Basic Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Timothy Daly, Taye Diggs

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BASIC is a military thriller directed by John McTiernan in 2003.

John Travolta is a DEA agent asked by his friend, colonel Styles, to discover what has really happened during a training exercise along the Panama canal. Only two cadets have survived the exercise organized by the hard-edged sergeant West. Travolta and Captain Connie Nielsen will question them during six hours about the tragic event but their versions are contradictory. One of them tells Travolta that West had discovered that some of the cadets were drug dealers, provoking a situation that degenerated into a blood bath.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   corrupt military    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central Jungles?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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