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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Halo

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    Oh and all those movies and TV shows where someone cocks the same gun more than once even though it hasn't been fired or unloaded. I notice this a lot on Lost.
     
  2. G36-UK

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    Loved that bit. Anyone know what kind of knife that was?

    Probably the one I remember was End of Days. Jericho pulls out his Glock, points it at a priest and (just for emphasis) Thumb cocks the hammer.
     
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    I love it when the sniper in movies and on tv starts turning the adjustment knobs on his scope that never ever has a true crosshair in it and then takes the shot.
     
  4. Treo

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    I'm not really talking about special effects mistakes ,those aren't the actors fault. I'm talking about actor stupidity like the scene in "We Were Soldiers Once..." when Sam Elliot slaps a fresh magazine into his 1911 (which is in battery & uncocked BTW ) and says in his best "mean" voice "Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves " What's he gonna do ? Throw his pistol at the NVA? Mistakes like that, that demonstrate CLEARLY that the actor hasn't a clue how the weapon in his hand works.

    Another favorite is in the opening credits of "Bones" ,they show Boothe (Who's supposed to be this Bad --- ex-ranger, ex-sniper, ex- government assasin turned good guy cop) firing his 9mm at the range and you can see him visibly flinch before each shot. that's the kinda stuff that bugs me
     
  5. Halo

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    Take a look at the original Lethal Weapon when they're at the indoor firing range. Mel Gibson flinches and blinks big time. I'm surprised they didn't use another take for the scene, it was pretty obvious.
     
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    goofs

    or some old westerns where both shooting using boulders as cover, course good guy gets the bg after 15 rds from a six shooter, but best part is bg has head showing from 50 yards away, good guy shoots, bg leaps to his feet, grabs his gut and falls dead!!
     
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    It occurred to me after my last post that after John Eric Hexum & Brandon Lee. The actor may very well not get his hands on the gun untill right before they say "action" . like they set up the scene the propmaster hands the actor the gun ,they do the scene & the propmaster takes the gun back as soon as the director yells "cut"
     
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    +1 for Die hard 2.

    that movie was so bad I'm surprised I didn't get thrown out of the theater. I spent the whole time screaming and swearing at the screen...

    Yes, I really am that simple at times.
     
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    well if they made the movies perfect, we wouldn`t have anything to talk about, now would we!?

    by we talking, i mean you all talking, and me laughing loudly at your desperate situation....
     
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    One of my all time favorites is in Dirty Harry. The bank scene where Harry asks the bg "did I fire five or six?"
    Bg say I gotta know. Harry clearly cocks the S&W, camera angle changes to looking up at the muzzel end. Harry pulls the trigger and the cylinder rotates from a DA pull.
     
  11. XDKingslayer

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    I've never seen a gun mistake in a movie. That's because I watch the movie for the entertainment not to critique Hollywood on how they handle guns.

    Guess that's just me...
     
  12. blackcash88

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    I just watched Southland Tales. Apparently, their pistols can keep firing with the slide locked back.

    Also, the movies where EVERY darned time a pistol is shown they have to rack the slide...and no round ever comes out.

    And, the infamous Glock "click, click, click" when empty and the "cocking the hammer" sound as mentioned before. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Sniper X

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    This would be a way shorter thread if it was Hollywierd actors who didn;'t make mistakes. BTW, most of the mistakes are by actors, and foley artists, directors also make them in their direction.

    One of the best for accuracy, no pun intended was Quigley down under. But than again Tom Sellick is a real shooter and into the sport.
     
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    Also, why is it they constantly show police and everyone else go into a firefight with their guns uncocked? They allways have to rack the slide! Another thing that has always chapped me is the spinning cylender BZZZZZ wiether it is a swing out cylender or not.
     
  15. blackcash88

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    For all the firearm handling in Saving Private Ryan, I don't recall seeing any mistakes/bloopers... Well, aside from sweeping other people and fingers on triggers, but, hey... That happens all the time in real life, too, so it's pretty realistic.
     
  16. John Wayne

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    I like in the beginning of "Dead to Rights" (video game) when the camera angle cuts to the bullet being fired and shows an entire round, casing and all, spiraling toward a target. The target also happens to be a fire extinguisher, which explodes. I doubt I'd put much confidence in exploding fire extinguishers.

    Also, have you ever noticed how actors who hit someone 200 yards away with a snub-nosed pistol flinch horribly when it runs out of ammo? With a movement like that, they'd be 30 feet off at that distance.

    Movie Rule #2: No one ever carries a weapon with a round in the chamber.
     
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    Hey Pbear, I also hate the sniper movies that have all sorts of blinky do nothing stuff in the scope! I have never seen a sniper scope in a movie that had mil dots save for I think in Jarhead.
     
