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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Storyline

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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Just another family man making a living. See more »


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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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The music video that Mr. Smith and DQ are watching (and noting the baby's reaction to it) is "Zen" by 'Strapping Young Lad'. See more »

Goofs

In the car scene where Smith shoots out the windshield of his car and the van full of assassins the glass breaks into a few large pieces which easily fall out of his way. Car (and van) windshields are made out of two pieces of glass with a sheet of polymer or laminate between. This means that when broken (even if shot) the windshield will break into many small pieces, but these pieces will be held in position by the laminate. The glass used in the two vehicles for this scene are obviously not 'real' windshields. Furthermore, in a head-on collision of two vehicles traveling at the depicted speed, Smith should have been propelled all the way through the van's cabin, probably hitting his head against the back door. 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 Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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Written by Ian Green, Paul Oakenfold and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Paul Oakenfold
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Perfecto Records UK
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Shoot 'Em Up: The most fun I have had in a movie theater since Grindhouse
7 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had been looking forward to this movie for months, so walking in, I had somewhat high expectations. Walking out, I felt very satisfied and that I had gotten more than my money's worth.

You are going to be hard-pressed to find a movie more over the top than Shoot 'Em Up. What Michael Davis does here is take every action movie cliché (i.e. firing two guns while jumping through the air, shooting guns out of speeding cars, etc.) and takes it to a whole new level entirely. It works namely because the violence here is just so creative. Sure, it defies all logic most of the time, but I was laughing and having a rip-roaring time throughout.

Clive Owen is perfectly cast as the carrot-chomping, gun-toting smart aleck hero and has no shortage of cheesy puns (that score big laughs). The rest of the cast does well, but really, it's Clive's show.

The "plot" is pretty much non-existent other than about a half dozen scenes of slightly forced dialogue. The purpose behind these scenes is more to give the audience a couple of minutes to catch it's collective breath between action scenes than it is to develop an actual story. And really, if you went to this movie expecting an in-depth character drama, you picked the wrong film.

At a little under an hour and a half, Shoot 'Em Up successfully delivers a perfect dosage of action, guns and puns without overstaying it's welcome. I'll be sure to see it at least a couple more times while it is still in theaters.

Plus, it has Mötley Crüe's, "Kickstart my Heart". What more could you ask for?


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