly Hallows Part 1.Hermione: You! Complete! Arse! Ronald! Weasley!
- John Carpenter's The Thing (1982):
- "I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter tied to this fucking couch!"
- The crawling head scene's hilarious quip: "You gotta be fucking kidding..."
- "YEAH, FUCK YOU TOO!!"
- Good Morning, Vietnam: The fighting men have fought to get Cronauer back on the air after he reported censored news, but he's given up. His attitude pushes the normally mild-mannered Garlick to his breaking point: "So that's it? You're just gonna leave the whole fucking thing behind?!"
- Quentin Tarantino, known for his vulgar dialogue, also likes throwing in precision strikes:
- Pulp Fiction, Honey Bunny speaks in a Tastes Like Diabetes fashion to Pumpkin until they start their robbery, when she barks out "Any one of you fucking pricks move and I'll execute every motherfucking last one of you!" Later, the very business-like Wolf ends a request, "...so, pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the fucking car." Also when Marcellus Wallace runs into the man he's been looking for, just by sheer coincidence, his reaction is a single well-timed "Motherfucker".
- In Kill Bill, following her execution of Boss Tanaka for disrespecting her heritage, O-Ren gives a poisonously sweet, friendly and courteous speech to the Yakuza council about her open-door management philosophy, then makes it abundantly clear what the price will be for further disrespecting her heritage ("...I collect your fucking head. Just like this fucker here."), just before finishing it off with an increasingly angered, "Now, if any of you sons of bitches got anything else to say, now's the fucking time!"
- Inglourious Basterds has a particularly notable example from a relatively mild word. A Gestapo officer discovers in a bar some of the Basterds disguised as German officers with the German actress Bridget von Hammersmark, a British double agent. The very Affably Evil Gestapo officer makes this point known and Hammersmark starts to speak, to which he replies "shut up slut". For a film that includes many instances of Crosses the Line Twice, that alone got an audible gasp among the audience.
- Tremors: Cold my ass, he's dead. We killed it. We killed it! Fuuuuck yoooouuu!!
- The Devil's Rejects, the f-bomb king, has one precision f-strike made all the sweeter by the fact it actually lampshades the f-strike itself!Adam Banjo: (bleeding to death) Fuck... you...
Otis B. Driftwood: That's what they all say. "Fuck you!" Well it ain't gonna save you. It don't scare me none and it don't suddenly make you a fucking hero.
- From Knocked Up: Sure, there was plenty of cursing (it WAS an R-rated Judd Apatow movie, after all), but surprisingly enough, very little from Paul Rudd (who usually somehow ends up delivering Cluster F Bombs in most of his comedy movies before and since)...until he's looking for some nookie from his wife, played by Leslie Mann, and gets rebuffed."Well...FUCK!"
- This is also the only time we get to hear Ryan Seacrest curse.
- Speed: "FUCK ME!", when Jack sees the bomb under the bus.
- Adventures in Babysitting: A Moment of Awesome for the protagonist in this exchange:
- Gang Leader: Don't fuck with the Lords of Hell.
Chris Parker: Don't fuck with the babysitter.
- Subverted in the Porky's sequel, when a character's misheard demand that an evangelist "get the flock out of here!" is mis-heard by an arena full of people ... and (this being a Porky's film) receives a standing ovation from the teen protagonists.
- The Running Man gets bonus points for this one, by having its Precision F-Strike delivered by a sweet-looking little old grandmother on live television.
- The 6th Day:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Adam gets in a hilarious one:Adam: If you really believe that, you should clone yourself while you're still alive.
Drucker: And why is that? So I can understand your unique perspective?
Adam: No. So you can go fuck yourself!
- Later in the film Drucker's dead body falls over that of his own clone in a very suggestive position. Arnold's response: "When I told you to go screw yourself, I didn't mean for you to take it literally."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Adam gets in a hilarious one:
- In Inside Man, the mayor of New York gets one. He and Madeleine White, played by Jodie Foster, are all smiles and pleasantries until the door to his office closes, at which point he shifts gear dramatically. After she's finished her list of politely-phrased demands, he tells her "You are a magnificent cunt."
- In Soapdish, Sally Field, no less, complains about her character's outfit. "I don't feel quite right in a turban... what I feel like is Gloria fucking Swanson!"
- From The Invention of Lying: Fuck the man in the sky!
- Crimson Tide features a fantastic example, when Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington are having a disagreement and talking over each other, during which Hackman's character appears polite, calm and rational, but finally snaps, "Mr Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP!"
- The French-Canadian dub of Team America: World Police does a variation of this. As in the English-language original, swear words are used throughout. However, they are all translated as international French swearwords, such "putain" or "merde", which in Québec are considered as rather mild. However, when all hell breaks loose in the Egypt mission, one of the puppets let out a deadpan "Oh, shit". In that case, and ONLY in that case, it is translated by a "sacre", an infamous religious-based swear word unique to Quebec: "Ostie".
- In The Blind Side when Leigh Ann is facing down a drug dealer while looking for Michael.Leigh Ann: No, you hear me, bitch!
