Road to Perdition

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PWC, Jul 3, 2022.

  1. PWC

    PWC Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Central AZ
    Last night I watched the movie again and saw something not noticed before. At the end, when Hanks shoots the guy in the bath tub......

    He is using a 1911, the gun is in full profile, hammer down. He shoots the guy 3 times slowly; the camera shows, each time when he pulls the trigger, the hammer is already down, not cocked. You don't see the gun flash, but there is a flash from around the corner where the tub is. Hanks jerks the gun to simulate recoil (not enough for a 45 ACP).

    So...if it was a Para Ordinance double action version of the 1911, we would have seen the hammer come back with the trigger pull, and the quick action of the slide. The 1911 is not striker fired.

    So now, I think this scene was pure Hollywood, dummy gun, flashing light, and actor simulating recoil. Did anyone else notice?
     
    NewHamshooter and Corpral_Agarn like this.
  2. skfullen

    skfullen Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    202
    Location:
    Deep East Texas
    Didn't notice, but you are likely correct.

    I've seen many Hollywood errors involving firearms. Many of them are reverse angle shots which create ejection ports, controls, etc., on the wrong side of the firearm.
     
    halfmoonclip likes this.
  3. LaneP

    LaneP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2019
    Messages:
    1,137
    One I see commonly is they insist on inserting the sound of a ratchet when someone swings out a S&W style DA and rapidly spins the cylinder just before flicking the wrist and violently slamming it back in the frame. I suppose without that effect added it wouldn't sound "cool".
     
  4. CoalCrackerAl

    CoalCrackerAl Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2021
    Messages:
    3,799
    Location:
    Shamokin/Coal twp Pa.
    In Hollywood. The guns don't run out of ammo. :cool:
     
  5. Mk-211

    Mk-211 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2019
    Messages:
    1,351
    It's fantasy land, you have to disconnect from reality for 90-120 minutes and enjoy.
     
  6. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    3,326
    Location:
    Northern CA
    I caught that too.

    My wife rolled her eyes at me
     
    hso, kwguy, .38 Special and 2 others like this.
  7. bdickens

    bdickens Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,399
    Location:
    Hockley , TX
    Hollywood is fake.
     
  8. Poper

    Poper Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,690
    Location:
    Semi-Free State of Arizona
    And guns fire themselves. Just ask Alec Baldwin.
    EFC
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2022
  9. bdickens

    bdickens Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,399
    Location:
    Hockley , TX
    That would be Alec Baldwin. Get your hypocritical antigun seven-figure-per-movie socialists straight.
     
  10. Poper

    Poper Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,690
    Location:
    Semi-Free State of Arizona
    Yes. My mistake. But then, all actors look alike to me. o_O:confused:
     
  11. Caplock

    Caplock Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2018
    Messages:
    268
    I hate when people learn about firearms from Hollywood. I was showing a guy my 329pd and he did the spin the cylinder, and slam it shut BS.
    I couldn't get it back out his hands fast enough.
     
    Riomouse911 likes this.
  12. SunnySlopes

    SunnySlopes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,104
    Or when they cock the hammer back on a Glock for emphasis.
     
    halfmoonclip, AZAndy and gobsauce like this.
  13. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    8,807
    Location:
    Ca.
    After that stunt, if you did not bounce the butt off your revolver off of his noggin like Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russel) did to subdue Curly Bill…you are an oak.

    I saw a clown doing that at a gun store counter over and over with a 642. The clerk just stood there. I winced, made my purchase, and left.

    Stay safe.
     
    NewHamshooter and aaaaa like this.
  14. denton

    denton Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,062
    Location:
    Free state of Utah
    The one that cracks me up is Clint Eastwood and the bad guy in a shootout in an old West cemetery. BG is wearing a major cartridge belt, but has a cap and ball revolver in the holster.
     
    armedwalleye, aaaaa and AZAndy like this.
  15. Roverguy

    Roverguy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2021
    Messages:
    418

    Seems the only sort of gun they should have let Alec Baldwin use.
     
  16. gobsauce

    gobsauce Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,241
    Location:
    El Paso
    I got a worse one,the guy working the gun counter at a pawn shop did the exact same thing.. with an old production python.
     
    halfmoonclip, entropy and Riomouse911 like this.
  17. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    8,807
    Location:
    Ca.
    :what:

    Robert Adams, Samuel Colt, Horace Smith & Daniel B. Wesson were probably preparing to saddle up and ride down like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to smite that guy a blow!

    Some folks. :(

    Stay safe.
     
    Golfanaticshooter and Demi-human like this.
  18. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,319
    Location:
    south Florida
    If you're ever in police work out on the streets... you'll find too many gun users - who's only firearms knowledge was gained from popular entertainments.... and if that doesn't scare you - it should...
     
  19. JR24

    JR24 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,104
    Location:
    Upper Midwest
    Most gun stuff is Hollywood effects these days, especially if they are pointing the gun at someone.

    Be even more prevalent after Baldwin.

    I do like in many of the Koran and Hong Kong movies they at least use airsoft (you can tell by the barrel) that at least work the slide. Some of better ones even do a decent job with CGI muzzle flashes and flying brass.
     
    Heir Kommt Die Sonne likes this.
  20. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    969
    Location:
    Michigan
    I have to confess that the scene where he shoots the pimp with that nickel plated Triple Lock is what got me interested in N frames. When I was much younger I saw the movie and wondered what that gun was so I looked at the IMFDB page. I had no knowledge of the 44 Special Smiths prior to this and that truly sparked my interest as it was totally new to me. My number one focus today in guns, N frames, can be traced to that scene.
     
  21. BlueHeelerFl

    BlueHeelerFl Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,335
    Location:
    Treasure Coast, FL
    In "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" when the main bad guy shoots Sean Connery from about 3 feet away with a PPK something similar happens. It makes sense they did not want to risk hurting Connery with a blank at that distance.
     
  22. AZAndy
    • Contributing Member

    AZAndy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,066
    Location:
    Prescott, AZ, USA
    I know what you mean. Though I have no practical use whatsoever for it, I have a lever-action rifle in the safe because of Chuck Connors in The Rifleman from when I was a kid. Sadly, owning it didn't turn me into Chuck Connors.
     
  23. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    9,853
    Location:
    Flatlandistan
    My perpetual favorite is when a gun is fired, then seconds later it's racked for more noise and supposed cred, and of course, nothing is ejected.

    But they think the racking makes it sound tough and scary.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  24. kwguy

    kwguy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,157

    Exactly! We don’t ever need to buy anything other than a pump shotgun for home defense, because we just need to rack it and that will do the job!
     
  25. PapaG

    PapaG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,559
    Location:
    Il
    My brother and I bought a shot out 92 and had it rebarreled in 357 and a large loop lever with set screw made. I still have the rifle (24") but couldn't find the big lever in bro's stuff. I spun it once and buried the front sight in my shoulder. (unloaded). Connors was 6'6" and I'm 5'10" besides the barrel being such longer.
     
    Demi-human, entropy and AZAndy like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice