Eureka (1986) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Joe Pesci, Mickey Rourke, Ed Lauter

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EUREKA is a movie directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1986.

In 1925, Gene Hackman has become immensely wealthy by finding gold in the Alaskan mountains. Now, 20 years later, he must face two problems his money can't solve.
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First of all, the Miami mob wants him to sell his island in the Caribbean in order to build a casino. By refusing to make a deal, a despising Hackman will hurt the feelings of the mean Joe Pesci.

Hackman is more preoccupied by his daughter Theresa Russell who's secretly married the French Rutger Hauer. Hackman can't leave Theresa, his only child, and will have numerous violent discussions with Hauer who's not impressed at all by Hackman's money.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Eureka (1986)

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Mafia conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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