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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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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
(in alphabetical order)
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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really, really promising story. really, really bad movie, 10 November 2006
Author: superfastcarl from United States

If one considers acting merit, production values and directing....this movie is disappointing. Lighting and cinematography remind me of hastily taped soap operas or a teeny-bopper drama series on MTV. Pretty cheesy overall. If one considers that extreme portrayal of the characters in this movie, it's worse than any hyped, unrealistic action movie that portrays unrealistic violence. This movie is the polar opposite of American Gun, which is an extremely well done, even-handed film that shows the gray area around gun issues and the wide spectrum of people associated with guns and how violence and guns affect people's lives--without being judgmental. Instead of an intelligent discussion on gun issues, this film shows every stereotype of gangbangers, wacko cops and gun nuts. An extremely inaccurate portrayal of gun issues. I disagree with another viewer's comments here in IMDb that this movie is not slanted in it's views. Perhaps there is no overt bias, but by being inaccurate or relying on stereotypes, in effect, makes the viewpoint slanted and inaccurate. During one scene, the main character doesn't even perform the federally mandated instant background check required for all firearm purchases in all states. It simply shows him handing over firearms for cash over the counter to gangbangers. This just doesn't happen in a legal setting in this day and age. This movie is a disservice to any intelligent discussion about gun issues. And I'm a lefty liberal saying that! Guns and violence are extremely complex issues that are almost impossible to portray with both accuracy and fairness..however, this film doesn't even make an attempt to explore them with any depth for the sake of it's own contrived plot. Too bad. Sounded like an interesting movie from the plot summary on the back of the DVD cover. Watch Americn Gun instead if you want to get even an inkling of the complexities of gun ownership in America...and make up your own mind.

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