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wobble
May 26, 2010, 06:27 PM
I've seen or know about movies whose titles were the names of guns and wonder how many there have been. Also movies that were essentially about guns, although the title might not include the gun's name? And how about TV shows that "starred" guns?

My list is short. Can you add to it?

Springfield Rifle (1952) - Gary Cooper
Winchester '73 (1950) - Jame Stewart
Colt .45 (1950) - Randolph Scott

Quigley Down Under (1990) - Tom Selleck - Sharps rifle
Dirty Harry (1971) - Clint Eastwood - S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum
Enemy at the Gates (2001) - Jude Law & Ed Harris - Mauser and Mosin-Nagant sniper rifles
Sniper (1993) - Tom Berenger - many guns "star" in this movie
Pale Rider (1985) - Clint Eastwood - many guns "star" in this movie

The Rifleman (TV 1958-1963) - Chuck Connors - modifed Winchester 1892
Wanted Dead or Alive (1958) - Steve McQueen -sawed off Winchester '92

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Roadkill
May 26, 2010, 07:10 PM
I don't know any but thanks for the info for some good movies

TNT in Round Rock
May 26, 2010, 07:34 PM
no gun in the title but "Shoot 'Em Up" with Clive Owen. Probably features more weapons in one movie than most. Some concept handguns too. Absolutely crazy over the top no way that's ever gonna happen action .. and I loved every minute of it !

heviarti
May 26, 2010, 07:49 PM
Heat with Al Pacino. Tjere was a lot of hardware in the movie, but the 5.56 Daewoo stands out in my mind
Terminator 2: Beretta 92, Winchester '87, M1911, AR, GE Minigun, M79 Grenade launcher

Escape from New York: Innumerable ARs, MAC-10

Public Enemies: Innumerable '28 Thompsons, 1911, Mannlicher Schonauer, BAR, Colt+S&W double action revolvers, and some kind of fully auto backup gun I couldn't identify

Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man: Steyr AUGs, Desert Eagle, and a revolver whose nomenclature I don't recall.

Total Recall: I remember a pump shotgun and Calico products

That's what comes to mind in about 30 seconds... Heard of IMFDB?

wobble
May 26, 2010, 08:01 PM
Yeah, www.imfdb.org (http://www.imfdb.org)is a great web site for movie/gun fans.

Walter
May 26, 2010, 08:25 PM
"Carbine Williams" starring Jimmy Stewart. Story about the inventor
of the M-1 Carbine. 1952. (showing my age)

Walter

GRIZ22
May 26, 2010, 08:39 PM
I think a movie only about guns would be very boring. I'm not talking documentaries.

All the movies mentioned do have guns in them but there is a lot more to the story than guns.

earlthegoat2
May 26, 2010, 08:57 PM
LORD of WAR

if this isn't about guns there is nothing else that is.

KodiakBeer
May 26, 2010, 09:36 PM
Public Enemies: Innumerable '28 Thompsons, 1911, Mannlicher Schonauer, BAR, Colt+S&W double action revolvers, and some kind of fully auto backup gun I couldn't identify

This:

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/MFTTM/n_a.jpg

wishin
May 26, 2010, 09:58 PM
The 50's movie "Annie Get Your Gun" about sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her .22 rifle. I can't recall the make and model.

Edit:

Annie Oakley gets my nomination as the "Best Rifle Shooter," and also as "Best All-Around Shooter," as she was an outstanding shot with the shotgun and revolver as well as the rifle. She used all three in her famous shooting demonstrations. Annie used a Marlin lever action .22 rifle for much of her trick rifle shooting, very similar to the Model 39 still made today. Almost as famous in Europe as she is in America, where she was friends with many of the titled heads of state, Annie Oakley's feats with firearms are legendary. This small woman was a sensation in her day, and possibly the best rifle shot who ever lived. Annie Oakley, of course, was active before and after the turn of the 20th Century

hammerklavier
May 26, 2010, 11:02 PM
Marlin 39a wasn't it?


Whoops... never mind :)

heviarti
May 26, 2010, 11:43 PM
OMS I want one of those! If my screen wasn't three inches wide (literally) I'd read the caption.

See also the Annie Oakley anecdote in one of the 1956 issues of American Rifleman entitled 'I shot the ashes off the Kaiser's cigaret.' (sic)

fireman 9731
May 26, 2010, 11:50 PM
Red Dawn is always a classic gun movie... lots of good commie stuff.

Black Knight
May 26, 2010, 11:57 PM
Here's an oldie, "Have Gun Will Travel". Starred Richard Boone as Paladin and he carried a handcrafted "Hamilton" (actually a Colt SAA).

heviarti
May 27, 2010, 12:33 AM
Dead Man's Gun on either HBO or Showtime. I think the pistol was a nickel plated Schofield.

