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Secondhand lions. SPOILERS.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by V4Vendetta, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. V4Vendetta

    V4Vendetta member

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    I saw the comercial for this movie several years back. I was at Target recently & saw the DVD for $10.00 so I bought it. IT'S HILLARIOUS! Go buy it now. To keep this gun related, there are several scenes where they go fishing with shotguns. Anybody tried that? It seems to me that would be the only way I could catch fish.:p
     
  2. Lupinus

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    was a good movie and definatly worth watching a few times.
     
  3. 50caliber123

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    What kind of shotguns were those? I seen the movie, but I'm not sure. Maybe Winchester 1897 Trench shotguns?
     
  4. oneshooter

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    The shotguns were Model 12 Winnies. How many diffrent weapons were in the scene of the entering the cornfield? Also check out the delieted scenes and the alternate endings!:D

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  5. V4Vendetta

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    Anyone ever tried blowing fish out of the water with a shotgun though?:D
     
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    I've always wanted to try nabbing fish with a bow.
     
  7. Dr.Rob

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    That's a really great movie.
     
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    I loved how the clay's sounded like breaking glass when they shot them :D
    Great kids movie. I've seen it about a half dozen times and heard it another dozen. (four kids, DVD player in minivan)
    Favorite scene: Knife fight with the punks!!
     
  9. Lupinus

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    I like the scene too where they buy the clay thrower jsut to tick off the relatives lol
     
  10. Old Dog

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    Great flick. Duvall is one of this country's greatest living actors -- we should appreciate him while he's still around. None of the current crop of new actors are fit to carry his jock.

    The movie presented firearms use in a humorous light, but also showed how necessary that they are for self-defense and defense of home and family. As noted, a great movie the whole family could watch (in itself a rare thing these days). Immediately became one of my all-time favorites.
     
  11. V4Vendetta

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    "Duvall is one of this country's greatest living actors -- we should appreciate him while he's still around. None of the current crop of new actors are fit to carry his jock."

    True. I've never seen a movie with Robert Duvall that was crappy.
     
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    Great flick all around, but especially for the family. My kids love it. Better than the fishing scenes, they like how the uncles see off the door-to-door salesmen! Hilarious!
     
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    A great movie.
    A short lesson in how to live.

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  14. V4Vendetta

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    I've already told my parents that I want to get a lion & bi-plane.:D
     
  15. 1911 guy

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    Good movie!

    Sa this a couple years ago with my wife. Very good movie, bought it on DVD later. Here's a tip for those with DVD copies. Watch the alternate ending. My opinion, but it is far better than the ending shown with the film.

    As for being a short lesson on how to live, I can remember walking out of the theater and thinking that I used to know men with that kind of character, but they are a dying breed.
     
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    At least one of the shotguns used in the movie was an Ithaca M37.

    I know the armorer from that movie; he & his wife used to host IDPA matches just outside of Austin, and one day, just for fun, he brought in one of the "movie" shotguns from Secondhand Lions for use in one of the stages. (For one of the "special" people, the shotgun was pre-loaded with full-flash movie blanks. :eek: :D ;) )
    Not personally . . . but one of the states in the NE has a fish hunting season. Most participants shoot at the fish from either a bridge or an overhanging tree limb.
     
  17. V4Vendetta

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    "I used to know men with that kind of character, but they are a dying breed."

    I know. I don't have any friends my age. Most of my friends are around 65+. They are great people but they are almost all gone. I first saw "Road to Bali" with Bing Crosby & Bob Hope when I was 8 or so. I wanted to meet Bing Crosby but I found out he was already dead. Then I wanted to meet Bob Hope but he died too.:( All these new actors just want to kick a guy across a room or jum out of planes. The days of Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Clint Eastwood, Bob Hope & Dorathy Lamour are all gone.:( I weep for the past.
     
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    Marvelous movie!

    A good film about a young man honoring the "uncles" that taught him to be an honorable self-reliant man as well.
     
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    It is a great movie.
    Speaking of movies, I caught the tail end of Hot Shots: Part Deux the other day.
    I couldn't believe how many fingers I saw firmly planted outside of trigger guards.
    Hard to believe such an (awesomely) stupid movie would depict gun safety better than most police/war dramas.
    Anyone know what the story was behind this? Did the director tell them to do it or was every actor in the movie a gun owner?
     
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    SHL is a wonderful film that just about everyone can enjoy. Another very good one along these lines is The Big Fish. (I think that's the title).
     
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    when i was a kid in northern wv, we didn't use shotguns to fish, we used carbide bombs. we saved the shotgun shell for those rare saturday night dates.
    those were the days
    pat
     
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    I had taped SHL previously, and watched it with my wife. I pulled it out and watched it again with my older son, his wife, younger teenage son, and teen daughter. Everyone loved it. Even teen son who had to be forced to abandon his play station for a while. He used every con in the book to get out, but I said no way. Sit down and watch it. He said he had seen it. I said "then tell me what happens." He made a few guesses, all wrong, then sat down. After a bit he was very quiet and attentive. Great movie.
     
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    Hello. I especially liked the "part, just part" of Duval's "what it means to be a man" speech that he gave his nephew relating to believing.

    Best.
     
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    What it means to be a man speech

    Another vote of endorsement for "what it means to be a man."
     
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    That's how I want to retire. Such a great movie, and you can't go wrong ending like that. One of my favorites, once I saw it.
     
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