Patty Hearst Movie Review Summary

Actors: Natasha Richardson, Ving Rhames, Dana Delany

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The movie is about a young girl Patty hearst, granddaughter of Citizen Kane, who was kidnapped and held for ransom. She was taken by a terrorist group called the SLA. She then tells the accounts of what she experienced. She was kept in a closet for six weeks and tortured. After some time she joined the group and committed illegal acts. She robbed a bank and injured civilains. When the police found their hideout they blow it up but Patty wasn't in there.   Late was arrested and found guitly.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Kim schroeder

This movie is based on the Heiress Patty Hearst. It is strictly the story of her kidnapping from her point of view. She was the daughter of newspaper magnate William Hearst. She was kidnapped and held for ransom by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a radical protest group. The movie shows her kidnapping the subsequent psychological torture she was subject to. This consistent largely of behing locked in a closet for 57 days without being allowed to see her captors or where she was and given very little food. She is ultimately given the choice of leaving or joining them. She choses to join them. The group begins committing crimes to get money to live on and to finance their "revolution". It is initially believed that Patty Hearst was forced to participate, but it was later discovered that she voluntarily joined them.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from kidnapper(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   orgies Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A lot of foul language If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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