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Multi-tool in Movies

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by Corporal Punishment, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Corporal Punishment

    Corporal Punishment Empty Pockets

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    Can anyone identify the Multi-tool that Keanu Reeves uses in the beginning of Speed to wedge open the elevator door? Depending on what it is, I always thought, what an expensive door stop.

    Also, my favourite utilization of a multi-tool in movie.... Russell Crowe uses the serrated sheepsfoot blade on a LM Wave for "sentry neutralization" in the rescue sequence of Proof of Life. :popcorn:




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  2. laurent

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    In BSG, Starbuck uses her multitool to get inside and "autopsy" a Cylon spaceship.
     
  3. fishwolf

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    Sniper- uses a multitool to cut a fence.Not sure what brand.
     
  4. Omega Man
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    And Adm. Thorns knife in Razor was a Boker Cosmos. I'm still looking for one :)
     
  5. ironraven

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    I think you mean Adm. Cain?

    As for the one in Speed, that was probably a Leatherman, either a PST or a Supertool.
     
  6. Omega Man
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    Cain, yeah, total brain fart.
    No luck at the gunshow, time to scour the internet.
     
  7. Towanda

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    Are you sure that's a Wave? It looks an awful lot like my old Gerber.
     
  8. Corporal Punishment

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    Can't say that I'm "sure". There's only a few clear frames of part of it on screen, but it sure looks like a Leatherman Wave (the first version) to me.

    1) Proof of Life was a 2000 film, depicting events at that current time (as evidenced by the Thames cruise), which would have been the right timeframe for the LM Wave (first released in 1998, and was the first and ONLY tool at that time that allowed knife deployment without opening the pliers).

    2) Note (in the screenshot) that Russell Crowe is doing his creep preparing to do a stronghand forehand draw cut, therefore the cutting edge of the sheepsfoot serrated blade is facing to his left (and extends from the left half of the Leatherman Wave).

    [img width=640 height=268]http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/andrewsk8s/proofoflifeLMwave1.jpg[/img]

    It sure looks like a LM Wave to me. What specific Gerber model do you think it is?
     
  9. laurent

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    In 2004 Nicolas Boukhrief's Le convoyeur (a rather violent thriller about cash transporters, revenge and hold-upers), you can have a quick glance of a Spyderwrench that belong to Albert Dupontel (the main character).

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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347330/
     
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    Jeniffer Garner is using a small Leatherman, like the Fuse or so, in The Kingdom.

    Henrik
     
  11. DrSpeed

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    It's a Wave. Must be.
     
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    Lol I think that screen shot was taken by me a year ago. The next frame shows the pivot better, which clearly is the wave.

    http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,497.msg68670.html#msg68670
     
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    Burt Gummer - Leatherman
     
  14. BIG-TARGET

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    "Leatherman- now you're ready" :laugh:
     
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    It's the Kick model
     
  16. ajacobs

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    The first mult-tool I ever saw in a movie was a pst in Jurasic park back in 92 or 93. I don't even remember if they ever used it but he had it on his belt.
     
  17. El Verbo

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    My first lookee loo was on Speed. I remembering thinking that was the coolest thing EVER. And he used it to keep an elevator door open!
     
  18. Aaron SBT

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    In Season 5 of "24", J. Bauer orders a young Navy kid on a docked Russian sub to slit a badguy's throat, the kid says "uh, I have a utility tool, it has a blade on it" when Bauer asks if the kid has a weaon. The kid ends up creeping up on the bad guy and after a brief struggle he plunges the blade into the dude's adam's apple and wrestles him to the ground. It looks like a Wave, but it could be anything. I think that's the most graphic use of an MT I've seen, especially on network tv!