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American Gun (2002)

R | | Drama | 13 June 2002 (USA)
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When his daughter is shot just before Christmas, Martin Tillman journeys across the U.S. using the gun's serial number to track down the truth behind Penny's killing.

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Penny Tillman
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Mia
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Niesha Trout ...
Young Anne
Jesse Pennington ...
Jason Winther ...
Mike
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McNee
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Jasmine
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Theodore Huntley
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J.B. (as Walter Emauel Jones)
Andrea C. Pearson ...
Jewel
Anthony Harrell ...
Kyle
Toby Smith ...
Valerie
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A father who embarks on a nationwide journey to trace the line of ownership of the gun that killed his daughter. Starting with the gun factory, Martin travels to gun stores, trade shows, and individuals, also searching for his runaway granddaughter. Written by Conrad Gangone

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Amerikai pisztoly  »

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Paula O'Hara (Jasmine) was the real-life wife of 'James Coburn' (Martin Tillman). See more »

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While Coburn is reading the newspaper obituary of the gun maker's daughter at the American Gun factory, the date is shown as Thursday, March 18, 1988. However, 18 March 1988, actually fell on a Friday, not on a Thursday. See more »

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Young Martin: [narration] The first gun I ever held belonged to my grandfather. Grandpa said he fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill. But we never really believed him. Whatever it was he did there in Cuba, one thing is for sure, he brought home a service revolver. It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw.
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American Gun End Credits
Music by Anthony Marinelli
Lyrics by William Blake (from the poem "The Lamb")
Performed by the Piedmont Boys Choir
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Does anyone get this movie?
17 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Not only is the movie disjointed but the time line does not work either. Coburn's character is a WWII veteran and the film shows him as a young man with his daughter on a swing. The latest that could have occurred is in the early 50's but in the movie he states that his daughter graduated high school in 1983. As well, there is no way he could have traced the gun through the numerous gun shows and street sellers. I still don't get the plot either. Did the mugger shoot his daughter in the parking lot or did he shoot her in his house? Is the house shooting a metaphor for how responsible he feels? If he is the one who shot her, why didn't the police investigate him? Not a good movie.


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