The 13 Most Stunningly Cheesy Lines In The Fate Of The Furious

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From cars falling out of Manhattan high-rises to high-speed chases on frozen lakes in Siberia, The Fate of the Furious takes automobile acrobatics to the next level. But as a newcomer to the franchise, I walked into the theater expecting to see stunts like these. What I didn’t expect? That for every car on fire, there was a sappy, cheesy one liner about love, family, masculinity, or jungle animals (seriously).
By now, The Fast and the Furious franchise has a reputation for “family values” as much as it does for car chases. But how the "family" communicates is as detached from reality as the movie’s premise. In real life, does a group of really good drivers save the world from a rogue villain? No. In real life, do people speak exclusively in sound bytes? No. But hey, it’s the eighth movie — this dialogue formula does have a certain charm, and is proven to keep people coming back for more.
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Here are 13 of the film's finest gems, some of them spoken by Academy Award winners, who probably washed their mouths out with Listerine and recited an Arthur Miller play after the movie wrapped.
The Fate of the Furious comes to theaters on Friday, April 14.
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“Saddle up, be a man, and save the entire goddamn world.”

—Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson)
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“To the rest of the world, I am the crocodile at the watering hole.”

—Cipher (Charlize Theron)
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“We’re gonna need a bigger truck.”

—Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson)
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“You just took your foot off the tiger’s neck.”

—Dom (Vin Diesel) to Cipher (Charlize Theron), on her strategic error
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“He’s your brother. He’s my son. He’s our family.”

—Mama Shaw (Dame Helen Mirren) giving an insightful primer in family tree diagramming to her criminal son, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham)
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“All right, little man. This'll be a little scary. But a lot of fun.”

—Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to an infant child, before using a baby crib as a shield against armed assailants
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“The gates are open. Let’s get this party started.”

—Cipher (Charlize Theron)
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“Rule number three: There are no rules.”

—Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood)
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“You’re Blanta! Black Santa.”

—Roman (Tyrese Gibson), to an older Black man with a beard
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Dom (Vin Diesel): “Move.”

Rhodes (Kristofer Hivju): “Say that again.”

Dom: “If I say it again, it’ll be to a corpse.”
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“Whatever you do, don’t blink.”

—Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson)

I'm taking this line as subtle reference to the Doctor Who episode "Blink." If I'm correct, kudos to The Fate and the Furious creators for their stellar, intergalactic taste.
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“It's not the car. It’s who’s behind the wheel.”

—Dom (Vin Diesel)
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“Make it rain.”

—Cipher (Charlize Theron)
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