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Guncrazy (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  9 September 1993 (Australia)
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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 ...
Guard
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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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$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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IRONHEAD
Performed by Helmet
Written by Page Hamilton
Published by Warner Tamerlane Corp./Ver Music/Headlift Music
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When it come to Bonnie and Clyde, these two are wannabes!
25 October 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

We all heard about the infamous duo of Bonnie and Clyde, in this movie Gun Crazy, the couple are a bunch of wannabes. Anita(Drew Barrymore) is a high school student who likes sex and guns. During a school assignment, she looks up in the paper ads, she contacts a a young man in prison. He is getting paroled, and he likes art. Anita lives in a trailer out in nowhere, where she does shooting practice with her steep-father who would rape her. So one day, she gets herself a gun and kills him while he's watching TV. The boyfriend, Howard(James Le Gros) and her get together, and the downward spiral begins. He kills the two young men who had sex with Anita, they robbed, tried to find the mother, and no luck. The duo tried their best to survive. Unlike Bonnie and Clyde, there was only one survivor, Anita. How's that? Unbelievable! This movie was rather cheap, tawdry, and nearly unpredictable. It needed a lot of improving, and more character to the story. I wanted more. 1.5 out of 5 stars!


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