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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  June 1997 (USA)
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The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from ... See full summary »

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Richard / Rick Stone
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Bobby / The Black Chinaman
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Peep / Madge
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Adele / Bunny
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Duncan / The Bartender
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The Blonde / Jade Norfleet
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Syd / Monk
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Bear / Petrovich
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Deborah / Girl In Photograph
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Ed / Catalina Eddie
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The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from inner\spiritual peace. Richard uses "object therapy" suggested by his lifelong pal (John Ritter)to project his consciousness into an alternative reality, where he becomes "Rick Stone" - a soft-hearted, tough acting, Private Dick (P.I.) It is here that he works through his existential fight to survive and transcend life. Written by DRory

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Believe nothing. Trust no one.

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Drama | Thriller

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Also Known As:

Ase, auto ja blondi  »

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Richard: [voiceover] You'd think there oughta be a legal limit on the length of legs. You'd think the Gam Squad oughta drop the hook on Mrs. Norfleet and toss her into the cooler and throw away the key.
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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
Original Title Song by Frank Palmieri
Music & Lyrics by Frank Palmieri
Performed by Vann Johnson
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A movie that makes you feel good without being schlocky
12 November 1998 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

i gave this movie an 8 out of 10 rating, but now that i think about it, it deserves at least a nine. it is one of those movies that, once it's over, you're not quite sure what you think about it. and then, about 10 minutes later, you realize it's really, really good.

aside from thornton and ritter, the cast is fairly low-profile, but there's no lack of talent here. as for the script, the film is a well-written homage to poorly-written film noir private dick movies from the 30s & 40s, but at the same time does not detract from its (the movie's) main plot.

and, in the tradition of poorly-written film noir private dick movies, it has some lines that are so bad they're good, like

"How can I hold anything against you when you hold me against you?"

basically, if you want to feel good without that cheesy disney aftertaste, rent this movie.


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