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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

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A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Pilon ...
Sidney Mende-Gibson ...
Lucas Mende-Gibson ...
Kaylyn Yellowlees ...
Hertz's Driver
Tony Munch ...
Man Who Rides Shotgun
Killer Shot in Behind
1st Killer (as Wiley Pickett)
Club Bouncer


Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

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Just another family man making a living. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong bloody violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feu à volonté  »

Box Office


$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,716,554 (USA) (7 September 2007)


$12,796,824 (USA) (12 October 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actress who gets spanked by Mr Smith because he sees her spanking her child was very excited about the prospect of being spanked by Clive Owen. See more »


In the scene where Smith places Oliver on the roundabout, as he approaches the roundabout the sock being used as a hat is hanging out over Smith's arm, but in the next shot is tucked underneath him. See more »


[first lines]
1st Killer: You're dead, bitch!
[walks past Smith]
1st Killer: What the hell you looking at?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the New Line logo, a film frame, initially appears without its sprocket holes. The holes then appear one by one to the sound of gunshots. See more »


References The Boondock Saints (1999) See more »


Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Masters 2000, Inc.
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Thin on plot, thick on action
27 July 2007 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I rated this movie a 10 in the context of other action movies; it's nowhere near a 10 when compared to classics like Casablanca, but in it's genre, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.

Clive Owen stars as "Smith" a guy with a past (that's slowly revealed during the crazy gun fights) who shows up as a knight in shining armor to a lady who is about to pop a baby and is being chased by baddies, headed up by Paul Giamatti. After he rescues the kid, he links back up with an old flame, DQ, played by Monica Bellucci. The movie starts out with a bang, quite literally and doesn't settle down the entire time. There's a plot somewhere in the movie, but if you think too hard, it'll disappear in a puff of logic.

That being said, the gunfights and car chases are stellar. They are lots of fun, with ridiculous things going on the entire time. Just suspend your reason & logic, strap into your theater seat and enjoy the ride.

Michael Davis spoke before the preview and said he was an action movie buff since the beginning and made the movie he wanted to make. As an action movie fan, I thank him!

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