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Year of the Gun (1991)

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
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Lia
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Italo Bianchi
Mattia Sbragia ...
Giovanni
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Pierre Bernier
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Round Faced Man
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Woman Terrorist
Carla Cassola ...
Lena
Pietro Bontempo ...
2nd Man
Luigi Di Fiore ...
1st Terrorist
Roberto Posse ...
Lucio
Thomas Elliot ...
Marco
Darren Modder ...
Joe Bob
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Mattie
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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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In a city bathed in blood... who can you trust? See more »


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

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$1,182,273 (USA)
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The film was made and released about seven years after its source novel of the same name by Michael Mewshaw had been first published in 1984. The book was semi-autobiographical. Mewshaw is a former Newsweek correspondent. See more »


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DI PROVENZA EL MAR
(from "AIDA")
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra and Company
Copyright 1991 Countdown Music
Courtesy American Hero Music
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Suspenseful with a plot that twists like a wild cat.

The acting is solid and the film well directed except in one place: The photojournalist survives a hail of machine gun bullets by hiding behind a car while taking picture of a bank robbery. Normally this would be OK, except the parts of the car she is hiding behind are the windows!

The story is tight and very believable as it is set to the historical background of the capture and killing of Aldo Moro (Italy). The sequence of events is built on a series of coincidental events that demonstrate how you cannot trust anybody if you really want to keep a secret. The film also proves the saying ` if you play with fire you will get burned'.

Filmed on location in Italy, the street scenes and interiors add the authenticity of the film.

Secondarily, the film also explores the sexual weapon that women sometime use to achieve their own ends, and the unfaithfulness of men that succumb to it so easily. I gave this a 9.


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