Thursday, May 05, 2011

You have questions? We have answers.

Considering that a felony rap is apparently considered a career-boosting move in some corners of the entertainment industry these days, how do you get Marky Mark on the set of your next action movie legally without the Funky Bunch of Investigation kicking down the door, arresting him, and eating all the catering?

You have him only use magic fake guns that shoot special pyrotechnic charges!

What will they think of next?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out how Sean Penn as a CCW in Ca much less owns a pistol.

Gerry

docjim505 said...

[T]he fact that you've got "Replica" written down the side of your guns, and the fact that I've got "Desert Eagle point five-oh" written down the side of mine should precipitate your [leaving immediately].

Snatch (2000)
dir. Guy Ritchie
spoken by Vinnie Jones

Bubblehead Les. said...

"What will they think of next?" Rubber Knives?

Nathan said...

"Are you crazy? They'll never go for it. And then again they might. Those little red devils... they love toys!"

Anonymous said...

What was the song? Hang tuff?
Earworm calling.....

CIII

global village idiot said...

See, that's why I love capitalism so much. If you'd given me a whole lifetime and an extra brain I would STILL have never imagine trying to serve this unique market.

And yet, through the miracle of the profit motive, they remain served and happy.

God bless Adam Smith
gvi

Jeff the Baptist said...

They could do this, but most of the time they just give them replicas or props and then add the muzzle flashes in during post. That sort of effect is ridiculously cheap now.

Ed Foster said...

I always thought it was cool that the guns on NCIS are the no recoil kind, with auto-homeing bullets. When I grow up, I want some of those.

Right now, work requires me to dump 250 rounds of .45acp at least 3 times a week. I'll tell you, after all that, I can't wait to get home and run down to the range with a rifle.

What a concept! One end of the gun goes against your shoulder, and you can it things 10 or 12 times farther away.

Still, you're always well dressed when you're carrying 8 Hydroshocks in the small of your back :-)

Anonymous said...

"in the small of your back" - Uh, OK, but I'd rather keep mine in the pistol.....

Al T.

Attila said...

Marky Mark starred in Shooter where he was actually trained in long-distance shooting and handled quite a few guns that looked very real, even on close inspection.

However, the film was shot mostly in the Northerne Waste-Lande of Canadia so I suppose any American felony convictions don't hold up there. I suppose Canadian gun law must have some exceptions for movies, to allow the kind of hardware used in Shooter.

TBeck said...

Those felony convictions can really screw up an operator's life. It truly sucks when Dick Marcinko has to shoot Osama Bin Ladin with a Remington Model 1851.

Tam said...

...or pose with an airsoft on the cover of your autobiography. ;)

Keith said...

My understanding is that Marky Mark is not technically bared from firearms possession due to some quirk in MA law. This is also the same quirk that prevented Ted Kennedy from being a felon.