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A Gun in the House (1981)

Emily Cates is left at home alone when a stranger breaks in and holds her hostage.

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Emily Cates
David Ackroyd ...
Joe Cates
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Det. Frank Campbell
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Matt Grine
Frank Koppala ...
Henry Galsworthy
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Roy Grutman
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Marcie Clark
Melissa Francis ...
Diana Cates (as Missy Francis)
Valorie Armstrong ...
Phyllis Thatcher
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Peter Schechter
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Tompall Shockley
Matthew Faison ...
Paul Clark
Laurence Haddon ...
Hal
Julianna McCarthy ...
Thelma Grine
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Emily Cates is left at home alone when a stranger breaks in and holds her hostage.

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She was a pretty wife. A loving mother. A perfect victim. But now her fear is turning to rage. Now she has... See more »

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11 February 1981 (USA)  »

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After Midnight  »

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Great TV Movie, Sally Struthers has never been better!
30 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good argument against gun control. It's hard watching an actress we grew up with (Sally Struthers) being humiliated by home invaders. Sally should have won an emmy for her performance in this flick. She goes through all the emotions as she is arrested for shooting one of the scumbags who breaks into her house. This movie proves that most District Attorney's have their head up their @#$ !!!

The ending does provide some satisfaction, I won't elaborate on details, just sit back and watch and enjoy old time entertainment that doesn't rely on computer-generated action, just plain ole' good acting.


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