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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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Commendable debut effort., 13 March 2002
Author: filmstudentalpha from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Dean Lincoln Hyers' feature-length directorial debut, "Bill's Gun Shop," is not without its share of weaknesses, like most directors' first films. For instance, those who enjoy open-ended narratives may still find themselves puzzled or unfulfilled by the numerous loose ends left hanging by the end of the film (written by independent legend Rob Nilsson). There are also a few last-minute additions to the cast of characters that are a bit jarring so late in the narrative. However, "Bill's Gun Shop" is a confident, well-made first feature that hints at the promising future of its director, Hyers.

Certainly the film's best qualities can be attributed, in no small part, to the established and respectable (if not quite yet A-list) cast and crew assembled for the project. Veteran character actors such as Tom Bower ("Pollock"), John Ashton ("Beverly Hills Cop"), and Victor Rivers ("The Mask of Zorro") bring powerful performances into the cast of mostly unknowns. Mickey Freeman's high-definition DV cinematography does much to add to the gritty atmosphere of many of the scenes. And Lee Percy ("Boys Don't Cry") lends his editing style to the film (along with first-timer Eric Goldstein), creating an effectively fractured sense of time, which works well in expressing the internal turmoil facing Dillon, the main character.

The overall strong performances and respectable production values of "Bill's Gun Shop" are indicative of Hyers' ability as a director to bring together a highly competent pool of talent and make the most of each person's contributions (even more commendable considering this was an independent production). As was stated earlier, Hyers shows great potential as a filmmaker and is someone to keep an eye on. Here's wishing him much success!

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