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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 {J-26}

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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

All the actors are using the Weaver stance of combat handgunning; part of Colonel Jeff Cooper's Modern Technique of the Pistol. The more dynamic isoscoles stance and high thumbs grip is most often used by cutting edge operators, competitive shooters and military units. See more »

Goofs

During the gun fire in Mexico, Obecks' right leg switches position between shots. First his right leg is under his left leg then it's next to left one and after he gets shot by Longbaugh we see his right leg under the left leg again. See more »

Quotes

Parker: You take Los Angeles. Kay. If I say Los Angeles has become, over the years, a mecca for homosexual migration. I am in the right. But look at what I am saying. I am making it sound like faggots are nomadic if not predatory miscreants who have some implied need to move around. I am also likening of the Muslims, or Muslims to them. Whereas saying LA is filled with faggots is just being honest.
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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 Persona (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Esperanza
Written by Carlos Ortega
Performed by Casalando
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Sam Peckinpah is Looking Up Smiling
8 September 2000 | by BrianWilsonAsaurasSee all my reviews

"Way of the Gun" is the best western to come down that perverbial turnpike in a great while. Like the aging cynical worn out outlaws in Peckinpahs Wild Bunch, these modern day anti-hero's whether Old or young realize that sometimes life gives you that one chance. It is up to you to seize it . whether its kidnapping your fortune or giving birth to it we all soon realize that in the end we all come in the same way & go out the same way the difference being on how hard.

Although I know I am in the extreme minority "Way of the Gun is a much more complete film than Usual Suspects it is a metaphor for the careless way we lead our lives only realizing that the one most innocent and beautiful thing is life it self. Bravo Christopher a fine film indeed!!!


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