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The Way of the Gun is a 2000 American neo-western crime thriller film, written and directed by . The movie follows two drifters, Parker and Longbaugh, who kidnap a surrogate mother, Robin, who is carrying the child of a wealthy couple. The kidnappers demand a large ransom for the return of the baby, but their plan quickly spirals out of control.


The Way of the Gun is a tense and gritty crime thriller that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The film is known for its sharp dialogue and complex characters, particularly the two protagonists played by and . The film also features a strong supporting cast, including and .

Director does an excellent job of building tension throughout the film, with several well-executed action sequences. The film's unique take on the kidnapping genre, with the antiheroes as the main characters, sets it apart from other films in the genre.


The Way of the Gun did not receive any major award nominations, but it has since gained a cult following among fans of the crime thriller genre.


The Way of the Gun did not perform well at the box office upon its release but has since gained a cult following. The film's sharp dialogue, tense action sequences, and complex characters have resonated with audiences over the years. The film has also been praised for its stylish cinematography and score, which add to its overall atmosphere. While it may not have received the recognition it deserved upon release, The Way of the Gun has since become a beloved classic among fans of the crime thriller genre.

Directed by
Produced by Kenneth Kokin
Written by
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Joe Kraemer
Cinematography Dick Pope
Edited by Stephen Semel
Artisan Entertainment
Aqaba Productions
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Release date September 8, 2000
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.5 million
Box office $13.1 million

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