Scorpio Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt

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SCORPIO is a movie directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish) in 1973.

Gerald Cross is an aging C.I.A. agent who wants to retire. His boss McLeod is not so happy with this idea and asks Jean Laurier, alias Scorpio, to eliminate Cross. In order to persuade Scorpio, a friend of Cross, McLeod assures him that Cross is a double agent. Cross leaves the U.S.A. and disappears in the city of Vienna, Austria where he asks his old K.G.B. friend named Zharkov for help. Meanwhile, Scorpio, who's understood that Cross isn't in the U.S. anymore, is coming everyday nearer. But when Cross's wife is accidentally killed by the C.I.A. during the burglary of her home, a vengeful Cross comes back to Washington.
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 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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