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Quiz: Which Cheesy-Action Movie One-Liners Are Real and Which Are Fake?

“I now pronounce you … man and knife.” That gloriously awful one-liner from The Expendables 2, uttered by a cowl-wearing Jason Statham right before he proceeds to send throwing knives flying in all directions (see it in the movie’s trailer here) is just one of the film’s many verbal throwbacks to the gloriously awful action flicks of the eighties and early nineties. There never used to be any shame in the post-kill bon mot, and it is clearly a sign of our too ironic times that such witticisms have mostly vanished from action cinema. As a tribute, we’ve devised a one-liner quiz for your Friday afternoon pleasure. Can you guess which of these pre- and post-kill puns were actually uttered by Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Seagal, and their vengeance-fueled ilk, and which we made up ourselves? (The answer key is at bottom.)

“Stick around.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator); “Don’t forget to send me a copy.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man); “You’re fired.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies); “And you go in pieces, asshole.” (Dolph Lundgren in I Come In Peace); “Looks like you won’t be attending that hat convention in July.” (Bruce Willis in Hudson Hawk); “I’m gonna take you to the bank…the blood bank!” (Steven Seagal in Hard to Kill); “He had to split.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man); “It’s just been revoked.” (Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 2)

Quiz: Which Action-Movie One-Liners Are Real?