Alpha Dog Movie Review Summary

Actors: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake

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Johnny, is the temperamental leader of a drug dealing gang in California. When one of his dealers Jake owes him money, he orders his boys Frankie and TKO to kidnap Jake's younger half-brother Zach. Zach, who idolizes his older brother, welcomes the ordeal as a chance to be "in" with his brother's gang. Frankie keeps him in his house, and they become friends. Soon, Zach gets to party with the "wild" kids, and even has a threesome with pretty girls, in short, he is having a great time. Meanwhile, Johnny, wanting no lose ends, orders Elvis, another guy who owes him money, to kill Zach. Frankie doesn't want Zach killed, but is under pressure from Johnny. When it's finally decided, an oblivious Zach is brought by the gangmembers to a dug up grave and is hit by a shovel and shot by Elvis. The crime hits the headlines, with Zach's body being found after three days. Everybody except Johnny is caught and sentenced. Johnny is on the run, aided by his dad's mafia ties.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a gritty look at how teens nonchalantly enter lives of crime and how they succumb to peer pressure.

Best scene in story: When Zach blindly believes that this kind of life is what's perfect for him.

Opinion about the main character: Johnny is power-hungry and over-zealous, to a fault.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   drug dealers dealing drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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