I doubt there is anyone that does not remember the classic movie tough guys like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sean Connery, Mark Wahlburg etc. What would a tough guy be without a gun? Here are 20 quotes about guns from the Best Tough Guy movies.
Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Sudden Impact talking to guys who have hostages: Dirty Harry says, “We’re not going to let you do that.”
Bad guy says, “Who’s We, sucker?”
Dirty Harry says,“Smith, Wesson, and ME”
Harry Callahan(Clint Eastwood) in Dirty Harry :
“Now I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots, or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya punk?”
Neo (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix.
Tank says “So, what do you need, besides a miracle?”
Neo says “Guns. Lots of Guns.”
Will Munny (Clint Eastwood) in Unforgiven:
Little Bill says, “You just shot an unarmed man.”
Will Munny says,” He should have armed himself if he’s going to decorate his saloon with my friend.”
Col. Mike Kirby (John Wayne) in The Green Berets:
Col. Mike Kirby says, “Out here, due process is a bullet.”
Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) in True Grit:
Sherriff Cogburn says, “Well a gun that ain’t loaded, ain’t much good for nuthin”
Jim Malone (Sean Connery) to Elliott Ness (Kevin Costner)in The Untouchables:
“They come after you with a knife, you use a gun. They send one of you to the hospital, you send one of them to the morgue!”
Deputy Marshall Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee jones) in U.S. Marshalls:
“Get yourself a Glock, and get rid of the nickel-plated sissy-pistol.”
Maverick (James Garner) in Maverick:
“It ain’t what I got so much as where I got it aimed” says Maverick as he is holding a derringer under the poker table.
Matthew Quickly (Tom Selleck) from Quigley Down under:
“I said I didn’t have much need for a pistol,….never said I didn’t know how to use one!”
James Bond (Sean Connery) in Dr. NO:
“That’s a Smith and Wesson 45, and if you fire at me at this close range, the bullet will pass through me and the fuselage like a blowtorch through butter. The cabin will depressurize, and we’ll both be sucked into outer space together. If that’s how you want to enter the United States, you’re welcome. As for me, I prefer the easy way.”
Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage) in Lord of War:
Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage): There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?
Yuri Orlov: Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It’s the world’s most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn’t break, jam, or overheat. It’ll shoot whether it’s covered in mud or filled with sand. It’s so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people’s greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
Borneo Officer: We’re with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Yuri Orlov: Let me guess… this isn’t about the alcohol or tobacco.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman ( Ronald Lee Ermy) in Full Metal Jacket:
“The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines and then you will be in a world of s**t because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?”
Turk ( Robert De Niro ) in Righteous Kill:
“ Most people respect the badge….Everybody respects the gun.”
Vince ( Tom Cruise ) in Collateral:
Max: Shit. I think he’s dead.
Vincent: Good guess.
Max: You killed him?
Vincent: No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him.
Big Jake ( John Wayne) in Big Jake:
“ I bet you could almost get that fancy gun out of that fancy holster before some gentleman with an old fashioned six shooter, blew a hole in you.”
Bob Lee Swagger ( Mark Wahlberg ) in Shooter:
Bob Lee Swagger: Welcome to Tennessee, patron state of shootin’ stuff.
Sarah Fenn: What are you going to do?
Bob Lee Swagger: Exercise my right to bear arms
Clarence Wroley (Christian Slater) in True Romance:
“It’s better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it.’
Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in End of Days:
“Between your faith and my Glock nine millimeter, I take my Glock”
Shane (Alan Ladd ) in Shane:
“ A gun is a tool Marion; no better or worse than the man who uses it.”