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You're getting too old for this: 25 years ago, on March 6, 1987, "Lethal Weapon" was released. The buddy-cop thriller not only cemented Mel Gibson's status as a household name after playing good-natured loose-canon (as opposed to now) Martin Riggs, but also created a social phenomenon still relevant to this day: "I'm getting too old for this shit."

The catchphrase, said numerous times throughout the "Lethal Weapon" series by Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), has appeared in many movies over the last 25 years, often times in reference to the put-upon police detective himself. (The recent trailer for "Men In Black 3" features Will Smith uttering a PG variation on Murtaugh's famous one-liner.)

What you might not know? That "Lethal Weapon" wasn't the first film to utilize some form of the defeated turn-of-phrase. From "North by Northwest" and "The Sting" to Murtaugh himself, enjoy a mash-up of movie characters getting too old for this.

Video compiled and edited by Ben Craw

Full list of films featured: "Lethal Weapon," "The Hurt Locker," "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," "Aces: Iron Eagle III," "Unleashed," "Vampire in Brooklyn," "Frankie and Johnny," "Showtime," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Stripes," "The Art of War," "Blade," "Blame It on Rio," "The Sure Thing," "Death Proof," "The Night Listener," "For Colored Girls," "Lethal Weapon 3," "The Yakuza," "Black Moon Rising," "Racing Stripes," "Ed Wood," "Ladder 49," "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Space Cowboys," "In the Line of Fire," "Father of the Bride Part II," "Chain Reaction," "Dreamcatcher," "Entrapment," "The Rock," "Green Street Hooligans," "The Prince of Tides," "Flesh+Blood," "Bull Durham," "Robin Hood," "The Sting," "Rob Roy," "Loaded Weapon 1," "Beat Street," "Elf," "Nobody's Fool," "North by Northwest," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Flying Leathernecks," "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," "Gentleman Prefer Blondes," "Wizards," "Colors," "Lethal Weapon 2," "Out for Justice," "The Ice Pirates," "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Maverick," "Undercover Brother," "Lethal Weapon 4," "In the Loop," "Death at a Funeral," "The Freshman"