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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby RYP » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:46 am

No contest...

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Long-time friends; Bacon, Soap, Tom and Eddie decide to put together £100,000 to play three card brag against "Hatchet" Harry Lonsdale—a porn king of notorious disposition—in a high-stakes card game in the hopes of winning easy money. Aided by Barry "the Baptist", Harry's personal bodyguard and trusted counsel, the game is fixed so that Eddie, the card sharp representing the group, loses to Harry and is forced to pay a £500,000 debt within one week, citing the loss of fingers and Eddie's father's bar if he fails to pay. To Eddie's fortune, and the dismay of his friends, all four of the group are tasked with honouring this debt, as they were all responsible for fronting the stake money. Harry’s loyal and violent debt collector, Big Chris—who often brings his son and apprentice, Little Chris, to his work—is assigned to collect the payment on the due date.

After several days and no ideas to come up with the money, Eddie returns home and overhears his neighbours, a gang of thieves known for robbing drug dealers, planning a heist on some marijuana growers supposedly loaded with cash and drugs. Eddie relays this information to the group, intending for all of them to rob the neighbours as they come back from their heist, therefore solving the debt. Tom uses his connection with an underground dealer, known as Nick "the Greek", to provide them with guns for the job, and to find someone to help them move the drugs. Nick then manages to acquire a pair of antique shotguns, and arrange a deal with Rory Breaker, a gangster and sociopath, to purchase the stolen weed.

Prior to the card game, a pair of lowlife criminals, Gary and Dean, were hired by Barry to rob a bankrupt millionaire for Harry, who wanted a specific pair of antique shotguns from the stolen pile for his personal collection. The two guns that Harry wanted, however, were the ones that Gary and Dean sold prematurely to Nick after the robbery. An enraged Barry then threatens the two into getting them back.

The neighbours' heist goes underway; Dog, the leader of the gang, learned of the weed chemists from one of the members, and uses his connections to the group to catch them off guard. Despite having a gang member killed by his own Bren Gun, and an incriminating encounter with a traffic warden, the job is otherwise a success. Unfortunately as they come back to the hideout, the four friends ambush the neighbours and take the loot, who later return that night to stash the goods next door, and then celebrate with a wild night of drinking.

The various characters finally collide when Rory discovers that the weed he was going to purchase was in fact his; the weed chemists that were robbed were under his employ. Rory interrogates Nick into revealing where the four friends live, and uses one of the chemists to identify the robbers. That same morning, Dog has become furious at having been cheated and, during a tirade, he launches one of his men into a wall, who discovers (through the hole he makes as a result) various sound recording equipment; Dog realizes that his neighbours were the ones who robbed him, and has the men prepare to ambush the friends in the flat as he takes the antique shotguns and counts the money. Gary and Dean call Nick, who (in frustration) directs them to the same address in their search for the antique shotguns, while Big Chris and his son depart to collect the debt, and the four friends drive home from the bar.

Rory and his gang assault the flat and enter a shootout with the neighbours, resulting in the deaths of all but Dog and the lone chemist to survive the slaughter, with the latter taking off with the marijuana. Dog is mugged by Big Chris of the shotguns and money during his escape, Gary and Dean hastily follow Big Chris, and the four friends finally return to the flat, shocked by the carnage and the missing loot. Big Chris then gives the guns and cash to Harry, and as he returns to his car he encounters Dog threatening his son, who wants him to get the loot back from Harry. Desperate to get the guns, Gary and Dean attack Harry and Barry at their office, realizing who they were at the last minute before killing each other in another violent shootout. The four friends soon arrive to find another scene of carnage, and take the opportunity to re-steal the debt money, mystified by their strange fortune. Big Chris then crashes into their car to disable Dog. Big Chris then flies into a rage at Dog for threatening his son, and brutally bludgeons him to death with his car door. He takes the debt money back from the unconscious friends, only to find his employer dead, and Tom just about to make off with the antique shotguns, which he'd briefly stayed behind to examine.

