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Favorite "gun" scene in a movie?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ArmedOkie, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. ArmedOkie

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    Whats yours? It could be anything from a gunfight or duel to the intro scene in Lord of War where the camera is in first person view of a traveling bullet.

    My favorite is a small gunfight in The Assassination of Jesse James. The short awkward fight in the bedroom that leaves Jesse's cousin dying on the floor. The whole scene was just so gritty and real. It puts a sick feeling in your gut it feels so real and emotional. Nowhere near as graphic or stylized as some gunfights in movies, but in my opinion its easily the best BECAUSE of its simple honesty. I would not hope to experience that situation firsthand.

    If you havent seen the movie, id highly recommend it.
     
  2. Midwest

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    The Dirty Harry scene tops my list....

    " I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five'? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, i kind of lost track myself. But being that this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do ya, punk?"


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    Bank shoot out in Heat and Victory motel shoot out in LA confidential.
     
  4. Ryanxia

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    I guess for nostalgia mine still has to be the scene in Terminator when he's shopping at the gun shop. The clerk is handing him a shotgun, 1911, Uzi, etc. When I was a kid I thought that was the coolest thing and I couldn't wait to be able to shop like that (and I have :) just without the shooting the clerk at the end part).

    Another one is when *SPOILER* in Unforgiven Clint Eastwood shoots Gene Hackman and Gene says, 'I don't deserve this' and Clint says in a hoarse voice, 'Deserve's got nothin to do with it' and pulls the trigger.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    Not sure if I have a favorite, but The Quick and the Dead had a lot of good gun footage if you like the old west stuff, which I do.
     
  6. Sam1911

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    The intro to Grosse Point Blank always makes me smile.
     
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    The ambush in Proof of Life. When the guy with the 249 opens up.

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    “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.”
    Then 2- 45's open up, not a bad attention grabber.
     
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    Train station in the untouchables
     
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    I am fond of the scene in Red, John Malkovich with the .460 vs. The chick with the RPG.

    "Old man, my ass"
     
  11. CarolinaChuck

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    Kevin Costner as Wyatt, when he pulls his six shooter's and calls the whole town out coming to hang a man in his jail: " who want's want's to come up here and die with this brave man?"

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    It's all fantastical, . . . but the "get Morphius out" scene in The Matrix comes to mind [even though some of the falling shell casings don't match the gun they're coming out of].

    Also the "I'm your huckleberry" duel scene near the end of Tomestone.
     
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    One of my favorites is that scene in one of the Matrix films where Trinity and an agent are falling vertically in slow-motion after diving out a window, Trinity firing two machine pistols and the agent firing what I think is was an IMI Desert Eagle handgun.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure if this is my all time favorite (I'm exhausted, just worked third shift), but it's up there!

    Final shootout in 'The Way of the Gun'
    if you haven't seen it you should ;)
     
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    Tom Cruise vs. the two thugs in the alley in Collateral.
     
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    White Heat Cagney locks a guy in the trunk of his car then asks "how's the air in there?" after the guy response of stuff Cagney pull out a .45 and puts 5 or 6 rounds in the trunk then asks "How's the air now?" The start of the gun fight in "Open Range" when Costner asks the thug if he was the one who shot Mose "Yeah I did and I enjoyed it" to which Costner shoots him point blank between the eyes.
     
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    Tom Cruise vs. the two thugs in the alley in Collateral
     
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    When Leon drops out of the ceiling in The Professional
     
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    I know I am forgetting some but two that pop into my head are:
    The final shootout in Shane
    The sniper team that drops in to help a downed black hawk in Black Hawk Down. That scene is just awesome to me.
     
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    The scene in The Jackal when Jack Black finished the gun Bruce Willis ordered, and Willis finds that the scope isn't perfectly zeroed. He sends Black out and has him hold out a pack of cigarettes. Willis aims at it, fires, and the gun blows Black's arm clean off above the elbow. Guess it wasn't properly sighted-in after all.

    I also really like the scene in RED when a sweeper team goes into Bruce Willis' house in the middle of the night, and he rids the world of every last one of them. That scene is pretty awesome.
     
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    William Munny "Clint Eastwood" in "Unforgiven" going into the saloon at Big Whiskey to kill the people who hung a sign on his friend, Ned (Morgan Freeman). When the conversation comes to this dialogue betweeen Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) and Munny I think we see the whole of the ugly nature of killing and murder in just a few sentences. The best part is where they say:

    "Little Bill Daggett: You'd be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.

    Will Munny: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned."

    The thing that really clinches the whole deal is that after the murderous Munny kills half the bar and threatens the entire town the one prostitute who was responsible for hiring them to kill looks at Eastwood riding out of town on his big white horse and she's thinking he's her knight in shining armor. It's freaking brilliant stuff. It's the best movie of all time IMO. It explores the nature of man in ways most movies never even dream of. It shows how it takes a cold blooded, heartless monster of a human to kill the way some do but at the same time it shows that even a man like that can be transformed even if he does fall back into his old ways. But he plays the role of hero in that moment.

    That movie is true art IMO. It fully explores the nature of humans that kill without compunction. It is just a brilliant movie IMO. The best ever. It shows how being cool under fire will win out over being a fast draw with a gun but that being fast certainly helps if you're cool too. The people that panic are often the ones that die. It's the people that can control their fear that live. Some just don't care if they live or die. Some just think that no one will ever get them. The best movie ever made IMO.
     
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  23. Cosmoline

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    Just the scene? Five shots, five kills with a 91/30 in "Enemy at the Gates"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMvTR012Dmg

    For most films, the guns are mere props. They'll grab something that looks the part, then roll with it. Often shooting in ridiculous and unrealistic ways. But I can tell you, Jude Law loved that rifle. He apparently went through some intensive training with it beforehand.
     
  24. OregonJohnny

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    I have many favorite movie "gun" moments, but the first one that pops into my head is from the original Lethal Weapon.

    Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Murtaugh (Danny Glover) are at the LAPD indoor shooting range, after having just been partnered up. Murtaugh wants to show up the young cocky Riggs. He puts a human silhouette target out at about 10 yards, draws his S&W .357 revolver and fires a single shot right in the middle of the silhouette's head. "Not bad for an old man," he says. "OK, step aside old man," says Riggs as he puts the same target out to the back wall (looks like 20 or 30 yards away). He pulls his Beretta 92 out, and proceeds to make a perfect smiley face on the target with about 9 or 10 shots. Murtaugh looks at Riggs' Beretta and says, "what, do you sleep with that thing?" Riggs responds with "I would if I slept."

    Watching the Lethal Weapon movies as a kid made me want a Beretta 92 more than anything. I finally bought one about 6 years ago.
     
  25. Double_J

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    I love the house gunfight scene in mr and mrs smith. I can totally see that being unrealistic but still fun to watch..."you ok baby...bang bang bang." it still makes me smile all these years later.
     
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