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AdAstra2009 11-16-2010 04:16 AM

Anti Gun movies
 
List all the horridly anti-gun movies that you can think of...

Off the top of my head

Liberty Stands Still
Shoot-em Up
Lethal Weapon 3
Runaway Jury
Fresh Prince of Bel Air (not a movie but still)

k9870 11-16-2010 12:21 PM

I dont remember lethal weapon 3 being anti gun, wasnt it about bad guys illegally making armor piercing ammo it wasn't saying they were buying this at gunstores or any of that crap.

BurtReynoldsMoustache 11-16-2010 12:33 PM

Runaway Jury is a particularly egregious offender, seeing as they had to go out of their way to make that movie antigun. The original book was about big tobacco.

MT2008 11-16-2010 01:40 PM

I made an IMFDB page a while back for a 1993 movie called "Strapped" (it's a made-for-HBO movie that was directed by Forest Whittaker that starred Bokeem Woodbine and Michael Biehn). That is probably one of the most anti-gun movies I've ever seen, and I first heard of it because a friend of mine from high school was actually forced to watch it in a class. My page for the movie is here:

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Strapped

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Originally Posted by AdAstra2009 (Post 22088)
Fresh Prince of Bel Air (not a movie but still)

That show was anti-gun? Are you talking about the episode where Will gets mugged and shot, but then gets angry at Carlton for carrying a gun?

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Originally Posted by AdAstra2009 (Post 22088)
Liberty Stands Still

I mentioned on the Talk Page for that movie that Kari Skogland (who directed "Liberty Stands Still") also directed a movie called "Rapid Fire" which was about the Norco, CA bank robbery. Not sure if "Rapid Fire" counts as an "anti-gun" movie, but it does show the bank robbers purchasing assault rifles at a gun store and later firing them on full-auto at the police, evidently without converting them. I would imagine most viewers would see the movie and think that automatic weapons can be bought at gun stores with minimal effort.

Swordfish941 11-16-2010 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 22096)
I would imagine most viewers would see the movie and think that automatic weapons can be bought at gun stores with minimal effort.

Yeah, you can buy automatic weapons from gun stores in theory. In theory, communism works. In theory, Megan Fox is the hottest woman in the world. In practice, you can't buy automatic weapons from gun stores, communism doesn't work, and Megan Fox is all plastic-y.

k9870 11-16-2010 03:47 PM

Do we have a list of pro gun actors?

Swordfish941 11-16-2010 04:22 PM

I remember an episode of The Simpsons (back when they were still good) where Homer buys a handgun for protection over a $500 Security System. And acts very irresponsible with it and treats it like a toy. The episode was non-biased and showed both sides of the gun control argument very equally. The moral of the episode was that a person like Homer shouldn't own a handgun. Why can't the media be non-biased?

MT2008 11-16-2010 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 22100)
Why can't the media be non-biased?

Sometimes it can be. I watched an episode of "The Outer Limits" (the 1990s/2000s remake, not the original) which I thought had a fairly balanced portrayal of the gun control debate. You can watch the episode on Hulu if you get time:

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi984613401/

After I heard the end narration (where we learn the moral of the episode), I was surprised that this episode was even allowed to air.

Spades of Columbia 11-16-2010 05:31 PM

this tread has gone from movies to telvision and nobody said Macgyver yet?

MT2008 11-16-2010 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Spades of Columbia (Post 22103)
this tread has gone from movies to telvision and nobody said Macgyver yet?

We talked about this on the IMFDB page for that show. Even though Richard Dean Anderson is/was an HCI/Brady Campaign member, and even though his character in the show refused to use guns, "MacGyver" didn't really have any political statements against guns or gun ownership. That's the difference between it and almost every other movie/TV show we've listed so far.


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