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Actors: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Gérard Klein, Yves Rénier, Alexandra Stewart, Marc Dudicourt, John Mahoney

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A man and his wife are in Paris for a meeting when is wife is kidnapped from their hotel. He must now search for is wife in a foreign country where some people don't want to help him.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




FRANTIC is a movie co-written and directed by Roman Polanski in 1988.

Harrison Ford and his wife are just arriving in Paris, France for a medical conference. While checking in at their hotel, they remark that, in their hurry, they have taken the wrong suitcase from the airport luggage terminal. While Harrison Ford is taking a shower, his wife leaves the room and disappears. Neither the french police nor the american embassy seems eager to help him in his efforts to find her. He opens the suitcase in his possession and finds in it the address of a local night club and a name written on a matchbox. He finally gets the opportunity to meet Dédé Martin -the name on the matchbox- but only to find him murdered in his apartment. Helped by Emmanuelle Seigner, the real owner of the suitcase, Harrison Ford finally understands that his wife has been kidnapped by an arab organization willing to retrieve the suitcase that contains a stolen essential technical element for missiles guidance. Soon, the israelian intelligence services make also their appearance.

An homage to Hitchcock movies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   terrorist kidnappers Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   special war tech.

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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