- The Spy Kids series had used "shittake mushrooms" to cover for the kids' swearing, especially in the first film when Juni almost says "Oh shit" when facing down his robot double and Carmen covers for him. In the second film during a duel against a traitorous agent, she tells him "You're so full of shit," causing the various monsters and reanimated skeletons watching the fight to gasp in shock.
Carmen: Oh, shittake mushrooms.
- In the second movie, "-take mushroom" is actually subtly muttered after Carmen's use of "shit," similar to its use in the first movie.
- Carmen does it again in the fourth film, when she and her family are surrounded by Tick Tock's agents:
- In Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, the 4077th is playing a football game against the 8063rd. During the game one of the 4077th's players decides to tell a player on the other team, "All right, bud, your fuckin' head is coming right off." Not only is this the only use of the word in the movie, it's one of the earliest uses of the word in all of mainstream Hollywood cinema. Its sudden appearance and "blink and you'll miss it" delivery is one of the film's funniest moments.
- Two occur in Julie & Julia: The first when Julia Child (Meryl Streep) is removing pasta from a pan, remarking to her husband that "These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock!" The second, is later in the film; her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) is consoling her over a failed book deal, with the style and gravitas one would expect from a diplomat - until he concludes with a heartfelt "Fuck them."
- Daniel Craig's character in Munich: "Don't fuck with the Jews."
- Bill Cosby - a famously clean comedian - uses one in one of his most famous routines. From Bill Cosby: Himself:I said to a guy, "Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful," and he said, "Because it intensifies your personality." I said, "Yes, but what if you're an asshole?"
- Repo! The Genetic Opera: "You cannot control me father; Daddy's girl's a fucking monster!"
- In Date Night, Phil (Steve Carell) gets more and more tired of looking at the perpetually shirtless Mark Wahlberg. While asking him for some assistance before the climax, he ends by tearfully saying "And would you please, for the love of god, put on a fucking shirt?"
- In Killers, after Katherine Heigl character has found that her husband never told him about being an agent (and nearly getting killed several times), and then at the end finds out her father was also lying about who he was, she snaps and forces her husband and her parents into a "trust circle" and tells them that there will be no more secrets or lies in the family and no more killing, she then firmly illustrates her point by stating "I don't even want to see you swat a FUCKING fly!"
- The theatrical trailer for In & Out has FUCK BARBRA STREISAND!
- In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, after Robin and Azeem launch themselves over the castle walls with a catapult:Will Scarlett: Fuck me, he cleared it!
- Some versions change this to "Blimey, he cleared it!", or just "Cleared it", annoyingly.
- Million Dollar Baby has a single swear word, given by a priest of all people. While arguing with Clint Eastwood's character, he says, "there are no demigods, you fuckin' pagan!" in response to his questions about the one God/holy trinity dichotomy.
- Gran Torino:
- When you see a very serious and straight-laced Catholic priest take the lord's name in vain (in a church, no less), you know things are about to get grim.Father Janovich: Oh, Lord Jesus, what have you done?
- Walt, who casually throws ethnic profanities towards most everyone he meets (not even other whites are safe from him), employs a Precision Black Strike once, and not only is it his only racial slur against blacks in the entire film, it's the only racial slur against blacks in the entire film period!Walt: What the hell are you spooks up to?
- When you see a very serious and straight-laced Catholic priest take the lord's name in vain (in a church, no less), you know things are about to get grim.
- Driving Lessons has a well-placed F strike toward the end (in the American version it's one of only two F words, the earlier one being spoken by Evie earlier on during their road trip to Edinburgh, and the two lines that follow this one are cut entirely):Ben Marshall: Fuck off, Sarah.
Sarah: What did you say?
Ben Marshall: I said, fuck off.
- The Princess Bride:
- Yet another Moment of Awesome:Inigo Montoya: HELLO! MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA. YOU KILLED MY FATHER. PREPARE TO DIE.
Count Rugen: No!
Inigo Montoya: Offer me money.
Count Rugen: Yes...
Inigo Montoya: Power, too. Promise me that.
Count Rugen: All that I have and more, please...
Inigo Montoya: Offer me everything I ask for.
Count Rugen: Anything you want.
Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of a bitch. (And then, finally, he kills Count Rugen.)
- This is carried over almost exactly from the original novel. The main difference is that in the novel, Inigo practically screams the line; in the film, he says it very softly and intently and it's awesome.
- Yet another Moment of Awesome:
- Three Days of the Condor: "You play games. Six people died, and you play fucking GAMES?"
- Although Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was rife with all sorts of profanity, calamity, and insanity, Duke's "FINISH! THE FUCKING! STORY!!" is very effective, and due to the way he says it, is actually almost just as frightening as what he had been hallucinating: his attorney turning into a werewolf like demon with six breasts growing out of his back, accompanied with some scary ass music and creepy red lights everywhere.
- In 2012, a very desperate Jackson Curtis tells his wife and kids to "get in the fucking car!", as their house crumbles around them.
