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Title: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 12, 2009, 01:19:18 pm
Third Place - Dillinger   Various Scenes (1973)

Second Place - HOT FUZZ - The Final Scene (2007)

AND IN FIRST PLACE.....THE WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION......

THE WILD BUNCH - THE FINAL SCENE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMxGFco57Y)

(http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/wildbunch.jpg)

"Come on ya lazy bastard"
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 12, 2009, 02:05:18 pm
Unforgiven.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SO5VO2ixWY

"Any man don't wanna get killed, better clear on out the back."

Greatest western line - EVER.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Who...me? on May 12, 2009, 02:55:29 pm
The creek scene in "The sons of Katie Elder"
And
The creek scene in "Tombstone"
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: socalserf on May 12, 2009, 03:01:03 pm
I don't know guys, Sam Packinpah is hard to beat.

"David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. He became one of the major filmmakers of the 1970s, with his innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.

Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" due to the violence in his films. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality.

Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, has in many ways overshadowed his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his reputation and career during his lifetime. Several of his films, including The Wild Bunch (1969), Straw Dogs (1971), Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), remain controversial to this day.
~Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Peckinpah
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Ian on May 13, 2009, 12:05:57 am
Definitely "The Way of the Gun", with Benicio del Toro and Ryan Phillippe.

Here's part of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8f3D4zZK4
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: DPR 2006 on May 13, 2009, 12:20:18 am
Open Range.

I love the way the fight starts out, as the supposedly best shooter in the bad guys' bunch brags about killing the dog, Kevin Costner just walks right up to him and puts a slug into his head, taking off his stove-pipe hat in the process!
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: knobster on May 13, 2009, 05:26:43 am
Huh?  No one voted for the elevator lobby scene in The Matrix?
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 13, 2009, 01:34:10 pm
I LOVE The Films Of Sam Peckinpah....

THE WILD BUNCH is a Freedom Classic and shows that the forces of "Law & Order' are no better than Pike, Dutch, The Gorch Bros, and Ole Man Sykes.....

Even if The Bunch managed to survived the Final Shootout, there's really nothing left for them in the Early Part of the 20th Century and they are aging relics in a changing world....So getting blown away in Mexico was a dignified euthanasia for them :rolleyes:

The scene where Sykes and his Mexican Pals come up to Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan) after the final carnage and join up like nothing happened always brings a tear to my eyes....

And Strother Martin always steals a scene with no problem.... :laugh:

MAJOR DUNDEE is another classic where the characters go against the rules and Military Discipline to fight a war with better results...

Speaking of Tombstone, here's my favorite scene....


VIDEO LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGpajGj07BU&feature=related)


And lest we forget.....

Legends of the Fall when Decker kills the cops who shot his daughter. Calm, smoking his pipe and with his beat up thermos, just picks him off from a long distance.



Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dogsledder54 on May 13, 2009, 02:01:28 pm
Gotta give a blast for the three-way gunfight scene in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  The man with no name (Clint Eastwood), Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef), and Tuco (Eli Wallach) in a circle, each waiting for the other two to draw, deciding which of their two opponents to draw on first, very original and tense.

Second place to the climax of High Noon with Gary Cooper. (Also facing Lee Van Cleef, et al.)

Third place to James Coburn for the gun vs knife fight in The Magnificent Seven.


Honorable mention to James Garner for throwing rocks in a "gunfight" in either Support Your Local Sheriff  or Support Your Local Gunfighter.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 13, 2009, 02:06:32 pm
Another Great Scene From TOMBSTONE.....

(http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/advisor/pix1/tombstone.jpg)



GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mnFsrmsA94)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Who...me? on May 13, 2009, 02:09:52 pm
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I don't know guys, Sam Packinpah is hard to beat.

While I like Sam's films IMHO the great John Ford is by far the greatest director of all time and many directors after him, including Peckinpah, drew from him vast experience as a director. His four Academy awards for best director is still not matched. Of course I my be a little biased by his long association with the best all time western star, John Wayne, who starred in 24 of Fords films.

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 13, 2009, 02:26:40 pm
Peckinpah also had a cameo in the original INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS as a Gas Meter Reader.... ^_^
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Bear on May 13, 2009, 04:16:25 pm
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Open Range.

I love the way the fight starts out, as the supposedly best shooter in the bad guys' bunch brags about killing the dog, Kevin Costner just walks right up to him and puts a slug into his head, taking off his stove-pipe hat in the process!

From the moment Kevin Costner's character starts walking toward the gun slinger,
it's clear that the gun slinger has misread the situation and is a dead man who
just doesn't know it yet.

