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The Way of the Gun Details


In this suspense thriller, two small-time crooks make a bid for the big time with disastrous results. Robin (Juliette Lewis) is carrying a child as a surrogate mother for a wealthy couple, Hale and Francesca Chidduck (Scott Wilson and Kristin Lehman) when she's kidnapped by Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio Del Toro), who believe that the adoptive parents will pay a large ransom to ensure the safety of both mother and baby. The kidnappers soon discover that they're out of their league when they're confronted by Mafia-connected lawyer Joe Sarno (James Caan) and a pair of hired killers, Jeffers (Taye Diggs) and Obecks (Nicky Katt); at the same time, Parker finds himself increasingly attached to Robin. The Way of the Gun marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, whose script credits include Christopher McQuarrie and Christopher McQuarrie. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 8, 2000


Ryan Phillippe
as Parker
Benicio Del Toro
as Longbaugh
James Caan
as Joe Sarno
Juliette Lewis
as Robin
Taye Diggs
as Jeffers
Nicky Katt
as Obecks
Dylan Kussman
as Dr. Allen Painter
Scott Wilson
as Hale Chidduck
Kristin Lehman
as Francesca Chidduck
Geoffrey Lewis
as Abner


Christopher McQuarrie
Kenneth Kokin
Christopher McQuarrie
Dick Pope
Joe Kraemer
Composer (Music Score)
Maia Javan
Production Designer
Thomas Meyer
Art Director
Tom Meyer
Art Director
Russell D. Markowitz
Executive Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell
Costume Designer
Heather Neely McQuarrie
Costume Designer
Les Boothe
Set Decorator
Earl Stein
Sound/Sound Designer
William Paul Clark
First Assistant Director
Lynn Kressel
Cate Praggastis