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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 »

Connections

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

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Innovative
29 December 2002 | by Prof_LostiswitzSee all my reviews

The central character in this movie is a gun; the story deals with the various characters who possess it, and the bad ends they come to. I haven't seen it for almost 30 years, so I can't write a proper review; but it sticks out in my mind as a TV-movie of the better sort, i.e. where the low budget and tight schedule encourage innovation that might not be acceptable on a big-budget movie needing to offer a safe return on its investment.


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