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Gunmen (1993)

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USD400,000,000 is stolen and a drug lord wants it back. The killed thief's brother is broken out of prison by a DEA bounty hunter to help find the money boat. The body count continues in Latin America.

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writer:

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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Trivia

First of three movies released in 1994 to feature Sir Patrick Stewart. The others being The Pagemaster (1994) and Star Trek: Generations (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

Dani Servigo: You shot me! I can't believe you shot me in the leg! That's very dangerous!
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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 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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"If anyone is going to kill you. It's going to be me".
11 June 2011 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

A generically hip, but brutal offbeat comedy action joint that moves at a breakneck pace and offers a lot time for Denis Leary to do his ruthlessly lip-smacking viper bad-guy shtick (and constantly calling those who work for him "morons") … and lets not forget Patrick Stewart in somewhat of an unconventional role as a crippled, cold-blooded South American drug lord. I don't know why, but I had trouble seeing Stewart in the part. I guess Capt. Picard kept coming to mind. Anyhow Mario Van Pebbles finds himself teaming up with Christopher Lambert (who both shares a good chemistry) on the hunt for $400 million dollars of stolen drug money stole away on a boat with Leary on their trail that was hired by Stewart.

A very enjoyable, if inflamed b-grade action buddy fare that's held together by a vacant on-the-run narrative laced with self-irony and the screenplay was written by Stephen Sommers (known for "The Mummy" blockbusters). Razor-sharp one-liners fly about ("You talk more sh!t than a radio") and the edgy violence is explosively staged with some cracking (and over-the-top) stunt-work amongst some flavorous exotic locations. It's slickly made and the camera-work simply excels. Performances are fitting. Van Pebbles' brings a rough and ready trait to his agent character and Lambert gives his crooked character a twitchy, but capable side. Although his accent was a bit of a stretch. A bold Brenda Bakke also makes an impression as one of the mercenaries. Furthermore there's good minor support by Sally Kirkland and a comical Kadeem Hardison.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunmen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,030,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,909,919, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$3,411,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,411,885
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Dolby SR

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Color

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2.39:1
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