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Empire Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Delilah Cotto, Denise Richards

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Empire is a gangster movie set in New York City, which is very similar to Scarface, from the plotline all the to the final scene. It stars John Leguizamo as the drug dealer Victor Cruz who sells his a unique brand of heroin in the South Bronx. Like Tony Montana in Scarface, Cruz wants to be legit, so when he accompanies his girlfriend Carmen (Delilah Cotto) to a white collar party, he meets an investor Jack, who's life he envies and decides to do business with him.
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Although Jack offers Victor an opportunity to invest with him which will supposedly produce a lucrative return, he is a little short of the amount to buy in. He gets the money he needs from his drug supplier La Colombiana, who has a high interest rate regarding the amount she wants to be paid in return. Everything turns sour for Victor when it is revealed that Jack is a crook. This puts Vic in a difficult position wants revenge as well as his money which is imperatives dealing with repercussions from La Colombiana could prove to be fatal.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked and disliked it. I disliked the fact it was the story of drug dealer trying to go straight. But like that it was done in an urban (NYC- Bronx) setting.

Best scene in story: When they (Vic and Carmen) are in the car driving to the party and the scene depicts the differences between the Bronx and Manhattan.

Opinion about the main character: I liked the fact that his main concern always seemed to be Carmen. When she was sick, pregnant etc., he was always by her side.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Empire

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% 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    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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