The Way of the Gun Movie Review Summary

Actors: Benicio Del Toro, James Caan, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Ryan Phillippe

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Two criminals kidnap the pregnant surrogate mother of a rich, powerful money launderer. The kidnappers want $15 million. The rich man sends the money along with a bunch of his goons. The kidnappers manage to shoot most of the men, but the head bagman, who turns out to be the girl's father, is able to take the kidnappers down. He shoots them in the legs, but he lets them live. He returns the girl, the baby and the money to the rich man. The two kidnappers are left laying on the ground bleeding, much worse off than they were before.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

THE WAY OF THE GUN is a movie written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie in 2000.

Benicio Del Toro and Ryan Phillippe kidnap Juliette Lewis, a young woman who for $1 million has agreed to be a surrogate mother. But the paying father is a powerful gangster who is not happy at all. The end of the journey for Benicio and Ryan will be a brothel in Mexico where they will wait for the baby to come.

Highly recommended. Directed by the writer of THE USUAL SUSPECTS's screenplay.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   criminal kidnappers Criminal enemy is...    -   Mafia conflict If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A lot of foul language

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