Shootouts on film...
I know the topic of guns in movies has been brought up before, but I've come across some sacred free time, and was going to catch up on some movies.
I saw Collateral with Tom Cruise and Jamie Fox when it was in theater and remember being pretty imprressed with the technical level of some of the shootouts. Any other suggestions?
Way of the Gun (overall not a very good movie but the gun work is fantastic)
3:10 to Yuma (the newer one)
4. Boondock Saints
5. Dirty Harry
6. Die Hard Series
Not all of these are extrememly technical, like Colatteral was, but theyre all good flicks...
Can't forget Shooter!
Black Hawk Down and Tears of the Sun have some pretty cool scenes as well.
A big +1 on these. I actually watched Way of the Gun with the directors commentary once and he said they really strived to get the technical aspects of the gun work as accurate as possible. Everything from firing the correct number of rounds, finger inside the trigger guard only when they were serious about shooting, etc... Although, he admitted there is a scene toward the end where they shot 12 rounds out of a 1911.
Originally Posted by VAMarine
I'd like to also add Quigley Down Under to the list for some old school sniping action.
+1 for Way of the Gun!!
Also, one of my favorites, Pulp Fiction.
Desperados and Goodfellas are good ones too.
Oh yeah... Boondocks was classic.
Originally Posted by falchunt
Try watching El Mariachi (Desporado)
Hard to beat "Valdez is Coming" with Bert Lancaster. Damn fine flick.
I just saw the official trailer for boondock saints 2 all saints day on youtube...it looks amazing.
Damn, they were supposed to release the second one for years. Can't believe its coming out so soon.
Thanks for the headsup.
Tombstone with Kurt Russell
Mr. & Mrs Smith
Definitely one of the coolest shootouts I've seen lately unpecador
Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood-hard to beat.
It's not all about action.
Not a gunfight but good fight scene
Last edited by FatRotty; 09-09-2009 at 08:51 PM.
Reason: add a fight
The fight scenes in Blook Diamond are good...especially some of DiCaprio's work.
Saving Private Ryan......when Billy Pepper's character is sniping Nazi's in rapid succession from the window in the church steeple. It was right before he get blown up from the tank's canon. Love that scene!!!!
Is a database of guns in movies. You can pretty much pick a weapon then see what it's been in. Plus they review some movies there. So it's a pretty cool place to check out.
A little bit off topic here but my wife and I recently went to see Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn and there is a scene where Vaughns character is awaked by a noise downstairs and retrieves a handgun from a locked safe and goes to investigate. Its one of his stupid friends who is actually breaking in a sliding glass door and Vaughn nearly shoots him. The scene is played for laughs of course but I was expecting some lecture from the friend about how Vaughn nearly killed him or a tirade from his wife about why he insist on keeping that "stupid" gun in the house. Instead its barely mentioned and the tone seems to be that the friend character was an idiot for breaking in, not Vaughn for having a firearm. Not a big deal unless you've rolled your eyes at the some of the stupid things that are said in typical hollywood movies and it surprised me.
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