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Old April 7, 2013, 02:40 AM   #26
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I'm rather fond of I Am Legend when Will Smith yells at the woman and she produces a handgun from small-of-back to protect her child.
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Old April 7, 2013, 11:52 AM   #27
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Back to women in movies, Reba McEntire, .460WM vs giant carnivorous worms, Tremors.
.458 Win mag. She may have briefly also carried a Redhawk, and certainly a SIG P226.
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Old April 7, 2013, 12:16 PM   #28
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Yea, I liked Reba in tremors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcsLaSBWG9k
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Old April 7, 2013, 02:57 PM   #29
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Fatal Attraction:

At the exact 2:00 minute mark here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd521kE7f0A
Very short, very simple, very final.
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Old April 7, 2013, 04:14 PM   #30
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"Gone With the Wind"
Scarlett shoots the deserter dead in the face on the stairs.
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Old April 7, 2013, 07:56 PM   #31
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Back to women in movies, Reba McEntire, .460WM vs giant carnivorous worms, Tremors.
And then she left Burt and took his H&K-91 in the second one. I secretly hoped she got eaten off screen sometime during the course of the series.

The character of Julie Fenn in the film "Shooter" blows away a mercenary attempting to kidnap her a cutdown 870.
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Old April 7, 2013, 08:07 PM   #32
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True Lies!!!!

I can't believe nobody said this yet!! Remember in True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger, where Jamie Lee Curtis drops the Uzi down the stairs and it fires off and shoots about 20 guys!!?? Classic!!!!!
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Old April 7, 2013, 09:20 PM   #33
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Old April 7, 2013, 09:38 PM   #34
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And I don't much like Jamie Lee Curtis, nor do I like her "oh, I'm afraid of this Mac-11, I'm going to fire a burst and drop it" portrayal of female firearms owners.

It just give fuel to the belief that "if a woman pulls a gun, her attacker will just take it from her."
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Old April 7, 2013, 10:57 PM   #35
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Most of "True Lies" was meant to be comedy or at the very least...satire.
Remember that the bad guy rode a motorcycle in to an elevator...and Arnold chased him in a second elevator...on horseback. Bad guy rides a motorcycle OFF the top of a skyscraper and in to a swimming pool on the roof of another skyscraper. Arnold couldn't convince the horse to attempt that feat.

If you were looking for realism or a pro-gun film, you may wish to look somewhere other than Hollywood.

If we get all wrapped around the axle every single time a firearm or it's use has been portrayed in a seemingly lousy light.... uhhh, we'll be taking 97.5% of all movies and television that has EVER had a firearm in it out of the discussion.

Ya know?!
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Old April 8, 2013, 01:47 PM   #36
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As I read his posted I was thinking exactly the same thing lol.


And yea, the scene in True Lies where Jamie Lee Curtis drops the Uzi is funny, I laughed. And my amusement was no less when my Son-In-Law was out-shot twice by my daughter to his obvious discomfort. She just ruined him both times with a single perfect shot.

They were shooting my new Remington 700 SPS Tactical, Leupold scope, in .223, (it's so easy to shoot).

First he shot about 20 rounds into the short paper target at 30 yards. The rounds are scattered, not horrible, but novice like. She waits till he is done, then casually slides behind it, puts one round just a hair south of the center of the X in the center ring. Like 2 millimeters south of perfect.

He is not happy, but concealed it well for the moment. Later he is back behind the 700 and shooting at a steel cylinder target at 300 meters, no thumps, all dust. When he is finished she follows up, one round, "thump" and that he could no longer contain.

I smiled, my Baby. And she has rarely shot anything in her life, it's all natural. I never taught her my bad habits it seems
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Old April 8, 2013, 03:10 PM   #37
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J Lee Curtis; Blue Steel...

Jamie Lee Curtis also played a rookie NYPD cop who is stalked by a nutcase(Ron Silver) in the under-rated cop thriller; Blue Steel.
For details see: www.imdb.com .

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Old April 8, 2013, 05:06 PM   #38
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I'd go back to sleep except I am at work. .... Now that I think it through, I still should just go back to sleep
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Old April 8, 2013, 07:56 PM   #39
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Thought I read em all!!

Geez! I thought I made sure to read all of the posts! That was the only one I missed!!!
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Old April 8, 2013, 08:08 PM   #40
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I'll second "Gone With The Wind" Scarlett was all business in that shot.
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Old April 9, 2013, 08:03 AM   #41
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good movie from the 80's

Gloria

havent seen it in years but the woman was kicking
some serious butt with a revolver of some sort

she was protecting an kid whose family was killed by the mob
and the mob was chasing both of them

it is probably in the five dollar bin at the local big box store
gonna have to look for it now.....
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Old April 9, 2013, 12:15 PM   #42
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There was a recent-ish film called Haywire.

It was the story of a female agent who is double-crossed by her boss/handle (Ewan MacGregor) and she battles her way from Europe to exact her revenge.

Needless to say she relied on a gun a few times.

On a more flamboyant note, I suppose any Lara Croft scene qualifies...
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Old April 9, 2013, 01:07 PM   #43
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Haywire was a pleasant surprise. Gina Carano can actually act.
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Old April 9, 2013, 01:53 PM   #44
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Not a good movie but Margaux Hemingway was in a move called Lipstick where she had her way with the bad guy with what I think was a pump 30-06.

We may have to throw Thelma and Louise in here too.

More recently Columbiana, Smokin Aces and Kick Ass have strong female leads though they may cross the line between defensive/offensive use of force.
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Old April 9, 2013, 02:17 PM   #45
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Hit Girl rocks!!

Why, oh why, did I not think of that film. One of my favourites!!
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Old April 9, 2013, 04:06 PM   #46
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Movie "Cutthroat Island", Geena Davis played a pirate queen in the days of sail. In the finale she blew away (literally) the chief bad guy with a 12-pounder cannon.











(Edited to add name of film.)

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Old April 9, 2013, 06:27 PM   #47
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One of my guilty pleasure movies. I may have to watch it again this weekend.
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Old April 9, 2013, 11:33 PM   #48
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Raiders of the Lost Arc.
First Marian shoots thug in the back of his head with a broomhandle Mauser, then uses the machine gun on the plane to shoot more bad guys.

There are some micro budget films from Andy Sidiris (SP?) that feature women special agents who get into shoot outs. Horrid acting (Julie Strain is a terrible actress) plot holes, and awful scripts, but they have women with guns and that makes these horrid films worth watching if you have nothing better to do.
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Old April 10, 2013, 01:31 AM   #49
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Hard Ticket To HI?....

Are you talking about the b-movie/hard R classic; "Hard Ticket To Hawaii"?...

The one film with the WWII soldier sub-plot was decent in my opine.

I'd add that post #20 brings up The Equalizer, a popular crime drama on CBS in the mid 1980s. Robert Macall(Edward Woodward) did tote around a big Desert Eagle but I think it was mostly for PR photos(media releases).
Desert Eagles were shown in Robert's secret armory & he did carry them but if you look closely he packed a large S&W 645 .45acp pistol a lot more than a Desert Eagle. There are details here; www.imfdb.org .

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Old April 10, 2013, 07:37 AM   #50
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Demi Moore in GI Jane!
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