The Way of the Gun

Synopsis: Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Production: Artisan Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

Steff, please! You're still not

cut out to be a surrogate mother.

Look, there's a girl comes in here,

due any day, getting paid a million.

Sounds like a lot? Wrong.

She comes in for treatment three times

before the damn embryo takes.

Turns out the couple

is perfectly healthy.

I guess the wife just couldn't be

bothered to carry her own child.

They tell the girl what to eat, when

to go out, bodyguards watch her.

Of course it 's fishy. It 's what I'm

saying. She's gotta live with them.

Poor girl's like a prisoner.

It 's just not worth it.

Look, if that 's what you feel,

then go with God! I don't know!

Why do you call and ask,

if you're not gonna listen?

Just call the doctor,

maybe he could help you.

No, he's in the book. His name's

Painter. Allen Painter.

And here was the thing: some deep

pockets,a pregnant woman...

some bodyguards

and a doctor's name.

The longest distance between two

points is a kidnapper and his money.

But we were through jerking off.

Feel that, hon? It 's fantastic.

Yes. It 's fabulous, Hale.

She doesn't hate you, Robin.

She most certainly

does, Mr. Chidduck.

-You're worried about the baby.

-No, it 's...

Come on. A woman needs security

like a man needs approval.

She wants her past, present and

future to all be secure. Right now.

And in a few days, this baby

will be a part of your past.

And for you to leave

and not know it 's secure....

I would never ask you to trust me.

It 's the cry of a guilty soul.

But trust life. Always trust life.

If you're careful enough to listen,

life does take care.

You're gonna be a good father.

She's gonna be a good

mother. You'll see.

As soon as she lays eyes on him,

nature will take over. I know it.

I hope to God you're right, Robin.

Because if this baby

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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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