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Gorky Park Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacula, Brian Dennehy

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Veteran Moscow police officer Arkady Renko (Hurt) is investigating the deaths of several individuals found in Moscow's Gorky Park. The three corpses are without faces or fingerprints, making identification an almost impossible task. One of the victims was wearing a pair of ice skates on her feet, belonging to an actress named Irina Asanova (Pacula). Renko meets and interrogates her, eventually falling in love with Asanova as he delves deeper into the mysterious killings. He is also interested in learning more about the background of John Osbourne (Marvin), an American businessman with tremendous clout. Renko's life is a bleak and thankless one as his wife treats him like a failure, the KGB threatens him with political retribution, and he feels as if someone has him under surveillance. With the help of a forensic re-constructer, he is able to put a human face on the skeletal remains, piecing together the events of the triple homicide, and is led to the killer and an illegal sable-breeding farm.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher








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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?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murders of set profession?    -   students Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural BIG focus on forensic evidence analysis?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   scientific labs    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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