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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
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Giovanni
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Pierre Bernier
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Round Faced Man
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Pietro Bontempo ...
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Lucio
Thomas Elliot ...
Marco
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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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Rated R for violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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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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Rather tedious below-par thriller
29 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why are movies released that have several of the possibly more suspenseful and/or informative scenes in a foreign language and unsubtitled? It's so easy to make subtitles. This is incomprehensible. I find the same thing in Killing Zoe as here.

That's a side issue. This isn't a terrible movie but it's not very good either. It just proceeds along its way without ever developing much tension or interest. Despite the possibilities, it comes across mundane. The problems trace back to story, script, boring acting, and flaccid direction. It's a clumsy effort. Sharon Stone actually uplifts the movie, and that's the last thing I expected! The lead actor, Andrew McCarthy, should have been accorded a more intelligent role. He looked and sounded like Charlie Sheen, but with much less charisma.

An American journalist secretly writing a novel about the violent Red Brigades happens to have not one, but two, close friends who are involved with them. This he does not know. Eventually the word gets out and his life and that of a photographer (Sharon Stone) are imperilled.

Those who like European political thrillers will want this for completeness, but it's well below the good ones.


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