Cameo GLOCKs

Whether hitting the multiplex theater near you or gracing the…

Whether hitting the multiplex theater near you or gracing the screen of the television in your home, this was another banner year for GLOCK pistols on the screen. Seen in movies and on television, several major Hollywood productions elevated the GLOCK to featured-player status.

Why So Serious?
The Dark Knight, the latest big screen adventure of the comic book hero Batman, was the most successful action film of all time, grossing over one billion dollars! While many credit the film’s success to the posthumously awarded Oscar-winning performance of actor Heath Ledger, I personally believe no small part was played by the GLOCK autopistol. The Dark Knight’s Joker starts his Gotham City crime spree with a select-fire 9×19 GLOCK 18 pistol in his hand, and stays with various-sized GLOCK pistols throughout the film.

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the Jason Statham-starring Transporter 2 featured Lola, an underwear-wearing assassin played by Kate Nauta, who hits the streets of Miami wearing a pair of laser-sighted, silenced GLOCK 18s (and not much else).

On the other side of the world, movie star and adolescent girl-heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio takes to the bush with a pint-sized GLOCK 26 in the African action thriller Blood Diamond, later carrying a GLOCK 19 as CIA analyst Roger Ferrus in director Ridley Scott’s (of Gladiator fame) Body of Lies.

If you’re looking for a real American hero, the summer blockbuster G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra brings the 1980s childhood toy line to the big screen. An all-star cast including Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans and Sienna Miller were trained by Los Angeles weapons experts in the proper use of GLOCK pistols and assorted assault rifles. They use that training to good effect when they take the battle between good and evil across the globe with a multitude of weapons including highly modified GLOCK pistols.
Reflecting the reality of the GLOCK’s dominance in the law enforcement community, Bruce Willis has a GLOCK 21 in Hostage, as well as a backup GLOCK 26, while the SWAT team members in the film use GLOCK 35s. Ray Liotta’s Detective Harrison in the Seth Rogen mall security comedy Observe and Report also sports a GLOCK. Across the Pacific, Nicolas Cage tries to survive the remake of the Asian crime classic Bangkok Dangerous with a GLOCK in his sweaty palm.

One of my personal favorites in heavy rotation on the cable movie channels is the legal thriller Fracture. In the film, Silence of the Lambs star Anthony Hopkins takes another Hannibal Lector-type turn as a mad genius obsessed with perfection who shoots his unfaithful wife. The key to his defense is that the GLOCK 21 .45 Auto pistol recovered at the crime scene has never fired a shot. The hapless prosecutor, played by Ryan Gosling, and an army of forensics men play out scenes with the GLOCK pistols that figure in the case. In fact, the GLOCK 21s used by both Anthony Hopkins and the detective played by Billy Burke get so many loving close-ups that they should have received screen credit as characters in my opinion.

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