"Death Proof" and CCW
In the Quentin Tarantino film "Death Proof" (originally part of the pseudo double feature "Grind House"), there is a scene where four women are sitting at a table discussing various things. One of the characters mentions that she carries a pistol for self defense...I am trying to find the exact quotes, but there were some pretty funny (and apt) reasons for CCW advanced. Here is some of what I remember (sans the overwhelming profanity, it IS a Tarantino movie, after all) for your enjoyment.
Abbie: There are other things you could carry besides a gun, you know... How about pepper spray?
Kim (CCW girl): If some blankity-blanker tries to rape me, I want to shut him down, not give him a skin rash!
Abbie: Well, how about a knife, at least?
Kim: You know what happens to blankity-blankers that carry a knife, don't you? Don't you? Blankity-blankers get SHOT, that's what happens...
There were more - maybe some other posters remember them better. It was actually a strong pro-CCW position, couched in funny and profanity-laced dialogue.
yeah, i caught that too! Then at the end of that movie, that part more precisely, she uses it to protect herself and to dispatch the bad guy
I was wondering where she kept that "roscoe" concealed, considering her outfit (them jeans were a might tight for an N-frame revolver, no?), but it was a good scene (the "why I carry" scene) and overall a good film - though I bet a lot of the references and homage pieces were lost on most folks...
yeah, Big Kahuna Burger, Cherry Cigs and others are references, I think I remember cowboy too from the scene at Jack Rabbit slims in Pulp Fiction being in Death Proof too
There are a bunch you wouldn't get unless you are an American child of the seventies... There's a line from the "Mr. Microphone" commercial, for instance, as well as dozens of references to 70s B-movies, sex-ploitation flicks, blacks-ploitation flicks, and, well, grind-house flicks...
Then, of course, there were a BUNCH of references to other Tarantino films, and the "Tarantino-Brand" things like Big Kahuna Burger, Red Apple cigs, and so on... The whole thing was almost one long in-joke. I'm sure there were tons more that I missed, as well...
Lee: You carry a gun?
Lee: Do you have a license to carry it?
Kim: Yeah, when I became a secret service agent, they gave me a license.
Lee: Oh, I didn't know you were... Ok. I didn't say it. Stop looking at me. I didn't say it. God! Did you know Kim carried a gun?
Abernathy: Yes. Yeah. Do I approve? No. Do I know? Yes.
Kim: I don't know what futuristic utopia you live in, but in the world I live in, a ___ need a gun.
Abernathy: You can't get around the fact that people who carry guns, tend to get shot more than people who don't.
Kim: And you can't get around the fact that if I go down to the laundry room in my building at midnight enough times, I might get my ___ raped!
Lee: Don't do your laundry at midnight.
Kim: ___ that! I wanna do my laundry whenever the ___ I want to do my laundry.
Abernathy: There are other things you can carry other then a gun. Pepper spray.
Kim: Uh, ________ tryin to rape me, I don't want to give him a skin rash. I wanna shot that ___ down!
Abernathy: How about a knife at least.
Kim: Yeah, you know what happens to ______ who carry knives. They get shot! Look, if I ever become a famous actress, I won't carry a gun. I'll hire me a dude dirt ___ and he'll carry the gun, and when __ goes down, I'll sit back and laugh, but until that day, it's wild west ______!
... good movie. i liked it