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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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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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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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Box Office

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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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Director Michael Davis and Paul Giamatti had a lot of fun deciding on the look of Giamatti's character, eventually settling on a bad comb over and a slightly lopsided goatee, indicating how sloppy the character could be in some areas. Unfortunately for Giamatti, he made 'Shoot 'Em Up' during the 2005 Oscar season when his film Cinderella Man (2005) was heavily in play, and Giamatti had to attend all the major awards functions looking slightly dishevelled. See more »

Goofs

When Smith and Hertz point firearms at each other, Smith tells Hertz his Desert Eagle pistol is a six shooter. However, a .357 mag DE holds 9 rounds, the .44 mag holds 8 rounds and the .50 AE hold seven rounds. This would not include an additional round that could be chambered in addition to a fully loaded magazine. 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 »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) 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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Simply Awesome. Crank on Steroids
17 September 2007 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Lets get one thing out of the way straight away. Shoot em up is easily the most outrageous, the funniest and most balls out Action film ever made. Saying that, its not for everyone. Firstly its silly and calling the events that unfold over the top is a huge understatement. The film doesn't take itself seriously for a second. The action is almost cartoonist in nature and there are at least 5 jaw dropping scenes and by the end of this film you will never look at a carrot the same way. Like I said, its not for everyone, some will love it, others will loathe it. Regardless of which camp you fall in, I think pretty much everyone will agree after seeing this film that the Broccoli family must have been asleep during Clive Owens Bond test screening. This guy has more Bond in his left arm than Daniel Craig in his entire body and the best thing? He doesn't even try, like a certain other Scottish actor you may recall. In fact this review is pretty pointless. This is the only film you'll see Monica Belluci get shagged during a shootout. Enuf said. Go watch it


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