The Gun (1974 film)
|Directed by||John Badham|
|Produced by||Richard Levinson
|Written by||Jay Benson
Lee de Broux
|Edited by||Frank Morriss|
|Distributed by||American Broadcasting Company|
|November 13, 1974|
The Gun is a made for television film which ABC-TV transmitted as a Movie Of The Week on November 13, 1974. It starred David Huffman, Ron Thompson, Richard Bright, Pepe Serna, Lee de Broux, and Stephen Elliott, and was written by Jay Benson, Richard Levinson, and William Link and directed by John Badham. Levinson and Link were also the producers of the film.
A series of interweaving stories that tell the journey of a handgun as it passes from one owner to another.Some of these owners are lawless; others are law-abiding and, indeed, law enforcers. But in all the time it passes between its various owners, it is never actually fired (aside from the one test-firing it underwent at the factory) and is never shown actually to discharge any ammunition.
Its last scene, however, depicts a child who finds the gun while it is fully loaded and has none of its safeties engaged. The film shock-cuts to black just then, but it is implied that the child has accidentally caused it to discharge a round of ammunition--and been seriously injured, or killed, by the bullet thus fired from it.
- "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
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