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The Way of the Gun (2000)

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Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Parker
... Harold Longbaugh
... Robin
... Jeffers
... Obecks
... Abner Mercer
... Dr. Allen Painter
... Hale Chidduck
... Francesca Chidduck
... Joe Sarno
Henry Griffin ... P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero ... Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
... Federale #2
Jan Hanks ... Receptionist (as Jan Jensen)
José Pérez ... ? (as Jose Perez)
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Storyline

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sangue Frio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,150,979, 10 September 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,055,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,069,740
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Benicio Del Toro coached Nicky Katt in his Spanish dialogue scenes. See more »

Goofs

During a game of Hearts in the motel room, the number of cards in Longbaugh's hand changes. As the camera goes around showing the characters, he somehow loses several cards, which reappear in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Joe Sarno: Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits: For Arly Thomsen you speak the truth Arly was the Key Grip for this and many other films. See more »

Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Rip This Joint
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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An adult action movie
30 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I used to like movies like: "The Matrix" and "Bad Boys". But I've grown very tired of violent conflict portrayed as easy, fun, moral, and without risk. This is a movie where all the violence is fearsome, difficult, and wholly unpleasant. As it should be, anything else really is dishonest and evil.

This is one reason i think most people don't like this movie. There are two more. One is a somewhat complicated plot. There are about a dozen characters and each one have different motives and I think most people can handle no more than 4 motives. The other reason is that the "main characters" are not the heroes of the story. They set the story in motion and keep it together but they are not who the movie is about and to tell a story in such an unconventionally roundabout way is entirely confusing for some people.

So you may not like this movie if...

You are uncomfortable with violence being violent,

You can't keep track of the motivations of 8 separate characters,

You automatically believe that the story is about the characters played by the actors pictured largest on the box.

otherwise you may really like this movie because it's really well made in all its aspects.


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