FenderTK421
May 27, 2010, 01:10 AM
.45 is a B movie starring Milla Jovovich. The new Rambo had some decidedly gun porn moments. Ma Deuce scene, anyone? The Kingdom has some nice gun scenes as well. Boondock Saints has lots of Berreta-ee goodness. Last Man Standing has absolutely over the top 1911 love. Whole slew for the WW2 aficionados out there.

Zoidberg523
May 27, 2010, 04:54 AM
no gun in the title but "Shoot 'Em Up" with Clive Owen. Probably features more weapons in one movie than most. Some concept handguns too. Absolutely crazy over the top no way that's ever gonna happen action .. and I loved every minute of it !

Nothing against it, but I couldn't get past the first five minutes without wishing I hadn't rented it, lol, it was just too ridiculous. Shooting umbilical cords? I'm out. :D

Oyeboten
May 27, 2010, 05:27 AM
"The Guns of Navarone"

XxWINxX94
May 27, 2010, 12:38 PM
I think 90% of John Wayne's movies featured him with some sort of Winchester lever-action.

Warhawk83
May 27, 2010, 12:49 PM
Sniper with Tom Berrenger,is horrendously awful.


Clint Eastwood, John Wayne.

KodiakBeer
May 27, 2010, 01:05 PM
I wasn't aware "Shoot 'em up" was a gun movie. I thought it was a Brady bunch documentary.

Cosmoline
May 27, 2010, 01:12 PM
For Mosin-Nagants there's "Winter War," "Enemy at the Gates" and "Ambush."

The Sam Fuller war movies, such as "Fixed Bayonets!" and "The Steel Helmet" are real standouts for small arms use. Indeed he chose Gene Evans as one of his main actors by tossing an M-1 carbine at him, out of the blue! Evans, who had served, instantly snatched it and instinctively chambered a round.

I think 90% of John Wayne's movies featured him with some sort of Winchester lever-action.

He favored a Winchester 92, and I believe its first appearance was in "Stagecoach" where he introduces his spin-cock (he had long arms). Of course the 92 was hopelessly anachronistic, but they didn't care much about that back in the day. And the Duke wasn't much of a gun guy himself.

The Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck westerns feature some excellent and period-correct firearms--many of which are from those actors' personal collections. Both of them are shooters in real life and know their stuff. Probably a lot more than John Wayne ever did.

ccsniper
May 27, 2010, 01:14 PM
darn it Kodiakbear, you beat me to it on the machine pistol.

ccsniper
May 27, 2010, 01:18 PM
And the Duke wasn't much of a gun guy himself

He may have not been a gun guy, but in several westerns you see him with the same rifle/pistol set up. The rifle is one the a larger loop on the lever and the pistol has yellowish grips, these are his personal firearms IIRC

sterling180
May 27, 2010, 01:27 PM
A few British tv series that have had firearms feature in them,quite often& whose storylines are sometimes,about particular guns:

Callan-Edward Woodward.(Early 70s,I think:-)Callan uses handguns on the indoor firing range&for his various assasinations.
The Sweeney:-John Thaw&Dennis Waterman,as DI Jack Regan&DS George Carter of the Flying Squad(1974-1978:-.)Featured Various S&W.38s(Met police service pistols of that period:-)various shotguns,handguns,rifles(Including AR10s&15s:-)&the Ingram Mac10
The Professionals(1977-83:-):Martin Shaw,Lewis Collins&Gordon Jackson:- CI5 Agents William Bodie& Ray Doyle use the following guns:Browning HI-Powers(Standard Issue for the early series,then Bodie uses a Colt Python .357& Doyle a Walther P38:-)Cowley carries a .38 Cheifs Special,as his sidearm.S&Ws,1911A1s,Uzis,Mac10/11s,M16s,L1A1s&many other types of firearms are featured in this show.

Theif Takers(1994-1998:-)About the Metropolitan Polices serious&organised crime squad,the flying squad.The officers carry .38 S&W revolvers& later Glock17s&the villians are armed with various types of firearms in the show.Basically a newer version of The Sweeney.

Life On Mars (UK)Some episodes featuring firearms.

Ashes to Ashes:- Same as Life On Mars.

In Deep:-Undercover cops Garth O'Hanlon(Steven Tompkinson:-)and Liam(Nick Berry:-)use Beretta 92FS&Glock17s.Their female colleague uses a Walther PPK.

Murphys Law:-James Nesbitt as the RUC cop who uses a Glock17.Shootouts featured in this.

Some episodes of Bergerac:(1981-1991:-)John Nettles as DS Jim Bergerac.Various guns sometimes features in the storylines,like MP5&Brownings.Bergerac is sometimes armed with various S&W .38 revolvers,when he is undertaking dangerous assignments.

