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Guncrazy -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Matthew Bright (written by)
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Release Date:
9 September 1993 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love made them crazy. Guns made them outlaws.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Drew Barrymore ... Anita Minteer
Robert Greenberg ... Mr. Sheets
Rodney Harvey ... Tom

Jeremy Davies ... Bill
Dan Eisenstein ... Chuck

Joe Dallesandro ... Rooney
Willow Tipton ... School Girl

James Le Gros ... Howard (as James LeGros)

Ione Skye ... Joy

James Oseland ... Sally
Thomas E. Weyer ... Guard

Billy Drago ... Hank Fulton
Tom Smith-Alden ... Parole Officer #1

James Wheaton ... Parole Officer #2
Gerald Lynn Walker ... Parole Officer #3
Ida Lee ... Parishioner
Lawrence Steven Meyers ... Crazy Larry
Herb Weld ... Clyde
Lee Mary Weilnau ... Susan

Michael Ironside ... Mr. Kincaid
Dick Warlock ... Sheriff
Neal Jano ... Patient

Jaid Barrymore ... Woman with Dog

Tracey Walter ... Elton (as Tracy Walter)
Roger Jackson ... Joe
Sally Norvell ... Waitress

Paul Janossy ... Man at Mall
Billy Bates ... Officer at Fountain
Zane W. Levitt ... Ed Hopper

Leo Lee ... Soda Pop
Rowena Guinness ... Ruby the Prostitute
Harrison Young ... Howard's Dad
Diane Firestone ... News Reporter

Michael Franco ... Officer Frank
Ray Bickel ... Officer with Bullhorn (as Ray Bickle)
Damon Jones ... Damian (as Damon R. Jones)
Diamond ... Schlitzy the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William L. Nagle ... Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Tamra Davis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Matthew Bright (written by)

Produced by
Diane Firestone .... producer
Zane W. Levitt .... producer
Alison Stone .... associate producer
Mark Yellen .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Tomney 
 
Cinematography by
Lisa Rinzler 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
 
Casting by
Tolley Casparis 
Kim Davis-Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Abbie Lee Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Constant 
 
Set Decoration by
Rafael Tapia 
 
Costume Design by
Merrie Lawson 
 
Makeup Department
Lori Jean Swanson .... key hair stylist
Lori Jean Swanson .... key makeup artist
Randy Westgate .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Mark Yellen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
BJ Davis .... second unit director
Lynette Goto .... second assistant director
Bob Kay .... second assistant director
Julia A.F. Kovisars .... second assistant director
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rob Shepps .... set dresser
Dennis Sugasawara .... property master
Leora Tobias .... production designer: reshoots
 
Sound Department
Tom Amelotte .... adr editor
Tom Amelotte .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Barnett .... foley mixer
Todd Herman .... adr editor
Anthony Marc Liali .... boom operator
Sean Macias .... foley artist
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist
Daniel D. Monahan .... sound mixer
Bruce Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Ultra
Scott Smith .... dialogue editor
William Smith .... pre-dubbing mixer
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... ultra stereo consultant
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects designer
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects
Paul Hickerson .... special effects
Beverly McLeish .... special effects
 
Stunts
Billy Bates .... stunts
Ray Bickel .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator
Cole S. McKay .... stunts
Don Pike .... stunts
Gary Pike .... stunts
Jon Conrad Pochron .... stunts
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Barker .... first assistant camera
Patrick Barry .... key grip
Rob Copeland .... cinematographer: second unit
Robert L. Ferguson .... best boy electric
Ted Hayash .... gaffer
Dan Hertzog .... camera intern
Paul Janossy .... second assistant camera
Kassa .... still photographer
Troy Smith .... Steadicam operator
Troy Smith .... cinematographer: second unit
H. Niels van Nood .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Andrea Curtis .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Muir .... apprentice editor
David Parmenter .... negative cutter
Theo Waddell .... first assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Music Department
Carol Sue Baker .... music supervisor
Xavier Du Bois .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Peter Sebring .... transportation coordinator (as Pete 'The Heat' Sebring)
 
Other crew
Gina Brockett .... snake wrangler
Jim Brockett .... snake wrangler
Deanna Esmaeel .... animal trainer
David Halver .... making-of documentary
Marie Lamotte .... script supervisor
Liz McDermott .... production executive
Nikki Palmer .... publicist
Greg Richards .... key production assistant
Scott Rosencrans .... location manager
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Linda Warrilow .... production coordinator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and for language
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Clerks. (1994)See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Pen pal from Chino, 16 May 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

We thought this film was a remake of the much better film noir of the same title, or as it's known in this forum, "Deadly is the Female", a 1949 Joseph Lewis' film with a screen play by MacKinlay Kantor. But no, this is another film altogether using the same title as the other one. As directed by Tamra Davis, with the screen treatment by Matthew Bright, this is a film that tries to deliver, but in the end, it's predictable, as we know the mistakes of the couple at the center of the story would work against them.

Anita Minteer seems to be a loner. We watch her in school, where she is not a popular girl in any shape, or form. Some of the pot heads from her school take her for a ride in which two end up having sex with her. Anita has been left to fend for herself by her absent mother, who has gone to Fresno to make some money and ultimately have Anita come live with her. Anita is being sexually abused by her mother's good for nothing boyfriend. The girl loves to learn how to use guns, and Rooney, who wants to keeps her, complies. A sad mistake! Her love for guns will ultimately be her downfall and that of the only person that really loved her.

At school, Anita, and her class, have been asked to find a pen pal, as part of a project. She finds one, but unfortunately, Howard, who writes to her, is in jail. Anita finds a kind garage owner, who is also the head of a weird congregation, to vouch for Howard, who is paroled and comes to work in the town. Howard, is a man who has had no luck, either with women, or in anything else. It's sort of inevitable Anita and Howard fall in love and are married by the minister. Fate is against this duo; in a series of events, Howard will go back to his old ways when forced to do so. We realize there's no way out for this doomed man, or for Anita.

The film doesn't disappoint thanks to the charismatic Drew Barrymore playing Anita. This is a girl too wise for her own good. James Legros, is as always, an interesting actor to watch. His take on Howard, is right. In supporting roles, Joe Dallesandro plays Anita mother's boyfriend, a creep that takes advantage of the situation. Michael Ironside is also seen as Howard's parole officer and Ione Skye plays his daughter, Anita's rebellious friend.

Tamra Davis directs with an eye for detail. This film will not disappoint to crime film fans.

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