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The Way of the Gun -- 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.
The Way of the Gun -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Christopher McQuarrie (written by)
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8 September 2000 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan Phillippe ... Mr. Parker

Benicio Del Toro ... Mr. Longbaugh

Juliette Lewis ... Robin

Taye Diggs ... Jeffers

Nicky Katt ... Obecks

Geoffrey Lewis ... Abner Mercer

Dylan Kussman ... Dr. Allen Painter

Scott Wilson ... Hale Chidduck

Kristin Lehman ... Francesca Chidduck

James Caan ... Joe Sarno
Henry Griffin ... P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero ... Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)

Andres Orozco ... Federale #2
Jan Hanks ... Receptionist (as Jan Jensen)
José Pérez ... ? (as Jose Perez)
Neil Pollock ... Interviewer

Irene Santiago ... Sloppy Prostitute

Sarah Silverman ... Raving Bitch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Ebner ... Sperm Donor (uncredited)
Paul Angel Flores ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Heidi Van Lier ... Shop Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher McQuarrie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Christopher McQuarrie (written by)

Produced by
Kenneth Kokin .... producer
Russell D. Markowitz .... executive producer (as Russ Markowitz)
 
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Semel 
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Production Design by
Maia Javan 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Meyer  (as Thomas Meyer)
 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe 
 
Costume Design by
Heather McQuarrie  (as Heather Neely McQuarrie)
Genevieve Tyrrell 
 
Makeup Department
Gina Homan .... key makeup artist
Erin Lyons .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Scott .... hair stylist
Stephanie Scott .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bill Block .... executive in charge of production
Russell D. Markowitz .... production manager (as Russ Markowitz)
Felicity Nove .... post-production supervisor
Christine White .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susie Balaban .... second second assistant director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Kenneth Kokin .... second unit director
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist (as Mark Bristol)
Steve Broussard .... construction foreman
David Carvalho .... painter
Kathy Crandall .... lead person
Curtis Crowe .... construction coordinator
Rodney Cuellar .... swing gang
T. De Luca .... painter (as Teresa Deluca)
Wray Featherstone .... swing gang
Jennifer Fegely .... assistant props
Shane Feulner .... carpenter
Stephen Ison .... carpenter
Harmony Lauritzen .... assistant property master
John Leslie .... painter
John Lislie .... painter
Richard Luke .... carpenter
John Malmborg .... carpenter
Jason Marty .... set dresser
Laurel Miller .... art department coordinator
Rick Nielsen .... carpenter
Eric Oliphant .... painter
Heather Olson .... painter
Joshua Pinkert .... carpenter
Dwane Platt .... on-set dresser
Fred Rindlisbacher .... lead scenic
Ian Roylance .... property master
Vince Shorter .... swing gang (as Vincent Shorter)
Linden Snyder .... set designer
Carol Taylor .... buyer
Steven Vara .... carpenter
Arthur Scott Walker .... carpenter
Michael J. Wheeler .... carpenter
Mike Bundlie .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Oliver Dear .... art illustrator (uncredited)
Angelo Figlio .... swing (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... lead dialogue editor
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Barbara J. Boguski .... dialogue editor (as Barbara Boguski)
Brent Brewington .... boom operator
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Roger Davis .... production sound mixer
Laverne Dewberry .... adr recordist
Russell DeWolf .... dialogue editor (as James Russell Dewolf)
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Sam Hofstedt .... second engineer
Scott A. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Anne Laing .... assistant sound editor
Diane Lucas .... adr recordist
Benjamin Martin .... sound department assistant
Chuck Michael .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Michael .... supervising sound editor
Nash Michael .... sound effects editor
Michael A. Morongell .... sound engineer (as Michael Morongell)
Todd Niesen .... dialogue editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Scott Reed .... post-production sound manager
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... production sound mixer (as Earl Stein)
Armin Steiner .... mixing mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia Irwin)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Evan T. Chen .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tamara Carlson .... suit fabricator: K.N.B Effects Group
Diane Carlucci .... special effects administrator
John C. Carlucci .... special effects (as John Carlucci)
Lou Carlucci .... special effects supervisor
Jason Collins .... lab and set technician: KNB Effects Group
Barry McQueary .... special effects (as Barry Mcqueary)
Ric San Nicholas .... special effects (as Rick San Nicholas)
Steve Sosner .... special effects
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
Rick Thompson .... special effects
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects (as Tony Vandernecker)
 