- In Married to the Mob, Connie Russo (Mercedes Ruehl) is tearing through the (pretty crappy looking) apartment of Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer), looking for her philandering husband Tony "The Tiger" Russo (played by Dean Stockwell, but he's not there). In mid-tear, Connie stops, looks around and says to no one in particular, "What a fucking dump."
- Karl Urban manages one in the last 5 minutes of Red, the only one in the whole film. And it is glorious. "Fuck you, Cynthia."
- In Air Force One, the Big Bad played by Gary Oldman drops the f-bomb twice, including the scene where the plane is about to land at Ramstein Air Force Base, but he won't allow it: "GET THE FUCK IN THE AIR!"
- The movie version of Little Shop of Horrors, when Audrey II is electrocuted, right before he explodes he shouts "Oh, SHIT!"
- Also when Seymour figures out his plan to take over the world with his plant army Audrey II responds "Well no shit Sherlock!".
- In Knight and Day, there is a little swearing, and every use of it counts.
- Played for humor in Panic Room. Meg and her daughter Sarah are trapped in the room, which has an intercom.Meg: <Over intercom> Get out of my house!Sarah: Say "fuck".Meg: Fuck!Sarah: No, say, "Get the fuck out of my house."Meg: Oh. <Intercom> Get the fuck out of my house!
- Rupert Grint swears at least once in all his films. Aside from the above examples, he gets his obligatory profanity in Wild Target when Victor Maynard's home is beseiged by Dixon and his right-hand man. He also assures his friend Patrick he's going to be "Goddamn fine" during an encouraging speech toward the end of Thunderpants, in an inverse example of Did Not Do the Bloody Research achieved through an attempt to imitate the speech patterns of the American adults around him.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was going to contain a Precision F Strike, using their one PG-13 allotted curse word by having Envy Adams say the line "Shut the fuck up Julie." According to the director's commentary, the f-bomb was censored in the same way that Julie's lines jokingly were because they unwittingly used up their curse word allotment when Scott called the third evil ex-boyfriend a "cocky cock."
- Though they did keep Wallace's "Oh, Shit" line from the comic book.
- It's arguably funnier with the bleep (complete with a black box to cover her mouth) and lampshaded when she's asked how she does it.
- This also meant that they had to censor another instance of the word "cock" in Stephen Stills's line "You know how I feel about girls cock-blocking the rock". This time they used amp feedback to obscure the word, making it almost unnoticeable.
- In the beginning of Mixed Nuts, Mrs. Munchnik is generally pretty uptight and never curses. Later in the film, Phillip and Catherine discover her stuck in an elevator, only to get distracted and leave her there for a number of minutes. They forget about her, and she's pretty accomodating about it. Until, that is, she gets impatient and picks the perfect moment to shout "HEY...DICKHEADS!!!!"
- Planet of the Apes (1968):
- It has a very well known closing sequence, featuring Charlton Heston shouting "GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!"
- "Get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
- Star Wars has mostly clean language, which is why its few moments of swearing are so special.
- A New Hope has the following conversation between Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi:Han: Even if I could take off, I'd never get past the tractor beam.Obi-Wan: Leave that to me.Han: Damn fool, I knew you'd say that.
- Earlier in the film, Obi-Wan quotes an earlier remark to him by Owen Lars when calling his own mission a "damn fool idealistic crusade". Lars himself gets one in earlier when he tells Beru that if Luke isn't back with R2-D2 (who had run off on him) by dinner, then he should expect that "there'll be hell to pay".
- As they're breaking Leia out of the Death Star's Death Row, after she shoots at a nearby wall as she starts to take control of the breakout, Han, who is understandably a bit freaked out, shouts, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!"
- The Empire Strikes Back:
- When one Rebel technician tells Han the risk he faces going out into the frozen wasteland of Hoth in search of Luke:Rebel technician: Sir, your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.Han: Then I'll see you in hell!
- Amusingly, Chewbacca, of all characters, gets one towards Han at one point, as revealed in behind-the-scenes footage.Chewbacca: What!? What!?!? Where the hell have you been? Where the hell have you been?
- When one Rebel technician tells Han the risk he faces going out into the frozen wasteland of Hoth in search of Luke:
- Revenge of the Sith gives Darth Vader an unvoiced "Fuck you!" at one point during his battle against his former master Obi-Wan on Mustafar. His mouthing that phrase marks the closest the franchise has ever come to dropping an actual F-bomb.
- A New Hope has the following conversation between Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi:
- In Battle: Los Angeles, Nantz gets one very rousing example when he encourages men to "show those bastards who they're fuckin' with" during an alien invasion.
- 1971's A New Leaf (which co-writer and co-star Elaine May had since disavowed) has Walter Matthau dropping "hell" and "damn" several times (throwing in a "damn it to hell") as well as "son of a bitch" once (after being called a son of a bitch). Plus it had a scene of a woman removing her bikini top, cutting away to Matthau running off in a panic just in time. The MPAA gave this film a "G" rating.