Open Range is a favorite of mine for several reasons. Most of the characters are believable,
the dispute is easy to understand, and in the end, the towns people find their back bone
and stand up. In most westerns, the towns people are 'rescued' by the hero, in this case
he just showed them how, and leveled the playing field a bit.

Bear

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dubber308 on May 13, 2009, 08:55:37 pm
"Fill your hands you Son-of-a-Bitch!" John Wayne in "True Grit", reins in his teeth, sixgun firing in his left hand, Winchester shooting and twirling in his right hand, all at a full gallop towards Robert Duvall.

Another one of my favorites is in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". During the bazaar chase, Indy runs into the Arab swinging the big sword. Indy pulls out his pistol and shoots him, then turns away with that look on his face that says "Dumb ass!"
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dogsledder54 on May 13, 2009, 09:07:50 pm
"Fill your hands you Son-of-a-Bitch!" John Wayne in "True Grit", reins in his teeth, sixgun firing in his left hand, Winchester shooting and twirling in his right hand, all at a full gallop towards Robert Duvall.
Yeah, that's a classic.

Another one of my favorites is in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". During the bazaar chase, Indy runs into the Arab swinging the big sword. Indy pulls out his pistol and shoots him, then turns away with that look on his face that says "Dumb ass!"
While shooting that scene, Harrison Ford was supposed to duel him with swords. But Ford was suffering from a cold, had a fever, and instead pulled the pistol and shot. Spielberg cracked up and decided to keep it in.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Thunder on May 13, 2009, 09:15:55 pm
Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark against the swordsman.

Best gunfight ever.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dogsledder54 on May 13, 2009, 09:17:11 pm
Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark against the swordsman.

Best gunfight ever.

"Never bring a knife to a GUN fight."
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: amagi on May 13, 2009, 09:39:20 pm
I liked the scene "Children of Men".  The whole army against the resistors from the prison camp.  If you watch it twice you can see where the hero gets one in the gut and never admits it till later.

My ex swore the most realistic gun fight in the movies was in "Fargo" on the parking ramp in the snow.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 13, 2009, 09:53:39 pm
Mine is probably not a "PC" gun-lover's choice, because it's a totally unethical kill (as well as not even being a fight), but the "set up the dealer, kill him, rob him" scene from the dirty cops in Training Day, including shooting the cop in the vest after to provide an alibi.

I like it because that scene is so over the top.

Also that movie is mostly filmed in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angles, where I lived for five years, before moving out to the SoCal burbs two years ago. The one cop show I really like, The Shield, is also filmed in and around Echo Park, which made watching it totally surreal when I lived in that hood. Still seems surreal, and makes me really glad I don't live there any more.

(Though scary California is creeping and all becoming "da hood" slowly, which is part of why we're moving to Wyoming.)

But my favorite fight (non-gun) scene in a movie has got to be the ten-minute drag-out wrestling-punching match in John Carpenter's The Live.
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4202397/THEY_LIVE_(possibly_the_most_important_movie_ever_made)
It's amazing. Was also well parodied in "South Park" ("cripple fight!")

They Live is one of my all-time favorite movies. It should be taught in grade school. (And I wonder if that movie's idea of "The New World Order are really aliens" is where David Icke got his lizard fantasies.

MWD
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 13, 2009, 10:36:07 pm
Shooter

When he takes out the three bad guys with a 22 with the homemade silencer.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dubber308 on May 14, 2009, 09:50:57 am
"Aim small, miss small." The scene in "Patriot" where Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) and his two young sons rescue his oldest son from the Redcoats.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 14, 2009, 10:00:50 am
Red Dawn, where they shoot the traitor kid.

Not much of a fight, more of an internal fight of the one guy who can't shoot him.


I guess I don't like most gunfight scenes in movies because they're usually unrealistic: they go on forever, no one can shoot straight, not even trained soldiers, cops and cowboys; people can be heard talking during gunfire, and people can deliver lines after being shot.

Hogwash all around.

Gunfights are often over in seconds, people get shot, gunfire is too loud to talk over, and people don't usually talk much during them or deliver poignant speeches after they've been shot.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 14, 2009, 02:32:41 pm
Third Place - Dillinger   Various Scenes (1973)

Second Place - HOT FUZZ - The Final Scene (2007)

AND IN FIRST PLACE.....THE WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION......

THE WILD BUNCH - THE FINAL SCENE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMxGFco57Y)

http://www.cinecultist.com/archives/wildbunch.jpg

"Come on ya lazy bastard"



Come on, Secret Six, what about the shootout in the El Paso hotel in The Getaway, another great Peckinpah  movie. It should have at least honorable mention alongside The Wild Bunch.  And you didn't mention Cross of Iron. 

