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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

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Michael Davis

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Michael Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Smith
Paul Giamatti ... Hertz
Monica Bellucci ... Donna Quintano
Stephen McHattie ... Hammerson
Greg Bryk ... Lone Man
Daniel Pilon ... Senator Rutledge
Sidney Mende-Gibson Sidney Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Lucas Mende-Gibson Lucas Mende-Gibson ... Baby Oliver
Kaylyn Yellowlees Kaylyn Yellowlees ... Baby Oliver
Ramona Pringle ... Baby's Mother
Julian Richings ... Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ... Man Who Rides Shotgun
Scott McCord ... Killer Shot in Behind
Wiley M. Pickett ... 1st Killer (as Wiley Pickett)
Stephen R. Hart ... Club Bouncer
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Storyline

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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gun | nudity | baby | night | shootout | See All (294) »

Taglines:

I'm a British nanny and I'm dangerous. See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feu à volonté See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,450,000, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$12,807,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,012,272
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Baby Oliver" was cast before he was even born. The producers chose a woman who was pregnant with twin boys who would deliver about the time filming began so the baby would genuinely be a newborn baby, as his character is. See more »

Goofs

In the shootout at Smith's house, the lighting changes dramatically from pitch black outside, to broad daylight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
1st Killer: You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]
1st Killer: What the hell you looking at?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature animations, followed by a trickle of blood that wends its way through the cast list and finally pools on the word 'Stunts.' See more »

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Ace of Spades
Written by Lemmy (as Ian Kilmister), Fast Eddie Clarke (as Edward Clarke) and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (as Philip Taylor)
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
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Baby Oliver has a difficult childhood, indeed
16 February 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

It's astonishing to see that a movie which is so simple can be misunderstood so often. This is not a violent action movie, it is a nihilistic comedy. Best comment I've read here is entitled "Knowingly Absurd, Self-Consciously Ridiculous". Hits the nail, umm... carrot on the head. That is not only shown in the over-the-top action scenes, but also in the dialogues when Bellucci asks Owen: "Is there anything you don't hate?" or Giamatti's mobile phone always rings when he is - "sorry, I'm just busy" - killing someone. Clive Owen is better than ever, a tired pro, explained so little that we don't even find out his character's real name. Just Smith then. Monica Bellucci is over 40 now and perfectly cast as a prostitute whose best days are over but she still is very... motherly. Wouldn't have worked as well with a younger actress. Paul Giamatti is an excellent opponent, a lunatic who thinks killing everyone is the best solution for finding peace. There shouldn't be too many movies like this, because in the end it's a cynical way of filming, and the art of creating characters with a certain depth shouldn't vanish, but once in a while a ride like this is terrific fun and a guilty pleasure. Extra point for the powerful soundtrack courtesy of Motörhead, AC/DC, the underrated Midnight Movies and more.


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