- In the PG-13 rated Cellular, Mooney finally reaches the end of his rope with people calling his retirement business a beauty parlor. "It's a day spa, you fuck!"
- Possibly in The King's Speech. While Bertie's practicing with Lionel, Lionel suggests that Bertie tries swearing. Bertie isn't up for it at first, but in the end he goes into a long tirade of "FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK tits." (The word possibly is used here because the swearing is to help Bertie speak more fluently. Previously in the movie, Bertie could get so angry that he would have a short outburst where he didn't stutter at all.)
- Tank features one. While in the chow hall, Command Sergeant Major Carey is eating with the enlisted men, much to the displeasure of the mess sergeant. Fully prepared to chew the Sergeant Major a new one for such a breach of etiquette, the master sergeant points out that he's been working mess halls over 27 years. Dwight D. Eisenhower ate his cooking! Carey calmly explains he came in not for a surprise inspection, but because he wanted to eat with the men and because the food smelled good, and proceeds to compliment the mess sergeant on his cooking.MSG Johnson: You wanna talk about my food, you taste that apple cobbler and then you talk about my food.
CSM Carey: (takes bite) Beat Sergeant.
MSG Johnson: Yeah?
CSM Carey: That's the best fucking apple cobbler I ever tasted.
MSG Johnson: Give that man some seconds.
- Friday the 13th
Sheriff: Well, we were gonna, but some asshole paid to give Jason and his mother a proper burial.
- In Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, when Tommy chews out the sheriff for not burning Jason's remains upon discovering them, the sheriff has this to say before Tommy sets off to finish the job the sheriff allegedly slacked off on:
- Jason X: "What the hell is going on?" "Jason fucking Voorhees, that's what's going on!"
- Even Siskel & Ebert considered this trope to be hilarious in the film Critters, where a couple of foot-tall alien furballs converse in "Critterese" regarding some humans, with the translation appearing as subtitles:Critter #1: They have weapons.
Critter #2: So what?
[BLAM! A shotgun blast splatters Critter #2 across the landscape.]
Critter #1: Fuck! [runs off]
- In the anti-McCarthyism film The Front, Woody Allen spends the entire film fronting for blacklisting writers, but without committing himself... until (in the last line) he tells the Un-American Activities Sub-Committee to go fuck themselves... in a PG-rated movie!
- Bullitt: The only profanity in the film occurs in a brief exchange near the end. According to IMDB, this was actually the first uncensored appearance of this word in a major film.Senator Chalmers: Frank, we must all compromise.
Lt. Bullitt: Bullshit.
- The eponymous trio in Mystery Team doesn't really swear all that much. When they do, shit just got serious
- 1408 uses almost no curse words, save for this plot-summarizing line:Olin: It's an evil fucking room.
- 1980s gem Galaxina features two. One, when it dawns on Chopper the high priest/leader of the motorcycle gangsters imprisoned on a distant planet that if he possesses the Blue Star, he'll be able to rule "the whole fucking universe!" The other is aimed at Sam, the elderly Oriental crewman who is prone to spouting off faux Confucianisms. Suffering from a neck injury, his crewmate, Maurice, has had one too many.Sam: Robot woman like clock: pretty face, pretty hands, pretty movement, but hard to regulate when she get out of order.Maurice: Sam, would you shut the fuck up?
- In Kuffs, Christian Slater's brother Tony Goldwyn launches into a heavily-bleeped tirade spoofing profanity bleeps (every swear word is covered with a different sound), culminating in a very loud and unbleeped ''"FUCK YOU!"''
- In Warriors of Virtue Ryan says "shit happens" near the end.
- Wanted has the character Sloan (played by Morgan Freeman) dropping the F-bomb twice during the course of the film to punctuate some of its most dramatic scenes.
- A very mild one in Plan 9 from Outer Space: "Find them, Colonel. See what in HELL it is they want!"
- From The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as Tuco reunites with his old partners in crime while planning his revenge on Joe for leaving him in the desert after saving him from the noose a second time:Tuco: And people talk bullshit.
Tuco: When that rope starts to pull tight you can feel the devil bite your ass!
- Right after said second attempt to hang him, Tuco has this to say about how it feels to be hanged:
- The normally reserved Eduardo in The Social Network delivers one after finding out that Mark has essentially kicked him out of the company.Eduardo: Sorry! My Prada's at the cleaners! Along with my hoodie and my fuck you flip-flops, you pretentious douchebag!
- Starship Troopers:Zander: One day someone like me is gonna kill you and your whole fucking race!
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day, when Sarah Connor realizes that Cyberdyne actually does have the remains of the original Terminator, as she'd believed:"Son of a bitch, I knew it!"
- In Super 8, the stoner kid looks around, sees the carnage, and says simply, "What the fuck?"
- Blade Runner has one exquisite F-bomb in most versions: android Roy Batty, confronting his maker and aware he was designed to expire after 4 years, says calmly and evenly, "I want more life, fucker."
- Ed Wood has Bela Lugosi's response to someone mentioning him playing Creator/BorisKarloff's sidekick:"Karloff? Sidekick?!? FUCK! YOU! Karloff does not deserve to smell my shit, that limey COCKSUCKER can rot in HELL for all I care!"
