When has Hollywood gotten it right?

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    When has Hollywood gotten it right?

    There was a post on the opening scene of Patriot Games that got me thinking... When has Hollywood gotten it right in the depiction of an armed conflict, not including war/military movies?

    I can think of a couple instances where they seem to have done well.

    1. The Shootist: At the start when J.B. Books is held up he tosses his billfold to the criminal while holding a derringer in his hand. After gut shooting the criminal he goes on to state his belief that he would not have been left to simply go on his way had he handed over his money. Pretty well done in my opinion.

    2. Clear and Present Danger: The ambush of the motorcade in Columbia. Wow, what a scene. If anything it showed you that perhaps shooting back may not be the best solution. When ambushed and outgunned KEEP MOVING. Any place is better than where everyone is shooting at you.

    How about some others?

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    Most of the shooting scenes in Collateral seemed pretty sound.

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    The show 24 seems to do a pretty good job IMHO. Old Jack doesn't seem to hold back when it comes to extracting information from the enemy for example. Can't remember specific dialog at the moment.
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    I always thought the original Miami vice Tv show wasn't to bad. For it
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    Quote Originally Posted by havegunjoe View Post
    The show 24 seems to do a pretty good job IMHO. Old Jack doesn't seem to hold back when it comes to extracting information from the enemy for example. Can't remember specific dialog at the moment.
    I seem to recall the season opener, Jack is on a rooftop, with a guy shooting at him with a full auto weapon. Jack takes cover behind a sheetmetal roof duct, and the rounds bounce off. Pretty unrealistic.

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    Practically anything done by Michael Mann (Collateral, Last of the Mohicans, Manhunter, Miami Vice, etc.) when it comes to fighting seems grounded in realism....no doubt due to his attention to detail, experience in weapons (I think he attended Gunsite and/or some other top flight self-defense school), and, likely, technical advisors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    Practically anything done by Michael Mann (Collateral, Last of the Mohicans, Manhunter, Miami Vice, etc.) when it comes to fighting seems grounded in realism....no doubt due to his attention to detail, experience in weapons (I think he attended Gunsite and/or some other top flight self-defense school), and, likely, technical advisors.

    don't forget Heat!!! it was pretty well done in my opinion. and the shootout after the bank robbery was amazing, especially the sounds.

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    The sad thing is Hollywood rarely gets it right. There are a lot of examples of them getting it wrong, but few by comparison, of them getting it right.

    I'm biased though, I really get nitpicky when it comes to weapons & movies.

    The best IMHO:

    big screen- Saving Private Ryan
    small screen- Band of Brothers
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    I always give my top vote on this to ''Heat'' - some very well played out stuff there - pretty good attention to detail.
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    +1 on Heat

    Certainly not the first, but one of the most memorable to use actual gun fire for the sound effects. The gun battles were thunderously loud! Pretty good use of tactics and ballistics as well.
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    I've watched HEAT a few times and seem to always find something new in it. Fantastic shootout in a crowded downtown location!!
    Another good shootout was in CARLITO'S WAY (Al Pacino was in this movie also). It took place in a subway terminal...great tactics by Pacino's character.
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    Way of the Gun...one of the best! Unfortunately it's the bad guys doing most of the work. But very good all the same.

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    Well... they gave use Ronald Reagan so I suppose that’s one thing.
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    Way of the Gun was my very first thought.
    Tears of The Sun, Outlaw Josey Wales and of course Shane would be another.

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