History Film / TheWayOfTheGun

9th May '16 5:08:56 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Apr '16 2:04:44 AM SuckerPerpetrator
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* AntiHero: Parker and Longbaugh are the main characters in this tale of BlackAndGrayMorality. They're almost completely immoral, but they PetTheDog just enough to avoid becoming villain protagonists.

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* AntiHero: Parker and Longbaugh are the main characters in this tale of BlackAndGrayMorality. They're almost completely immoral, but they PetTheDog just might ''juuust'' qualify, seeing as he does have enough human decency to avoid becoming villain protagonists. insist that they abandon the kidnapping, and even seems to be motivated at least ''somewhat'' by a concern for Robin and the child's safety. Even Longbaugh, when confronted with [[spoiler:the emergency c-section, takes a moment to ensure that the doctor continues working to save the baby.]] Remember that the first thing we see the heroes do are being gigantic assholes to bar patrons, and one of the early scenes in the film has one of them compare homosexuals to Muslims (and vice versa) ''quite'' negatively..
29th Feb '16 1:27:15 AM Mdumas43073
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It stars Ryan Phillippe, Creator/BenicioDelToro, Creator/JulietteLewis, and Creator/JamesCaan.

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It stars Ryan Phillippe, Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/BenicioDelToro, Creator/JulietteLewis, and Creator/JamesCaan.
29th Feb '16 1:25:44 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Way of the Gun'' is the first film directed by screenwriter Christopher [=McQuarrie=], best known at the time for his Oscar-winning script for ''Film/TheUsualSuspects.'' After several unsuccessful attempts to get films off the ground, [=McQuarrie=] ultimately caved to studio pressure and wrote another underworld film, this time attempting to subvert the genre by pointedly exploring the characters' lack of morality. The film centers on two criminal low-lifes who, having chosen to live off the grid, stumble upon a way to strike it big: kidnap the young surrogate mother of a Mafia accountant's child.

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''The Way of the Gun'' (2000) is the first film directed by screenwriter Christopher [=McQuarrie=], best known at the time for his Oscar-winning script for ''Film/TheUsualSuspects.'' After several unsuccessful attempts to get films off the ground, [=McQuarrie=] ultimately caved to studio pressure and wrote another underworld film, this time attempting to subvert the genre by pointedly exploring the characters' lack of morality. The film centers on two criminal low-lifes who, having chosen to live off the grid, stumble upon a way to strike it big: kidnap the young surrogate mother of a Mafia accountant's child.
22nd Jan '16 8:53:37 PM Ohio9
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* PantsPositiveSafety: Averted. This is a rare example of a movie that features main characters who are criminals that actually use proper holsters for their handguns. Longbaugh and Parker both use Galco Royal Guard holsters for Inside-the-Waistband carry.
9th Jan '16 2:18:34 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SmugSnake: Jeffers (played by Taye Diggs) and to a lesser extent his partner Obecks.

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* SmugSnake: SmugSnake:
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Jeffers (played by Taye Diggs) and to a lesser extent his partner Obecks.
9th Jan '16 2:18:13 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Raving Bitch bitchily raves at Parker and Longbaugh with the supreme confidence of someone who knows she won't have to fight her own battle, which makes it all the more hilarious when Parker unexpectedly [[LaserGuidedKarma takes the fight to her]].




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* WouldHitAGirl: Raving Bitch smugly threatens Parker and Longbaugh with an asskicking from her boyfriend and the crowd gathering around them. Knowing they're about to get their asses kicked anyway, Parker hauls off and pummels her face.
26th Nov '15 8:49:00 PM nombretomado
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* ClusterFBomb: SarahSilverman's cameo. Her character is named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Raving Bitch]].

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* ClusterFBomb: SarahSilverman's Creator/SarahSilverman's cameo. Her character is named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Raving Bitch]].
9th Oct '15 11:20:04 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* RageQuit: The director points out in the commentary how the first scene is an example of this trope. Parker and Longbaugh realize that they're going to lose the bar brawl because they're outnumbered, so instead of trying to win, they steal their opponent's victory by decking his girlfriend.
** Based on actual advice given by one of the director's friends, who suggested exactly this tactic when a fight seemed imminent in RealLife.

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* RageQuit: The director points out in the commentary how the first scene is an example of this trope. Parker and Longbaugh realize that they're going to lose the bar brawl because they're outnumbered, so instead of trying to win, they steal their opponent's victory by decking his girlfriend.
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girlfriend. This is based on actual advice given by one of the director's friends, who suggested exactly this tactic when a fight seemed imminent in RealLife.



** The baby is [[spoiler:not the Chidduck's. It was Robin and Painter's, at the behest of Painter, after the attempts at fertilization were unsuccessful.]]

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** The baby is [[spoiler:not the Chidduck's.Chidducks'. It was Robin and Painter's, at the behest of Painter, after the attempts at fertilization were unsuccessful.]]



* ShaggyDogStory: Somewhat - [[spoiler:Parker and Longbaugh are dying and did not get the money, but the baby is not the Chidduck's, and it turns out that Mrs. Chidduck is carrying Jeffers' baby.]]
* ShoutOut:
** "Everyone will assume they made off to [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Bolivia.]]"
** Additionally, Parker and Longbaugh are Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid's actual surnames, and the set is supposedly where that film was made. [[spoiler:They also get also got a [[RealityEnsues similar]] ending.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: Somewhat - [[spoiler:Parker and Longbaugh are dying and did not get the money, but the baby is not the Chidduck's, Chidducks', and it turns out that Mrs. Chidduck is carrying Jeffers' baby.]]
* ShoutOut:
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ShoutOut: The names and uncertain fates of the protagonists are references to ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. There's even a linesaying, "Everyone will assume they made off to [[ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Bolivia.]]"
** Additionally, Parker and Longbaugh are Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid's actual surnames, and the set is supposedly where that film was made. [[spoiler:They also get also got a [[RealityEnsues similar]] ending.]]
[[Bolivia.]]"



* VillainProtagonist: The main characters are kidnappers who leave collateral damage in their wake, and the antagonists are trying to get the hostage back. Parker, at least, does decide to make ''one'' moral choice in his life and walk away from the kidnapping after getting to know the mother.

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* VillainProtagonist: The main characters are kidnappers who leave collateral damage in their wake, and the antagonists are trying to get the hostage back. Parker, at least, does decide to make ''one'' moral choice in his life and walk away from the kidnapping after getting to know the mother.
9th Oct '15 11:11:52 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* KickTheDog: Jeffers finding cover by placing a gun underneath Dr. Painter's chin and threatening to kill him if Parker and Longbaugh don't put down their guns in the final act.
** Jeffers and his partner deciding the best way to handle the confrontation is to leave Robin and the Doctor for dead.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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Jeffers finding cover by placing a gun underneath Dr. Painter's chin and threatening to kill him if Parker and Longbaugh don't put down their guns in the final act.
** Jeffers and his partner deciding the best way to handle the confrontation is to leave Robin and the Doctor for dead. This gives the audience permission to root for our morally gray protagonists.
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