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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Raybourne
Italo Bianchi
Mattia Sbragia ...
Pierre Bernier
Round Faced Man
Woman Terrorist
Carla Cassola ...
Pietro Bontempo ...
2nd Man
Luigi Di Fiore ...
1st Terrorist
Roberto Posse ...
Thomas Elliot ...
Darren Modder ...
Joe Bob


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fegyver éve  »

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$1,182,273 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Debut American / Hollywood English-language film lensed by Italian cinematographer Blasco Giurato. See more »


(from "AIDA")
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra and Company
Copyright 1991 Countdown Music
Courtesy American Hero Music
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Despised film
17 September 2015 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

An intriguing film and despised. I do not understand why not give due weight to this film. Already I watched several times and every one of them I realize their best value. The story is very good, comes to political issues of an Italy relatively new, still very much alive in our memory. And the treatment of the film is very close to the reality of the facts. The cast works very competently. Sharon Stone is one of his good moments. Valeria Golino may have done their best work here and Andrew McCarthy surprised with his performance. The action scenes are well done, with some small mistakes, but perfectly acceptable in situations such as those portrayed in the film. In summary this is a great film, but you need to give a little more attention to it.

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