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Homicide (1991) Movie Review Summary

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Bobby Gold is sensitive about being a Jewish cop on a mostly gentile police force. He gets involved in a criminal investigation that strikes close to home: an elderly Jewish woman is shot to death behind the counter in her store. When the woman's rich and religious family members express the belief that it was a hate crime perpetrated by anti-Semites, Bobby becomes committed to the case. If the family's theory were true, unraveling the circumstance of the woman's death would not only solve the murder but also help Bobby come to terms with his personal identity.   
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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