- Otherwise mentioned for being hilarious, in Resident Evil: Afterlife, Luther's comment when Bennett betrays the others and steals Alice's plane, intent on leaving them behind, only for the plane to sink like a stone upon takeoff:Luther: Yeah, that's right bitch! Fuck you!
- In The Avengers (1998), a character at one point drops an F Bomb...but it's quite clearly been dubbed in, as it sounds nothing like the character's previously heard voice and the actor's lips do not move. This was done to bump the film up from a PG to a PG-13, in hopes to draw fans to the film (which had been postponed from its original release date due to terrible test screenings, and was subsequently Not Screened for Critics).
- Colonel Ludlow in Legends of the Fall, in his diminished capacity after his stroke, raising up his middle finger and saying "fuck the government."
- In The Usual Suspects, Verbal's reaction to a sudden new line of questioning is classic:Kujan: [bursts into office] Who's Keyser Soze?Verbal: Aw, fuck!
- Bob Barker (playing himself) in Happy Gilmore: "Now you've had enough... bitch."
- High-octane Indian action movie Singham has about the same amount of Gratuitous English as any other Hindi movie (being a former English colony, there's more English speakers in India than you might think), but we get a good idea of Singham's own command of English after he scores his first real victory against the local mob boss and says "don't fuck with Bajrao Singham."
- In Bridget Jones' Diary, Bridget's mum realises her new lover is a nasty piece of work when he shouts, "Careful, you ham-fisted cow!" The original audio had "cunt", which is still audible in the DVD commentary track.
- In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sam (portrayed by Emma Watson) lets out an "Oh, shit!" after realizing that her old man's about to walk in on her first attempt to "do it" with Charlie.
- Office Space: When Joanna's boss at the restaurant keeps passive-agressively badgering her to wear more than the minimum amount of "flair" (little buttons and pins and such) on her uniform to show a better attitude about her job, she finally has enough, and this exchange takes place:Joanna: You know what, Stan, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?Stan (Manager): Well, I thought I remembered you saying that you wanted to express yourself.Joanna: Yeah. You know what, yeah, I do. I do want to express myself, okay. And I don't need 37 pieces of flair to do it! (gives Stan a big middle finger)
- At the climax of Nidaime Wa Christian, Sister Kyoko's patience with the Yakuza has finally run out after several churchgoers, including a new friend of hers who was a former Yakuza herself, are killed in a Yakuza-led ambush. When she confronts them, she yells, Cross yourselves if you truly seek repentance; otherwise, you fuckers are all dead! (approximate English translation).
- Executive Meddling wanted more cursing in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie, which was met by one perfect line from Tom Servo.Tom: What kind of shithole planet is this?!
- In The Right Stuff about the early days of the American space program, Alan Shepard (the first American astronaut in space) settles into his capsule and prepares for launch. Miked up, he quietly says to himself, "Dear Lord....please don't let me fuck up." Fellow astronaut Gordo Cooper, sitting in mission control, radios back to him, "I didn't quite copy that. Say again, please." to which Shepard responds, "I said everything's A-OK!"
- While Eyes Wide Shut is not exactly clean in its language, it ends with this exchange (the very last line in Stanley Kubrick's filmography):
- The 1981 slasher-spoof film Student Bodies. Halfway through the film, which could up to that point have been rated PG, it interrupts the story and cuts to an announcer behind a desk, who says:"Ladies and gentlemen, in order to achieve an 'R' rating today, a motion picture must contain full frontal nudity, graphic violence, or an explicit reference to the sex act. Since this film has none of those, and since research has proven that R-rated films are by far the most popular with the moviegoing public, the producers of this motion picture have asked me to take this opportunity to say 'Fuck you.'"
[cut to the official MPAA R rating card, which is blue with a white horizontal stripe where the rating icon is displayed—a rare time the official MPAA card is shown out of sequence]
- A very absurd example: according to Jerry Maren, while filming the Munchkinland scene in The Wizard of Oz, a bunch of Munchkins thought it would be a good idea to sing the lyrics to a certain song written for the film as "Ding Dong, the Bitch is Dead", because they knew that they had already pre-recorded the song in question ("Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead") as written and that it'd be plastered over their bawdy rendition on camera anyway. Also, an urban legend accuses Elmira Gulch of threatening to "bring a damnnote suit that'll take [the] whole farm!" during the Kansas sequence.
- In Jack the Giant Slayer Fallon's right head, which is mostly unintelligible, very nearly says the F-word before he explodes after Jack drops a bean down Fallon's throat, causing it to grow from inside him and kill him.
- Maid To Order is yet another "F word in a PG movie" example. Quoth Stan Starkey: "I don't want you walking on me with those 'fuck you' shoes!"