The remaining friends were arrested, but were declared innocent after the traffic warden from earlier identified the neighbours’ bodies as the prime suspects. The four reunite at Eddie’s father’s bar, and decide to have Tom get rid of the only evidence linking them to all the bloodshed – the shotguns. After Tom leaves, Big Chris arrives to bid them farewell, and gives them a catalogue on antique guns. Big Chris then leaves, having kept the debt money for himself and his son. A quick perusal of the book reveals that the shotguns the four had bought for the job were each worth a fortune, more than the debt money kept by Big Chris, and so they desperately try to call Tom. The film ends in a cliffhanger when Tom’s cell phone, stuffed in his mouth, starts ringing as he hangs over the side of a bridge, preparing to drop the shotguns into the River Thames.
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby JohnnyFishfinger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:29 pm

Bacon(to nick the greek): it's a deal, it's a steal, it's the sale of the fucking century... in fact, fuck it Nick, I think I'll keep it...

Brilliant!!!
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby Stiv » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:41 am

I always thought the shooting and some of the weaponry in *Three kings* was pretty good (cadaver dramatizations and slow motion stuff). It's the only movie I've ever viewed that had a Thunder five in it.

I can't believe that no one mentioned the shootout in The Matrix either and I'll concur with SRR about some of the Asian fliks I watched one the other night about some assasin (the movie name escapes me now) that was really great.

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby ktrout » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:20 am

Stiv wrote:I can't believe that no one mentioned the shootout in The Matrix either
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Oh, yeah, that was pretty awesomely gratuitous.
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby bearfood » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:40 am

After careful consideration,
I've decided that the best gun movie of all time is Young Guns, featuring Emilio Estevez and his retarded brother Charles Sheen.
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby Hitoru » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:43 am

The absolute best gun movie ever is:

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby Caliban » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:13 pm

SRR wrote:Give some props to the Asians. Hard Boiled is a textbook example of how to kill hundreds of gangsters holding up a hospital.



Beat me to the draw on that one. But add "A better tomorrow 2" to the Asian list. Watch that and recognise so many of the influences on Tarantino, especially the group walking towards the final shootout - straight cut and copy into Reservoir dogs.


heres the second clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJlhYdZcqJA&NR=1

and if you just like Chow yun fat shootin things -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKRz-H4j8h4&feature=fvw
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby flipflop » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:46 am

jakeleg wrote:Damn there are alot of guns in "The Wild Bunch". Ashamed to say I haven't seen it.

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Wild_Bunch%2C_The


Best movie ending ever, ranked joint numbah one with Scarface

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby vagabond » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:12 pm

Shoot'em Up was not a good movie plot-wise but seemed to be specifically set-up to show the most gratuitously insane shootouts ever. It also had Monica Belluci.

Smokin' Aces wasn't that great either but had some good firefights/destruction.

I agree w/ cold that the end of Heat was a bit of a let down. I thought the guns were probably the only good thing about the Miami Vice re-make (esp the skinheads with the sniper rifle). Still an awesome movie though.

For sheer amount of fireworks and their effects, there's Band of Brothers (sorry, not a movie).

I just saw Appaloose on HBO and thought it had a pretty funny gun fight scene. Not sure if I got the names right but it goes kind like this:

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby crotalus01 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:52 pm

I will cast my vote for Shooter with Mark Walhberg. Not the best gun movie ever but its a good one and noone has mentioned it.
Others I would say are great gun movies: Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Heat, The Wild Bunch, Once Upon a Time in the West, Predator (for the minigun), Aliens, and Terminator 2.
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby komjong » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:58 pm

By far my Favorite gun scene from Millers crossing. " The old man's still an artist with a Tommy." Ha!

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby JohnnyFishfinger » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:43 pm

jakeleg wrote:Damn there are alot of guns in "The Wild Bunch". Ashamed to say I haven't seen it.

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Wild_Bunch%2C_The


I jus saw the last scene in "The Wild Bunch" and if this movie is in here then it's only fair for "Django" to be in too...

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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby diamondcutter13 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:51 pm

The Way of the Gun.
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The guns used were great (ie. gratuitous use of a Galil ARM and .45s), and great tactics (like in Heat)

Possibly the greatest opening scene in a gun movie too, doesn't even involve a gun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xsaMcw69D8

Finishes with a kick-ass shoot out and the anti-heroes bleeding out in the sand. Awesome.

Also Kurt Wimmer's Equilibrium gets an honorable mention for inventing the whole Gun Kata/Gun-Fu thing which took the Woo to a whole new level.
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Re: Best Gun Movie Ever?

Postby Devlin » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:04 am

SRR wrote:Give some props to the Asians. Hard Boiled is a textbook example of how to kill hundreds of gangsters holding up a hospital.



Great flick ! I once sat through a John Woo film festival. Three movies in one day at a theater. Afterwards all I wanted to do was shoot someone.
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