American Gun


1h 34m 2005

Brief Synopsis

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

Film Details

Also Known As
Gun
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Kent Hamilton; Truman Van Dyke
Distribution Company
IFC Productions
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

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.

Crew

David Aaron

Props

Chris Adams

Executive Producer

Scott C Adams

Caterer

Nobie Arden

Stunt Double

Bryan Arenas

Consultant

Jeff Arwine

Medic

Aric Avelino

Screenplay

Steve Bagatourian

Screenplay

Matthew J Barden

Best Boy Grip

Ron Barr

Film Lab

Ben Barsky

Driver

Ernest Bartak

Other

Dave Bassett

Song

Holly Becker

Executive Producer

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Editor

K Blake

Song

Matt Blea

Camera

Laura Boersma

Stock Footage

Charmaine Boos

Tutor

Rob Brenner

Coordinator

Laurel Ann Bridges

Boom Operator

John Brunot

Property Master

Alexander Van Bubenheim

Song Performer

Alexander Van Bubenheim

Song

Don Burton

Loader

Johnny Cash

Song

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Marie Chao

Camera Focus Puller

Sidell Chase

Set Production Assistant

Brian Christie

Dolly Grip

Al Cleland

Production Manager

Barry V Codell

Song

Leonardo Coleman

Swing Gang

Mario Coletta

Sound Mixer

Nicole Columbie

Unit Production Manager

Dan Cont

Driver

Jean Costello

Production Coordinator

Scooter Cousins

Grip

Todd Csernecky

Electrician

Ann Cummings

Art Department

Michele Delorimier

Assistant Camera

Andrew Depung

Loader

Jackie Deshannon

Song Performer

E Dewgarde

Song

Lori Dovi

Sound Mixer

Chris Doyle

Stunt Coordinator

Charles Duckworth

Song

Charles Duckworth

Song Performer

Monique Duran

Loader

Andre Ellington

Special Effects

Sam Emerson

Photography

James R Eric

Sound

Deborah Everton

Costume Designer

Ashley Farber

Software Engineer

Alex Ferry

Office Production Assistant

Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk

Song

Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk

Song Performer

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Aquil Fudge

Accounting Assistant

Erasto T. Garcia

Grip

Gabriel Garcia

Painter

Jordan Garretson

Grip

Marty James Garton

Song

Arlene Gibbs

Coproducer

John Glosser

Office Production Assistant

Chris Godfrey

Grip

Gerry Goffin

Song

Peter Golub

Music

Juliana Gomez

Wardrobe Department Intern

David Grace

Coproducer

Jason Green

Song

Nathaniel Greene

Wardrobe Department Intern

Mathew Jon Gulbin

Grip

Kent Hamilton

Production Insurance

Amanda Harding

Casting Director

Janet Harold

Location Scout

N Harvey

Song

Terrell Hasker

Grip

Matt Hawkins

Grip

Ted Hayash

Gaffer

Tyler Hayes

Office Production Assistant

Todd A. Helsley

Electrician

Devorah Herbert

Production Designer

Alex Hernandez

Film Lab

Michael Hird

Medic

Loc Hoang

Film Lab

Steven Hodge

Film Lab

Tony Holder

Song Performer

Tony Holder

Song

Gregory Holley

On-Set Dresser

Shannone Holt

Song Performer

Shannone Holt

Song

David Hopkins

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Hummel

Location Assistant

Lynnette Jenkins

Music Supervisor

Tony Jerrels

Grip

Allen Johnson

Song

Gary Johnson

Camera

Herbert Johnson

Production Accountant

Jon Johnson

Supervising Sound Editor

Fred Johnston

Driver

Jonathan Kallus

Set Production Assistant

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

Lisa Dennis Kennedy

Consultant

James Key

Sound Engineer

Carole King

Song

Neil Kinkead

Electrician

Alec Klapper

Set Production Assistant

Kim Knight

Production Manager

Amanda Koblin

Casting Director

Ken Korade

Song

Blair Kroeber

Set Production Assistant

Ted Kroeber

Producer

Steve Krolikowshi

Song

Brian Kun

Software Engineer

Rachel Sage Kunin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chris Kutcka

