Best Use of Swearing in Movies

Aw, silenus beat me to it. I laughed my ass off at that movie.

Esp funny was The Banana Splits theme song being played during one of Hit Girl’s rampages. I heard complaints about it though - “what’s with the corny cheese song being played during the fight scene?!”
I tried to tell them, “but it was the banana splits! Playing that song made that scene extra hilarious!”

But much of the movie’s audience was/is too young to remember who The Banana Splits were - let alone any theme song. :frowning:

I loved the use of pinyan Chinese in the ‘Serenity’ movie <and of course, in the series that spawned it>. Always fun to have a dictionary on hand so you can tell just WHAT they’re saying, like this one… http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/

I just enjoyed filling in the blanks. :slight_smile:

User name reflects my bias, and no disrespect to the great R. Lee Ermey, but the greatest swearing is below (cribbed, of course, from the first movie):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-xKUU5sWS4&feature=related

So endeth the lesson.

I get to be the one to mention Pulp Fiction?

“You fuck my wife?” from Raging Bull.

“How shall we f*ck off, oh lord?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uMJYQ9LKGQ

Full Metal Jacket wins the thread for all time, but I submit this scene for 2nd place.

“Did you order the code red?”

“YOU’RE GODDAMNED RIGHT I DID!”

Goodfellas for menacing swearing.

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little fucked up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

Sometimes it’s not about vulgarity, as much as it is lack of class that wins the damn thread (with thanks to the OP for reminding me about it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oxhLz9l5s

And Ken and Harry arguing in In Bruges. You just have to love why Harry is offended.

Ken: Harry, let’s face it. And I’m not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you’re a cunt. You’re a cunt now, and you’ve always been a cunt. And the only thing that’s going to change is that you’re going to be an even bigger cunt. Maybe have some more cunt kids.
Harry: [furious] Leave my kids fucking out of it! What have they done? You fucking retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids!
Ken: I retract that bit about your cunt fucking kids.
Harry: Insult my fucking kids? That’s going overboard, mate!
Ken: I retracted it, didn’t I?

Not a movie, but this is a great scene from HBO’s The Wire. (Homicide detectives investigating a murder.)

Well if we’re going to expand to TV series, then any fucking 2 minute stretch of Deadwood will kick any of these cocksuckers’ cunt smelling asses any motherfucking day of the cocksucking week.

But that is a pretty cool scene from The Wire.

Chevy Chase from the OP

IMHO what a pitiful use of profanity, not funny at all. must be a Y chromosome thing.

What Tangent said

Sometimes you just gotta say “What the fuck.” (Risky Business)

Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker. (John McClane - Die Hard)

one of my best friends, since passed, used to say, “just put it in your fuck it file”

best advice i’ve ever gotten

You win. I read that Ermey’s boot camp scenes were some of the very few times that Kubrick would let an actor improv.

A close second.

“Wu, say ‘cocksucker.’”

It’s hard to beat this for swearing excellence.

I forgot about this one, Betty White in Lake Placid. Here’s some excerpts:

Sheriff Hank Keough: Ma’am, your husband Bernie, you didn’t by any chance lead him to the lake blindfolded?
Mrs. Bickerman: If I had a dick, this is where I’d tell you to suck it!
Mrs. Bickerman: Murders and rapes in the city, people bomb planes, can the police stop 'em? No! But feed one little cow to a crocodile…
Sheriff Hank Keough: You’re gonna stay right here until the police show. You’re under full house arrest.
Mrs. Bickerman: Thank you, officer fuck-meat!
Mrs. Bickerman: You can’t take a cow by eminent domain!
Sheriff Hank Keough: We just did.
Jack Wells: We won’t let her get hurt, Ma’am.
Mrs. Bickerman: You’re all cocksuckers! I knew it first, I just didn’t want to say it!

I like the(often forgotten) story Pesci’s character tells that makes Liotta’s character say “you’re a funny guy”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E84VqqCPI7w

Falling Down, 1993

**Reporter: **What cooperation was there between Pacific Division and Downtown?
**Captain Yardley: **Not to denigrate the Venice Police, but it was one of our fellows that put this together.
Yardley sees Sgt Prendergast, played by Robert Duvall.
**Captain Yardley: **Prendergast!
**Captain Yardley (to reporters): **This is Sergeant Prendergast. Damn fine work, Prendergast.
Prendergast: Fuck you, Captain Yardley. Fuck you very much.
**Reporters: **I can’t believe-- Did he just say that?
**Captain Yardley: ** You’ re welcome.