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The Gun (1974)

The "life" of a handgun is followed from its manufacture to its ultimate fate, and shows the effects the weapon has on its various owners.

Director:

John Badham

Writers:

Jay Benson (story), Richard Levinson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Art Hilliard
Jean Le Bouvier Jean Le Bouvier ... Fran
Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney ... Howie
David Huffman ... Wayne
Pepe Serna ... Natcho
Edith Diaz Edith Diaz ... Gloria
Felipe Turich Felipe Turich ... Señor Peralta
Valentin de Vargas ... Frank (as Val DeVargas)
Ramon Bieri ... Walt Kelsy
Michael McGuire ... Wilke
Ron Thompson ... Tom
John Sylvester White ... Braverman
Richard Bright ... Gil Strauss
Mariclare Costello ... Beryl Strauss
Randy Gray Randy Gray ... Kenny
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The "life" of a handgun is followed from its manufacture to its ultimate fate, and shows the effects the weapon has on its various owners.

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THE VICTIM: Nest time he'd have protection. THE NEWLYWED: When he held it he felt like a man. THE EX-CON: He'd use it for one last job. THE SPORT: He thought it would be fun to have it. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calibre 38 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In a number of shots, the Smith and Wesson revolver used in this film is replaced with a fake prop gun that has a longer barrel and a differently shaped front sight. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Flesh and Fantasy (1943) See more »

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27 March 2005 | by riverheadestelleSee all my reviews

I merely wanted to add that this particular TV movie belongs to the MIA (missing in action) list. It was one of the many early features that was done for the ABC network's 'Movie of the Week' programming segment. I only saw it once, but the central theme stuck in my memory even though I had long forgotten the names and/or faces of the actors who starred in it. I felt the movie made a powerful anti-gun statement without being too preachy or over-the-top. Regardless of how one might feel about the issue of gun control, this television movie was well-done! It's a cliché, but they truly don't make movies like that anymore. Too bad that a lot of these features, especially from the ABC network, have been lost or misplaced.


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