"It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do. Sykes to Deke in the final scene.

Agreed jamie, also THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE is another great Sam Flick....

Who could forget this scene from THE GODFATHER when Michael has the heads of the Five Families wiped out?

VIDEO LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLcBsopWa8w&feature=related)

And who can ever forget this Classic Scene from THE UNTOUCHABLES ??????

(http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/u/Untouchables_UnionStation.jpg)

UNION STATION STAIRCASE SHOOTOUT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIvg-pnjjmM&feature=related)

You got him ?

Yeah...I got him.....

Take Him !
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 14, 2009, 06:33:24 pm
I saw a mindblowing episode of "SVU: Criminal Intent" recently with some really advanced, cool and stunning filmmaking. It had above-par writing, staging, costuming, editing, story, etc. At least for the first five minutes of the show.

Show starts with two reenactors were doing a historical presentation of the Burr / Hamilton duel in front of a crowd in a rural park. When they fire their blanks, one of them falls "dead", and people applaud. but he really is dead, shot by a sniper a mile away. The reenactor who is shot is a judge. It's got some nice twists too, including the sniper hit the wrong guy, because the reenactors had switched coats because one was wearing a bulletproof vest due to death threats, and his coat didn't fit because of it.

The rest of the show is pretty typical SVU, but that first few minutes is great.

Here's the promo for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHFWtsPNo54&feature=channel_page
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Who...me? on May 14, 2009, 10:28:03 pm
"Aim small, miss small." The scene in "Patriot" where Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) and his two young sons rescue his oldest son from the Redcoats.

Actually good advice. The Ultimate Sniper recommends that you pick the smallest target possible. So for example you were shooting at person shaped object. Instead of just aiming for center of mass you aim for a button on the shirt or the that little piece of skin between the nose and the upper lip.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dogsledder54 on May 14, 2009, 11:07:36 pm
"Fill your hands you Son-of-a-Bitch!"
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.   :laugh:

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Kregener on May 14, 2009, 11:25:30 pm
I liked Open Range a lot, but at the start of the gun fight, Kevin Costner fires 11 friggin' times from his six shot revolver! Sheesh, I hate that kind of crap.


The greatest gun fight ever captured on celluloid. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9v3xty2__w&feature=PlayList&p=FBDB453F9B6B06F7&index=91)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: RightArmOfWyoming on May 14, 2009, 11:28:45 pm
... Kevin Costner fires 11 friggin' times from his six shot revolver! Sheesh, I hate that kind of crap.


Yup.

Another really common one is more than two shots coming from a break-action double-barrel shotgun.

Also the fact that guns on TV and in films often only irritate people, in situations where they would harm the hell outta you. (Like when Granny on Beverley Hillbillies shoots people from 15 feet away with her shotgun and the person hit acts like they just got punched in the arm.)

Anyone here watch "Wild West Tech"? I like that show a lot.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: DPR 2006 on May 15, 2009, 02:03:33 am
... Kevin Costner fires 11 friggin' times from his six shot revolver! Sheesh, I hate that kind of crap.


Yup.

Another really common one is more than two shots coming from a break-action double-barrel shotgun.

Also the fact that guns on TV and in films often only irritate people, in situations where they would harm the hell outta you. (Like when Granny on Beverley Hillbillies shoots people from 15 feet away with her shotgun and the person hit acts like they just got punched in the arm.)

Anyone here watch "Wild West Tech"? I like that show a lot.

I do too, even with David Carradine's godawful jokes and puns. ^_^
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on May 18, 2009, 02:31:23 pm
Hard-Boiled: Gunfight at the Teahouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg6BwRTYINU&feature=related
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Risasi on May 22, 2009, 10:33:16 am
Best gun fight scene; Heat 1995 - Pacino, Deniro, Kilmer and Sizemore. Hands down.

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: dogsledder54 on May 22, 2009, 01:14:53 pm
When the local depties came to haul me to the slam for bouncing a check, one of them was a young, semi-portly blonde female. After I got out, I was talking with a co-worker who had witnessed a car hit a deer on the highway. He said that he stopped to help, as did the chunky deputy. The deer was injured and lying in the ditch. The deputy wanted to put the deer out of it's misery, and pulled her gun. It took her 4 shots before she hit it.
I said that the next time she comes to arrest me, I will RUN.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Risasi on May 23, 2009, 05:22:50 pm
Gee, that sounds like the Douglas County crew...   :ph34r:

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on June 01, 2009, 05:54:05 pm
This is one of my faves:
Kino no Tabi - Life Goes on (the movie) 1/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEQoUFCUoN0&feature=related

I has responsible uses of firearms, good example instead of bad.
AND IS THE MOST LIBERTY ORIENTED FILM EVER!
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on June 15, 2009, 12:18:06 am
I guess I don't like most gunfight scenes in movies because they're usually unrealistic: they go on forever, no one can shoot straight, not even trained soldiers, cops and cowboys; people can be heard talking during gunfire, and people can deliver lines after being shot.

