'bout time for a gun movie thread, isn't it?


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2nd Amendment
December 26, 2002, 10:10 PM
I'm watching the Evil Dead Trilogy; Bruce Campbell and his "groovy" shotgun and chainsaw appendage. :D Whatever else, nobody in any other movie has been so attached to his weapon!

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Calamity Jane
December 26, 2002, 10:23 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Chock-full of great lines:

Josey: Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

=-=

Josey: Whenever I get to liking someone, they ain't around long.

The Chief: I noticed when you get to disliking someone, they ain't around for long neither.

=-=

Josey: You a bounty hunter?


Bounty Hunter: A man's gotta do something for a living.


Josey: Dying ain't much of a livin', boy.

=-=

Josey: When things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win, that's just the way it is.

=-=

Josey: Are you gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?

:cool:

Gewehr98
December 26, 2002, 10:48 PM
Already have it on VHS, but the darned tape is almost worn out. :D

BamBam
December 26, 2002, 10:54 PM
Josey: You a bounty hunter?

Bounty Hunter: A man's gotta do something for a living.

Josey: Dying ain't much of a livin', boy.


Maybe the best exchange in cinema history, IMHO.

Ed Brunner
December 26, 2002, 10:57 PM
My son got me a DVD for Christmas, Spaceballs . I used to like Mel Brooks, but I had never seen this one. It has more throw-away zingers than most of his stuff. Obviously the man is sick, but he has made some very funny movies. Oh yes, it had guns in it. Combs, too.

Southla1
December 26, 2002, 11:02 PM
Quigley down under rates high with me. Specially at the end when he says to the 3 dying wannabe gunslingers...............I said I did not care for pistols .................... never said I did not know how to use em.

762x51
December 26, 2002, 11:14 PM
Quigley rocks. I love that flick. Replacement Killers is another one of my favorites.

cratz2
December 26, 2002, 11:31 PM
Quigley Down Under is surely the most-respected bad movie among gun enthuisiasts. :D

thisaway
December 26, 2002, 11:38 PM
One of my faves is the early 1990s-make of The Last of the Mohicans.

Jeff White
December 26, 2002, 11:48 PM
The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas....Too bad Douglas never picked up any traits from the charactor he portrayed in that movie :rolleyes:

Jeff

Roller
December 27, 2002, 08:14 AM
Quigley Down Under is great. Red Dawn is my favorite.

tobeat1
December 27, 2002, 08:21 AM
EQUILIBRIUM. One of the most unadvertised new movies to come down the pike. Well worth the price of admission.

"You are treading on my dreams, Alex."

Bainx
December 27, 2002, 08:39 AM
Watched Winter War on DVD. Waves of Mosins!

Adam White
December 27, 2002, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Ed Brunner
Oh yes, it had guns in it. Combs, too.

Man, we ain't seen SH!* ! :D

sam3
December 27, 2002, 08:44 AM
the wildbunch and the proffesionals with lee marvin

David Scott
December 27, 2002, 08:53 AM
The original Death Wish, not the lame sequels.

Enemy At The Gates, a WWII sniper duel.

Ronin, which also gets the Best Car Chase award.

Since no such list would be complete without a John Wayne film, I choose The War Wagon.

ruger357
December 27, 2002, 09:00 AM
Last Man Standing, love those .45's:D

2dogs
December 27, 2002, 12:45 PM
Any movie where live people get to shoot zombies.:D

Preacherman
December 27, 2002, 12:52 PM
2dogs, remember this thread (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=87258) from TFL? "Lines we'd like to hear in a horror movie"? ROFL!!! :D :D :D

Plan-B
December 27, 2002, 01:31 PM
No one's mentioned "Heat" yet... the most realistic gun fight I've ever seen.

Also have to agree with "Enemy at the Gates" too. Great flick.

2dogs
December 27, 2002, 02:10 PM
Preacherman

Hey is that the first link back to a TFL thread?

Read thru them again and they are good for laughs. It's nice to see that so many of us can agree that WHEN THE STINKING DEAD ZOMBIES attack, we will all stand together and mow them down.:D

cordex
December 27, 2002, 02:13 PM
Gotta be Way of the Gun.

The others mentioned were good too, though.

2dogs
December 27, 2002, 02:29 PM
By the way- is there a better enemy out there than zombies? OK, maybe insects mutated by atomic blasts or "Alien" type aliens, but for pure homegrown fun I'd have to say zombies are best.;)

Don't you think?

