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Old 04-07-2019, 06:41 PM
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Saw this crazy movie "68 Kill" the other day. It's very much a film noir, and the plot summary starts off with:

"It started with a couple dead bodies and $68,000 in stolen cash. But things started going wrong..."

AnnaLynne McCord is the homicidal, insane (but still hot) girlfriend and Matthew Gray Gubler as the dumbass boyfriend who gets Shanghaied into her murderous shenanigans.

Pretty much every pistol in the movie is some 1911 variant and they are used a fair bit, especially in the ending where various miscreants are retired with predjudice.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:00 AM
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Which is even more funny given that Magnum's 1911 was actually a 9mm, even though the script said it was a .45. Of course you're reminding me of Lethal Weapon as well. Note that Mel Gibson's 9mm Beretta always sounded like a howitzer when it went off. The guys shooting back at him usually had 9mms as well but theirs went "crack crack" too. You just can't have an action movie where the hero isn't the sexiest man in the film or has a gun that isn't bigger and louder than everybody else's. I guess I'll have to go watch some Bond films now and find out if his Walther PPK peashooter sounded like a hand cannon or not.

and unfortunately, Mel blinks on the closeup shoots.
oh well. it's a movie.

But I still feel really hairy when I can shoot a happy face.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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Probably someone mentioned these, but here goes anyway

1.) In City of Industry ( around 1998) Harvey Keitel's character cleans and reassembles his 1911 before final shootout scene. Looks like he knew what he was doing. Also, bad guy (Steven Dorff) I think also uses a 1911 in the final scene.

2.) In No Country for Old Men, sheriff character (Tommy Lee Jones) carries and draws his colt style 1911, but never fires it. He used a Yaqui style holster throughout the film. Not sure if the Coen brothers' point was that a 1911 was undermatched against the multiple full autos used by the drug cartels - but that was one of the themes of the movie.

First one was good movie, second was great movie.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:27 PM
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Harvey Keitel is a Marine Corps veteran. One
could assume he was acquainted with the 1911.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:07 PM
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Keitel was a Marine.

Thanks for that info. I did not know that, but it makes perfect sense.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:12 PM
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2.) In No Country for Old Men, sheriff character (Tommy Lee Jones) carries and draws his colt style 1911, but never fires it. He used a Yaqui style holster throughout the film. Not sure if the Coen brothers' point was that a 1911 was undermatched against the multiple full autos used by the drug cartels - but that was one of the themes of the movie.
The best 1911 scene in that movie was Josh Brolin trying to get away from the dogs that were set out on him. He wades through the river and quickly blows the water out of it before shooting the dogs at the last second. I never could figure out what Tommy Lee Jones did in that entire movie. They could've left his character out of it completely and it wouldn't have changed anything.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:53 PM
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Tommy Lee Jones represented the death of a civilized country. His time was past as the drug cartels overwhelmed our Southern borders.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:27 AM
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true

That's a really well-put explanation of No Country for Old Men.

Consider the title:

Without the old-school sheriff character struggling to come to grips with the overwhelming change in society, the movie would have just been a (still) well-made shoot-em-up featuring drug cartels and a very competent and very psychotic assassin.

The sheriff character was a focal point. And the issues he tried to deal with are often discussed on this forum.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:11 PM
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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).

Samuel Jackson's pistol was a Star model B 9mm... John Travolta had a m1911A1 (and demonstrated very poor trigger discipline in the uh,,,car scene lol )


I think "Last man Standing" had the best m1911 pistol action of all the movies. Although not seen much in "saving private ryan", a 1911 .45 did blow up a panzer tank, lol
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:19 PM
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Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon states: "Why doesn't somebody pull out a .45 and "Bang", settle it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:02 AM
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Gonna show my age here . . .

Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

with Warren Oates

Understand that Oates was military armorer and had a lot of experience with the 1911.
Warren Oates also carried it condition two
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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The REAL Sgt. (then Corporal) York used a 1911. In the movie Gary Cooper had a Luger that he took from a German, and used it instead to recreate the scene where York stopped a German bayonet charge in its tracks. It's something that annoyed the hell out of me when I watched that film.
I read somewhere that the Gary Cooper Sgt York movie used the Luger because they could not get a 1911 to work with blanks for filming but the Luger would work with blanks
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:44 PM
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JOhn wick and the punisher movie from 2004 with Travolta.. i actually redid a 1911 to look exactly like those 2 guns the punisher wore..so its my fave

others ,mentioned already great ones ie face off and Pulp fiction..
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:10 PM
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I read somewhere that the Gary Cooper Sgt York movie used the Luger because they could not get a 1911 to work with blanks for filming but the Luger would work with blanks
Yes. I also had read that the real Alvin York was a consultant on that film, and he protested but was assured the scene would be re-shot once the film armorers managed to get the .45 pistols working with blanks. That never happened and the scene stayed in the film.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:51 PM
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The Getaway with Steve McQueen
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:43 PM
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Best 1911 movie using 1911

While not the best 1911movie; good scene in movie PATTON showing Gen. Patton using his 1911 to shoot at German Airplane reeking havock In the small town he was in...
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:56 PM
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Best screen shot in saving private ryan when the sarge runs out of ammo and throws the 1911 at the German.
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:06 PM
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Patton did not use a 1911 to shoot at that bomber in the movie, he used the Colt .380ACP that was issued to General officers; sometimes they were issued Colt .32ACPs.
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:51 PM
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Best screen shot in saving private ryan when the sarge runs out of ammo and throws the 1911 at the German.
I hated that scene, just as I hated the scene where Tommy Lee Jones disarmed Steven Segal in Under Siege and threw his 1911 where it banged and clattered against a steel railing. Throw a Glock like that if you must, but not a nice old classic 1911!
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:01 PM
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Hopefully the prop houses for both Ryan (filmed in Ireland)
and Under Siege (filmed in LA) supplied rubber duplicates.


But to add, the greatest, absolutely greatest 1911 scene in
a movie was when Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) blows up the
Tiger. NO, IT WAS NOT THE AIRPLANE! Miller placed
a perfect shot through a tank aperture which hit a live
shell in the gunner's hand. And the rest is sheer wonderment.

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:50 AM
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Last man standing. Bruce Willis with 1911scthat never ran out of ammo.

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Old 08-01-2019, 10:54 AM
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+1 for "Last Man Standing". Bruce Willis with his twin rig shoulder holsters.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:44 PM
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"We Were Soliders"

Sam Elliott as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley. He didn't carry a rifle only his 1911. Grumpy old cuss at that.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:06 AM
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Last Man Standing seemed to do it for me.
Very much so!! The twin shoulder holstered 1911s worked so very well!
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