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henri
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« on: December 27, 2017, 02:11:06 PM »

Hello guys,

I'm totally new and I'm french (sorry if my sentences are not totally ok).

I watched some Clint Eastwood's movies when I was younger, and I remember a scene from a movie I totally forget the title of : in that movie, I remember Clint saying some things about limits (but I watched it in french langage, not in OV, maybe it's not the same in OV) and I remember he took a submachine gun from a violin case before shooting.

Can someone tell me the title of the movie please ?

Thank you very much ;))
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 05:27:55 PM »

Bonjour, henri, et bienvenue!  8)

Dans Magnum Force (le deuxième film dans la série "Dirty Harry"), Clint Eastwood (Inspecteur Harry Callahan) dit: "A man's got to know his limitations." (L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VrFV5r8cs0

Cependant, je ne crois pas qu'il ait jamais sorti une mitraillette, ou tout autre type d'arme à feu, d'un étui à violon. Ce sont d'habitude les méchants qui font ainsi.  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 11:14:37 AM »

Merci KC, ce n'est malheureusement pas ce film  :'(

La phrase pronnoncée avant de sortir la mitraillette, de mémoire, c'était « Même les bornes ont des limites qu’on ne saurait franchir sans les dépasser ». J'ai traduit en anglais pour faire une recherche mais ça ne donne rien non plus... Dommage  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 10:41:49 AM »

I've moved this topic to Questions and Answers in the hope that someone can identify the film henri is thinking of. I am quite sure it is not a Clint Eastwood film.

The Internet Movie Firearms Database has a quite comprehensive list of the guns used by Eastwood characters in all his films:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Clint_Eastwood

I can't think of any film in which an Eastwood character wears a "cassock" (he wears a clerical collar in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Pale Rider), let alone one in which he conceals a submachine gun under it (or under any garment).

As for henri's quotation "Même les bornes ont des limites qu’on ne saurait franchir sans les dépasser" (a nonsense phrase meaning roughly "Even borders have boundaries which can't be crossed without violating them") an Internet search finds it attributed to a French comedian, Pierre Dac. He was in a number of films and television shows, so perhaps it is a quotation from one of those.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 12:53:45 PM »

Thanks KC, i searched a lot and i don't find anything which can match.
J'ai beaucoup cherché de mon coté et je ne trouve rien qui correspond.

Donc le souvenir : un film au temps de la prohibition, un homme (clint eastwood) qui pronnonce cette fameuse phrase, sort de sa soutane un étui à violon dans lequel se situe une mitraillette et canarde l'assemblée.
Perhaps the "souvenir" is not exactly the reality. I remember a prohibition movie, a man (clint eastwood) who give that sentence about limits, and then kill some guys with a submachine gun.

Après avoir cherché partout, j'ai aussi trouvé des sites avec la liste des armes de clint suivant les films, je me dis qu'il y a un élément au moins de mon souvenir qui n'est pas exact.
Afterr looking everywhere on the web, i think maybe there is a wrong memory in my souvenir.

Eventuellement avec la liste de ses films, je me dis que ça pourrait être Haut les flingues !
Eventually with the list of clint's movies, i think it could be City Heat.

Pas encore vu, not watched yet.

J'ai été sur un site de scénarios, uniquement anglais, et aucun scénario de films avec clint ne contient une phrase se rapprochant de celle de mon souvenir; soit le traduction est très mauvaise, soit ce n'est pas ce film, mais comme KC a pu le constater, il n'y a rien d'autre sur google que la citation attribué à Pierre Dac.
I even went on a movie scripts website, and there are none clint's movie with my quote about limits. There is also nothing more on google with this quote than a reference to Pierre Dac.

Je vais voir sur un site de fan de films de la prohibition, peut-être que ça existe et qu'illes pourront m'aider.
I'm gonna find some help in a forum for fans of prohibition's movie, maybe they could do something for me.

Thanks, merci. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 03:16:22 PM »

A hodgepodge of information here... "Limits" reminds me of "A man's got to know his limitations".  And a machine gun in a violin case -- I can think of Where Eagles Dare for the machine gun. Can't think of a violin case anywhere, but in my mind I'm wondering if there is anything remotely like this in Eiger Saction or Firefox.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 09:29:28 PM »

City Heat is the only Eastwood film that's set in the Prohibition era. The IMFDb identifies the guns Eastwood's character (a police lieutenant) uses in it as two pistols (a M1911A1 and a Luger P08); a revolver (a Colt Buntline Special, the elongated monster more commonly seen in Westerns); and a shotgun (a Winchester Model 1912). So I'm quite sure this isn't the movie you're thinking of.

Clint does use submachine guns in several films, mostly in the course of regular action as a member of the military: an MP40 in Where Eagles Dare; an M1A1 Thompson and an M1 Thompson in Kelly's Heroes (in this one also a Browning M2 Aircraft, a heavy machine gun); and an AKM ("AK-47") assault rifle (not technically a submachine gun) in Heartbreak Ridge. But he's always wearing a uniform, never a cassock, and he never has a violin case.

Actually I think Henri must have at least two scenes, if not two different movies, in mind here (neither of them a Clint Eastwood movie): One in which a real or feigned priest wearing a cassock conceals a submachine gun under it, and one in which a character conceals a submachine gun in a violin case. But the "concealing a submachine gun in a violin case" thing is, I think, something of a gangster movie cliché, possibly one with some basis in reality. See: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SenselessViolins
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