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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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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:
Senator Rutledge
Sidney Mende-Gibson ...
Baby Oliver
Lucas Mende-Gibson ...
Baby Oliver
Kaylyn Yellowlees ...
Baby Oliver
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

gun | baby | night | shootout | hero | See All (295) »


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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 USA:

$5,716,554, 9 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,096,824, 31 December 2007
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Clive Owen also co-stars with Paul Giamatti in Duplicity (2009). 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Throughout the movie, especially in long shots, the baby carried by Smith or DQ obviously has been replaced by a doll or dummy.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 New Line Cinema logo, a film frame, gets film-perforated with bullet holes. See more »


References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »


Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Masters 2000, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Take it for what it is
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Shoot 'Em Up is exactly what it claims to be. An action movie. Balls to the wall, no holds barred, but nothing more. And that's exactly what you get. Don't go expecting high art...SEU doesn't take itself seriously enough for that. But that's exactly what makes it work. It KNOWS it's over the top, and doesn't try to hide it. Clive Owen's Smith character is the Bugs Bunny to Paul Giamatti's Hurtz Elmer Fudd. The film takes the best cartoon elements, makes them flesh, and still kicks in that over the top craziness. Bad puns that are so bad they're good, action sequences that there just for the sake of having an action sequence, and the wildest sex scene ever...it's amazing. It's the funniest, coolest, most amazing mix of stunts, bad one liners and paper think plot lines.

You get everything you expect from Shoot 'Em Up...and it's all great.

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