- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 05/01/1994
"...[Cochran] assembles a neat cast and has an obvious talent for directing them..."
New York Times - 10/30/1992
"...A delectably wry slice of suburban life....Full of wonderful surprises..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/30/1993
"...Pretty irresistible....Cochran's talent with actors is most winningly demonstrated in her handling of Lane....Here, she reveals real comic charm..."
A wry study of how everyday passions are punctuated by the possession of a gun.
Debbie, a suburban housewife whose husband Gerald insists on buying her a gun for protection, hates the very thought of a dangerous weapon around their home. But like the obedient wife she's always been, Debbie reluctantly accepts Skippy's gift. Before long, the firearm is stolen, and Debbie's life begins to perk up, thanks to the boy next door -- who happens to be a thief. By the time the gun is recovered, it's one gift Gerald may just regret giving.
- Feature film debut for writer-director Stacy Cochran.
- Shot in DuArt color.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.