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Remember The Quick and the Dead?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WhoKnowsWho, Jun 18, 2003.

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  1. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Member

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    Yes, I know it came out a while ago but I just watched it and cringed when the guys worked the lever actions by swinging them down and away...

    At least the rest was okay entertainment wise...
     
  2. Nightcrawler

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    Why? You actually CAN cycle a lever carbine that way. Not the best muzzle discipline, but it's possible to do.

    It's just that with all of the stupid stuff in that movie, like the .45 Colt round sending Lex Luthor flying end over end, that you picked the levergun thing to cringe at...
     
  3. DigMe

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    No kidding. That was one dumb movie. Piss-poor casting too.

    brad cook
     
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    One of the most ridicules things I've seen in a movie was at the end of the Quick and the Dead. The scene where Gean Hackman gets shot in the belly and you can see the sun shine through the wound was almost funny.
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    That was one of the worst movies I've ever seen...


    But, about 'non traditional' methods of cocking a rifle...

    The story goes that when John Wayne was gearing up for Stagecoach that they wanted some sort of gimmick for him, so they thought up twirling the Winchester to cock it, so they created the bow-lever rifle for him. (BTW, there's no indication that such a rifle ever existed in the west outside of the movies)

    The first time he tried it, he spun it around, and the barrel was just long enough that it caught him in the jaw and knocked him flat out.

    A little more tinkering, and we now have the bow lever carbine. :)
     
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    Yes, it was a really lousy documentary.
     
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    Mike, I had been told by a old trapper (my grandfather) that they used to have those large loop levers so they could get there heavely gloved hand through, he said he bought his from the Hudsons Bay Company. sorry I don't have a year for you.

    now I'm not sure this is the same design as the one from Stage Coach. but it was a larger than normal loop from what he said.
     
  8. Ian

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    The Quick and the Dead? :barf: Gak, that was a horrible movie. I had a hard time sitting through to the end of it, much less enjoying it.
     
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    I tried to cock my lever action Henry that way...once...the rifle came back up to level and the lever pinched the tip of my trigger finger into the tip of the trigger. Needless to say I quit for the day and it took a week for the blood blister to settle down...:uhoh:
     
  10. JFrame

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    I guess I have to go out on a limb as being the moron who actually ENJOYED the movie. I took it as the over-the-top comic book-on-film it was meant to be (doesn't anyone else remember Marvel Comics' Rawhide Kid or Kid Colt Outlaw?? :confused: ). Heck--Sam Raimi is the same guy who directed "Darkman" and "Spider-Man"... Should give some indication where he's coming from. ;)
     
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    There's another "The Quick and the Dead" that stars Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, and Kate Capshaw that's based on, I think, a Louis L'Amour book. It's not too bad.
     
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    Heh, hey... Like _any_ of his movies with BOOMSTICKS!
     
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    Did Sharon Stone return her salary yet?

    I know she is very anti-gun.

    I just wondered, with her new found wisdom, if she returned the money she made from that movie which was all about evil guns?

    I think it would be a nice gesture if all the Hollywood crowd that is anti gun not only returned their salaries from movies that involved guns in any way to victim rights organizations but also promised to never perform in another movie where guns were involved.

    In about ten minutes characters like Stallone, Baldwin and others would be living in refrigerator boxes under an overpass.

    Hey! Maybe Sara Brady can get them all to sign a pledge on never making another movie that used guns. D'ya think they are ready to put their money where their mouth is? Or do you think they'll continue to mouth platitudes, use armed guards (or carry themselves) and handle any gun they hand them on the set?

    Hmmm?

    Don P.
     
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    Oh no, it's OK if they use guns in movies, even violent movies that show people being shot...

    That's ART.

    And everyone knows that art doesn't affect life...
     
  15. DigMe

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    Nah, instead of having the actors return the money they'll probably eventually just have Speilberg go back in and digitally replace the guns with flashlights and walkie-talkies.

    Rambo will have to shine the cops to death.

    brad cook
     
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    DigMe...

    Yet another classic episode... Man I love that show!
     
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    I was force marched into the video store last weekend. I escaped to roam the aisles.

    Did you ever notice how many Hollywierd movies have photos of people with firearms on the VCR/DVD box? Of course, they are nearly all handling them incorrectly.:rolleyes:
     
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    Worst Western Ever (nearly)

    Nasty, mean little Western that gets no air into your lungs. I hated it intensely. It wasn't just bad. It was offensive.
     
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    I liked it. It's supposed to be a goofy cartoon of a western.

    Hell, pretty much all Sam Raimi movies are over-the-top live action cartoons.

    Evil Dead II was pure genius.
     
  20. DigMe

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    What show?

    brad cook
     
  21. WhoKnowsWho

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    "The scene where Gean Hackman gets shot in the belly and you can see the sun shine through the wound was almost funny."

    That's because she was using wadcutters. :D
     
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    Evil Dead II was pure genius.

    wingnutx: Ah--a kindred soul! :cool:

    The moment when Ash chops down the barrels of the side-by-side shotgun with his chainsaw, twirls the gun into the scabbard, and utters, "Groovy"... Well, could there BE a better gun-moment??? ;)
     
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    Here's another vote for the other "Quick and the Dead". It was pretty good as Hollywood goes - but then I'm a fan of most anything Sam Elliot does.

    The one most of you folks are talking about was crap!
     
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    I DO remember Rawhide Kid and Kid Colt Outlaw. Do you remember Madame 44 ?
     
  25. Silver Bullet

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    I seem to remember a Two-Gun Kid, also. Was he Marvel ?
     
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