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parinoid54 08-01-2011 05:11 AM

1911s in Movies
 
Does anyone have an extensive list of movies that show the 1911 a lot in them? I can find several that show a 1911 once in a while, and even then only briefly, but usually switch to a rifle/machine gun.

So far, all I've got is Bruce Willis, in "Last Man Standing."

BrassMonkey 08-01-2011 05:47 AM

Pretty much anything set in the 30's mobster scene. WWII movies as well.

Jpyle 08-01-2011 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by parinoid54 (Post 553808)
Does anyone have an extensive list of movies that show the 1911 a lot in them? I can find several that show a 1911 once in a while, and even then only briefly, but usually switch to a rifle/machine gun.

So far, all I've got is Bruce Willis, in "Last Man Standing."

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canebrake 08-01-2011 06:09 AM

Here's a few;

Public Enemies, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) carries two Colt M1911A1s.

We Were Soldiers, Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley (Sam Elliott) M1911.

Enemy of the State, Brill (Gene Hackman) M1911.

Shaft, Shaft (Richard Roundtree) Colt 1911.

The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) Colt 1911.

High Sierra, Roy "Mad Dog" Earle (Humphrey Bogart) Colt 1911.

They Were Expendable, Lt. John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) M1911.

Bataan, Sergeant Bill Dane (Robert Taylor) M1911.

The Professionals, Rico (Lee Marvin) M1911.

The Omega Man, Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) M1911A1.

Farewell to the King, Learoyd (Nick Nolte) M1911A1.

Titanic, Spicer Lovejoy (David Warner) nickel-plated M1911.

Jake15 08-01-2011 06:34 AM

My most favorite movie with 1911s is the Expendables, Sylvester Stallone always carried two, and had a secret drawer in the dash if his truck that had a 1911 with carbon fiber grips on it........... One badass dude right there!

danf_fl 08-01-2011 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jake15 (Post 553834)
My most favorite movie with 1911s is the Expendables, Sylvester Stallone always carried two, and had a secret drawer in the dash if his truck that had a 1911 with carbon fiber grips on it........... One badass dude right there!

See, I told ya... Ya can't always believe what you see in the movies...Them Hollerwood producers can make anyone look like a "badass" :)

parinoid54 08-01-2011 10:16 AM

Great reponses/choices! I too looked into the 30's - 40's gangster movies; but all I could find were the small 6-shot, 38spl revolvers. I haven't checked out what you guys have recommended yet; but, by the end of tomorrow night, I'll bet that there are few, very few, more recommendations.:(

What set me off was watching an old movie about Alvin York, in WW-I, with the actor using a Luger instead of a 1911. Why? - because Sillywood could not make a 1911 work, at that time, with blanks. :mad:

Why do I bring this up? I believe many of us, after spending hours/days/weeks, training, reading, training, discussing the truely serious aspects of using a 1911, and training, enjoy the escapism of a movie - no matter how silly - of the actors using our beloved metal manhood. :eek: After spending my budget for rent, ammo, utilities, ammo, food, ammo, gas, ammo, beer, and ammo; all I have left is for entertainment movies.

Please - keep your recommendations coming!

(PS - Mr Cane: I "THINK" I remember some of the movies you list, and if I remember correctly (highly doubtful), the appearence of the 1911s were rare, and brief. I hope I am wrong after I watch them.)

ScottA 08-01-2011 01:52 PM

Captain America

I just saw it yesterday afternoon. A 1911 is the only weapon he carries in the film. I give it 4.5 boxes of popcorn. :D

Jake15 08-01-2011 02:45 PM

Black Hawk down also has a good bit of 1911s in it, since a lot of them are playing delta force and rangers, but there's still that dern Beretta a lot as well

powg 08-01-2011 04:39 PM

my favorite 1911 from the silver screen
 
The ''governators ''longslide with the laser in the first TERMINATOR.:cool:


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