In the Line of Fire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole

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While plotting to assassinate the President, a man becomes obsessed with an aging secret service agent. The agent and the assassin begin playing mind games. After the agent's partner is killed by the assassin the agent is taken off the case. The assassination is going to take place at a convention. Luckily, the agent figures it out in time. He shows up just in time to take the bullet and save the President. Using the agent as a human shield, the assassin tries to escape. After a struggle, the agent throws the assassin out of the elevator to his death.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

Based on an original screenplay by Jeff Maguire, IN THE LINE OF FIRE is a movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen in 1993. The picture earned three nominations for the Academy Awards.

Clint Eastwood was one of the members of the White House secret service present when JFK was murdered. Thirty years later, he's still employed by the government. Now he must find John Malkovich who has sworn to kill the actual President. After a cat and mouse chase during the last days of the reelection campaign, Clint and John will meet in Los Angeles for a final duel.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   preventing an assassination

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   Washington D.C.    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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