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Gun Shy (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  4 February 2000 (USA)
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An undercover DEA agent brings down the Mafia.

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An undercover DEA agent almost gets killed, and to continue with his mission he needs to attend group therapy. Written by Anders Kristensen, Scanbox Entertainment <andersk@scanbox.dk>

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They've been hit before, but never in the heart. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for violence, language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Ein Herz & eine Kanone  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$703,109 (USA) (4 February 2000)

Gross:

$1,631,839 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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When Charles 'Charlie' Mayeaux is smoking a cigarette he puffs and exhales as if he drew smoke in, yet the cigarette isn't lit and when he exhaled, no smoke either. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Helvenshaw: So how are you doing?
Charlie: I tell you Dexter, not too good. In fact I'm on my way to the top floor now just to throw myself off.
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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Written & Performed by Rhys Fulber
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" Fear is the other's guy's problem, . . Unfortunately, I'm the other guy! "
14 March 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Liam Neeson was once a truck driver for a beer company, whether or not he was any good is a matter of conjecture. Fortunately, for movie audiences around the world, his talent for acting on the big screen has superseded and today he is known as one of the finest thespians in show business. Take this film for instance, it's called " Gun Shy. " In this story, he plays Charles 'Charlie' Mayeaux (pronounced - MAYO) a field operative working for the D.E.A. His job is to take on the big drug cartels and put them out of business. However, a bad experience in his last encounter with the drug lords, got him so shook up, it left him with a confidence problem, which has created a noticeable fear of death. So much so, he has begun seeing a therapist. In the meantime, his job continues and he must go undercover to confront the Columbia drug cartel and the America mafia, which could get him killed. Oliver Platt, is a gangster with anger management issues, José Zúñiga and Michael DeLorenzo play Columbian operatives out for the big score or big hit, whichever comes first. If that were not enough, Charlie must also attend Group therapy with Richard Schiff and other problem oriented patients. Mitch Pileggi, interestingly plays Dexter Helvenshaw a corrupt agent. Although there are several parts of the film which exercise Neeson's great gifts for interaction, most of the movie scenes are hampered with too many issues and little cohesion and this makes for awkward moments. Still, it's a good and interesting film and one which makes for entertainment and isn't that what movie making is all about? ***


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