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Gunmen (1993)

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Four hundred million dollars are hidden in a boat in some harbor in South America, hidden by Dani Servigo's brother. When his brother gets killed, Dani is a wanted man, by undercover D.E.A.... See full summary »

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Deran Sarafian

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Stephen Sommers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lambert ... Dani Servigo
Mario Van Peebles ... Cole Parker
Denis Leary ... Armor O'Malley
Patrick Stewart ... Loomis
Kadeem Hardison ... Izzy
Sally Kirkland ... Bennett
Richard C. Sarafian ... Chief Chavez (as Richard Sarafian)
Robert Harper ... Rance
Brenda Bakke ... Maria
James Chalke ... Java
Humberto Elizondo ... Guzman
Andaluz Russell Andaluz Russell ... Guzman's Wife
Tamara Shanath Tamara Shanath ... Guzman's Daughter
Deran Sarafian ... Bishop
Christopher Michael ... Rhodes
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Storyline

Four hundred million dollars are hidden in a boat in some harbor in South America, hidden by Dani Servigo's brother. When his brother gets killed, Dani is a wanted man, by undercover D.E.A. Agent Cole Parker and also by Armor O'Malley, who is working for drug boss Loomis. Together, Servigo and Parker search for the boat. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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In a South American Country There's Only One Way To Take Down a Drug Lord...Point Blank.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda fatal See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,030,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,318,844, 6 February 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,411,885
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles appeared in Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994). See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) After Dani and Cole jump off of the cliff and are washed down the river, Cole complains that Dani lost his "Pearl handled 9mm" gun. The gun that he had was not pearl handled, and was a WW2 model Colt 1911 which is a .45 ACP weapon. See more »

Quotes

Cole Parker: I want you to press the ignition button. You got me?
Dani Servigo: Ignition?
Cole Parker: Ignition. Yeah. Shit. He can't read. I tell you what you do. Hold up that first finger. Tell me what you see.
Dani Servigo: A finger!
Cole Parker: No, it looks like an "I." That's the first letter in "ignition."
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Alternate Versions

A longer 97 minute version does exist and was submitted to the OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) in Australia. While this version was rated M, it was noted that it contained "High level coarse language, Violence, Medium level sex scene". Months later, a second version was submitted with a running time of 94 minutes and carried the same M rating, but with "Medium level violence, Coarse language, Sex scene" as the advice. It is believed that the longer 97 minute version was never officially released anywhere. See more »

Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Good lightweight movie hampered by video format
2 April 2002 | by midflinx007See all my reviews

It is a shame Gunmen didn't get fair treatment when it was brought to DVD. Originally shot in 2.35:1 widescreen, the DVD and obviously, the video are only available in 1.33:1 full TV screen format. Almost half the picture is missing, and it shows. Even ignoring the lush scenery cut off, too often the characters' faces are missing from the frame. Even worse is that the DVD transfer is rotten. It may have been from a S-VHS master from what it looks like. It is full of film grain which compresses awfully on DVDs, making the entire movie look muddy.

This is a terrible shame because Gunmen is a fun, lightweight flick of two guys, one good, the other bad, forced to work together against a common enemy. There are many funny one liners, and the action scenes are pretty good, though low budget. Denis Leary is always fun to watch when he's angry or evil, and he's almost always both in Gunmen.


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