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Gunshy (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Jake / Journalist
Michael Wincott ... Frankie / Mobster
Diane Lane ... Melissa / Nurse / Frankie's girlfriend
Kevin Gage ... Ward
Michael Byrne ... Lange
R. Lee Ermey ... Jerry
Meat Loaf ... Lew Collins
Musetta Vander ... Grace / Waitress
John Fleck ... Willis
Badja Djola ... Abel
Benjamin Lum Benjamin Lum ... Kwai
Natalie Canerday ... Jan
Eric Schaeffer ... Gwynne
Al Vicente ... Commando Leader
Jodi Verdu Jodi Verdu ... Tina
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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.

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Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Et ord er et ord See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Periscope Pictures See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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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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Not original by a long shot, but well-made nontheless
20 October 1998 | by Leechboy-2See all my reviews

Okay, it's one of the oldest plot lines in the gangster film genre, but if done well, the "man infiltrates vicious gang and finds himself loyal to the friend who got him in.". The cast is good, William Peterson has the downtrodden man character down pat these days, Diane Lane is serviceable, but the real surprises come by the way of Micheal Wincott finally playing a sympathetic almost good-guy, and Eric Schaeffer for the first time in his life not being annoying on screen as the creepy hitman. Good dialogue, an abscence of bad acting, and dark look that hides its low budget origins. Definitely worth picking up from the video shop.


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