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Old April 4, 2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Best movie where a woman defended herself with a gun!

Julia Roberts in Sleeping With The Enemy.

At the end, after her ex-husband tells he won't let her live without him, she calls the police and tells them to come quickly, she just killed an intruder. She hangs up and THEN shoots him; it gives him a moment to see that she's not going to let his threat happen.

And of course, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Aliens; I don't know what kind of gun she used at the end, but it was badass!! (didn't it also have a grenade launcher?)
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Old April 4, 2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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High Noon comes to mind. Grace Kelly defends herself and Gary Cooper with a well placed shot!
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Old April 5, 2013, 12:35 AM   #3
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Ripley's pulse rifle was a converted, HEAVILY converted Thompson subgun with cosmetic add-ons. There is one realistic replica made with a full auto Thompson and a Remington 870 SBS. No, it ain't for sale...

Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel did OK. And of course, nobody will ever forget Terminator II with Linda Hamilton one handed racking that shotgun over and over again, trying desperately to stop the T-1000 from killing her son.
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Old April 5, 2013, 01:35 AM   #4
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"6 Guns"

"6 Guns" is a great movie where a lady's husband and family murdered by a gang, then she learns how to shoot from a paid hitman, and seeks revenge on the bad guys. It's all wheel guns. Decent movie.
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Old April 5, 2013, 01:49 AM   #5
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While not technically defending herself, Trinity's "dodge this" line in The Matrix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggFKLxAQBbc
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Old April 5, 2013, 04:01 AM   #6
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I've said it before, but I'll say it again.

Restaurant kitchen scene where Nikita must carry out a hit in order to pass her final test proving to her mentor she is ready for active duty.

Not the best choice for a slight build, but she has a DE with a spare mag.

Judging by the recoil there is a tinsy winsy possibility that the film's armourer had modifications made to shoot something a tad smaller than .50cal ...

Still one of my favourites!!
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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Terminator
Jodie Foster in Panic Room and Silence of the Lambs
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Old April 5, 2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Hannie Caulder.

Hannie Caulder.

Raquel Welch goes after Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, and Strother Martin,,,
With a bit of help from Robert Colp and Christopher lee.

The poster of her wearing a gunslinger rig and a serape,,,
well, it's eye-catching to say the least.

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Old April 5, 2013, 08:27 AM   #9
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The Juror - Demi Moore shoots Alec Baldwin at the end.

Aliens - Ripley going for broke to save Newt.
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Old April 5, 2013, 09:22 AM   #10
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Pond, bear in mind that the first DE to hit the US was the .357, followed by the .44. I am not sure if we had the .50AE when the Parrilaud version of Nikita came out.
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:02 AM   #11
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Raylans wife had a good one in the most recent Justified

some help from Rayland but she did it herself, while preggers

Patricia Aequette in True Romance, takes a beating like a champ, flamethrows Tony Soprano and blasts him with a shotgun AND beats him up gorilla style
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:17 AM   #12
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"Judging by the recoil there is a tinsy winsy possibility that the film's armourer had modifications made to shoot something a tad smaller than .50cal ..."

I remember laughing at a scene in "NYPD Blue"--a show I liked a lot after David Caruso left the cast--in which one of the women detectives was forced to shoot a guy. She used a J-frame. There was absolutely no muzzle flip. Not a damn twitch.

As for the DE with actual .50AE ammo, the beast should be mounted in a turret, on a tracked vehicle. Just my opinion...
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:30 AM   #13
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Quote:
I've said it before, but I'll say it again.

Restaurant kitchen scene where Nikita must carry out a hit in order to pass her final test proving to her mentor she is ready for active duty.

Not the best choice for a slight build, but she has a DE with a spare mag.

Judging by the recoil there is a tinsy winsy possibility that the film's armourer had modifications made to shoot something a tad smaller than .50cal ...
The restaurant scene in the American version ("Point of no Return") is pretty good too. But in that one, the pistol is a more-reasonable custom Hammerli 280 .22lr:



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Old April 5, 2013, 10:42 AM   #14
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TV series, not movie, but Southland had an episode where Lydia brings an eyewitness to a shooting into her home. The shooter was a gang member, and his gang comes to Lydia's house. Lydia uses a 12ga in a running shootout against gangbangers who use a variety of weapons, including SMGs.
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Old April 5, 2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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Imfdb.org...

For research I'd check www.imdb.com or www.imfdb.org .

I'm surprised no one brought up J Foster's The Brave One (2007).
A flawed movie, IMO but a interesting concept.

I may think of a few more later....

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Old April 5, 2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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The best movie where a woman defends herself with a gun has to be Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies! She drops an Uzi down a flight of stairs and takes everyone out! Not very realistic, but freaking hillarious!!!

As for a more realistic scene, I have to second Julia Roberts in Sleeping With The Enemy. Great ending to a great movie!
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Old April 5, 2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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The Quick and the Dead with Sharon Stone emptying her six shooter after being shot at in the saloon.
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Old April 5, 2013, 12:38 PM   #18
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I really liked Gwyneth Paltrow in A Perfect Murder.

Granted, at the start she didn't so such a great job with her gun; first she used it to hit her murdering husband Michael Douglas in the face, then she lost it in the tussle that followed.

But I guess results are what counts, and went she let that b***** have it he went down like a mackeral on a fishing boat deck!
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Old April 5, 2013, 01:59 PM   #19
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Pond, bear in mind that the first DE to hit the US was the .357, followed by the .44. I am not sure if we had the .50AE when the Parrilaud version of Nikita came out.
Good to know. I knew about the .44, but hadn't heard of the .357 version. I think that was the first time I'd seen DE. I tell you, it left an impression!!

All the same, in that scene the recoil was that of a ported Ruger MkIII...
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Old April 5, 2013, 02:04 PM   #20
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IIRC, Edward Woodward carried a .357 DE in The Equalizer, except when he carried a PPK.

Back to women in movies, Reba McEntire, .460WM vs giant carnivorous worms, Tremors.
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Old April 5, 2013, 02:05 PM   #21
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Jamie Lee Curtis in Blue Steel. She plays a cop that has to do some shooting in the line of duty.

or......

She does a great job with an Ingram in True Lies
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Old April 5, 2013, 03:10 PM   #22
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Another vote...

...for Ripley! Pulse Rifle + Grenade launcher + Flamethrower. I can't find the scene, but I'm pretty sure there was some duct tape involved with that creation as well.
I guess that really wasn't defensive though. She was definitely taking the fight to the Queen.
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:51 PM   #23
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I remember laughing at a scene in "NYPD Blue"--a show I liked a lot after David Caruso left the cast--in which one of the women detectives was forced to shoot a guy. She used a J-frame. There was absolutely no muzzle flip. Not a damn twitch.
Well, that's better than the opening of Charlie's Angels, where we were treated to Kate Jackson recoiling, except for the last round where recoil comes late, as if "Oh, I was supposed to jerk my wrist," every week.
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:52 PM   #24
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I forgot Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight!

She finds a sniper rifle in pieces in a case that she forgot she had (amnesia, natch). The scene where she instinctively puts it together in five seconds was very cool!
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Old April 6, 2013, 11:23 PM   #25
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Wow, 24 posts but I'll be the first to say that I really liked "Eye for an Eye" where Kiefer Sutherland gets drawn in to a trap, gunned down and takes a stair dive courtesy of a very driven and ballsy Sally Field.

It's nothing special with regards to a gun being used in a movie, but it's a well done tale.
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