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    (Bad film IMHO) Skinwalkers: there is a scene near the end when all the bad guys are loading up their handguns, you hear 5 guys who load what sounds like 20 handguns(autoloaders). The scene then cuts away, then returns, and they are STILL LOADING THEIR HANDGUNS(Click, clack, click, clack, click clack for 5 mins????:scrutiny:).....
    (Good film IMHO) U.S. Marshalls: Tommy Lee and Co. are searching a hospital for a fugitive. They get to the top of the stairwell, tommy lee switches his LOADED glock to his left hand to use his right hand to close a door, then back.(when you see it done it looks really dangerous:uhoh:) Then he proceeds to "clear" the building rooms with his finger ON THE TRIGGER, pointing it at the bystandars.:eek:
    (OK film IMHO) Desperado: Now I know this isn't a serious move, but Mr. Banderas shoots handguns like he's cracking Whips... And he has some very interesting magazines for his handguns... Some hold 20 shots...some hold 6 or 7....
    (OK film IMHO) Shooter: The Sarah Fenn charecter takes a berreta 92 and fires into her would be capture, the slide locks back after four shots. Bob Lee fires a .50 BMG with his dog laying about 2 feet away.....


    And of course my favorite repeating theme of ignorence....(insert most action movies here)..........
    The GG and BG are in a one on one showdown using flashy/evil looking autoloading handguns.... the good guy reveals himself with his hands up. The BG come out of cover to gloat over his victory. But befor he can pull the trigger, the GG informs him he's counted the BG's shots, and hes out. Even though the slide has always returned to battery:scrutiny:! The BG then of course pulls the trigger 1 to 1,000 times just to make sure its true...:banghead:
     
  19. RP88

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    Blade: the silver bullets he made and shot from his gun in the first movie were larger than the clips.

    Saving Private Ryan: the infamous scope shot, but hey, that was still cool at least. Flak gun hits someone and vaporizes him in the ending battle (didnt know a 20mm could do that), unless it was something else that hit him.

    Pearl Harbor: the guy shoots a 12-gauge at the cockpit of a passing Zero from about 100 or so feet away and shatters the cockpit. That fact that he even hit the plane is improbable enough as it is

    Sin City: .45 Colt exiting the body of a fat Irish mercenary from over 30 feet away? Yea... doubtful

    just about every movie involving government: people who work for the government prefer Desert Eagles (Matrix, any Ahnuld movie, etc. etc.)

    Transformers: the grenade launchers can shoot B-2 40mm rounds without ripping someone's arm off from the recoil

    Jurassic park: The part where someone shoots the Franchi at the glass, and it only makes a hole the size of a 9mm bullet in it

    thats a few from the most recent movies I watched on TV
     
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    Some of this criticism should be focused at the editor. Sometimes, an editor will splice two shots together and the continuity of how many bullets were fired from the gun gets passed over for the beauty of a cut from one camera angle or shot to another. Having acted in television and commercial productions, there have been times on set during the set-up of a shot when I've politely informed the director that the previous shot had my arm like this, or the prop was farther away from me or whatever. Usually the director says something like, "Don't worry, it's not going to matter..." I just trust that he knows more about the shot than the stupid "talent" (me). You'd hope that for a multi-million dollar Hollywood movie, the continuity people, director, and talent would all pay more attention to tiny details, but in reality, most movie-goers are not going to know that Glocks don't have "second-strike" capability, therefore they would not "click" when empty. Or that 1911s are "single-action only" and wouldn't fire without the hammer cocked back. These are things we as knowledgeable firearms enthusiasts take for granted. We're a very small group when it comes to the masses. Having said all this, my dream job would be a "firearms supervisor" in Hollywood. As long as I didn't have to live there full-time (I've already done that)!
     
  21. blackcash88

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    OregonJohnny, Glocks may not be second strike capable, but they will click when empty if the slide is closed...once.
     
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    blackcash88 - You're absolutely right. My Springfield XD is the same. One click on an empty chamber with the slide closed. I was referring to the "click, click, click" syndrome that Glocks have in movies.:)
     
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    O.J. is 100% correct. 99% of writers, actors, directors, and producers are not only extremely ignorant of firearms, but could not possibly care less their depiction in the flicks and teevee.

    In fact, most writers, actors, directors and producers are extremely antiguns owned by us worker peasants, and want them all confiscated. (Except from their very well armed, very expensive bodyguards.)

    That's the way it is in Hollywood.

    So, if you like flicks and teevee, just enjoy the entertainment. Don't expect any authenticity in much of anything, much less firearms.

    Pass the popcorn, boys. This is gonna be a good one! :cool:

    L.W.
     
  24. qwert65

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    My only problem is with common knowledge stuff ie six shooters having way too much ammo, or bullets causing insane explosions that kill all the bad guys but only rough up te good guys 30 feet away
     
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    to many to mention but made for tv scifi channel movies are full of them
     
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