Hogwash all around.

Gunfights are often over in seconds, people get shot, gunfire is too loud to talk over, and people don't usually talk much during them or deliver poignant speeches after they've been shot.

Hollywood is mostly full of crap.  As is most of what's on tv these days.  And it's biased,  as will no doubt be covered elsewhere on this forum in other threads,  so I won't get into the biasing issue here.  Which is why I don't watch much tv,  and all too often when a show starts out talking some kinda technical (whatever the tech) they go along good for a while and then all of a sudden the character starts spewing techobabble,  complete and utter nonsense.  The actors carry it off,  and most people don't know any better (which in itself is a sad commentary on the level of eductation in our society,  also covered in other threads),  and they get away with it.

This is a lot of why I don't pay much attention to this stuff,  and in fact I almost didn't bother with more than the first page in this thread.  Not to mention the OP being on "ignore" from where I sit since he can't seem to help posting on and on about movies and tv shows that aren't particularly relevant to what this place is all about,  and pictures to illustrate his posts,  which also may or may not be particularly relevant.

Only so many hours in a day,  and our days are all numbered,  and personally I ain't got the time to waste on this sort of crap.  And it doesn't bode well that so many of the rest of you do.  :-(


Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: DPR 2006 on June 15, 2009, 01:13:01 am
The "house-cleaning" scene in Last Man Standing/i], where Bruce Willis goes through a house of one mob to rescue a hottie belonging to the other gang.  I loved the way he drew both guns, and just started shooting, dropping empties, and reloading.  Way cool.  Unrealistic, to be sure, but still way cool.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Evenglischatiest on June 19, 2009, 05:58:44 am
It was an old Clint Eastwood western.  Not only do I not know the name, but the final gunfight was the only scene I saw. Clint (whoever he was playing) was walking down the street, toward what I assume was the bad guy.  Presumably the bad guy's marksmanship was central to the plot.  As Clint was walking, the bad guy was shooting at him.  Every shot clearly hit him, in the chest.  Every time he got hit, he'd say something like, "If you want a man to go down, you have to hit him in the heart."  By the time he got to the bad guy, he was out of bullets.  Clint reached into his shirt, and pulled out a piece of steel about the size of his fist, with six dents in it, and dropped it on the ground.  After that, I don't even remember if he shot the guy.  But it's still my second favorite gunfight.
Anyone know the name of that movie?


Eastwood is, coincidentally, also the target in my favorite gunfight.   "The Gauntlet."
Possibly the least realistic scene ever filmed.  But...  My father's a bus driver. :threvil:

Fast forward to about 5 minutes in.
"Commence firing."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LGY3yr2dEo&feature=related
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Risasi on June 19, 2009, 08:13:32 am
The first Clint Eastwood movie you reference is "A Fist Full of Dollars", Last Man Standing and Fist Full are both re-makes of a Japanese Kurosawa movie called Yojimbo. Part of Sergio Leone's "Man with no name" genre.

---

The Gauntlet sucked. 100+ cops shooting and they were too dumb to shoot out the tires...er, cops too dumb to shoot the tires...maybe it is more realistic than I thought?

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Evenglischatiest on June 19, 2009, 02:54:36 pm
Thanks.

I actually have a copy of "Fist Full of Dollars," but I never got around to watching it.  I guess now I have a reason.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on June 19, 2009, 05:48:01 pm
Well there were no guns, but the whole Zatoichi movie was just soaked in blood and guts. And the old blind guy kicks ass.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 19, 2009, 07:44:44 pm
Well there were no guns, but the whole Zatoichi movie was just soaked in blood and guts. And the old blind guy kicks ass.

I was disappointed in the new Zatoichi movie, having watched the old ones from the 60s.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on June 19, 2009, 07:51:26 pm
I'm not sure which one I saw. I didn't know there was more than one.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 21, 2009, 06:04:00 pm
http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=zatoichi

This is the old guy I remember.  They still show these old movies on Saturday mornings on IFC channel on DirecTV.

(http://goon-magazine.de/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/zatoichi-meets-yojimbo_04p.jpg)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on June 21, 2009, 07:26:52 pm
I guess I saw the new one.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Who...me? on June 21, 2009, 09:53:52 pm
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They still show these old movies on Saturday mornings on IFC channel on DirecTV.

I totally grew up on Saturday's Kung Fu Theater. My brothers and I would watch the double feature and then go outside and beat on each other.

