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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

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was made and released about thirteen years after the real life events, on which the film's source novel was based, had taken place in 1978. See more »


Soundtracks

DI PROVENZA EL MAR
(from "AIDA")
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Pro Musica Symphony Orchestra and Company
Copyright 1991 Countdown Music
Courtesy American Hero Music
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An interesting and thought provoking thriller
12 December 2000 | by zeu69See all my reviews

Year of the Gun was a thought provoking film that swept you into a political mind frame. I felt as if i was in Italy in 1978 and being taken on a tour of all of italy's troubles back then. The film is a mix of drama and suspense, it has enough of both to keep you entertained. It is fast paced with a lot of twists and turns and explores many different themes including politics, violence, love, treachery and sex. The only sour note comes from Andrew McCarthy, who doesnt have quite what it takes to be in a film like this. Valeria Golino is ok as McCarthy's italian lover and Sharon Stone, once again delivers a great performance as a photo journalist.


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