Gun Shy

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Gun Shy (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Gun Shy” is a crime comedy film released in 2000, directed by Eric Blakeney. The movie stars Liam Neeson as Charlie Mayo, Sandra Bullock as Judy Tipp, and Oliver Platt as Fulvio Nesstra.

The story follows Charlie Mayo, an undercover DEA agent who suffers from anxiety and stress-related ailments due to his dangerous and high-pressure job. After a particularly traumatic experience, Charlie’s nerves are shot, and he’s put on psychiatric leave.

During his therapy sessions, Charlie becomes infatuated with his nurse, Judy Tipp, and he confides in her about his struggles and fears. Despite being ordered not to work, Charlie can’t stay away from the action and decides to take on one last mission to take down a drug lord.

To Charlie’s surprise, Judy decides to accompany him on his mission, leading to a series of comedic and action-packed misadventures as they navigate the dangerous world of drug trafficking.

“Gun Shy” is known for its blend of action and comedy, with Liam Neeson’s deadpan humor adding to the film’s charm. The movie offers a lighthearted and entertaining take on the action genre, as Charlie tries to overcome his fears and insecurities while on his mission.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the comedic elements and Neeson’s performance but criticism for the formulaic plot.

“Gun Shy” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a fun and light-hearted crime comedy that combines action with humor. It remains an enjoyable and entertaining film, with a charismatic performance from Liam Neeson and comedic chemistry between the lead actors.

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  • Year Released: 2000
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $3.2 million
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  • Liam Neeson: Charles Mayeaux
  • Oliver Platt: Fulvio Nesstra
  • Sandra Bullock: Judy Tipp
  • José Zúñiga: Fidel Vaillar
  • Michael DeLorenzo: Estuvio Clavo
  • Andrew Lauer: Jason Cane
  • Mary McCormack: Gloria Minetti Nesstra


  • Director: Eric Blakeney
  • Producer: Sandra Bullock
  • Writer: Eric Blakeney

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