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Target Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Josef Sommer

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TARGET is a film directed by Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde) in 1985.

Fifteen years ago, Walter Lloyd was a spy working for the C.I.A. in Europe. Now he and his family have got new identities and live a quiet life in Dallas, Texas. Walter's wife is kidnapped while on holiday in Paris. Walter and his son Chris take the plane to France and are soon the target of unknown killers.
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As the French C.I.A. is unable to tell him who's responsible for his wife's kidnapping, Walter contacts his former boss who thinks that the person behind all that may be a former German spy -Schroeder- whose entire family was killed during a C.I.A. operation lead by Walter Lloyd when he was still active. Walter goes to East Berlin in order to meet Schroeder but still wonders why he's the target of killers who don't seem to work for the German spy.
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Script Analysis of Target

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   terrorist kidnappers The terrorist enemy is...    -   spies

Main Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   France Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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