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Old 05-24-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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"Knife to a gun fight"

Is that a fresh line or has it been used in any other films?

I'm having no luck with a quick google search -- but it seems awfully familiar (I know the phrase -- it just seems like I recall it being used in other films).

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Old 05-24-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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A variation was in the 2004 Punisher movie. I happen to enjoy that movie too.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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It's an expression that's been around for a long time, so it's been in a variety of movies and TV shows.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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It reminded me of a similar line in The Untouchables, which just so happened to have Sean Connery in the cast.
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Old 05-24-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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I'm sure people have been saying that since before movies were even being made.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
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It reminded me of a similar line in The Untouchables, which just so happened to have Sean Connery in the cast.
That's where I remembered it from as well. In fact I thought that it's use in "KOTCS" was a deliberate homage to Connery's line from "The Untouchables".
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:15 AM   #7
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It's an old expression that actually really hasn't been used for a while since it became quite cliche'. Probably fit right in for the era of the movie, though.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:36 AM   #8
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I'm just looking for a tally of how many times it has been used in other action adventure movies.

It's one of KotCS's better lines -- which is tragic when you think of how many witty lines were in Last Crusade.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:32 AM   #9
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"Knife to a gun fight"

When Indy tells Mutt he shouldn't bring a knife to a gun fight, does it make anyone harken back to when he shot the Arab Swordsman, who 'brought a knife to a gun fight'?
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:50 AM   #10
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When Indy tells Mutt he shouldn't bring a knife to a gun fight, does it make anyone harken back to when he shot the Arab Swordsman, who 'brought a knife to a gun fight'?

I see what you mean... but I always think of 'The Untouchables' when Ford says those words.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:13 AM   #11
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I see what you mean... but I always think of 'The Untouchables' when Ford says those words.

Or:
The Punisher (2004)
Duplex (2003)
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #12
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Same, whether its a reference or not, which is unlikely given how random it would be if it was, I thought of The Untouchables.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:58 AM   #13
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When Indy tells Mutt he shouldn't bring a knife to a gun fight, does it make anyone harken back to when he shot the Arab Swordsman, who 'brought a knife to a gun fight'?
well in the arab swordsmans defense , he thought he brought a knife to a whip fight.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:06 AM   #14
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Indeed, it has been a phrase used alot. I do remember it used in The Untouchables.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #15
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well in the arab swordsmans defense , he thought he brought a knife to a whip fight.

He did, until Harrison Ford's dysentery got the better of him.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #16
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I do think the decision to include the line was a conscience tip of the hat to Connery and his line, which in its entirety was:

"Isn't it just like a wop to bring a knife to a gunfight."

He gets smoked in the same scene.
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