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Old September 10th, 2004, 12:44 PM   #31
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It's not a shoot em up. It's an excellent film, though. Ever see "The Limey"? That was based upon those kinds of films. Michael Caine is awesome in "Get Carter".
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Old September 10th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #32
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I thought "The Limey" was boring BUT the technique of juxtaposing earlier films of the actor was kinda cool.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 02:21 PM   #33
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Hmm, personally one of my fav actions films, besides the star wars/indiana jones/jurassic park/t2/aliens/predator series..

Lethal Weapon!

Nothing like a good buddy cop movie which blends in great action sequences with endless comedic quips. Definitely a fav, if only i can convince the Gf to get me the dvd sets :D

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Old September 10th, 2004, 03:58 PM   #34
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Kill Bill vol 1.. Action for actions sake.. no compromise.. From dusk till dawn.. Another movie you don't really know what's happening the first time you see it..
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Old September 10th, 2004, 04:15 PM   #35
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I'll throw another one in there:

The Abyss

Some of the most thrilling sequences I've ever seen. All I can say is: The wedding ring!!!!!

Intensity all the way through.

Make sure you see the Special Extended Edition. Changes the whole ending of the movie and fleshes out the characters some more.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 08:29 AM   #36
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Sorry Jamie, but IMHO the alternative ending was a huge disappoinment... When those things surface the movie go bad, bad bad.. They are beautiful under water but they should have stayed there.
I love the short version though..(the end)
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Old September 11th, 2004, 12:31 PM   #37
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Yes! The Abyss is full of great action sequences; the ring, the woman drowning (dramatic action) and then bringing her back to life and the underwater chase where M. Biehn implodes! Great film.

There is a film called EXTREME PREDJUDICE that has an end sequence gunfight that is great.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 02:26 PM   #38
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Old September 14th, 2004, 09:06 AM   #39
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Terminator 2, The Matrix, Blade & Aliens are my all time favorites.
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