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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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Cast

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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

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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Written by: The Colored Orphans and Shannone Holt
Performed by: Shannone Holt
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Ended too soon
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the first time I heard about the movie, I've been waiting to see it. I finally saw it earlier tonight after begging my mother to order the movie on DEMAND. Like my title implies, the film ended too soon. I knew beforehand that it was only 95 minutes, but that's way different than actually watching it.

The characters - no matter how awful or sweet - somehow makes you love them in one way or another. You can't help but me sympathetic to each situation, because every character has something to offer. You will walk away learning something, no doubt.

To the ones who say they're tired of intertwining stories or whatever, this is one of the best films you could ever hope to witness with your own two eyes.

This movie is a true tale. I live like these characters almost everyday and I know people like that. So please give it a chance before you rag. I promise you won't regret it.


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