Weapon And Combat Details Fans Noticed In Assassin Movies

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Vote up the details that hit the mark.

Great assassin movies wouldn't be much without the weapons and combat details that make them so tactical, explosive, and deadly. Some of the finer details can be tricky to spot, but thankfully fans online have done the sleuthing for us. For example, in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, John does some expert maneuvering while fighting underwater by swimming out of range of his attacker's gunfire. Others are more subtle. In Pulp Fiction, hitman Vincent never turns on the safety of his gun, which (as anyone who has seen the film knows) doesn't work out too well for poor Marvin. There are even some details that are a bit more symbolic. In Kill Kill: Volume 2, even though The Bride doesn't kill Budd herself, a black mamba snake does-- "Black Mamba" is her nickname, for those keeping track of her kill count.

Check out this list of weapon and combat details fans spotted in assassin movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    12 VOTES

    Jason Truly Does Know The Best Place To Find A Gun In 'The Bourne Identity'

    From Redditor u/TheMsDosNerd:

    In the diner scene in The Bourne Identity, it is explained that Jason knows the best place to look for a gun. Later, when Jason finds bullets in Eamon's house, he finds the gun in the first place he looks.

    12 votes
  • 2
    25 VOTES

    John Wick Swims Out Of Range Of Underwater Bullets In 'Parabellum'

    From Redditor u/MrFabulousUsername:

    In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, John Wick and an enemy fall into a pool and Wick immediately moves roughly three feet away just before being fired upon. At this distance the bullets are rendered ineffective which is consistent with how a typical pistol round behaves underwater.

    25 votes
  • 3
    14 VOTES

    Vincent's Tactical Draw From 'Collateral' Is Worth Studying

    From Redditor u/darthdog876:

    Tom Cruise's tactical draw is so good in this scene from Collateral that it's used by experts in lessons for handgun training.

    14 votes
  • 4
    22 VOTES

    Jack Reacher Uses A Salt Shaker To Break Tempered Glass

    From Redditor u/TastesGreatIceCold:

    Jack Reacher uses the salt shaker from the diner to break through the tempered glass window of his stalkers.

    22 votes
  • 5
    15 VOTES

    Pai Mei Kills Elle With The Bride's Arm In 'Kill Bill'

    From Redditor u/BrianWinterheart1:

    In Kill Bill Vol.2, Pai Mei indirectly fulfills his own revenge against Elle after she kills him, since he claims the Bride's right arm as his own after their first fight. The Bride uses the same arm to pluck out Elle's eye later in the film.

    15 votes
  • 6
    10 VOTES

    John Wick Makes A Familiar Custom Revolver In 'Parabellum'

    From Redditor u/tengu-senpai:

    In John Wick Chapter 3, when John assembles a custom revolver, it's an homage to a very similar scene with Tuco from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    10 votes