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Posted: 3/20/2006 4:26:49 AM EDT
Just saw the trailer, and of the 3 plotlines, one had Donald Sutherland as a gunshop owner. I was hoping he would portray the correct side of the issue, but it is set in Kalifornia, so I'm dubious. Thoughts?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:28:53 AM EDT
Anything about guns coming from Hollywood these days is going to be Anti.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:29:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cajunboy:
Anything about guns coming from Hollywood these days is going to be Anti.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:29:35 AM EDT
To Hollywood, gun shop owners are in the same league with crack dealers, except not as cool. Oh, and he'll be a white supremacist too. All gun shop owners are white supremacists.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:42:17 AM EDT
Stop promoting anti-gun movies.

The you talk about it . The greater the chances are that the libs talk about it and support it.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:43:29 AM EDT
From IMDB:



Plot Summary for
American Gun (2005)
IFC Films presents AMERICAN GUN, a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape every day lives. A gun shop owner, an ace student, a single mother, and a school principal are among those profoundly affected. AMERICAN GUN is the debut film of director/co-writer Aric Avelino, and is co-written by Steven Bagatourian and produced by Ted Kroeber.


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:44:51 AM EDT
IMDB plot summary



Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:47:00 AM EDT
A movie about guns and their effects on society....

If you believe that there's any hope that one tiny shred of such a flick would be factual, presented unbiased or intellectually honest, you are brain damaged.

Seriously, did you even need to ask? Donald Sutherland's in it. He wouldn't sign on if it were anything but a smear job against the right wing.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:54:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fiend:
IMDB plot summary



Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society




What are the chances that the storylines are as follows:

Single Mother - Uses a gun to protect herself and children from a home invasion.
High School Principal - Uses his CCW to protect himself when attacked by local gang members he expelled from school
Ace Students - Attributes his grades to the discipline and patence he learned from competition rifle shooting.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:57:59 AM EDT
This is like asking if Richard Simmons is or isn't a flaming homosexual.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:06:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
A movie about guns and their effects on society....

If you believe that there's any hope that one tiny shred of such a flick would be factual, presented unbiased or intellectually honest, you are brain damaged.

Seriously, did you even need to ask? Donald Sutherland's in it. He wouldn't sign on if it were anything but a smear job against the right wing.



Plus, his best roles have always been ones where his character is a bit "titched" in the head - see Ronald in "Backdraft."

He'll play a nutjob again, and as said, probably with a touch (or more) or white supremacist. You can count of Sutherland NOT portraying gunshop owners as they really are, but as Hollywierd sees them.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:10:42 AM EDT
Who's playing the navy SEAL?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:21:46 AM EDT
I'm sure that'll be Keifer Sutherland.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:39:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:

Originally Posted By cajunboy:
Anything about guns coming from Hollywood these days is going to be Anti.


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:49:40 AM EDT
Where did you see the trailer.... it's not on the official site.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:57:45 AM EDT
A little more detail.


AMERICAN GUN is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affect and shape the every day lives of its citizens. The film opens at the start of another day in a Virginia gun store, where owner Carl (Donald Sutherland), continues to sidestep controversy while running the shop he loves. His newest employee is his granddaughter Mary Ann (Linda Cardellini), 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 (Marcia Gay Harden) 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 (Christopher Marquette) 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 (Nikki Reed), 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 (Forest Whitaker) struggles to keep his violent inner-city high school from self destructing. His wife Sara (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) desperately fears for the safety of their young son. When ace student Jay (Arlen Escarpeta) is caught hiding a handgun, both principal and student find themselves facing decisions they never wanted to make.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:05:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
A little more detail.


AMERICAN GUN is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affect and shape the every day lives of its citizens. The film opens at the start of another day in a Virginia gun store, where owner Carl (Donald Sutherland), continues to sidestep controversy while running the shop he loves. His newest employee is his granddaughter Mary Ann (Linda Cardellini), 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 (Marcia Gay Harden) 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 (Christopher Marquette) 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 (Nikki Reed), 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 (Forest Whitaker) struggles to keep his violent inner-city high school from self destructing. His wife Sara (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) desperately fears for the safety of their young son. When ace student Jay (Arlen Escarpeta) is caught hiding a handgun, both principal and student find themselves facing decisions they never wanted to make.




I like my storylines better.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:12:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWIRE:
A little more detail.


AMERICAN GUN is a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically affect and shape the every day lives of its citizens. The film opens at the start of another day in a Virginia gun store, where owner Carl (Donald Sutherland), continues to sidestep controversy while running the shop he loves. His newest employee is his granddaughter Mary Ann (Linda Cardellini), 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 (Marcia Gay Harden) 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 (Christopher Marquette) 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 (Nikki Reed), 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 (Forest Whitaker) struggles to keep his violent inner-city high school from self destructing. His wife Sara (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) desperately fears for the safety of their young son. When ace student Jay (Arlen Escarpeta) is caught hiding a handgun, both principal and student find themselves facing decisions they never wanted to make.




Simplistic soap opera crap that would have been handled better in an ABC afterschool special. Oh, and it's the gun's fault. It's always the gun's fault. And any white heterosexual males who speak in rural accents. Their fault, too.


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:12:20 AM EDT
This is from the same producers that put out;
- North Country- about sexual harrassment
- Good Night and Good Luck- about censorship
- Syriana- about the oil business
Participant Productions, started by one of the co-founders of ebay.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:48:26 AM EDT
blah,blah,blah, guns are bad, blah,blah



shit people
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:52:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
To Hollywood, gun shop owners are in the same league with crack dealers, except not as cool. Oh, and he'll be a white supremacist too. All gun shop owners are white supremacists.


I'm sure he'll have a fat pile of cash from backdoor sales to gangbangers..
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:55:57 AM EDT
And they base it on a Virginia gun owner
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:02:13 AM EDT
I'll think I'll watch just to see what its like....It will more than likely piss me off but how knows...
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:36:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Carter226:
I'll think I'll watch just to see what its like....It will more than likely piss me off but how knows...

Chances are.
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