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Posted: 2/2/2001 2:56:05 AM EDT
Two of the greatest both came out in 1950. GUN CRAZY and WINCHESTER '73. I'm still looking for a chick like Annie Laurie Starr (Peggy Cummins in GUN CRAZY). Sexy, obsessed, and she can shoot. In WINCHESTER '73 they have a match complete with spotting-scopes and checking group-sizes!
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 4:22:40 AM EDT
Here's a few of my favorites: Red Dawn, Terminator, Pvt Ryan, Full Metal Jacket, All the Dirty Harry Movies[frag]
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 5:01:10 AM EDT
Heat Saving Private Ryan Braveheart (not gun related but a theme I think we can all agree with) Platoon And a couple of my non gun favorites - Goodfellas, Casino, Ronin, and Scarface
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 5:21:36 AM EDT
Predator
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 6:46:30 AM EDT
Unforgiven is a pretty cool gun movie... "...but like you told young Andy here, you ain't armed, are ya Bob?" "I see you still got that Spencer rifle."
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 7:57:35 AM EDT
Commando Desperado Ronin There are more but I don't want to be a hog. [:)]
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OK here my picks [b]THE PATRIOT SAVING PRIVATE RYAN REDBADGE OF COURAGE A BRIDGE TOO FAR THE LONGEST DAY [heavy]
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:01:35 AM EDT
Heat Full Metal Jacket Platoon Bad Boys Navy Seals
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:11:08 AM EDT
The Wild Geese
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:13:00 AM EDT
Heat
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:21:33 AM EDT
How about "The Professional" [kill] "No Women, No Children"
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:30:07 AM EDT
Desperado(I know, I know, so unrealistic it was comical, but still entertaining). Besides, how can you not like a movie with Salma Hayeck in it? Tombstone was another entertaining one. Z
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:41:28 AM EDT
Even though it is not very realistic, The Matrix is still a good gun flick. The Patriot is also very high up on the list. Kharn
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:52:27 AM EDT
"Last Man Standing" & "Navy Seals"
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:59:53 AM EDT
Apocolypse Now Heat Ronin Tombstone Sniper The Specialist
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 10:03:55 AM EDT
Here is one not included so far. [red][size=6]ALIENS[/size=6][/red]
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 10:08:55 AM EDT
What's your favorite part in the Matrix? the one where there is .308 brass flying out of the .22 rimfire, or the part where they show the Blank brass falling out of the helicopter?
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 10:23:00 AM EDT
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Saving Private Ryan The professional Both terminators Heat Full metal jacket (of course) Desperado (cheesy but entertaining) Predator Commando Red Dawn Siege of Firebase Gloria Hamburger Hill Platoon Apocalypse Now Sniper Tombstone Dirty Harry Last man standing Die hard series (cheesy but entertaining) Damn, I lost my post count from the old board? And a junior again?
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 10:25:00 AM EDT
"The Way of the Gun" "Heat"
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 10:26:03 AM EDT
I don't know about Kharn, but my favorite scene in Matrix is where Keanu says, "We need guns." and all of these racks appear. It was like something out of a dream.
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 11:01:27 AM EDT
Aliens????? How could we have missed that one, thanks.
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 11:47:48 AM EDT
Here are a few more: La Femme Nikita... the original French movie. It's best watched in French with English subtitles. The scene with the Desert Eagle and titanium tipped .44's always gets me going. Robocop...watch the directors cut where Ed-209 drills that unfortunate VP for an extra 30 seconds. Ghost in the shell...Moody and introspective but very violent, lots of modern guns. Gunsmith Cats...This anime series is so gun crazy it's awesome. I thought it was a kids show at first until the killing started. The only way I can describe it is - Sailor Moon meets Schwartzenegger. Imagine two cutesie girls that own and operate a gunstore and drive around in a tricked out 68' Cobra 428 fighting crime. Lots of guns, grenades and automatic rifle fun. Who ever writes for this series really did their homework, they have the best guns and the fastest cars. And they always end up in their panties for some reason. ;) The Killer...A John Woo movie staring Chow Yun Fat. The body count in this movie is staggering. My only gripe is that some gun fighting scenes are grossly unrealistic. There are lots of "Hot Shots Part Deux" type mowing down of badguys. But it's still really cool. First Blood...lets not forget the original and best! I can't say enough about the movies already mentioned Predator, Heat, Aliens, Terminator, SPR, FMJ, The Professional, Face-off, The Matrix...etc
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 2:49:08 PM EDT
WHAT ABOUT TAPS AND SERIES LIKE COMBAT AND RAT PATROL
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 3:04:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 3:17:09 PM EDT
It was probably meant more as a parody on gun owners, I hear the director or the guy that played the "gun nut" is extremely antigun, but Tremors and Tremors2 has some of the better gun loving humor and gun talk that I've seen in a movie. The part in Tremors 2 where the nut talks about running out of ammo and he had to go "hand to hand" with the little beasties, is the funniest thing in the world to me for some reason. I always imagine "going head to head" with a herd of rabid squirrels and having to finish off the last dozen or so with my trusty KaBar and my hand to hand skills.
