Yipee-Ki-Yay: The Greatest Wise Cracking Action Heroes

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bill-swift - March 23, 2013

When faced with insurmountable odds, a painful death, countless innocent lives at stake, there's really only thing to do...Crack some really good one-liners. Because when someone's got a gun to your wife's head in one hand and is holding your computer genius son's wheelchair over the side of a tall building with the other, it's time to work out some of your act.

Let's face it, the wise cracking action hero has for a long time felt like a relic, the type of thing that Indiana Jones would go to far off lands in search of (and hey, let's not kid ourselves, that still would've made a better plot than Crystal Skulls). But if you look at the action movies coming out in the last few years--Expendables, The Last Stand, and now Olympus Has Fallen-it looks like action star who spent at least a few months at the Groundlings school for improv has been making a comeback. And we couldn't be more thrilled.

So relive your favorite puns and malapropisms with our tribute to the Greatest Wise Cracking Action Heroes.