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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | June 1997 (USA)
The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Metzler ... Richard / Rick Stone
Victor Love ... Bobby / The Black Chinaman
Kay Lenz ... Peep / Madge
Norma Maldonado ... Adele / Bunny
John Ritter ... Duncan / The Bartender
Andrea Thompson ... The Blonde / Jade Norfleet
Billy Bob Thornton ... Syd / Monk
Paul Parducci ... Bear / Petrovich
Paula Marshall ... Deborah / Girl In Photograph
Vann Johnson Vann Johnson ... The Singer
Time Winters ... Ed / Catalina Eddie
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Storyline

The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from inner\spiritual peace. Richard uses "object therapy" suggested by his lifelong pal (John Ritter)to project his consciousness into an alternative reality, where he becomes "Rick Stone" - a soft-hearted, tough acting, Private Dick (P.I.) It is here that he works through his existential fight to survive and transcend life. Written by DRory

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Taglines:

Believe nothing. Trust no one.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ase, auto ja blondi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes

Richard: [voiceover] You think it looks kinda modest for the house of a nastily rich young widow. But you're just a low-rent flatfoot with whiskey breath and holes in his socks. What do you know about the rich?
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The Dead March
from "Saul"
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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A movie that makes you feel good without being schlocky
12 November 1998 | by polgasSee all my reviews

i gave this movie an 8 out of 10 rating, but now that i think about it, it deserves at least a nine. it is one of those movies that, once it's over, you're not quite sure what you think about it. and then, about 10 minutes later, you realize it's really, really good.

aside from thornton and ritter, the cast is fairly low-profile, but there's no lack of talent here. as for the script, the film is a well-written homage to poorly-written film noir private dick movies from the 30s & 40s, but at the same time does not detract from its (the movie's) main plot.

and, in the tradition of poorly-written film noir private dick movies, it has some lines that are so bad they're good, like

"How can I hold anything against you when you hold me against you?"

basically, if you want to feel good without that cheesy disney aftertaste, rent this movie.


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