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Gunshy (1998)

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A washed-up writer is befriended by an Atlantic City enforcer. He falls in love with the enforcer's girlfriend, and the three lives become increasingly intertwined.

Director:

Jeff Celentano

Writer:

Larry Gross
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Vicente ... Commando Leader
R. Lee Ermey ... Jerry
William Petersen ... Jake Bridges
Jodi Verdu Jodi Verdu ... Tina
Christopher Wiehl ... Tim
Michael L. Kavanagh Michael L. Kavanagh ... Bartender
Musetta Vander ... Grace
Meat Loaf ... Lew Collins
Jennie Vaughn Jennie Vaughn ... Betty
Michael Wincott ... Frankie McGregor
Diane Lane ... Melissa
Jim Hodge Jim Hodge ... Bartender ('Erin Bar') (as Jim B. Hodge)
Badja Djola ... Abel
Jesse Dabson ... Bernard
Michael Byrne ... Lange
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Storyline

When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's girlfriend Melissa. Jake soon also joins Frankie in his money-collecting duties. Written by Anonymous

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Cold-blooded killers.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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[first lines]
Jake Bridges: [narrating] I always wanted to be close to dangerous guys. Even wanted to be a dangerous guy. Truth is, didn't know what I wanted.
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a love story... served with grit.
24 June 2013 | by fpsanchez3See all my reviews

A different love story... but a real love story. Hooray for Frankie (Michael Wincott), Melissa (Diane Lane) and Jake (William Petersen). The film may seem dated at the beginning, but follow the story and you'll be surprised, and pleased. The editing is clearly 1998; if it were shot and edited today, it would probably be smoother, and a bit more coherent. There are pieces of the soundtrack that are very pleasing, but mostly too 90's in style. The movie probably would be a terrific re-make; a perfect Ryan Gosling thing; greater style and chemistry... so Ryan Gosling as Frankie, yes - Jennifer Lawrence as Melissa, and Chris O'Donnell or Jake Gyllenhaal as Jake Bridges. Any producers out there???


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Periscope Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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