This alt movie poster for Way of the Gun by Derek Zimmerman got me thinking about the movie. I’m a big fan of it, yet Way of the Gun isn’t a movie you often hear discussed. That’s a shame.
Way of the Gun was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie lately best known for writing and directing the Mission Impossible mega-hits. When Way of the Gun came out McQuarrie was best known as the writer of The Usual Suspects and that was enough to get me in the theater. I wasn’t disappointed.
Way of the Gun also contains a amazing cast: Ryan Phillippe, Benico Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt, Geoffrey Lewis, Scott Wilson, James Caan and Sarah Silverman.
Here’s the synopsis:
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
I think perhaps the opening turned off some folks and they didn’t finish the movie. I’ve watched Way of the Gun more than a couple of times and enjoyed it more with each revisit. Perhaps it’s time for another viewing.