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Best Tactical Movie

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Post by idrathernot » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:41 am

Lately, all the action movies I've seen just kill me with the utter disregard for firearm reality. I just can't take it seriously when the actor has no idea what a front-sight is, or when somebody goes flying back 15 feet after being shot and busts through a wall. I'm really trying to find a movie or documentary that showcases some real "operator" tactics. Am I going to have to wait (and most likely be disappointed) for the Lone Survivor movie?

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Post by Barbi Q » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:05 pm

Have you seen Heat?
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Post by atxtj » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:53 pm

I'll second Heat. The bounding overwatch used in the street gun battle was pretty good.

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Post by AndyC » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:46 pm

Jason Bourne series, particularly the hand-to-hand scenes.
Blackhawk Down.
The Kingdom.

Plenty of others, I'm sure.
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Post by psijac » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:56 pm

John Woo was the director that began making people fly off their feet when being shot

Way of the gun was pretty interesting in the final gun battle.
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Post by C-dub » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:10 pm

Die Hard!

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Post by bartkatz » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:57 pm

The 1972 classic, "The Getaway". Starring Steve McQueen, Ali Mcgraw, and Sally Struthers (yes, Archie Bunker's little Gloria, but playing a much different sort of young "lady").

Using a bone stock High Standard pump action 12 gauge and a pocket full of shells, McQueen shows us how to do it with style.

Available on YouTube. Also listed under "best shotgun scenes".


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Post by glock27 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:09 pm

shooter, or SWAT
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Post by baldeagle » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:56 pm

My favorite stupid gun trick in the movies is the guy (bad or good) who enters a building knowing that danger is lurking and racks his slide. Seriously? You're not going to have one in the pipe before you enter? Give me a break! Most recent one was the George C. Scott movie CIA: Exiled, where a bad guy enters an abandoned house knowing that danger lurks and racks his slide after going through a few rooms with gun drawn like he's prepared to fire at any second.
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Re: Best Tactical Movie

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Post by idrathernot » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:52 am

Thanks for the suggestions so far guys.

My movie library is pretty expansive, something like 300 titles and since I'm young, single, and have no children... They're more or less all "man" movies.

Heat is a brilliant movie, definitely some great shooting going on. I was really hoping "The Town" would be as good, big let down there.
Shooter is one of my favorites, something about those guys getting taken in the boathouse that is just great. I should probably read the novel.
I also thought Blood Diamond was really good with the PMC role DiCaprio played.
Way of the Gun was a good watch.

I've seen:
Anything related to Eastwood.
Most of DeNiros
Good amount of Pachinos
All Tarantinos
Any "good" Western movie
All the big military stuff (Saving Pvt. Ryan, Band of Brothers, Pacific, Generation Kill, We Were Soldiers, etc, etc)
Taken was excellent.
Love the Bournes.

I suppose I'm looking for more in the documentary vein. It doesn't have to be about Americans either. Spetsnaz related stuff would be very interesting.


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Post by atxtj » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:10 am

If your looking for Soviet stuff see if you can find a copy of 9 Rota. It's a russian film about one of the last combat tours in Afghanistan. The subtitles aren't a great translation, but it has some really great equipment and battle scenes.


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Post by thr_wedge » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:04 am

bartkatz wrote:The 1972 classic, "The Getaway". Starring Steve McQueen, Ali Mcgraw, and Sally Struthers (yes, Archie Bunker's little Gloria, but playing a much different sort of young "lady").

Using a bone stock High Standard pump action 12 gauge and a pocket full of shells, McQueen shows us how to do it with style.

Available on YouTube. Also listed under "best shotgun scenes".
+1

For another great Steve McQueen with some great gunfights check out The Magnificent Seven which also has a great score and the greatest tough/macho guys Hollywood has ever known.
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Post by AggieMM » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:30 am

Although I'm not a big fan of Tom Cruise, the gun handling in "Collateral" was outstanding. He actually did a reload during a firefight. :smile:

And don't forget everyone's favorite, "Yo Hommie, that my briefcase?" :coolgleamA:

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Post by jamisjockey » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:17 pm

Hands down, Way of The Gun. The final scene is great, watching them fight to the very end though being mortally wounded.

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