52nd edition

My New Gun

Fortnight 1992, Feature film, 1 H 35

Synopsis

Over martinis, Debbie, a thirty-ish housewife, and her husband Gerald, a New Jersey radiologist, are entertaining Gerald’s partner, Irwin and his girlfriend, Myra, in their suburban townhouse when Irwin and Myra anounce their recent engagement. Irwin has presented his young bride-to-be with a diamond ring and a handgun. Debbie is horrified. Gerald is not. A few days later, Gerald has bought a gun for their household as well. Debbie is not just opposed to the gun: she is obsessed with it. Skippy, their neighbour, is a mysterious and possibly untrustworthy guy, with a crush on Debbie. One night, he appears at their kitchen window, asking to borrow the gun… “My New Gun” details the chain events triggered when a housewife becomes the reluctant owner of a handgun given by her husband. A wry commentary on marriage, protection and suburban America.

Casting

  • Bill Raymond
  • Bruce Altman
  • Diane Lane
  • James Le Gros
  • Maddie Corma
  • Stephen Collins
  • Tess Harper

Team

Screenplay
Stacy Cochran

Image
Ed Lachman

Sound
Ed Novick

Editing
Camilla Toniolo

Music
Pat Irwin

Set decoration
Toby Corbett

Production

PRODUCTION : New Gun Inc. I.R.S Media VENTE A L’ETRANGER : I.R.S. Media International