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My New Gun (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  26 October 1992 (USA)
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Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes and important and transforming figure in their lives.

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Debbie Bender
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Skippy (as James LeGros)
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Gerald Bender
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Kimmy Hayes
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Irwin Bloom
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Myra
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Andrew
Suzzy Roche ...
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Chris
Patti Chambers ...
Janice Phee
Stephen Pearlman ...
Al Schlyen
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Desk Manager
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Maid at Ramada
Kent Gash ...
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Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes and important and transforming figure in their lives. Written by Jay Thomas <jthomas@pluto.njcc.com>

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A comedy about the American dream.

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Lives up to its potential - about half of it
17 August 2010 | by (Ladson, SC) – See all my reviews

This movie interested me since I first heard of it, which was a Siskel & Ebert review. Until Gerald Bender has to go to the hospital, the movie is really interesting. But after that point, not so much. It was still very watchable, indeed, but somehow the edge wasn't all there. The Stephen Collins character, I think, is what keeps the movie going. But when Diane Lane is now the lead, the movie is a bit slow. As for Skippy (played by James LeGros), this character is too subtle. The reasons for wanting his neighbors' gun are never clear. Is he secretly a murderer? Is he protecting somebody? As to whether this is something you're easily supposed to figure out, I have no idea. And as the movie gets closer to the end, it starts to make a lot less sense. And as for the ending (without spoiling too much), there is a gun involved, but what is the point of this scene? And I don't think the movie ends. It just stops.

**1/2 out of ****


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