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American Gun (2002)

R | | Drama | 13 June 2002 (USA)
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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13 June 2002 (USA)  »

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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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Well Worth Seeing
31 August 2003 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Sonoma Film Festival earlier this year and was pleasantly surprised. It was not what I was expecting.

James Coburn gave a tremendous performance and all the other actors were very good as well.

I was able to buy into what the film was selling, but I was not expecting the twist at the end. About ten minutes before the twist was revealed, I starting thinking this was the direction they were headed. I just sat there thinking "No, that can't be where they are taking this." It was difficult to see the ending and I felt disturbed by the movie for a while afterwards.

I recommended it to friends and think it is well worth seeing.


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