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Movie: The Phonebooth...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Zedicus, Aug 21, 2003.

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  1. Zedicus

    Zedicus Member

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    Good movie, but comes at a very touchy time for those who like the socaled "Sniper" type of Rifle.
    and also bad for the (in my openion) unlawfull AWB and Class 3 Restriciveness..

    So, what are your thoughts?
     
  2. Mark Tyson

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    Can you describe the movie a little for those of us who haven't seen it?
     
  3. KpEng16

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    I thought the movie was pretty cheesy. All those cops and nobody could figure out that he wasn't the shooter? Did the BG ever say what kind of a rifle he was using? Plus the combo of the optical scope and the red dot laser seemed more for show than actual effectivness if he didnt want the cops to know where he was sniping from. just my $.02
     
  4. spacemanspiff

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    guy answers a phone call in a phone booth and talks to a crazy man for an hour or so.

    rifle was equipped with scope and laser. didnt know lasers were that visible in daylight. also didnt know the lasers dot stays the same shape at long distances. thought it spread out.
    rifles action is cycled many times to add 'suspense'.
     
  5. outfieldjack

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    Kind of cheese.....

    It was ok, but my wife got tired of me going "that would never happen, etc..."

    There was a point where you could hear him chamber a round (he had a bolt-action rifle) and then fire..... other times he would fire 2-3 times without working the bolt.....

    Oh well..... it is what it is..... Hollywood.
     
  6. Baba Louie

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    Hollywood; food for the braindead, for the most part. I'm sure that certain groups in and around the DC beltway could make some mileage from things such as this but... would they be taken seriously by those who can and do think things through? (don't answer that... I've met politicians who just might)

    But it makes money and that's a good thing, sometimes, for someone.

    Adios
     
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    I really like movies. I see a lot of movies, and I think Colin Farell is a good actor but the premise of this movie is so stupid, I couldn't bring myself to go.
     
  8. Aleko

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    What caught my attention was the part where BG said he was using hollow point bullets, and they "defragment" (I can't remember the exact word he used) so much on the impact that Police forensics would not be able to tell whether bullet that killed that pimp came from a rifle, or a 9mm Glock he stashed in the phone booth. :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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    It looked kinda stupid to me too. I didn't even rent it.
     
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    A cheesy movie copied from another cheesy movie Liberty Stands Still.
     
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    Speaking of bad movies. Saw 'The Hunted' last night. Ouch.

    - Gabe
     
  12. Nightcrawler

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    The Hunted...yikes...easily dethroned "3000 Miles to Graceland" as the stupidest mainstream, big-budget movie I've ever seen. (I had to specify mainstream and big budget, as its stupidity still doesn't hold a candle to the likes of "Manos, the Hands of Fate" and "The Wild Wild World of Batwoman").
     
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    Phonebooth was just plain stupid. (Forced to go see it by SO, but couldn't wait to leave.) So many ways guy in booth could have escaped, notified cops he wasn't the BG, he didn't have to touch the gun, etc...

    The Hunted was another snoozer, had hoped it would be entertaining in a Rambo-esque way, but it wasn't. Slow and boring. Skills and tactics used in movie are real, until he forged a survival/combat knife in one hour with no tools...
     
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    The Hunted was pretty crappy. Parts of it were cool, as a movie, I didn't like it.

    Phonebooth wasn't a bad movie. OK it wasn't great, but at least it was different. To be fair, I don't think it mimicked (sp?) Liberty Stands Still as it's not trying to come off with some political agenda, nor did I see any over anti-gun messages.

    The problem comes from people who can't distinguish reality from a stinking movie and vote accordingly. "But someone could do it for real!!"
     
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    At least 3000 Miles to Graceland had Elvis...

    And if someone can make a knife from scratch in one hour, why not instead take the time to find a hollow log, fill it full of mixture of charcoal, sulfur and saltpetre, add a few rocks, and wait for the bad guy to walk in front of it?
     
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    Hey! I liked 3000 Miles to Graceland! :)

    Whatsa matter- you don't wanna play no more?
     
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    I think Phone Booth would have made a neat little 30 minute movie, but it just wasn't interesting enough to stretch into a full length film. And FWIW, I liked 3000 miles to Graceland, of course, I also have Six-String Samari on VHS.
     
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    Oh c'mon. Everyone knows you can only do that in the future. ;)

    "Flutter away, little butterfly. Just flutter away."

    That was a great cheesball flick. Buddy Holly as a Samurai. :cool:
     
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    Jeesh, I put in the Samari reference

    because I was sure no one but me had ever seen it. Then you come along and quote the silly thing. Oh well, needed something to watch tonight anyway.
     
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    Def Con Owl Traps: Kills owls dead.

    In the future.
     
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    I seen Liberty Stands Still and it is to funny.
     
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    Here's a question.

    1) The whole time, I thought that I would have bolted, since a moving dodging target is difficult to hit (Could also be my perception since I am not a great rifleman). Say begin the movement when you hear him cycle the action, and run and juke like crazy.

    Is this thought completely irrational?
     
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    Def Con Owl Tarp: Keeps Owls Dry
     
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    I liked Top Secret :D
     
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    I like (and own) 3000 miles to graceland simply because it has a 60's lincoln contenintal (the coolest convaynce ever), a 59 caddy, and a late 80's Caprice (my personal transportation). Oooh, and the Pythmoth Fury Hi-Po Crusier. I also liked the troopers six-shooter (They must have taken the pawl out to get it to spin like that).
     
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