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Hollywood and guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GlockMan86, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. GlockMan86

    GlockMan86 Member

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    Does anyone know of a hollywood movie that is pro-gun. I was trying to think of some, but just when i thought i found one, my friend corrected me.
     
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    duh!

    red dawn, if you count documentaries.
     
  3. GlockMan86

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    Thats a good one
     
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    Red Dawn
     
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    pro-gun movies

    Glockman--2 come to mind: "Open Range," starring and done by Kevin Costner, in which the citizens of the little town grabbed guns and helped rout the BG's, and "Starship Troopers," based on the R. A. Heinlein novel of the same title. The book is even better than the movie in any number of ways, but for what they used of the book to make the movie, I feel they Got It Right. Read Heinlein's version and the movie becomes clearer, besides it being a heckuva good read.
     
  6. Justin

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    I hate Paul Verhoeven. The movie version of Starship Troopers was abysmal.

    Progun movies:

    Quigly Down Under, Uprising (The two-part miniseries about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.)
     
  7. dmckean44

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    "Starship Troopers" the movie, was satire and definately not pro-gun.
     
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    Starship Troopers was one of the most appallingly lousy big-budget movies I've ever seen. It was like some mediocre TV episode bloated in length.
     
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    Come on ABTO admit it, you've wondered what caliber for the bugs :D

    And if you think the first one was bad you should see the second one :neener:
     
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    i know it cheesey, but...

    Tremors. The "gun-nuts" whip out their arsenal and save everyone.


    Fred
     
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    FULL METAL JACKET
     
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    Uh, Hello!

    "Commando"-who here HASN'T seen the part where Ahnold breaks into the gunstore & finds the secret gun room? It's a lot like the high-end room at Cabelas but for us folks who like black guns.

    Where else can you get a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher?!?:D
     
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    Commando is definately NOT a pro-gun movie..... It shows antis where we keep our REAL toys.:neener:
     
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    Da Duke...

    ...In ElDorado, tells James Cann to start carrying a gun and learn to shoot, and when Cann's character says his mentor didn't believe in guns, the Duke says "He's dead...Think about that".
     
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    All of the "Tremors" movies. They're practically a gunshow with a plot.
     
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    desert heat

    Desert Heat with John Claude Vandam

    The gun store owner helps him out numerous times and town's people save him with their personal firearms at the end!


    And who can forget death wish (escpecially the 3rd one)
     
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    A lot of the older Western movies are pro gun. They show how the settlers used guns to defend against bad guys, hunt for food, etc.

    The movie "Carbine Williams" is sort of pro gun. Its based on the true story of David Williams who invented the short stroke piston, which was later developed into the M1 30 cal carbine.
     
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    Another vote for "Uprising." It was a made for TV movie a few years back but it's one of the best WWII films I've ever seen. Very matter-of-fact and very loyal to the documented facts. Right down to the street corners and the hour-by-hour events. It's almost the only film I know of about the Holocaust that doesn't take huge fictional liberties. The other one, also made-for-TV, was the excellent "Escape from Sobibor." If you go around watching films like "Schindler's List" and wonder why the Jews acted soo passively, remember you're seeing a work of fiction based very roughly on what actually took place--and one that leaves out large sections.
     
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    Unforgiven, the movie where the brutal sheriff bans firearms (except for himself and his deputies.) When English Bob hands over his pistols, he is badly beaten by the sheriff, then incarcerated. When Bill Munny hands over his pistol, he is beaten nearly to death.
     
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    I vote for "Uprising". I saw Death Wish's 2-5 on TV once & out of all of them, I liked #3 the best. Nothing like a little taking back the streets from the gangs although it wasn't the most realistic gun movie ever made either.

    I also loved "Big Jake" with Richard Boone. "I just saw something in your eye's I don't like. I saw a foolish thought.":cool:


    EDIT: Thank's John G. I forgot about "Unforgiven". Anybody who thinks that we should limit guns to LEO's should watch that movie.
     
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    Dawn of the Dead (Remake)

    Guns are their only hope, so they work together and end up clearing out Andy's gun shop.
     
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    +1 Tremors 1-4

    "Now, if you'll kindly lean your endangered carcass over my property line, we'll call your untimely demise 'self defense'." -Burt Gummer
     
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    Another take on this would be to write the 2 antigun US Senators from ********** and suggest they back a ban on Hollywood making any movies or TV movies or programs for 3 years that contain any "gun violence" of any kind. And then set back and watch them hollar "first ammendment rights,and artistic rights,etc and so on. Of coarse they probably wouldn't even answer your letters.:eek:
     
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    how about platoon and apocalypse now? outlaw josie wells, the dirty harry movies, the matrix, aliens (got to love the pulse rifle, and the MG on the steady cam mount)
     
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