Whew...I actually just got all misty eyed remembering back 30+ years to those free for all bouts in the back yard.  My older brother used to say to me "Lets spar". Which, contrary to what it says in the dictionary, actually means "Come my young brother. Let us adjourn to the outside where I will beat you unmercifully about the face and head"

One particular day I got a lucky shot in and knocked him on his butt. By the time he decided to try again it was too late. I was to strong for him. Puberty and the schools wrestling program doing wonders for my core strength and confidence.

Ah the good old days. I wish I still had half the energy I did then.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on June 21, 2009, 10:45:15 pm
My brothers and I  would practice matial arts together in our front yard; kendo, shaolin kung fu, jiajutsu, etc...
Then we'd hold matches with rules like "no groin shots", "KO or make the other guy tapout to win", and "try not to kill each other". One day some kids saw me giving my little brother lessons in kung-fu, and they said they wanted to fight him, so I refereed the thing. Just one of them was too easy for him so I allowed 1 more each time untill it was fair. 6 vs 1 and he still kicked all thier asses!

He still gets in fights with those kids...
They provoke him by insulting our sister...
He holds back when they do that, if he didn't I'm sure he'd be in juvvy.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: thirteenfox on June 21, 2009, 10:46:31 pm
Zulu - the last assault. I think I enjoy it, because I just enjoy the movie.

Equilibrium - When Christian Bale kicks down the door, and slides in on it. Waits for them to start talking, and opens fire. Not realistic at all, but gun-kata for the win.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Polearm on June 23, 2009, 08:32:36 pm

I have a few, some mentioned above.

One I like is from Collateral with Tom Cruise.  Yeah, I know...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeNPJ0fgWVY

Another is from Taken with Liam Neeson.  While not exactly all gunfighting, this is a great compilation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVXLzcaMObg

Both movies had the same .. artistic director...  The fight co-ordinator.  Mick Gould.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0332452/

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Claire on June 23, 2009, 09:24:57 pm
Huh?  No one voted for the elevator lobby scene in The Matrix?

I'm surprised nobody mentioned it, too. That scene would get my vote, for sure.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on June 24, 2009, 12:35:03 pm
Lets not forget in THE GODFATHER where Sonny gets greased at the Toll Booth Plaza.... ^_^

(http://roddysrockinreviews.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/sonny-godfather-death.jpg)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Undefined on July 13, 2009, 11:17:59 pm

Tony Scott's meticulously paced, edited and structured finale to True Romance a three way Mexican standoff between the mob, the cops, and private security becomes a horrendously beautiful ballet of bullets and blood. Forgive the alliteration. :P
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Undefined on July 13, 2009, 11:26:29 pm
Aww, hell -- I can't fail to mention the crew of Serenity assaulting Niska's skyplex in the Firefly episode  "War Stories". What the production lacked in big budget it more than made up in emotion. We loved these characters, felt for them, wanted to keep them safe -- but we were cheering them on the whole way.

Such a great episode, almost* the pinnacle of that shows tragically short run. So many wonderful lines. Shepherd Book on the Biblical loophole regarding kneecaps, River proving that no power in the 'Verse could stop her, and -- to me -- the most powerful line, from Wash:

"Bastard won't get days."

Sigh. I hate FOX.

(* I say almost because, to me, the shows absolute pinnacle was the jaw-dropping scene between Jayne and Mal in the airlock from "Ariel".

"You did it to ME, Jayne."

"Make something up. Don't tell 'em what I did." (I literally burst into tears when Baldwin said that.)

Baldwin and Fillion damn near proved themselves the best actors on television with that short scene. And proved that television can be true art, true drama.)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: rybus on July 30, 2009, 12:09:23 pm
There's so many, but one that quickly comes to mind is the gunfight in True Romance when the cops, mobsters, and drug dealers are all shooting at eachother!  ^_^

Ken
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Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on July 30, 2009, 01:47:37 pm
I know there are no guns at all in this film, but there is plenty of blood anyway.
300 the whole thing ROCKS! :headbang:

You just gotta love 300 or so militia guys defending the homeland against a million.

Edit: Also gotta love that it is banned in Iran.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Secret Six on August 03, 2009, 12:45:36 pm
The Hotel Room confrontation between Lee Donowitz's Bodyguards, Several LA PD Cops, and 5 Mafa Hitmen in his Hotel Suite in True Romance....
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: sharp_shepherd on August 03, 2009, 03:41:38 pm

Equilibrium - When Christian Bale kicks down the door, and slides in on it. Waits for them to start talking, and opens fire. Not realistic at all, but gun-kata for the win.

