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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) »


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 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?


The pin Hertz wears on his coat is a symbol of the Freemasons. See more »


After Mr. Smith's spectacular slide (on his back) through the used motor oil during the warehouse shootout, his clothes are pristine as soon as he is on his feet again. 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 Death Wish (1974) See more »


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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Thin on plot, thick on action
27 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I rated this movie a 10 in the context of other action movies; it's nowhere near a 10 when compared to classics like Casablanca, but in it's genre, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.

Clive Owen stars as "Smith" a guy with a past (that's slowly revealed during the crazy gun fights) who shows up as a knight in shining armor to a lady who is about to pop a baby and is being chased by baddies, headed up by Paul Giamatti. After he rescues the kid, he links back up with an old flame, DQ, played by Monica Bellucci. The movie starts out with a bang, quite literally and doesn't settle down the entire time. There's a plot somewhere in the movie, but if you think too hard, it'll disappear in a puff of logic.

That being said, the gunfights and car chases are stellar. They are lots of fun, with ridiculous things going on the entire time. Just suspend your reason & logic, strap into your theater seat and enjoy the ride.

Michael Davis spoke before the preview and said he was an action movie buff since the beginning and made the movie he wanted to make. As an action movie fan, I thank him!

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