I mean, unlike Nazi's where you have to worry: "Are they just regular guys following orders" or "Don't they have parents and children too". None of that BS with the UNDEAD. Wack em and move on.

Plan-B
December 27, 2002, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by 2dogs
By the way- is there a better enemy out there than zombies?

No, you're right. Zombies make the best cannon fodder. Unlike their other undead brethren the vampires, zombies don't have the charismatic personality. Just blow their head off and aim for the next closest.

2dogs
December 27, 2002, 02:53 PM
No, you're right. Zombies make the best cannon fodder. Unlike their other undead brethren the vampires, zombies don't have the charismatic personality. Just blow their head off and aim for the next closest.


ROTFL:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Really, you have to think twice about blasting Bela or one of the others- but a smelly, half decayed guy with human entrails hanging out of his mouth and headed in your direction- and moving slowly?

They are real, aren't they?

GinSlinger
December 27, 2002, 03:01 PM
Upon a recent reviewing of Clear and Present Danager I was struck with the authenticity of the gunfight in the alley. At one point Jack Ryan is helping someone into the relative safety of a doorway when the camera pans down to street level. The street is completely covered in spent casings of various calibers. It's almost like the directo sent someone to a range to pick all the brass he could find and then scater it on the set. Nice touch.

Also would mention the scene in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly when Tuco is selecting his gun and he takes apart several revolvers to piece together one that is right for him. Then "How much?" "Twenty dollars"--Twenty Dollars :eek:

GinSlinger

Schuey2002
December 27, 2002, 04:00 PM
Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry line of movies. :D
Whenever I see a S&W model 29 in .44 magnum,I think of only one thing.
http://www2.warnerbros.com/dirtyharry/img/gallery/5.jpg
"Go ahead! Make my day!"- Da' man.

HS/LD
December 27, 2002, 04:06 PM
Tomb Raider

HK all the way.

HS/LD

JMLV
December 27, 2002, 04:47 PM
FIRST RANK. FIRE!
SECOND RANK. FIRE!
THIRD RANK. FIRE!
FIRST RANK. FIRE!
SECOND RANK. FIRE!
THIRD RANK. FIRE!
AND SO ON
ONE OF THE GREATEST BATTLE SECNES EVER MADE!

TexasFred
December 27, 2002, 06:25 PM
I know that the gun fights were not realistic but when it comes to killing badguys while using lots and lots of ammo, the winner is DESPERADO! Plus it has some intersting scenes with Salma Hayek!;)

Sactown
December 27, 2002, 06:42 PM
Not a movie theater movie, but Band of Brothers. Where else can I get my fix of M1 Garands, 1911s, M1 Carbines, Grease guns, Bazookas, Lugers, Mausers, MGs...

tyme
December 27, 2002, 07:12 PM
I'd have to go with Heat, since it has no gunfights with 50- or 100-round handgun magazines.

HS/LD, you're kidding, right? :) They should have ended the movie after the home invasion.

Camshaft
December 27, 2002, 07:16 PM
heat all the way!!!!!! that movie rules.

King
December 27, 2002, 07:55 PM
I was watching, "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson last week. That's an intense movie.....I highly recommend it.

Monkeyleg
December 27, 2002, 07:58 PM
"The Unforgiven" was very good in terms of realistic gun handling and mindset.

How about some bad gun movies? Die Hard has to be one of the worst for gun-handling and accuracy.

Plan-B
December 27, 2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Monkeyleg
Die Hard has to be one of the worst for gun-handling and accuracy.

Yes, but it is one of the best "Christmas" movies ever. :D

Drizzt
December 27, 2002, 10:59 PM
I was just watching Ronin at work today (not too much work right now), and I had forgotten just how good it could be at times.

TheLastBoyScout
December 27, 2002, 11:09 PM
Black Hawk Down... Gotta respect the M16s :) , 203s :cool: , Miniguns :p and Ma Deuces :D


Plus all the supporting actors....
Like the AKs, MP5s, CARs, M14s, 1911s, M9s, G3s....


New line I'd like to see in a movie:

LOTR: "I have thousands of orcs, in the open at these coordinates... Fire for effect, HE and Willie Pete, will adjust"

Politically Incorrect
December 27, 2002, 11:18 PM
I bought Ronin on DVD for $9.99 and forgot the one thing I didn't like about the movie. The fact that the movie goes along with the myth that the bullet that penetrated DeNiro's bullet resistant vest went through it simply because it had a teflon coating. :rolleyes:

Other than that, great movie.

