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The Gun (1974)

The "life" of a handgun is followed from its manufacture to its ultimate fate, and shows the effects the weapon has on its various owners.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Jay Benson (story), Richard Levinson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Art Hilliard
Jean Le Bouvier Jean Le Bouvier ... Fran
Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney ... Howie
David Huffman ... Wayne
Pepe Serna ... Natcho
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Gloria
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Señor Peralta
Valentin de Vargas ... Frank (as Val DeVargas)
Ramon Bieri ... Walt Kelsy
Michael McGuire ... Wilke
Ron Thompson ... Tom
John Sylvester White ... Braverman
Richard Bright ... Gil Strauss
Mariclare Costello ... Beryl Strauss
Randy Gray Randy Gray ... Kenny
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The "life" of a handgun is followed from its manufacture to its ultimate fate, and shows the effects the weapon has on its various owners.

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It changes the lives of all who use it. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calibre 38 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In a number of shots, the Smith and Wesson revolver used in this film is replaced with a fake prop gun that has a longer barrel and a differently shaped front sight. See more »

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Spun-off from Flesh and Fantasy (1943) See more »

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Some might find it preachy and anti-gun....so be forewarned.
16 March 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I own a few guns, so you would think I might not be a fan of "The Gun" because it has a message that seems to be anti-gun. Michael Karol in "The ABC Movie of the Week Companion" said that "the NRA wouldn't like this movie"...well, maybe. I took the message to be NOT guns are evil but stupid people should never, ever own a gun...and the many folks who come to possess this gun are a real smorgasbord of stupidity!! First, you have people who buy a gun but aren't trained and are afraid of it. Selling it back to a store wasn't a bad idea...but then the gun is illegally sold to a maniac and the gun gets passes on and on...even in one case a total idiot throws it and the bullets into a dumpster to get rid of it!!! Crazy.

I didn't find the film unfair or preachy and it was well acted and constructed. Plus, several times people COULD have been killed but time and time again something intervened..at least in most cases. Fair and worth seeing....just understand if you get easily offended by things that seem anti-gun OR you want the film to be very clear and intense in its condemning of guns, you will be sorely disappointed.


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