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

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

There are several references to Warner Bros. animated cartoons throughout the film. Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) is wise cracking and eats carrots like Bugs Bunny, whilst Hertz (Paul Giamatti) hunts him like a darker Elmer Fudd (note the similar facial structure). Also, Hertz's cellphone plays Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", which was parodied in the cartoon What's Opera, Doc? (1957) as "Kill the Wabbit". See more »

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When Smith is busy shooting the bad guys in the warehouse, the last two shots he attempts to fire are met with the sound of dry-firing - a hammer falling on an empty breech. It is then shown to the audience that the slide is locked back, which occurs when the weapon runs out of bullets. In this condition the hammer cannot move, and the gun would not make any sound whatsoever if the trigger was pulled. See more »

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[first lines]
1st Killer: You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]
1st Killer: What the hell you looking at?
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During the opening credits the New Line logo, a film frame, initially appears without its sprocket holes. The holes then appear one by one to the sound of gunshots. See more »

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References Raising Arizona (1987) See more »

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Patient Eye
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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Take it for what it is
4 September 2007 | by (B'More, MD) – 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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