Year of the Gun

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  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 5.6  (2,896)

In the 1991 movie Year of the Gun, directed by John Frankenheimer and based on a novel by Michael Mewshaw, Andrew McCarthy stars as David Raybourne, an American freelance writer living in Rome. In the midst of Italy's tumultuous political climate in 1978, David becomes involved in a dangerous love triangle while covering the Italian terrorist group, the Red Brigades.

At a publishing party, David meets the beautiful and enigmatic Lia (Valeria Golino), who introduces him to the volatile Italian radical group Subversive Action. Lia is dating Italo Bianchi (Francesco Quinn), the leader of Subversive Action, but as their relationship heats up, she reveals some unsettling information about the group's activities. Meanwhile, David also becomes involved with a fellow American journalist, Alison King (Sharon Stone), who is covering the same story.

As David investigates the Red Brigades, he becomes increasingly embroiled in a web of political intrigue and personal danger. He uncovers a plot involving Subversive Action that leads him down a dangerous path, putting both his life and Lia's at risk. The tension escalates as David struggles to navigate his complicated relationships with Lia and Alison while trying to uncover the truth about the terrorist group's plans.

The film is a tense thriller with a complex plot that weaves together romance, politics, and violence. As David becomes increasingly aware of the dangers around him, the audience is pulled along on his journey, never quite sure who to trust or what will happen next. The setting of Italy's political turmoil in the late 1970s adds to the tension, as the characters navigate bombings, police crackdowns, and political assassinations.

Andrew McCarthy delivers a strong performance as David, convincingly portraying his character's growing determination and bravery as he becomes more and more deeply involved in the story. Sharon Stone is also impressive as the tough journalist Alison, who adds a feminist angle to the story as she works alongside David to uncover the truth. Valeria Golino is compelling as the mysterious and alluring Lia, adding complexity and unpredictability to David's romantic entanglements.

The film features impressive cinematography by Gerry Fisher, capturing the gritty beauty of Rome and adding to the film's sense of danger and intrigue. The score, by Bill Conti, adds to the tension and emotion of the film, with driving percussion and haunting melodies.

Overall, Year of the Gun is a captivating thriller that keeps the audience on edge until its gripping conclusion. With strong performances, a complex plot, and plenty of suspense, it remains a standout film in the political thriller genre.

Year of the Gun is a 1991 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

Year of the Gun
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    5.6  (2,896)