Some episodes of the Bill Tv series(1983-2010:-)S&Ws&Browning HI-Powers, kept in the Sun Hill police stations gun-safe&used by various detectives&uniformed officers,when drawing equipment,as a last resort.Later on Glock17s,S&W automatics featured too,in the police arsenal,along with G3 rifles&MP5s,used by the armed response units.
Burnside:-(2000)A spin-off from the Bill,featuring the tough DCI Frank Burnside,who is now in charge of team in the National Crime Squad(Chris Ellison:-)Burnside uses a Glock17 on the firing range&disarms a thug on a ferry,who was armed with an M10 or M11,at the begining of the first episode.

Sgt_R
May 27, 2010, 01:28 PM
Way of the Gun

KodiakBeer
May 27, 2010, 01:33 PM
ccsniper: He may have not been a gun guy, but in several westerns you see him with the same rifle/pistol set up.

The Duke always carried a Winchester 92, which of course is too late for most of the westerns he starred in. It was his personal rifle though, and he did shoot it regularly.

Somebody on this forum (or another?) told me that the Himan Lebman machine pistols used by Dillinger, Nelson and others, were not .45acp as the image above says, but were actually .38 Supers. That makes more sense, because you could cram more cartridges in a single stack magazine and the higher velocity would make the compensator work better.

I've never heard anything authoritative on what the actual caliber was, or if he made them in both .45acp and .38 Super.

Cosmoline
May 27, 2010, 01:38 PM
It was his personal rifle though, and he did shoot it regularly.

I've heard just the opposite about how often he actually shot the thing off camera. AFAIK he never even went hunting.

Leanwolf
May 27, 2010, 01:59 PM
COSMOLINE - "AFAIK he [John Waybe] never even went hunting.

I don't know about big game hunting but when I lived in Los Angeles, I had an older friend (now deceased) who was a good friend of Wayne's. They used to go bird hunting together, both upland birds and ducks/geese.

My friend showed me pictures of him and Wayne hunting together, plus he showed me a Remington 1100 shotgun that Wayne gave him.

Big game??? I dunno.

L.W.

jayjaypunisher
May 27, 2010, 02:11 PM
"the mexican"

"Full Metal Jacket"- gun related title and just a classic

"predator" what, nobody remember the man portable mini gun?

Nick5182
May 27, 2010, 02:22 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is pretty gun pornorific, same with the Transporter series. Can't forget the Die Hard series. If you're specifically looking for movies centered around a gun, I really don't know any. Quigly was about the sharpshooter, yes he had a Sharps rifle, but the movie didn't revolve around the gun itself (without my rifle I am useless, without me, my rifle is useless). The rifle was a tool which Matthew Quigly had wonderfully mastered. Same with Enemy at the Gates. The movie portrayed the skill Vasili Zaitsev had with his rifle, not that the rifle was better than he was in any way. Although movies do seem different to gun guys than those "other" people, lol. My fiancée gets annoyed with me naming every gun in a movie. She thinks it's distracting...what's up with that?

pacerdude
May 27, 2010, 02:22 PM
Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico- two of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek's films. They each had a fair amount of shooting in them.

In Desperado, Antonio Banderas wielded twin Ruger P95s IIRC.

KodiakBeer
May 27, 2010, 02:32 PM
Most shooting sportsmen know that John Wayne was part of our fraternity, too. The Duke had a very nice gun collection and enjoyed hunting whenever he could get the time off from movie work. Roy Weatherby was one of Wayne's close friends, and Wayne did quite a bit of hunting with the several Weatherby rifles that he owned. Guns were so important to John Wayne that he seldom used the movie rental guns that were provided on location, preferring instead to bring along his own special gun case containing his signature sixguns and carbines.

http://www.shootingtimes.com/gunsmoke/0711/

hso
May 27, 2010, 02:56 PM
The OP started the thread on movies where guns were a central element of the film, not just another prop. The fact that there was shooting in the movie doesn't qualify it for consideration (and will get the thread locked eventually). None of the John Wayne movies qualify except for "The War Wagon (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSbOndldOew&feature=related)" and "Rooster Cogburn" because of the essential role of the Gatling (and then just barely).

KodiakBeer
May 27, 2010, 03:00 PM
John Wayne's Winchester 92 was in 20 - 30 - 50 (?) movies, so I think it qualifies as a central firearm in movie lore.

Warhawk83
May 27, 2010, 03:07 PM
predator" what, nobody remember the man portable mini gun?

Is that the shoulder thing that goes up? :neener:

wishin
May 27, 2010, 04:04 PM
"Buffalo Bill", the movie about William Cody, Medal Of Honor winner and reputed to have killed over 40,000 buffalo with a breech-loading Springfield forty-eight caliber.

