Gun Crazy

Synopsis: Since he was a child, Bart Tare has always loved guns. After leaving the army, his friends take him to a carnival, where he meets the perfect girl; Annie, a sharp-shooting sideshow performer who loves guns as much as he. The 2 run off and marry, but Annie isn't happy with their financial situation, so at her behest the couple begins a cross-country string of daring robberies. Never one to use guns for killing, Bart's dragged down into oblivion by the greedy and violent nature of the woman he loves.
Director(s): Joseph H. Lewis
Production: United Artists
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87 min

Metropolitan Police


A friend of mine has the part, but it will

take at least a week to get here.

This place is in the middle of

nowhere, you know.

I see.

You came all the way from Tokyo, didn't you?

A soldier shot someone a little while ago.

I see.

I see?

Someone was shot!

It's not a rare thing around here.

Half of this town is that base, and there's

no fence like in other towns.

Nobody knows where the borders are,

so no matter what happens, it can

be treated as a military matter.

You mean nothing can be done,

even if someone was shot?

This place is Japan, but not in Japan.

This town might not be on

the map next year.

However, if you're seeking a lonely

journey away from the city,

this place is perfect.

There are some sightseeing spots.

Currently, Crystal Lagoon is the

hottest spot for diving.

Well, you ought to forget what you saw.

They won't just shoot anybody at

random, so take it easy.

There's only one reason to be shot.

He disobeyed Tojo.

Room number four, upstairs.


Thank you.

How about that? Isn't it impressive?

How many years has it been since

you've seen a female guest?

Why don't you show a little gratitude?

I kindly brought you a guest!

The guests you've brought have

never kept their promises.

The last man was supposed to stay a week,

but he died on the second day.

The one before, he died the day he arrived.

Excuse me, but she's a woman and

she came to sightsee.

Don't mix her up with all those guys.

It's me.

He told me you need to sign

the guest register.

It's not necessary to be accurate.

Then please fill it out for me.

What's your name?

Saki, you can put any last name.

Well then, Saki Yamada, Miss.

My name is Akira.

Let me work for you as a sightseeing guide.

I can take you anywhere depending

on how much you pay me.

Hey, aren't there any police in this town?

Yes, just one, but he can't be

called a policeman.

He just drinks all day around here.

Hey, I told you to forget about it.

If you try to do anything about it,

you'll definitely be killed.

By the man called Tojo?


Even the police can't do

anything about Tojo.

I don't know how many men have died

trying to kill Tojo for a bounty.

No, nothing.

Mr. Shuhei Takahira, aren't you?

He can't talk right without alcohol.

Give him a shot.

Little girl, what do you want?

I can't believe you're a policeman

and you're like this.

Shut up!


There is nothing to be controlled.

In a peaceful town like this,

the police have gone out of business.

I know you haven't finished your work yet.

Who the hell are you?

Who sent you here?

If you want a woman, go somewhere else.

ldiot, stop! Those guys are

working with Tojo.

Don't kill me. Stop!

I see, then it's easy.

You may arrest me.

Tip for you.

Bounty hunter, again.

A female bounty hunter?

You were so embarrassed by her,

weren't you?

F***ing American...

Find a better bodyguard.

What shall we do about the b*tch?

I'll have fun with her later.

The cash transport truck will depart

at 9 AM from Hokura Base,

and take Route 4 to the south,

to the port of Naza.

How much in the truck?

About two million dollars.

All of it is laundered dirty money,

so even if we steal it, the military

won't be able to make it public.

You know so much about it, don't you?

Sam works for the intelligence

agency in the army.

He's responsible for watching

illegal activities.

I see. Bad looking after bad, right?

Mr. Tojo, you have to listen to me first.

This plan started with just me and Sam,

therefore, we share the money fifty-fifty.

We'll take half.

Of course.






I guess some part of you is still

a policeman, isn't it?

Trust me. Hurry up and get your stuff

together, and get out of this town.

Tojo won't let you live.

Sorry, but my bike is in the shop.

Listen to me.

Half of the graves in this town,

those are bounty hunters.

Three years ago, a Yakuza group

in the Kanto area

offered fifty million yen for

Tojo's assassination.

And now, the police are

offering a million yen

for useful information on Tojo.

The police won't take any action

just based on information.

Especially since Tojo's residence

is totally inside of the base.

They can't even do a search.

If you want to get money from the police,

you should actually bring Tojo's head

to the Police Department.

You came to this town to do so, didn't you?

Fifteen years ago, your partner

was killed by Tojo,

and since then, you've been chasing him.

I don't know what you mean,

but anyway, it has nothing to do

with me now at all.

And also, I don't have any power

to do things like that.

They're going to attack the

cash transport van next.

A guy named Akira told me

he heard it at the bar.

Then what do you want me to do?!

It's none of my business!

If you want to kill Tojo,

you do it by yourself!


Don't show up here any more.


I don't want to have anything

to do with you.

I don't want to get dragged into being

involved in any trouble.

You told me to let you work as a

sightseeing guide, didn't you?

Yes, I did, if your purpose was

sightseeing, but it's not.

Ah, found it!

Then, why don't we go sightseeing?

Sh*t. I can't believe I was caught by a

troublesome woman like you.

Take it easy. I promise I'll pay you

as a sightseeing guide.

Sorry to disturb you, but could you

put away the knife?

I'm gonna pee in my pants.

So, where do you want me to take you?

You're the one who knows where.

The conversation last night.

You're joking!

Oh, what a nice day for sightseeing!

What lovely sightseeing.

Tojo isn't there.

Tojo? Of course not.

He has many soldiers, he lets them work,

and he never comes out of his house.

We got it!

Yo, Fujimoto. That was so easy.

We didn't include murder in our plot, did we?

Hey, don't be so square!

Good, let's leave.

I have to say goodbye here.


As we promised, I'm gonna take half.

Hey, wait a sec.

We can share the money after we

deliver all this money to Tojo.

That's how it's done.

Listen, this is the last time I have to

see stupid guys like you.

What the hell?

Hey, what are you doing?!

We did what you wished. Goodbye.

F***er, you set us up from the beginning...

Help me, partner!

No f***ing way am I your partner!

You're insane. What the hell

were you thinking?!

What the hell are you gonna do after

doing something like that?!

So what should I do?

Would you please just die?

As a bounty hunter, you should die without

causing any trouble for strangers!

Don't be mean to me like that, partner!

I said, I'm not your partner!

Amazing, I could retire with

this much money.

Then why don't you take it?

Considering we went through

all that trouble to get it.

Don't be ridiculous! This is

such dangerous money.

It's more money than the bounty on Tojo.

I admit you're something.

You're crazier than most bounty

hunters, aren't you?

We have to hurry up or it might be too late.

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MacKinlay Kantor

MacKinlay Kantor (February 4, 1904 – October 11, 1977), born Benjamin McKinlay Kantor, was an American journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He wrote more than 30 novels, several set during the American Civil War, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his 1955 novel, Andersonville. He also wrote the novel Gettysburg, set during the Civil War. more…

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