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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 September 2007 (USA)
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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Pilon ...
Sidney Mende-Gibson ...
Lucas Mende-Gibson ...
Kaylyn Yellowlees ...
Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ...
Man Who Rides Shotgun
Killer Shot in Behind
1st Killer (as Wiley Pickett)
Club Bouncer


Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. Written by <>

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gun | baby | night | shootout | hero | See All (242) »


I'm a British nanny and I'm dangerous. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feu à volonté  »

Box Office


$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,716,554 (USA) (7 September 2007)


$12,796,824 (USA) (12 October 2007)

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Did You Know?


Hertz's joke ("Why is a gun better than a wife? Because you can put a silencer on a gun.") was lifted by Michael Davis from an NRA website with a jokes section. See more »


Throughout the movie, especially in long shots, the baby carried by Smith or DQ obviously has been replaced by a doll or dummy. See more »


[first lines]
1st Killer: You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]
1st Killer: What the hell you looking at?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature animations, followed by a trickle of blood that wends its way through the cast list and finally pools on the word 'Stunts.' See more »


References The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »


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Written by Gena Olivier (as Gena Cherie Olivier), Larry Schemel (as Laurence Schemel),
Sandra Vu (as Sandra Han Vu) and Ryan Wood
Performed by Midnight Movies
Courtesy of New Line Records, a division of New Line Productions, Inc.
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Fantastic Fun
5 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Think about the title of the movie, because if you don't like that than just stay home. This movie lives up to its name in a fresh, fun and humorous way. Clive Owen is great as Mr. Smith, the coolest action hero I have seen in a long time. Paul Giammatti is witty and surprisingly enjoyable to watch as the bad guy. If you take this film too serious than you will not like it. Yes, it is a ridiculous film filled with non-stop action that would never be humanly possible, babies being thrown around but yet staying protected by the humorous Mr. Smith. This film was so fun and yes over the top, but if you expect anything more you probably will be disappointed. The violence was very extravagant, but what else did you expect from this title? It is the sort of violence that doesn't really bother you in a film. It's flashy and well, it's entertainment. Just like this movie, it was entertaining and I loved it.

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