The opening from 'Gunsmoke' from 62-62. The music, the tension, the look on Arness's face when he drops the hammer. Love it.
YouTube - Gunsmoke 1962 Opening
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Christian Bale in Equilibrium. Great gunfights all through that movie, if completely unrealistic.
YouTube - Equilibrium fight scene - soundtrack beat - Rami GB
"America is a nation of laws; poorly written and randomly enforced." -Frank Zappa
“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” -Denis Diderot
I always kind of liked Harley Davidson and Marlboro Man One
YouTube - Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) part 4
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"I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger" Mencius"
The end of The Shootist......
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
Another one for Clint in Good, Bad, Ugly
Glock 36, 20, 30, 29, PX4 Storm SC 9mm, Colt Delta Elite, Colt Agent, Sig C3, Kimber CDP 2, Firestar 40
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth" - George Washington
Remember the first rule of gunfighting... "have a gun." - Jeff Cooper
The firefight with the German patrol after they extract themselves from the minefield
YouTube - Kelly's Heroes part 9
"Kelly's Heros" features a lot of detailed footage of the M4 Sherman maneuvering and "in action," perhaps more than any other film. An improbable but gratifying scene has the Shermans sneaking into a German controlled rail yard from out of a rail tunnel.
"A Sherman can give you a very nice... edge."
YouTube - Kelly's Heroes part 8
all the above are worthy posts... but from a purely self defensive shooting perspective, the Tom Cruise briefcase scene in Collateral posted by the original poster, motojoe is tops!
Perfectly executed two against one armed robbery response. Step aside off the line of attack while simultaneously slapping assailants gun away from your body with your non-dominant hand, as you simultaneously draw and fire two center mass from retention position on the armed aggressor, then immediately go to a supported two handed aimed Mozambique to the second assailant who was attempting to draw his weapon.
Of course the final "coup de grau" on the first robber after he was down, was overkill and would likely get you into trouble but it played well on the movie screen.
It takes guts and finely honed level of committed training to perform at that level, but there's no doubt it can be done.
I saw video of the extensive amount of gun training Tom went through in prep for the movie. He was no amateur out there. The training he had showed well.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
YouTube - The Matrix Lobby Scene
Remember kids, if someone is shooting at you all you have to do is do a cartwheel and you will be invulnerable!
"Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
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What, no votes for Sergeant York, with the "turkey shoot" in the trenches? (@ 1:20 in the clip.) Of course, that one was a bit one-sided.
+1 for the final scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. One of the most memorable movie moments ever, gunfight or no.
... and for an off-topic plug for that movie, I will never forget watching the duo jump off a cliff into the Colorado(?) river somewhere in the middle of the movie. One of my favorite stunt moments of all time (and I have a lot of them).
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
- Abraham Lincoln
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill
+1 for Collateral and the lobby scene in the Matrix. Very unrealistic but highly enjoyable.
The "Collateral" stolen briefcase scene is my overall favorite....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
The final gun battle in True Romance was awesome.