I might watch Heat simply for the sound effects.

Prodigalshooter
December 27, 2002, 11:22 PM
Remember the shoot outs in the original "48 Hours"?
Nolte & Murphy are chasing guys thru a bldg., bad guys are carrying magnum revolvers and they just blast away. It's a pretty good scene and as I recall, there were several like that. Funny movie too, with good performances from both stars, before they both got too big for their britches.

Ed Brunner
December 27, 2002, 11:32 PM
Yeah! That is classic mel Brooks.

Where are you in Korea?

JPM70535
December 28, 2002, 12:34 AM
My vote goes to " Dirty Harry ", with one of the coolest lines ever.

I can't remember it word for word but it goes something like this.

This is a 44 magnum, the most powerful gun in the world and could blow your head clean off. you're asking yourself did he fire 6 shots or only 5? To tell you the truth in all the excitement I lost count. You have to ask yourself, Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?


The second amendment makes all the others possible

modifiedbrowning
December 28, 2002, 03:18 AM
Heat
Way of the Gun
Boondock Saints
Ronin
I still want to see Equibilibrium as well.

Pointman
December 28, 2002, 04:19 AM
ok, I'll bite...

The movie error that most sticks in my mind was in Night of the Fox. George Peppard(?) hands a woman a P-38 calling it a PPK.

George never did know his firearms.

sm
December 28, 2002, 04:31 AM
Outlaw Josey Wales (favorite of his spaghetti westerns)
Wild Bunch
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Bullitt (ok the car chase was better)
Ronin
Lonesome Dove Series
Original Dirty Harry
Heat
Way of the Gun*
Last Man Standing
Blackhawk Down
We Were Soldiers

*current favorite, for handling

Moondancer
December 28, 2002, 06:34 AM
Okay, all. I rented and watched this flick some time ago based on the overwhelming approval of TFLers.

Okay, gun scenes were absolutely great! REAL holsters! Mag changes! Slides locked back! Speedloaders on revolvers! Wow!
But...

As a story, it stunk!

Good gun MOVIES, as opposed to good GUN movies, IMHO mustT have a good story line. And that means Heat has to be best one I've seen.

But, hey, that's just my opinion; I could be wrong!:D

cratz2
December 28, 2002, 09:04 PM
The Way of The Gun
Heat
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Unforgiven

And for sheer silliness, The Quick and The Dead.

voilsb
December 28, 2002, 09:18 PM
you're old enough to have children, and yet you've managed to *not* see spaceballs in all that time?

the only reason I can see for going so long without seeing it is if you were specifically avoiding it.

"I don't believe it, I'm surrounded by a******!"
Originally posted by Ed Brunner
My son got me a DVD for Christmas, Spaceballs . I used to like Mel Brooks, but I had never seen this one. It has more throw-away zingers than most of his stuff. Obviously the man is sick, but he has made some very funny movies. Oh yes, it had guns in it. Combs, too.

notbubba
December 30, 2002, 04:27 PM
Has anybody else seen either of these movies?

"Deadly Tower" starring Kurt Russell about Charles Whitman.
or
"Targets" starring Boris Karloff

faustulus
December 30, 2002, 05:42 PM
Ronin, which also gets the Best Car Chase award.

I loved Ronin, and the car chases were great. But I know Bullitt and Ronin was no Bullitt

Outlaw Josey Wales (favorite of his spaghetti westerns)

Wasn't a spaghetti western, and the best one was Once Upon a Time in the West.

I must be the only one who loves the Hong Kong films of John Woo. Not the most realistic I agree, but man they are the coolest.

BamBam
December 30, 2002, 05:56 PM
I agree,
Once Upon A Time In The West was a masterpiece.

Also gotta add The Gauntlett for most shots fired:
- Shooting a house 'till it collapses
- Shooting a cop car 'till it has more holes than a screen door
- The bus at the end

Plan-B
December 30, 2002, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by BamBam
Also gotta add The Gauntlett for most shots fired:
- Shooting a house 'till it collapses
- Shooting a cop car 'till it has more holes than a screen door
- The bus at the end

I think I saw the end to that movie on cable a few weeks ago. I kept thinking about the end scene where all the cops were shooting up the bus and how hard it was to swallow. With all the shots fired I didn't notice the fuel tank getting ruptured or the engine being disabled, even a bus engine couldn't take that kind of abuse. Plus, weren't they shooting at the bus from both sides? without cover? :rolleyes: Guess that's why it's the movies.

ezoeni
December 30, 2002, 08:00 PM
There is one sceen in a movie called "Enemy of the State" with will smith and gene hackman.