....and the Matrix where Neo and Trinity are going to save Morpheus in the high rise military complex.

...and the gun scene in Young Guns where the old bounty hunter guy (i think the character's name was Buckshot Roberts) was in the crapper/outhouse and was doing a good job "multi-tasking".  It was funny too.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on August 04, 2009, 09:39:32 pm
Equilibrium - When Christian Bale kicks down the door, and slides in on it. Waits for them to start talking, and opens fire. Not realistic at all, but gun-kata for the win.
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I love that movie!

Okay, I know this isn't probably what you're looking for, but... I think the first time I saw it was in the movie The Mummy: Rick ran out of bullets so he threw the gun at the undead. Too funny! I think the same scenario happened in Casino Royale with Daniel Craig. Speaking of funny, when Jamie Lee Curtis accidentally drops the gun and kills some terrorists in True Lies. And just to really rabbit trail here, I'm really starting to like the fight scenes that involve hand-to-hand combat. Some of those Asian films are just breathtaking with the various fight scenes.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on August 05, 2009, 12:26:15 am
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Equilibrium - When Christian Bale kicks down the door, and slides in on it. Waits for them to start talking, and opens fire. Not realistic at all, but gun-kata for the win.

I love that movie!

Okay, I know this isn't probably what you're looking for, but... I think the first time I saw it was in the movie The Mummy: Rick ran out of bullets so he threw the gun at the undead. Too funny! I think the same scenario happened in Casino Royale with Daniel Craig. Speaking of funny, when Jamie Lee Curtis accidentally drops the gun and kills some terrorists in True Lies. And just to really rabbit trail here, I'm really starting to like the fight scenes that involve hand-to-hand combat. Some of those Asian films are just breathtaking with the various fight scenes.


I like the fight scenes in Legend of The Drunken Master, The White Dragon, and Hero.
Also at the end of The Last Samurai; where the hero of the story, throws his sword and nails the 'bad guy'.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on August 07, 2009, 01:28:30 pm
I like the fight scenes in Legend of The Drunken Master, The White Dragon, and Hero.
Also at the end of The Last Samurai; where the hero of the story, throws his sword and nails the 'bad guy'.

Hero with Jet Li? Yeh, I like that one. I also like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of Flying Daggers; and Curse of the Golden Flower. I'm not that familiar with the Martial Arts genre, but I find those movies visually stunning and the storylines compelling...
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Post by: SoupMonkey on August 22, 2009, 05:33:51 pm
Brannigan(John Wayne, 1975). The final shootout.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: MsSage on August 22, 2009, 06:38:10 pm
The new 3:10 to yuma last scene....YES I cried  and hated the movie after LOL

Tombstone is a "better" Earp movie BUT Wyatt Earp is closer to the what really happened.
But then I am a bit partial and have the benifit of family stories to help.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on August 22, 2009, 08:43:06 pm
Quigley Down Under.
All shooting scenes, in the whole film.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: penguinsscareme on September 05, 2009, 01:59:45 pm
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The new 3:10 to yuma last scene

O yea.

The last thirty or so minutes in Saving Private Ryan, trying to hold the bridge.  Best and worst, really.
Desperado..."I am looking for a man called Bucho.  That is all.  But you had to do it the hard way."
The shootout in front of the bank in front of Public Enemies -- really good sound editing.  Very gripping.  A little too real, actually.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on February 16, 2010, 02:42:42 pm
Quigley Down Under.
All shooting scenes, in the whole film.

Forget the shooting! *Sigh* Tom Selleck...
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on February 16, 2010, 07:50:10 pm
If Unintended Consequences were a movie...
Well, d***, I'd like all of 'em again. lol
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Rarick on February 19, 2010, 04:06:53 pm
The "house-cleaning" scene in Last Man Standing/i], where Bruce Willis goes through a house of one mob to rescue a hottie belonging to the other gang.  I loved the way he drew both guns, and just started shooting, dropping empties, and reloading.  Way cool.  Unrealistic, to be sure, but still way cool.

He was actually trying to be realistic.  It is the first movie that actually had shooting scenes I could respect.  I was kind of amazed that at least 1 of the goons didn't manage to get a bullet into him tho'


The other one I appreciated was Blackhawk down.  Spray and Pray VS aimed shooting.  Other aspects were good too, close proximity to a gun firing........   The failure of an ambush where dad failed to properly instruct his kid, and died for it.   Several other situations.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on February 19, 2010, 04:10:45 pm
In The Patriot, the part at the beginning where Mel Gibson's character goes Rambo on the redcoats and rescues his eldest.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Rarick on February 19, 2010, 04:12:27 pm
Also that one where a married couple is undercover with each other because they are assasins.  I think it was "the smith's" or Mr and Mrs Smith?
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on February 19, 2010, 04:32:43 pm
RARICK - Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Smith...

