Seven Days In May Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

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After a treaty between the United States and Russia promises complete nuclear disarmament, the President (Fredric March) is unpopular and argues with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ,General James Mattoon Scott (Burt Lancaster).
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After Scott's aide, Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Cassey (Kirk Douglas) finds messages betting on a horse race and a friend tells him of a secret base in Utah that nobody knows exists, Cassey comes to a shocking conclusion: Scott is planning the military overthrow of the United States govenment during a military exercise simulating the start of nuclear war.

Cassey take this evidence to the President and his aides. As the evidence piles up and the truth becomes clear, it becomes a race against time to stop Scott's plan before the exercise.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   govt officials abusing power Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Southwest Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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