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Hopscotch Movie Review Summary

Actors: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom

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HOPSCOTCH is a movie directed by Ronald Neame in 1980.

Walter Matthau is an excellent C.I.A. field agent but, after his last mission in Europe, his boss Ned Beatty blames him for not having arrested a K.G.B. agent. Matthau doesn't accept this unfair treatment, resigns from the C.I.A. and comes back to Glenda Jackson's home in Salzburg, Austria. All of a sudden, he decides to write his memoirs and sends the first chapter to Ned Beatty and to all the leading world spy agencies. Beatty is panicking and sends his men in order to arrest Matthau who's always a step ahead of his pursuers. A cat and mouse chase will follow as Matthau writes new chapters of his book. Recommended.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland    -   Germany    -   England/UK Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Atlantic Ocean Island Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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