• Director Andrew Niccol bought 3000
47
rifles for his film Lord of War as it was cheaper
to use real guns and resell them than buying
props. 50 tanks were also sourced from a dealer
in the Czech Republic, but they were only
available for a short time as the source
needed to sell them in Libya.
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    • AK’s outside of the US can be bought for as little as $20 US. So finding an arms dealer somewhere in a 3rd world country would be much cheaper
      MadMacks 6 jul
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    • Let's use real cocaine instead of sugar, it'll be cheaper for the film, trust me guys, haha
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    • Out of all the things i posted today this gets featured
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    • This is literally the plot of the movie
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    • They weren't aks they were vz58s used in the scene where they are going through the Russian warehouse
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    • It’s real. The director bought 3000 AKs and 50 surplus tanks from an unnamed dealer in the Czech Republic. The same dealer bought back the AKs(to the director’s financial loss), and really did say “I need those tanks back by December, I’m selling them to Libya”.
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    • Just imagine if some dude switch an empty mag for a loaded one and just fucking activated bullet hell
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    • Lord of war is a super underrated film
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    • Theatrically and beautifully ironic. Truly speaks to the director and the subject
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    • Hunters in Africa buy aks instead of bolt action because they are so plentiful and cheap
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    • Didn’t they have to inform the UN because having that many tanks is kinda suspicious
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    • Damm, if only I could buy a lower receiver for an M4A1 and build my own fully automatic gun.
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    • I just watched this movie for the first time the other day and now there’s a feature about trippy
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    • I'm sure the armorer on set had a fucking aneurysm
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    • Well PepsiCo got a whole arsenal just to sell to Russia
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    • That’s a good movie.
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    • That’s what I call an oak tree cause that’s shady as fuck
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    • They became the lords of war
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    • whoever resold them after is the real lord of war
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    • Everyone check out @CalibreObscura and @ArmoryBazaar on twitter if you want to see guns for sale in the Mid East
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    • Based on where the scenes were filled, love to see how the paper work was done if there even was any haha.
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    • Fuckin shit! Become a w3apons dealer just to sho0t a movie
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    • Source: Tumbler Blog. Bottom of the image
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    • Sell tanks to Libya, sounds suspicious
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    • Lord of war
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    • The realism
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    • lewdshiz 6 jul
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    • can we pretend that airplanes
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    • And it was still a terrible movie.
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    • Lord of war is free on youtube right now.
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    • i bought guns i farted bullet
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    • Huuur duuur guns we America have guns funny joke other country bad
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    • This is what the movie was about bro
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    • Imagine a movie production being a ranking military power
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    • I remember watching that movie not too long ago. It was pretty crazy. It was good but definitely won't fit everybody's taste.
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    • was i the only one that failed
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    • The director went meta with his themes dawg
      Mrderp27 8 jul
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    • Those are VZ-58s , not AKs
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    • And I bet only 2,116 AK’s were there by the end of filming!
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    • Plot twist: the course was Barack Hussein Obama
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    • "BanNinG GuNs wILl LoWEr gUn violence iN AmERiCa"
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    • Such a good movie...jared leto k ills it as his brother...
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    • Good movie tbh
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    • Read this as lord of the rings, thought Frodo was a fool for not pulling out his AK.
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    • Something doesn’t add up here, there’s a key detail missing. Why 3,000 AKs? He didn’t have 3,000 actors on set.
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    • Hold on who did he buy the tank from I've been looking into it and with a commander they're fully street legal.
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    • This is true. There isn't much more to say about it, since all the facts are basically there.
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    • They weren’t aks they were vz58s at least in the warehouse scene
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    • Oh that’s terrible! Where would you even find such a dealer exactly, hypothetically speaking ofc
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    • They weren't AK-47's. They were SA Vz. 58's which have a passing resemblance to the AK but are even cheaper.
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    • So he became pretty much his own lord of War while making that movie, neat😂
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    • Its true. I was the director
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    • Yall ever watch the intro scene to that movie? Its badass. Follows the life of a bullet. Ends in a somali pirates head
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    • Where do I find this Rent-a-tank guy?
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    • Wouldn't they get arrested for this?
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    • Love how real AKs work out to be cheaper than prop AKs
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    • InfoChecker where you at boi
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    • Real guns on set are a danger to everyone. The crow
      Gleambo 7 jul
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    • Real aks cost like $500 a good running gas gun ask is like $1500
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    • Can't you resell the props too lol
      sl00t 7 jul
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    • Russian design lasts forever
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    • He literally was the f.a.g in the film
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    • Lol the movie about arms dealing used real arms dealing to make the movie
      ThatWolf 7 jul
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    • Fucking awesome
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    • That's not an ak thats a vz
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    • Lol
      40Mike 7 jul
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    • Well....easy cover for the guns though huh? Just need a movie. Word.
      BoiTingo 7 jul
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    • To tell story of arms dealer you must become arms dealer.
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    • Actually they were Vz. 58's, not AK's.
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    • He could have taken over most countries with that
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    • I can buy a 1980s AK-47 for $300 at my local gun store, and also self mod it to an automatic
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    • But when I try it the ATF shows up at my house all angry
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    • They actually used Vz 58s
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    • Wow
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    • Lord of War is my favorite Nicolas Cage movie
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    • "We cite all sources using tumblr" so your saying all your facts are lies
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    • They sold weapons? That’s really ironic.
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    • Great ducking film
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    • For some reason I read Lord of the Rings and I was like, tf
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    • Bet director part of the anti-gun in the USA.
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    • "There will be a bath of blood." "No. A blood bath. There will be a blood bath."
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    • This movie holds so much truth to what really goes down in the world of gun sales outside the US
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    • So you're telling me they funded actual warlords to film Lord of war?
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    • Can’t make a movie about arms dealing without doing it yourself
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    • The cite their sources on a tumblr blog? LOL
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