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A trashy teen murders her sexually abusive step-father, then helps get her reformed prison pen-pal released on good behavior so that she can re-corrupt him.

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Robert Greenberg ...
Mr. Sheets
Rodney Harvey ...
Tom
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Bill
Dan Eisenstein ...
Chuck
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Rooney
Willow Tipton ...
School Girl
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Howard (as James LeGros)
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Joy
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Sally
Thomas E. Weyer ...
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Tom Smith-Alden ...
Parole Officer #1
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Parole Officer #2
Gerald Lynn Walker ...
Parole Officer #3
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Anita is a high-school girl who frequently allows random boys and men to have sex with her, and is frequently raped by her absentee mother's boyfriend. As part of a school assignment Anita takes up correspondence with a lonely young prison inmate, whose letters stir up dormant desires for violence and guns. After buying herself a firearm, Anita convinces her mother's boyfriend to teach her how to use it, and, after he rapes her again, shoots him to death and hides the body. She then sets about getting her new "boyfriend" out of jail and to her, where she slowly drags him with her on her downward spiral of sex, violence, and murder for the sake of murder. Written by JoJo

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Love made them crazy. Guns made them outlaws.


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

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9 September 1993 (Australia)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$114,516 (USA)
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The gun Anita gives Howard is an M1911 Colt, or one of a million 1911 "clones" using the same design. She claims that it is a 9mm. While there are 9mm versions of this gun commercially available (the Star Model BM, for example), it is most commonly found in .45 ACP or .38 Super. See more »

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT
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Written by Sonic Youth
Published by Savage Conquest Music, Ltd.
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Excellent early film!
29 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Long before Oliver Stone's 'Natural Born Killers', 'Guncrazy" explored the emotions of two young people caught up in a whirlpool of sex and violence they were hard-pressed to control.

Joe Dellasandro was in Andy Warhol's 'Dracula' and was physically attractive at that time. "Time wounds all heels!". Two bullets take care of him.

It's one of the few films that features Billy Drago where he's depicted as a "nice person". He's one of my favorite villains! Check out his filmography.

If you like 'Guncrazy', you will probably also like 'Badlands', an early Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates crime drama.

Enjoy!


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