Joe Kidd Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, James Wainwright

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Based on an Elmore Leonard screenplay, JOE KIDD is a movie directed by John Sturges in 1972.
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In a small town of the south western border, a group of Mexican born peasants, led by Luis Chama, try to obtain from the local court the acknowledgement of their rights over their land. But soon, disillusioned, they choose to become outlaws and to fight for their rights.

Frank Harlan, who's just bought 600,000 acres of the land nearby, arrives in town with his hitmen and hires Joe Kidd in order to find Luis Chama and kill him. After a few days of man hunting, Joe Kidd understands what kind of man is Harlan and chooses to help Chama to surrender to the legal authorities.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   fighting bad business/family

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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