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Everybody Wins Movie Review Summary

Actors: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton

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Based on a play by Arthur Miller, Everybody Wins stars Nick Nolte as private investigator Tom O'Toole. Tom gets hired by Angela Crispini (Debra Winger). By all appearances Angela seems like a good samaritan. Tom picks up Angela at her home and they visit the prison where Felix (Frank Military) is being held for killing his uncle. After the visit O'Toole feels like there might be something to the case and Angela reassures him that she knows who really did it and why they covered it up. So enthralled with his presence Angels throws herself at O'Toole and they have sex. But O'Toole isn't fully convinced yet and doesn't take the case just yet. Through some standard interviews of Felix's date for that evening O'Toole finally becomes convicned and goes to D.A. Charles Haggerty and tells him he is taking the case. But O'Toole isn't able to get a new trial on appeal. At this point he finds out that Angela is a prostitute and has psychological problems. After going on a wild goose chase of an invesigation he finally gets photos of Angela with D.A. Haggerty. This sends O'Toole running to Judge Harry Murdoch (Jack Warden) in hopes he can set Felix free.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Kind of mystery?    -   hard boiled/private eye

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   not very bright people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   sex under blankets Unusual forms of death    -   run over Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   play

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