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American Gun (2005)

R | | 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 (as Chris Warren Jr.)
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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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,,,


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