DVDs with the best gun fights?

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  1. chris larralde

    chris larralde Stunt Coordinator

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    Lots of shooting (war movies don't count)!

    I'm drawing blanks and can only think of a couple ...
    Heat
    T2
    SWAT

    I know there are more out there.
     
  2. Scott Weinberg

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    We had a discussion about this at my site's forum. Here's what we came up with:

    Aliens
    Bonnie & Clyde
    The Boondock Saints
    Code of Silence
    The Crow
    Demolition Man
    Die Hard
    Dirty Harry
    Equilibrium
    Face/Off
    Full Contact
    The Getaway
    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    Hard Boiled
    Hard Target
    Heat
    The Killer
    L.A. Confidential
    Lethal Weapon
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    The Matrix
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    Octopussy
    Open Range
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    The Quick and the Dead
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Reservoir Dogs
    Scarface
    The Terminator
    Thief
    Three Kings
    Tombstone
    True Romance
    The Wild Bunch
    The Wild Geese


    ...Obviously we missed a whole bunch. It wasn't that long of a thread. [​IMG]
     
  3. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    I'd add this to that list:
    The Rock
    Ronin
    Leon
    The Long Kiss Goodnight - hey, I liked it.
    The Usual Suspects
     
  4. Dave T.

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    I'll throw in Fifth Element and The Dogs of War as well.
     
  5. Jake Johnson

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    Heist has a gun fight that I was very impressed by. Even if it is rather short

    Miller's Crossing is another that impressed me.
     
  6. Paul McElligott

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    44 Minutes - the story of the North Hollywood Shootout.
     
  7. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Magnificent Seven
    Magnum Force
    Robocop
    Predator - maybe a stretch, but worth mentioning for 'Painless'.
    T2: Judgement Day
    Total Recall
    48 Hrs. - The shootout at the hotel in particular between Nolte, Remar, and Landham.

    My favorite might be the downtonw bank sequence from the already mentioned Heat.

    - Walter.
     
  8. Jerry Thomas

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    Air Force One
    Bad Boys 2
    Blade 1 & 2
    Desperado
    Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions
    Road to Perdition
    The Rundown
    Underworld


    Just to name a few. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Django, Django and more Django.
     
  10. Andy_Munich

    Andy_Munich Stunt Coordinator

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    Umm....."Way of the Gun" anyone? Name says it all.
     
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    Devin_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I didn't mind some of the gunplay in The Replacement Killers; some nice spinning action in there. Tombstone is definitely worth another mention in there, and Die Hard has it's moments, though they are more sporadic then prolonged gun scenes...
     
  12. Kevin Grey

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    Yup, that one definitely belongs on any gun fights list.
     
  13. chris_clem

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    Some additions:

    The Lethal Weapon Series: Has some pretty good gunfights in each one.

    24: It may be a TV series but it's still on DVD. Has some great gunfights that would be fit for a big-budget film.

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Just mentioned this because someone said Desperado....

    Ballistic- Ecks vs. Sever: The movie/story is crap but the action sequences are actually pretty good. The unbelievably hot Lucy Liu on a shooting rampage? Gotta have that on the list! [​IMG]

    My all time favorite would still have to be the oft mentioned Heat... Totally realistic and ass kicking street shootout.[​IMG]
     
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    Good to see that Open Range has already made the list. After those gunshots, everything else sounds way too tame... [​IMG]
     
  15. Harold Wazzu

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    the Rambo trilogy, though it could be considered a war movie, the first one definitely is not.

    another is Tremors, the basement shootout scene is pretty cool.

    And True Lies.

    Waterworld and the reef attack.
     
  16. chris larralde

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    Oops, I forgot about The Professional!
     
  17. KyleC

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    Equilibrium was just awesome!
     
  18. Herb Kane

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    Final scene in Taxi Driver.
     
  19. Nate Anderson

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    I second Desperado. The barroom gunfight is simply incredible and oh so over the top.

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico, which is the sequel to Desperado, has the same kind of kinetic energy and had a couple good gunfights as well.
     
  20. Rob Gardiner

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    Blood Simple
     

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