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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

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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

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes

Richard: [voiceover] You think it looks kinda modest for the house of a nastily rich young widow. But you're just a low-rent flatfoot with whiskey breath and holes in his socks. What do you know about the rich?
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Soundtracks

A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
Original Title Song by Frank Palmieri
Music & Lyrics by Frank Palmieri
Performed by Vann Johnson
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If Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Nielson had a child/movie, it would be "A Gun, A Car, A Blonde."
5 January 2001 | by Carl CottonSee all my reviews

A recently paralyzed young man, Richard, is forced to face the indignity of having his greedy sister, Peep, and her sleazy boyfriend, Syd, try to take over his life and fortune. As a film noir fan, he escapes from the pain in his body and the indignities of his sister by creating a film noir world in his mind. In that world, he is detective Rick Stone out to save his beautiful blonde client from a murder plot conceived by her sister. All of the people in Richard's life play parts in his mind's movie. This is a delightful, tongue-in-cheek send up of all the hard-boiled detective movies you've ever seen. Great fun!


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