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When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's girlfriend Melissa. Jake soon also joins Frankie in his money-collecting duties. Written by
Ably directed by Jeff Calentano, and with a well judged script by veteran writer Larry Gross this is one low budgeter than delivers far better than expected.
However where Gunshy impresses most is in it's performances, with William Petersen, Diane Lane and especially Michael Byrne all very good in their roles, and an excellent turn by the under rated Michael Wincott. Eric Schaeffer and Kevin Gage are both pretty good in support, while the rest of the cast is solidly fleshed out by the likes of Badja Djola, Meat Loaf, Musetta Vander and (in little more than a cameo) R. Lee Ermey.
While not original by any means, 'Gunshy' still manages to be an entertaining, well structured thriller that delivers the goods far better than most of it's low budget brethren, due in no small part to a batch of very good performances and solid writing and direction, and as such is well worth catching.
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