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A job at Bill's Gun Shop, a permit to carry, and a chance to ride "shotgun" on a bounty-hunt seem like 23-year-old Dillon McCarthy's dream come true... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Jesse Abbott ... Hassan
Rith Afton ... Susan McCarthy

M. Cochise Anderson ... Shonto Carver
Albert Arnett Jr. ... Gang Member 7

John Ashton ... Bill Voight

Chaz Bernick ... Brewster

Tom Bower ... Tom
Ursula Bower ... Ester
Charlie Brower ... Young Dillon
Taylor Callender ... Gang Member 6

Scott Cooper ... Dillion McCarthy

Frank Crandell ... Hunter at the counter with Arine
James Craven ... Roy
Santino Craven ... Andel
Denise Du Maurier ... Grandma McCarthy
Paul Economon ... Newscaster
Michelle Francois ... Patricia McCarthy
Sage Galesi ... Arnie Broch
James Gaulke ... Investigating Cop 3
Todd Hanson ... Shooting Range Cop 2
Carolyn Hauck ... Marla Voight
Jody Ho ... Girl on Hood
Scott Holmes ... Gang Member 5 (as Mike Holmes)
Keith Jochim ... Speaker

James Keane ... Delbert

Jacy King ... Hillary (as Jacy Dumermuth)
Lola Lesheim ... Wanda Gomez
Kee Lockhart ... Tyrone
Michele Masera ... Bitch 2
Sheila Miles ... Diner Waitress
Barbara June Patterson ... Arnie's Mom
Dave Quimby ... Raymond Little Turtle
Kat Raphael ... Bitch 1
Joe Reyes ... Gang Member 4

Victor Rivers ... Rick
Brad Schwichtenberg ... Dillon's Neighbor
Ann Tait ... Outdoor Club Waitress
Kevin West ... Shooting Range Cop 1
Ulysses Zachary ... Mo

Diane Kelson ... Woman at Militia Meeting (uncredited)

Directed by
Dean Hyers 
 
Writing credits
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Dean Hyers 
Rob Nilsson 

Produced by
Tom Bower .... co-producer
Farrah Daghistani .... associate producer
Kim Hyers .... executive producer
Mike Koenigs .... executive producer
Ann Luster .... producer
Rob Nilsson .... co-producer
John Stout .... executive producer
Mike Tabor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Himmelman 
Chan Poling 
 
Cinematography by
Mickey Freeman 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Goldstein 
Lee Percy 
 
Casting by
Curt Akerlind 
 
Art Direction by
Amanda O'Neil 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Gilstead 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Fiscus 
 
Makeup Department
Dina Dainty .... makeup day-player
Mary Jo Seidl .... makeup artist
Cara Sophia Tollefson .... assistant makeup artist (as Cara Tollefson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Halls .... first assistant director
Susan Ransom .... second assistant director
Susan Ransom-Coyle .... second assistant director
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lori K. Engels .... art department assistant
Chris Weglinski .... property master
 
Sound Department
Clayton Hughes .... boom operator
Al Nelson .... sound editor
John L. Sims Jr. .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Paul Murphy .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Clemence .... key grip
Ted Conniff .... video engineer
Dan Holman .... still photographer
Laura Holzschuh .... first assistant camera
Chris Malone .... electrician
Lucas Roman .... second assistant camera
Joseph Slagerman .... gaffer (as Joe Slagerman)
Jeff Villars .... dolly grip
Wilson Webb .... best boy electric
Niel Williams .... best boy (as Neil Williams)
 
Casting Department
Brad Schwichtenberg .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Andy Awes .... additional editor
Shiela Miles .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Michael Anderson .... fight director
Kim Hyers .... accountant
Meighan McGuire .... production coordinator
Laurie Pyle .... set medic
Stuart Skrien .... location manager
Beth Smith .... script supervisor
Dawn Urich .... craft service
 

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Defies simple categorization, 22 July 2006
Author: PencilNeckedGeek from United States

I don't know why there are so many negative votes for this movie. It's an interesting exploration of gun issues without taking a particular side. Maybe because of that, it's upsetting people at one particular end of the political spectrum.

Being a movie fan, I found it terribly easy to identify with Dillon. He's a young man who has grown up fascinated by guns, movies and guns in movies, and now, fresh out of school, he takes his first stab at adulthood by getting close to that which he has studied all his life -- he takes a job at a gun store.

The job exposes him to things and people he's never experienced before: Bounty hunters, sexually aggressive women, NRA-enthusiasts. And as his world expands, his self-understanding becomes increasingly foggy. Finally, when he comes face to face with the threat of real violence, he is left only with his instincts and the gun that his job has required him to carry.

See this movie and be prepared to talk about it with your friends. This one isn't going to get out of your mind any time soon.

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