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Beyond The Limit Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Gere, Michael Caine, Elpidia Carrillo, Joaquim de Almeida

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Eduardo Plaar, a young doctor of English heritage, moves from Buenos Aires to a small port town near the border with Paraguay. He engages in an affair with the wife of Britain's inappropriately titled Honorary Consul, Charles Fortnum, an restless alcoholic, and she falls pregnant with his child.
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Shortly afterwards, a group of Plaar's childhood friends appear to inform him that his father, presumed dead, is still alive in a Paraguayan jail. He someone becomes embroiled in their plan to kidnap the United States Ambassador and use him as bait to demand the release of all political prisoners being held in Paraguay.

Their plan falls apart when they accidentally kidnap Fortnum instead of the US Ambassador. Despite the best efforts of Plaar, the situation devolves into chaos and as the movie reaches its conclusion, the kidnappers, Fortnum and Plaar find themselves surrounded by armed police.
Best part of story, including ending: The movie does get a little bogged down in the feelings of the characters. The book upon which it is based is very character driven, but the tensions that drive them did not come across as well on screen.

Best scene in story: The first time we meet Charles Fortnum. He is portrayed superbly by Michael Caine, who steals the scene with a virtuoso performance of the drunken, self-important bureaucrat.

Opinion about the main character: Plaar is played a little too slickly by Richard Gere, who fails to provide him with the emotional depth necessary for us to sympathise with his plight

The review of this Movie prepared by Nick Dorrington a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Beyond The Limit

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   terrorist kidnappers Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   adultery The terrorist enemy is...    -   hispanic/herspanic dictator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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