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American Gun

Rating:R (for violent content and language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 22, 2006
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Forest Whitaker, Donald Sutherland, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Linda Cardellini, Nikki Reed
Director:Aric Avelino
Producer:Ted Kroeber
Writer:Aric Avelino, Steve Bagatourian
Distributor:IFC

Web Site: http://www.participantproductions.com/films/Coming+Soon/66/AmericanGun

Description: A series of interwoven storylines that comments on the proliferation of guns in America and its impact on citizens nation-wide. At the start of another day in a Virginia gun store, owner Carl continues to sidestep controversy while running the shop he loves. His newest employee is his granddaughter Mary Ann, a college student pressured to spend a semester in the family business. Despite her misgivings, curiosity overcomes her as she is slowly seduced by the weapons she sells...Across the country in Oregon, Janet is suffering through a television interview marking the third anniversary of her older son's high school shooting rampage and suicide. As a single mother, she worries for her younger son David who is now the same age his brother was when he committed the terrible acts. While dealing with his own rage and grief, David quietly falls for Tally, the new girl in town. Meanwhile, Frank, a middle-aged deputy, watches the interview intently; still haunted by vicious accusations that he could have prevented the tragedy...On Chicago's gritty west side, principal Carl struggles to keep his violent inner-city high school from self destructing. His wife Sara desperately fears for the safety of their young son. When ace student Jay is caught hiding a handgun, both principal and student find themselves facing decisions they never wanted to make.

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