Hard Eight Movie Review Summary

Actors: Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson

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Sydney (played by Philip Baker Hall) commits a random act of benevolence when helping a man named John (John C. Reilly) who's broke, or at least that is what it seems. As the story progress it becomes clear that something has happened in the past for which Sidney's trying to seek redemption.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Gustavsson

An independent film set in Reno. Sydney is a professional gambler who taught John whose broke to become one too. Clementine is a cocktail waitress whose life crossed path with them.
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Script Analysis of Hard Eight

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   gambler

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   gambler Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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