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 3:37:38 PM EDT
"Fried Green Tomatoes" & "Nell" All kidding aside, [b]SPACE BALLS[/b] was outstanding... it was good to see all those horific Calico 22's actually being put to good use!
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 4:09:35 PM EDT
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I'm surprised that most of you can't think of any films older than the late '70s. Combat from the early '60s was a good pick from one person. GUN CRAZY was remade in the early '90s with plenty of sex, but did not come anywhere near the firearms enthusiasm of the original film noir classic. I think we should revise to include only BLACK & WHITE films from the years where owning a firearm was consider completely normal. Many of the films mentioned are really anti-gun films with some entertaining firearm use in them. What I'm looking for are the high-quality films (and color is ok too) that are overlooked by many, but maybe someone's come across and could share. Here's the Maltin reviews of the two films I mentioned: GUN CRAZY: (1949) 86m. ***1/2 D:Joseph H. Lewis. Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger . . . Knockout of a sleeper in the BONNIE & CLYDE tradition, stylishly (and sometimes startlingly) directed. Cummins is femme fatale who leads gun-crazy Dall into life of crime. Screenplay credited to MacKinlay Kantor and Millard Kaufman (who was actually fronting for then-blacklisted writer DaltonTrumbo), from Kantor's Saturday Evening Post story. Also knows as DEADLY IS THE FEMALE. Loosely remade in 1992. WINCHESTER '73 (1950) ***1/2 92m. D: Anthony Mann. James Stewart, Shelly Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis . . . Exceptional Western story of Stewart tracking down a man - and his stolen gun - through series of interrelated episodes, leading to memorable shootout among rock-strewn hills. First-rate in every way, this landmark film was largely responsible for renewed popularity of Westerns in the 1950s. Script by Robert L. Richards and Borden Chase, from a story by Stuart N. Lake. Beautifully photographed bye William Daniels. Remade for TV in 1967. I want to find more of these type of gems.
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 6:02:11 PM EDT
The Wind and the Lion with Sean Connery playing a desert chieftan holding an American woman and her children "hostage". Great flick.
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 6:43:33 PM EDT
Heat Art of War Saving Private Ryan The Patriot Terminator Alien Predator True Lies
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 7:57:28 PM EDT
FULL METAL JACKET
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 9:08:03 PM EDT
Can't believe nobody picked Quigley Down Under or the great shooting in Sergeant York!!!!!!! VM
Link Posted: 2/2/2001 11:46:14 PM EDT
[img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1494414&a=11270929&p=39564118[/img] [size=6]NUFF SAID[/size=6]
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 12:11:59 AM EDT
sgt. york--gary cooper version t.v. show that started a year or so after Combat- the gallent men. t.v. show the untouchables- lots of thompson action t.v. show Have gun/Will Travel The Pride and the Passion--Sophia (drool) Loren. Big cannon, remember that movie. And who was it that wore a sawed off shotgun on his leg? A t.v. show, mmmmmm, johnny yuma, the rebel or wanted-dead or alive, I cant remember.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 2:18:58 AM EDT
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rainman, I like your choice of the Untouchables, as I was a child-actor and appeared in an episode (actually a 2-part) of the series entitled, "The Big Train," which starred Neville Brand (4th most decorated soldier in WWII) as Al Capone. They show the pair of episodes together these days as an ersatz TV movie. I got to hold one of those Thompson's (not in the show itself) and inspect it on the set. Steve McQueen was in Wanted: Dead or Alive and had a sawed-off lever-action, and Nick Adams was the star of Johnny Yuma with the sawed-off shotgun. Wire Paladin, San Francisco.
