American Gun (2002)



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James Coburn stars in this disappointing drama about a man who tracks the gun he believes killed his daughter. Living out his twilight years in a dreary, snowbound Vermont town, tragedy strikes when his beloved daughter (Virginia Madsen) returns home for the holidays. While out doing some last minute shopping, she is shot and killed, seemingly by a nameless local thug. Crushed by her tragic and sudden death Coburn's hard-working everyman falls to pieces and decides to set out on in search of the weapon that laid the final blow. Also in search of his estranged granddaughter, Coburn crisscrosses the country as he comes into contact with the various owners of the titular weapon, hearing each of their diverse stories.
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James Coburn
as Martin
Ryan Locke
as Young Martin
Niesha Trout
as Young Anne
Toby Smith
as Valerie
Paula O'Hara
as Jasmine
Martin Kove
as Theodore Huntley
Steve Pratt
as Gunstore Manager
Jerry Airola
as Drill Sergeant
Jason Argento
as Vermont Punk
Nick Attwood
as Prom Date
Antoni Coracchione
as Charles Anderson
Roger Vern Crofoot
as Gun Assembler
Joely Diaz
as Gun Smuggler
David Fontani
as Vegas Punk
Devin Irish
as Mia as Child
Chapin Long
as Martin as a Child
Natasha Cross
as Student
Wally Beatty
as Gun Clerk
Lorna Paul
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for American Gun

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Full Review… | April 7, 2006
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Full Review… | March 29, 2006
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March 24, 2006
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March 24, 2006
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Full Review… | March 23, 2006
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Audience Reviews for American Gun

"I still believe in God...I just don't know what to make of him."-Martin Tillman (James Coburn) First off and foremost, James Coburn was the man (RIP). Exellent drama and true to life. Lets you decide for yourself, are guns good, bad? "Time is the great healer."-Anne Tillman (Barbara Bain)

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All I can say about this film with out giving anything away is WOW. James Coburn played an excellent part, just a shame to see him in his elder years all crippled up with arthritis in his hands, watch closely and you will see it. This one shouldn't be missed. 3 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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For such a methodical, slow-paced drama, this had surprising, clever twists in the end. A great movie and watching it is the equivilent of pouring out a 40 oz. on the curb for James Coburn as it was his last before he passed away.

Jake Conrad
Jake Conrad

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