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For the 28th year since it’s creation, the GLOCK semi-automatic pistol continues to be the most popular firearm depicted in Hollywood. The personal choice of movie superstars and behind-the-scenes crew, GLOCK continues its dominance with appearances in the most watched projects of the year.
GLOCK was an integral part of the joke in last year’s Cop Out, a police comedy directed by Kevin Clerks Smith, starring Die Hard star and real life GLOCK owner Bruce Willis and comedian Tracey Morgan as a pair of crazy New York Police Department detectives. The wild action comedy featured some insanely terrible gun safety by the detective played by Morgan, including an interrogation scene with a suspect while holding a GLOCK 19 at the man’s throat and points it at Seann William Scott while the man is detained in the back of their unmarked car. Egregious gun handling aside (this is Hollywood, what do we expect?) the GLOCK 19 was so integral to the character that the gun and brand even made it onto the poster and commercials for the film, where the advertising tag line was, “Rock out with your GLOCK out.”
From the ridiculous to the sublime, catch the Academy Award Oscar-winning best picture The Hurt Locker on DVD or cable and you’ll see Ralph Fiennes as a private contractor in Iraq with his GLOCK 23. Fiennes, the star of Schindler’s List, the excellent hitman drama In Brugges and Lord Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” movies, is no stranger to the GLOCK 23 as he also carried one as he ran for his life in the memory-swapping futuristic thriller Strange Days. In the Hannibal Lector prequel Red Dragon, Fiennes was a particularly nasty fellow with a suppressed GLOCK 17.
If you like guns and comic book movies and didn’t get to the theaters to see Kick-Ass last summer, you really missed something, including the ultra-cute Hit Girl played by Chloe Moretz taking out dozens of armed Mafia hitmen, one with his own G17.
Angelina Jolie sure does love GLOCKs. She lit up the screen with her G18 in the family hit man actioner Mr. & Mrs. Smith and hit last summer’s multiplexes as a CIA agent who has to go on the run when she is accused of being a Russian spy in Salt. Any GLOCK aficionado worth their salt knows that when Angelina shares the scene with the Austrian super gun it’s hard to know where to look!
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were packing GLOCKs as New York detectives in the comedy The Other Guys about two screw-ups who try to make it to top spot in the department. A cop who was NOT a screw up was Buford Pusser. I finally caught up with the remake of Walking Tall, starring former wrestler turned movie star “Rock” Duane Johnson in the title role taking on a rural town full of drug dealers. In this updating of the 1970’s classic, Johnson’s Sheriff Chris Vaughn trades in his big stick for a GLOCK 17. The Rock found himself on the wrong side of government Black Ops armed with GLOCK pistols looking to suppress UFO evidence in the excellent family action film Race to Witch Mountain.