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Year of the Gun (1991)

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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »

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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who photographed then in action and discover the mafia net is at all levels. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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brigade | journalist | 1970s | italy | politics | See more »

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Rated R for violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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$1,182,273 (USA)
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The name of the fictional novel that David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) wrote was "Year of the Gun" - the same as the film's title. See more »

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an underrated 90' political thriller
29 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

this may not be john frankenhiemers best work but is not one to overlook. i feel at the time of its release andrew mccarthy career was already over and although he does a fare job of it he did not help it's release and sharon stone was not yet a house hold name.plus Italian politics of the 70's doesn't really sound that inviting.

however this little film is exiting,intriguing and well plotted. you feel for andrews plight and you feel lost in a world you don't really understand just like andrew. weather intentionally or not it works for me i don't it want all laid out. the actions of the red brigade are not answered just like the news we watch every night. john frankenhiemer made the best of a hard subject and the last third of the movie is very tense. with a good twist and a message that has not dated.

also the DVD quality is very good but where are the subtitles and how about some extras, the deleted scene is odd to say the least. if your a sharon stone fan its a must one of her better early performances.


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