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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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Francesca Chidduck
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Henry Griffin ...
P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero ...
Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
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Jan Hanks ...
Receptionist (as Jan Jensen)
José Pérez ...
(as Jose Perez)
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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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Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sangue Frio  »

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

The castanet staccato heard several times throughout the movie is from the first few seconds of The Professionals (1966). See more »

Goofs

The shape and size of the bandage (and the blood thereon) above Dr. Parker's right eye while he's in the truck stop restroom talking to Parker & Longbaugh. See more »

Quotes

Abner Mercer: She's... she's up there with them... with the doctor and the colored fella. Oh, Jesus. I'm sorry, Joe.
Joe Sarno: There's no, uh... need to be sorry, Abner.
Abner Mercer: I'm dyin'.
Joe Sarno: We'll get somebody right away.
Abner Mercer: No. It's not... not like I'm scared or anything.
Joe Sarno: Listen, Abner...
Abner Mercer: I'm dyin', Joe.
[Nods off for 20 seconds, appears to be dead]
Abner Mercer: . Remember that time, the time... that we... aw, jeez.
Joe Sarno: What time?
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Crazy Credits

Henry Griffin is listed as P. Whipped. He is the guy whose girlfriend is yelling at Parker and Longbaugh and ends up fighting them, thus he is "P[ussy] Whipped." See more »

Connections

References Viva Zapata! (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Rip This Joint
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Violence Galore!
15 October 2004 | by (Lakewood, NJ) – See all my reviews

For any action movie fans out there that love shoot-outs that hinder on the brink of insanity then this movie is for you. The plot was hard to understand in some parts yet it was still good and sometimes the motives were beyond the viewer's grasp but it still flowed well regardless. There were some kick ass quotes as needed in this genre of film and James Caan was simply awesome in his role as an aging bag-man. While I'm not a huge fan of Ryan Phillippe he actually was passable as this character and utilized a suiting accent. Benicio Del Toro was probably the best as his expressions and just the way he says things is unbeatable. Even though it was two hours long it seemed like only half that, so overall it's a great watch. My only warning is that if you're included in the faint of heart then this probably is one to avoid as this was definitely a dab of the good OL' ultra-violence!

Final Say:

Movies: Would've been enjoyable to see it there.

DVD Purchase: Based on how low it's currently priced I probably won't be able to help myself.

Rental: Come on, you know you want to!!!


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