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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | June 1997 (USA)
The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Metzler ... Richard / Rick Stone
Victor Love ... Bobby / The Black Chinaman
Kay Lenz ... Peep / Madge
Norma Maldonado ... Adele / Bunny
John Ritter ... Duncan / The Bartender
Andrea Thompson ... The Blonde / Jade Norfleet
Billy Bob Thornton ... Syd / Monk
Paul Parducci ... Bear / Petrovich
Paula Marshall ... Deborah / Girl In Photograph
Vann Johnson Vann Johnson ... The Singer
Time Winters ... Ed / Catalina Eddie
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Storyline

The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from inner\spiritual peace. Richard uses "object therapy" suggested by his lifelong pal (John Ritter)to project his consciousness into an alternative reality, where he becomes "Rick Stone" - a soft-hearted, tough acting, Private Dick (P.I.) It is here that he works through his existential fight to survive and transcend life. Written by DRory

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Believe nothing. Trust no one.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ase, auto ja blondi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes

Jade: How can I hold anything against you when you hold me against you?
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Soundtracks

The Dead March
from "Saul"
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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Notes:1st viewing good fodder. DVD worth the $10.00
28 June 2004 | by LesWinterburnSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining combination of "real life drama" and a superb comic book detective story woven together by the fervent imagination of a man suffering acute pain from his terminal cancer. Turning his mind to these thoughts takes him away from personal pain and transmits it to the character in his fabulously standard format PI Show. Made up from the real events in his own life inserting the actual people who surround him in real life into the roles of the characters in his make-believe life that he escapes to. This world of fantasy is black and white. A dying man seeing absolutes.

As for the movie itself I thought some acting could have been better in the real world parts as opposed to the make-believe world which was meant to be cheesy. But it wasn't bad enough to spoil a good entertaining show that you wouldn't be worried about putting on to watch with your gran and I can't recall any swearing either. So there probably wasn't a lot. Must watch it again one day soon.


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