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Old 05-09-2007, 12:03 AM
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In the original "the Getaway" Steve McQueen carries a GM.

"Three days of the Condor" in which Redford plays a CIA anylist on the run. He is asked when he calls in, if he is armed and he says yes. He is asked to describe the weapon. "it's a .45 automatic." later "if I told you I had a .45 in my pocket, would you walk with me?"

"A Bridge too far" James Caan (a re-occuring 1911 guy) Plays the only NCO in the movie in a staring roll. That has got to be one of the classic movie threats of all time.

In "Hostage" Bruce Willis plays a former LAPD SWAT cop. He can be seen with the Kimber. I thouth that was a nice touch.

"LA confidential" has one of my all time favorite gunfight seens. Exley is armed with a GM and a .38 "dick" sp.

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Old 05-09-2007, 12:04 AM
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"Way of the Gun" has nice gun handling involving 1911s. The plot itself is a bit dry but I liked it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202677/

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Old 05-09-2007, 01:41 AM
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Rosewood

I cant believe that no one has mentioned the movie ROSEWOOD. If you havent seen it, I would place it right up there with LAST MAN STANDING!

JOE BOB BRIGGS says check it out!!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:33 AM
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Oh has anyone mentioned Platoon yet??? When William Dafoe takes a flashlight and a 1911 into the tunnels to search for VC. I couldn't imagine firing a 45 inside an enclosed space like a tunnel- talk about LOUD!!! That movie is up there in my top favorite movies as well.
I think I've read somewhere that the actual tunnel rats in Vietnam used any other pistol they could get their hands on except for a 1911 due to the 1911's heavy recoil and loud blast in enclosed spaces. When possible, .38s were used. Of course, that wasn't always an option, so 1911's went into many tunnels, I'm sure.

Yeah - all the Steven Segal movies feature him armed with 1911's (very handsome ones, too)

In A Few Good Men the Lt. Colonel (played by J.T. Walsh) blows his brains out with a nickel plated 1911, after he gets into his full dress uniform.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:04 AM
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I cant believe that no one has mentioned the movie ROSEWOOD.
You can't? I know there are some bad movies already mentioned, but that was a real stinker.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:58 AM
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Stick a 1911 in any movie for a decent length of time and I'll like it, but for me the best has to be Last Man Standing.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:28 AM
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Anybody mention THE CODE TALKERS yet. Some pretty good 1911 handling in that movie too.

MARS ATTACKS has the General in the War Room blasting the head Martian with a pair of 1911s. (Slim Whitman saves the day. )
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:01 AM
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In A Few Good Men the Lt. Colonel (played by J.T. Walsh) blows his brains out with a nickel plated 1911, after he gets into his full dress uniform.
Kick me out of the forums if I am wrong, but I was just sure Lt. Colonel Markenson used a Berreta in that scene.

Also, in 'Training Day' Didn't Hoyt shoot Alonzo (Denzel W.) with a 1911 that Alonzo pulled out from under the dash during their fight in the hood causing Alonzo to scream "Oh you mother-f....., you just shot me in the ass, Jake!"
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:11 AM
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James Coburn as Zach Provo in "The Last Hard Men" used a 1911 to shoot the phone off the wall. I've often wanted to do that myself.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:15 AM
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"Sin City"

Some nice 1911's in there. One of them is a Springfield Arms of some kind but I haven't freeze framed it to ident which one yet.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:25 PM
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Three of the movies mentioned prominently for good gun work so far are "Thief", "Heat", and "Collateral", all directed by Michael Mann (who also created "Miami Vice.")

"48 Hours", "Last Man Standing", and "Extreme Prejudice" were all directed by Walter Hill.

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Old 05-09-2007, 03:59 PM
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In Sharky's Machine, Burt Reynold's whole crew had Colt Series 70 Government Models. A nice Python in the beginning too! An underrated movie.

Speaking of underrated, Costner had a 1911 in the Postman as well.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:04 PM
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

Tommy Lee Jones makes good use of a 1911. Very good use!

One Hell of a Movie!
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:26 PM
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Kick me out of the forums if I am wrong, but I was just sure Lt. Colonel Markenson used a Berreta in that scene.

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U right.... I was gonna say the same but did'nt want to chance getting kicked out of the forum
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:27 PM
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Way of the gun-These guys actually reloaded their .45's

Thief-James Cann took lessons on gun handling for the part. Its a long slide and he performs reloads as well.

The TV series Crime Story now available on DVD.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:36 PM
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My picks include, but not limited too:

Way of the Gun
Last Man Standing

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Old 05-09-2007, 06:45 PM
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Anyone mention Band of Brothers yet? Definately the best movie/whatever it is i have ever seen!

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:40 PM
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Last Man Standing has to be the best "1911 movie".
A favorite movie featuring a 1911 - Commander, actually - is Marathon Man.
A sort of goofie Hong Kong cop movie, called Double Tap, has virtually everyone packing a scoped racegun. The detective/hero is both the professional and competitive rival of a thrill-killing gunsmith! They turn the range command, "Are you ready?" into sort of a "Make my day!" theme.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:50 PM
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Just now happen to be watching 'Red Dawn' and the first scene of the invasion of town had the 'they can have my gun when they pry it from my cold dead hands' bumper sticker on a truck next to some expired patriot that had been using his 1911 against the commies. Always a favorite show of mine.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:51 PM
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Rick, re-check Marathon Man, it was Hoffman’s characters Dad’s gun. It’s a full size GM
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:02 PM
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MARS ATTACKS has the General in the War Room blasting the head Martian with a pair of 1911s. (Slim Whitman saves the day. )
Haha! The General in that movie rocks. I like the part where he comes out of the meeting in which the President and his liberal advisors decided not to send the military to meet the Martians and complains loudly to his aide:

"They dont know what the **** theyre talking about! Liberals, Intellectuals, Peaceniks, IIIIIIDIOTS!!!"

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Old 05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
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Ronin for sure.

One of my favorite movies.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:14 PM
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In Sharky's Machine, Burt Reynold's whole crew had Colt Series 70 Government Models. A nice Python in the beginning too! An underrated movie.

Speaking of underrated, Costner had a 1911 in the Postman as well.

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Old 05-09-2007, 11:44 PM
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My vote would be split between Last Man Standing and Terminator (the original Terminator).
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:11 AM
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Anyone mention Band of Brothers yet? Definately the best movie/whatever it is i have ever seen!

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Band of Brothers was awesome, too - but I just don't remember a whole lot of 1911-intensive scenes. The one memorable scene with a 1911 in it that I can remember was actually a Hollywood gaffe - it's in the episode when the 506th liberates the Jewish concentration camp, and Private Webster starts to take all the cheese and bread from the local baker, who then complains loudly. Webster pulls his 1911 on the man, and it's wearing 3-dot white sights!

But all in all - the finest miniseries of its kind, hands down. It followed the book to a T.

As far as A Few Good Men - I stand corrected. It was indeed a Beretta he killed himself with. It's just that, later in the movie, Tom Cruise's character mentions "nickel plated .45" when the gun was clearly not. I remember that it was a Hollywood gaffe as well.

It's too bad nobody in the movie Desperado used a 1911. Instead, Antonio Banderas' character uses a pair of Ruger P-90's. I almost bought a P-90 because of that movie!!!
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