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Year of the Gun (1991)

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Two young Americans, he a journalist and she a photojournalist, experience Red Brigades terrorists close up in Rome, 1978.

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

Michael Mewshaw (novel), David Ambrose (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... David Raybourne
Valeria Golino ... Lia
Sharon Stone ... Alison King
John Pankow ... Italo Bianchi
Mattia Sbragia ... Giovanni
George Murcell ... Pierre Bernier
Lou Castel ... Round Faced Man
Francesca Prandi ... Woman Terrorist
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Lena
Pietro Bontempo Pietro Bontempo ... 2nd Man
Luigi Di Fiore ... 1st Terrorist
Roberto Posse Roberto Posse ... Lucio
Thomas Elliot Thomas Elliot ... Marco
Darren Kelley ... Joe Bob (as Darren Modder)
Carol Schneider ... Mattie
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Storyline

David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is involved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who photographed them in action and discovers the mafia net is at all levels. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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In a city bathed in blood... who can you trust? See more »


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Rated R for violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First English language movie to feature former real-life Italian Prime Minister, the late Aldo Moro, as a character. See more »


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MAJESTIC RIDE
Composed by William Ashford and Robert J. Walsh
Copyright 1989 Screenmusic International (BMI)
The Hollywood Film Library
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Suspenseful with a plot that twists like a wild cat.
5 March 2000 | by jukebox-2See all my reviews

The acting is solid and the film well directed except in one place: The photojournalist survives a hail of machine gun bullets by hiding behind a car while taking picture of a bank robbery. Normally this would be OK, except the parts of the car she is hiding behind are the windows!

The story is tight and very believable as it is set to the historical background of the capture and killing of Aldo Moro (Italy). The sequence of events is built on a series of coincidental events that demonstrate how you cannot trust anybody if you really want to keep a secret. The film also proves the saying ` if you play with fire you will get burned'.

Filmed on location in Italy, the street scenes and interiors add the authenticity of the film.

Secondarily, the film also explores the sexual weapon that women sometime use to achieve their own ends, and the unfaithfulness of men that succumb to it so easily. I gave this a 9.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godina oružja See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$606,046, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$1,182,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,182,273
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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