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American Gun (2005)

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

Director:

Aric Avelino
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Gay Harden ... Janet Huttenson
Forest Whitaker ... Carter
Donald Sutherland ... Carl Wilk
Lisa Long ... Sandra Cohen
Chris Warren ... Marcus (as Chris Warren Jr.)
David Heymann ... Producer
Chris Marquette ... David Huttenson
Amanda Seyfried ... Mouse
Nikki Reed ... Tally
Joseph Kell ... Security Guard
Tony Goldwyn ... Frank
Rex Linn ... Earl
Kevin Phillips ... Reggie
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Felicia
Linda Cardellini ... Mary Ann Wilk
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Storyline

A series of interwoven story lines brings to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape every day lives. A gun shop owner, an ace student, a single mother, and a school principal are among those profoundly affected. Written by Unit Publicist

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Taglines:

One nation under fire.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

While shooting scenes with Forest Whitaker and 'Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon' in an LA neighborhood, the arrival of Britney Spears halted production. She was visiting a friend in the house next door, trailed by several shouting paparazzi photographers. See more »

Goofs

When Carter grabs Jay as he is putting his gun behind the grate, Jay is wearing a toque and heavy jacket. In the next scene when he is being dragged down the hall, Jay isn't wearing the jacket or the hat. See more »

Connections

References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect Me
Written by: The Colored Orphans and Shannone Holt
Performed by: Shannone Holt
Courtesy of: True York Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
get bowling for columbine instead
10 September 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

American Gun is a poorly titled film about how hard life is, and how people cope with tragic events. Parts are a take off of the Columbine massacre and details the lives of people involved before and after a similar event. The alcoholic mother and the brother of one of the killers, a cop that was first on the scene of the event and suffers PTSD. The vengeance oriented psychosis of the poorly equipped neighbors of the killer's family and the general public. A gun store owner and his grand daughter who is uncomfortable around guns but forced (somehow) to work at the gun store, a school principle living in a bad part of town working in a troubled school, some school kids that pass through a bad part of town as part of their daily life. The movie fails miserably trying to blame the lunacy of child killers and violent crime on the availability of guns. Violent and troubled people who want to kill are not logical thinkers; they see only the opportunity for violence and take it whether they use a gun, knife, car, or any other weapon. Not given the opportunity to get a gun, these people will inevitably resort to other methods of killing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2007 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

Pesadelo Americano See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,355, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$24,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,178
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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