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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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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)  »

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A Sangue Frio  »

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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

The original painting by "Oliver Dear", that is hanging in the Mexican brothel scene was originally painted and used in the TV movie Purgatory (1999). See more »

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The first card in the game of hearts said to be placed is two of clubs, but in the long shot it is seen to be a high number heart (10?). All following shots show the correct cards. See more »

Quotes

Joe Sarno: So, you the brains of this outfit, or is he?
Longbaugh: Tell ya the truth, I don't think this is a brains kind of operation.
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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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Written & Performed by Johnny Dilks
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it's about the gun
2 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

now some of you are wondering what this movie is about. i don't blame you.

the title says it all. now usually the title is a cryptic clue, but in this case--it says it all.

if you are wondering why devote a film exclusively to gun-play, then ask yourself why devote a summer movie solely to computer special effects.

i know most of you are guilty of seeing one of the hot season flicks because your friends said it looked awesome. it's the same motivation for a different audience.

i'm an old pro, and let me tell you the action direction in this film is awesome, and i don't use that word often.

this film is a gunfight pasted with story, instead of the other way around. and i believe it shows a director who wanted to direct the ultimate action+editing rendition of a running gunfight.

i can only say, that if the director and the technical adviser ever read this statement, you have my vote as one of the best, most thrilling and realistic film gunfights ever. thank-you.


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