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keyhole
September 8, 2003, 12:04 PM
In response to the query, as to if Pulp Fiction had decent gunplay in it, which movie do you feel had realistic gunplay, or just action?

As for westerns, I thought that Pale Rider was decent, as they carried high on the belt, and not the low slung, as in older 50's tv westerns were.

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Lightsped
September 8, 2003, 02:35 PM
For a ACCURATE movie, I would say Heat. Awesome shootout in the middle of the movie. Also a good ambush style shootout at a old driven movie theater. Very nice movie. Wish more were like Heat. The guy who made Heat made Miami Vice, and Miami Vice always had cool guns in it as well.

For a strictly FUN movie, I would say Replacement Killers. It is pratically a advertisement for the 92FS, and it is a great movie with a large focus on the guns. Lots of shooting!

Mal H
September 8, 2003, 02:41 PM
Although it wasn't a gun action movie, I think "Fargo" had true to life gun scenes.

Mark Tyson
September 8, 2003, 03:00 PM
Black Hawk Down, except for the scene at the range where the guy walks forward of the firing line.

Skunkabilly
September 8, 2003, 05:33 PM
Way of the Gun

Only part that ruined it as far as the realism was stitching the walls of the house of ill repute with the .308, and not bringing a spare mag for it.

Maybe they're from California? :p

Devonai
September 8, 2003, 07:24 PM
Agreed entirely on Way of the Gun.

Don't forget the scene in Black Hawk Down where we get a nice handy close-up of a belt of blanks.

They're still my top choices, along with Heat.

stellarpod
September 8, 2003, 07:51 PM
Open Range

Lots of shots fired. More misses than hits. Actual reloading. :eek: And very little "one shot and he's dead" nonsense.

stellarpod

Skunkabilly
September 8, 2003, 09:09 PM
Equilibrium would get the 'It would be cheesy if it weren't so darn cool and original' award for gunplay.

Ian11
September 9, 2003, 01:57 AM
I agee with Heat, Black Hawk Down, and Way of the Gun being the best depiction of gunplay in the movies.

But a lot of the credit for more realistic depiction of gunplay and combat should be given to Capt. Dale A Dye as technical advisor. He began working with Oliver Stone in movies like Platoon/Born on the Fourth of July and most recently worked with Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. IMO I think he really should be given a lot of credit for raising the standards in the depiction and handling of weapons on the big screen.

As for Westerns I like Unforgiven and Open Range.

cool45auto
September 9, 2003, 08:41 AM
Way of the Gun is an excellent gun movie. Lots of good techniques you don't usually see. (except for running the Galil dry, I mean they had like 100 extra mags for their 1911's but only one for the Galil?)

iamkris
September 9, 2003, 09:19 AM
Ronin with Roberty Deniro not only has some really interesting guns, it is also very accuate in their usage and effects (look at that, he's experiencing recoil. Oh my, he didn't fly back 6 feet from being hit with a 9 mm bling-bling)

Gunfyter
September 9, 2003, 10:07 AM
Don't forget "The Wild Bunch". Most violent movie I think I've ever seen.

Sean Smith
September 9, 2003, 10:19 AM
Open range wasn't bad realism-wise, except for Costner fanning out 10 shots in rapid succession from a 6 shooter. :scrutiny:

Joe Demko
September 9, 2003, 11:15 AM
Thief starring James Caan featured much better gun handling than what one typically sees in the movies.

Lightsped
September 9, 2003, 11:38 AM
I believe Thief is a Michael Mann movie too. Michael Mann did Heat and Miami Vice.

DigMe
September 9, 2003, 11:07 PM
Ronin with Roberty Deniro not only has some really interesting guns, it is also very accuate in their usage and effects (look at that, he's experiencing recoil. Oh my, he didn't fly back 6 feet from being hit with a 9 mm bling-bling)

What about that whole "teflon bullet" BS?

I like this movie a lot though and I've seen it many times. I like his conversation with Sean Bean's cocky character about what kind of gun DeNiro prefers. When he says 1911 Bean says something like:

"That's an old gun."

DeNiro responds:

"It served MY country well."

brad cook

David4516
September 10, 2003, 03:20 PM
I've never seen a movie that had it "just right", but 2 of the better ones that come to mind are Open Range and Saving private Ryan.

In some ways the Matrix was pretty good too. Sure there was some un-realistic stuff, but thats all part of the story, it is a computer program after all. I liked how the slides locked back on the handguns when they ran outta ammo. I hate it when I see a movie character pull the trigger and his semi-auto pistol goes "Click". If he was really outta ammo his slide would have locked back...

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