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#1 TommyFan

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:55 PM

OK Guys,

What's your favorite movie showing some good Thompson action???

I know it's been posted before, but I got tired of following old threads and am soooooo lazy I want to see if I can locate this on one thread for easier access for myself any other bodies who want spend $$$ buying movies to watch over the winter (wife is 7.5 mos pregnant=I'm desperate and need entertainment while I'm too broke to go out and sleeping on the couch!!!)

Thanks!!!
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#2 full auto 45

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:30 PM

Some of my favorite movie are here.......
Favorite Thompson movies

And don't forget "O' Brother, where art thou' " It is my fav.
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 01:11 AM

Hmmm.

I didn't see "The Wrath of God" listed.

c.1973 with Robert Mitchum and Victor Buono. lotsa good TSMG action.

Fanciful tale about TSMG meets the old west, with Robert Mitchum as a defrocked priest in 1930's old Mexico where the Mex banditos were still living in the late 1800's based on their guns and horses.

Best scene: Mitchum, in his priest garb walks into a saloon where the banditos are about to have their way with a seniorita after killing her dad or husband or somebody.

Mithum has a large carpet bag, and sets it down on the table. one of the banditos asks him what he wants and Mitchum replies something. Bandito asks if the priest has any credentials.

Mitchum replies; "why, yes, i have very good credentials, would you like to see them", then opens up carpet bag, whips out 1921 TSMG with drum and hoses down banditos.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 02:42 AM

Just an update on the List posted by .45..in "A Walk in the Sun" the GI is carrying an M1 Thompson, but when he fires it into the halftrack window slot it's a 1928 with an "L" sight.
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 09:18 AM

I've always liked "To Hell and Back", Audie Murphy's bio pic. Not totally accurate, but he carried aTSMG throughout most of the movie. The new "Band of Brothers" has lots of Thompsons in it, as well as "Saving Pvt. Ryan."
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 09:48 AM

The 1932 prodution of Scarface isn't on the list. Starring Paul Muni, George Raft. Tracie Hill talks about it in his book. All the scenes were filmed with LIVE ammo! Paul Muni has a great line while holding and talking about his new Tommy. "You can carry it, just like a baby!". tongue.gif
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 01:23 PM

Yeah, they used to do some crazy shi*t back in the old days. I saw in one Hollywood "coffee table" book that in "Little Ceasar" in the scene where they set up the 1917 water-cooled in the window to take him out that they actually used a Thompson marksman on a scaffold firing live ammo just over Edward G. Robinson's head. They had a picture of the scene being shot with the gunner in it.... ohmy.gif

In one of Jimmy Cagney's last TV interviews, I think it was on Merv Griffin's show, he said that in one scene in a movie where the cops had him pinned up in an upstairs room, the one where Pat O'Brian was a priest and they got his mom there to try to get him to surrender, he was firing out a window when a cop with a Thompson fired at him, barely missing his head ...he said those were live rounds coming through the window at him..!!!!!!!! blink.gif

They were Nuts!!..
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 09:34 AM

Let`s not forget about `Sahara` with Bogie carrying that beauty...21/28 drum fed nazi ventilator....shootin` in the desert,sand a flying from bullet hits...like plinkin`into water...and the sound effects..just like live fire at the range...my favorite... wink.gif
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Posted 10 December 2004 - 04:55 PM

Sahara is hard to beat.
One of my favorites is "Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" 1973, directed by Sam Peckingpah.
There is a great scene where Gig Young pulls out a 28 and mows down about 18 folks in slow motion,
lot's of film spent on the Thompson itself.
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Posted 12 December 2004 - 11:34 PM

Just rented and watched "Bataan" w/ Robert Taylor. Lots of Thompson action. Several 1928's with vertical grips front barrel ring sling swivels and "L" drums. Japanese being taken off their feet backwards when hit..... blink.gif
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Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:56 AM

I just saw one on TMC called Parachute Jumper with Douglas Fairbanks Jr..... He was running booze from Canada, and they gave him a Thompson in the cavas case looked really cool.... Any how he shoots down two border patrol planes with it....
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Posted 13 December 2004 - 11:01 PM

1973-DILLINGER
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:38 AM

smile.gif "Sahara" and the recent "Windtalkers" are my favorite, for the Tommy action, and the other weapons & armor used(even running Jap Tankettes in Windtalkers)...........Again, we remember that Elvis had 2-ea Colt Thompsons. I wonder if either Nicholas Cage or "Michael Jackson" got them transferred to them, when they were members of the Presley Family... wacko.gif ..(deep thoughts.............jw
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