Visual Effects by
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist: Ranchworks Unlimited (as Jonathan Barta)
Casey Cannon .... visual effects producer
Homer Z. Dodd .... digital compositor
Lauryl Duplechan .... visual effects editor
Van Ling .... visual effects supervisor
David Fred Masselink .... optical effects line-up
Martha Soehendra .... digital artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Keith Adams .... stunts (as Keith W. Adams)
Joshua S. Ashdown .... stunt driver
Jane Austin .... stunts
Frank L. Bare II .... stunts (as Frank Bare)
Skip Carlsen .... stunts
Bret Davidson .... stunts (as Brett Davidson)
Bill Hart .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Brad Jessey .... stunts
Terri Sue Judkins .... stunts (as Terri Judkins)
Anthony Kramme .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts (as Irving Lewis)
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Russell D. Markowitz .... stunts (as Russ Markowitz)
Eddie Matthews .... stunts (as Eddie Mathews)
Bill McIntosh .... stunts (as Bill Mcintosh)
Doug McQuarrie .... stunts (as Doug Mcquarrie)
Millie Novak .... stunts
Gary Paul .... stunt coordinator
Neil Summers .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Anastasion .... electrician (as P. Sean Anastasion)
Dean Aoki .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Baer .... still photographer (as J.B. Baer)
Wayne Baxter .... electrician
Kurtis Burr .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Walter Byrnes .... grip
John Farr .... chief lighting technician
Julie Fife .... best boy grip
Ian Fox .... camera operator
Jason Jensen .... camera loader
J.J. Johnson .... dolly grip
Dennis Jorgenson .... generator operator
Tracy Keele .... grip
Mike Lookinland .... first assistant camera
Sean Martin .... grip
John Raymer .... best boy electric
Jesse Rushton .... electrician
Jason Salonen .... electrician
Geno Salvatori .... director of photography: second unit
Gary W. Shaw .... best boy grip (as Gary Shaw)
Laina Thomas .... grip
Arly H. Thomsen .... key grip (as Arly Thomsen)
Jon Tilton .... electrician
Joey Watts .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Judi McKee .... casting assistant
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin Mckenna)
Cate Praggastis .... casting: Utah
Carla Woodmansee .... extras casting coordinator
Brennan Dufresne .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Fegely .... key on-set costumer
Allison Graham .... on-set costumer
Carmen Nydegger .... costume assistant
Elizabeth 'Lanny' Sikes .... costume supervisor (as Lanny Sikes)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Baldwin .... post-production assistant
Robert Berman .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Matthew Glaser .... post-production assistant
Shaan Kokin .... post-production assistant
Rob Matheson .... post-production assistant
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Suzanne Murarik .... epk editor
Melissa Remenarich .... assistant film editor (as Melissa A. Remenarich)
Jacquey Rosati .... post-production coordinator
John Sellars .... colorist
Jason Solberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steven Ariscot .... orchestrator
John Burton .... music recordist
Mona Butler .... music librarian
Guillermo Hernández .... latin music specialist
Leonid Keylin .... concert master
Joe Kraemer .... conductor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Lise Richardson .... music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Michael Akers .... driver
Robert C. Alcott .... driver
T.W. Boroski .... driver
Greg Fosse .... driver
Rhonda Hansen .... driver
Billy R. Hass .... driver
Emmanuel Haynes .... driver
Mark A. James .... transportation coordinator
Darla Jorgenson .... driver
Denise Lee .... driver
David Perelle .... driver
Art Price .... driver (as Art Price Jr.)
Lamond Reynolds .... driver
Mark Russell .... driver (as Mark A. Russell)
Michael B. Russell .... transportation captain (as Michael Russell)
Edward 'Smitty' L. Smith .... driver (as Edward 'Smitty' Smith)
 
Other crew
Nathan Alexander .... assistant: Messrs. McQuarrie and Kokin
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Dennis Burrell .... production assistant
Patrick Carnahan .... fire protection & safety
Cameron Carpenter .... assistant location manager
Brenton Chu .... production assistant
Ryan Cooke .... production coordinator
Michelle A. De Mayo .... post-production accountant
Michael Dungan .... location manager
Philip Eichner .... production assistant
Jason Gardian .... production assistant
Nicholas Guest .... adr loop group
Ann Hanlon .... assistant: Mr. Caan (as Annie Hanlon)
Annie Hanlon .... assistant: Mr. Caan
Margo Hara .... adr loop group
Melinda Haynes .... craft service (as Melinda Clarkson Haynes)
Lydia Hazan .... medical consultant (as Dr. Lydia Hazan)
Travis Hodges .... production assistant
Coti Hudgens .... assistant: Mr. Phillippe
Jen Johnson .... production assistant
Astrid Kemnitz .... payroll clerk
Luisa Leschin .... adr loop group
Mary Litkovich .... unit publicist
Sal Lopez .... adr loop group
Jennifer Lyons .... assistant: Mr. Markowitz
Maeve Mannion .... production accountant
Dylan McKenna .... assistant accountant (as Dylan Mckenna)
Doug McQuarrie .... technical/weapons advisor (as Doug Mcquarrie)
Kevin McQuarrie .... set massage therapist (as Kevin Mcquarrie)
David Michaels .... trainer: Mr. Del Toro
Corey D. Miller .... executive producer assistant
Mike Miner .... production assistant (as Mike 'Slappy' Miner)
Jonathan Nichols .... adr loop group
Justin Ogden .... production assistant
Dyana Ortelli .... adr loop group
Bonnie Reed .... studio coordinator
Kent B. Richards .... production assistant (as Kent Richards)
Audra Rodgers .... assistant production coordinator (as Audra Cervantes)
Tony Ross .... trainer: Mr. Phillippe
Alan Shaterian .... assistant: Mr. Del Toro
Alan Shaterian .... consultant: Mr. Del Toro
Marc Siegel .... production assistant
Mike Staheli .... first aid
Steve Staley .... adr loop group
Dana Suman .... assistant: Ms. Juliette Lewis
Marcelo Tubert .... adr loop group
Benjamin A. van der Veen .... consultant: Mr. Del Toro (as Benjamin Van Der Veen)
Rorie D. van Klaveren .... production assistant
Ronald Walkshorse .... fire protection and safety
Ronald Walkshorse .... set security
Dennis Williams .... location consultant
Andrew Golov .... studio executive (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... studio coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Arly H. Thomsen .... dedicatee
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
119 min | Spain:120 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to the DVD commentary, Christopher McQuarrie hired Kristin Lehman based on her performance in Dog Park (1998).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the motel Robin fires directly through the door, but doesn't hit the van on the other side of it.See more »
Quotes:
Hale Chidduck:I'd never ask you to trust me. It's the cry of a guilty soul.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Lawrence of Arabia (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
How to Make a MargaritaSee more »

FAQ

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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Violence Galore!, 15 October 2004
Author: frankwhat from Lakewood, NJ

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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