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The Way of the Gun (2000)

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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Francesca Chidduck
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Henry Griffin ...
P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero ...
Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
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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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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sangue Frio  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,150,979 (USA) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

$6,047,856 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Trivia

The unusual car chase scenes after the kidnapping were Benicio Del Toro's idea. He suggested it to Christopher McQuarrie after watching the show Cops (1989) where a couple of criminals did the same when cops were chasing them. See more »

Goofs

In the sperm bank, Parker is sitting to the left of Longbaugh. The camera moves and when the same shot is shown a few seconds later Parker gets up from the right of Longbaugh. See more »

Quotes

Parker: You take Los Angeles. Kay. If I say Los Angeles has become, over the years, a mecca for homosexual migration. I am in the right. But look at what I am saying. I am making it sound like faggots are nomadic if not predatory miscreants who have some implied need to move around. I am also likening of the Muslims, or Muslims to them. Whereas saying LA is filled with faggots is just being honest.
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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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Referenced in Shooter: Killing Zone (2016) See more »

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Comin' on Thru
Written & Performed by Johnny Dilks
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Sam Peckinpah is Looking Up Smiling
8 September 2000 | by (Holy Toledo Ohio) – See all my reviews



"Way of the Gun" is the best western to come down that perverbial turnpike in a great while. Like the aging cynical worn out outlaws in Peckinpahs Wild Bunch, these modern day anti-hero's whether Old or young realize that sometimes life gives you that one chance. It is up to you to seize it . whether its kidnapping your fortune or giving birth to it we all soon realize that in the end we all come in the same way & go out the same way the difference being on how hard.

Although I know I am in the extreme minority "Way of the Gun is a much more complete film than Usual Suspects it is a metaphor for the careless way we lead our lives only realizing that the one most innocent and beautiful thing is life it self. Bravo Christopher a fine film indeed!!!


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