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"Come with me if you want to live." Kyle Reese to Sarah Connor in The Terminator.

"Come with me if you want to live." is a widely known catchphrase from the Terminator franchise.




  • Kyle Reese says this line twice on screen: in The Terminator and again in Terminator Salvation. He also says a variation of the line in Sarah's dream in "The Good Wound".
  • Kyle Reese, John Connor, and Sarah Connor said and heard the line.
  • Sarah Connor has heard this line three times on screen: in The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

In popular culture[]

The line is often referenced in pop culture.


  • Casper: the titular ghost says it complete with Arnold Schwarzenegger impression when he turns himself into a superhero version of himself.
  • Finding Nemo: when Marlin and Dory attempt to escape from a group of seagulls who try to eat them: "Hop inside my mouth if you want to live".
  • The Lego Movie: used but slightly changed; when Wyldstyle rescues Emmet from the police station, she tells him, 'Come with me if you want to not die."
  • Snakes on a Plane: also changed somewhat. At the beginning, FBI agent Neville Flynn tells Sean Jones "do as I say and you live."
  • Peninsula: when Joon drive toward Jung-seok and save him from hoarding zombies, her first spoken dialogue is "Hop in if you want to live."

TV series[]

  • Chuck, Season 4, Episode 10: Linda Hamilton as Chuck's mother says once "Come with me if you want to live".
  • Community, Season 1, Episode 23: Danny Pudi (playing Abed Nadir) says, "Come with me if you don't want paint on your clothes" during his school's paintball war.
  • Defiance, Season 3, Episode 3: Linda Hamilton (playing Pilar McCawley) said "Come with me if you want to live" to character Jonathan Nolan (Grant Bowler).
  • Eureka, Season 4, Episode 6: When the group is trying to get away from Tiny in the woods, Douglas Fargo drives up to Sheriff Jack Carter and says "Come with me if you want to live." at about the 34:34 mark.
  • How I Met Your Mother: Barney Stinson also used the line "Come with me if you want to bang" at the end credits.
  • Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 13: Dagon (played by Ali Ahn) said "Come with me if you want to live" to Kelly Kline (played by Courtney Ford), who is pregnant of Lucifer's child and was being pursued by angels wanting to terminate her.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Season 6, Episode 1: the line is again referenced by a robot.
  • Lego Ninjago, Season 12, Episode 4: A player tells the Ninja to 'Come with us if you want to keep playing.'
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 7, Episode 5: Enoch (Joel Stoffer) arrives in the nick of time with a getaway vehicle for the team, telling them to "Come with me, if you want to continue to exist!"


  • Syphon Filter 3: Gabe Logan tells a Japanese hostage the same thing during "Hotel Fukushima".
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: used but again changed. Said by Hadvar to the Last Dragonborn following Alduin's attack on Helgen: "Still alive, prisoner? Keep close to me if you want to stay that way."