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Old 05-08-2007, 01:43 AM
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What's the best 1911 movie?




Ok, here's something a little different:

As gun guys, a lot of you are probably like me in that the guns used in movies are as important as the actors. Since I've been watching lots of movies lately, I was wondering what everyone's opinion was for the movie with the most/best 1911 action in it?

Wind Talkers or SWAT gets my vote at the moment.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:01 AM
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Sin City
Face off
Road to Perdition
Last Man Standing
Way of the gun
Under Seige
Heat (Pacino)
Saving Pvt Ryan
Black Hawk Down (Shugart & Gordon)
Terminator/T2


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Man of the house (don't ask me how I got dragged to watching this- T. Lee Jones uses a Kimber with some bling grips)
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:16 AM
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Sin City

Last Man Standing

and We Were Soldiers are my two quintessential 1911 movies
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:48 AM
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Last Man Standing seemed to do it for me.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:16 AM
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Sin City
Face off
Road to Perdition
Last Man Standing
Way of the gun
Under Seige
Heat (Pacino)
Saving Pvt Ryan
Black Hawk Down (Shugart & Gordon)
Terminator/T2


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Man of the house (don't ask me how I got dragged to watching this- T. Lee Jones uses a Kimber with some bling grips)
Good list. I would also add Pulp Fiction and The Untouchables and Ronin.

In Pulp Fiction, the guns used by Samuel Jackson and John Travolta are clearly 1911's, even though Sam Jackson refers to his later in the movie as "Mr. 9mm" - the bore certainly looks smaller than the standard .45 bore, so it could very well have been a 9mm.

The Untouchables is full of 1911's, on both sides of the law. Liked Frank Nitti's nickel-plated one.

In Ronin, Robert DeNiro's character requests only an old-fashioned 1911 .45 as his weapon, and is promptly derided for his old fashioned choice by Sean Bean's character (the charlatan who was posing as a former member of the 22nd SAS).
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:56 AM
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:28 AM
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I would cast my vote for Last Man Standing. It's a remake of an old west Eastwood film, but it's a great remake! Not to mention it pretty much focuses on the 1911's throughout the flick.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:37 AM
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In 48 hours Nick Nolte's 357 mag is stolen by the bad guy. He replaces it with a 1911, 45cal. Later in the movie he empties the entire mag. into the same bad guy.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:46 AM
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The Wild Bunch. Surprised no one got that one yet.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:47 AM
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Thief

Where are the real 1911 fanatics?

One of Jim Hoag's customs is the favored and only gun used by the main character and it don't even get mentioned in 8 posts?? Complete with double-taps and reload. Pretty advanced techniques for Hollywood and the time.

A great movie, too--"Thief".

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Old 05-08-2007, 08:51 AM
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Way of the Gun
Sin City seems to stick out
Cinderella and Last of the Mohicans....ok...maybe not the last two
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:01 AM
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Cool thread.

The best 1911 movies for me are:

Face Off
Way of the Gun
Heat (Al Pacino)

1911's rule....
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:02 AM
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The Punisher is one of my favorites, not a big travolta fan, But I can overlook that.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:16 AM
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Add "Spartan."
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:27 AM
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Best all around:
The Wild Bunch

Best handling:
Thief

Best 1911 gunfighting:
Blackhawk Down/Way of the Gun

Best scene of a guy killing someone w/ a 1911:
Jim Zubiena Mozambique-ing the security guy on the "Hit List" ep of Miami Vice

Best "the 1911 looks cool":
Seven
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:39 AM
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Thief for the Government.

And The Sand Pebbles (also the .45ACP), plus we get to watch a BAR in action as used by the Navy in the China River Campaign. Win 12, M1911, and the BAR - what more do you want? Perhaps a Thompson? I think those are there as well plus the 03 Springfield.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:57 AM
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Gets my vote:
The Texas ranger played by Nick Nolte uses a 1911 that changes a couple of times from a 5" to a commander and back again. He shoots to slide lockback and does anice reload.

(Powers Booth plays a great bad guy. I took me some time after watching the movie to see him as naything else but a bad guy.)
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:08 AM
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Sin City
Face off
Road to Perdition
Last Man Standing
Way of the gun
Under Seige
Heat (Pacino)
Saving Pvt Ryan
Black Hawk Down (Shugart & Gordon)
Terminator/T2


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Cobra
Man of the house (don't ask me how I got dragged to watching this- T. Lee Jones uses a Kimber with some bling grips)
Don't forget Sanderson in BHD. "Sanderson, I'm out of ammo. Sanderson, I'm out of ammo!" (Draws 1911 and puts a controlled pair into bad guy).
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:28 AM
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Definitely "Last Man Standing".

By the way, "Man of the House" is a GREAT movie (thanks to Tommy Lee Jones's performance, of course).
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:18 AM
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Collateral?

I can't remember,

Did Tom Cruise use a 1911 in Collateral (2004)?

What ever he used, I thought he used it well!!! Some butt's got kicked in that movie!!!! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars!!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:24 AM
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I can't remember,

Did Tom Cruise use a 1911 in Collateral (2004)?

What ever he used, I thought he used it well!!! Some butt's got kicked in that movie!!!! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars!!!
It was a Glock I believe.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:40 AM
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It was a Glock I believe.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:46 AM
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The Untouchables

The Wild Bunch (this one always makes me won't to run out and a Colt WWI repo)
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:55 AM
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Gets my vote:
The Texas ranger played by Nick Nolte uses a 1911 that changes a couple of times from a 5" to a commander and back again. He shoots to slide lockback and does anice reload.

(Powers Booth plays a great bad guy. I took me some time after watching the movie to see him as naything else but a bad guy.)
Extreme Prejudice's shootout at Arturo's is classic with Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nolte) dropping drug smugglers. The end of the scene where the smoke clears and he his still staring down the sights of his emptied 1911 is pure Texan.

Steven Seagall uses 1911's in:
Hard to Kill
Under Seige I&II
Marked for Death

'The Rock' has a good scene where General Hummel gives orders with his 1911

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Old 05-08-2007, 12:11 PM
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This one should be on the top of the list, I cant believe it got over looked

The Getaway (1994) Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger

This is a all Colt movie, Kim is so hot with her Gold Cup in Bright Stainless
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