Gunshy (1998)


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In this crime drama, New York journalist Jake Bridges (William Petersen), off on a bender in Atlantic City, gets into a bar confrontation with Lew Collins (Meat Loaf) but is rescued by gregarious Frankie McGregor (Michael Wincott), a member of a gang headed by Irishman Lange (Michael Byrne), a sadist in a wheelchair. After Bridges gets an eyeful of Frankie's girlfriend, nurse Melissa (Diane Lane), he finds excuses to drop by the hospital where she works. Admiring Bridges's credentials as a … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Gross
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005
Sterling Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Gunshy

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It's clearly a good time with a good heart. Go see it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Hollywood Report Card

Don't expect to be overwhelmed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

September 26, 2005

August 2, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Gunshy


In an interesting twist on Born Yesterday a mob-type enforcer befriends a down-on-his-luck writer to help him and learn from him. There are definitely quite a few plot twists that kept things moving, but the direction was sadly lacking. I am a fan of William Petersen so I truly wanted to be engaged in this movie, to enjoy it, but it was just flat and two-dimensional. The acting was actually quite good and came through in spite of the poor directing, but it wasn't enough to carry the movie to the next level.

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