- In Mrs. Winterbourne, Ricki Lake plays Fish out of Water Connie, masquerading as Patricia. Shirley MacLaine is the rich matron Grace, who thinks she is Connie's mother-in-law. When two snooty Rich Bitches take digs at Connie, this exchange happens:Connie (shoving them aside): Oh, fuck off.Grace (following directly behind Connie): You heard her. Fuck off.
- Oblivion (2013) : Jack: Fuck you, Sally. (detonates fuel cells)
- In The Wedding Singer, a PG-13 film, we have Robbie's song about his ex-girlfriend that stood him up at the altar:Robbie: But it all was bullshit! It was a goddamn joke! And when I think of you, Linda, I hope you fucking choke!
- Mortimer Duke in Trading Places, while his brother is having a heart attack: "Fuck him!" Don Ameche was just about the only person who didn't consider the line his character's Funny Moment; he begged John Landis to change the line, and when Landis refused, told all the actors and the hundreds of extras in the scene not to make any mistakes because he only wanted to do this once.
- The World's End: By none other than the Network. "Fuck it."
Andy: I HATE THIS FUCKING TOWN!
- Even earlier on, Andy, a character who rarely used profanity up until one point, screams:
- Kick-Ass: "OK, you cunts, let's see what you can do now!" Made all the more shocking by the fact that it (and a few other surprise profanities) are spoken by then-12-year-old Chloë Moretz.
- In a green-band trailer for the sequel, Moretz, now a few years older, breaks the record set by the final trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness by saying "bitch" at least twice early on in the trailer.Mindy: Act like a bitch, get slapped like a bitch.
- In a green-band trailer for the sequel, Moretz, now a few years older, breaks the record set by the final trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness by saying "bitch" at least twice early on in the trailer.
- Jobs: "He wants to go to war with I B FUCKING M!!"
- Sort of in Elysium. Kruger's men gleefully flip off the members of parliament after tossing grenades into the council chamber. Kruger himself is fond of using it when he goes absolutely nuts, such as exploding a target or getting fired.
- The Chronicles of Riddick: "Give me your soul." "Fuck you!"
- There's quite a few uses of the f-bomb in Lawless, but this line from Forrest takes the cake: "You send your talent with the bull tire round here again, and I guarantee you personally pulling a cleaver out of his fuckin' skull, you understand?"
- Apollo 13 masterfully deploys this trope to ramp up the tension.Lovell: I've trained for the Fra Mauro Highlands, and this is FLIGHT SURGEON HORSESHIT, Deke!
Marilyn: Don't give me that NASA Bullshit! I want to know what's happening with my husband!!!
Haise: This piece of shit is gonna get you home! Because that's all we've got left, Jack!
- Humbert Humbert only swears once in Lolita (1997), during his Villainous Breakdown after he discovers that Lo has successfully escaped him at the hospital thanks to Claire Quilty.
- Dawn of the Dead (1978), Peter and Steven are up on the roof watching the bikers come roaring down the hill and into the parking lot. Steven lets out a "Holy Shit" as he realizes it's more than just three bikers and that everything they've worked for is about to be taken away.
- In The Nature Of The Best, starring Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts: a meek and repressed serial killer is pestered by a brash vagabond for the entire length of the film. When the vagabond realizes that the killer has finally set his sites on him, he asks him why he kills people. The killer drops his meek persona, brandishes his scalpel, and says, "For the fuck of it."
- Beaches - The only F-bomb in the movie spoken by a dying character.Hillary "Just leave me alone, okay? That's all I want: To be left fucking alone!
- Non-Stop: The co-pilot mutters "fuck it" before putting the plane into a steep dive.
- In the 1982 PG-rated(!) Gene Wilder/Gilda Radner movie Hanky Panky, Janet Dunn (Kathleen Quinlan) says "Get the fuck away from me!" while pointing a gun at Wilder's Michael Jordon. It goes by so quickly you're not sure you actually heard it.
- "You fight harder than you fuck!"
- In Veronica Mars, Veronica delivers the film's only f-strike, rebuking an advance by telling the guy to fuck off.
- In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Nancy delivers one just before she shoots Roark in the head:Nancy: This is for John Hartigan...FUCKER!
- The chapter list for the HBO DVD release of Fort Apache The Bronx lists Chapter 21 as "You Shut the Fuck Up!"
- In Black Swan, the shy, sexually repressed Nina swears only once, to shock her overbearing mother, Erica.Erica: What else have you been doing?Nina: Oh, you want to know their names?Erica: You need to sleep this off.Nina: No, there were two. There was Tom, there was Jerry.Erica: Be quiet, Nina!Nina: And I fucked them both!
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014):
- While they're not anything bad per se, it's a bit jarring to hear Raphael drop both "numbnuts" and "asses" considering who this is marketed to.
- Donatello saying "badass" was even in some of the trailers!
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has one from Johanna, where she delivers two bleeped F-bombs (shown uncensored in the quote below) in rapid succession while ranting about the Quarter Quell.Johanna: The deal was that if I win the Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace, but now you want to kill me again. Well, you know what? FUCK THAT! AND FUCK ANYONE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!
Katniss: You son of a bitch! You said you would save him over me! You promised me! You're a liar! You're a liar... (right before being sedated down).
