The Way of the GunDirector: Christopher McQuarrie,
In this suspense thriller, two small-time crooks make a bid for the big time with disastrous results. Robin (Juliette Lewis) is carrying a child as a surrogate mother for a wealthy couple, Hale and Francesca Chidduck (Scott Wilson and Kristin Lehman) when she's kidnapped by Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio Del Toro), who believe that the adoptive parents will pay a large ransom to ensure the safety of both mother and baby. The kidnappers soon discover that they're out of their league when they're confronted by Mafia-connected lawyer Joe Sarno (James Caan) and a pair of hired killers, Jeffers (Taye Diggs) and Obecks (Nicky Katt); at the same time, Parker finds himself increasingly attached to Robin. The Way of the Gun marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, whose script credits include The Usual Suspects and Public Access.
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- Lions Gate
- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Benicio Del Toro||Longbaugh|
|James Caan||Joe Sarno|
|Dylan Kussman||Dr. Allen Painter|
|Scott Wilson||Hale Chidduck|
|Kristin Lehman||Francesca Chidduck|
|Les Boothe||Set Decoration/Design|
|William Paul Clark||Asst. Director|
|Rodger Davis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Roger Davis||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Maia Javan||Production Designer|
|Joe Kraemer||Score Composer|
|Lynn Kressel||Casting,Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Russell D. Markowitz||Executive Producer|
|Heather Neely McQuarrie||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Thomas Meyer||Art Director|
|Tom Meyer||Art Director|
|Earl Stein||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Genevieve Tyrrell||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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the movie is just great the acting, writing, directing is all wonderful.By this movie now.Del Toro is just one of the best thingsyou get with the movie.
The gunplay scenes in the movie are the only thing that could make it worth watching. However, there are only a few in the movie, and inbetween are boring conversartion scenes that don't help the slow plot, which isn't very interesting anyway. Not worth watching again and again, so I wouldn't buy it.
Never saw anything quite like this. Involving fertility plots, self-discovery, Sam Peckinpah-lite shoot em up scenes, and character development that borders on the insane.
From the opening scene to the explosive violent ending this movie shows many sides of the crime genre at its best. Introspective waiting and side plotting as well as Peckinpah like shoot outs, this movie rocks. A 5 starrer all the way through, very underrated and a must-see.