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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:
Ryan Phillippe ... Mr. Parker
Benicio Del Toro ... Harold Longbaugh
Juliette Lewis ... Robin
Taye Diggs ... Jeffers
Nicky Katt ... Obecks
Geoffrey Lewis ... Abner Mercer
Dylan Kussman ... Dr. Allen Painter
Scott Wilson ... Hale Chidduck
Kristin Lehman ... Francesca Chidduck
James Caan ... Joe Sarno
Henry Griffin Henry Griffin ... P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero Armando Guerrero ... Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
Andres Orozco ... Federale #2
Jan Hanks Jan Hanks ... Receptionist (as Jan Jensen)
José Pérez 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sangue Frio See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, Christopher McQuarrie hired Kristin Lehman based on her performance in Dog Park (1998). See more »

Goofs

Jeffers (Taye Diggs), while shooting at the extremely well lit parking lot, which would disallow all the fire to be seen from the handguns, shoots more than a few shots with no fire seen from his handgun. Once behind car while shooting at Mexican cop and a few times when shooting from beside the car he'd put Robin (Juliette Lewis) into. Bad editing continuity. 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

Henry Griffin is listed as P. Whipped. He is the guy whose girlfriend is yelling at Parker and Longbaugh and ends up fighting them, thus he is "P[ussy] Whipped." See more »

Connections

References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' on Thru
Written & Performed by Johnny Dilks
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Violence Galore!
15 October 2004 | by frankwhatSee all my reviews

For any action movie fans out there that love shoot-outs that hinder on the brink of insanity then this movie is for you. The plot was hard to understand in some parts yet it was still good and sometimes the motives were beyond the viewer's grasp but it still flowed well regardless. There were some kick ass quotes as needed in this genre of film and James Caan was simply awesome in his role as an aging bag-man. While I'm not a huge fan of Ryan Phillippe he actually was passable as this character and utilized a suiting accent. Benicio Del Toro was probably the best as his expressions and just the way he says things is unbeatable. Even though it was two hours long it seemed like only half that, so overall it's a great watch. My only warning is that if you're included in the faint of heart then this probably is one to avoid as this was definitely a dab of the good OL' ultra-violence!

Final Say:

Movies: Would've been enjoyable to see it there.

DVD Purchase: Based on how low it's currently priced I probably won't be able to help myself.

Rental: Come on, you know you want to!!!


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