- And Katniss herself gets a moment near the end during her breakdown at Haymitch for not saving Peeta:
- Asterix And Obelix Meet Cleopatra is mostly good, clean fun, but does manage to sneak in a swear at the very end of the movie. After Caesar spends several minutes bullying his way into the celebratory party for the new palace, Otto finally lets him in... then mutters "asshole" under his breath.
- In the Lord of the Rings 'verse and The Hobbit trilogy, there are virtually no swears. This tradition gets broken (fairly mildly) when Dain shows up in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, tells the assembled men and elves to "sod off" before telling his troops they'll kill the "bastards". He's also heard referring to the Orcs as "buggers" several times. While the swears are fairly mild, considering this is Middle-Earth Dain's cussing up a storm.
- Southpaw: While there's plenty of swearing in the film, the most jarring bit comes from Billy's daughter Leila when she outright tells him, "You fucked up."
- In The Martian, Watney manages to get through an entire fairly brutal self-surgery, then only grates out a "Fuck!" after he finishes. After that the F-bomb is used fairly cautiously, except when he's hearing particularly infuriating things over the link-up to Earth later on, which tend to degenerate into Cluster F Bombs.
- In Draft Day, When Sonny Weaver is pushing Tom Michaels to make a trade:Sonny: Come on, say it, you pancake eating motherfucker!
- The various films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tend to be light on swearing to maintain their PG-13 ratings, but there's a hilarious moment in The Avengers (2012) when Tony Stark realizes what the next step in Loki's plan has to be and says, "Son of a bitch". The fact that he does it nearly deadpan just makes it funnier.
- Loki himself comes as close to dropping a C-bomb as a Disney movie is willing to dare during his Hannibal Lecture (This is my bargain, you mewling quim!). The translation from a Chinese bootleg ended up becoming a meme.Loki: This is my teachings to you, you little bitch!
- Then in the outtakes:Director Nick Fury: What, motherfucker!
Agent Phil Coulson: I said what, motherfucker!
- The senator who initiated the hearing in Iron Man 2, after seeing that he's been royally pwned by Tony Stark during a live broadcast. Hilariously, the F-word is replaced by a BLEEP. In some circumstances, you're allowed to say it on C-SPAN but pettiness is probably not among them.
- The only word saltier than "damn" in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Sam's (completely justified) exclamation of "Shit!" when the titular villain suddenly reaches through the windshield of the car Sam's driving and plucks out the steering wheel.
- Actually it happens again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, wherein Tony accidentally slams into an invisible force field and yells "Shit!", to which Captain America chides, "Language..."
- Captain America: Civil War ups the language a bit in general, but it still sticks out beautifully when Ant-Man becomes Giant-Man for the first time in combat and Sixth Ranger Spider-Man's instant reaction is "Holy SHIT!"
- Spider-Man: Homecoming has an F-bomb cut off by the end credits when Aunt May sees Peter in his Spider-Man outfit.
- When the titular protagonist of Doctor Strange (2016) traps Kaecilius in the Mirror Dimension for the first time, he takes the time to boast:Stephen: Who's laughing now, asshole?
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! is combined with this at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy: "You said it yourself, bitch. We're the Guardians of the Galaxy."
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 combines the trope instead with Narrative Profanity Filter:Rocket: (to Yondu, translating for Baby Groot) He says, "Welcome to the frickin' Guardians of the Galaxy." Only he didn't use "frickin'". (And in case you thought Rocket was making it up, he chides Baby Groot later for the profanity.)
- Played for Black Comedy in The Stinger for Avengers: Infinity War as Nick Fury almost gets to say Samuel L. Jackson's favorite word while being disintegrated by Thanos.Nick Fury: Motherf—!
- In Captain Marvel, Fury almost says his actor's favorite word again, after being scratched by Goose:"Mother-Flerken!"
- In Avengers: Endgame, Steve is annoyed by himself from Avengers 2012 and says , "You gotta be shitting me!" (by far the saltiest language he's ever used) when they have to fight.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home has a a similar example to Homecoming. This time, it's Spider-Man that gets to drop a "WHAT THE FU-" line in response to seeing that Mysterio has revealed his secret identity to the entire world.
- Loki himself comes as close to dropping a C-bomb as a Disney movie is willing to dare during his Hannibal Lecture (This is my bargain, you mewling quim!). The translation from a Chinese bootleg ended up becoming a meme.
- In The Duff, Bianca's mother (Allison Janney) gets the movie's onlynote F-word. It's both lampshaded and mocked. The movie already contains mild swearingnote , and Bianca even declares, "Let's do this shit!" but as soon as Dottie replies with "Fucking A," everyone looks at her in shock and she apologises.
- 10 Cloverfield Lane contains exactly one F-bomb, dropped by the main character near the very end. And BOY, has she earned it.
- Frank in The Rocky Horror Picture Show drops the film's only F-bomb.Frank-N-Furter: It's something you'll get used to! A mental mind fuck can be nice!
