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American Gun (2005)

 -  Drama  -  22 March 2006 (USA)
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Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

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Janet Huttenson
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Carter
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Carl Wilk
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Sandra Cohen
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Marcus
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David Huttenson
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Tally
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Frank
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Earl
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Reggie
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Felicia
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Mary Ann Wilk
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A series of interwoven story lines brings to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape every day lives. A gun shop owner, an ace student, a single mother, and a school principal are among those profoundly affected. Written by Unit Publicist

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One nation under fire.

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Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
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22 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Pesadelo Americano  »

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$9,355 (USA) (24 March 2006)

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$24,030 (USA) (26 May 2006)
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The central idea for the film came from an article in the L.A. Times. In addition, the writers were influenced by a friend, who related stories about how students from a Chicago school district brought guns to school, not to use them inside, but because of the dangerous neighborhoods they live in or walk through every day. See more »

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When Carter grabs Jay as he is putting his gun behind the grate, Jay is wearing a toque and heavy jacket. In the next scene when he is being dragged down the hall, Jay isn't wearing the jacket or the hat. See more »

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References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

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Respect Me
Written by: The Colored Orphans and Shannone Holt
Performed by: Shannone Holt
Courtesy of: True York Entertainment
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Great film contrary to the other opinion
28 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That was a very harsh review above. I saw the other films he spoke of, and I thought this was MUCH better. Elephant was nowhere near as good as this film, sorry.

You can't compare this film with one of Michael Moore's documentaries. We have suffered more than one senseless shooting, and I personally think we could use a few more films about it. We need to raise awareness and learn how to love.

This movie is a very real way to look at love. I personally think the reality of these situations was portrayed beautifully.

I agree, the violence was tragic, but it happens. However, I don't see how you could be so disappointed, given the subject matter.

Yeah, this movie is up there with Crash, if you ask me. :( Wake up America...


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