Classic Action Scene: Club Shootout from Collateral

About the film: Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds him...
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Classic Action Scene: Teahouse Shootout from Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled is without a doubt John Woo’s masterpiece; it’s a glorious ballet of violence with well-fleshed out characters, an engaging story and guns that fire endless bullets without ever needing to get reloaded. ...
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Classic Action Scene: Bar Shoot-out from Last Man Standing

Remember when Bruce Willis was one of the coolest action stars in the business? Well, for me this was his absolute prime. Last Man Standing doesn’t get talked about too much but it’s my third favourite film of his a...
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Classic Action Scene: Police Station Shoot-out from The Terminator

This is the first (but certainly not the last) time we hear Arnold Schwarzenegger say his iconic “I’ll Be Back!” line. I think this might be his best delivery of the line too as it’s totally without emot...
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Classic Action Scene: Universal Soldier Bar Fight

“I just want to eat!” Oh Hank, you probably should have just let Luc enjoy his endless lunch because now you’ve got him mad and he’s had to wreck your place and beat up all your patrons. I always loved t...
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Classic Action Scene: Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

“You’ll never be the man!” Note to self. If Steven Seagal walks into a bar, everyone should leave immediately. This is one of his most bad ass scenes as his character Nico Toscani searches for a girl. For some...
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Final Fight from The Man from Nowhere (2010)

Whatever happened to Bin Won? He really gave a career making performance in this movie and then… nothing. I haven’t seen him in anything since which is a shame as The Man from Nowhere has rapidly become one of my fa...
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Classic Action Scene: Cockpit Ejection from Die Hard 2

This is one of the most ludicrous and thoroughly entertaining action scenes in the Die Hard franchise. Gen. Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) has taken control of a plane and landed it, thinking he’s a free man. PUNCH! R...
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Classic Action Scene: Restaurant Fight from The Protector

There are few sights more awesome than watching Tony Jaa beat up an entire restaurant full of goons, which is one of the things that makes this fight scene so jaw dropping. The fact that it is also a 4 minute long steady cam se...
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Classic Action Scene: Robocop (1987) Drug House Raid

This is one of the best action scenes of any of the RoboCop movies; you’ve got one of the all-time great villains in Clarence Boddicker going up against a titanium clad resurrected Alex Murphy. As one of the commenters on You...
by Eoin Friel