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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Guns affect the lives of diverse people across the country. In Chicago, a high-school principal (Forest Whitaker) deals with the proliferation of guns on campus. In Oregon, a depressed woman (Marcia Gay Harden) remains a pariah years after her son opened fire on fellow students. And in Virginia, the owner (Donald Sutherland) of a gun store finds difficulty connecting with his granddaughter.

Cast: Donald Sutherland , Forest Whitaker , Marcia Gay Harden , Linda Cardellini , Tony Goldwyn , Christopher Marquette , Nikki Reed , Arlen Escarpeta

Director: Aric Avelino

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

American Gun (2005)

Release Date: March 22nd, 2006|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    John McMurtrie San Francisco Chronicle

    Three story lines make up this tense movie, and while each has its strengths, they don't quite add up to a satisfying whole. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A painfully earnest but dramatically inert film. show more

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