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2 Guns (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  2 August 2013 (USA)
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Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.



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Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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2 Guns, 1 Bank.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Two Guns  »

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Box Office


$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,059,130 (USA) (2 August 2013)


$75,573,300 (USA) (18 October 2013)

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Did You Know?


Shipped to theaters under the code name "Duel Action". See more »


The bait shop where Stig stores his weapons and he and Bobby meet up after escaping NAS Corpus Christi is obviously not in Texas. It is against Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission law to have neon beer signs on exterior windows. See more »


[first lines]
Stig: Hi.
Waitress Maggie: Hi.
Stig: How many?
Waitress Maggie: two.
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References Charley Varrick (1973) See more »


Written and Performed by Nicholas McCarrell (as Nicholas 'Aqua' McCarrell)
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Not as good as expected
27 September 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for '2 Guns' I couldn't wait to see it. It had so much potential to be a great film but after watching it seems to be a bit of a let down. Almost any Denzel Washington film is at least good and usually a great film, this is an exception to the rule. The plot isn't great and it isn't delivered well either. At times it is even confusing. The selection of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg to play along side each other should have resulted in loads of funny little lines throughout the film and both actors playing off one another. This was not the case. The script didn't allow the full potential of this acting pair to be utilized. This was one of the main reasons this film fell down. Without Wahlberg and Washington being used fully it just became a mediocre action film with two expensive main actors and a confusing storyline. (6/10)

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