Movies featuring non-lethal weapons

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  1. Chad Ellinger

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    I'm preparing a presentation on non-lethal weapons, and I'd like to introduce the topic with a short movie clip about non-lethal weapons. Off-hand, I think Mystery Men featured NLWs, but I'm not sure in what capacity.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for movies featuring non-lethal weapons (police or military)? Hopefully something light and funny (not Rules of Engagement).
    (FYI, check out my website for more info on non-lethal weapons)
     
  2. Stephen Orr

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    Hmmm. Did Demolition Man have any non lethal weapons in the future?
     
  3. Adam Lenhardt

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  4. Max Leung

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    What about Orgazmo?
     
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    Yep, Demolition Man is one.
     
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    Not really miitary, but most anything with Jackie Chan (rakes, hoes, bamboo support beams, refridgerators, tables, broken tables, beer bottles [​IMG] )
    Many scenes in Star Trek ("stun" setting on phasers)
     
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    In The Rock, General Hummel used, "Brutal, but non-lethal tactics" to steal the VX rockets. I think they actually show the weapons, too.
     
  8. Chauncey_G

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    They've got these guns that basically shoot a bean-bag kind of thing hard enough to knock you senseless but not do any real damage.
    First time I ever actually saw one was in Wanted Dead or Alive with Rutger Hauer and Gene Simmons. As I recall, you see it pretty early on when Rutger takes down a guy whose skipped on his bail (or something like that).
    Hope this helps!
     
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    That net-gun thing the police used on Ahnuld in The Running Man was pretty cool. I have no idea if such a device really exists...
     
  10. Tony Carter

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    Well if you want "light and funny" I would go with the Pink Panther series. The Inspector and Cato used a variety of implements on each other.
     
  11. Guy Martin

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    In Charlie's Angels the three heroines don't carry firearms or lethal weapons of any kind. In fact that was a specific request of star/producer Drew Barrymore. Of course the bad guys pack all sorts of heat from machine guns to missiles.

    - Guy
     
  12. Guy Martin

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    Another scene I thought of is in Hannibal when...

    Verger's goons kidnap Hannibal in front of Union Station. They use some kind of stun gun.


    Of course the rest of the movie has all sorts of lethal weapons.

    - Guy
     
  13. Bill J

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    I don't know if this counts or not, but the prison guards in The Last Castle used rubber bullets. I don't think they were lethal unless they shot you in the head in the right spot.
     
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    I believe McQueen used a bean bag shot on some guy in some movie (i know its not very helpful)...I just remember a super slow-mo of some fat biker guy gettin the bean bag right in his huge shirtless gut.
     
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    What about all those rejected Robocop 2's? They only thing they were lethal to were themselves. [​IMG]
     
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    In "The Negotiator," cops fire concussion grenades into a building, in an attempt to stun a hostage-taker. But the weapon becomes lethal when... The hostage-taker shoots the grenades directly at SWAT team members infiltrating the building.
     
  18. Kenneth

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    For an interesting correlary there is always "The Long Kiss Goodnight" where a usually non-lethal item (a pie) is used as a lethal weapon [​IMG]
    Kenneth
     

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