History Film / TheWayOfTheGun

10th Mar '17 11:11:02 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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 [[Bolivia.]]"
* ShowTheirWork: The film is notable for the accuracy of its depiction of firearm usage, with a Navy Seal serving as adviser. The [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Way_of_the_Gun famously nitpicky Internet Movie Firearms Database]] points out many excellent examples of gun usage, including the above-mentioned on-screen clearing of the stovepipe jam of Longbaugh's shotgun, Jeffers firing his handgun without flinching and using his shotgun left-handed when appropriate, and Sarno ''using the damn ejector on his revolver''.

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* ShoutOut: The names and uncertain fates of the protagonists are references to ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. There's even a linesaying, line saying, "Everyone will assume they made off to [[Bolivia.]]"
Bolivia."
* ShowTheirWork: The ShownTheirWork: Considering that the director's brother was a [=Navy SEAL=] whom he brought on as a technical adviser, the film is notable for has lavish attention paid to the accuracy of its depiction of firearm usage, with a Navy Seal serving as adviser.usage and tactics, and is often compared favorably to Creator/MichaelMann's ''Film/{{Heat}}''. The [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/The_Way_of_the_Gun famously nitpicky Internet Movie Firearms Database]] points out many excellent examples of gun usage, including the above-mentioned on-screen clearing of the stovepipe jam of Longbaugh's shotgun, Jeffers firing his handgun without flinching and using his shotgun left-handed when appropriate, and Sarno ''using the damn ejector on his revolver''.
25th Feb '17 10:44:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AntiHero: Parker might ''juuust'' qualify, seeing as he does have enough human decency to 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..

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* AntiHero: Parker might ''juuust'' qualify, seeing as he does and Longbaugh have enough human decency to insist that they abandon almost no redeeming qualities and are essentially {{Designated Hero}}es. The film makes a point of showing 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 innocent victims who die during their first thing we see the heroes do attempt at kidnapping Robin. They are being gigantic assholes given a few brief moments to bar patrons, and one of the early scenes in the film PetTheDog, however, are eventually can be favorably compared to Jeffers, who has one of them compare homosexuals to Muslims (and vice versa) ''quite'' negatively..no redeeming qualities whatsoever.



* VillainBall: Parker and Longbaugh are warned by Robin's gynecologist that the man they intend to blackmail [[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime has organised connections that won't be interested in negotiating]]. They don't listen, and even turn down Sarno's offer of a million dollars to hand over Robin and walk away then-and-there.
15th Feb '17 3:00:06 PM Mdumas43073
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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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After several unsuccessful attempts to get films film projects 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.
15th Feb '17 2:59:35 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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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.
6th Dec '16 11:56:16 PM superstitionis
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* VillainBall: Parker and Longbaugh are warned by Robin's gynecologist that the man they intend to blackmail [[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime has organised connections that won't be interested in negotiating]]. They don't listen, and even turn down Sarco's offer of a million dollars to hand over Robin and walk away then-and-there.

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* VillainBall: Parker and Longbaugh are warned by Robin's gynecologist that the man they intend to blackmail [[UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime has organised connections that won't be interested in negotiating]]. They don't listen, and even turn down Sarco's Sarno's offer of a million dollars to hand over Robin and walk away then-and-there.
6th Dec '16 11:54:26 PM superstitionis
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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Averted. At one point Benicio Del Toro's character is firing a pump-action shotgun and it suffers a stovepipe malfunction. He simply takes a moment to clear the jam and resumes firing.

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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Averted. At one point Benicio Del Toro's character point, Longbaugh is firing a pump-action shotgun and it suffers a stovepipe malfunction. He simply takes a moment to clear the jam and resumes firing.
6th Dec '16 11:52:46 PM superstitionis
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* MexicanStandOff: Parker and Longbaugh attempt one when kidnapping Juliette Lewis. It doesn't work the way they expect it to.

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* MexicanStandOff: Parker and Longbaugh attempt one when kidnapping Juliette Lewis.Robin. It doesn't work the way they expect it to.
6th Dec '16 11:44:14 PM superstitionis
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* AffablyEvil: Joe Sarno, Mr. Chidduck's enforcer who, in his words, handles all his dirty laundry, which is implied to be ''far'' worse than the white collar crime and drug trafficking front Mr. Chidduck is the front man for. He takes Parker out for coffee and they trade stories about their lives of crime.

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* AffablyEvil: Joe Sarno, Mr. Chidduck's enforcer who, in his words, handles all his dirty laundry, which is implied to be ''far'' worse than the white collar crime and drug trafficking front Mr. Chidduck is the front man for. He takes Parker Longbaugh out for coffee and they trade stories about their lives of crime.
22nd Oct '16 12:37:13 AM DimensionalShambler
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Several. Most notably, Joe Sarno has a cup of coffee with Longbaugh.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Several. Most notably, Joe Sarno has having a cup of coffee with Longbaugh.Longbaugh, chatting away with him, before several shootouts leading right up to the climax.


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Robin and Dr. Painter are safe, but Parker and Longbaugh die a slow, nasty death that's partially deserved. In the process, the amoral Jeffers and Obecks and a lot of mafia goons get slaughtered.]]
12th Oct '16 8:59:38 PM Mdumas43073
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->''We don't want your forgiveness; we won't make excuses. We're not gonna blame you, even if you are an accessory, but we will not accept your natural order. We didn't come for absolution, we didn't ask to be redeemed, but isn't that the way it is? Every goddamn time. Your prayers are always answered, in the order they're received.''

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->''We ->''"We don't want your forgiveness; we won't make excuses. We're not gonna blame you, even if you are an accessory, but we will not accept your natural order. We didn't come for absolution, we didn't ask to be redeemed, but isn't that the way it is? Every goddamn time. Your prayers are always answered, in the order they're received.''
"''
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