10 Coolest Movie Put Downs

Withering one-liners, delivered with a twinkle...

 

Ben Richards - The Running Man

The narcissistic Killian explodes upon impact with his own Cola ad. “Well that hit the spot!”

Perfectly timed irony and delivered when Arnold Schwarzenegger still had a thick enough Austrian accent make this a snort out loud witticism.[page-break]

 

Colonel Jack O'Neil - Stargate

Average film, enjoyably historical put-down. Kurt Russell’s just in time to beam a nuke aboard Egyptian-alien villain Ra’s fleeing spaceship. “Give my regards to King Tut, asshole”, he hisses as the henchman is beamed aboard holding the ticking bomb.[page-break]

 

Officer Jack Traven - Speed

Dennis Hopper insists he’s “smarter” than Keanu, strangling him atop a subway train. Too smart to notice the light about to rip his head off? It’s a shock moment, pitched before Reeves’ perfectly timed, “Yeah? Well I’m taller!” gains a big laugh.[page-break]

 

Ivan Drago - Rocky IV

Dolph Lundgren’s sign-off to Apollo Creed is calculated, clinical and as cold as Drago’s native Russia. Delivered in a completely emotionless monotone, he couldn’t care less that Creed is fading fast. “If he dies, he dies”. He died.[page-break]

 

D-Fens - Falling Down

Michael Douglas pours on the bitterness in Joel Schumacher’s exceptional man-meltdown movie. A random golfer suffers a heart attack he’s induced. “Bad news… you’re gonna die. Wearing that stupid hat. How does it feel?” Uncomfortably amusing.[page-break]

 

Marcus Brody - Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Denholm Elliot mirrors general opinion when he’s offered some water in the dessert by the slimy, doublecrossing Nazi Walter Donovan. He states – deadly deadpan – “I’d rather spit in your face”. It’s refreshingly rude and satisfying.[page-break]

 

Steven Seagal -  Above The Law

Amusingly occurs after Steven Seagal’s ludicrous decision to blow a gang member’s brains out, in cold blood, because he points out Seagal can’t beat the entire group. “You’re right, but I’ll get an ‘A’ for effort”. Well that’s OK then Steve.[page-break]

 

Blade - Blade

Refreshingly metaphorical for a comic-book hero, Wesley Snipes’ line still clicks as he vanquishes a vampire-demigod to its own mortality. Oozing cool he quips, “Some motherfuckers always trying to ice-skate uphill”, before sheltering from exploding guts.[page-break]

 

Gordie Lachance - Stand By Me

Told to put down his gun by Castle Rock hardnut Kiefer Sutherland, Wil Wheaton’s toothpick-thin hero looks the older boy in the eye and says, “Suck... My... Fat One, you cheap, dime-store hood.” kid’s got big balls, too.[page-break]

 

Chief Brody - Jaws

After weeks of anguish and a shark-hunting trip from watery hell, Roy Scheider must release himself – and the audience – from the fear.

He’s got one shot at the explosive air tank which has been thrown into the shark’s mouth. He can’t miss… “Smile, you son of a bitch!” Boom.

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    • Beatthedrum

      Mar 26th 2009, 10:21

      Your missing the greatest last word of filmdom As he is about to be ate by a werewolf Corporal Spoon tells it "I hope i give you the s**ts!" Dogsoldiers

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    • ClockworkRob

      Mar 26th 2009, 14:44

      Best put-down ever is from the utterly amazing Irish film 'I Went Down'. Unintentionally hilarious small-time gangster Bunny Kelly is trying to track down to elusive Frank Grogan. Arriving in Grogan's hotel room he kicks down the bathroom door to find Grogan in the bath. Not one for letting his lack of wit get in the way of a good insult, Kelly lets rip with a classic: 'You sneaky little f*cking... in the bath fella!' Genius.

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    • ebrown2112

      Mar 27th 2009, 4:22

      You guys have to watch "Glengarry Glen Ross". It's full of classic lines. "F*** you, that's my name!" "What the hell are you? You're a f***ing secretary - f** you! That's right, f*** you and kiss my a**. And if you don't like that, I go across the street and talk to Jerry Graf. Period. F*** you." "F*** you, John. You know your business, I know mine. Your business is being an a******." "You stupid f***ing c***. You just cost me six thousand dollars. Six...thousand...dollars. And one Cadillac. What are you gonna do about? What are you gonna do about it...a******?" And many more...

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