Re: RARA-AVIS: mel and payback

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 07 Jun 2002

> Miker,
> Re your question below:
> > is [PAYBCK]the movie that started the trend of
> everybody
> > holding
> > their gun sideways?
> Actually that is, or was, a real-life "gangbanger"
> thing that movies and TV picked up on. I'd seen it in
> a few TV shows (i.e. NEW YORK UNDERCOVER) some time
> before it was used in PAYBACK.

First time I ever noticed it was while shooting an episode of the tv series REASONABLE DOUBTS. Guest star Terence Knox used the sideways grip when he shot and killed (surprise!) series regular Nancy Everhart. This was in 1992.

Jim Beaver

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