Friday, August 27, 2010


by Robert Altman and others [DVD Gun]

This was a quirkly little six-episode TV experiment that aired at the end of the 1996-97 season. Created by acclaimed Hollywood director Robert Altman (The Player, Gosford Park), this anthology series featured a different cast in every week's episode, but a common thread that tied all the stories together. Each story featured the same gun, a silver-plated pistol, whose presence had a major impact on the lives of the people who encountered it. Although the stories themselves ranged from powerful to average, each of the six episodes featured big-name stars in the cast, from Martin Sheen, James Gandolfini and Randy Quaid to Edward James Olmos, Sally Kellerman and Carrie Fisher. One oddity -- the order of the 6 episodes has been changed from how their aired on TV to how they appear on the DVDs. Check out the series' entry on to see the original aired order. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this short series ]

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