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Best Bar Shootouts

Best Bar Shootouts

Everybody knows you’re never supposed to drink and shoot. Unless, of course, you do it in front of a movie camera for the rest us to enjoy. These are some of our favorites. Prepare to meet your Maker’s Mark, hombre!
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from hopalong wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

As long as you l enter shootouts that were not in a bar, how can you leave out John Wayne's "True Grit" and his charge of "Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch". And for in a bar scene,"Shane" all the way. The kid hiding and seeing his idol do his stuff was just great. "Come back Shane!".

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from ezrvs1 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

The Wild Bunch is possibly the greatest 'buddy movie' ever made. It has it all: Romance (remember the chubby wine soaked lovelies), Special effects (the collapsing bridge), action (first frame til last), comedy (Bo Hoskins holding the hostages), wildlife footage (ants vs. scorpions), tension (the decision to blast the Mexican army), compassion (shooting a blinded compatriot), lost love (maiden turned el Jefe's squeeze), moral justice (see previous example), irony (really bad men morphing into really good guys), humor (shooting up a town for a few bags of washers), moral of story (redemption through judicious gun play...and friends don't let friends get picked on by a general)...Next we will review Dirty Harry, a journey of growth and sensitivity.

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from ezrvs1 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

The Wild Bunch is possibly the greatest 'buddy movie' ever made. It has it all: Romance (remember the chubby wine soaked lovelies), Special effects (the collapsing bridge), action (first frame til last), comedy (Bo Hoskins holding the hostages), wildlife footage (ants vs. scorpions), tension (the decision to blast the Mexican army), compassion (shooting a blinded compatriot), lost love (maiden turned el Jefe's squeeze), moral justice (see previous example), irony (really bad men morphing into really good guys), humor (shooting up a town for a few bags of washers), moral of story (redemption through judicious gun play...and friends don't let friends get picked on by a general)...Next we will review Dirty Harry, a journey of growth and sensitivity.

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from Dale wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

The Shootist was one the best, a boy became a man and a man was able to end his sickness and pain going out as he lived, with a gun in his hand.

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from trackman63c30 wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Agree with you on the scene from the Wild Bunch, but must point out that machine gun is a Browning model 1917A1 not a Maxim.

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from Kody wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Spotting the Outlaw Josey Wales on TV can bring all plans for the day to a halt. The shooting is great and the look of wonder on the faces on the onlookers always gets my attention. When you have Chief Dan George for your sidekick, it fills in the quiet between the shooting. Sure seemed like those revolvers didn't require much reloading to keep all that lead flying. No problem enjoy the shootouts too much to be a critic.

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from jdavila11 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

yall forgot about tombstone and a fist full of dollars probable the best westerns ever made

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from Wild Man wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Darn right, the Shootist is by far the greatest bar fight in the history of gun fights. What's not to like, you have the Duke with nothing to live for wanting to go out in a blaze of glory!
It simply dosn't get any better.

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from whitetailterror wrote 5 years 4 days ago

open range is the best western to come out in years

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from whitetailterror wrote 5 years 4 days ago

wish i could shoot that dang machine gun talk bout home defense

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from Bo wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Shane is a great shootout, but read the book. It will change your perspective on all barroom hostilities, maybe even on the movie Shane.
And I'm sorry, I will not willingly go see any movie starring Sean Penn.

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from pryorb wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I too couldn't believe you didn't list Shane (1953). The bar room fight in Shane (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance) is a classic. Anyone who hasn't seen it is missing one of the best!

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from shotgun wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

After reading the list during lunch, I almost choked on my sandwich when your list omitted Shane and The Shootist. Both were filmed with complete honesty and realism. You could actually sense the fear both characters were feeling before the shootouts. I loved Clint's portrayel. Next time you rate something, maybe you should ask readers for their input. Not crazy about the others though.

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from ghollow5 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Some of your choices for bar shootouts are OK but you all must have been born after 1960! You left two of the best bar shootouts off! The one at the climax of "Shane" and the greatest one of all the climax of "The Shootist". To leave these two off and put "The Wild Bunch' in and call it bar shootouts is a real stretch.

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from ridgerunner wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

While I like the shootouts in the Unforgiven and The Outlaw Josey Wales, my favorite bar shootout is at the end of "State of Grace" and takes place in an Irish mob bar in New York in slow-motion, while outside the bagpipes and drums of the St. Patricks Day parade play. If you haven't seen "State of Grace" with Sean Penn and Ed Harris it's worth checking out.

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from CharlieEcho wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

I've two favorite shootouts for you, both in a bar. Shane #1 and Culpepper Cattle Company #2. How about the Shootist?

