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A spokesperson for Baldwin described the incident as a misfire of a prop gun with blanks, which are used to imitate live ammunition.

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Actor Alec Baldwin, 63, shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48, in an “accident…involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” the producers of Rust said in a statement.

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Instead, it’s just another promising project sunk by Hollywood hubris, a mediocre misfire with a few good moments that never really had the chance at being more than that, but certainly could have been so much less.

The officer’s plan, however, appears to have been a misfire.

The misfire reminded us of journalism’s infamous 2018 “pivot,” in which news sites reassigned reporters en masse to manufacture ultra-short text-on-screen videos before brutally firing everyone.

The biggest misfire here, though, was the notion that anyone would believe that this dude looked at all like Prince Harry.

Feely also indicated that the TOW was reliable, citing he had never seen a misfire during his four-year enlistment.

But the crime comedy Man of the House, released in 2005, was a major misfire.

The latter film, directed by Nora Ephron, was a major misfire on all cylinders.

In the case of a misfire, don't open the bolt immediately, as it may be a hangfire.

The only thing which is unlikely is that the primer would be dented on the misfire?

It is a misfire, and the two men ride triumphantly on into the plains.

His ears strained for misfire of the engine, if it stopped he would be hurled to earth.

Clovis swore horribly under his breath; the miracle was an obvious misfire.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misfire, such as: backfire, fall flat, fizzle, flop, abort, and blunder.

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