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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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Cast

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Dr. Allen Painter
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Henry Griffin ...
Armando Guerrero ...
Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
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Jan Hanks ...
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José Pérez ...
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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,150,979, 10 September 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,055,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,069,740
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The violence was scaled back, because the MPAA threatened the film with the NC-17 rating. See more »

Goofs

After Francesca pushes Jeffers away, her leg is exposed in the medium shot and covered by her robe in the following longer shot. See more »

Quotes

Hale Chidduck: A woman needs security like a man needs approval.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.4 (2002) 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 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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