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Takers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba

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Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez star as two detectives Jack Welles and Edie Hatcher who investigate a heist pulled of by a collective of highly organized criminals led by Gordon Cozier (Idris Elba) and John (Paul Walker). Another crew member Ghost (T.I.) remerges after being caught in a previous caper five years earlier, and the crew set out on a new heist. They plan to rob two trucks knowing the first contains the money and the second is for security. Things go sour when John shoots Ghost as he believes that Ghost may be setting them up.
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The bomb they had placed underground goes but launches one of trucks too far and then a gunfight ensues. John then crashes one of the trucks and that enables the rest of the robbers to flee the scene. Welles and Hatcher follow them through the sewer system and Hatcher is shot in the pursuit. It is then revealed that Ghost cut a deal with Russians to kill the crew for half the take. Except that it is John who returns to foil Ghost's plan and it's a fight between the two for the money.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked how precise they were with robbery plans and the twist with Ghost.

Best scene in story: When John shows up at the end when Ghost is involved in the shootout.

Opinion about the main character: I liked his intelligence. He was the only smart enough not to trust Ghost from the beginning.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Takers

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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:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   Armed robbery!

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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