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Everything you need to know about SHOOT EM UP …and how it relates to you and the world around you. Includes info on the actors, director, with news, reviews, and photos. Presentation by David Bruce VisualHollywood.com
"Shoot 'Em Up" is a gritty, fast-paced action thriller. Clive Owen stars as Mr. Smith, a mysterious loner who teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Belluci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them throughout the bowels of the city. SYNOPSIS
CAST CLIVE OWEN, has made a name for himself both in his U.K. home, the United States and around the world. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum, and Connery!
CAST MONICA BELLUCCI has achieved popular and critical acclaim throughout the world for her work in such renowned films as Giuseppe Tornatores Oscar-nominated Malena, Irreversible and The Passion of the Christ, among many other international releases during her illustrious career.
CAST PAUL GIAMATTI. Giamattis performance in Ron Howard's Cinderella Man, earned him a SAG Award and Broadcast Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same category.
CREW Directed by Michael Davis Screenplay by Michael Davis Original Music by Paul Haslinger Cinematography by Peter Pau Film Editing by Peter Amundson Casting by Deirdre Bowen Production Design by Gary Frutkoff Art Direction by Patrick Banister Set Decoration by Erin Gould and Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg
DIRECTOR Filmmaker MICHAEL DAVIS is not only an accomplished writer and director, but also a gifted illustrator who storyboards his films entirely himself. As a multi-hyphenate, Davis brings a strong vision to each phase of the filmmaking process.
TRIVIA AND NEWS When writer/director Michael Davis's original concept was passed on by movie studios, he put together a 17-minute reel of animated footage, consisting of 17,000 line drawings, in order to give studio heads an idea of how the action scenes would play out. This got the attention of New Line Cinema CEO, Bob Shaye, who approved the project and accepted Davis to direct. After signing Clive Owen and other actors, the film went into production in Toronto, Canada from February 13 to May 8, 2006.
THE STORY The film follows Mr. Smith (Clive Owen), a down-and-out squatter with both an extensive military background and a fondness for carrots, who wants nothing more than to be left alone.
THE STORY Smith finds himself embroiled in a complex political conspiracy once he aids a pregnant woman who is being chased by hitmen.
THE STORY He takes the baby and goes on the run with a prostitute (Monica Bellucci) specializing in lactating fetishes.
THE STORY The unlikely family is trailed by the intelligent Hertz (played by Paul Giamatti) and Hertz's army of thugs.
THE STORY Shoot Em Up is akin to an American John Woo action movie and tells the story of the angriest man in the world, Mr. Smith, whos stuck with a baby and a life-threatening situation. Its about all the imaginative and clever things you can do with a gun fight. -- Writer/director Michael Davis
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