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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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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7 September 2007 (USA)  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$12,796,824 (USA) (12 October 2007)
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This film has several similarities to "Crank" in that 1.) both main protagonists are experts at killing played by British actors who constantly handle guns throughout the separate movies they're in; 2.) both films belong to the action/black comedy genre as well as crime; 3.) almost no explosions whatsoever occur in either movies even though there's nearly non-stop action in both of them; 4.) Jason Statham and Clive Owen both fall from aerial vehicles toward the end of their respective movies (Statham from a helicopter and Owen from a plane); 5.) the directors of both movies also completely self-wrote them; 6.) someone named Michael Davis played a high role in the crew for both films (one of "Crank's" producers and "Shoot 'em Up's" writer/director), even though neither are actually related in real life; 7.) Paul Haslinger composed both films and even has a track titled "Warehouse Shootout" in both soundtracks when the main protagonists get into a gunfight with several enemies at a warehouse; 8.) the separate running times for both films are only two minutes apart from each other ("Crank" at 88 minutes and "Shoot 'em Up" at 86 minutes); and 9.) "Crank" and "Shoot 'em Up" were released nearly one year to the day of each other (the former on Sep. 1, 2006 and the latter on Sep. 7, 2007). See more »

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When Mr. Smith shoots Hertz at the brothel, the bullet hits the right side of Hertz's chest. But when Hertz comes to, the bullet wound is on the left side. See more »

Quotes

[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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) 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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Entertaining enough
3 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Some of the comments left by people on here show just how clueless movie goers can be. As if you can't tell that there's a slight tongue-in-cheek feel to the movie. Doesn't the stupidly high kill count or OTT methods used to kill people make that obvious to you? Does a movie with the title "Shoot em up" sound like a serious piece of work? Come on some of you just need to relax and use your brains a little.

I haven't much to say on the movie itself since its ones of those "entertained me but probably won't buy the DVD" films I so often see in cinemas. Acting was good, action was good, plot was OK. Go see it. If you love it - great, if you don't - oh well. It really is one of those kind of movies. Just remember not expect a serious film reminiscent of James Bond or Die Hard, OK?.


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