MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,505 this week

American Gun (2005)

 -  Drama  -  22 March 2006 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 2,655 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 29 user | 27 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1111 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "American Gun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: American Gun (2005)

American Gun (2005) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Gun.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nine Lives (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Director: Rodrigo García
Stars: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close
Solstice II (2008)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.

Director: Daniel Myrick
Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Shawn Ashmore, Hilarie Burton
American Gun (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Alan Jacobs
Stars: James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Barbara Bain
Boogie Woogie (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

Director: Duncan Ward
Stars: Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As an adolescent girl struggles to find identity in a small town in 1979, echoes of a missing girl and a student uprising in Iran reverberate throughout the night.

Director: Andrea Janakas
Stars: Annie Quinn, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Howard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury
Man of God (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stars Peter Weller, Nikki Reed & Jason Behr

Director: Jefery Levy
Stars: Graham Beckel, Jason Behr, James C. Burns
Ripple Effect (2007)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Fashion designer Amer Atrash, perpetually on the verge of success, is undergoing a personal crisis in both his marriage and his business. Attributing his misfortune to bad karma from a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Caland
Stars: Philippe Caland, Forest Whitaker, Virginia Madsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.

Director: Mark Webber
Stars: Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, Shannyn Sossamon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Asks the question, Is it really possible to relate to ones parents and siblings after being replaced by the family dog? . . . Perhaps as friends - weird friends?

Director: Zackary Adler
Stars: Shawn Hatosy, DJ Qualls, Tom Bower
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

As an adolescent girl struggles to find identity in a small town in 1979, echoes of a missing girl and a student uprising in Iran reverberate throughout the night.

Director: Andrea Janakas
Stars: Annie Quinn, Amanda Seyfried
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Stephen Campbell Moore, Freddie Stevenson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Janet Huttenson
...
Carter
...
Carl Wilk
...
Sandra Cohen
...
Marcus
...
Producer
...
David Huttenson
...
...
Tally
...
Security Guard
...
Frank
...
Earl
...
Reggie
...
Felicia
...
Mary Ann Wilk
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One nation under fire.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pesadelo Americano  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,030 (USA) (26 May 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While shooting scenes with Forest Whitaker and 'Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon' in an LA neighborhood, the arrival of Britney Spears halted production. She was visiting a friend in the house next door, trailed by several shouting paparazzi photographers. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in which David fights with his mother about moving his brother's bed, when David leaves the bedroom the back of his shirt is spotty with sweat. When he leaves the house a few moments later, his shirt is dry. See more »

Connections

References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect Me
Written by: The Colored Orphans and Shannone Holt
Performed by: Shannone Holt
Courtesy of: True York Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
school shooting 3
25 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

let's see we've had bang bang you're dead,, elephant,, and now American Gun.. the best performance i thought in this one was of the Principal,, Forest whitaker,, he did a great job.. Marcia Gay Harden did pretty well to i might add,, Nikki Reed plays yet another girl that teases,, except this time she's not as trashy as usual. Donald Sutherland plays the gun shop owner.. this is a tale of 4 different , or maybe 5 different people's point's of view,, it's a complicated web,, sometimes very hard to follow,, i mean yeah you can put 2 and 2 together in this one,, but in order to do that you gotta figure out the timeline of when the events actually occurred.. quentin Tarantino would be proud of all of the scene jumbling in this one. basically you got a school shooting that has apparently already happened,, a principal trying to stop the violence in school,, a smart kid who feels the need to hide a gun on school property.. a mother who is ostracized for not knowing that her son was capable of wiping out students and teachers. a cop who arrived to late to save anyone,, a gun shop owner, who apparently sold the kid the gun,, or maybe his parents,, it was never really explained in the movie.. you got the brother of the shooter, who falls for this little tease... nikki reed, you got neighbors outraged that the mother and the other boy still live in the neighborhood,, fascinating film,,,


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just dropped by to watch the gun nuts freak out. man-man-dot-org
If you are against guns, read this ggr2003
Any Pro-Gun Types Like This Movie? edcopp
'A gun in a home is more likely to kill a family member...' humorousnickname
How much is Amanda seyfried from mean girls in this movie? take_exit3
Chris Marquette!!! sardem92
Discuss American Gun (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?