Ironically, while the plot centers on the perils of substituting live ammunition for blanks, the movie itself demonstrates the danger of doing the opposite: substituting blanks for the real thing: there's absolutely nothing in the way of supsense, surprise or drama here...the court scenes in particular were listless - Perry at one point doesn't even rise from his chair to question a witness - with the inevitable (and usually frantic) confession actually whispered !! UGH. Notcom 052322