PKL - I love the Patriot and was so perturbed at all the "too violent" comments. Makes me cringe that folks like that would just allow someone to take their child(ren) away from them without a fight...

Didn't Pulp Fiction have some good fight scenes?
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Rarick on February 19, 2010, 05:23:18 pm
The Gay S&M?  the only gunfights were an accidental discharge, and a lazy assassin getting separated from his gun when he was in the crapper.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on February 22, 2010, 01:54:19 pm
If it's okay to intrude again, and if it's okay to stray a tad away from guns, then I would like to say that I absolutely love "House of Flying Daggers."
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on February 22, 2010, 03:35:07 pm
I love that movie. I also like a Korean one called The Warrior.

But back to guns.

I like these scenes from Kino's Journey*:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEQoUFCUoN0&feature=related
(Cuts down tree with a machine gun and shoots assailant at some point during this 30 minute movie, post apocalyptic genre, eng-sub)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp2pJrzFff8
(Gunfight from TV series)


*(also called Kino no Tabi, the most positive TEOTWAWKI scenario I've ever seen on film or tv.)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on March 08, 2010, 02:04:49 pm
Godfather I, Godfather II and Godfather III
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on March 08, 2010, 02:05:59 pm
Reservoir Dogs

Goodfellas
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: jeremy mcilroy on March 19, 2010, 11:52:30 pm
The gunfight in Heat when they rob the bank and run into the police out in the streets. The whole scene was actually shown to my class in the USMC School of Infantry as an example of the correct way to fire, move, and provide supporting fire for your buddies.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on March 20, 2010, 04:01:17 am

Two new foreign shows I just watched are:

Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl; Il Teatrino

From Wikipedia:
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Set in modern-day Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of the Social Welfare Agency (often referred to as simply "the Agency"), ostensibly a charitable institution sponsored by the Italian government. While the Agency professes to aid the rehabilitation of the physically injured, it is actually a military organization specializing in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism. It is composed of two independent branches: Public Safety, its surveillance and intelligence-gathering division, and Special Ops, the anti-terrorist division. Special Ops is itself divided into Sections 1 and 2, the latter of which employs young girls fitted with cybernetic implants as agents. The implants, which consist of synthesized muscles and carbon fiber frames, result in heightened strength and reflexes as well as high resilience to damage and pain. Each girl is paired with a male trainer, or "handler", and together they are referred to as a fratello — the Italian term for "siblings". The handler is responsible for the training, welfare and field performance of his charge, and is free to use whatever methods he considers suitable. While these methods vary according to the handler, a common part of each girl's regimen is brainwashing called "conditioning", which produces a deadly assassin with unquestioning loyalty to her handler but also limits her life span.

Each fratello exhibits a unique dynamic. Most of the handlers have police or military backgrounds and were recruited directly into Section 2. Most also chose their own cyborgs from a list of candidates, though some appear to have been assigned a cyborg. The Social Welfare Agency primarily concerns itself with dealing with the Padania Republic Faction, an organization seeking an independent northern Italy through acts of terrorism and bribery.

Most animated TV shows show guns from a generic never-touched-one-themselves
point of view. This one is different. I have been able to identify most of the firearms
make & model. Two of the cyborgs were issued SIG-Sauer P239 two tone pistols. The
Iraqi version of the SVD appears in an episode in the first series. A cyborg named
Henrietta carries a FN P90. The list of excelent-ness goes on forever... The cyborgs
are all assassins, so if it is a gunfight you are looking for, they will deliver.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Lookingup on January 11, 2011, 10:53:55 pm
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Open Range.

I love the way the fight starts out, as the supposedly best shooter in the bad guys' bunch brags about killing the dog, Kevin Costner just walks right up to him and puts a slug into his head, taking off his stove-pipe hat in the process!

From the moment Kevin Costner's character starts walking toward the gun slinger,
it's clear that the gun slinger has misread the situation and is a dead man who
just doesn't know it yet.

Open Range is a favorite of mine for several reasons. Most of the characters are believable,
the dispute is easy to understand, and in the end, the towns people find their back bone
and stand up. In most westerns, the towns people are 'rescued' by the hero, in this case
he just showed them how, and leveled the playing field a bit.