The sceen at the end with mobsters in the resturant. The pistol fight to me is very acurate. It only last for about 4 seconds

Nando Aqui
December 30, 2002, 09:09 PM
"Savior" (About one sniper) Warning: Not for kids to watch - No, not just the sniper killings, but what other 'soldiers' do to civilians.

"Shot Through The Heart" (About two snipers) A true story, unfortunately

Plus all the others already mentioned...
"Enemy at the Gates"
"Band of Brothers"
"Black Hawk Down"
"We Were Soldiers"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"Behind Enemy Lines"
"Quigley DU"
"Magnum Force" I liked it better than Dirty Harry
"Sniper"
and so on...

Alex

enfwago
December 30, 2002, 09:14 PM
Heat, Ronin, Black Hawk down get my vote.

Gryffydd
January 20, 2009, 05:16 PM
Heat would probably be at the top of my list.
Just watched Appaloosa, and it was really good. Fairly realistic western gun fights for once. I don't think any lasted more than 5-10 seconds.

Tommygunn
January 20, 2009, 06:18 PM
Holy Thread Necromancy!!!!:what:

Gryffydd
January 20, 2009, 06:57 PM
lol...I wasn't even paying attention. I'm using Firefox, and I had one Tab open with "New Posts" and one tab open from some search I did...

I guess I clicked into this thread from the wrong tab :o

Shung
January 20, 2009, 08:11 PM
the village scene in "Tears of the Sun" ... I know, at some point the aimpoint is mounted backward ;)

Slade797
January 20, 2009, 08:14 PM
Has anyone mentioned "Enemy At The Gates?"

http://earth.endless.ne.jp/users/mac0115/enemy%20at%20the%20gates.JPG

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
January 20, 2009, 09:44 PM
Well I finally saw Gran Torino (great movie, BTW) - LOVED seeing Clint wielding the Garand and 1911 - does a heart good. :) :)

greenr18
January 20, 2009, 10:21 PM
The Wild Geese: tons of LMGs and SMGs, most of all my favorite: the Uzi

ReadyontheRight
January 20, 2009, 11:25 PM
Ronin:

Spence: We got shooters here and here. I tell you an old trick.
Sam: (sets down coffee cup on chair) Hey... (erases the white board)
Spence: What's your problem?
Sam: Draw again. Draw it again. You're the ace field man. Draw it again. It's a simple diagram. Just draw it again. Draw what you saw. Draw it again! Draw it again!
Sam: [Spence remains silent. Sam takes the marker and draws on the board] Two shooters. Car comes through here. Shooters across each other. Kill each other dead. Oh my, where'd you learn that?
Spence: In the regiment.
Sam: What regiment was that?
Spence: The 22nd Special Air Service.
Sam: What's the color of the boathouse at Hereford?
[repeats]
Spence: I don't like your attitude!
Sam: What's the color of the boathouse -...
Spence: %$#& off!
Sam: What's - you got the gun. I'm unarmed. Do something. Go ahead. Do something. DO SOMETHING.
[Spence spills the coffee cup and Sam subdues him]
Sam: Tell me about an ambush. I ambushed you with a cup of coffee!

wankerjake
January 20, 2009, 11:56 PM
My favorites, in no particular order, Although Dirty Harry is in the Top 3 of all time regardless. I'm sure I'm missing some.

Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Big Jake
No Country for Old Men
Way of the Gun
Predator
Quigley Down Under
Tombstone

dwstinge
January 20, 2009, 11:59 PM
I am in the mood for a good shoot em up western myself.

grumpycoconut
January 21, 2009, 12:45 AM
"3:10 to Yuma" made me want to sell my wife's wedding ring and pick up a S&W Schofield.

"Dark Blue" made me glad I was never hired by LAPD but you've got to love movie with lines like "That's my daddy's gun... and the only reason this city's here is because they built it with bullets!" and "The S.I.S. doesn't have a jail so if you knock one down, make sure he stays down." and "The choke hold saved lives, but, ah, nobody ever got elected saying that, I suppose."

"Training Day" also make me glad I stayed away from LAPD but I had a hell of time not running to the store to pick up a second S&W 4006 so I could tap the slides together. (I know, I know, Denzel had 4506s)

And finally I don't care if it wasn't a movie but I've always wanted the excuse to say, "But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.”

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