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A movie trivia challenge...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ebd10, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. ebd10

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    ...Not the usual sort. Here's the challenge; can anyone name a movie in which a firearm was used for good but was NOT being used by a cop/soldier/SEAL/CIA operative/SF trooper/any other of the "approved" groups?

    I can think of only 2: "Stand Alone", a semi-plausible plot, low budget 'B' movie starring Charles Durning as a senior citizen that takes a stand against a drug gang in his neighborhood.

    "Legends of the Fall" a Greek tragedy with some decent gunplay in it. If you can stomach Brad Pitt, the story is pretty good, and there's a strong libertarian slant to the plot.
     
  2. Henry Bowman

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    Welcome edb10.

    How about Colateral? Max, the taxi driver, used a gun to shoot Vince and save the DA's life. Granted, there was a lot of bad guy gun use also.
     
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    I guess the Outlaw Josey Wales wouldn't count cause he was a soldier at the beginning? ;)
     
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    Dawn of the Dead perhaps?

    (sorry, but hey- zombies!)


    :D
     
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    The Matrix
     
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    Red Dawn.
     
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    The Bourne Identity/Supremacy.
     
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    Er...ahhh... How about Charles Burchinski playing an architect who "architects" some revenge in... Death Wish! :p
     
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    Sleeping with the Enemy comes to mind.

    Terminator II

    Pale rider

    Wasn't there another late 70's movie where a battered wife dropped her husband with a shotgun at the end? I think it has Heather Locklear, or Angie Dickenson.
     
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    Road to Perdition

    Double Jeopardy

    Silver Streak (Gene Wilder as an action star!)

    North by Northwest (though Cary Grant fired blanks)

    Any Roy Rogers movie (or just about any horse opera, for that matter).

    Casablanca

    Gone With the Wind

    (The further back you go, the easier it gets.)
     
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    "Aim small miss small" and "shoot the officers first" sounds like some guns being used for good to me. The Patriot.
     
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    Boondock Saints (If you've never seen it, rent it tonight.)

    Snatch

    *INSERT ANY WORDS HERE* of the dead.

    Underworld
     
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    Can't believe I'm saying this first:

    Michael Gross and Reba in Tremors.
     
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
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    I think Sleeping With the Enemy is the perfect example
     
  16. Silver Bullet

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    Pretty much any movie with Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam, provided varmint removal meets your requirement of "used for good."


    :)
     
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    The Hitcher, Rutger Hauer as the BG and some hollywood kid did him in pretty neatly at the end.
     
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    You beat me to the post Perry'63

    "Red Dawn"
     
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    Last Man Standing, a gangster movie with Bruce Willis playing a "good" gangster character based on the Japanese movie Yojimbo.

    Armed and Innocent, a made-for-TV movie in which an 11 year old kid, home alone, uses a .22 lever action to shoot and kill two violent intruders. (After the first half hour, the movie went downhill fast.)

    April Morning, a made-for-TV movie in which a group of farmers fired "...the shot heard round the world..." to start the American Revolution.

    The Cowboys, a John Wayne movie in which a group of young kids uses guns to take care of the bad guys who'd murdered the Duke.

    Firearms have occasionally been used for good by civilians ranging from dropping bad guys to ordinary sport shooting on numerous TV shows including Dallas, The Beverly Hillbillies, Simon & Simon, The Rockford Files . . .
     
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    +1

    I've also got to agree with Tremors I-III (IV, not so much). I was off-site this afternoon, so CAS beat me to it. :D

    "The ones that made it on board, I handled with a combination of small arms fire and hand-to-hand techniques!" sic Bert Gummer
    RT
     
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    True Romance

    Man on Fire (though a former soldier)

    Walking Tall

    The Mummy

    Tomb Raider
     
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    The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, wherein the Dalton and James brothers were shot to doll rags by the poor "defenseless" town folk.
     
  23. ebd10

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    Actually, Northfield, MN was the James Gang, Coffeyville, KS was the Dalton Gang. Incidentally, the hero of the Coffeyville raid was a man named John Kloehr. Legend has it that he was a regular competitor at Schuetzenfests in his native Germany. He did manage to pick off one of the Daltons at 200 yards offhand, so it's possible....
     
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    How about Taxi Driver? Blowing away criminals to save a 12 year old prostitute from a life of crime seems "good" to me.
     
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    Not only Roy Rogers

    Gene Autry, I forgot the actor's name but the character was "The Darango Kid".
    In today's movies, you could also say Open Range, Then again there's the traditional Duke Movie, Chisum.
    There were many more in the period of 30-50. I think this is because there was a tradition of self-dependance that's missing today.
    I'm sure I forgot some.
     
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