Bear


Open Range is probably the most libertarian film I've ever seen, which is quite stunning since its producer/director/star and most of his collaborators are dyed-in-the-wool liberal statists. Some research has revealed that the libertarian-verging-on-anarchist philosophy comes whole from Lauran Paine's  novel The Open Range Men, from which the movie was very closely adapted. Most of the dialogue is lifted verbatim, including Duvall's wonderful speech quoted in my sig. Paine (who, from the 50's until the present day,  wrote hundreds of pulp westerns under 14 pseudonyms!) has become a writer I'm studying and researching: the libertarian/anti-government/anarchist themes play an important role in every book I've located and read by him so far. And it's presented so matter-of-factly and as such an obvious truth that it blindsides the reader (including, apparently, Costner and his pals when they adapted the novel!). In seeking novels to base spec scripts on, it seems Mr. Paine is a treasure trove. :D And, beyond that, his books are beautifully written: tough, taut, sleek and realistic, with fantastic dialogue, plenty of humor and characters who manage to be both believable and heroic. I highly recommend his work to all, and consider it on the level of L'Amour and Leonard.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: jkharrer on March 27, 2011, 12:41:39 pm
lets see...
Black Hawk Down? The whole movie is pretty much a gunfight. It's a very "Hollywood" but still a good flick
Smokin Aces? Just good gruesome fun.
and the last gunfight in The Town, that whole movie was pretty great.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on March 27, 2011, 05:18:23 pm
In Samurai Champloo, there's an episode where some guy with a colt revolver tries to kill Jin... The guy is acting all cocky but can't hit a damn thing and the last round is deflected by Jin's Wakizashi which he then kills the guy with...
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Rarick on April 05, 2011, 06:41:21 am
I just do not get any of the anime stuff, or a lot of the more recent "action" movie stuf either.  They tend to pay no attention whatsoever to the staged reality.   They just cut back and forth- bubba shoots, bobo shots and specole speckles...........    I much prefer to see stuf like in Blackhawk Down where you can often see shooter and sootee in the same frame and the angles and shadows, etc. makes sense.........  Heck True Lies for all its special effect hokieness at least did a decent job of that.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Mattn on May 14, 2011, 11:01:04 pm
Others come to mind but Open Range takes the cake for me due to its realism, despite the slightly unrealistic shotgun blasts. Kevin Costner's character can be seen constantly reloading during the big gun battle.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on May 15, 2011, 07:47:30 pm
This scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UhypY-pUg) from Lonesome Dove...

This scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCKLiumEPHg&feature=related) from Valdez Is Coming.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: synchro on May 16, 2011, 10:17:27 pm
Taxidriver.

Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on May 16, 2011, 11:05:58 pm
I just do not get any of the anime stuff, or a lot of the more recent "action" movie stuf either.  They tend to pay no attention whatsoever to the staged reality.   They just cut back and forth- bubba shoots, bobo shots and specole speckles...........    I much prefer to see stuf like in Blackhawk Down where you can often see shooter and sootee in the same frame and the angles and shadows, etc. makes sense.........  Heck True Lies for all its special effect hokieness at least did a decent job of that.

So, you want realistic gore?

Try Ichi the Killer. I quit watching less than 5 minutes into the first ep when some poor fool got his ballz cut off with tin snips.
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on May 20, 2011, 11:43:31 pm
The movie, "The Losers" had some interesting scenes. So did the "A-Team," which was funny, too :)
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: FDD on June 05, 2011, 05:57:09 pm
Just got done watching a good movie

"Johnson County War"

cowboy movie set in 1891 wyoming

I think others here will like it to.

Julio
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Junker on June 05, 2011, 06:14:11 pm
Plot Keywords:
     Range War | Johnson County War | Based On Novel
Taglines:
     Three brothers against an army.  Justice knows no boundaries.
Genres:
     Western
Details
 Country: Germany | USA
 Language: English
 Release Date: 24 August 2002 (USA)
 Also Known As:  Ítéletlovaso
 Filming Locations: CL Ranch - 45001 Township Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: Moonbeam on August 28, 2011, 03:06:33 pm
Immortals movie trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4VbTuRdpw

So. Cool!

Assassins Creed Revelations E3 2011 Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZwTB8h0LU&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on September 17, 2011, 06:13:21 pm
Immortals movie trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4VbTuRdpw

So. Cool!

Assassins Creed Revelations E3 2011 Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZwTB8h0LU&feature=relmfu

I never knew you were so cool!
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: DPR 2006 on September 18, 2011, 05:26:35 am
Is it just me, or does the bow remind anyone else of the weapon of Hank, the Ranger, from the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/80scartoons/4301439194/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Your FAVORITE Movie Gunfiight Scenes
Post by: gaurdduck on September 18, 2011, 03:48:32 pm
Is it just me, or does the bow remind anyone else of the weapon of Hank, the Ranger, from the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/80scartoons/4301439194/sizes/o/in/photostream/

It reminded me of the sacred bow in Tiger's Quest.