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Actors: Hugh Jackman,John Travolta,Halle Berry,Don Cheadle

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A computer hacker is let out of prision and meets a mysterious woman, who wants him to meet her employer. He goes to meet this guy and finds out that he is this madman who wants him to steal over $9 million. He finds out that this madman is also a terrorist. He now must stop this group and protect his daughter, but he doesn't know who to trust.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




Rarely has a movie started out so strong in the first 10 minutes (the powerful Travolta character talking calmly with a couple of associates about Hollywood films and Pacino in "Dog Day Afternoon," followed by an EXPLOSION of action and violence), only to settle into a fairly conventional thriller plot. Gabriel Shear (a terrifically smooth and menacing Travolta) heads an ultra-secret counter-terrorist outfit called Black Cell and is trying to get his mitts on a $9 billion secret government account to fund his activities. He hires convicted super-hacker Stanley Jobson (decently played by Jackman) to help him get it. Jobson is willing to risk not keeping his nose clean in order to regain custody of his young daughter. There's been much ballyhoo about Halle Berry baring her breasts in this film, but unless a "skycrane" helicopter towing a city bus over LA is something you've always wanted to see, neither that flash nor the film as a whole is all that memorable. It's a decent rush that you'll have forgotten in a week.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




Standard Hollywood summer action flick starring John Travolta as a madman trying to steal more than $9 billion from a secret government bank account. Some may be offended by this movie but others may have a good time if not taken too seriously.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brian Oliver



Script Analysis of Swordfish

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   state secrets    -   money/gems/treasure Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   politicians    -   thief/con-artist If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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