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

anything with mr. eastwood has my vote!

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from Wild Man wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Darn right, the Shootist is by far the greatest bar fight in the history of gun fights. What's not to like, you have the Duke with nothing to live for wanting to go out in a blaze of glory!
It simply dosn't get any better.

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from ghollow5 wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Some of your choices for bar shootouts are OK but you all must have been born after 1960! You left two of the best bar shootouts off! The one at the climax of "Shane" and the greatest one of all the climax of "The Shootist". To leave these two off and put "The Wild Bunch' in and call it bar shootouts is a real stretch.

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from shotgun wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

After reading the list during lunch, I almost choked on my sandwich when your list omitted Shane and The Shootist. Both were filmed with complete honesty and realism. You could actually sense the fear both characters were feeling before the shootouts. I loved Clint's portrayel. Next time you rate something, maybe you should ask readers for their input. Not crazy about the others though.

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from pryorb wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I too couldn't believe you didn't list Shane (1953). The bar room fight in Shane (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance) is a classic. Anyone who hasn't seen it is missing one of the best!

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from whitetailterror wrote 5 years 4 days ago

open range is the best western to come out in years

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from Dale wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

The Shootist was one the best, a boy became a man and a man was able to end his sickness and pain going out as he lived, with a gun in his hand.

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from long taxi ride wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

anything with mr. eastwood has my vote!

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from CharlieEcho wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

I've two favorite shootouts for you, both in a bar. Shane #1 and Culpepper Cattle Company #2. How about the Shootist?

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from jdavila11 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

yall forgot about tombstone and a fist full of dollars probable the best westerns ever made

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from Kody wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Spotting the Outlaw Josey Wales on TV can bring all plans for the day to a halt. The shooting is great and the look of wonder on the faces on the onlookers always gets my attention. When you have Chief Dan George for your sidekick, it fills in the quiet between the shooting. Sure seemed like those revolvers didn't require much reloading to keep all that lead flying. No problem enjoy the shootouts too much to be a critic.

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from ezrvs1 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

The Wild Bunch is possibly the greatest 'buddy movie' ever made. It has it all: Romance (remember the chubby wine soaked lovelies), Special effects (the collapsing bridge), action (first frame til last), comedy (Bo Hoskins holding the hostages), wildlife footage (ants vs. scorpions), tension (the decision to blast the Mexican army), compassion (shooting a blinded compatriot), lost love (maiden turned el Jefe's squeeze), moral justice (see previous example), irony (really bad men morphing into really good guys), humor (shooting up a town for a few bags of washers), moral of story (redemption through judicious gun play...and friends don't let friends get picked on by a general)...Next we will review Dirty Harry, a journey of growth and sensitivity.

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from ezrvs1 wrote 3 years 5 days ago

The Wild Bunch is possibly the greatest 'buddy movie' ever made. It has it all: Romance (remember the chubby wine soaked lovelies), Special effects (the collapsing bridge), action (first frame til last), comedy (Bo Hoskins holding the hostages), wildlife footage (ants vs. scorpions), tension (the decision to blast the Mexican army), compassion (shooting a blinded compatriot), lost love (maiden turned el Jefe's squeeze), moral justice (see previous example), irony (really bad men morphing into really good guys), humor (shooting up a town for a few bags of washers), moral of story (redemption through judicious gun play...and friends don't let friends get picked on by a general)...Next we will review Dirty Harry, a journey of growth and sensitivity.

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from ridgerunner wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

While I like the shootouts in the Unforgiven and The Outlaw Josey Wales, my favorite bar shootout is at the end of "State of Grace" and takes place in an Irish mob bar in New York in slow-motion, while outside the bagpipes and drums of the St. Patricks Day parade play. If you haven't seen "State of Grace" with Sean Penn and Ed Harris it's worth checking out.

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from Bo wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Shane is a great shootout, but read the book. It will change your perspective on all barroom hostilities, maybe even on the movie Shane.
And I'm sorry, I will not willingly go see any movie starring Sean Penn.

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from whitetailterror wrote 5 years 4 days ago

wish i could shoot that dang machine gun talk bout home defense

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from trackman63c30 wrote 3 years 44 weeks ago

Agree with you on the scene from the Wild Bunch, but must point out that machine gun is a Browning model 1917A1 not a Maxim.

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from hopalong wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

As long as you l enter shootouts that were not in a bar, how can you leave out John Wayne's "True Grit" and his charge of "Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch". And for in a bar scene,"Shane" all the way. The kid hiding and seeing his idol do his stuff was just great. "Come back Shane!".

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