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The Way of the Gun (2000)

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Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Mr. Parker
Benicio Del Toro ... Harold Longbaugh
Juliette Lewis ... Robin
Taye Diggs ... Jeffers
Nicky Katt ... Obecks
Geoffrey Lewis ... Abner Mercer
Dylan Kussman ... Dr. Allen Painter
Scott Wilson ... Hale Chidduck
Kristin Lehman ... Francesca Chidduck
James Caan ... Joe Sarno
Henry Griffin Henry Griffin ... P. Whipped
Armando Guerrero ... Federale #1 (as Mando Guerrero)
Andres Orozco ... Federale #2
Jan Hanks Jan Hanks ... Receptionist (as Jan Jensen)
José Pérez José Pérez ... ? (as Jose Perez)
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Storyline

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way of the Gun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,150,979, 10 September 2000

Gross USA:

$6,055,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,200,972
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicky Katt (Obecks) did most of his own stunt driving. See more »

Goofs

At the motel, Robin fires directly through the door, but does not hit the van on the other side of it. See more »

Quotes

Longbaugh: Wanna get out now? Wanna quit? This is never gonna come your way again.
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Crazy Credits

Henry Griffin is listed as P. Whipped. He is the guy whose girlfriend is yelling at Parker and Longbaugh and ends up fighting them, thus he is "P[ussy] Whipped." See more »

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References Persona (1966) See more »

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Esperanza
Written by Carlos Ortega
Performed by Casalando
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A surprisingly intelligent and gritty thriller
23 March 2006 | by rightwing_redcoatSee all my reviews

Let me say first of all: This is not an action movie. It really isn't even though at most video stores you find it in the "Action" section. Yes, it has some thoroughly stunning and thrilling action sequences, but it really isn't an action MOVIE. No, this movie is a thriller, pure and simple, about two criminal partners who decide to get rich by kidnapping a pregnant woman carrying the baby of a powerful man. Sounds simple, right? Well, there are so many plot twists and turns that by the end of the movie, you'll have a headache from trying to figure it all out. That's probably the only bad thing I can say about this movie. This movie is great, one of the better ones I've seen lately. Benicio del Toro and Ryan Philippe are awesome as the two main characters (heroes probably wouldn't apply to men like them) and James Caan is awesome as their unassuming, yet formidable nemesis. This movie is so gritty that you'll feel guilty for watching it. Brutal, bloody and very, very realistic gunplay feature prominently, and you can almost feel the terror and pain of the characters as they get perforated with bullets. The language is foul, and there are other very violent scenes, including a torture scene. It all builds up to the climax deep in the Mexican desert, which is incredible. Highly recommended, if you can stomach the violence and blood. An action-packed thriller that really makes you think.


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