1911s in Movies

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by parinoid54, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    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."
     
  2. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Try here...

    Category:Gun - imfdb :. guns in movies :. movie guns :. the internet movie firearms database

    M1911 pistol series - imfdb :. guns in movies :. movie guns :. the internet movie firearms database
     
  4. canebrake

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    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.
     
  5. Jake15

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    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!
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    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" :)
     
  7. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    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.)
     
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  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    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
     
  9. Jake15

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    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
     
  10. powg

    powg New Member

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    my favorite 1911 from the silver screen

    The ''governators ''longslide with the laser in the first TERMINATOR.:cool:
     
  11. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    One of the best movies of all time... "Pulp Fiction"

    Vincent Vega played by John Travolta carries a chromed .45 Auto Ordnance 1911A1 with pearl grips.
     
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  12. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Two modded out 1911's in "The Punisher"
     
  13. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    That's the one from 2004, not the one from 1989 or 2008.

    There's also Hitman, though some of the 1911s shown are double-stacks.

    From what I've read, Hollywood still has trouble making .45s cycle reliably with blanks. So they frequently use 9mm versions for longer shots of people firing the guns and more accurate .45 versions for close-ups.

    It's been a long time since I saw The Wild Bunch. The 1911 appears in that movie, but I'm not sure how much.
     
  14. ACRhino

    ACRhino New Member

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    Really because he fired like 20 rounds without reloading when they killed that kid after the SLJ speech.
     
  15. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    The expendables (sly)
    Last man standing (Bruce Willis)
    Any Steven Segal movie
    S.W.A.T. (Samuel " Jackson)
    HEAT (Al Pacino)
     
  16. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    hollywood!
     
  17. Elwood1

    Elwood1 New Member

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    Wanted, with Angelina Jolee. She used a Safari Arms Matchmaster.
     
  18. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    AARRRRRUUUGGG!!!!

    First there was Bruce Willis firing at least 20 rnds from each of his 1911s w/o reloading in "Last Man Standing";.......then, picking out a movie from your lists:

    James Caan's "Thief" showing a closeup of a beautiful 6" bbl 1911 in the last 10 minutes of the movie as Caan searches the house of a bad guy who cheats him out of his money.

    About 45 seconds later, in the same house, same hunting the bad guy scene, his 1911 changes into a 5".:mad:

    AARRRRRUUUGGG!!!!!!
     
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  19. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    One of my favorite things to do is count the number of rounds fired :cool: I wish I had a PPKS with an 18 round mag