The Domino Principle Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney, Edward Albert, Eli Wallach

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THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer in 1977.
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Roy Tucker (Hackman), an ex-marine and murderer, is doing his term in a San Francisco prison. One day, in the director's office, Tucker meets Tagge (Widmark) who tells him he works for an organization that wants to get him out of prison. In compensation, Tucker will have to do something for this organization. Tucker's escape is a success but his buddy Spiventa, who got out with him, is coldly murdered by members of the organization.

During the next weeks, Tucker is allowed to spend some time with his wife Ellie (Bergen) in Costa Rica but is soon brought back to L.A. He understands that he will have to kill an important politician for the organization. He then refuses the job but he's forced to do it when Ellie is threatened.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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