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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Jesse, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

    Ok Guys, something new and refreshing: Name your favorite action movie that shows the realistic or somewhat realistic use of firearms...

  2. Armorer

    Armorer Guest

    Rae Dawn Chong saves Arnold with an M-202 rocket launcher after firing the first one backwards (didn't see the arrow on the case)

    Arnold: "How'd you do that"

    Rae: "I read the instructions"


  3. Klaus

    Klaus Guest

    RED DAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great bumper sticker, too.
  4. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

    Got to go with Red Dawn and Enemy at the Gate...Even played the movie for all my Mosan Nagants and the accuricy increased by 4 MOA...:)
  5. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

    I say Heat, directed by Michael Mann. Excellent gun battles and very realistic... someone really worked with Val Kilmer because he really handles the CAR 15 very well.

  6. I vote for any Gunsmoke movie (following the series)...just that I like the old west movies and most were on location here in Arizona......"Down to the Last Man" was based on a true story here.....about the Tewksberrys and Grahams.......and pretty accurately portrayed too.

    After that it's "Blue and Gray"....yepper.
  7. Bear

    Bear Guest

    For me its got to be Saving Private Ryan.....What more can be said?
  8. Stewart

    Stewart Guest

    Gotta go with Saving Private Ryan. The sounds of rounds impacting metal objects and whizzing overhead...
  9. wes

    wes Guest

    Tough choices. Think I'd have to go with Saving Private Ryan,with Red Dawn a close second.
  10. Benny

    Benny Guest

    Put my vote in for Saving Private Ryan, horrific but I'm glad I saw it. Now it's my favorite movie!

  11. buttons

    buttons Guest

    Here is a couple of movies that I really like. The Big Red One with Lee Marvin. The HBO series, Band of Brothers. My wife hates war movies, she started it with me and never missed an episode. It gave her an education on what these guys went thru. Another great movie is Braveheart, ouch, those spears and the horses. There are so many good ones but my favorite is Big Red One. Marvin was a WW11 vet. It was also a true account written by the guy in the rifle company who was always chomping on cigars. He later went on to make alot of great war movies in the 50's and 60's. For the life of me I cannot remember his name. Sam something, Tim Robbins of all people did a documentary on him a few years back. Called the The Gun, The Typewriter and the something else. The old guy is still smoking them stogies. He was something to listen to and watch. Somebody out there can remember his name, what is it????
  12. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    ALL the above and throw in Quigley Down Under.
  13. Jack O

    Jack O Guest

    I'll have to go with the HBO series Band Of Brothers also it's like seeing a new version of Saving Private Ryan every week
  14. Rooster

    Rooster Guest

    "Lonesome Dove" "Band of Brothers" "A Bridge Too Far" Any John Wayne movie, "Clear and Present Danger" "The Outlaw Josie Wales"
  15. I'll have to go with Red Dawn and Tombstone. Throw in the Jackle with Bruce Willis for grins.
  16. bob white

    bob white Guest

    I'll have to go with " We Were Soldiers", " Band of Brothers, " Enemy at the Gates" and "Saving Pvt. Ryan". All excellent movies.
  17. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    "High Noon", starring either Gary Cooper or Randolph Scott (can't remember which one) is my all time favorite.

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  18. AR-tim

    AR-tim Guest

    WWII: Saving Private Ryan/Band of Brothers(HBO series&the book)
    Vietnam: Platoon (even though Full Metal Jacket is funnier)
    Modern: Blackhawk Down
    Other: Heat
    Those are my movie picks....Have yet to see We Were Soldiers..should do that today.

  19. hooker

    hooker Guest

    Lonesome Dove, when Capt. Gus McCrae is in that buffalo wallow with that Henry, and fires a few spotting rounds, then raises the rear sight and walks 'em in on the fellow with the Sharps. My favirite quote is when he starts firing at them, and Monkey John says " ah he can't hit nothing from there, he's just wasting his bullets". Another scene is when he goes into the Commanche camp, and lets that 'ol Walker Colt do the talking. Another western I like is The Unforgiven, when Will Muny goes into the saloon and has that 'ol double barrel in hand. I like what he tells them after blowing a new opening in the saloon keeper. "I've come to kill you Little Bill. Out of all the westerns that Eastwood has been in, I think he looks the most convincing in that scene. another movie I like is Sniper One Shot One Kill with Tom Berenger. By the way, I've read that Mr. Berenger is in the process of making a movie about the U.S.Marine Corps. It is supposed to be a historical film, the title if I'm not bad mistaken is Leatherneck.
  20. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Evangelist

    I'd have to say SPR, along with "Seige Of Firebase Gloria", "Platoon", and "The Professional".