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Phoenix Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Anjelica Huston, Jeremy Piven

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It seems Ray Liotta always plays a bad guy and this movie is no different. He is a cop named Harry, a Phoenix cop. But he isn't exactly an honest cop and he doesn't necessarily play by the rules. Anthony LaPaglia plays a fellow cop and friend. He is also an enforcer for a local loan shark, getting tax free money on the side. He works for Louie, who seems to have most of the business in town. Meanwhile Harry has gotten deeper and deeper into debt by gambling. Gambling on the horses has got him $32,000 in debt to another local loan shark. "Chicago" agrees to forget about the $32,000 if Harry will kill a "narc" currently being held in jail who would testify against him. Instead Harry takes his three friends, including Anthony LaPaglia, to help him with a better scheme: to steal from one loan shark to pay off the other.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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