The Top 10 Lines From Cursing Kids in '80s Movies

Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker gets his mouth washed out with soap in A Christmas Story.
Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker gets his mouth washed out with soap in A Christmas Story.
MGM/Warner Bros.

In 1982, when Elliott called his older brother Michael “penis-breath” while sitting at the kitchen table, we were clearly treading waters outside the saccharine, live-action Disney, Benji or Pippi Longstocking films of the 1970s. A couple of “shits,” “douchebags” and a “son of a bitch” later and Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was a far cry from The Apple Dumpling Gang. Never before — with the exception of The Bad News Bears — had kids spoken with fresh, loud mouths.

Here's an expletive-filled look back at the top 10 lines spoken by cursing kids from films of the 1980s.

Corey Haim as Sam talking to his brother Michael in The Lost Boys (1987)
Corey Haim as Sam talking to his brother Michael in The Lost Boys (1987)
Warner Bros.
Ashley Bank as Phoebe introducing Frankenstein to the older kids in The Monster Squad (1987)
Ashley Bank as Phoebe introducing Frankenstein to the older kids in The Monster Squad (1987)
TriStar/Lionsgate
River Phoenix as Chris Chambers to Ace Merrill in Stand by Me (1986)
River Phoenix as Chris Chambers to Ace Merrill in Stand by Me (1986)
Columbia Pictures
Gaby Hoffmann as Maizy Russell to her sister Tia in Uncle Buck (1989)
Gaby Hoffmann as Maizy Russell to her sister Tia in Uncle Buck (1989)
Universal Pictures
Jeff Cohen as Chunk, left, Corey Feldman as Mouth and Lupe Ontiveros as Rosalita in The Goonies (1985)
Jeff Cohen as Chunk, left, Corey Feldman as Mouth and Lupe Ontiveros as Rosalita in The Goonies (1985)
Warner Bros.
Jared Rushton as Billy Kopeke, left, and Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin in Big (1988)
Jared Rushton as Billy Kopeke, left, and Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin in Big (1988)
20th Century Fox
Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story (1983)
Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story (1983)
MGM/Warner Bros.
Anthony Rapp as Daryl to Chris the babysitter in Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Anthony Rapp as Daryl to Chris the babysitter in Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Disney/Touchstone Pictures
Jonathan Tiersten as Ricky to the bullies of Camp Arawak in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Jonathan Tiersten as Ricky to the bullies of Camp Arawak in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
American Eagle/Scream Factory
Corey Haim as Lucas to the football coach in Lucas (1986)
Corey Haim as Lucas to the football coach in Lucas (1986)
20th Century Fox
Jason Woliner as Bratty Kid giving the finger to Larry and Richard in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Jason Woliner as Bratty Kid giving the finger to Larry and Richard in Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
20th Century Fox

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