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 5:55:41 AM EDT
Let's see: "RED DAWN" as the best training film we can find.... Most science fiction stuff. Military movies. For a most favorite? Gotta say: Probably "Gun Shy" with Liam Neeson and Oliver Platt. Is a hilarious sleeper..... Scott
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 8:26:31 AM EDT
Aliens (M41A Pulse Rifle) Just wish Ripley could have learned how to change mags...[;)] Terminator 2 Just want to know how the Terminator powered the M134 Minigun at the CyberDine battle.[>:/]
Link Posted: 2/3/2001 9:12:39 AM EDT
For those who have mentioned 'The Professional', you must go for the uncut international version. I love seeing a young girl going on hits and carrying a .45 in her lttle metal lunch box. Most anything that had John Milius http://us.imdb.com/Name?Milius,+John involved in it. This includes Red Dawn, The Wind and the Lion, The Rough Riders (made for TNT), Clear and Present Danger, the list goes on forever. Somebody already mentioned the Killer with Chow Yun Fat, there's also Hard Boiled which was also doen by Chow and Wu. For animated themese, there's several, including Gunsmith Cats that was already mentioned and there's the Golgo-13 animated movies that are _NOT_ meant for kids. But the best of all is Jake Speed. [shotgun]
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 9:48:46 PM EDT
Natural Born Killers is good, but Red Dawn is fantastic, and because you know the director, you know it is "BONAFIDE". [uzi] [sniper]
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:19:01 PM EDT
THE WILD BUNCH You gotta love those 97's
Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:27:43 PM EDT
Movies: Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, The Longest Day, Full Metal Jacket, Sgt. York, The Audie Murphy Story. Series: Rat Patrol, The Rifleman, Wanted Dead or Alive( with Steve McQueen), and Combat. (Who could forget Sarge's Thompson, or Kirby's BAR?)
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Link Posted: 3/2/2001 10:48:39 PM EDT
The Wild Geese.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 12:07:10 AM EDT
Most of these are not realistic and just entertainment. [frag] [heavy] Hard Boiled-John Woo Die Hard The Killer-John Woo SPR Face Off-John Woo The Rock Replacement Killers Desparado Platoon El Mariachi Full Metal Jacket Tombstone T1 and T2 The Way Of The Gun Aliens Robo Cop Matrix First Blood Heat Pulp Fiction Red Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn Ronin Vampires-John Carpenter Predator Lethal Weapons Three Kings The Wild Bunch Unforgiven A Better Tomorrow Dirty Dozen The Day of The Jackel Mad Max Bonnie and Clyde Some have less guns than others. These are off the top of my head. I am sure there are more.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 12:41:26 AM EDT
Is it just me experienceing Deja Vu or is this thread almost word for word like on from the old board not too long ago? Adam
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 1:03:09 AM EDT
My personal favorite one is " The Outlaw Josey Wales"
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 1:25:56 AM EDT
Does anybody remember "Attack" with Jack Palance and Eddie Albert. Super movie. Anybody?
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 3:10:38 AM EDT
I would have to say Heat,Way of the gun(I couldn't believe the tact.stuff they were doing),Aliens,Cold blooded(even though it had the guy from 90210 in it)and my favorite movie ever Starship troopers.
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 4:03:34 AM EDT
I would have to agree that Tremors was a cool move for us gun nuts, I told my wife that the basement of the gunnut was the basement of my dreams(although it was missing a pool table, bar, widescreenTV, DVD and mounted animals) though I remmeber that maybe 10 years ago Reba was trading guns for tickets for her concerts, "to keep the streets safer" Last man standing Die Hards Red Dawn Private Ryan
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 4:04:49 AM EDT
I would have to agree that Tremors was a cool move for us gun nuts, I told my wife that the basement of the gunnut was the basement of my dreams(although it was missing a pool table, bar, widescreenTV, DVD and mounted animals) though I remmeber that maybe 10 years ago Reba was trading guns for tickets for her concerts, "to keep the streets safer" Last man standing Die Hards Red Dawn Demolition Man Private Ryan
Link Posted: 3/3/2001 4:53:44 AM EDT
Scarface - "Say hello to ma leetle friends"
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