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Old May 21, 2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Best movie for revolvers?

which film do you think had the best portrayal of double action revolvers?

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Old May 21, 2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Isn't there only really one answer? Go ahead, make my day!
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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Dirty Harry.
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Old May 21, 2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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Broken Trail... Lot of different revolvers, best revolver fight.

Second best... Electra-glide in blue. Good movie that showcased Colt's.
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Old May 21, 2012, 05:12 AM   #5
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Cheapshooter Nailed it on the head. DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN "GO AHEAD MAKE MY DAY" Definitely#1
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Old May 21, 2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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I sort of liked The Mummy. LOTS of double action revolvers in that, including a pair that likely had never seen movie time before -- Mle 1873 11mm French Ordnance revolvers.

L.A. Confidential isn't bad. Lots of Colts and Smith & Wessons.

I had one more, and I'll be darned if I can now remember it.
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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When I said "best portrayal" I was thinking more in terms accurate usage. Like using the sights and two handed grips at least.
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Old May 21, 2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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Since the one in the Hellboy movie is not an actual gun in production ... Looked pretty cool . I would also vote Dirty Harry !
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Old May 21, 2012, 11:23 AM   #9
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What's wrong with the Batman movie where Jack Nicholson as the villain
pulls out a piece with a ridiculously long barrel length ?

Or Indiana Jones where Harrison Ford draws down on the bullwhip wielding, turban wrapped, huge bad guy ?

Let's think out of the box here !
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Old May 21, 2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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If you have to ask, as my uncle Denny says, suck on an end of a 44.

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Old May 21, 2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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I liked Magnum Force with the Model 29 and the Python both prominent.

The "go ahead make my day" from Sudden Impact had memorable moments but remember, thats also the one where he had the 44 automag.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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Another vote for Magnum Force! The zenith of police service revolvers was most likely in the early 70's.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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The Quick and the Dead,,,

The one with Sharon Stone.

The movie itself was fairly silly,,,
But with all of the match duels in the street,,,
They did manage to showcase several unique revolvers.

It's the only movie I've ever seen with someone using a LeMat.

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OOPS! I just noticed the OP said double-action revolvers.

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Old May 21, 2012, 01:53 PM   #14
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Quote:
The one with Sharon Stone.

The movie itself was fairly silly,,,
But with all of the match duels in the street,,,
They did manage to showcase several unique revolvers.

It's the only movie I've ever seen with someone using a LeMat
The Quick and the Dead

Great cast, not so great a movie but plenty of revolvers, SA mostly IIRC.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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Murtaugh never switches to an automatic does he?


Nor the fat bald cop in Beverly Hills Cop

I remember a tv show I worshipped as a kid but can't remember the name, it was about a private detective, with a ponytail and he had a snubnose revolver with pearl handle, it looked like Hawaii or Miami or similar, ring a bell?
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Old May 21, 2012, 03:01 PM   #16
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"Like using the sights and two handed grips at least."

Uhm... I do a lot of my revolver shooting one handed.

You can't always count on being able to come to a two-handed grip.
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Old May 21, 2012, 03:50 PM   #17
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Godfather, scene when Michael kills the Turk and McClusky:

Tessio: "Did you do the job on him?"

Michael: "I saw his brains."

(Hmm, that may have been from the book).

EDIT: yes it was--here's the full outtake:
Quote:
“Did you do the job on Sollozzo?” Tessio asked.
For that moment Michael was struck by the idiom Tessio had used. It was always used in a sexual sense, to do the job on a woman meant seducing her. It was curious that Tessio used it now. “Both of them,” Michael said.
“Sure?” Tessio asked.
“I saw their brains,” Michael said.
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Old May 22, 2012, 08:57 AM   #18
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Oh hell, I just remembered the movie I was thinking of...

Untouchables!

Great scenes with Winchester 1897s and Thompsons, as well.
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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48 hours in the hotel lobby. Revolver on revolver fight.

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Old May 22, 2012, 10:12 AM   #20
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I have to go with Magnum Force. Where else can you see so many n-frames, pythons, k-frames, and a plethora of speedloaders?
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:35 AM   #21
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it's the only time I have ever, EVER seen a revolver shooter do a partial reload after firing two rounds in a film. It's done "correctly" and in what would be a good time in the fight.
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Old May 22, 2012, 10:42 AM   #22
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I have to go with Magnum Force. Where else can you see so many n-frames, pythons, k-frames, and a plethora of speedloaders?
Here is why Magnum Force is up there

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Magnum_Force

Untouchables was good too

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Untouchables,_The_(1987)
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:13 PM   #23
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Dirty Harry. The Quick and the Dead also had a few nice revolvers in it
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Old May 23, 2012, 04:46 AM   #24
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Newer 3:10 to Yuma has some nice revolver action. Ben Fosters character uses Schofields in twist draws. probably my favorite holster set up ever who cares how impractical it is!

I'd have to concur with The Mummy as well!
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Old May 23, 2012, 06:28 AM   #25
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Except Schofields are not double action revolvers, which is what the OP wanted to know -- best double action revolver movies.

The Johnny Depp movie about Dillinger that was out some time ago was also pretty good. When he breaks out of jail he opens an arms locker and it's just loaded with Colt revolvers.
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