Film Lab

Mike Landers

Song

Roos Lauw

Electrician

Christopher Lavallee

Swing Gang

Justin Lieb

Production Assistant

Samuel Lindley

Song

Mike Locke

Transportation Coordinator

Rick Locke

Driver

Brian Lofthouse

Best Boy Electric

Alexandra Lucka

Assistant Camera

David Lukasik

Best Boy Electric

Paul Lyons

Electrician

Jason Maestas

Craft Service

Rick Maginnis

Driver

Randy Mangun

Driver

Drew Marks

Craft Service

Jared Marshack

Sound Engineer

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Mary Jo Mathews

On-Set Dresser

Karri Mayo

Tutor

Pat Mcconville

Set Production Assistant

Steven Mcgrew

Set Decorator

Mike Mckean

Medic

J Medeiros

Song

Chris Mendoza

Transportation Captain

Michael Merriam

Art Department

Erik Messerschmidt

Best Boy Grip

Lucas Millard

Video Assist/Playback

Luke Miller

Key Grip

Nathaniel Miller

Camera Focus Puller

Johnny Montevideo

Casting Assistant

Wendy Moore

Assistant Production Coordinator

Cathy Mooses

Craft Service

Mike Morales

Grip

Paul Morris

Set Production Assistant

John Stewart Muller

Stock Footage

Chris Munday

Location Manager

Roy Nigra

Grip

Shelli Nishino

Key Costumer

Coby Nissen

Electrician

Richard Nord

Editor

Rory O'cello

Swing Gang

Tricia O'connell

Production Designer

Jason Oberg

Grip

Hugo R Ocana

Driver

Ana Ortiz

Art Department

Elizabeth Ostermann

Film Lab

Rick Page

Camera Focus Puller

Tim Peeler

Colorist

Lorena Petani

Location Manager

John Ping

Production Assistant

Kevin Pittman

Best Boy Grip

Ronnie Price

On-Set Dresser

Deux Process

Song Performer

Ruth Pulido

Painter

Eric Raber

Sound Engineer

One Block Radius

Song Performer

James Reineman

Other

Bill Repke

Song

Benjamin Rivera

Driver

Miguel Rivera

Sound Editor

Theraesa Rivers

Hair Stylist

Brian Roberson

Song

Roger Roberts

Song

Willy Roberts

Swing Gang

Rick Robertson

Camera Operator

Tom Robertson

Other

Larry Robinson

Music Supervisor

Lauder Robinson

Assistant Director

George Rodriguez

Driver

Oscar A Rodriguez

Caterer

Santos Rodriguez

Caterer

Joaquin Rosalez

Assistant Director

Marlene Rounds

Coordinator

Joe Russo

Other

Chris Salvaterra

Executive Producer

Jennifer Sanderson

Assistant Property Master

Mark Sanslow

Grip

Tony Santiago

Production Assistant

Gregg Schaublin

Visual Effects Producer

Jason Schmid

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Nancy Schreiber

Director Of Photography

Frederick G Schroeder

Stock Footage

Kevin Schwab

Film Lab

Film Details

Also Known As
Gun
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Kent Hamilton; Truman Van Dyke
Distribution Company
IFC Productions
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 2006

Released in United States March 24, 2006

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2006

Released in United States September 2005

Released in United States Spring March 22, 2006

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Special Screening) March 10-18, 2006.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 8-17, 2005.

Feature directorial debut for Aric Avelino.

Released in United States March 2006 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Special Screening) March 10-18, 2006.)

Released in United States Spring March 22, 2006

Released in United States March 24, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2006

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 8-17, 2005.)