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The Way of the Gun (2000)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  8 September 2000 (USA)
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Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.

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Dr. Allen Painter
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Hale Chidduck
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Storyline

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£191,169 (UK) (17 November 2000)

Gross:

$324,922 (France) (15 December 2000)
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Trivia

Christopher McQuarrie's brother, a US Navy SEAL, was technical advisor for the gunfight scenes, hence the realism of the coordinated movements, use of cover, and room-clearing tactics used by Parker and Longbaugh. See more »

Goofs

The amount of sweat on Dr. Painters shirt during the operation in the motel. See more »

Quotes

Longbaugh: There's always free cheese in a mousetrap.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits: For Arly Thomsen you speak the truth Arly was the Key Grip for this and many other films. See more »

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References Apt Pupil (1998) See more »

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Fiesta
Written & Performed by Daniel Indart
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An adult action movie
30 July 2004 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I used to like movies like: "The Matrix" and "Bad Boys". But I've grown very tired of violent conflict portrayed as easy, fun, moral, and without risk. This is a movie where all the violence is fearsome, difficult, and wholly unpleasant. As it should be, anything else really is dishonest and evil.

This is one reason i think most people don't like this movie. There are two more. One is a somewhat complicated plot. There are about a dozen characters and each one have different motives and I think most people can handle no more than 4 motives. The other reason is that the "main characters" are not the heroes of the story. They set the story in motion and keep it together but they are not who the movie is about and to tell a story in such an unconventionally roundabout way is entirely confusing for some people.

So you may not like this movie if...

You are uncomfortable with violence being violent,

You can't keep track of the motivations of 8 separate characters,

You automatically believe that the story is about the characters played by the actors pictured largest on the box.

otherwise you may really like this movie because it's really well made in all its aspects.


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