Firespecialist
May 28, 2010, 01:19 AM
How about the Cheytac M-200 in Shooter?

Sort of off topic, but in Hurt Locker, the scene with Sanborn shooting the terrorists with the M107 was probably the best scene for that movie.

Oyeboten
May 28, 2010, 02:50 AM
I thought the OP was looking for Movie "TITLES" which had Guns in the 'Title'...


Lol...

Cosmoline
May 28, 2010, 03:48 AM
Magnum Force is one with the title

As far as firearms which are key parts of the plot, not just props..

The Spanish Judges comes to mind, where the plot involves a pair of flintlock pistols.

Also "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" where a rare shotgun is a big part of the plot

And the semi-sequel of that one, "Snatch," where a defective revolver is a part of the plot.

"Ronin" involves several plot points about obtaining firearms

John Wayne's Winchester 92 was in 20 - 30 - 50 (?) movies, so I think it qualifies as a central firearm in movie

But never as part of the plot, even as a McGuffin. At least not that I can remember.

owsi26
May 28, 2010, 04:17 AM
Does "Full Metal Jacket" qualify?

Cosmoline
May 28, 2010, 12:24 PM
The M14 has a name and a key role in the first half, so sure.

MachIVshooter
May 28, 2010, 12:36 PM
Way of the Gun

That was one of my first thoughts when I read the OP. Lot's of good 1911 and shotgun action, some sniping. And a healthy dose of realisim through the whole film, yet still entertaining. One of Ryan Phillipe's better rols, IMO.

And ya can't go wrong with James Caan; "About the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man is that he's a survivor."

Matrix trilogy sure has alot of good gun play/porn.

wishin
May 28, 2010, 04:15 PM
I thought the OP was looking for Movie "TITLES" which had Guns in the 'Title'...

OP said:
I've seen or know about movies whose titles were the names of guns and wonder how many there have been. Also movies that were essentially about guns, although the title might not include the gun's name? And how about TV shows that "starred" guns?
We have admittedly taken license though...........

ol' scratch
May 28, 2010, 04:52 PM
One really odd one is To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus (Gregory Peck) Shoots a rabid dog with a 30-40 Krag sporter. Not really about guns, but interesting. One movie that has a lot about guns and arms trading is Lord of War Good movie, lots of hardware.

Cosmoline
June 1, 2010, 11:10 PM
But never as part of the plot, even as a McGuffin. At least not that I can remember.

Wait, no, I'm wrong. In "True Grit" Mady's dad's old revolver, which the Duke called a Colt's Dragoon but which was actually a Walker IIRC, plays a role in the film's plot. Mady tells her dad to replace it, but he used it in the CW and won't. He's killed and she inherits it, and it subsequently plays a role in a major plot twist.

degunner
June 2, 2010, 12:32 AM
Would the Young Gun's movies count?

captlid
June 2, 2010, 01:11 AM
Ghost Dog: way of the samurai...
Lord of War
El Mariachi [though more of a musician becoming a gunslinger..] and the offshoot Desperados

Cant think of any movies that are strictly dedicated to the topics of guns other than the so called "documentary" bowling for columbine.

How exactly is "shoot em up" a brady campaign? I always thought it was just an over the top, but very entertaining movie.

Smokey Joe
June 2, 2010, 01:00 PM
Must not be any long-in-the-tooth movie fans here. What about "The Pride and the Passion" originally titled--ta-daa--"The Gun"?

Movie from the 1950's starring Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, and a bloody huge cannon. Movie was from the C. S. Forester book, The Gun.

My dad took me to see it, back when. I think it was the only movie he ever took me to see--He wasn't much for movies.

JHK94
June 2, 2010, 01:08 PM
Here's an oldie, "Have Gun Will Travel". Starred Richard Boone as Paladin and he carried a handcrafted "Hamilton" (actually a Colt SAA).

I really like that on this show, they note the awesomeness of his gun due to its 'one ounce' trigger pull (yikes!) and special, rifled barrel...

Amazingly good show though; and decent staying power (eg: watching it today it doesn't feel very cheesy or dated)

Cosmoline
June 2, 2010, 01:44 PM
Movie from the 1950's starring Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, and a bloody huge cannon. Movie was from the C. S. Forester book, The Gun.

Good memory! I had forgotten about that. Kind of a silly movie but the gun was certainly a major part of the plot.

vermont88993
June 2, 2010, 02:33 PM
Hey i don't know if anyone said this yet but "Shooter" is a good movie about a ex military sniper that is being framed for the presidents death.

TeamPrecisionIT
June 2, 2010, 04:42 PM
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Damian

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