Van Damme asked his fans for their favourite JCVD one-liners and the answers did not disappoint…
The Muscles from Brussels was evidently in the mood to reminisce, taking to social media to share an image from his 1993 classic Hard Target alongside the classic line : “Now take your big stick and your boyfriend and find a bus to catch!”
“Now take your big stick and your boyfriend and find a bus to catch!” – Hard Target
— JCVD Official (@JCVD) January 17, 2019
Keen to interact with his loyal ultimate action movie-loving followers, Van Damme posed the question: What’s your favorite one liner from any of my movies?
The answers did not disappoint.
A few fans came back with some classics from TimeCop:
“I’m still kicking, I must be on Broadway.” #TimeCop
— Dan Levey (@iamdanlevey) January 17, 2019
“I’ve got to take you back!” Timecop pic.twitter.com/yvpe1Vedup
— Alfred Villanueva (@WhiteSTX150) January 18, 2019
Time Cop… I guess I should have told him to 'Freeze.
— Herbert Taylor III (@Herb2773My) January 17, 2019
Another Hard Target classic made the list:
— Nodir Buriev (@NodirBuriev) January 17, 2019
Universal Soldier also got a mention:
I just want to eat!!!! Universal soldier!!
— danny bugg (@buggy_boy85) January 17, 2019
Every time someone says, "The food is good," I respond with, "Fuckin' eh it is. The question is, how are you gonna pay for it?" Every. Single. Time!
— Bryan Guido Hassin (@guido23) January 17, 2019
Lionheart also made the cut:
And Double Impact also got referenced on more than a few occasions:
— Stevie G (@DaOriginalCholo) January 17, 2019
Let’s not forget Nowhere To Run either:
@mlbender62 "I'm the parking attendant, and you are bothering my customers." Nowhere to Run
— Scott A. Lieberman (@greatscott1182) January 17, 2019
And no JCVD quote-off would be complete with Bloodsport:
Bloodsport … 🥋 … pic.twitter.com/DzkQcvoOOn
— 😈👺A Cerified G♊️💎 (@ACerified) January 17, 2019
Or Kickboxer for that matter:
BEST EVER RIGHT HERE: I want Tong Po! Give me Tong Po! Kickboxer was flippin awesome
— Its the LightningMan (@LightningManTB) January 17, 2019
There were nods to lesser known Van Damme classics like No Retreat No Surrender:
— MaurMaur82 卡机吗 (@MaurMaur82) January 18, 2019
And Street Fighter even got a mention:
— Taysan Advance (@tayVS_SD) January 18, 2019
More than a few times, in fact:
Are you man enough to fight with me? pic.twitter.com/wtlyWNVpr9
— Christi Lott (@ChristiLott) January 18, 2019
"It's the collection agency, Bison! Your ass is six months overdue…and it's mine!"
— Vincent Hanna (@StewbieDoo) January 17, 2019
Plenty of established favourites were included too, like Maximum Risk:
"take me to KIROV" Maximum Risk @JCVD
— ™Ħ☺rlαr♍¡ζhεƔ™ (@Lexii_iv) January 17, 2019
While fans also remembered that old habits die hard with Van Damme:
“Nooooooo!” – Every JCVD movie
— blooper vandross (@theddarout) January 17, 2019
And that, when it comes to JCVD, actions often spoke louder than words:
— Gregory 🦖 (@gDOTstrible) January 18, 2019
— Solid Nik (@niklander2) January 17, 2019
Me encanta esta pelicula pic.twitter.com/0bPxl3yzpE
— Virgiñia Moran (@VirgiiaMoran1) January 17, 2019
Much, much louder, in fact:
— Afterlife 🙄 (@nocheesckabrosa) January 20, 2019
Harte Ziel / Top Movie 1990 / Das ist mein Liebling Action Film der 1990 pic.twitter.com/12twLHfjae
— 🐍Zombie Ghost Snake (@blackmilan55) January 18, 2019
Especially when it came to THAT dance:
Not a liner… this dance.
Love U bro. Cc de la france! 👋
(Ouais je suis une groupie et j'assume) pic.twitter.com/7PqTYNhOLV
— Saverjio f****** Goldblum! (@Saverjio) January 17, 2019
— 🌺🌺Dulce Castillo🌺🌺 (@DulceDulcecas11) January 17, 2019
Back on the big screen with his gritty new effort The Bouncer (watch the trailer here), it’s fair to say Van Damme still has many admirers in the action movie community – us included!
Never change, JCVD, never change.
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