A night at the movies

A night at the movies

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    A night at the movies

    Went to a movie this evening. As I was walking into the theater, I glanced at some of the posters of coming movies. A few of them showed someone holding/shooting a gun. I noticed that in each poster, the person was using a Beretta 92. I am kind of wondering why all the posters use Berettas. How does Hollywood decide which gun to use? How come I never see those Glock 7s anymore?
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    Im betting its based on "coolness" factor more than anything, unless specifically trying to be accurate to the plot and characters
    the beretta 92F has a more interesting looking slide when compared to the plain jane blocky glock slide
    therefore, increased coolness factor
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    Or Beretta has a larger budget for product placement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    Or Beretta has a larger budget for product placement.
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    Nobody really believes a product that is recognisable in a movie was an accident. Companies have to pay to get their name exposed. No one gets free advertising any more.

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    *SIGH* What ever happened to the good old days, when they always showed the guys holding a 1911?
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    Of all the major names in decent pistols, Beretta is behind the 8 ball, so they would benefit most from some product placement. I don't think Glock really needs to be advertised much at this point.
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    How come no one uses a KelTec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    How come no one uses a KelTec?
    It's been known to happen.


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    I recently bought the movie "Species" for 5-bux at Walmart and the hitman guy there rocks a Compact Glock the whole way through...

    but yeah... Beretta everywhere!
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    Isn't the Beretta 92 the "platform" used by CA cops? Or at least LA?

    Maybe it's just a case of "use what the cops have... must be good..." plus product placement...

    Few use 1911 and glocks are used a lot by "bad guys" in some movies... like the AK47 and varients.
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    which leads to the movie gun thread......
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