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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

Director:

Michael Davis

Writer:

Michael Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Smith
Paul Giamatti ... Hertz
Monica Bellucci ... Donna Quintano
Stephen McHattie ... Hammerson
Greg Bryk ... Lone Man
Daniel Pilon ... Senator Rutledge
Sidney Mende-Gibson Sidney Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Lucas Mende-Gibson Lucas Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Kaylyn Yellowlees Kaylyn Yellowlees ... Baby Oliver
Ramona Pringle ... Baby's Mother
Julian Richings ... Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ... Man Who Rides Shotgun
Scott McCord ... Killer Shot in Behind
Wiley M. Pickett ... 1st Killer (as Wiley Pickett)
Stephen R. Hart ... Club Bouncer
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Storyline

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

gun | nudity | baby | night | shootout | See All (294) »

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Just another family man making a living. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feu à volonté See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,716,554, 9 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,807,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,096,824, 31 December 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The music video that Mr. Smith and DQ are watching (and noting the baby's reaction to it) is "Zen" by 'Strapping Young Lad'. See more »

Goofs

The hammer on Smith's Sig-Sauer is up and down through out the scene in which he holds Senator Rutledge hostage on the plane. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
1st Killer: You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]
1st Killer: What the hell you looking at?
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Crazy Credits

The New Line Cinema logo, a film frame, gets film-perforated with bullet holes. See more »

Connections

References Death Wish (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Masters 2000, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Shoot 'Em Up: The most fun I have had in a movie theater since Grindhouse
7 September 2007 | by STFU_DonnySee all my reviews

I had been looking forward to this movie for months, so walking in, I had somewhat high expectations. Walking out, I felt very satisfied and that I had gotten more than my money's worth.

You are going to be hard-pressed to find a movie more over the top than Shoot 'Em Up. What Michael Davis does here is take every action movie cliché (i.e. firing two guns while jumping through the air, shooting guns out of speeding cars, etc.) and takes it to a whole new level entirely. It works namely because the violence here is just so creative. Sure, it defies all logic most of the time, but I was laughing and having a rip-roaring time throughout.

Clive Owen is perfectly cast as the carrot-chomping, gun-toting smart aleck hero and has no shortage of cheesy puns (that score big laughs). The rest of the cast does well, but really, it's Clive's show.

The "plot" is pretty much non-existent other than about a half dozen scenes of slightly forced dialogue. The purpose behind these scenes is more to give the audience a couple of minutes to catch it's collective breath between action scenes than it is to develop an actual story. And really, if you went to this movie expecting an in-depth character drama, you picked the wrong film.

At a little under an hour and a half, Shoot 'Em Up successfully delivers a perfect dosage of action, guns and puns without overstaying it's welcome. I'll be sure to see it at least a couple more times while it is still in theaters.

Plus, it has Mötley Crüe's, "Kickstart my Heart". What more could you ask for?


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