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Old September 7th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #1
 
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Movie "The American"

Saw this movie last week and it features an older 180 series Mini 14 with folding stock and scope as a sniper rifle. George Clooney's character assembles it and gets it ready for the assassin. In the scene where is he assembling it, the parts look familiar. I turned to my wife and told her I had one of those. George does call it a Ruger, but I think he said it was an "M-14" and not a mini-14. Perhaps mini-14 did not sound as menacing to the scrip writer.



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Old September 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #2
 
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Clooney can kiss my shiny metal ass
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Does anyone else find it to be hypocritical when anti-2A Hollywood liberals make millions by glorifying firearms in their movies?


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I do. Hollyweird has done a complete 180 since the actors who took part in or supported the WWII victory efforts started dying off in the last century. There are percious few of them alive today. I just hope the people oopps--- The "sheeple" of this once great nation wake up and take our gov't back in the upcoming election.
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Did you notice the Walther PPK he used throughout the movie. His victims fell dead with one shot.......even when shooting the bad guy through a thick parka in the first scene in Sweden. Simply amazing.......I need to get one of those cannons!
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At least Clooney wasn't shown smoking a cigarette ...
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I thought that was a PPK he was carrying. Amazing what a .380 acp can do in the movies.
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I had a 180 series Mini-14 decades ago. I wish I still had it.
I've seen clips for "The American," and, by golly, that's what Georgie is using! I'd feel fine using mine for social work - it was a reliable, accurate gun.
I'm with the rest of you guys. I had to quit watching "ER", "Boston Legal" and other shows because of the dimwit writers forcing their liberal idiocy down the viewers throats. I don't understand why Hollywood insists on flipping off the vast majority of Americans.
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Did you notice the Walther PPK he used throughout the movie. His victims fell dead with one shot.......even when shooting the bad guy through a thick parka in the first scene in Sweden. Simply amazing.......I need to get one of those cannons!
Maybe the PPK is a special .45ACP version.
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hope this doesn't spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet... but...




at the end... did he rig the scope to explode into her eye, or was it an obstruction in the barrel causing a backfire or something? when she fell off the roof, it looked like her eye was munched. silly question.
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The American movie is depends on the gun as well as fighting. It is such a great and superb movie with great characters, I hope its new series will release soon, such a it is awesome movie with different types of emotions also.
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What a suck a$$ movie. Don't waste your time.
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hope this doesn't spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet... but...



at the end... did he rig the scope to explode into her eye, or was it an obstruction in the barrel causing a backfire or something? when she fell off the roof, it looked like her eye was munched. silly question.

Good question. I was thinking the same, but it does not make any sense. First of all, there was no indication he was doing any tampering or rigging, unless we all missed that. Second, if the woman was such a hot shot professional assassin wouldn't she check the rifle herself after she got it from a stranger. A blocked barrel would be easy to spot.

Is it possible that it was his handler who was cleaning up; but why off the women before she's got the job done?
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If Mr. Cloony offered to pay me the price of a ticket to his so called movies plus buy me a ticket see one I would refuse point blank!
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I do. Hollyweird has done a complete 180 since the actors who took part in or supported the WWII victory efforts started dying off in the last century. There are percious few of them alive today. I just hope the people oopps--- The "sheeple" of this once great nation wake up and take our gov't back in the upcoming election.
Back then it was not fashionable to be openly gay, communist and anti American like it is now.

Different breed of people. I haven't spent a dime on a movie for 30 years. I have to buy cable anyhow, if they show up I might watch, but that's it.
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