Year of the Gun (1991)

Directed by John Frankenheimer

Thriller | Drama

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In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade’s terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill David, he and his photojournalist friend (Sharon Stone) must struggle to stay alive.

Length 111 minutes


Valeria Golino | Sharon Stone | Mattia Sbragia | Dick Cavett | Roberto Posse | Benito Pacifico | Lou Castel | Andrew McCarthy | Luigi Amodeo | Giovanni Cianfriglia | John Pankow | Carla Cassola | George Murcell | Nazzareno Natale | Fabio Traversa | Cyrus Elias | Mario Novelli | Franco Beltramme | Salvatore Billa | Fiammetta Baralla | Maurizio Fardo | Elena Cantarone | Pietro Bontempo | Luciano Foti | Carolina Salome | Ron Williams | Carol Schneider | Aldo Mengolini | Luigi Di Fiore | Alessandra Marson | Francesca Prandi | Giuseppe Zarbo | Antonio Degli Schiavi

Viewing Notes

Not Frankenheimer’s best but still worth a watch. I really dislike Bill Conti’s score for this, at least during the first half of the film. McCarthy and Stone both feel out of their depth in their roles here but Golino is really solid.


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