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Grosse Pointe Blank - Empty! Or Not....
In the scene near the end where the two government spooks burst in shooting, Blank and Grocer empty their guns taking them down. Or do they? Blank's right-hand pistol is NOT empty at the time he and Grocer turn to each other and Grocer says "Aww, empty!"; the slide is in the normal position, indicating a round is chambered (compare it to the truly empty left-hand pistol).
To Cusak's great credit, he must have realized there was still a round in the chamber and did not point it at his fellow actor.
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Illrigger on 05-03-2001
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Nitsuj Bauya Chen writes:
Actually it is entirely possible to kill yourself with blanks, although a tad harder than if the gun was loaded with real bullets! This is because you still have the power and superheated explosion exhaust gases escaping at high velocity out of the end of the pistol... a bit like if you put your head up against a Aceaucetalean (spelling?) torch!! I reference an American Preacher that demonstrated this by playing Russian Roulette in front of his flock for a sermon, he put the gun up to his head and the blank was powerful enough to punch a hole through his skull killing himself instantly! So there ;p Nit
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Sean412 writes:
Whether the gun Cusack used was empty or not, the guns used in films are loaded with blanks, so Ackroyd was not in any real danger.
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Zanna Voodoo writes:
Actually, when Martin and Grocer stop shooting at the NSA guys, Martin's left gun is empty and his right gun isn't. But then when Martin and Grocer turn to face each other, both of Martin's guns are empty. Obviously the scene was cut from different takes.
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Paddy writes:
In reference to the one above it's spelled: oxy-acetylene - it's a mixture of oxygen and acetylene that burns very hot.
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