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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Pilon ...
Sidney Mende-Gibson ...
Lucas Mende-Gibson ...
Kaylyn Yellowlees ...
Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ...
Man Who Rides Shotgun
Killer Shot in Behind
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 <>

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gun | baby | night | shootout | hero | See All (242) »


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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:

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


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

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Did You Know?


"Baby Oliver" was cast before he was even born. The producers chose a woman who was pregnant with twin boys who would deliver about the time filming began so the baby would genuinely be a newborn baby, as his character is. See more »


Hertz drives around with the corpse of the baby's mother the next morning, at least several hours after she was shot to death, yet there are no signs of rigor mortis (stiffness) or livor mortis (skin paleness). 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

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 »


References The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »


Written by Todd Ouelette, Jason Soppet, Louis Irwing, Steve Fairhurst and Tom MacKenzie
Performed by Marr
Courtesy of Marr Music
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The most fun you will have at the movies
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I stated above, this movie is a fun ride. The script was probably written by a 13 year old kid who plays a lot of video games, but that's why it's great. You can just kick back, turn your brain off for 80 minutes, and enjoy. It is the ultimate guy movie. And for the one liners: as cheesy and lame as you could ask for. Shoot Em Up was made to entertain the 20 something action junkie, so if you aren't one, you will no doubt hate this flick. But for the rest of us, who all have that 13 year old immature video gamer still inside, you gotta see it. I think Clive Owen might be the first true action star Hollywood has had in a long time. One other enjoyable feature: great soundtrack. Shootout scene with Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" in the background: you can't ask for anything better. I give Shoot Em Up 8 out of 10.

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