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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Canada) 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:

$9,700, 22 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,030, 28 May 2006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 David is drawing the tattoo on Tally's leg, she takes her glasses off and places them beside her. In the next cut her glasses are on, and in the next cut her glasses are off. See more »

Connections

Features Pickup on South Street (1953) 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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A political diatribe
8 February 2014 | by SquirePMSee all my reviews

Whenever Hollywood decides to "teach America what it should think" the result is a lousy movie. And this waste of time is really a lousy movie. Why sacrifice an hour and a half of your life being lectured to by a film, when you could just read a Handgun Control, Inc. leaflet and get just as much misinformation? But at least you can see this one coming a mile away. Sometimes Hollywood's elite moralizers sneak the message in without letting on that it's a "message movie." I really hate it when that happens. "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), I think it was, ended with an endless lecture about personal choice and personal responsibility, taking a merely goofy movie right down the drain.

I can't recommend this one AT ALL. I'd give it a "0" but IMDb will only let me rate it a 1.


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