FN Empathy: Choose the Next Best Movie Gunfight

November 30, 2017 17 Comments

FN Empathy: Choose the Next Best Movie Gunfight

What's the Second Best Movie Gunfight of All Time?

About the best thing to happen in 1995 was the release of HEAT (although Asia Carrera's win at the 12th annual AVNs is a close second). The Michael Mann classic featured some of the best actors around, and of course gave us one of the best movie gunfights of all time. 

HEAT is as full of great lines as it is great action, of course. One of them we've put on the shirt we'd like you to buy as soon as you're done reading this.

We think the gun battle you'll find below is the best large scale realistic modern street fight ever to appear on the big screen.

If you agree (and you should), then what comes in second

1. The parking garage fight in "The Town."

2. The final fight in "Way of the Gun." 

3. "Proof of Life" prisoner rescue.

4. "Hell or High Water" desert shootout.

5. The "End of Watch" apartment fight.

6. The "Sicario" bridge scene.

Or are we missing something? 

Now, before you run off, check out our new shirt. If features one of the many great lines of the movie and the FN/FNC-80 rifle Lt. Hanna (AL Pacino) uses when he runs Cheritto (Tom Sizemore) during the big street fight after the botched bank robbery.

Remember this line? (Go straight to 00:38 if you prefer.)

Here ya go. Filmed over 20 years ago and there isn't a better one yet.

HEAT Empathy Al Pacino

Let us know what you think. 





17 Responses

Vic Mesa
Vic Mesa

December 16, 2017

El Presidente in the alley from Collateral

Hugh
Hugh

December 07, 2017

On a side note, there’s an amazing piece written somewhere on Michael Mann and the making of Heat. He spent time interviewing real thieves and based Pacino’s character on a real robbery detective who was chasing a career thief (the diner scene happened in real life).

One of the reasons why Heat is so good was that it was the second time Michael Mann had made that movie. He first did it as a a made for TV movie (with a much lower budget) with many of the exact same scenes and characters, so he had a practice run. When Heat came along, he was able to fix his mistakes from the earlier version and had a lot more money to do it the way he wanted.

Hugh
Hugh

December 07, 2017

Way of the Gun. But I do think that McConaughey’s drug house shootout in True Detective (that’s one long shot) is fucking amazing too.

SamHill
SamHill

December 07, 2017

Not a street fight, but i love the SWCC boat pick up in “Act of Valor”. Love the sound of machine guns echoing over water.

Deron
Deron

December 01, 2017

The mag dump scene in Predator.

Curtis G
Curtis G

December 01, 2017

2. The Way of the Gun, no question.

Philip
Philip

December 01, 2017

Even though the acting and plot was bad Sabotage with Ah-nold had some good gun fighting and CQC work.

Bob from Tagab
Bob from Tagab

December 01, 2017

Final fight from “Way of the Gun,” hands down.

Ira J Michaud
Ira J Michaud

December 01, 2017

Wind River shootout, “Is that my briefcase?” from Collateral,

Buzzkill
Buzzkill

November 30, 2017

Dudes…Triple 9?!
https://youtu.be/K3Y2RHjYKDw

Jarrad
Jarrad

November 30, 2017

Way Of The Gun, Collertal Club Scene, and the End of Proof of Life(Most legit use of a SAW and Leatherman)

Dave
Dave

November 30, 2017

John Wick 2 has some decent gun battles as well
Gman
Gman

November 30, 2017

What?! No mention of John Wick 1 or 2?!

Dave
Dave

November 30, 2017

“Yo homie, is that my briefcase?”

Another Mann film, Collateral. I saw that one in the theater. I jumped out of my seat when Tom Cruise went all speed rock /Mozambique on the armed robbers.

Dustin
Dustin

November 30, 2017

I would say Proof of Life or Way of the Gun. Plus in Way of the Gun they threaten to “Fuck Start” Sarah Silverman’s head. The bridge scene in Sicario is great but short and End of Watch just bums me out.

Matt
Matt

November 30, 2017

The project shootout in “The Veteran” is pretty decent.

jake
jake

November 30, 2017

Id say proof of life fight. It had a good run time, realistic teamwork and shooting, and had david caruso

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