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has one of these courtesy of Barts, the vampire who killed Lincoln's mother, when he realizes that Abe's come back for a rematch."Abraham fucking Lincoln."
- In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman lets out a dejected "Oh shit" after the Batwing is shot down by Doomsday's Eye Beams, and Bruce finds himself trapped in the wreckage as Doomsday lines up another shot.
- Lampshaded in Tin Cup when Roy convinces Molly to give golf a try and she screws up her first couple of swings.Molly: Oh, fuck!
Roy: Well, you talk like a golfer. Here, try again.
[One fail later...]
Roy: "Fuck." "Shit." These are highly technical golf terms and you're using them on your first lesson. This is promising.
- In Armageddon, Truman makes his opinion clear when the General is about to go through with the President's order to remote detonate the nuke prematurely, which would kill the whole team and probably do nothing to stop the asteroid:Truman: This is one order you shouldn't follow, and you fucking know it!
- In Downfall, after Hitler's suicide, Erich Kempke sees Günsche and the others carrying his and Eva's bodies outside to be burned in a funeral pyre in accordance with his last wishes and reacts with shock.Kempke: You mean to tell me that this is what you needed that fucking gasoline for?
Günsche: Erich, I have my orders.
- This humorous exchange in The Hangover:Stu: You know, sometimes I think all you want me to do is what you want me to do. Well, I'm sick of doing what you want me to do all the time. I think, in a healthy relationship, sometimes a guy should be able to do what he wants to do.
Melissa: THAT IS NOT HOW THIS WORKS!
Stu: Oh, good! Because whatever this is ain't workin' for me!
Melissa: Oh really? Since when?
Stu: Since you FUCKED that waiter on your cruise last June! BOOM!
Alan: ...You told me it was a bartender.
Stu: Oh! You're right. I stand corrected. It was a bartender. You fucked a bartender.
- Those who saw the red band trailer for This Is the End were treated to a surprise that made it into the final cut.
- Used with justified fear in Ready Player One (2018) by a mook in the final battle. Why? Because Chucky is flying towards him knife firstSixer: It's fucking Chucky! (cue the Mook Horror Show)
- In Mamas Boy: Seymour gives a very good reason for why Jeffrey should sleep on the floor.Seymour: I'm ninety-one fucking years old.
- The first f-bomb in the entire Mission: Impossible franchise doesn't come until the sixth film, Fallout, when the Big Bad August Walker loses patience with his Dragon with an Agenda Solomon Lane's labyrinthine plans for Extreme Mêlée Revenge against Ethan Hunt and demands to know why he has to make everything, namely his own Genghis Gambit, "so fucking complicated." (YMMV on who's the Big Bad and who's The Dragon there.)
- Outbreak does this twice:
McClintock: With all due respect, Colonel Daniels, if you do not follow us to Travis Air Force Base, I will blow you out of the sky.Daniels: General, with all due respect, fuck you. Sir.
- Daniels gets to the point where he has had enough of McClintock and his warmongering obstructionism when the former threatens to shoot down the latter after being told he has the way to cure the remaining early-stage Cedar Creek patients.
Daniels: This is murder, Billy, any way you fucking slice it.
- Daniels to Ford, before Sandman is close enough to drop the bomb.
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu:
- The first trailer has one courtesy of a Mr. Mime. In the original version, Tim translates the line as "You can shove it!"; however, the Spanish dub goes for a decidedly more vulgar translation.Tim: He's saying you can go fuck yourself.
Pikachu: Fuck myself!?
- The second trailer gives one to Pikachu himself: when a Charizard is kicking his ass in a fight club, he yells to Tim, "GET ME THE HELL OUT OF HERE!"
- The first trailer has one courtesy of a Mr. Mime. In the original version, Tim translates the line as "You can shove it!"; however, the Spanish dub goes for a decidedly more vulgar translation.
- Alita: Battle Angel: Alita lets out one of these at the end of her second fight with Grewishka.Alita: Fuck your mercy!
- Circle: The Old White Lady gets only one line right before College Guy is eliminated after he suggests killing everyone over not just 70, but 50 or perhaps even 40 years of age.Fuck you.
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance gets the rare honor of being a PG-13 Marvel movie that uses it's one f-bomb by having Roarke declare Johnny Blaze "the worst fuckin' deal he ever made".
- All My Loved Ones: There's almost no swearing in the movie, except when the Silberstein brothers fondly remember their dirty parody of a nursery rhyme they loved screaming as children, but Sam uses one swear word when he calls his brother Jakub, David's father, on the phone: "We're fucked, bro. At least save David." Then he promptly hangs up to Jakub's confusion. He refers to the possibility of contacting Mr Winton (who's saving Czechoslovak Jewish children) and getting David to Great Britain. Then, driven to suicide, Sam shoots himself.
- In the 2019 film Film/Midway, one of the prisoners of war on a Japanese ship are threatened with execution by drowning. Knowing that he'll likely drown regardless of what he says, he spends his last seconds cursing out the Japanese military personnel, before being pushed offboard.
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