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Old 03-05-2020, 18:54   #1
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Name your best movie shoot-out

Hope everyone is free and clear of the deadly sniffles, was watching 21 bridges that has a nice little shoot-out at the beginning so I thought what might your favourite shoot-outs be?

Start the ball rolling

Heat - At the bank heist

Ranks as one of the best imho noisy no suppressors

Stay safe and don't forget wash your hands!
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Old 03-05-2020, 18:58   #2
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Funny you raised this question as I just watched Episode 5 of Gangs of London & it has a 20+ minute visceral, bloody shootout that was incredible.

Obviously, pick any John Wick movie & you’ll find the best movie shootouts of recent times.
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Old 03-05-2020, 19:55   #3
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I wasn't a massive fan of the film overall, but it definitely belongs in this category.

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I always liked 'the lobby' scene in The Matrix, felt close and intense. Also liked the 'gunkarta' parts of Equilibrium. Both not your standard shootout but I liked them.
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For me the superbly filmed shootout along the staircase of the Grand Central Station in The Untouchables is tops.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:57   #6
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If I had to choose only one - Hard Boiled, which still knocks the stuffing out of most action films almost 30 years on. Of the many shootouts in it, the hospital one, which is about half an hour long.

But I'm picking two, because no discussion of film shootouts can be taken seriously without early mention of the climactic carnage of The Wild Bunch, so I'll get it in now.
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The best ones that come to my mind are the mexican stand offs - Reservoir Dogs and The Godo, The Bad and the Ugly.
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Old 04-05-2020, 16:29   #8
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I'm not a fan of shootouts - they usually go on too long, serve to stoke the USA's obsessive gun-love, and it's often just a lazy way to create tension (yawn). Compare the matter-of-fact killings in The Sopranos with the long ott shootouts in the otherwise excellent Inception.

Having said that, I do agree with most of those posted, and will add that long tracking scene in True Detective S1 (6 mins total, S01E04) ... awesome, although a lot more than just a shootout.
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Hard Boiled tearoom
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A bit one sided of course, but the original "I'll be back" sequence from The Terminator is stuff of legends.
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Pretty much all of Dredd - love that film
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End shoot out in Way Of The Gun was pretty good.

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In the 1968 Spaghetti Western The Mercenary (aka A Professional Gun), there is a Mexican standoff type shootout similar to the one in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly but with a difference. There are only two people involved - Tony Musante and Jack Palance with the third, Franco Nero, acting as sort of 'compere'. It initially appears like the baddie Palance has won the duel but.......

Cheesy of course, but rather interesting in its own right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PykHgkq8-Q

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There are a couple of other 'good ones'.

The Hotel shootout scene in Takers. Lasts about 4 minutes but seems a lot longer. For the first and only time I felt sorry for Hayden Christensen.

One I really like is the shootout at the climax of Enemy of the State, including the sequence leading up to it. To Corporate criminal Jon Voight's demand "What'll it take for you to give up the tape?", Tom Sizemore's gangland boss replies "End of the World!" and the shootout follows.
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Hope everyone is free and clear of the deadly sniffles, was watching 21 bridges that has a nice little shoot-out at the beginning so I thought what might your favourite shoot-outs be?

Start the ball rolling

Heat - At the bank heist

Ranks as one of the best imho noisy no suppressors

Stay safe and don't forget wash your hands!
Wasn't the advisor on that Andy McNab

Soon as saw question, Heat was my answer. Everything is amazing. The sound is great.

I have a real soft spot though for the shower room scene in the Rock

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Two 'legendary' shootouts that became famous in their time but now seem rather dated by comparison to others mentioned are the climatic sequences in Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and The Wild Bunch
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I love that POlice Squad one!
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If I have to choose one, it would be Heat every time.
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