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Mean Guns (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  21 November 1997 (USA)
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A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them... See full summary »

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A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them together in a high security prison, unarmed, and dumping bucketfulls of guns, ammo, and baseball bats on them and letting them kill each other. The final three who survive are given a prize of 10 million dollars. Let chaos reign. Written by <jculver@gonzaga.edu>

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Rated R for nonstop violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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In the final stand off scene both Ice-T and Christopher Lambert are doubled because it was shot after they had finished their scheduled scenes. See more »

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Prison Opens Tomorrow" is shown and the text underneath has a spelling error saying "A new prinson opens tomorrow... ". See more »

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Moon's Associate: What if we don't want to play?
[Moon shoots the guy asking the question]
Moon: Then don't! ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
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Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado)
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A quality b-movie
6 January 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Everything about this movie screams B-grade. From the dodgy name to the questionable cast to the dubious premise. The only thing that stops this from being a B-movie, is that it's actually really, really good.

When "The Syndicate", represented by Ice-T, gathers together it's less reliable members in an empty prison for a little game, the probability of violence was always going to be a definite.

What makes this movie different is in large part due to the choice of music. The utterly inappropriate Mambo soundtrack clashes with the violence, giving the movie a sort of trite, macabre humour. This humour gives a consistent feel throughout the movie, backed up by violence that while brutal is strangely un-graphic.

Mean Guns is an action movie with a quirky sense of humour and a brain. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it's an entertaining trip.


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